From Shirley Koritnik:
I know only a small percentage of the population has a reaction to natural stevia, getting an “aftertaste,” and experiencing the aroma and taste as “odd” and “almost chemical.” Stevia is totally safe and doesn’t raise blood sugar, so it’s a wonderful sweetener, and a wonderful way that SHAKLEE has chosen to sweeten the 180 products. The aftertaste and aroma are why so many manufacturers are trying to make chemical alterations to stevia, selling stevia imitators.
On the evening of April 8, 1999, a long line of Town Cars and taxis pulled up to the Minneapolis headquarters of Pillsbury and discharged 11 men who controlled America’s largest food companies. Nestlé was in attendance, as were Kraft and Nabisco, General Mills and Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Mars. Rivals any other day, the C.E.O.’s and company presidents had come together for a rare, private meeting. On the agenda was one item: the emerging obesity epidemic and how to deal with it. While the atmosphere was cordial, the men assembled were hardly friends. Their stature was defined by their skill in fighting one another for what they called “stomach share” — the amount of digestive space that any one company’s brand can grab from the competition.
In case you missed it … the best Superbowl commercial of all time. Maybe the best commercial of all time. This is the real America. The one I miss. The one I worry about more every day. Maybe it’s my age, but you can have Go Daddy and all the other suggestive, tawdry, party focused ads — and half-time shows that show too much — and only serve to contribute to the decline of the American family. I’ll take cleaner, more wholesome, gentler, kinder, free-er, America that I grew up in.
God looked down and said I need a man who’ll walk his talk. A man who will get up early every morning with a mission to tell the world about the greatness and goodness of America. So God made Paul Harvey.
Entrepreneurial-minded people (and the ideas they generate) are extremely valuable to an organization. At our research firm, we recently conducted a multi-variable analysis of a group of serial entrepreneurs and identified five personal skills that clearly make them unique. “Personal skills” — often classified as “soft skills” — develop slowly over time, and we used them to help identify what job-related activities a person has developed. We primarily looked at people who started multiple businesses and experienced both success and failure. Read more
I came across an interesting article in NUTRA Ingredients-USA.com (November 27, 2012 edition) the other day.
You’ve probably seen the Sensa ads. You just shake these “magic” crystals on your food and the pounds melt away. And, by the way, it’s not salads they are shaking the crystals on. It’s pizza, hamburgers, French fries and the like. Read more
Can’t find the time to get to the gym or don’t want to go for a jog in the rain? You may finally have run out of excuses.
Scientists say that intense exercise for just two and a half minutes a day could help keep the pounds off.
A study shows that concentrated effort can burn as many as 200 extra calories, provided the spurts are broken up with longer periods of easy recovery.
No pain, no gain: During the study the men did 30 seconds of high intensity exercise, followed by four minutes of rest. Read more
By John Ostapkovich
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A survey of about 1,100 Americans finds that more than 4-in-10 respondents admit they don’t have more than $500 in readily accessible savings.
The survey is a kind of departure for CreditDonkey.com, a website that compares credit card deals. Not respondents all were poor. Some had big houses, big mortgages or 401(k)s, but still no more than five Benjamins to rub together right now.
Jill Michal, president and CEO of the United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey, reacts to the lack of liquid assets.
“It doesn’t shock me, but it does scare me. You know, we often say that the reason so many people fall off the edge in a tough economy is that they’re standing way too close to it, and I think this is a perfect demonstration of that.”
A survey released Monday shows that Americans aged 35 to 44 are now the most worried about financing their retirement, a stark turnaround from 2009, when people in that age group were among the least worried about money for retirement.
The survey, from Pew Social and Demographic Trends, appears to reflect the lasting impact of the long economic downturn: In general, people of all ages are more pessimistic about retirement than they were three years ago, the researchers found.
Roger Barnett is CEO of Shaklee, a nutrition and personal care products company founded in 1956 on the principle, “follow the laws of nature and you’ll never go wrong.” Shaklee was one of the first companies to remove water-polluting phosphates from its cleaning products and became the first carbon neutral certified company in the world in 2000. Barnett spoke to Momentum andTerry Waghorn of Forbes recently about Shaklee’s role as a sustainability innovator.