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Source: ABC Science
Stephen Pincock : ABC
The experimental conditions mimic what many people experience on a regular basis (Source: BrianAJackson/iStockphoto)
Sleep deprivation affects hundreds of genes involved with inflammation, immunity and cells’ response to stress, British researchers have found.
The findings might help explain why some people who do not get enough sleep have an increased risk for obesity, heart disease and cognitive impairment.
Sleep expert Derk-Jan Dijk and colleagues from the University of Surrey took whole-blood RNA samples from 26 participants after they had spent a week sleeping 8.5 hours a night, and the same participants after a week of sleeping for just 5.7 hours.
The expression of genes in blood offers a view into what is happening in other organs of the body, including the brain and liver, which are more difficult to test repeatedly, the authors note.
After each week, ten blood samples were taken from each participant at three-hourly intervals, during a period of total sleep deprivation that helped the researchers control the effects of light, activity and food on gene expression.
The experimental conditions mimic what many people experience on a regular basis, the researchers note in their article.
“According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, 30 per cent of civilian adults in the United States report an average sleep duration of six hours or less.”
Comparing the two sets of samples, the researchers found that 444 genes were down-regulated after the sleepless week, and 267 were up-regulated.
Their study appears in the latest issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Genes related to circadian rhythms, metabolism, inflammation, immune response and stress were all affected by the experiment.
“The identified biological processes may be involved with the negative effects of sleep loss on health,” the researchers say.
Window to biological mechanisms
The results “contribute to the developing evidence that poor or insufficient sleep is a health risk,” comments Australian sleep researcher John Trinder from the University of Melbourne.
The new findings also open a window into the mechanisms that underpin the harmful effects of sleep deprivation, notes sleep researcher Andrew Vakulin from the Woolcock Institute of Medical Research in Sydney.
“It’s a snapshot of what’s going on,” he says. “It’s summarising what’s getting turned off and on and gives us the ability to look at things much more closely now.”
The new study also offers scientists avenues for studying why different individuals are more susceptible to the consequences of sleep deprivation, says Vakulin.
Disclaimer: This is information for your education and not advice to purchase anything. I am not an investment adviser so do your own due diligence on whether or not you choose to purchase IQD from ANY source. I (Glenn Bolton) do not recommend ANY financial instrument or make any financial or other gain from you purchasing IQD from any source.
Three BH group founders have been indicted for Fraudulent activities.
A federal grand jury returned an 83-count indictment charging three men from the Toledo area and a Florida man for their roles in the operation of a $24 million fraud scheme involving the sale of Iraqi dinar currency and two non-existent hedge funds, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio, and Darryl Williams, Special Agent in Charge, IRS-Criminal Investigation, Cincinnati field office.
Those charged are: Bradford L. Huebner, 65, of Ottawa Hills, Ohio; Rudolph M. Coenen, age 47, of Jacksonville, Florida; Charles N. Emmenecker, 65, of Sylvania, Ohio, and Michael L. Teadt, 66, of Maumee, Ohio.
My Take On This
I have mentioned the BH Group (relating to the Iraqi Dinar – IQD) here on my blog a few times in the past. It seems that they were not what they said they were and now the feds have caught up with them.
Aside from telling the story of the revaluation of the Iraqi Dinar, it appears they have also been running some financial hedge fund scams.
Sounds like they made up and exaggerated a few things…
I stopped listening to all the IQD stuff more than a year ago as there are now an overwhelming number of scammers and hellraisers spreading tons of rumors.
As I have always said…
Don’t believe everything you hear (or read on the internet).
Don’t get caught up in hype. It might all sound great but do your homework before you commit to anything that could have lasting implications.
Most people have an agenda of some kind (especially the religious zealots).
Look after yourself, your friends and your family.
Live, Learn, Love, Laugh & Leave a Legacy. Have an “L” of a good time.
Original Article from Lou Abbot of MLM The Whole Truth
The news behind the August 17th SEC closure of Zeek Rewards was the worst news for our industry that I have seen in my now 15 year career as a Network Marketing professional.
Let’s at least all learn some lessons from the events. I invite you to consider two new posts at the site:
Are network marketers really this dumb?
This is my rant – sure to offend some, so I apologize in advance – but this has been part of my mission for years now.
Ramblings Of A Tired Lawyer, or Where Have All The Products Gone?
An important legal lament from a prominent attorney specializing in our industry.
As always, I encourage you to post your helpful, respectful and thoughtful comments – even if they disagree with me – at the end of the posts.
The road to an improved profession is paved by first increasing knowledge of what’s good and what not in our industry.
Tried and True Sayings
Just because someone says it is legal does not make it legal.
Look before you leap.
Don’t get greedy.
A REAL Business
Review The Seven Pillars of Business to make sure the opportunity you are looking at is a real business with real products or services (and not something made up to make money) so it can really create passive income.
by louabbott on August 30, 2012
Final thoughts and important lessons on the closing of ZeekRewards
From time to time a subscriber to this site will post a comment something like this, “Why all this talk about pyramids and Ponzi’s on your site? Everyone knows the difference!”
Ponzi schemes are illegal… Well, obviously NOT!
And it contributes significantly to the single largest challenge that all network marketers face. I will explain the challenge in just a bit.
But first . . .
Look at this recent headline and article that ran all over the financial news and blogs:
“How can 1 million people be this dumb?”
…Continue Reading on MLM The Whole Truth
by louabbott on August 29, 2012
In this article, MLM attorney Gerry Nehra explains one of the first and most important aspects to a network marketing or MLM program for it to pass legal scrutiny and laments the seeming decreasing percentage of the good plans.
Please take the time to understand it and follow his advice.
by Gerald P. Nehra, Attorney-at-Law
I am tired of the wrong idea for starting a company – and I do not mean “To make money.” That will always be at the core of a new company launch. But how will the company make money? By selling something. Great. That is also proper planning. Something people want and are willing to pay for. We are still on the right track. But now the train is about to get derailed.
What do people want the most? A way to make lots of money with little effort. So we will sell them a way to do that! WRONG – TILT – STOP! Start over. Income opportunities CANNOT be sold. A company that is in business to provide income opportunities CANNOT survive. Distributors who believe their mission is to provide income opportunities to everyone they come in contact with, and who will sign the always ready application, CANNOT, long term, survive. Products or services that no one will buy, unless an income opportunity is attached, DO NOT a company make. Let me explain.
…Continue Reading on MLM The Whole Truth
Late July 2012…
I was called by a ‘really good friend’ who wanted me to join ZeekRewards.com (Zeek) as a way to make ‘easy money’ and that they had calculated a compound formula that would double my money every so many days…
I said it sounded like a “Ponzi Scheme” (where they incoming money pays for the ‘commissions’)
I was told that it was legal and OK and not to focus on the Penny Auction (the product that ZeekRewards was advertising)
As part of my normal review of ANY new opportunity I did some simple initial research (MLM Watchdog) and found a wealth of information that said steer clear!
I told my friend (emailed them immediately) but they sought to continue with Zeek based upon their built-in greed meter. (They were desperate to earn fast money)
01 Aug 2012
This went onto the ZeekRewards.com Website
”This is to Inform you all that since we have to stop the Business for few Legal Issues in NC, We have paid the Fines and Penalties and We are shutting down Business for a few days and shifting our Main Office to Europe, since the Law is different there so we can resume our business from there, just keep Patience We’ll come back in the Business, Meanwhile we are launching another company (to keep your Passive Income) under Rex Venture Inc. You’ll be updated About it later Keep sharing the Blog we need your Help keep your Down lines Calm.”
17 Aug 2012
Washington, D.C., Aug. 17, 2012 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an emergency asset freeze to halt a $600 million Ponzi scheme on the verge of collapse. The emergency action assures that victims can recoup more of their money and potentially avoid devastating losses.
The SEC alleges that online marketer Paul Burks of Lexington, N.C. and his company Rex Venture Group have raised money from more than one million Internet customers nationwide and overseas through the website ZeekRewards.com, which they began in January 2011.
Read the rest of the SEC Release
My Take On It All…
Before you join ANY so-called business opportunity, direct marketing, affiliate program or MLM…
- Do your due diligence!
- If it seems too good to be true then it probably is.
- If there is no real product that would otherwise sell at retail the run away!
- Review websites like ScamWatch (AU) Snopes and USA.gov and MLM Watchdog
- Pass it through my Seven Pillars of Business filter. If any pillar fails then leave it be and warn others.
Real Business Takes Real Effort
If you wan to start a REAL business then take a look at my Seven Pillars of Business and the Seven Pillars of Wellness and decide on real business parameters (not a scam).
Contact me if you want to learn about a real business opportunity and to get started right away.
Posted by: Glenn Bolton in Communications, Computers, Internet, tags: CERN, Computers, digital, html, Internet, Tim Berners-Lee, Website, www
It was more than two decades ago that the first web page launched, and if you’re curious what the web looked like back in 1991, CERN has preserved that original site for your perusing pleasure. Created by Tim Berners-Lee on a NeXT computer, the site was a place to find information about the new and exciting World Wide Web — “a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents,” as it was described.
The preserved version has been around for some time, but isn’t an exact replica, however. CERN says that it’s a copy from 1992, and that “changes were made daily to the information available on the page as the WWW project developed.” Sadly no screenshots exist of the original page. Still, while it’s lacking in modern features like, say, images, it’s a nice reminder of how much the web has grown in a relatively short time, and a great example of preservation in the digital age.
Source: The Verge
July 2012: Dean Nunneley talks with Glenn Bolton about the Ariix business opportunity. Ariix meets ALL of his Seven Pillars of Business and Seven Pillars of Wellness Join our Podcast Feed
In the 1990s, the term “digital divide” emerged to describe technology’s haves and have-nots. It inspired many efforts to get the latest computing tools into the hands of all Americans, particularly low-income families.
Those efforts have indeed shrunk the divide. But they have created an unintended side effect, one that is surprising and troubling to researchers and policy makers and that the government now wants to fix.
As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time than children from more well-off families using their television and gadgets to watch shows and videos, play games and connect on social networking sites, studies show.
This growing time-wasting gap, policy makers and researchers say, is more a reflection of the ability of parents to monitor and limit how children use technology than of access to it.
“I’m not antitechnology at home, but it’s not a savior,” said Laura Robell, the principal at Elmhurst Community Prep, a public middle school in East Oakland, Calif., who has long doubted the value of putting a computer in every home without proper oversight.
“So often we have parents come up to us and say, ‘I have no idea how to monitor Facebook,’ ” she said.
The new divide is such a cause of concern for the Federal Communications Commission that it is considering a proposal to spend $200 million to create a digital literacy corps. This group of hundreds, even thousands, of trainers would fan out to schools and libraries to teach productive uses of computers for parents, students and job seekers.
Continue reading on nytimes.com