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Jacob Shercliffe

The Power of the Placebo

A growing body of evidence supports the idea that placebos have real and lasting health benefits for patients. A placebo is a pill or medicine

Robin Chase: The Idea Behind Zipcar (Video)

Robin Chase, the founder of Zipcar, the world’s biggest car-sharing business speaks about revolutionary ways to save energy and transform the transportation sector with technology

FTC Cracks Down on Herbalife

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached a landmark $200 million settlement with nutritional supplement company Herbalife, on July 15. The complaint and subsequent investigation was

Maintaining Privacy in a Digital World

Pokémon Go is taking the world by storm, but it has come with controversy over digital privacy. The developer, Niantic Inc., required users to disclose

The Future of the Grid (Podcast)

Can utilities companies, regulators and third-party energy organizations ever come together around a single vision for the future of the electrical grid? In this podcast, Green

Stores Move Toward Smaller Inventories

Home Depot has announced it will be moving towards keeping less physical inventory in their stores. The home improvement outlet is targeting a 15% increase

Google Releases Better Health Advice

  The days of self-diagnosed cancer for everyday maladies may finally be behind us. Google has announced a new feature called “symptom search,” which is

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