Oct 31

How Music Can Boost a High-Intensity Workout

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http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/10/22/how-music-can-boost-a-high-intensity-workout/

Intense, highly demanding exercise has many health benefits and one signal drawback. It can be physically unpleasant, which deters many people from beginning or sticking with an intense exercise program. An encouraging new study, however, suggests that listening to music makes strenuous workouts feel easier and may nudge people into pushing themselves harder than they had thought possible. 

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Oct 31

Is 'a la carte TV' going to take over?

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If you're unfamiliar with the a la carte model, it means you'll be able to purchase some of your favorite networks without having to pay a monthly cable bill for a bundle of channels some don't even watch. Industry insiders say a lot of people, especially younger people, don't need a lot of channel choices. According to Experian Marketing Services, an estimated 7.6 million homes in the United States have cut cable or satellite services. That's up from 5.1 million homes in 2010.

 

Oct 31

OLED: Next big thing in TV technology

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http://www.komonews.com/news/consumer/OLED-Next-big-thing-in-TV-technology-279992132.html

The latest in television technology is called OLED. It stands for organic light-emitting diodes. Organic refers to the layer of carbon film, which emits light when hit with an electric current. The head of Consumer Reports television testing says it's the best display technology out there, combining the best features of plasmas and LCDs. It has the deep black levels and unlimited viewing angles of top plasmas. At the same time it delivers on the power efficiency, super-thin bezel design and also the bright picture of LCD TVs.

 

Oct 31

Link between lupin and peanut allergies

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While lupin has been used in European products for years, it's just making its way to the U.S. as a flour alternative in gluten-free foods. Problem is, many people don't know it is a legume from the same plant family as the peanut. "I'm a board certified allergist and immunologist and I wasn't aware of the allergenicity of lupin until recently," Dr. David Stukus said. "So, I think that most Americans and most people with other type of food allergy may not be aware of this."

 

Oct 30

How Facebook Is Changing the Way Its Users Consume Journalism

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http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/27/business/media/how-facebook-is-changing-the-way-its-users-consume-journalism.html

 

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Many of the people who read this article will do so because Greg Marra, 26, a Facebook engineer, calculated that it was the kind of thing they might enjoy.

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Oct 30

Did you hear? Gossip can be good for you, study says

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http://www.today.com/health/did-you-hear-gossip-can-be-good-you-study-says-1D80237111

Psssssst! You may not know it, but gossip can be good for you. The age-old habit of sharing juicy tidbits with buddies has gotten a bad rap, researchers say. Used properly, gossip can actually help us learn more about ourselves, better gauge our position in society and possibly protect ourselves from harm, according to a new study published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

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"Gossip provides people with a great way to learn about their social environment from other people's experiences," says the study's lead author, Elena Martinescu, a researcher in the human resource management and organizational behavior department at the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands. "People who participate in gossip can infer things about themselves and evaluate themselves without having to test everything directly. For receivers, gossip may be a sort of reality simulator: Pay attention to what happens to others in your environment and you may understand yourself better and formulate more accurate expectations for the future."

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Oct 30

Body Clock 'Rush Hour' Occurs At Certain Hours Of The Day; Discovery May Revolutionize How Doctors Prescribe Medication

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http://www.medicaldaily.com/body-clock-rush-hour-occurs-certain-hours-day-discovery-may-revolutionize-how-doctors-308199

In order to get the most out of your medication you may have to adjust the time of day you take it.

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Oct 30

Blood Type Could Determine Risk Of Certain Health Problems (Video)

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For example, people with type A blood may be more likely to get heart disease. And type B? Perhaps a higher risk of throat cancer. Now a new study finds that people with AB blood, the rarest type, may be more likely to develop memory loss. One day, doctors may use your blood type to make recommendations on how to stay healthy, much like checking your blood pressure or cholesterol. Many people don’t know their blood type, and one good way to find out is to donate blood.

 

Oct 30

Why Do We Find It So Hard To Write About Ourselves?

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http://www.science20.com/the_conversation/why_do_we_find_it_so_hard_to_write_about_ourselves-147544

If you've ever applied for a job, you know how hard it is to write the perfect cover letter that will make you stand out above all the other applicants. It's a competitive job market, and more often than not, career seekers find themselves face-to-face with blank computer screens in an attempt to pen that one short masterpiece.


Students also face this overwhelming task to land a spot in college, doling out, on average, nine applications each. And in order to afford the inevitable financial burdens, many also toil over scholarship and funding applications at the same time. With competition for college admissions at an all-time high, surely the perfect personal statement will make someone stand out among their straight-A counterparts with glowing teacher recommendations.
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We're the experts on ourselves, right? So why do we find it so difficult to convey who we are in text?

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Oct 30

Cashless buying poses financial risk for those without self-control

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http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cashless-buying-poses-financial-risk-for-those-without-self-control-1.2811447

 

Apps such as this one from Starbucks make it easier than ever to pay for purchases. But there is a cost to our monthly budgets, experts say.Apps such as this one from Starbucks make it easier than ever to pay for purchases. But there is a cost to our monthly budgets, experts say. 
 
Financial planner Victor Godinho said goodbye to his wallet four years ago and hasn't looked back.

The 23-year-old adviser at the VTAG Financial Group Inc. in Toronto was one of the early adopters of the "cashless" lifestyle, a move to ditch pocket change and bills in favor of plastic cards and mobile phone payments.

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