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Written by 9rules on September 30, 2012
It’s the end of September. And you guys know what that means, in as little as 13 weeks, Christmas is upon us. As we slowly get into the Christmas spirit, do check out these cool content from the 9Rules network.
The role for vitamin D in hippocampal and dopamine system development suggests effects on learning and memory and motor and/or reward systems may be possible. But longitudinal studies in humans are needed to fully address this question. These take time, so it may be years before we get the complete picture. Even with such studies, given the breadth and complexity of its roles in the brain, the sub-clinical effects of vitamin D deficiency may be subtle, diffuse, and difficult to detect. This is particularly the case in the more moderate form of deficiency common in the US and other developed countries.
Vitamin D has a far greater contribution to brain development than most people know about. If you’re expecting or you already have a baby, make sure that he or she doesn’t lack Vitamin D. (more…)
Written by 9rules on August 2, 2012
It’s August. And just like that half of 2012 is gone. Hopefully the first half of 2012 has been a very productive one for you – one that you can build on as we hurtle through the second half of the year. But since you also need to relax, check out the best content we’ve had in the 9Rules network.
Whether you’re planning a summer tailgate party or simply want a refreshing hot-weather beverage to serve at your next dinner party, whipping up homemade lemonade is a great way to get in the summer groove.
The summer sun is beating down in certain parts of the world. Quench that thirst with some really innovative takes on lemonade. You’ll swear off the plain kind after you’ve tasted these treats. (more…)
Written by 9rules on June 15, 2012
Summer is here. So what are your plans? Are you going on a summer vacation, or are you going to still slave away at the office? Whether you’re on the beach or in your cubicle, you can read the most noteworthy content from the 9Rules Network. (more…)
Written by 9rules on April 30, 2012
We’re already well into the second quarter of 2012. Time flies by so fast that before we know it, it’s going to be the end of the year again. Time to take stock of what you’ve done during the first quarter of this year and tweak what needs to be tweaked. Change is always good. You can take inspiration from some of the great content that the 9Rules Network has offered its visitors. (more…)
Written by 9rules on February 25, 2012
One of the things that I both love and hate about February is that it’s over quite fast. I love that it whizzes by especially when I just want the month to be over so I can leave the baggages that have accumulated all throughout the month. But I also hate that it’s so fast that I don’t get to enjoy it.
To slow down your February somewhat, here are some of the best content on the 9rules Network for the week of February 15-21.
I received an email this week about a new ebook on the rise of the app. I was interested, so I visited the website and found something I’d never seen before, a “Pay with a Tweet” option.
Click the option, and you get a pre-filled Tweet (which can be altered somewhat) that mentions the product along with a link so others can get in on the deal.
The “pay with a tweet” option is nothing new, but it is getting a lot of attention lately. If you’re trying to build a product or service through web marketing then this is a tactic you really should check out.
Lin worked like crazy for years, waiting for this opportunity. When it finally came around, he was ready for it. Make sure you are putting 100% effort into your freelance business. Stay up to date on everything there is to know about your niche.
The Jeremy Lin craze looks like it’s not going to end anytime soon so might as well use Lin’s newfound fame to good use by using stories of Lin’s work ethic and background as a jump-off point for career lessons. I have to say that this article has succeeded in its objectives.
In January, Facebook announced the launch of 60 new timeline apps including Pinterest. At the time, Spotify was already seeing a benefit from having users share their playlists on Facebook – their membership rose to 1.4 million subscribers. Less than a month into the launch, the Facebook development team has reported dramatic gains in traffic and user engagement for lifestyle networks.
Pinterest’s growth is very explosive. It’s arguably one of the fastest growing lifestyle apps and for good reason. It’s a very addictive concept and fits nicely into Facebook. Other lifestyle apps are also growing fast and this article is an interesting read on that topic.
Nielsen surveyed tablet owners with kids under 12 and found that 7 out of 10 kids were allowed to use the tablet. This was a 9% increase over the previous quarter.
The majority of the kids, 77%, used the tablet to play games. 57% said their kids were using it for educational purposes (and we believe them, don’t we?)
Kids have a natural aptitude towards using touchscreen tablets and I agree, it’s a great learning tool. Expect to see kids get their own personal tablets when the prices for these costly gadgets go down.