What separates the best? Genes + Fitness, Health, Sports Athletic Ability

How Genes Affect Your Fitness, Health, and Athletic Ability Practice makes perfect, or is it genetics? Studies show athletic performance is influenced by both your environment and genetics. Evidence of genes like ACTN3 and ACE are linked to improved athletic performance. Whereas genes like APOE may increase your chances of developing Alzheimer’s. Either way, genes play an important role in your overall health, fitness, and athletic ability. There are several genes most closely associated with

Raising a Child After Losing One

“It’s a boy”, they said. Overwhelmed with joy, I turned to my husband. I could see the glimmer of hope masking his relief. “He is beautiful.” I said. A strapping boy resembling his father in every way, arrived on November 15, 2013, weighing seven pounds and one ounce, and 28 days earlier than expected. Nothing surprised us about this since big brother arrived early. Then, a sense of urgency overwhelmed the room. My stomach writhed in pain; fear and worry clouded my joy. I laid there helpless, watching as nurses tended to my bundle of joy.

Make this Small Business Saturday Something Special

The season of shopping is upon us and choosing where you shop makes a difference. Consider shopping small at local retailers the Saturday after Thanksgiving in honor of Small Business Saturday – a day dedicated to supporting small businesses and communities across the country. Shop Small is a nationwide movement meant to celebrate small businesses on Small Business Saturday. The movement was founded by American Express in 2010 to raise awareness about the importance of small business, its effec

How to Create an Effective Digital Marketing Strategy

Here’s the thing. Most small businesses aren’t finding success with their social media, email marketing, blog writing, and other digital marketing because they don’t have a strategy. They’re throwing stuff (like spaghetti) at the wall, hoping that because they’re doing the thing, it will just work. Businesses succeed when they are producing authentic content following a digital marketing strategy. Here are five steps to create an effective digital marketing strategy:

Stop the Frustration with Your Records Management Software

Records management is necessary for the law enforcement industry. Sometimes choosing a records management software can feel overwhelming, especially if you’re considering making a switch to a new vendor. At In-Synch Systems we deliver data-driven solutions, supporting law enforcement agencies to more effectively solve crimes. We excel in four key areas: data that’s always available, investigative tools, integrated data sharing, and customer service.

Are you ready to make the NIBRS switch by 2021?

Making the switch to the National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. NIBRS is meant to create a more comprehensive data collection and standardize crime data reporting. But first, what is NIBRS? NIBRS is a data collection method, part of the Universal Crime Reporting (UCR) program. Previously, law enforcement agencies used the Summary Reporting System (SRS) data collection method of UCR.

Spreading the JAM throughout Pittsburgh

JAM Enterprises and Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (CMP) have established a partnership to foster and promote cultures of kindness in Pittsburgh area schools. Made possible by the generous support of The Grable Foundation and Pennsylvania Department of Education. The Pittsburgh Commitment to Kindness (PCK) pilot initiative uses a cohort-model to support schools in developing a kindness project over the 2018-2019 academic year. Cohort members participate in professional learning experiences, r

What is Kindness?

Kindness. A heartfelt word frequently used, sometimes lost in the expectation of doing. Kindness is defined differently to everyone; acts of kindness are relevant to a person or situation. How do you define kindness in your life? According to a February 2017 article on kindness.org, people defined kindness in the following actions: • Showing empathy – ranks high at 27 percent. This includes listening to others with compassion and understanding their feelings. • Smiling – ranks second at 20 per
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