How many carbs should I eat a day?

Carbs are part of a well-balanced diet “Carbs,” also known as carbohydrates, are one of the macronutrients, which are the compounds that give your body energy in the form of calories. Foods with carbs are digested into sugar, which provides your body with glucose, an important source of energy. Your body requires carbohydrates to function properly. There are two main types of carbs: complex and simple. Complex carbohydrates are those that are less processed, more slowly digested, and high in dietary fiber. Simple carbohydrates are those that are more quickly digested. They…

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Later meal times can promote weight gain and upset metabolism

For the first time, researchers offer experimental evidence that, compared with eating earlier in the day, a pattern of later meal times can promote weight gain and has an unfavorable impact on energy metabolism and hormonal markers that are linked to health problems such as diabetes and heart disease. A new study has shown that regularly eating later in the day can have negative health consequences. A report on the findings – led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia – were presented at…

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3 Ways Your Sales Call Can Go Off the Rails (and How to Regain Control)

We’ve all been on a sales call that goes from bad to worse in under five seconds. Is your prospect moments away from throwing a mouse at the screen share? Did they say they were looking for apples but you’re only talking about oranges? Are they speaking non-stop about the competitor they just had a demo with? In these situations, it’s tough to know how to get off the phone in one piece—and still get a shot at the deal. Here are a few scenarios we’ve all dealt with and…

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People-powered Portland: car-free ways to explore the city

If you spend any amount of time in Portland, two things quickly become apparent: bicycles rule and car traffic is terrible. The city’s population has grown more quickly than its infrastructure, leading to the type of gridlock and bottlenecks that usually only happen in much larger urban areas. A woman rides her bicycle on the waterfront Eastbank Esplanade in Portland, Oregon © Ryan J Lane / Getty Images It can be frustrating, especially for a visitor trying to see a lot of things across the city in a short time…

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Wonderful wadis: visiting Oman’s ‘vertical desert’

Say the word ‘desert’ and chances are that rolling sand dunes and expansive horizontal space spring to mind. In Oman, however, the desert landscape includes a vertical dimension in the form of soaring limestone cliffs incised with canyons. Drive or hike along one of these narrow, arid defiles, and you enter a troglodyte world of ancient cave-dwellings, prehistoric petroglyphs and old villages so long a part of the canyon they appear to be exuding from the rockface. Referred to locally as ‘wadis’, the canyons are part of the life-force of…

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Email Marketing Goes Hand-in-Glove With E-Commerce Shipping

ShippingEasy on Thursday launched Automated Email Marketing as an addition to its customer management module. This new tool has a powerful rules engine that helps users increase sales, the company said. It can carry out the following actions: Set up a trigger to send an email to first-time buyers immediately after an order is downloaded — customized with a logo and specific coupon code if desired; Automatically send an email requesting customer feedback on the order and shipping process, defined by order size and set for sending after a specific interval…

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This simple test may reveal your true biological age

Forget about crow’s feet, laugh lines, and counting the candles on your birthday cake or the spots on your hands; there’s now a better, more accurate way to tell how much your body has aged. In the near future, it may slow down the aging process that most of us take for granted. Our chronological age does not necessarily reflect our biological age. With a few Botox-crazed exceptions, most people resign themselves to the imminent reality of aging at some point in their lives — and reasonably so. Apart from…

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The Painfully Persistent B2B Sales and Marketing Divide

The historical sales and marketing team divide has been getting worse, suggests a B2B report InsideView released this week. A disconnect between sales and marketing can have a direct impact on companies’ top and bottom lines. The 995 United States-based sales and marketing professionals who responded to the InsideView survey came from a cross-section of industries throughout the country. Fifty percent of the respondents were in sales and 40 percent were in marketing, with the remaining 10 percent classified as “other.” They represented a range of company sizes, from small businesses to…

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