Fitness

Deconstructing MOOCs’ High Attrition Rates

Alternative learning adepts have raised alarm about abysmal completion rates in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Recent studies conducted by several universities revealed that only 5 to 10 percent of the audience went through their entire courses, and engagement dropped drastically within the first two to six weeks. Is it time to pronounce the death of MOOC as a learning ...

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Evanger's Dog Food Recall Expanded

WebMD News from HealthDay March 7, 2017 — Evanger’s is expanding its recall of Hunk of Beef dog meals and also recalling its Braised Beef and Against the Grain: Pulled Beef dog foods. The 12 oz. cans of dog food might be contaminated with pentobarbital, which can result in drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back ...

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Training Top 125 Best Practice: 7 Minute Workiva Workout

The sales organization at Workiva, the creator of the Wdesk productivity platform, conducts a weekly virtual training classroom to build team members’ skills, competitive insight, domain knowledge, and application knowledge. Historically, trainings were conducted on Friday morning at 11 a.m. to accommodate all time zones where the company had salespeople. They were 30 minutes in length, recorded, and posted to ...

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Poor Diet Tied to Heart Disease, Diabetes Deaths

By Karen Pallarito HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Almost half of all deaths from heart disease, stroke and diabetes in the United States are associated with diets that skimp on specific foods and nutrients, such as vegetables, and exceed optimal levels of other individuals, like salt, a new study finds. Using offered studies and clinical trials, ...

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Is Executive Coaching Right for You?

Many executives and sponsoring companies spend thousands of dollars on executive coaching in an effort to “fix” a broken leader. You know, the boss who never communicates anything to her team and then lambastes them publicly for being incompetent when expectations are not met. Or the leader who spends the morning working on his fantasy football league, then takes all ...

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Obesity in Pregnancy Tied to Cerebral Palsy Risk

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Ladies who are overweight or obese in the course of pregnancy may possibly be increasing the chances that their baby could be born with cerebral palsy, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at information on a lot more than 1 million young children born to Swedish women who ...

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The Case for Humble Leadership

It’s effortless when you’ve reached the level of CEO, or high-level executive, to really feel you are a guru. You may well really feel that now, from your high perch, you can bestow your wisdom on the tiny people who perform beneath you—you will be so generous as to recognize the contributions of all those in smaller roles beneath you. ...

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10 Myths About Managing Your Boss

I ask people in the workplace every single day why they don’t take a stronger hand when it comes to managing their bosses. They almost always give me the same reasons. These 10 myths prevent employees at all levels from taking more responsibility for their relationships with managers. Myth #1: If you are a high-performer, then your boss shouldn’t tell ...

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More Sleep Time, Less Play Time in U.S. Bedrooms

Greatest drop in sexual activity seen for these married or living with each other, survey finds WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — “Not tonight” appears to be an increasingly familiar refrain in America’s bedrooms, according to a new study that found people are having less sex than they previously did. ...

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1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC

By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Arthritis is expanding its grip on Americans, with 24 million adults restricted in their everyday activities simply because of the debilitating joint disease, U.S. health officials say. Overall, 54 million adults — or one particular in four — report an arthritis diagnosis. And the quantity of individuals ...

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