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  • augmenting their range with chilled, semi-prepared meals; injecting theatre into their stores with celebrity appearances, product demonstrations and tastings; boosting service levels and taking advantage of their wider product range.
  • While Aldi and Lidl have been improving the quality of their private-label products, winning prizes at food fairs and launching pop-up restaurants in Britain to highlight the quality of their food, they lacked the broad product range and semi-prepared meals valued by many shoppers.
  • "They don't have an aspirational eating experience, they don't have an answer on service and there's no answer on the breadth of selection," Mr Garner said.

  • Dr Julia Irwin, senior lecturer in psychology at Macquarie University, advises people to abandon their apps, turn off their mobiles and ignore their emails while they concentrate on one task at a time. "At the end of the day, they will have been a lot more productive,"
  • one downside is that withdrawing your attention from one task to another creates a split-second in which the brain's in no-man's land. It's called a post-refractory pause. 
  • "The other aspect is, if you're deeply immersed in writing something and turn your attention to an email that's just come in, there are studies that show it can take you up to 15 minutes to get yourself back into that same degree of immersion."

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  • "The so-called 'bad bacteria' that show up in dental diseases like tooth decay actually live in our mouth normally but have grown out of control because of our diet.  

    "Foods that contain 'live active cultures' help to promote good bacteria in our mouth. These include fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, yoghurt, kefir and miso."  

  • every known chemical compound will dissolve in water to a small (but detectable) extent. Because of that, water is one of the most reactive and corrosive chemicals we know
  • The basic molecules of life – DNA, proteins, molecules that make up cell membranes, etc – wouldn’t work without water

  • why the dogma about calories is wrong, why some diets succeed in the short term and why all ultimately fail in the long term
  • The one common factor to a healthy diet, healthy gut and a healthy body is diversity.

  • The Diet Myth: The Real Science Behind What We Eat,
  • sweeteners in diet fizzy drinks had adverse affects on metabolism, leading to weight gain, while fasting diets such as the 5:2 diet could benefit microbes and metabolism.

  • The research reveals that some companies are intensifying their efforts to drive digital transformation and accelerate ahead of their peers by emphasizing growth as the focus of their investments.
  • Every business is becoming a digital business and change is coming fast.

  • “Management consultants are very good at providing the kind of rigour and knowledge and reassurance that agencies can’t provide the C-suite clients.”
  • traditional consultants are “a safe bet”, agencies have more of an ability to pivot to fit a client’s needs.
  • “We compete with [management consultants] but we come from a very different place, and we come more from a creative background. We’re all technologists,”

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  • "Typical traditional methods have failed," he said. "There is a lack of transparency and it is very inefficient. This is about providing a more sustainable solution by making better use of parking that is already built. This prevents people from having to drive around looking for a space, causing congestion and wasting time. The app we are working on will facilitate on-the-go, on-demand, ticketless and cashless parking."

  • Research shows that exercise helps prevent age-related decrease in brain matter, enhances cognitive flexibility and reduces the risk of dementia.

  • Most brain changes have occurred from endurance exercise, such as walking or running, but all forms of physical activity provide benefits.
  • Exercise builds more mitochondria (responsible for producing energy in the body).

  • Professor Baird said one of its goals was to help more women get 26 weeks of paid parental leave income to promote breast-feeding and bonding between mothers and their babies.
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