Fast Facts For Curious Minds

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

  • Supply Chain Strategy of Starbucks
    Managing the supply chain of restaurants and other similar businesses is a critical part of its operations. This becomes more challenging for larger restaurants with expansive chains of stores located in different parts of the world. Consider Starbucks as an example. Nevertheless, considering its ...
  • Promotion Strategy of Starbucks
    Starbucks operates in an environment marked by intense competition due to the presence of other players offering alternative and even substitute products coupled with the aggressive marketing activities of dominant firms. Nevertheless, in order to keep itself afloat, the biggest operator of ...
  • Pricing Strategy of Starbucks
    A regular trip to Starbucks might be impractical for someone who is on a tight budget. After all, considering that there are inexpensive alternatives and even substitutes, purchasing a cup from this famous coffeehouse chain is a luxury. The fact remains that a lot of people are lining up at its ...
  • Competitive Advantage of Tesla
    The appeal of electric vehicles has grown substantially over the years and they will become more popular in the years to come. Tesla has a considerable part in promoting the transition from vehicles based on combustion engines. After all, in considering its accomplishments, the company has ...
  • Summary: Timeline of the Fall of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos
    Theranos was poised to become the next biggest tech company born in Silicon Valley. Elizabeth Holmes, its founder and former chief executive, was set to revolutionize the healthcare sector. At the heart of the company was the revolutionary idea of Holmes centered on using a small drop of blood as a ...
  • Promotion Strategy of Apple: Key Promotional Activities
    Apple has a somewhat different approach to promoting its brand and specific products. It does not spend heavily on advertising compared with companies such as Samsung and Xiaomi in the mobile device market and with Lenovo and HP in the personal computer market. The promotion strategy of Apple ...
  • Distribution Strategy of Apple: Channels and Components
    Apple products are everywhere. There are Apple users in parts of the world that have access to digital communication infrastructures. Some of its products such as the iPhone and iPad remain among the most popular in their respective product categories. Nevertheless, in considering its global reach ...
  • Differentiation Strategy of Apple
    Products from Apple seem to have low differentiation when viewed from the surface. After all, in taking into consideration alternative products from its competitors, common categories of consumer electronic products, software applications, and digital services offer the same general use cases. This ...

HEALTH AND MEDICINE

  • Link Between Lucid Dreaming and Metacognition
    Researchers from Berlin and Munich discovered that lucid dreamers tend to have a larger anterior prefrontal cortex—an area in the brain that enables self-reflection or metacognition. Hence, these individuals are more likely to self-reflect and have a considerable degree of personal awareness when ...
  • Study: How Alcohol Impairs Sleep and Daytime Function
    Capping the night off with a glass of wine or a bottle of beer causes sleep disruption leading to poor daytime functioning. Research revealed that although alcohol initially acts as a sedative, it subsequently triggers frontal alpha activity, which is thought to reflect disturbed sleep. Pre-Sleep ...
  • Health Care vs Healthcare: Which One is Correct?
    There is some confusion between the words “health care” and “healthcare.” Both sound the same and look somewhat the same. However, considering their respective proper uses, these two words are different. Health Care or Healthcare: What is the Difference? Which One is ...
  • Health Impacts of Transportation
    Traditional transport endangers individual and overall public health. Current modes and systems of transportation also have health-related economic costs that strain both the public health system and the overall economy. Sustainable transport aims to address these issues. This article identifies ...
  • Effectiveness of Topical Vitamin C in Skin Lightening: Studies
    Vitamin C is one of the popular ingredients used in the formulation of topical skincare products aimed at whitening or lightening the skin, especially in treating hyperpigmentation due to photodamage caused by exposure to ultraviolet radiation or in reducing dark spots caused by blemishes, ...
  • Vitamin C Serum: Benefits and Effectiveness
    A vitamin C serum is a skincare product based on a serum formulation and applied on the face or specific areas of the skin that provides high doses of topical ascorbic acid or its esters and precursors such as ascorbyl-6-palmitate or magnesium ascorbyl phosphate. Note that a serum is a specific ...
  • T Cells Explained: Roles and Types of Thymus Lymphocytes
    Thymus lymphocytes or T cells are a specific type of white blood cells or leukocytes developed in the thymus organ that play a central role in the immune response and the adaptive immune system. Specifically, T cells attack cells infected by a pathogen, activate other immune cells, and produce ...
  • Purpose of Toner in Skin Care: The Basics
    Toners collectively represent a specific category of skincare products. As one of the mainstays in a typical daytime and nighttime skincare routine, a face toner is generally a no-rinse liquid-based cleanser used after washing the face. But what does it do? What are its uses and benefits? And how ...