How to celebrate the New Year in a hotel

The biggest party of the year

For many of us, New Year’s Eve is the biggest party of the year. It is time to leave behind the past year, with its trials and triumphs, and to welcome a new year full of promises.

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6 ways to organize a party without ruining yourself and without taking a head

  1. Send your invitations by e-mail

In other words, replace your paper invitations with email invitations, faster to do and often free.

  • You will find hundreds of online templates that you can customize.
  • Your guests can see the guest list, print a route and also reply via e-mail.

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Create a beautiful Christmas table by following these tips

2 determining factors

The type of party and your personal style should be the two determining factors to bring the magic Christmas on your dining room table. Continue reading “Create a beautiful Christmas table by following these tips”

What is marketing? Definition and Explanation

Short animated explanation that answers the question: What is marketing?

Definition: A set of techniques used for product distribution, to satisfy their desires, demands and purchasing power. It includes the planning, organization, direction and verification of the decisions on the lines, products, prices, a promotion and the post-band services. Continue reading “What is marketing? Definition and Explanation”

30 Christmas gift ideas to wow at a small price

A choice that seems limited

Our choices of Christmas gifts may seem limited when trying to get away on a small budget. You are surely wondering how you can find the right gift for everyone on your list. Gift cards are not a bad idea, but your gift will ideally be as unique as its recipient. Continue reading “30 Christmas gift ideas to wow at a small price”

15 Things of the Iphone Most People Ignore

 

Many iPhone users have not yet unleashed the full potential of their Apple device. There are too many settings and shortcuts built into the iPhone that people rarely use or know. Here are 15 tricks you probably did not know that your iPhone can do. Continue reading “15 Things of the Iphone Most People Ignore”

Alzheimer’s drug fail in clinical trials

Clinical trials for solanezumab, a drug that it was hoped would slow down the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, have failed at the final phase three stage. Eli Lilly, the pharmaceutical company behind the latest trials, announced recently that results showed there are no benefits to a patient’s memory from taking the drug.

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Hopes of a breakthrough

It had been hoped that solanezumab would make a breakthrough in the treatment of Alzheimer’s. The injectable antibody had the aim of slowing down progression rates and was designed to attach itself to amyloid plaques within an Alzheimer’s patient’s brain and remove abnormal proteins.

The scientists working on the development of this drug had believed that if these sticky plaques were destroyed in the initial stages of the condition, it could help to reduce cognitive decline as the disease progressed.

It is currently estimated that 46.8 million people globally have dementia and this figure is set to double over 20 years, with 131.5 million people expected to be suffering from it by 2050. Within England and Wales, the condition recently surpassed heart disease as the main cause of deaths.

No benefits

The trials, which involved a range of scientists and clinical trial assistants such as those sourced through http://www.gandlscientific.com/clinical-trial-assistants/, were carried out on 2,000 patients who had mild dementia; however, those taking the new drug did not see any significant benefits to their memory compared with those who took the placebo.

The drug had also been involved in a failed series of clinical trials in 2012, when it was used on patients with advanced symptoms; however, Eli Lilly had hoped to see more effective results with milder forms of the condition.

Alzheimer’s disease is proving a complex condition for pharmaceutical companies and, as yet, no treatments have been successful in slowing down the development of the condition, with few drugs making it through to phase three trials. In the decade to 2012, 99.6 per cent of the studies conducted around Alzheimer’s were eventually discontinued or halted.

There are differences in what experts see as the main problem with treating the condition and there are those who argue that we should not be focussing on amyloid plaques, as these are purely a visible symptom and not what needs to be targeted to reduce the symptoms.

Hide the contents of messages on your lock screen

Your iPhone’s default is to see who has sent you a message, plus (part of) the content of the message. This is very handy if you want to quickly see what’s going on, but on the other hand, it is also very privacy sensitive. How can you hide the content of messages on your lock screen? Continue reading “Hide the contents of messages on your lock screen”