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Sleep Helps Detoxify the Brain – Journal Science

December 21, 2013Animal research indicates that the brain uses sleep to remove metabolic waste products, including those linked to Alzheimer’s disease and dementia as reported in the journal Science. Sleep is vital and the data keeps coming in to back it up. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center used advanced imaging technology to examine the
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Sleep Therapy Seen as an Aid for Depression

December 21, 2013Curing insomnia for people with depression could double their chances of a full recovery according to new scientific research. From the NYTimes.com article, “The new report, from a team at Ryerson University in Toronto, found that 87 percent of patients who resolved their insomnia in four biweekly talk therapy sessions also saw their depression symptoms
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What Drives Winning – It’s About Character

December 12, 2013Brett Ledbetter talk at TEDx GatewayArch summarizes the findings of interviews with 15 top basketball coaches. Between these coaches they have 8,700 wins, 200 conference championships, and 21 national championships. Watch this 6 minutes and 25 seconds talk now. Results come from the process and the process comes from character. To achieve better results (outcome
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Win the Pitch: Tips from MasterCard’s “Priceless” Pitchman

November 15, 2013Understanding your customers motivation to buy is tricky. Kevin Allen does a great job making it easier to understand by looking at a commercial we all know – the MasterCard “Priceless” ad. He says winning pitches need three things: You need to understand that behind every decision lies a hidden agenda. Your need to do
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Effective Communication: Reminders

October 23, 2013You can help your teammates play better by saying what could be done to next. Timing matters – give reminders beforehand rather than complaining about it after the fact. In this video Coach Dena Evans of Point Guard College explains the power of reminders. Confidence and The 6:1 Ratio