A Happiness Study and Brief Biography of Jorge Moll

A new research study of the mind and body highlights the many benefits of giving. According to the Berkeley University, Greater Good Magazine, people who give are generally happier, healthier and had far greater impact on the community compared to those who don’t. The same results were witnessed in people who make charitable donations for various causes or those who volunteer in home shelters and soup kitchen. To demonstrate these findings, a professor at the Harvard Business School conducted a study in 2008 that suggests giving money to others effectively lifted the recipient’s happiness and spirits. With regards to health, several studies have linked the effects of generosity to better health across diverse groups of people, including the sick and elderly.

A study by University of California, Berkeley professor, Doug Oman established that elderly people who volunteered their time working for 2 or more organizations were shown to be 44% less likely to die over the course of 5 years compared to those who did not volunteer at all. Besides happiness and health, giving has also been shown to evoke instantaneously gratitude along with promoting social connections and corporation. Giving promotes social connection and cooperation because people who give are more likely to receive back. This is so because the generosity is more often than not rewarded down the line. Jorge Moll has been part of many groundbreaking studies on human behaviors in Brazil and across the World.

About Jorge Moll

Jorge Moll is a widely respected Neurologist and the current President, Director and the Governing Board Member of D’Or Institute for Research and Development. According to his (LinkedIn) profile, Jorge became the President of D’Or Institute for Research and Development in 2007. Some of his other designations include Partner at VHM Ventures and Visiting Research Scholar at Stanford University. Jorge Moll is also a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). Jorge held the position from July 2004 to February 2007. Jorge studied Neurological Medicine at UFRJ from 1989 until 1997. For his PhD in Pathophysiology Experimental, Jorge attended USP from 2000 to 2003. Jorge Moll speaks both English and Portuguese.

Trade War Looks Likely Between China And US

A tense stand-off on trade is happening between President Donald Trump of the United States and China. The President is looking to impose an additional $100 billion tariff on China in addition to the $50 billion that are already imposed on these tariffs. China is not pleased and they are looking to go tit-for-tat in this trade war.

China wasn’t pleased when President Trump first announced new tariffs on Chinese imports entering the United States. An additional $100 billion is no small number, but China responded quickly stating that they would have no hesitation paying any price necessary for them to defend their interests. China went on to state that as to major world powers, the two countries should treat each other with respect and equality, they believe that President Trump has picked the wrong target to mess with. While China has no interest in fighting, they do not fear a trade war with the United States. The risks of a trade war between these two countries would have massive global impacts. In Asia, the market showed no reaction to the trade spat while Hong Kong’s market rose roughly 1% and Japans market edged lower.

It all began when the US announced a 25% tax on steel and a 10% tax on aluminum. This affects multiple countries, but China was one of them. China, in response, imposed their own $3 billion tariffs on a range of goods the US imports including wine and pork. In return, the US then imposed about $50 million in tariffs on Chinese-made items which was met with $50 billion in Chinese tariffs on 106 different key US products. Now, the US is considering adding the additional $100 billion in tariffs as their next move.

It seems that the impact will be big and will affect many countries. At the moment, the Republican Party is cold to the tariffs fearing that it will cost many American jobs and hurt the economy as well as other trading partners. For example, the United States is a huge exporter of soybeans and China purchases 60% of those exports. The tariffs will cut down the need for those exports which will hurt American farmers and the American economy. China would then need a new supplier for the soybeans which would likely be from India who is a huge producer of the product. This would boost their economy greatly while the US suffers. Should China purchase from India or even Argentina or Brazil they would likely pay higher prices which would force the price of other products up causing a major inflation problem.

For now, a complaint from China has been lodged at the World Trade Organization (WHO) over the tariffs and it is scheduled to be heard in May. It could be months before any decision is made, but for now, it looks as though there could be some economic issues that arise as the two countries continue to disagree. For more details on this topic, click here.


Drones have been steadily increasing peoples interest for a while now. Let’s face it, they are fun, fairly easy to use and you can record video of what’s around you. While drones are fun they have had their challenges. New innovations are coming to make that experience even better.

I’ve had a few drones. They are fun yet they do have their troubles. Crashing into trees, your house or even a hard landing. Now imagine new technology that would require little guidance from you and these drones fly on their own!

Two companies in particular have been attacking this issue head on. Skydio and DJI are in the process of getting self flying drones on the market. With multiple camera’s and sensor’s attached these drones will be able to follow you without your constant attention.

If you’ve flown a drone you know that even if it follows you bad things can happen. You have your drone following you as you run or ride your bike when somewhere on your journey a tree branch gets in between you and the drone. Some have better sensors than others but often times your drone, you spent good money on, ends up on the ground leaving you with a broken paper weight.

This new technology will bring a new enjoyment to us drone lovers and added security knowing that the odds are now more in our favor than the tree branches. Check these out and decide for yourselves!Your text to link…