Medical Breakthrough’s in the treatment of Alcoholism

Alcohol and drugs.

The disease of alcoholism is devastating and life threatening, not to mention the horrific consequences of getting an extreme DUI and ending up in court.  Many millions of people have found recovery through the 12 step program of Alcoholics Anonymous but for some this does not work.  There are other options out there but the chronic relapser has long needed a different solution.  There are now major leaps forward in the treatment of alcoholism with medication.  The die hard AA’s refuse to accept this only allowing for the teachings of AA that a spiritual solution is the only way out.  However, given the very poor statistics on recovery within AA (approx 3%) it is imperative that all options out there are discussed and on the table especially since we are dealing with life and death.… Read the rest

The Effects of New Technologies on Customers

Developments in technology over the years have changed the way that businesses interact with their customers. Gone are the days when a customer relationship management (CRM) program took care of all customer interactions. Social media has become a major influencer with the development of review sites and the sharing of information. Mobile and other touch devices are also changing the way we interact. This is all influencing the way that business is carried out and the way we interact with our customers.

Technology influences customer’s attitudes and behaviors. Opportunities exist and unfortunately dangers are lurking out there too. This requires a change in marketing focus as it should include the influence that emerging technologies have on customer behavior.… Read the rest

New Space Race is a Supernova of Investing Opportunity

space investingFor people who are interested in both space travel and investing, now would be a good time to look into putting some money into the stocks of some of the major players in the space travel business.  Lockheed and Boeing have always been two big names that give government contracts to develop parts for NASA’s rockets.  Recently, however, there are even more companies in which to invest, as we are at the dawn of a new space race.

This space race is not between countries, so much as, between companies; private companies experimenting with ways to bring space travel to the ordinary people. … Read the rest

Texting and Driving – A Modern Lethal Practice

By: Anthony Cervezes

While social media has been a fantastic way for the automotive industry to connect with it’s clients and enthusiasts, there is a more sinister side to the otherwise innocuous and fun time-waster: texting while driving.  Texting while driving makes you 23 times more likely to get in an accident, not to mention that in the US it has been made illegal in 30 states.

What’s worse is that texting while driving is, according to several studies, worse than drunk driving.  Car and Driver ran an independent test to determine the reaction time of a drunk driver versus that of a texting driver. … Read the rest