It's Adopt a Senior Pet Month, and there are many reasons people may want to consider doing just that. Veterinarian Maben Thompson, who recently adopted an adult dog, says people looking for a new pet should consider the benefits of an adult animal. Young animals require training, socialization and extra veterinary care such as sterilization and initial vaccinations that many adult animals have already undergone. Older animals adopted from shelters are often affectionate, loyal companions.
The FDA has approved a hyaluronic acid-based gel, marketed by Merz Aesthetics as Belotero Balance, for the treatment of moderate to severe wrinkles and folds in the face. The approval was based on a randomized, split-face study involving 118 patients.
The future means different things to different people, and that affects both individual priorities and corporate strategic decisions, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says in this Big Think video. For a contract worker, the future can be measured in weeks; other workers may think in terms of how far they are from bonus season; and owners and investors may take a much longer-term view of the future. "That's feedback back to you of how their systems work. I'm not saying it's bad; I'm saying it helps you understand," Schmidt says.
Companies should think carefully before giving away branded mugs and pens, writes Jerry McLaughlin. It's usually worth spending a little more money and giving away promotional products that will actually be useful and long-lasting. "Give a gift your customer will genuinely appreciate, and the message will speak for itself," McLaughlin writes.