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Good to Know…Week of April 18, 2011


ENERGY
Fracking, Natural Gas’s Dirty Secret
Natural
gas is the good-looking younger brother to much maligned nonrenewable
resources like coal and petroleum; it’s still plentiful, and relatively
low in greenhouse gas emissions (just ask T. Boone Pickens!).

To read this article, go to: FastCompany.com


IMMIGRATION

Not Targeted but Not Safe, Young Illegal Immigrants Push for a New Policy
Young activists had pinned their hopes on the Dream Act. When it was put to bed, they started a new strategy: ‘Coming out’ as illegal immigrants and protesting their uncertain fates in this country.

To read this article, go to: www.latimes.com

HEALTH CARE
Medicaid To Offer Rewards For Healthy Behavior
A federal grant program authorized in the health overhaul law is offering states $100 million to reward Medicaid recipients who make an effort to quit smoking or keep their weight, blood pressure or cholesterol levels in check.

To read this article, go to: www.kaiserhealthnews.org

WOMEN
Women Dominate The Global Market Place; Here Are 5 Keys To Reaching Them
Here’s what works (and what doesn’t) when selling to this large, but surprisingly often ignored group of consumers.

To read this article, go to: FastCompany.com


WORK SMART
Work Smart: 5 Rules for Remembering Names
Forgetting someone’s name in a social situation is embarrassing, but in a business setting it can be disastrous.

To view this video, go to: FastCompany.com

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