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Social Media Vs. Doctors: Where Do We Get Info About Health?

Oct 01, 14 Social Media Vs. Doctors: Where Do We Get Info About Health?

Posted by in Health, Technology

Imagine waking up feeling achy with symptoms like a headache, nausea, and dizziness. You know that something is wrong, but do not know what that might be. As a recent article explains, young adults who graduated from college or at least attended college relied more on social media and YouTube for their health concerns, whereas older people who had only high school diplomas relied on their doctors.

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The Best And Worst Places To Grow Old, Globally

Oct 01, 14 The Best And Worst Places To Grow Old, Globally

Posted by in Lifestyle, Science

Life expectancy at 60 is now at least a third longer than what it was in the middle of the 20th century in many countries. While people around the world are living longer, the 2014 Global AgeWatch Index finds social policies to support their wellbeing in later life are inadequate in one-third of all countries across the globe. Thus, people’s experience of their “golden years” varies widely.

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Don’t Deep-Fry Your Mars Bars; They Could Literally Trigger A Stroke

Oct 01, 14 Don’t Deep-Fry Your Mars Bars; They Could Literally Trigger A Stroke

Posted by in Health

This deep-fried sugary snack is so bad for you, it’s actually been proven to cause deadly strokes in men. Researchers from Glasgow University tested out the 1,200-calorie snack, which has been deemed Scotland’s most unhealthy snack, and found it’s so full of fat that it actually slows the blood supply to the brain. Since men have narrower arteries, they are most in danger.

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Some Teen Spirit Deodorant To Go With That Nirvana Video?

Oct 01, 14 Some Teen Spirit Deodorant To Go With That Nirvana Video?

Posted by in Media & Entertainment, WTF???

Because the music industry apparently hasn’t sold enough of its soul, someone has figured out a way to stick new products into classic music videos. So don’t be surprised if at some point in the near future you see Nirvana singing “Smells Like Teen Spirit” with an actual stick of Teen Spirit.

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eBay To Spin Off PayPal In 2015

Oct 01, 14 eBay To Spin Off PayPal In 2015

Posted by in Technology

eBay Inc. unveiled plans on Tuesday to separate the e-commerce giant and PayPal into independent publicly traded companies in 2015, a move activist investor Carl Icahn demanded earlier this year. In the wake of the mega-IPO of Alibaba Holdings Ltd., and the introduction of new competition in mobile payments, both eBay and PayPal are facing big threats to their core business.

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The Secret To Skin Health May Live In Your Armpits

Sep 30, 14 The Secret To Skin Health May Live In Your Armpits

Posted by in Health, WTF???

Teenagers around the world, or more accurately their parents, spend hard-earned money on acne treatments that simply don’t work. But what if the answer to clear skin laid not in a clean face but a dirty one? Working on this premise, a skin company has created a topical solution they predict will be used to treat everything from pimples to chronic wounds, but you won’t believe its main ingredient: underarm bacteria.

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Ello: Facebook’s Morally Superior Alternative

Sep 30, 14 Ello: Facebook’s Morally Superior Alternative

Posted by in Juxtaposed In Japan, Technology

It was launched in March without very many people noticing, but is experiencing a new surge in popularity that nobody can fully explain. Ello, the social network that has no advertising, requires that new members have an invitation in order to join. So sought after are the invitations that they are being bought and sold on eBay. Not unexpectedly, Ello is being talked about in the context of representing an alternative to Facebook.

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What Kind Of Brain Is Capable Of Learning 20 Languages?

Sep 30, 14 What Kind Of Brain Is Capable Of Learning 20 Languages?

Posted by in Science

Most people are happy enough to master one language (if they can even do that). The determined and perhaps diverse in heritage may reach two or three. But as the linguistic catalog grows to a half dozen and higher, scientists start to take notice. And Tim Doner, they notice.

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Wallpaper Design Goes Digital

Sep 30, 14 Wallpaper Design Goes Digital

Posted by in Lifestyle, Technology

If you're looking for a fun and unique way to update your space before heading into hibernation mode, we have a suggestion for you: NewWall. The company specializes in transforming a space by revamping its walls. The Toronto-based firm recently began working with J&V Digital wallcovering to craft 3D murals and prints that can be splayed across a basic space to give it a little life.

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India Proves That Space Exploration Can Be A Low-Budget Affair

Sep 30, 14 India Proves That Space Exploration Can Be A Low-Budget Affair

Posted by in Space

The sum of $74 million doesn't go as far as it used to: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell earned that amount in just the past two years. A Los Angeles home once owned by Walt Disney recently sold for $74 million. In India, however, $74 million is all that's needed to send a satellite into orbit around Mars.

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