A Low Salt Diet Could Cause Cardiovascular Disease

People suffering from high blood pressure are recommended to consume low sodium meals. In fact, most people are supposed to take a maximum of 2.3 grams of sodium a day, the amount present in a teaspoon of salt in a day.

New York Times however has recently reported that it is actually a low-sodium diet that would increase the chance of cardiovascular risk, referring to a review of studies conducted this year. The research was an observational review comprising 113,118 people who were investigated for a period of 4 years. Scientists recorded their blood pressure readings and approximated their level of sodium consumption by urinalysis.

Among 65,559 individuals who never contracted hypertension and consumed more than 7 grams of sodium every day, none of them increase their chances of contracting any cardiovascular disease. However, for those who consumed less than 3 grams of sodium every day, 26% of them increased their risk of death from cardiovascular events like for instance heart attack and stroke. This is in comparison to their counter parts who utilized more than 5 grams of sodium in a day.

Among those with blood pressure, those who consumed more than 7 grams every day increased the risk by 23% while those who consumed less than 3 gram increased their risk of cardiovascular death by 34%.

This prompted Dr. Andrew Mente, an epidemiologist at the University of McMaster, to saying that eating less salt does actually lower blood pressure. Moreover, it is not wise to consider blood pressure alone, but rather the actual clinical event. This is because less salt will expose you to critical cardiovascular diseases including stroke, heart attack and mortality in both the long run and the short run.

Chromebook Takeover

In a world of ever-expanding technology, Google looks to claim the power of the affordable laptop industry. Google’s Chromebooks starting in the $100-200 price range are extremely affordable. The Chromebooks offer capabilities that exceed the need of many everyday users. This is why Chromebooks are threatening many prominent laptop businesses including Apple.

Apple has made pushes on its very own Macbook Air which is supposed to be a more affordable and portable laptop alternative to the Macbook Pro. However, Apple still proves to be too expensive for the average consumer. That being said until recently the Chromebook did not have sufficient capabilities. Now, the everyday user who peruses the internet, writes a blog, or uses social media will be right at home with the Chromebook.

This all comes with a drawback, though. A couple large markets are left out when it comes to the Chromebook. The large markets being missed include programmers and gamers. The Chromebook does not have the capacity to run resource intensive games and programs. These very large markets are completely missed by the inexpensive laptops. That is fine with Google, though, as they will likely continue to target the everyday average user. Additionally, the computer is very attractive to students on tight budgets, because many students just need a computer for the internet and simple word processors. With cheap technology on the rise, Google is definitely on the correct side.

Video marketing is crucial — and so is the way you do it!


Video marketing is probably one of the most sought after practices of any sort of business. It doesn’t even have to be what people generally prefer to as a ‘business’ to qualify as a candidate for proper advertising — especially when building clients is where the money is truly at. See, most business owners don’t realize that there is so much money in being able to collectively organize and inform the people currently involved in what you are doing. TalkFusion makes keeping up with them incredibly easy, and they’ll even pay you to bring people in to the network. There are thousands and thousands of people involved with the movement, and the CEO and Founder Bob Reina has been steadily moving the company forward since its launch.

It seems like he understands there is a direct need for business owners that are not digitally savvy to be able to thrive online. Their business could be getting traffic from people just passing through the area, living locally, or even globally. Without someone helping them communicate to customers, or without the tools to continue providing content and information to their current subscribers, businesses simply cannot thrive. Competition is obviously a very real thing, and saturation will cause businesses that can’t compete to possibly run out of business.

It’s exactly why the idea of TalkFusion is so brilliant. Being able to not only get paid by growing in the network in the first place, but then push your business and organization to new heights at the exact same time. The hassle of having to deal with different video call programs, organizing a video message every time you want convey something, it just gets old! YOU shouldn’t have to do it, there should be a convenient way! And now there is, TalkFusion will be operating in the same direction because of just how well it works, and just how loyal Bob Reina is to the direct marketing way of sales. The advertising platform not only backs that same way of thinking, but also unveils an entire new level of direct connection with your userbase.

Laidlaw & Company Helps People Manage Their Wealth

Laidlaw & Company is here to help people to make sure that they are going to manage their wealth easily. Managing wealth is simple for Matthew Eitner who is going to take the calls at Laidlaw & Company, and it is going to be something that all the people who have wealth should consider. Basically, Laidlaw & Company has all the resources that people need, and the resources that are used will range from the capital markets to local businesses or the stock market.

Someone who is trying to make sure that they are investing their wealth the right way is going to need to work with Laidlaw & Company, and it is going to make it much easier for someone to find the things that they need. There are a lot of places to invest wealth that will be simpler for everyone, and there is a path that is going to help everyone feel better about their spending. The spending that people do is going to be much easier when they get a broker to help them, and they can call into Laidlaw & Company for help.

The brokers at Laidlaw & Company are going to offer the best results for all their clients, and the people that are going to invest should make sure that they are going to get reports that show them how much money they are making on their investments. There are some people who are trying to make the most money possible as fast as possible, and there are other people who are going to want to do something long term. The brokers at Laidlaw & Company are going to help them make sure that they are giving the best advice possible, and they are going to make every account produce the profits that their clients need.

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Spotify Makes It Easier for Families to Enjoy Streaming Music

The streaming music market has become competitive in recent years with a number of companies entering the field. The competition is helping to lead Spotify, one of the most popular options, to change its pricing and make it more inexpensive for families to subscribe to the company’s premium service.

Spotify has announced that, effective immediately, it is lowering the cost of its family plan. Previously $30 a month for up to five accounts, the new pricing puts the monthly cost at $14.99 for up to six people. The new plan matches the pricing first offered by Apple Music last year and subsequently matched by Google’s Play Music offering. The new plan, to which current family-plan subscribers will automatically be upgraded, is rolling out around the world except in Canada.

Although there will be one bill for all users on the account, each person gets his or her own premium account, allowing for the continued enjoyment of personalized playlists and recommendations. Premium accounts offer full ad-free access to Spotify’s music and video library as well as the ability to download songs to listen to music without a data connection.

Senior Citizens Increasingly Use the Internet

When it comes to those aged 75 and above, nearly two-thirds have never used the Internet according to BBC report. However, since 2011, the number of users in this age group has doubled, which is an encouraging trend. In the future, we expect this to grow as younger people, who were previously exposed to the Internet, will be growing older.

When it comes to disabled people, 25% still didn’t use the Internet. There’s room for improvement since access to online resources can assist profoundly those with disabilities. The report also points out that the old age isn’t the only reason preventing people from going online. The other reason is high cost. At some places, Internet connection can be pricey, plus there’s a requirement to have a digital device.

On the other hand, “Digital access has the power to make life cost less. Many people go online to compare the best consumer deals and offers,” said Mark Atkinson, a chief executive at Scope, a charity for disabled.

Recap Bustle.com article about Wen by Chaz

Popular fashion writer Emily McClure recently reviewed the Cleansing Cleansing Conditioner product from Wen By Chaz for beauty site Bustle. She tried the sephora marketed product for seven straight days and seemed to like it overall. She states that it made her hair feel very soft and shiny. She also states that it gave her hair more volume and on the second to last day received compliments about how good her hair looked. Although she may not use it every day, she referred to it as a definite go-to hair care product. Follow WEN Hair Care on twitter.com

WEN By Chaz is unique in the fact that it combines five products into one. It completely replaces separate shampoo, conditioner, deep conditioner, detangler and leave-in conditioner. They offer different formulas for different hair types and all of their products are sulfate-free and are not tested on animals.

Wen By Chaz products are developed by world-famous stylist Chaz Dean. He is renowned in Los Angeles for his work on a veritable who’s who list of Hollywood celebrities. In addition to the Cleansing Cleansing Conditioner, he also offers a Nourishing Mousse, Hair Treatment and Anti-Frizz Styling Creme. All of his products are available on Guthy Renker, come with a money back guarantee and are produced with strictly all-natural ingredients.

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Madison Street Capital’s Co-Founder is Recognised in a 40 under 40 M&A Award.

Madison Street Capital is a highly experienced international investment banking company that is very connected hence making it one of the leading firms in the sector. It is recognized for the outstanding services and information that it offers to corporations on mergers, acquisitions, and finances. The company’s employees are highly skilled and provide clients with advice on the formation of appropriate capitalization and financing agreements that solve the specific situation that the customer is facing. Close analysis is made, and the clients get comprehensive recommendations for different circumstances.

The company’s main offices are in Chicago, Illinois, and it manages branches in North America Asia and Africa. Services that are offered to the clients include M&A advisory, hedge fund management, corporate advisory, business estimates and management of finance assets. Madison Street Capital has served a broad variety of customers, and therefore, has been able to gain exceptional experience. The company has a distinguished background due to its outstanding results delivered to the clients in the investment banking sector.

Madison Street Capital’s Antony Marsala, who is the Chief Operating Officer, was recently announced as the winner of the M&A Advisor Annual Emerging Leaders Award’s seventh edition. He was chosen by a self-regulating team of judges, which was made up of respected business persons and his designation was based on his proficiency and achievements in the industry. Mr. Marshal expressed how delighted he was to be recognized in the competitive investment banking sector and thanked Madison Street Capital and other industry stakeholders during his appreciation speech. More information about the award can be found in a similar article on Benzinga’s website.

The Award was founded in 2010 to recognize top 40 under 40 business leaders. It recognizes and acknowledges the accomplishments of young professionals in the turnabouts and financing industry, who have made excellent levels of achievements in their career and significantly contributed to developing the community. The winners of the 2016 award will participate in an international network of young leaders since the program has spread to many parts of Europe.

Antony Marsala is a founding partner of Madison Street Capital. He is has gained a lot of experience in investment banking after being active in the field for more than fifteen years and has mainly specialized in the Buy-side and Sell side’s merger and acquisition advisory and leveraged financing. He is licensed by the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts as a Certified Valuation Analyst. NACVA designated him as an honoree during its 40 under 40 appreciation program and nominated to him participate in the 2016 Crain’s Leadership Academy Program.

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Synergistic Air Pollution: Agricultural and Combustion

Scientists are searching for ways to reduce air pollution that is harmful to humans. An area that you might not be familiar with is pollution from agricultural operations. reddit science recently linked to “Farms a Major Source of Air Pollution, Study Finds”.

The study notes that gases from fertilizers and animal wastes mixed in the air with combustion products produces small (less than 25 micrometers) solid particles. Particles of this size penetrate deep into the lungs and cause cardiac and pulmonary disease. Another 2015 study estimates that each year 3.3 million people (worldwide) are killed by this pollution. A very detailed article about the effects of air-borne particles can be found at wiki Particulates.

Because food production is very important, the “Farms…” article suggests that the best way to reduce the particulate pollution is to reduce the combustion products in the atmosphere since both forms of pollution combine to produce the particles in question. Reducing combustion products air pollution is, of itself, a major goal in the reduction of greenhouse gases. Reducing agricultural emissions may be very difficult, while at the same time, increasing production. The major agricultural emission is generally ammonia gas, which, in small concentrations typical of its level in the atmosphere, is not much of a problem.

First Self-Driving Taxis Coming to the Market

In the past, Uber made taxi drivers unhappy. Now, Uber began testing its first self-driving car, which will eventually eliminate a need for human drivers.

The vehicle tested is a hybrid Ford Fusion, with cameras, sensors, and other electronic devices on the roof. At this point, there’s a professional driver who monitors the vehicle as testing takes place according to CNN Money.

“Real-world testing is critical to our efforts to develop self-driving technology,” Uber claimed.

In the past, Uber revolutionized the taxi business. Now, passengers can request a car via mobile apps. It became known as a cheaper alternative to traditional taxis. In the past, disgruntled taxi drivers destroyed some of Uber cars.

At this point, potential reaction by drivers to self-driving cars isn’t known yet, but is could turn ugly when many will lose their jobs. But, technological chances are coming everywhere. Other workers such as paralegals and accountants will be replaced soon by Artificial Intelligence, so the taxi drivers aren’t the only ones who have rights to complain.