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Daily Archives: May 4, 2013

Pew – The World's Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society

The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society, April 30, 2013

  • “A new Pew Research Center survey of Muslims around the globe finds that most adherents of the world’s second-largest religion are deeply committed to their faith and want its teachings to shape not only their personal lives but also their societies and politics. In all but a handful of the 39 countries surveyed, a majority of Muslims say that Islam is the one true faith leading to eternal life in heaven and that belief in G-d is necessary to be a moral person. Many also think that their religious leaders should have at least some influence over political matters. And many express a desire for sharia – traditional Islamic law – to be recognized as the official law of their country.”
  • How lawyers are mining the information mother lode for pricing, practice tips and predictions

    How lawyers are mining the information mother lode for pricing, practice tips and predictions, by Joe Dysart. ABA Journal, May 1, 2013. “Law firms are using big data to identify which cases will be easy slam dunks and those that are air balls. They’re relying on the technology to get a read on what other… Continue Reading

    FTC Issues Updated FAQs on Amended Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule

    “The Federal Trade Commission has issued an updated set of frequently asked questions designed to help website operators, mobile application developers, plug-ins and advertising networks operating on child-directed websites and online services prepare for upcoming changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. The document, titled Complying With COPPA: Frequently Asked Questions contains information directed… Continue Reading – How many FICO credit scores do you have?

    How many FICO credit scores do you have? By Janna Herron, “FICO: It’s the most common credit score used by lenders in existence. But did you know you have more than one? That’s right; the world’s most popular credit score comes in more flavors than Baskin-Robbins offers in ice cream. There are older versions… Continue Reading

    The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD)

    “The Dietary Supplement Label Database (DSLD) is a joint project of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) and National Library of Medicine (NLM). The DSLD contains the full label contents from a sample of dietary supplement products marketed in the U.S. Within the DSLD you may select one or more… Continue Reading

    Consumer Reports – Arsenic in your food

    Arsenic in your food – Our findings show a real need for federal standards for this toxin, Consumer Reports magazine: November 2012 “Organic rice baby cereal, rice breakfast cereals, brown rice, white rice—new tests by Consumer Reports have found that those and other types of rice products on grocery shelves contain arsenic, many at worrisome… Continue Reading