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2014-02-25 23:35:33

Heard & Smith, a national disability law firm that concentrates on the disabled and the injured, is encouraging policy makers, legislators, journalists, media professionals and all others who want an informed opinion on alleged SSD abuse in America to review the just-released findings of the myth-shattering Columbia Business School study entitled “Unemployment Insurance and Disability Insurance in the Great Recession.” San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 Heard & Smith, a...

2014-01-03 15:51:23

Global energy inequality lessens, but for how long? The 18th century writer Adam Smith provided a workable metaphor for the way society utilizes resources. In his book "The Wealth of Nations," he argued that even as individuals strive, through personal industry, to maximize their advantage in life, they inadvertently contribute---as if under the influence of a "hidden hand"---to an aggregate disposition of wealth. Well, if Smith were a physicist and alive in the 21st century he might be...

2013-12-18 13:51:00

While residents of wealthy nations tend to have greater life satisfaction, new research shows that those living in poorer nations report having greater meaning in life. These findings, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggest that meaning in life may be higher in poorer nations as a result of greater religiosity. As countries become richer, religion becomes less central to people's lives and they lose a sense of meaning in life....

2013-12-12 23:20:42

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: China – The Future of HNWIs to 2015: Opportunities for Wealth Managers and Private Banks. London (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 Synopsis This report is the result of Wealth Insight’s extensive research covering the HNWI population and Wealth Management industry in China. It provides market size and forecasts of the HNWI population. By leveraging the Wealth Insight HNWI Database, it provides key demographic breakdowns such as city...

2013-11-06 20:22:49

For the first time ever, Habitat served more than 100,000 families in one year, plans to reach 1 millionth milestone home by the end of 2015 ATLANTA, Nov. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, supporters and Habitat for Humanity global leaders raised the walls on the 800,000th home the organization has built, rehabilitated or repaired around the world since its founding in 1976. The home is being built by Atlanta Habitat for Humanity. (Photo:...

2013-10-24 23:20:43

Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: United Kingdom – The Future of HNWIs to 2017: Capital of Wealth and Finance. London (PRWEB) October 24, 2013 Synopsis •This report is the result of WealthInsight’s extensive research covering the high net worth individual (HNWI) population and wealth management market in the UK. •The report focuses on HNWI performance between the end of 2007 (the peak before the global financial crisis) and the end of 2012. This enables...

2013-09-10 23:03:51

To assess the true role automation and productivity play in determining employment, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) has released the new report "Are Robots Taking Our Jobs, or Making Them?" Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 10, 2013 “The robots are responsible” is a common refrain of an increasingly vocal group of neo-Luddites which is being used to explain America’s persistent unemployment. According to this line of thinking, high productivity...

2013-09-10 14:21:56

By combining the experience of self-reported positive and negative emotions among 1,400 US-residents, researchers created four affective profiles which they then used to discern differences in happiness, depression, life satisfaction and happiness-increasing strategies. The differences between these profiles suggested that promoting positive emotions can positively influence a depressive-to-happy state (defined as increasing levels of happiness and decreasing levels of depression across the...

2013-08-19 08:21:15

BOSTON, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston-based TREDIS® Software Group, creator of transportation decision support software, is pleased to announce the offering of a free, multimodal benefit-cost analysis tool for transportation planning. This web tool will be provided as a public service to fill a gap as there currently is no benefit-cost analysis tool that can work across all modes of transportation. The idea of the Multimodal Benefit-Cost Analysis (MBCA) tool came from a...

2013-07-11 12:22:58

TORONTO, July 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The true costs of congestion in Canada's cities are higher than previously estimated, according to a report released today by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Cars, Congestion and Costs: A New Approach to Evaluating Government Infrastructure Investment," author Benjamin Dachis says there are social and economic costs to congestion that governments should take into account when investing in infrastructure, beyond the cost of time lost in traffic. "When...