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No, Caffeine iPants Don’t Burn Fat

Oct 02, 14 No, Caffeine iPants Don’t Burn Fat

Posted by in Health, WTF???

If only it was that simple. Want to lose weight? Just pull on some underwear loaded with caffeine and watch the pounds drop off, the cellulite disappear, and your hips and thighs magically thin down quicker than a Photoshop stretch job. Too good to be true? You bet -- and the government would agree with you.

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How Alibaba And Apple Could Decide The Future Of eBay And PayPal

Oct 02, 14 How Alibaba And Apple Could Decide The Future Of eBay And PayPal

Posted by in Technology

Analysts have been agitating for a split of eBay and PayPal for years. So why now and what happens to the two companies as they go it alone next year? eBay CEO John Donahoe said the company’s decision to spin off PayPal long pre-dated two events that may impact both companies going forward: the IPO of Alibaba Holdings Ltd. and the launch of Apple’s Apple Pay payments system.

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Egyptian Mummy, Stuck At Airport, Is Late For Doctor’s Appointment

Oct 02, 14 Egyptian Mummy, Stuck At Airport, Is Late For Doctor’s Appointment

Posted by in Science

After thousands of years in a tomb, what's a few days at the airport? That's where a 3,000-year-old Egyptian mummy is now stuck after being stopped Monday at U.S. customs on its way to West Palm Beach for a museum exhibit. Its extended stay at Miami International Airport isn't expected to affect the Oct. 11 opening date of "Afterlife: Tombs and Treasures of Ancient Egypt."

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5 Common Carb Myths That May Be Ruining Your Digestive Health

Oct 02, 14 5 Common Carb Myths That May Be Ruining Your Digestive Health

Posted by in Health

Carbohydrates have been given a bad reputation thanks to several health and fitness experts who pointed a finger at the public for consuming foods with high percentages of these macronutrients. ublic disdain for carbs continues, leading to confusion about good carbs, bad carbs, whether they are unhealthy, and if they can expand your waistline. The truth about carbs is they’re not all created equal.

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NASA Mission Points To Origin Of “Ocean Of Storms” On Earth’s Moon

Oct 02, 14 NASA Mission Points To Origin Of “Ocean Of Storms” On Earth’s Moon

Posted by in Space

Early theories suggested the craggy outline of a region of the moon's surface known as the Ocean of Storms was caused by an asteroid impact. If this theory had been correct, the basin it formed would be the largest asteroid impact basin on the moon. However, scientists studying GRAIL data believe they have found evidence the craggy outline is actually the result of the formation of ancient rift valleys.

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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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