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The Sleep Habits That Can Improve Your Grades, According to a New Study

03.10.19 | Cuca Margoux

Jeffrey Grossman set out to study how exercise affects college students’ grades. What he found, instead, offers uniquely specific insight into the impact sleep has on academic performance.

Grossman, a professor of materials science and engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), asked 100 of his Introduction to Solid State Chemistry students to wear a Fitbit activity tracker for an entire semester. (Eighty-eight did.) He also worked with colleagues in MIT’s athletic department to create an exercise class—incorporating videos from his “hero,” “Insanity” creator Shaun T—that 22 of the students took throughout the semester. Grossman expected these students to perform better academically than their classmates—but after months of poring over the data, he says, an association just wasn’t there.


Do Perfil de Risco à Informação, 9 respostas da CMVM para fazer Investimentos à Medida

03.10.19 | Cuca Margoux

Na Semana Mundial do Investidor, o supervisor dos mercados financeiros ajuda os aforradores a perceberem o que é o perfil de investidor e como pode ajudar a fazer os investimentos certos.

Perfil de investidor, risco, advertências… Podem parecer conceitos complexos, mas importa conhecê-los para quem quer entrar no mundo dos investimentos. Na Semana Mundial do Investidor, a Comissão do Mercado de Valores Mobiliários (CMVM) lançou novas brochuras “que procuram contribuir para um melhor conhecimento dos cuidados e boas práticas de investimento e mecanismo que protegem o investidor”.

Na brochura com o título “Faça Investimentos à sua Medida”, o supervisor dos mercados dá a conhecer nove respostas a questões frequentes sobre temas como perfil de investimento, adequação dos produtos financeiros ao risco ou deveres de informação.

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O Futuro do Trabalho: (re)Qualificar

03.10.19 | Cuca Margoux

Metade das profissões dos portugueses tem potencial de automação, o que aponta como previsão que até 2030 possam desaparecer 1,1 milhões de postos de trabalho, ou seja, uma população de 4,35 milhões de trabalhadores. Estes são as conclusões do estudo sobre o futuro do trabalho desenvolvido pela Confederação Empresarial de Portugal (CIP), em parceria com a McKinsey Global Institute e a Nova SBE. Foi a partir destes números que se iniciou o primeiro debate da Leadership Summit 2019, “O Futuro do Trabalho – A resposta está na requalificação”.

“25% dos postos de trabalho podem deixar de ter racionalidade económica para existirem”, mas “há um potencial de neutralidade” para criar mais 1,1 milhões postos de trabalho e “requalificar 700 mil trabalhadores”, começou por explicar Daniel Traça, dean da Nova SBE.

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O que vai Mudar na Justiça nos próximos 4 anos?

03.10.19 | Cuca Margoux

A justiça em Portugal acarreta graves problemas. Com programas extensos, os partidos prometem devolver a justiça aos cidadãos, mas afinal que defendem os candidatos nos seus programas eleitorais?

Este ano vão a eleições 21 forças políticas. Um número recorde face aos 17 partidos candidatos às legislativas em 2015. Milhões de eleitores vão decidir que partido irá representar melhor os seus interesses e ocupará lugar no Governo. A justiça em Portugal acarreta graves problemas e a Advocatus analisou os programas eleitorais dos principais oito.

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Eat Less Red Meat, Scientists Said. Now Some Believe That Was Bad Advice.

03.10.19 | Cuca Margoux

Public health officials for years have urged Americans to limit consumption of red meat and processed meats because of concerns that these foods are linked to heart disease, cancer and other ills.

But on Monday, in a remarkable turnabout, an international collaboration of researchers produced a series of analyses concluding that the advice, a bedrock of almost all dietary guidelines, is not backed by good scientific evidence.

If there are health benefits from eating less beef and pork, they are small, the researchers concluded. Indeed, the advantages are so faint that they can be discerned only when looking at large populations, the scientists said, and are not sufficient to tell individuals to change their meat-eating habits.


How Best to Behead a Mosquito

03.10.19 | Cuca Margoux

Engineer Russell Taylor and a group of students design a device to make it easier for biotech company Sanaria to develop a malaria vaccine.

If you've ever spent a summer barbecue clumsily clapping at the air in an effort to avoid itchy, swollen bug bites, you know smashing a mosquito isn't easy. And if crushing the tiny insect between human hands is difficult, imagine the task of carefully removing its head and extracting its salivary glands.


Women, Peace and Security Experts call for Women’s meaningful participation in Peace Processes

03.10.19 | Cuca Margoux

On 25 September, at an event of the Women, Peace and Security Focal Points Network during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, ministers, heads of regional organizations, focal points on women, peace and security and civil society representatives called for urgent action to secure women’s equal and meaningful participation in peace processes.

The WPS Focal Points Network is a cross-regional forum for governments and regional organizations, which collaborates with UN agencies and civil society to advance the implementation of the Security Council resolutions on women, peace and security.

The meeting was hosted by Namibia, as current Chair of the WPS Focal Points Network, in collaboration with Germany, Canada, Uruguay and UN Women.

In her opening remarks, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of Namibia, recalled the outcomes of the third annual capital-level meeting of the Network and noted the need to “improve information-sharing between regional organizations and to integrate early warning systems for conflict prevention into regional frameworks to enhance effective preparedness and responses.” She announced that Namibia will establish an International Women’s Peace Center in Windhoek in 2020.


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