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Toddlers with self-control more likely to be successful adults

Want your toddler's future to be bright? Ensure that they have self-control, as a new study finds that children who have the most self-control when they are 3-years-old are more likely to become healthy, wealthy, and successful later in life.

Widespread use of statins unjustified--study

Statins may be a life-saving drug for patients with a heart disease, but those who are consuming the cholesterol lowering statins needlessly, the harms posed by it may outweigh the benefits, states a new research.

Is GameStop the Perfect Stock?

 Everyone would love to find the perfect stock. But will you ever really find a stock that gives you everythingyou could possibly want? One thing's for sure: If you don't look, you'll never find truly great investments. So let's first take a look at what you'd want to see from a perfect stock, and then decide if GameStop(NYSE: GME) fits the bill.

 

Amedisys Shares Popped: What You Need to Know

 Although we don't believe in timing the market or panicking over market movements, we do like to keep an eye on big changes -- just in case they're material to our investing thesis.


Time to Sell PepsiCo?

 Should you sell PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP)today? The decision to sell a stock you've researched and followed for months or years is never easy. But if you fall in love with your stock holdings, you risk becoming vulnerable to confirmation bias -- listening only to information that supports your theories, and rejecting any contradictions.

 

Gray wolf no longer endangered?

Denver -- U.S. and state officials are trying to determine what a healthy number of gray wolves is for the species in the northern Rockies.

Interior Secretary Ken Salazar discussed the issue Monday at a meeting in Denver with the governors of Idaho, Montana and Wyoming, The Denver Post reported. The meeting was closed to the public and news media, but those who attended said there was general agreement the gray wolf can be taken off the endangered species list, returning control of populations to the states.

"The successful recovery of the gray wolf is a stunning example of how the Endangered Species Act can work to keep imperiled animals from sliding into extinction," Salazar said in a statement.

Check This to Find Out Whether Motorola Is Going to Bomb

 There's no foolproof way to know the future for Motorola (NYSE: MOT) or any other company. However, certain clues may help you see potential stumbles before they happen -- and before your stock craters as a result. Rest assured: Even if you're not monitoring these metrics, short-sellers are.

 

What Shorts Might Be Watching at Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies

 

There's no foolproof way to know the future for Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies(NYSE: WAB) or any other company. However, certain clues may help you see potential stumbles before they happen -- and before your stock craters as a result. Rest assured: Even if you're not monitoring these metrics, short-sellers are.




Indoor gym aimed at dogs

Scottsdale, Ariz. -- An Arizona gym catering to canines says its aim is to help clients with weight loss, nutritional counseling and other aspects of healthy dog living.

Arizona Dog Sports in Scottsdale offers services from a team including professional trainers and a holistic veterinarian aiming to improve the quality of dogs' lives through health and training, The Arizona Republic reported Monday.

Layne Kizler, the gym's founder, said the idea came from other dog owners discussing the need for an indoor, air conditioned facility.

The gym offers basic training as well as special skills including smell tracking, herding and swimming. The facility also offers massages for canines as well as canine playdates and relationship building.

Text messages help Kenyan HIV carriers

Nairobi, Kenya -- Cellphone text messages are being used to help Kenyans infected with HIV stay healthy and stick to their medication regimens, health researchers say.

A study led by a University of British Columbia researcher and published in the U.K. medical journal The Lancet shows that patients in Kenya who received weekly text-message "check-ins" were 12 percent more likely than a control group to have an undetectable level of the human immunodeficiency virus a year after starting antiretroviral treatment or ART, a university release said Tuesday.

Undetectable viral loads are associated with better health outcomes in people with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, and with decreased transmission to new partners, the release said.