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LOA Today – 11.26.15

Joel Elston starts his tenure as my new co-host this week, and we begin by talking about your comfort zone. Did you know that your comfort zone is actually your greatest enemy? It’s what keeps you locked in place, unable to achieve your greatest dreams and aspirations. Join Joel and me this week as we discuss leaving your comfort zone to get the best from the Law of Attraction and from your life.

disturbing the land

DOES DISTURBING THE LAND BOOST HUMAN DISEASE?

Recent outbreaks of Ebola, SARS, and other zoonotic infectious diseases that transmit from animals to humans have made the relationship between human disease and environmental management an especially hot topic. In East Africa, community ecologist Hillary Young’s fieldwork has examined the direct impacts of human disturbance on landscape and wildlife, as well as a variety of factors affecting infectious disease risk. …

Rats

Disease-carrying fleas abound on New York City’s rats

In the first study of its kind since the 1920s, rats in New York City were found to carry a flea species capable of transmitting plague pathogens. In research appearing March 2 in the Journal of Medical Entomology, lead author Matthew Frye, an urban entomologist with Cornell University’s New York State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Program, reported collecting more than 6,500 …