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"Zara is now world's third richest man"

By admin - Published on Friday, 08 March 2013 20:02

"The "fast fashion" tycoon's estimated net worth of $57 billion is built on a formula of endless renewal, with dresses and blouses displayed in thousands of Zara stores worldwide for only a few days before they are taken off the rails and replaced with an even...."

Read more: http://ca.news.yahoo.com/recluse-behind-zara-now-worlds-third-richest-man-162717034--finance.html

"Alzheimer’s Seen on Scans Decades Before Dementia"

By admin - Published on Friday, 08 March 2013 11:10

"Abnormal deposits in the brain thought to trigger Alzheimer’s disease can be detected decades before the memory-robbing illness ensues, a finding that will help guide future treatments, researchers in Australia said.

Doctors at Melbourne’s Austin Hospital followed 200 seniors, including people with Alzheimer’s disease and mild cognitive impairment, for more than three years to chart any decline in cognition and brain size against the deposition of abnormal protein in their brains. They found it takes about 20 years for the deposits, known as amyloid beta, to lead to dementia."

Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-08/alzheimer-s-seen-on-scans-decades-before-dementia-study-shows.html

"Health: The white stuff"

By admin - Published on Thursday, 07 March 2013 22:23

"Trying to add a bit of sparkle to your pearly whites can be confusing and expensive. Will over-the-counter whitening strips or toothpastes really work? Or should you splurge and pay a dentist for professional teeth whitening services? First, make sure you have realistic expectations, says Dr. Laura Tam, professor of restorative dentistry at the University of Toronto. Whitening can cause sensitivity in the teeth and gums, and it doesn’t work on stained or dirty teeth."

Read more: http://www.moneysense.ca/2011/11/29/health-the-white-stuff/

"The Economy: Under New Ownership"

By admin - Published on Thursday, 07 March 2013 22:20

"Pushing my grocery cart down the aisle, I spot on the fruit counter a dozen plastic bags of bananas labeled “Organic, Equal Exchange.” My heart leaps a little. I’d been thrilled, months earlier, when I found my local grocer carrying bananas—a new product from Equal Exchange—because this employee-owned cooperativeme outside Boston is one of my favorite companies. Its main business remains the fair trade coffee and chocolate the company started with in 1986."

Read more: http://www.yesmagazine.org/issues/how-cooperatives-are-driving-the-new-economy/the-economy-under-new-ownership

"Inside The 2013 Billionaires List: Facts and Figures"

By admin - Published on Monday, 04 March 2013 22:25

"The ranks of the world’s billionaires, as monitored and tallied by our global wealth team, have yet again reached all-time highs. The 2013 Forbes Billionaires list now boasts 1,426 names, with an aggregate net worth of $5.4 trillion, up from $4.6 trillion. We found 210 new ten-figure fortunes. Once again the U.S. leads the list with 442 billionaires, followed by Asia-Pacific (386), Europe (366), the Americas (129) and the Middle East & Africa (103)."

Read more: http://www.forbes.com/sites/luisakroll/2013/03/04/inside-the-2013-billionaires-list-facts-and-figures/

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