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Lorna Salgado has been at 15 events

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Jeff Smith61,445Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for April 19, 2015 No theme for this week, the event is open to any ideas so be as creative as you can.  Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Your photo can be taken from April 17/15 before the event up until 8:00 AM EDT Monday Apr. 20/15. Older photos posted will be removed from the event. Please only post one photo to the event and that photo should ideally be taken the weekend or the week prior to the event. Again, please no dipping into the archives. As always have some fun. Everyone is looking forward to some great selfies. Any questions, We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. _ UPLOADING The event will be open for uploading photos at 9:00 PM on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. This is a Public event open to all. Any questions, again please check the FAQs. http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Cheers, JeffThe Selfie Sunday Project2015-04-19 03:00:0091  
Joanne Manaster112,833Joanne and @104733415626297507218   will have a full house this week when we talk about Animal Conservation on Read Science! Our guests include researcher Dr. Laurie Marker joining us from Namibia, and returning Read Science! guest, photographer @107983369201270321416   to speak about their work with cheetahs as told in the book "A Future for Cheetahs".  We also welcome Joel Greenberg, author of "A Feathered River Across the Sky" and documentary producer @100269714916167102065   who collaborated on the film about the life and extinction of the passenger pigeon, "From Billions to None".  Join us as we learn how to share the important message of conservation with the general public Tuesday, March 10 at noon Eastern time, 11am Central, 9am Pacific. Check out these resources: http://cheetah.org/2014/05/announcing-a-new-book-a-future-for-cheetahs/ http://www.billionstonone.com/ http://www.bloomsbury.com/us/a-feathered-river-across-the-sky-9781620405345/Read Science! Animal Conservation Episode2015-03-10 17:00:0021  
Joanne Manaster112,833Tune in on Tuesday, February 17th at 12 noon EST as Joanne and @104733415626297507218 with science writer and editor,@110337041053859181296  who edited Bill Nye's latest book, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. We will talk about his work on the book as well his other numerous projects at Discover, American Scientist, Popular Science, and so much more! If you can't make it, visit the event page later to view the archived chat!Undeniable Science Edition! with Corey S. Powell2015-02-17 18:00:0045  
STEM Women on G+152,619Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Professor @108612046527316778941 from the University of Sri Jayawardenapura, Sri Lanka. Siromi lectures in organic chemistry and her research interests include the chemistry of tea compounds. She will talk to us about her research and career path, and also share her experiences of studying abroad and mentoring students.  You can read more about Siromi here: http://www.stemwomen.net/science-helped-me-to-overcome-challenges-in-life/ This HOA will be hosted by Dr @110756968351492254645  and Professor @114601143134471609087. You can tune in on Sunday 5th October at 1.30 PM Pacific or 9.30PM UK/ Monday 6th 7.30 AM AUS. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel after the event: http://www.youtube.com/stemwomenIn the Spotlight with Siromi Samarasinghe, Professor of Chemistry2014-10-05 22:30:0037  
Joanne Manaster112,833Join @104733415626297507218  and +Joanne Manaster for this episode of @115923395996980624785 where their guest @109710318485682657052 tells us all about teaching the general public a bit of physics here and there. Oh, and all dogs are welcome!   Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 12:30pm EDT, 11:30 CDT --About one hour longRead Science! "My Dog Knows Physics" Episode2014-06-19 19:30:0035  
STEM Women on G+152,619Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to Dr.  @103389452828130864950 on how men can help with the issues of gender inequality in STEM fields. Yonatan is the Chief Architect of Google+ and also has a PhD in Physics with a strong engineering background. He is a passionate advocate of gender equality in STEM, and will talk to us about what we can do to encourage women in STEM. This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229   and Dr @110756968351492254645  , and you can tune in on Sunday March 2nd at 12.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel(http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event. Follow us on Twitter @stemwomen and on www.stemwomen.netSTEM Women: How Men Can Help with Dr Yonatan Zunger2014-03-02 21:30:0096  
STEM Women on G+152,619Join us for a STEM Women HOA as we speak to @103101121348859087349 on how men can help with the issues of gender inequality in STEM fields. Jonathan is a Professor at UC Davis and also the Academic Editor-in-Chief for PLOS Biology (http://www.plosbiology.org/). He is a passionate advocate of gender equality in STEM, and will talk to us about what we can do to encourage women in STEM. This is an important issue that affects both men *and* women. This HOA will be hosted by Dr @108510686109338749229  and Dr @110756968351492254645, and you can tune in on Sunday February 16th at 12.30 PM Pacific/ 8.30PM GMT. The hangout will be available for viewing on our YouTube channel (http://www.youtube.com/stemwomen) after the event. Follow us on Twitter @stemwomen and on www.stemwomen.netSTEM Women: How Men Can Help, with Professor Jonathan Eisen2014-02-16 21:30:0061  
Eat Right876,536November is American Diabetes Month. Join +Eat Right here on Google+ as we spread information and awareness about #diabetes  -- from what risk factors exist to how a person can manage the condition through food and exercise. Our host and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, +Vandana Sheth, RDN, CDE, will be joined by a panel of experts including +Jill Weisenberger and +American Council on Exercise Chief Science Officer Cedric Bryant.Diabetes Awareness Hangout2013-11-22 18:00:0034  
Scientific American288,046SA blogger and biology lecturer Joanne Manaster, along with her cohost from the Read Science! program, Jeff Shaumeyer, will host a live 30-minute chat at noon EDT on Tuesday, August 27, with Edward O. Wilson, an eminent biologist, researcher, theorist and naturalist who is the world's leading authority on ants. The discussion will focus on Dr. Wilson's latest book, "Letter to a Young Scientist," and strategies for communicating science to the general public. The chat coincides (minus one day) with the 168th anniversary of Scientific American's first issue. A Chat with Biologist Edward O. Wilson on SciAm's 168th Anniversary2013-08-27 18:00:00116  
Scientific American288,046GMOs are essential to feeding the world, proponents say. Tampering with nature is perilous, critics say. Who is right? Scientific American editor Michael Moyer will host a 30-minute conversation at noon EDT to explore this question with David H. Freedman, journalist and author of "Wrong: Why Experts Keep Failing Us—And How to Know When Not to Trust Them." Join in and let us know what questions you'd like us to address. For more on this topic, see our September issue on Food, on newsstands later this week. The Truth about Genetically Modified Food2013-08-20 18:00:0077  
Science on Google+576,576"There's a lot of amazing science out there. Let's go discover it together."  Join Dr. +Joe Hanson  biologist and host of popular YouTube/ +PBS Digital Studios series +It's Okay To Be Smart  + +AAAS  Mass Media Fellow at +WIRED  on a journey to the awesome side of science. This hangout will be hosted by Science on Google+'s +Amy Robinson , +Jason Davison   and +Nic Hammond   . *The hangout happens on Monday, July 22rd at NOON PT/ 3 PM ET.*  Joe will answer your questions and give insights on bringing science to the masses, the power of YouTube, why GIFs are awesome and much more.  _Add your thoughts and questions for Joe on this page. Joe will invite a few insightful fans to join the hangout in person!_ Get to know Dr Joe: check out his blog at http://www.itsokaytobesmart.com/ This is the second hangout in a new series that brings science to life through conversations with the world's leading minds. Subscribe to the Science on Google+ communities for the latest.It's Okay To Be Smart: A Science on Google+ Conversation2013-07-22 21:00:00120  
TODAY1,085,303When is a memory lapse just a "senior moment" -- and when might it be an early sign of Alzheimer's disease? And when should you talk to your doctor about memory problems?  Tuesday on TODAY, Maria Shriver and +Dr. Nancy Snyderman, +NBC News' chief medical editor, will report on exciting new research on cognitive decline -- something that could lead to earlier detection of Alzheimer's disease. After the segment, Snyderman will be hosting a +Google+ Hangout On Air, where she'll chat with Maria Carillo of the Alzheimer's Association -- and they'll be answering your questions about memory loss. Got a question about early signs of Alzheimer's? Send your questions to Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus using the hashtag #AskDrNancy . See you on Tuesday morning! Google+ Hangout On Air with Dr. Nancy Snyderman - Early Signs of Alzheimer's2013-07-16 15:00:00147  
ZAGAT5,252,779*Join us for our first Hangout on Air as part of our #AroundTheWorld  series* as we'll be traveling around the globe to find out more about different cultures and cuisines from the people who know them and cook them. *Our first stop: Southeast Asia.*  We'll be joined by - William W. Wongso, Indonesia’s most famous culinary expert, renowned restaurateur, food consultant, critique and host of his own television series. - KF Seetoh, “food guide maven” and founder of  +Makansutra , a company that celebrates street food cultures - Claude Tayag, accomplished artist, a handy chef, writer and columnist in the Philippine Star. - +Eve Felder  , managing director of The Culinary Institute of America’s (CIA) Singapore campus, which welcomed its first class in January 2011. Join us as our very own +Josh Strauss moderates a lively discussion on Southeast Asian cuisine and its traditions, regions, and growing popularity. Have a question for our panelists or thoughts on Southeast Asian cuisine? Post them below and tune back in on Thursday, July 11th at 8 a.m. EST to watch the live discussion.Zagat Around The World Hangout Series: Southeast Asia2013-07-11 14:00:00204  
Amy Robinson28,391On June 13 the U.S. Supreme Court made a landmark decision, unanimously ruling that human genes may not be patented.  What does that mean for you and me? Join geneticist +Ian Bosdet  and the +Science on Google+: A Public Database  Community for a 30 minute conversation to discuss what this ruling may mean for the future of health and genetic research. This event will be hosted by +Amy Robinson and +Nic Hammond . Ask questions for Ian to answer On Air and share your thoughts on the event page. Ian and the Science on Google+ team will invite a few insightful guests to ask their questions live in the hangout. Gene Patenting: A Google+ Science Conversation2013-07-09 21:00:0063  
Jeff Smith61,445Welcome to *The Selfy Sunday Project* for Sept. 2/12 The Selfy Sunday Project has switched over to the GPlus "Event Mode" which should help in previous issues with the shared album format. *There is no theme this week as we move to the event mode* I will announce the SSP Event one week prior to the actual event time. +LaDonna Pride will be helping along the way as our co-host. Thanks so much +LaDonna Pride . Like always everyone is looking forward to some great Selfies. *Selfy Sunday FAQ* can be found here. http://goo.gl/ngQeF Please check _there_ first if you have any questions. Thanks _______________________________ *UPLOADING* You can upload your photo by viewing the event and clicking on the "Add Photos" button. This is a Public event open to everyone. Any questions, again please check the FAQ or let myself or LaDonna know. Or check the +Selfy Sunday  page for updates. Cheers and have fun! JeffThe Selfy Sunday Project for Sept. 2/122012-09-02 03:00:00245  

Lorna Salgado has been shared in 63 public circles

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Simon Weiner6,3701.23 High Quality New Active Engager Circle. Enjoy:) #circle   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circles   #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday #share #shared #followers #addcircles #publicsharedcircles #share #addpeople #addcircle #addfriends #circle #socialmedia #hillaryclinton   #president   #hillary2016  2015-04-20 07:39:36500005
Daniel Gibbs24,387If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this #circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#honorary #Asian #Nobel #laureate #having #spent #considerable #time #as #daughter #of #missionaries #based #many #of #her #novels #namely #Good #Earth #Mother #as #well #as #biographies #of #her #parents #of #their #time #Exile #Fighting #Angel #all #of #which #earned #her 2015-04-13 10:36:224447713
Doris Scott284#circleshare #circle #circlesharing #circlesunday   2014-12-14 13:56:51501103
Jason Ryckman0 Hey this is jason I'm a follower of your page, I think you might really enjoy my #health    #fitness   and  #weightloss    #review     page, Please head over and check it out, I just added you to one of my circles could you please add me to your circles in returnThese followers are currently active and many will add you back when you add this circle to your circles.#circleshare #circlesharing   #circleshares  SIMPLE STEPS1. Please add me to one of your circles2. Please comment and reshare this post to public3. please comment on the original post or i may miss it4. If you would rather not receive these posts or be in my circle shares please shoot me a message and i will remove you from the List2014-12-12 01:49:47466000
Jason Ryckman0 Hey this is jason I'm a follower of your page, I think you might really enjoy my #health    #fitness   and  #weightloss    #review     page, Please head over and check it out, I just added you to one of my circles could you please add me to your circles in returnThese followers are currently active and many will add you back when you add this circle to your circles.#circleshare  #circlesharing   #circleshares  SIMPLE STEPS1. Please add me to one of your circles2. Please comment and reshare this post to public3. please comment on the original post or i may miss it4. If you would rather not receive these posts or be in my circle shares please shoot me a message and i will remove you from the List2014-12-09 20:12:54467000
Lose Those Poundz1,283Health and Weight loss Circle V 1.0This is a super circle and in it I have put together a group of really interesting and active friends on Google Plus to add in your circles.I'm talking about the *top Google+ users who share and reshare unique and original contents regarding weight loss and healthy eating.Follow this advice and grow your G+ community with like minded people who share marvelous content:Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!If you want to be circled and added  to the next circle, do these simple steps:1 - Add this circle2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Plus 1 the post 4 - CommentIf you already have me in circle and want to be included in the next circle to be shared, don't be sad, just  leave a comment. Saying you wish to be included. More you share, more you get sharedHave fun! #circles     #circleshare     #circlesharing     #sharedpubliccircles     #addpeople     #addcircle       #weightloss   #healthyeating  2014-07-11 04:13:23483206
andi steven0- This is a game to expand the circle of friends.- If you see this message and you want to participate. Just perform the following actions:+ Plus: Click +1 this post.+ Comment: You note that any comments.+ Share: You share this comment to more people.+ Add: Select to add the button to connect with 500 people following, including me.The way to [Super Circle Part 2]: If you do all the steps above, of course, you have your bot acc add 1, and based on the number of people I will add up round [Super Circle Part 2], in addition to the many shared, and a new positive ..Thank you for reading.#indonesia #circlesharing #circleshare #circleoftheday #circles2014-04-26 09:26:094786211
Mikhail Petrovsky62,708Good morning / evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Это социальный круг / This social circleВам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-21 02:56:05499401870
Artur M.35,061A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.#forfriends  2014-01-14 07:40:03498371555
Vladimir Samsonov23,928Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-09 13:27:00439453068
Andrey Mashnich103,517Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-11-30 16:02:04441563279
Roy W. Richardson1,476Circle Share-- Foodies, Food Bloggers, and People who are very Social about FoodWhile I haven't shared very much of this side of me on Google+, I am a major foodie. I looked for a long time for the word that described me and one day Patton Oswalt used that word in an interview and I Googled it to find its meaning and there I was. Here is a circle of Food experts and Food mad scientists who look at food as a path to healthy living or happy living. I don't think you will be disappointed. I will start posting more of my own recipes and food experiments.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foodie2013-11-19 21:43:5588000
Justin Fournier1,722Social & SEO CircleIt's been awhile since I've shared circles with the general public.  In this Circle I've labeled it as my Social/SEO circle.  Users within this circle generally gave me insight, tips, and tricks into G+ and social branding.Add and follow their posts to increase your own branding in this now digital world!Share and enjoy all! #SEO   #googleplus   #socialmediamarketing   #sharedcircles   #googleplustips  2013-11-03 01:00:37143215
Kathryn Nokony7,394Here is a circle of dynamic Women from all walks of life #circleshare  2013-10-08 17:50:17422815
Till von Bracht1,689Health is wealth! Share this circle and learn how to live a healthy life! #sharedcircles #circle #circleshare #health #healthcircle #sharedcircle  2013-09-26 12:22:50306024
Mike Elgan2,209,377Have you added the League of Extraordinary Circle Friends lately?2013-03-31 09:40:493327321
Barry Grau3,491I haven't shared this circle of Chicago Area Photographers in a long time. Add to it and reshare if you'd like2013-03-21 22:20:44203102
Nicole Gugliucci19,829UPDATED First Ladies of Science CircleRemember that whole thing that happened a while ago when +Pamela Gay realized she was the only lady on the Science & Nature Suggested Users List? Well, not only were more women added as a result of our discussions (Thanks, Google!) but we put together a list or YOUR recommendations for your favorite ladies of science. These women do science, teach science, talk about science, or just plain LOVE science, and they share it with all of us here on Google+. Still missing you or one of your favorites? Let me know in the comments! 2013-02-27 04:41:0515610312
Nicole Gugliucci19,685I'm resharing my "First Ladies of Science" circle from last week ago based on your suggestions of the fabulous women of STEM here in Google+. Sorry, I've been busy with travel and haven't updated it and plan to do that... but I wanted to share from the new profile in case you missed it. 2013-02-09 16:05:091208815
Rob Salzman18,074This circle is the third of four containing people who've commented on content I share.  They make my stream come alive with compelling, interesting discussions.  If you want your stream to be active, you won't do better then including them.   Fair warning:  Some of these people are willing to take a stand that may be different then those I'd take.  :)2013-02-01 18:25:26500315
martin shervington28,933Circle of enrichment! - (new for 2013)This circle is full of awesome people who have most recently been enriching my life on Google+. There are also a couple of quality pages that have been supportive as well. In brief: add them in and you'll probably know with whom I interact the most.A huge thank you to everyone included and I look forward to sharing a great year ahead. #commoogling     #publiccircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #publiccirclesproject  2013-01-05 15:57:58275602856
Rob Salzman16,639Friday Circle Share:  This is the third of three circles that contains the people who make my streams come alive.  These are the passionate, witty, intellegent people who comment.   I may not agree with them, but I always learn somthing from them.  Fair warning.  Not everyone in this circle is a leftie.  :)2012-12-28 23:07:58459305
Mike Elgan2,022,742Is my League the best Circle on Google+?Sorry to brag, but I think it is. Why? Because The League of Extraordinary Circle Friends is not filled with social media superstars on the official Suggested Users List, but a very carefully curated group of super awesome people. It's also a very carefully balanced group, internally -- not too much tech or photography, and plenty of posts about science, food, journalism, travel and life in general (not to mention beer and wine!). If you agree, you can make the G+ world a better place by: 1. Sharing this post2. Adding this circle3. Adding this circle to your own shared circles and promoting your own circles!2012-12-19 12:04:1432181041
Mike Elgan2,022,742Is my League the best Circle on Google+?Sorry to brag, but I think it is. Why? Because it's a circle not of social media superstars on the official Suggested Users List, but a very carefully curated group of super awesome people. If you agree, you can make G+ a better place by: 1. Sharing this post2. Adding this circle3. Adding this circle to your own shared circles. 2012-12-19 12:02:0132415
Mike Elgan1,961,850Welcoming Claude Rieth to the League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!Circle and promote the League (even if you've done so in the past) by: 1. Clicking "Add circle." 2. Typing a new or existing circle name. 3. Clicking the "Create or add to circles" button. 4. Clicking the "Share this post" button, and share with "Extended circles." +Claude Rieth lives in Luxembourg, and posts a lot about some of the beautiful sights he encounters there, as well as a breathtakingly broad range of other stuff. He's a geek, photographer, fitness fan, traveler and more and you're going to love his stream.  Welcome +Claude Rieth!2012-11-27 10:22:0432121040
Dave Tozier0+Danial Hallock originally shared this post:The Three HundredRevised CopyIt's been about a month since my last share of #thethreehundred  so I wanted to share the revised copy of the circle; and true to my word, there have been a lot of revisions in the last month.For example, I've gone through each and every one of the 200 some odd recommendations and circle shares that came about from the last circle share.  As a result, of the original 297 that were shared a little under a month ago (http://goo.gl/xqGb4), I removed approximately 137 300ers and added 129 new members.  You can expect this circle to continue to change, but I think the triple digit adjustments are mostly done.  For those of you just joining us, this is a continuation of a project where I've been changing my #circlemanagement  strategy from purpose based to engagement based (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).As always, If you're notified you're in it. If you're in it, why not recommend a few people for me to circle up, or share the circle out with your stream?  Remember: #sharingiscaring  (Link to this post: http://goo.gl/cHwht)2012-11-20 17:22:28295000
Danial Hallock4,767The Three HundredRevised CopyIt's been about a month since my last share of #thethreehundred  so I wanted to share the revised copy of the circle; and true to my word, there have been a lot of revisions in the last month.For example, I've gone through each and every one of the 200 some odd recommendations and circle shares that came about from the last circle share.  As a result, of the original 297 that were shared a little under a month ago (http://goo.gl/xqGb4), I removed approximately 137 300ers and added 129 new members.  You can expect this circle to continue to change, but I think the triple digit adjustments are mostly done.  For those of you just joining us, this is a continuation of a project where I've been changing my #circlemanagement  strategy from purpose based to engagement based (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).As always, If you're notified you're in it. If you're in it, why not recommend a few people for me to circle up, or share the circle out with your stream?  Remember: #sharingiscaring  (Link to this post: http://goo.gl/cHwht)2012-11-20 15:47:332941172383
Rob Salzman13,731This circle is three of three which contains the people who've engage with me.  They add so much to my google+ experience.   If you want to follow people who engage, who comment, plus, and share your posts - this group is for you!2012-11-09 19:42:0793103
Nils Tschampel2,357The Cream of the Crop of October 2012What's this?On +CircleCount everyday some very interesting persons are choosen and recommended. These are persons without hundreds of thousands of followers but with a lot of interesting content. You won't find silent people here leading the rankings, but interesting people that are worth to be followed.You can find the Cream of the Crop daily here:http://www.circlecount.com/daily/Past Cream of the Crop circles:September 2012: http://goo.gl/ie3VNAugust 2012: http://goo.gl/5vUUPJuly 2012: http://goo.gl/oAemEJune 2012: http://goo.gl/YZt1yMay 2012: http://goo.gl/4Tq43April 2012: http://goo.gl/NvbKjMarch 2012: http://goo.gl/3auLoFebruary 2012: http://goo.gl/TWYpKJanuary 2012: http://goo.gl/HBdHbDecember 2011: http://goo.gl/RBCpgNovember 2011: http://goo.gl/x6TJkOctober 2011: http://goo.gl/2xVn92012-11-07 18:46:59308422136
Tim Moore25,169+NBA Smackdown Circle #1Tonights the night - start of the +NBA Season!  Double header on TNT: +Boston Celtics vs +Miami HEAT, then +Dallas Mavericks vs my +Los Angeles Lakers ---- and yes, The Black Mamba will be playing!So hoopsters - everyone in this shared public circle love the game and talk intelligently about it. Should be fun chatting about our favorite sport and talking smack with each other!! :)Share this will your friends, and if you'd like to be included in NBA Smackdown Circle #1 simply add your name below and share this publicly. When this gets to 500, I'll begin Circle #2.Note: If you share this circle, you can delete the previous one from your profile.#Circle   #Circles   #Public   #PublicCircle #CircleShare   #CircleSharing   #SharePublicCircle #circleoftheday   #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday  #circlesharing #fullcircleshare          #addmetoyourcircles #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #sharing #sharingcircle #sharingmeansthankyou #topcircles #freakingawesome   2012-10-30 19:34:444051074
Danial Hallock4,130The Three HundredRough DraftA few weeks ago I posted a rather lengthy post about how I was changing my #circlemanagement  strategy from purpose based to engagement based (http://goo.gl/kqE8h).  This is the first rough draft of that circle, minus a few ninjas that prefer not to be shared out.  As such, the landscape of this circle will change drastically over the next few months; but I wanted to give the people who are following this circle a glimpse of what to expect.  As always, If you're notified you're in it. If you're in it, why not recommend a few people for me to circle up, or share the circle out with your stream? :D #thethreehundred   #circleshare   #sharingiscaring  2012-10-22 15:52:142971191078
Mike Elgan1,839,216+Meg L added to The League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!Please click "Add circle" below, and also Share this post!!I've added one +Meg L to the League. Meg is a well-traveled, opinionated foodie with a truly original Google+ stream! You're going to love having her in your circles. If you've circled the League in the past, please circle again. G+ will simply add the new people. 2012-10-21 19:12:5031121234
Chad Haney7,185Relevance on G+, Two Birds, One PostOK so here's my #AZlist or #AZfaves thingy. I decided not to annoy people with the notifications. They are probably in the shared circle below anyway. In case you don't know, the list is from typing + and a letter. You are supposed to select the first name that Google suggests. I didn't allow duplicates so in some cases, it wasn't the first person Google suggested "by relevance to me".A: Kawthar AL ABDALLA B: Buddhini Samarasinghe C: Kimberly Chapman D: Deeksha Tare E: Mike Elgan F: Feisal Kamil G: Gnotic Pasta H: Aida Hazlan I: irish d J: Jonathan Langdale K: Guy Kawasaki L: Lindsay Leonidas M: Mahesh Sreekandath N: Jerry Nguyen O: Mary Owens P: Peter LindelaufQ: Liz Quilty R: Rajini Rao S: Allison Sekuler T: Tom Lee U: Frances Uku V: Branimir Vasilic W: Christian WietholtX: Xavier Brinon Y: Annie Yim Z: mary ZemanThe shared circle is another test of relevancy. You also have probably seen these going around. You sort your circles by "Relevance" and make a circle out of the top 99. Again, I did a little filtering. I removed people that are hardly on G+ but are in my email contacts. There were a couple of bizarre ones near the bottom that also got the ax, sorry. If you aren't in here, don't feel bad. Blame Google. #circleshare   #sharedcircles2012-10-06 04:41:0110025017
Jeremy Kolb1,867Google+ Starter CircleAre you new to Google+? Well here is a circle built specifically for you to help you get started. To get the most out of Google+, you need to do two things: find great content, and share great content. This circle will help you do both.Side note: if you are just starting out, keep in mind that small circles are the best. it's just way easier to keep them clean.To help you find good stuff I have included some of my favorite pages and people here that keep the entertaining and interesting content flowing. Several of them are also connectors, they share circles about particular interests you may have (Photography, Doctor Who Fans, Technology, etc...).Those connectors will also enable you to better share good content as they often build circles and will add you to them when you ask. *The more people you have in your circles, the more fun it is to share the awsome stuff you find.* Hope you enjoy,  #newtogoogleplus    #googleplustips   #sharedcircles   #circleshare #circlesharing   #circle   #circles   #amazingpeople   #circleoftheday   #topcircles   #share   #sharingiscaring   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles  2012-09-27 19:27:2027537
Mike Elgan1,697,437The League of Extraordinary Circle Friends, Revised and UpdatedI've decided to stay true to the mission of this circle, so I've cut out the AWOL celebrities, and also removed myself (I don't meet my own criteria). Please click "Add circle" below to circle The League!2012-09-13 10:19:583221453
Mike Elgan1,685,269Circle The League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!If you haven't circled my League of Extraordinary Circle Friends, you don't know what you're missing. Click "Add circle" below to circle the lot (if you've circled this group before, do it again to pick up the new members). Also: Please share this post with all your circles!What is this League, and where did it come from? Well, these are people I've discovered on Google+ who post extraordinarily original and interesting posts on a wide range of subjects, and who engage on Google+ with passion, curiosity and a sense of adventure. Besides that, they have little in common with each other. Everybody circle The League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!2012-09-10 18:58:224122924
STEM Women on G+2,184STEM Women on G+ Shared Circle (Release 3)This is the first crowd-sourced, collaboratively curated circle of Women who work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields that are also active on G+.We had some simple criteria for inclusion in this circle; every woman in this circle has a job that relates directly to STEM or is an advanced student of STEM. They are all active users of G+ and post Publicly about their STEM discipline regularly (i.e. at least once a week).• Import these people into a brand new circle, and then move people over into your permanent circles if you like what they post.• Reshare this post, to get the STEM goodness out to as many as people as possible :)• If we have missed someone that should be included in this circle in time for our next update, please nominate them at http://goo.gl/rvKEf. We will be actively curating this circle once a month or so, removing inactive users, adding new active users, so consider this a work in progress :)• Please also make sure that the nominee has added the STEM Women on G+ Brand Page to their circles (we cannot include the nominee in this shared circle unless she does that).--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This circle is curated by +Buddhini Samarasinghe, +Rajini Rao, +Christine Paluch, +Liz ℚuilty and +Liz Krane. A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported this crowd-sourced effort by sharing the original post and by nominating people for it - this wouldn't have been possible without you! #STEM #stemeducation #science #technology #engineering #maths #sharedcircleday #SharedCircles  2012-08-17 05:03:27167110233
Mike Elgan1,598,118The League is Back!Please click "Add circle" below, and also Share this post!I've been slacking off lately in my promotion of The League of Extraordinary Circle Friends, but no more, I tell you. If you've started following me recently, let me explain what this is all about.My mission is to find really awesome people who I personally enjoy following, and promote the hell out of them until they reach 100,000 circles, at which point they "graduate" from the League. So here they are: The League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!2012-08-16 20:01:2238341652
Jeremy Kolb1,030Google+ Starter KitAre you new to Google+? Well here is a circle built specifically for you to help you get started. To get the most out of Google+, you need to be able to do two things well: find good content and share good content. To help you find good stuff I have included some of my favorite pages and people here that keep the entertaining and interesting content flowing. Several of them are also connectors, they share circles about particular interests you may have (Photography, Doctor Who Fans, Technology, etc...).Those connectors will also enable you to better share good content as they often build circles and will add you to them when you ask. The more people you have in your circles, the more fun it is to share the awsome stuff you find. Hope you enjoy,  #newgoogleplus   #googleplustips   #sharedcircles   #circleshare #circlesharing   #circle   #circles   #amazingpeople   #circleoftheday   #topcircles   #share   #sharingiscaring   #sharedcircleoftheday   #publiccircles   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles  +Full Circle +Public Circles +Best Shared Circle +Shared Pages Circles +Shared Circles on G+ +SharedCircles +Circle-Back +Sharing is Caring on G+  2012-07-27 18:02:3721046
martin shervington10,142Star Wars Tuesday First Gen circleHere are a great bunch of people who helped to get #starwarstuesday  off the ground.So, if you are looking for some Star Wars posts, especially on a Tuesday, then it is a perfect place to start!As always, may the force be with you and any family issues resolve themselves in a pleasant manner and preferably without the loss of a hand, or that awkward 'kissing' incident, 'cos let's face it, it was a little weird.Enjoy! #starwarstuesday   #starwars   #sharedcircles   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles  2012-07-26 08:57:5180281939
Michael Pedersen88I've just looked at a few of my friends, and now I see why they think that G+ is a ghost town. Folks, you have to circle some people that post good stuff. Here, this circle was shared by +Terrence Lui a while back, and made my already busy stream actually too busy.Doesn't change how useful it is, or how fun it is. Save the circle, and you're going to find a whole new G+ waiting for you.2012-07-25 04:42:3176304
Haroon Abbasi215People Who are walking around the earth with Google Plus..... #sharedcircles  +Public Circles +Circle Plus +Circle Share +Public Circles +Shared Circles on G+ 2012-06-25 05:42:0950023616
Mike Elgan1,351,374Click 'Add circle' to follow the League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!2012-06-21 16:51:284022422
Mike Elgan1,340,998Click 'Add circle'! to follow the League!2012-06-19 23:50:243828634
Danial Hallock (Kysimir)0No Name NeededI wanted to add another user to this circle, so I decided to continue modelling my "league" after that of +Mike Elgan and reshare the circle with every addition.  I also have a habit of notifying people whenever I share a circle that has them in it, but if people would rather I not do that, let me know!  :)I added +Sarah Rios.  While she has an unhealthy and unjustified addiction to all things #loki , she makes up for it with some pretty delicious #foodporn  that pops up on her stream on an almost daily basis. When she isn't fawning over Loki or delicious food stuffs, she's usually posting some  #geekhumor  and nerdy content. As an active engager on even the busiest of threads, and a good plusser she's someone worth following.Check her, and the rest of the no-namers out!  Previous share(s):https://plus.google.com/115240799014773651633/posts/YTdTnnGHHsV #circleshare   #nonameneeded  2012-06-15 23:48:1615102
Terrence Lui22,443Who You Gonna Call?Do you have a problem?  Do you wonder where you are going to go to get help?  If so, this is this is the circle for you.  These are the experts.  They are the ones we go to when we need help. Not only do they know what they are talking about but they will all go out of their way to make sure you get what you need.  Can't get much better than that.  This is the first shared circle I have created.  Heck it is the first shared circle I am even sharing.  I created this circle, with the help of all of you (http://bit.ly/KYlY20), because I think experts are crucial to great community.  Everyone who was mentioned is great.  I went through everyone of the profiles, it took me almost 3 hours, and found some awesome people.   But because I wanted to keep the circle relatively small I curated the list to my own standards.So here it is, a circle of Experts you can find on Google+.  Everyone of them is an expert in some way and will be great engaging with you if you ever need help in their field of expertise.  The list of experts is diverse.  We have the more popular subjects covered like tech, photography and social media.  We also have a strong group of creative people in art, writing, and movies.  And then we have niche interest like running and physics.  So add this circle it if you feel inclined.  I give you my personal guarantee that you will find someone of interest in there or your money back.  Note:  If you were notified of this post you are in the circle.  2012-06-14 18:46:0375634765
Mike Elgan1,188,150Welcoming +Alex Lindsay to The League of Extraordinary Circle Friends!(Please click "Add circle" below to circle the group. And please SHARE this post!!)You may known +Alex Lindsay from appearances on +TWiT shows. But in his day job he's the founder and Chief Architect of Pixel Corps, a digital media training company. Alex is a very interesting and knowledgeable person, and a super nice guy. He's also a huge fan and active user of Google+. Welcome to the League, Alex!!2012-05-23 20:33:1437111141
Gemma Costa35,539As I promised some days ago here there is the updated Circle of Breakfast Club IMPORTANT: share this post so people will know the news and the group will grow In this Circle there are only people who use the tag #breakfastclub for the page +Breakfast Club I've only added people who really use the tag because, I say it one time more, one of intentions of this theme is to share with many people the posts and beautiful images and to comment and to support the work of others.If you don't like to be in tell me and I'll erase your nameIf you would like to be inside ask me here and use the tag #breakfastclub The Circle of Breakfast Club brings together people who enjoy sharing own works for giving the good morning to the other people, then you can use this tag in your first post in the morning or also during the day if your prefer, it will be always morning somewhereWould you like to be inside? Here there are some simple things to know:To be added to the Circle of Breakfast Club :1) share a work of yours with the tag #breakfastclub , photos above all, of any topic, but also poems, videos with music or interesting posts you think they could be interesting for the group, so people can found your post and comment it and enjoy the beautiful works2) if you are sharing an image be sure to write the tag also on it ( in the black lighbox) , so your work automatically will be shared on the page of Breakfast Club because the curators can comment and share some of your works but, obviously, not all the times and not all3) Search the tagged works from the others and support them, THIS IS IMPORTANT, do for the others what you would like the others do to you :)4) SHARE THIS POST so people can know the news, THIS IS ANOTHER IMPORTANT POINT for the grown of a theme so , please don't forget to share it!!#breakfastclub #sharedclubs #breakfast #sharedcircles #circleshare2012-05-10 18:05:08204465441
STEM Women on G+680STEM Women on G+ Shared Circle (Release 2)This is the first crowd-sourced, collaboratively curated circle of Women who work in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields that are also active on G+. We had some simple criteria for inclusion in this circle; every woman in this circle has a job that relates directly to STEM or is an advanced student of STEM. They are all active users of G+ and post Publicly about their STEM discipline regularly (i.e. at least once a week). • Import these people into a brand new circle, and then move people over into your permanent circles if you like what they post.• Reshare this post, to get the STEM goodness out to as many as people as possible :)• If we have missed someone that should be included in this circle in time for our next update, please nominate them at http://goo.gl/rvKEf. We will be actively curating this circle once a month or so, removing inactive users, adding new active users, so consider this a work in progress :)• Please also make sure that the nominee has added the STEM Women on G+ Brand Page to their circles (we cannot include the nominee in this shared circle unless she does that).--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------This circle is curated by +Buddhini Samarasinghe, +Rajini Rao, +Liz Krane, +Liz ℚuilty and +Christine Paluch. A HUGE thank you to everyone who supported this crowd-sourced effort by sharing the original post and by nominating people for it - this wouldn't have been possible without you!2012-05-08 21:56:29153136530
Richard Law2,621Imaginary Robots should be in everyone's stream. #doshare #sharedcircles #circleshare2012-05-07 20:41:36231000

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2015-03-27 20:52:39 (17 comments, 4 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

interesting diagram.

The Confused Person's Guide to Middle East Conflicts
Who’s friends with whom, in one simple diagram

Confused about what’s happening in the Middle East? No need to worry—our research team at the Institute of Internet Diagrams has come up with the ultimate explainer in the shape of an interactive diagram that sums up the geopolitical alliances traversing this ancient region, which dates back to the Mesozoic Era.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/03/the-confused-persons-guide-to-middle-east-conflicts/388883/?utm_source=SFFB

Most reshares: 22

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2015-04-04 19:58:30 (1 comments, 22 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Cut Paper Bacterium

Artist Rogan Brown recently completed work on this new cut paper sculpture titled Cut Microbe. 

Four months in the making, the piece is a continuation of Brown’s exploration of the human biome and was inspired by the form of salmonella and ecoli bacteria (this 44″ sculpture is about half a million times bigger than the real thing). The sculpture will be on view this May as part of a commission by the Eden Project in the UK. 

more: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/03/a-sprawling-cut-paper-bacterium-by-rogan-brown/

Most plusones: 77

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2015-04-20 07:06:35 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Oh hai guys, here's my contribution for selfie Sunday - got my hair did!

This pic was taken while I was in NYC a week ago. Change is good. Happy Sunday! x

#selfiesunday  

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2015-04-26 06:19:07 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

I can't even...

#cutenessoverload   #random  

I can't even...

#cutenessoverload   #random  ___

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2015-04-26 05:40:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Haha! 

#random   #humour  

Haha! 

#random   #humour  ___

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2015-04-26 05:22:53 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

//Diet Pepsi

"Pepsi is responding to consumer demand — not science."

Pepsi is ditching aspartame — based on no evidence whatsoever

So the bottom line is this: while we know "natural" added sugars are killing us, we simply don't have the same evidence suggesting artificial sweeteners — even aspartame — are harmful. Pepsi may be responding to consumer demand with their move, but they certainly aren't responding to science.

//Diet Pepsi

"Pepsi is responding to consumer demand — not science."

Pepsi is ditching aspartame — based on no evidence whatsoever

So the bottom line is this: while we know "natural" added sugars are killing us, we simply don't have the same evidence suggesting artificial sweeteners — even aspartame — are harmful. Pepsi may be responding to consumer demand with their move, but they certainly aren't responding to science.___

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2015-04-24 22:32:40 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

//Malaria vaccine

Malaria vaccine a breakthrough despite being partially effective, say scientists

The world’s first malaria vaccine is partially effective and could protect small children from the life-threatening disease, according to scientists who have completed the final trials.

The vaccine has been in development for 20 years and has cost more than $500m (£330m) so far. Hopes that it would save the lives of most of the 500,000 children under five who die from malaria each year have long been scaled back, but experts say that even a partially effective vaccine is an important breakthrough.

//Malaria vaccine

Malaria vaccine a breakthrough despite being partially effective, say scientists

The world’s first malaria vaccine is partially effective and could protect small children from the life-threatening disease, according to scientists who have completed the final trials.

The vaccine has been in development for 20 years and has cost more than $500m (£330m) so far. Hopes that it would save the lives of most of the 500,000 children under five who die from malaria each year have long been scaled back, but experts say that even a partially effective vaccine is an important breakthrough.___

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2015-04-24 22:09:00 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

We are all made of stars. 

Fly Through A 3D City Of Stars To Honor Hubble 

Based on Hubble Telescope data, Space Telescope Science Institute’s (STSci) astrovisualization team produced this awe-inspiring journey through the heart of the star Westerlund 2 cluster. 20,000 light years from Earth, this busy stellar community hosts some of the hottest and bright stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.

We are all made of stars. 

Fly Through A 3D City Of Stars To Honor Hubble 

Based on Hubble Telescope data, Space Telescope Science Institute’s (STSci) astrovisualization team produced this awe-inspiring journey through the heart of the star Westerlund 2 cluster. 20,000 light years from Earth, this busy stellar community hosts some of the hottest and bright stars in the Milky Way Galaxy.___

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2015-04-24 20:14:07 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

//Shrimp

pretty gross.

Test finds 60% of raw shrimp tainted with bacteria, including superbug MRSA

If ponds aren’t properly managed, “a sludge of fecal matter, chemicals and excess food can build up and decay,” Consumer Reports said in its study, “How Safe is Your Shrimp?” Shrimp are often given heavy doses of antibiotics to ward off bacteria and algae that thrive in their crowded tanks and ponds.

Most shrimp is farmed in exporting countries like Thailand, Vietnam, India, and Indonesia, which provide 94% of the US supply. 

//Shrimp

pretty gross.

Test finds 60% of raw shrimp tainted with bacteria, including superbug MRSA

If ponds aren’t properly managed, “a sludge of fecal matter, chemicals and excess food can build up and decay,” Consumer Reports said in its study, “How Safe is Your Shrimp?” Shrimp are often given heavy doses of antibiotics to ward off bacteria and algae that thrive in their crowded tanks and ponds.

Most shrimp is farmed in exporting countries like Thailand, Vietnam, India, and Indonesia, which provide 94% of the US supply. ___

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2015-04-24 20:01:29 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

//New Diet Pepsi 

PepsiCo is taking aspartame out of Diet Pepsi in US

PepsiCo will replace the controversial sugar substitute with sucralose, another calorie-free, artificial sweetener, commonly known under its branded name, Splenda. However, PepsiCo says aspartame is safe and that it will continue to use it outside the US.

The company says the decision was in response to consumer surveys that found aspartame was the top reason Americans were drinking fewer diet sodas. US sales of Diet Pepsi fell 5.2% by volume last year, and sales of Diet Coke were down 6.6%, according to Beverage Digest data cited today in the Wall Street Journal.

//New Diet Pepsi 

PepsiCo is taking aspartame out of Diet Pepsi in US

PepsiCo will replace the controversial sugar substitute with sucralose, another calorie-free, artificial sweetener, commonly known under its branded name, Splenda. However, PepsiCo says aspartame is safe and that it will continue to use it outside the US.

The company says the decision was in response to consumer surveys that found aspartame was the top reason Americans were drinking fewer diet sodas. US sales of Diet Pepsi fell 5.2% by volume last year, and sales of Diet Coke were down 6.6%, according to Beverage Digest data cited today in the Wall Street Journal.___

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2015-04-24 11:03:47 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

What an amazing and inspiring man.

Life as a rare fruit collector

Helton Josue Teodoro Muniz is a rare fruit collector. He has planted and cultivated over 1,300 species in his six hectare garden in Campina do Monte Alegre, in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

_He was born with a motor neurone deficiency and only learnt to walk as a teenager. Today it is still difficult for him even to hold a seed.
But the childhood discovery of a fruit he had never heard of propelled him on a journey which led to the Rare Fruit Farm. 16 years later he is an internationally renowned fruit expert and author._

What an amazing and inspiring man.

Life as a rare fruit collector

Helton Josue Teodoro Muniz is a rare fruit collector. He has planted and cultivated over 1,300 species in his six hectare garden in Campina do Monte Alegre, in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

_He was born with a motor neurone deficiency and only learnt to walk as a teenager. Today it is still difficult for him even to hold a seed.
But the childhood discovery of a fruit he had never heard of propelled him on a journey which led to the Rare Fruit Farm. 16 years later he is an internationally renowned fruit expert and author.____

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2015-04-24 10:48:55 (2 comments, 7 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

//Naps

power naps!

Scientists agree: Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone

If you're feeling sleepy and want to wake yourself up — and have 20 minutes or so to spare before you need to be fully alert — there's something you should try. It's more effective than drinking a cup of coffee or taking a quick nap.

It's drinking a cup of coffee and then taking a quick nap. This is called a coffee nap.

//Naps

power naps!

Scientists agree: Coffee naps are better than coffee or naps alone

If you're feeling sleepy and want to wake yourself up — and have 20 minutes or so to spare before you need to be fully alert — there's something you should try. It's more effective than drinking a cup of coffee or taking a quick nap.

It's drinking a cup of coffee and then taking a quick nap. This is called a coffee nap.___

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2015-04-23 10:43:14 (11 comments, 3 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

//Weight lose

Exercise is good … but it won't help you lose weight, say doctors

“Let us bust the myth of physical activity and obesity. You cannot outrun a bad diet.”

Being dangerously overweight is all down to bad diet rather than a lack of exercise, according to a trio of doctors who have reopened the debate about whether food, sedentary lifestyles or both are responsible for the obesity epidemic.

//Weight lose

Exercise is good … but it won't help you lose weight, say doctors

“Let us bust the myth of physical activity and obesity. You cannot outrun a bad diet.”

Being dangerously overweight is all down to bad diet rather than a lack of exercise, according to a trio of doctors who have reopened the debate about whether food, sedentary lifestyles or both are responsible for the obesity epidemic.___

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2015-04-23 08:02:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

//Sugary drinks 

Sugary drinks boost risk factors for heart disease, study shows

Beverages sweetened with low, medium and high amounts of high-fructose corn syrup significantly increase risk factors for cardiovascular disease, even when consumed for just two weeks by young, healthy men and women, reports a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis.

The study is the first to demonstrate a direct, dose-dependent relationship between the amount of added sugar consumed in sweetened beverages and increases in specific risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

//Sugary drinks 

Sugary drinks boost risk factors for heart disease, study shows

Beverages sweetened with low, medium and high amounts of high-fructose corn syrup significantly increase risk factors for cardiovascular disease, even when consumed for just two weeks by young, healthy men and women, reports a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis.

The study is the first to demonstrate a direct, dose-dependent relationship between the amount of added sugar consumed in sweetened beverages and increases in specific risk factors for cardiovascular disease.___

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2015-04-22 17:57:34 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

//Earth Day

7 things we've learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

A whole lot has changed since the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970.

Back then, the most urgent environmental problems facing the United States were air and water pollution. In the decades since, we've made huge progress mopping that up, only to discover entirely new headaches, like global warming and ocean acidification.

//Earth Day

7 things we've learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

A whole lot has changed since the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970.

Back then, the most urgent environmental problems facing the United States were air and water pollution. In the decades since, we've made huge progress mopping that up, only to discover entirely new headaches, like global warming and ocean acidification.___

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2015-04-21 23:34:08 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

A Silicon Valley startup wants to make breast cancer-gene testing affordable to all Americans

"The sample is processed in a central lab and the results are provided with genetic counseling. “We want to make sure that there is always a physician involved,” explain the founders, saying that they don’t allow patients to access their test results without a doctor (the company will assign one to patients who have ordered the test themselves)—last year."

A Silicon Valley startup which raised $15 million in funding, wants to fix the problem and have all American women get access to a test for 19 gene mutations, including the BRCA1 and BRCA2, responsible of increasing specifically ovarian and breast cancer risk, but also linked to other cancers.

Genetic diagnostics are expensive: The tests available in the US cost thousands of dollars (from $1,500 to $4,000)and scr... more »

A Silicon Valley startup wants to make breast cancer-gene testing affordable to all Americans

"The sample is processed in a central lab and the results are provided with genetic counseling. “We want to make sure that there is always a physician involved,” explain the founders, saying that they don’t allow patients to access their test results without a doctor (the company will assign one to patients who have ordered the test themselves)—last year."

A Silicon Valley startup which raised $15 million in funding, wants to fix the problem and have all American women get access to a test for 19 gene mutations, including the BRCA1 and BRCA2, responsible of increasing specifically ovarian and breast cancer risk, but also linked to other cancers.

Genetic diagnostics are expensive: The tests available in the US cost thousands of dollars (from $1,500 to $4,000) and screening for BRCA gene mutations is currently prescribed (and hence likely covered by insurance) only in the case of direct family history of ovarian and breast cancer. However, of the 12% of American women who develop breast cancer, many do not know of a family history. The gene mutation is responsible for 5%-10% breast cancers and about 15% ovarian cancers, but carriers might also be unaware of their family history since half the carriers of the of mutated BRCA genes are men, who are unlikely to develop breast cancer.___

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2015-04-21 23:17:42 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

The research linking autism to vaccines is even more bogus than you think

Large-scale studies involving thousands of participants in several countries have failed to establish a link between the MMR vaccine and the mental developmental disorder.

Most recently, the journal Jama looked at nearly 100,000 children who got the shot and their family histories of autism. They found the MMR vaccine was not associated with an increased risk of autism, even with children who had older siblings with the disorder. "These findings indicate no harmful association between MMR vaccine receipt and ASD even among children already at higher risk for ASD," the researchers concluded. 

The research linking autism to vaccines is even more bogus than you think

Large-scale studies involving thousands of participants in several countries have failed to establish a link between the MMR vaccine and the mental developmental disorder.

Most recently, the journal Jama looked at nearly 100,000 children who got the shot and their family histories of autism. They found the MMR vaccine was not associated with an increased risk of autism, even with children who had older siblings with the disorder. "These findings indicate no harmful association between MMR vaccine receipt and ASD even among children already at higher risk for ASD," the researchers concluded. ___

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2015-04-21 21:06:13 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

//MIND diet

A Diet Might Cut the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s

“The MIND diet may be a triple bonus. It reduces the risk for dementia, strokes and heart disease.”

The study, conducted by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, found strict adherence to any of the three diets lessened the chances of getting Alzheimer’s. But only the MIND diet seemed to help counter the disease even when people followed only some of the diet’s recommendations. The research was observational, not randomized or controlled, and therefore isn’t evidence the MIND diet caused a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s. Instead, the research shows there is an association between the two.

//MIND diet

A Diet Might Cut the Risk of Developing Alzheimer’s

“The MIND diet may be a triple bonus. It reduces the risk for dementia, strokes and heart disease.”

The study, conducted by researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, found strict adherence to any of the three diets lessened the chances of getting Alzheimer’s. But only the MIND diet seemed to help counter the disease even when people followed only some of the diet’s recommendations. The research was observational, not randomized or controlled, and therefore isn’t evidence the MIND diet caused a reduced risk for Alzheimer’s. Instead, the research shows there is an association between the two.___

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2015-04-21 20:12:30 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

//Yogurt

Regular consumption of yogurt does not improve health

For years various researchers have stated the benefits of eating yogurt on a regular basis although its effectiveness has never been proven. In fact, until now, few studies have specifically examined the effect of consuming this product on health.

Now, a new study carried out in Spain evaluates whether there is a link between the regular consumption of yogurt and the physical and mental improvement in health-related quality of life (HRQL) in the adult population, gauged from the SF-12 survey.

The Paper: http://www.andjrnl.org/article/S2212-2672(14)00598-X/abstract

PR: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-04/f-sf-rco042115.php

//Yogurt

Regular consumption of yogurt does not improve health

For years various researchers have stated the benefits of eating yogurt on a regular basis although its effectiveness has never been proven. In fact, until now, few studies have specifically examined the effect of consuming this product on health.

Now, a new study carried out in Spain evaluates whether there is a link between the regular consumption of yogurt and the physical and mental improvement in health-related quality of life (HRQL) in the adult population, gauged from the SF-12 survey.

The Paper: http://www.andjrnl.org/article/S2212-2672(14)00598-X/abstract

PR: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-04/f-sf-rco042115.php___

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2015-04-21 01:12:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

//Marathon

Congrats to all the Boston Marathon finishers today!

How to run a marathon, according to science

"The really important thing for marathon runners is having a strong plan, which comes through training."

All the experts I spoke to agree on this: the right training program is the most important thing for finishing with a good time, or simply completing a marathon for the first time. Nothing you do on the day of the race matters if you haven't put in the hours and miles in the months beforehand.

//Marathon

Congrats to all the Boston Marathon finishers today!

How to run a marathon, according to science

"The really important thing for marathon runners is having a strong plan, which comes through training."

All the experts I spoke to agree on this: the right training program is the most important thing for finishing with a good time, or simply completing a marathon for the first time. Nothing you do on the day of the race matters if you haven't put in the hours and miles in the months beforehand.___

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2015-04-20 07:06:35 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 77 +1s)Open 

Oh hai guys, here's my contribution for selfie Sunday - got my hair did!

This pic was taken while I was in NYC a week ago. Change is good. Happy Sunday! x

#selfiesunday  

Oh hai guys, here's my contribution for selfie Sunday - got my hair did!

This pic was taken while I was in NYC a week ago. Change is good. Happy Sunday! x

#selfiesunday  ___

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2015-04-20 01:07:07 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Aloha!

Sunday vibes. I wish you a beautiful Sunday from paradise :)

#random #nofilter

Aloha!

Sunday vibes. I wish you a beautiful Sunday from paradise :)

#random #nofilter___

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2015-04-19 19:48:37 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Interesting piece.

Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless

"The characteristics measured by the test have almost no predictive power on how happy you'll be in a situation, how you'll perform at your job, or how happy you'll be in your marriage."

About 2 million people take it annually, at the behest of corporate HR departments, colleges, and even government agencies. The company that produces and markets the test makes around $20 million off it each year.

The only problem? The test is completely meaningless.




Interesting piece.

Why the Myers-Briggs test is totally meaningless

"The characteristics measured by the test have almost no predictive power on how happy you'll be in a situation, how you'll perform at your job, or how happy you'll be in your marriage."

About 2 million people take it annually, at the behest of corporate HR departments, colleges, and even government agencies. The company that produces and markets the test makes around $20 million off it each year.

The only problem? The test is completely meaningless.


___

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2015-04-19 01:38:33 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

yikes.

Is It Safe to Cut Off the Mold and Eat the Rest?

There's more to mold than that green, possibly furry patch on the surface of your bread, or the velvety dots found on old fruit. It turns out that the colorful patches visible to the naked eye are the spores , or tiny particles that give mold its color. The rest of the mold its branches and roots are difficult to see and sometimes burrow deep within your food.

Because the colorful spores on the surface of your food are just part of the mold, scraping or cutting this part off of your bread or bagel won't save you from eating a mouthful of fungus.

yikes.

Is It Safe to Cut Off the Mold and Eat the Rest?

There's more to mold than that green, possibly furry patch on the surface of your bread, or the velvety dots found on old fruit. It turns out that the colorful patches visible to the naked eye are the spores , or tiny particles that give mold its color. The rest of the mold its branches and roots are difficult to see and sometimes burrow deep within your food.

Because the colorful spores on the surface of your food are just part of the mold, scraping or cutting this part off of your bread or bagel won't save you from eating a mouthful of fungus.___

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2015-04-19 01:13:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

dope.

World's first Octopus photographer

Sony Teaches an Octopus How to Take Underwater Photos
Aquarium Stunt by FCB New Zealand Promotes TX30 Camera.

more: http://creativity-online.com/work/sony-octographer/40796

#creative  

dope.

World's first Octopus photographer

Sony Teaches an Octopus How to Take Underwater Photos
Aquarium Stunt by FCB New Zealand Promotes TX30 Camera.

more: http://creativity-online.com/work/sony-octographer/40796

#creative  ___

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2015-04-19 00:34:11 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

//Sammich

interesting combo :)

Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich

via http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/12887-peanut-butter-and-pickle-sandwich #NYTCooking

#sandwich  

//Sammich

interesting combo :)

Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich

via http://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/12887-peanut-butter-and-pickle-sandwich #NYTCooking

#sandwich  ___

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2015-04-18 23:23:39 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

//Snack bars (Kind Bars)

FDA says Kind bars aren't healthy

We gave two of its bars top marks. What gives?

Why would Consumer Reports give high marks to a product that the FDA says isn’t “healthy”? When you look at the FDA’s list of complaints against Kind, it’s clear that the company is violating labeling laws designed to prevent companies from delivering misleading information about the healthfulness of their products. But in terms of the effect on your efforts to eat healthy, most of the violations are pretty minor.

“Some of the saturated fat in Kind bars come from nuts and coconut,” says Maxine Siegel, R.D., head of Consumer Reports' food testing department. “By the FDA’s rule, a package of plain peanuts couldn’t be labeled healthy because they have 1.8 grams of saturated fat per 1-ounce serving. But peanuts and other nuts arealso high in mono- ... more »

//Snack bars (Kind Bars)

FDA says Kind bars aren't healthy

We gave two of its bars top marks. What gives?

Why would Consumer Reports give high marks to a product that the FDA says isn’t “healthy”? When you look at the FDA’s list of complaints against Kind, it’s clear that the company is violating labeling laws designed to prevent companies from delivering misleading information about the healthfulness of their products. But in terms of the effect on your efforts to eat healthy, most of the violations are pretty minor.

“Some of the saturated fat in Kind bars come from nuts and coconut,” says Maxine Siegel, R.D., head of Consumer Reports' food testing department. “By the FDA’s rule, a package of plain peanuts couldn’t be labeled healthy because they have 1.8 grams of saturated fat per 1-ounce serving. But peanuts and other nuts are also high in mono- and polyunsaturated fats that are considered to be good for you.”___

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2015-04-18 19:25:01 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

WATCH: Wild chimps look both ways before crossing roads

Chimps are exceptionally cautious when they cross the road. Ninety-two per cent of them looked right, left, or both ways before or during crossing, and 57 per cent ran across – showing that they knew the value of reaching the other side as quickly as possible.

more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27370&utm_campaign=youtubechimpcrossing#.VTKvF1PF9p8

WATCH: Wild chimps look both ways before crossing roads

Chimps are exceptionally cautious when they cross the road. Ninety-two per cent of them looked right, left, or both ways before or during crossing, and 57 per cent ran across – showing that they knew the value of reaching the other side as quickly as possible.

more: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn27370&utm_campaign=youtubechimpcrossing#.VTKvF1PF9p8___

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2015-04-17 20:51:08 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

//Antibiotics

No, you don’t have to finish all your antibiotics

Most people believe – and have been told by health professionals – that it’s essential to finish a course of antibiotics to prevent antibiotic resistance. But this advice is not only wrong, it could actually be harmful.

The idea that you have to take all the antibiotics you’re prescribed is based on the assumption that all the bacteria causing the infection have to be killed, so the surviving minority don’t become resistant. In fact, for most otherwise healthy people, significantly reducing, but not necessarily totally eliminating, the bacteria causing the infection allows the body’s natural defences to take over and mop up the remaining few.

Some important caveats

read more: https://theconversation.com/no-you-dont-have-to-finish-all-your-antibiotics-38774

//Antibiotics

No, you don’t have to finish all your antibiotics

Most people believe – and have been told by health professionals – that it’s essential to finish a course of antibiotics to prevent antibiotic resistance. But this advice is not only wrong, it could actually be harmful.

The idea that you have to take all the antibiotics you’re prescribed is based on the assumption that all the bacteria causing the infection have to be killed, so the surviving minority don’t become resistant. In fact, for most otherwise healthy people, significantly reducing, but not necessarily totally eliminating, the bacteria causing the infection allows the body’s natural defences to take over and mop up the remaining few.

Some important caveats

read more: https://theconversation.com/no-you-dont-have-to-finish-all-your-antibiotics-38774___

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2015-04-17 05:22:46 (13 comments, 4 reshares, 50 +1s)Open 

Hi friends, just wanted to share this beautiful magical rainbow during my run this afternoon. Aloha. x

#paradise #hawaii #nofilter

Hi friends, just wanted to share this beautiful magical rainbow during my run this afternoon. Aloha. x

#paradise #hawaii #nofilter___

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2015-04-16 10:02:56 (2 comments, 6 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

//Vaccination

Australia: If you don’t vaccinate your kids, we’ll cut your benefits

“The choice made by families not to immunize their children is not supported by public policy or medical research nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of child care payments.” 

Parents who do not vaccinate their children will lose more than $11,000 a year per child in childcare benefits, the Australian government announced today.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott revealed on Monday that the new law, due to take effect in 2016, will remove the ability for parents to opt their children out of vaccinations by stating that they are “conscientious objectors.” By removing government childcare benefits for the parents of unvaccinated children, the government hopes to provide a financial incentive for children to be immunized.

//Vaccination

Australia: If you don’t vaccinate your kids, we’ll cut your benefits

“The choice made by families not to immunize their children is not supported by public policy or medical research nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of child care payments.” 

Parents who do not vaccinate their children will lose more than $11,000 a year per child in childcare benefits, the Australian government announced today.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott revealed on Monday that the new law, due to take effect in 2016, will remove the ability for parents to opt their children out of vaccinations by stating that they are “conscientious objectors.” By removing government childcare benefits for the parents of unvaccinated children, the government hopes to provide a financial incentive for children to be immunized.___

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2015-04-16 09:58:01 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

//Snoring

Sleep-disordered breathing advances cognitive decline in the elderly

If you don’t snore, you likely know someone who does. Between 19% and 40% of adults snore when they sleep, and that percentage climbs even higher, particularly for men, as we age. It’s a nuisance for bed partners, but researchers say we shouldn’t be so quick to write off snoring or other forms of disrupted breathing while asleep as mere annoyances; instead, they could be affecting the brain, according to new research.

The Paper: http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2015/04/15/WNL.0000000000001566

//Snoring

Sleep-disordered breathing advances cognitive decline in the elderly

If you don’t snore, you likely know someone who does. Between 19% and 40% of adults snore when they sleep, and that percentage climbs even higher, particularly for men, as we age. It’s a nuisance for bed partners, but researchers say we shouldn’t be so quick to write off snoring or other forms of disrupted breathing while asleep as mere annoyances; instead, they could be affecting the brain, according to new research.

The Paper: http://www.neurology.org/content/early/2015/04/15/WNL.0000000000001566___

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2015-04-12 23:10:51 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

//Weight loss and diet

You should never diet again: The science and genetics of weight loss

"The problem for diets is that almost by definition, you have to forbid yourself from eating all sorts of foods."

When you are dieting and hungry, your brain responds differently to tasty-looking food than it does when you are not dieting. The areas of the brain that become unusually active make you more likely to notice food, prompt you to pay more attention to it when you find it, and make it look even more delicious and tempting than usual. These are potent signals to eat. At the same time, activity is reduced in the prefrontal cortex, the “executive function” part of the brain that helps you make decisions and resist impulses. Either one of those responses would make you more likely to indulge, but when you put them together, you don’t stand a chance.Your ... more »

//Weight loss and diet

You should never diet again: The science and genetics of weight loss

"The problem for diets is that almost by definition, you have to forbid yourself from eating all sorts of foods."

When you are dieting and hungry, your brain responds differently to tasty-looking food than it does when you are not dieting. The areas of the brain that become unusually active make you more likely to notice food, prompt you to pay more attention to it when you find it, and make it look even more delicious and tempting than usual. These are potent signals to eat. At the same time, activity is reduced in the prefrontal cortex, the “executive function” part of the brain that helps you make decisions and resist impulses. Either one of those responses would make you more likely to indulge, but when you put them together, you don’t stand a chance. Your ability to resist is taking a snooze exactly when you most want its support. To make matters worse, this response has been found to be particularly strong in obese people— and it also gets stronger the longer you diet.___

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2015-04-11 17:43:48 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

How to take pictures with Elmo. :D

#random 

How to take pictures with Elmo. :D

#random ___

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2015-04-11 00:04:20 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Hai guys. Guess who's in NYC? ;) So happy right now. xxx

#fishinthedark #theater #broadway


Hai guys. Guess who's in NYC? ;) So happy right now. xxx

#fishinthedark #theater #broadway
___

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2015-04-04 19:58:30 (1 comments, 22 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Cut Paper Bacterium

Artist Rogan Brown recently completed work on this new cut paper sculpture titled Cut Microbe. 

Four months in the making, the piece is a continuation of Brown’s exploration of the human biome and was inspired by the form of salmonella and ecoli bacteria (this 44″ sculpture is about half a million times bigger than the real thing). The sculpture will be on view this May as part of a commission by the Eden Project in the UK. 

more: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/03/a-sprawling-cut-paper-bacterium-by-rogan-brown/

Cut Paper Bacterium

Artist Rogan Brown recently completed work on this new cut paper sculpture titled Cut Microbe. 

Four months in the making, the piece is a continuation of Brown’s exploration of the human biome and was inspired by the form of salmonella and ecoli bacteria (this 44″ sculpture is about half a million times bigger than the real thing). The sculpture will be on view this May as part of a commission by the Eden Project in the UK. 

more: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/03/a-sprawling-cut-paper-bacterium-by-rogan-brown/___

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2015-04-04 19:32:07 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

//Got rice?

Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories

The prospect of lower calorie rice is a big deal. Obesity rates are rising around the world, particularly in the developing world, where people rely more heavily on cheaper food staples. China and India, which are already seeing rising obesity problems, are huge consumers of rice. Rice, of course, is not the sole cause of weight gain. But reducing the amount of calories in a cup of rice by even as little as 10 percent could have an enormous impact for future generations.

"Obesity has been a problem in the United States for some time," said Thavarajah. "But it's becoming a problem in Asia, too. People are eating larger and larger portions of rice, which isn't good."

//Got rice?

Scientists have discovered a simple way to cook rice that dramatically cuts the calories

The prospect of lower calorie rice is a big deal. Obesity rates are rising around the world, particularly in the developing world, where people rely more heavily on cheaper food staples. China and India, which are already seeing rising obesity problems, are huge consumers of rice. Rice, of course, is not the sole cause of weight gain. But reducing the amount of calories in a cup of rice by even as little as 10 percent could have an enormous impact for future generations.

"Obesity has been a problem in the United States for some time," said Thavarajah. "But it's becoming a problem in Asia, too. People are eating larger and larger portions of rice, which isn't good."___

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2015-04-04 19:02:10 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

The Key to Crossing the Street Safely: Eye Contact

Drivers stopped more often if pedestrians looked directly into their eyes as the car approached the crosswalk than when they didn’t make eye contact, according to the study, published in the June issue of Safety Science. Men were more likely than women to stop if the pedestrian staring at them was a man.

Eye contact has been shown to enhance the perception of a person’s status and dominance and it may be seen as an implicit order to stop, the researchers said. Another possible explanation is that staring may trigger a desire in drivers to make a good impression on the pedestrian by stopping, they said. Previous research has found drivers also were more likely to stop for hitchhikers who looked them in the face.

The Key to Crossing the Street Safely: Eye Contact

Drivers stopped more often if pedestrians looked directly into their eyes as the car approached the crosswalk than when they didn’t make eye contact, according to the study, published in the June issue of Safety Science. Men were more likely than women to stop if the pedestrian staring at them was a man.

Eye contact has been shown to enhance the perception of a person’s status and dominance and it may be seen as an implicit order to stop, the researchers said. Another possible explanation is that staring may trigger a desire in drivers to make a good impression on the pedestrian by stopping, they said. Previous research has found drivers also were more likely to stop for hitchhikers who looked them in the face.___

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2015-04-04 18:49:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

dude is not even qualified. O_o

Why you shouldn't take health advice from Mark Cuban

Most recently, the billionaire business tycoon (and Dallas Mavericks owner) Mark Cuban stepped into the position of health-care adviser, giving his nearly 3 million Twitter followers guidance on how often they should get their blood tested.

dude is not even qualified. O_o

Why you shouldn't take health advice from Mark Cuban

Most recently, the billionaire business tycoon (and Dallas Mavericks owner) Mark Cuban stepped into the position of health-care adviser, giving his nearly 3 million Twitter followers guidance on how often they should get their blood tested.___

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2015-04-04 18:40:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

How to survive your family's arguments about the Middle East

The Passover and Easter holidays are this weekend. Around the country, families will gather to eat, drink, reminisce — and, inevitably, argue about what's going on in the news. And right now, the news is heavily focused on the Middle East. Between the Iran nuclear framework, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election success in Israel, and ISIS, there will be plenty to discuss.

How to survive your family's arguments about the Middle East

The Passover and Easter holidays are this weekend. Around the country, families will gather to eat, drink, reminisce — and, inevitably, argue about what's going on in the news. And right now, the news is heavily focused on the Middle East. Between the Iran nuclear framework, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election success in Israel, and ISIS, there will be plenty to discuss.___

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2015-04-03 22:26:25 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

How Coca-Cola Became Kosher for Passover

The Atlanta-based soda maker provides a kosher-for-Passover version of its mainstay cola, identifiable by its yellow cap. Unlike most commercial sodas in the U.S. that are sweetened with corn syrup, this concoction uses sugar, helping it pass muster for those avoiding grains—and making it popular among those who say they prefer the flavor.

Hipsters and observant Jews alike are largely indebted to the efforts of one Orthodox rabbi eight decades ago. Rabbi Tuvia Geffen, Lithuanian-born but residing in Coke’s Georgia hometown, noticed that, of all the dietary restrictions of Passover, staying away from the soda was proving particularly difficult for his congregants. Before the holiday rolled around in 1935, responding to popular demand, he investigated the ingredients of the soft drink.

#passover

How Coca-Cola Became Kosher for Passover

The Atlanta-based soda maker provides a kosher-for-Passover version of its mainstay cola, identifiable by its yellow cap. Unlike most commercial sodas in the U.S. that are sweetened with corn syrup, this concoction uses sugar, helping it pass muster for those avoiding grains—and making it popular among those who say they prefer the flavor.

Hipsters and observant Jews alike are largely indebted to the efforts of one Orthodox rabbi eight decades ago. Rabbi Tuvia Geffen, Lithuanian-born but residing in Coke’s Georgia hometown, noticed that, of all the dietary restrictions of Passover, staying away from the soda was proving particularly difficult for his congregants. Before the holiday rolled around in 1935, responding to popular demand, he investigated the ingredients of the soft drink.

#passover___

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2015-04-03 17:01:42 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

People just aren’t eating shark like they used to—and that’s a good thing

"Now finning is illegal in about 100 countries. Some of these define the practice as slicing off fins and dumping sharks at sea, sometimes when they’re still alive."

In Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chengdu, 85 percent of people who responded to a WildAid survey reported that they’d stopped eating shark fin soup. Demand has fallen so dramatically that, according to fin traders in Guangzhou, “shark fin is the same price as squid now.”

People just aren’t eating shark like they used to—and that’s a good thing

"Now finning is illegal in about 100 countries. Some of these define the practice as slicing off fins and dumping sharks at sea, sometimes when they’re still alive."

In Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chengdu, 85 percent of people who responded to a WildAid survey reported that they’d stopped eating shark fin soup. Demand has fallen so dramatically that, according to fin traders in Guangzhou, “shark fin is the same price as squid now.”___

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2015-04-03 16:44:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Drug-Resistant Food Poisoning Lands In The U.S.

"The best way to prevent Shigella is vigilant hygiene — wash your hands regularly while traveling and choose foods wisely."

This time last year, a painful new virus was knocking on our doorstep. Travelers were bringing chikungunya to the U.S. And eventually, the mosquito-borne virus set up shop in Florida.

Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says another nasty pathogen is hitching a ride to the U.S. with travelers: multidrug-resistant Shigella.

Drug-Resistant Food Poisoning Lands In The U.S.

"The best way to prevent Shigella is vigilant hygiene — wash your hands regularly while traveling and choose foods wisely."

This time last year, a painful new virus was knocking on our doorstep. Travelers were bringing chikungunya to the U.S. And eventually, the mosquito-borne virus set up shop in Florida.

Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says another nasty pathogen is hitching a ride to the U.S. with travelers: multidrug-resistant Shigella.___

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2015-03-31 20:43:42 (0 comments, 12 reshares, 45 +1s)Open 

//3-D printed ice cubes

How creative!

Suntory Whisky 3-D Printed the World's Most Incredible Ice Cubes

"A touch of chilled whiskey polishes the surface of the ice and gives a beautiful shine to the sculpture."

From the Statue of Liberty to the Sphinx to Batman and everything in between. (There even appears to be, perhaps presciently, a Cannes Lion in the mix.)

more: http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/suntory-whisky-3-d-printed-worlds-most-incredible-ice-cubes-163782

//3-D printed ice cubes

How creative!

Suntory Whisky 3-D Printed the World's Most Incredible Ice Cubes

"A touch of chilled whiskey polishes the surface of the ice and gives a beautiful shine to the sculpture."

From the Statue of Liberty to the Sphinx to Batman and everything in between. (There even appears to be, perhaps presciently, a Cannes Lion in the mix.)

more: http://www.adweek.com/adfreak/suntory-whisky-3-d-printed-worlds-most-incredible-ice-cubes-163782___

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2015-03-31 06:01:47 (0 comments, 5 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

//Google Maps for the Body

pretty cool.

Scientists have created a Google Maps for the human body

Using previously top secret technology, Prof Melissa Knothe Tate and her team at UNSW Biomedical Engineering are zooming in and out of the human body right down to single cells, just as you would with Google maps. Starting with the knee joint, the researchers can figure out how cells behave and impact on conditions like osteoarthritis.

more: http://qz.com/372613/scientists-have-created-a-google-maps-for-the-human-body/

//Google Maps for the Body

pretty cool.

Scientists have created a Google Maps for the human body

Using previously top secret technology, Prof Melissa Knothe Tate and her team at UNSW Biomedical Engineering are zooming in and out of the human body right down to single cells, just as you would with Google maps. Starting with the knee joint, the researchers can figure out how cells behave and impact on conditions like osteoarthritis.

more: http://qz.com/372613/scientists-have-created-a-google-maps-for-the-human-body/___

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2015-03-31 05:49:21 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

//Orthorexia nervosa

Keep it balance as always.

Eating well may be the new eating disorder

"Don’t trust all-devoted kale consumers—including health professionals and celebrities—if their advice isn’t based on scientific evidence."

Orthorexia nervosa, the “health food eating disorder,” gets its name from the Greek word ortho, meaning straight, proper or correct. This exaggerated focus on food can be seen today in some people who follow lifestyle movements such as “raw,” “clean,” and “paleo.”

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Keep it balance as always.

Eating well may be the new eating disorder

"Don’t trust all-devoted kale consumers—including health professionals and celebrities—if their advice isn’t based on scientific evidence."

Orthorexia nervosa, the “health food eating disorder,” gets its name from the Greek word ortho, meaning straight, proper or correct. This exaggerated focus on food can be seen today in some people who follow lifestyle movements such as “raw,” “clean,” and “paleo.”___

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2015-03-27 21:16:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Viewers vs. Doers. The relationship between watching food television and BMI.

It seems more likely that cooking shows are neither the cause of nor the cure for poor nutrition, but rather part and parcel of the entire culture built up around food in America. As Mark Meister of North Dakota State University put it in a paper in Mass Communication and Society, the Food Network “promotes the feeding of excesses in modern culture and promotes waste, indulgence, and gratification.”

Viewers vs. Doers. The relationship between watching food television and BMI.

It seems more likely that cooking shows are neither the cause of nor the cure for poor nutrition, but rather part and parcel of the entire culture built up around food in America. As Mark Meister of North Dakota State University put it in a paper in Mass Communication and Society, the Food Network “promotes the feeding of excesses in modern culture and promotes waste, indulgence, and gratification.”___

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2015-03-27 20:52:39 (17 comments, 4 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

interesting diagram.

The Confused Person's Guide to Middle East Conflicts
Who’s friends with whom, in one simple diagram

Confused about what’s happening in the Middle East? No need to worry—our research team at the Institute of Internet Diagrams has come up with the ultimate explainer in the shape of an interactive diagram that sums up the geopolitical alliances traversing this ancient region, which dates back to the Mesozoic Era.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/03/the-confused-persons-guide-to-middle-east-conflicts/388883/?utm_source=SFFB

interesting diagram.

The Confused Person's Guide to Middle East Conflicts
Who’s friends with whom, in one simple diagram

Confused about what’s happening in the Middle East? No need to worry—our research team at the Institute of Internet Diagrams has come up with the ultimate explainer in the shape of an interactive diagram that sums up the geopolitical alliances traversing this ancient region, which dates back to the Mesozoic Era.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/03/the-confused-persons-guide-to-middle-east-conflicts/388883/?utm_source=SFFB___

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2015-03-26 12:43:09 (0 comments, 7 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Captivating.

Credit: GIFs by Florian de Looij | http://flrn.nl

#random  

Captivating.

Credit: GIFs by Florian de Looij | http://flrn.nl

#random  ___

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2015-03-26 12:12:54 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

dope.

Beautiful Unfolding Kinetic Lights That Bloom like Flowers

This evolutionary mechanism, called nyctinasty, inspired Studio DRIFT to design the Shylight, a kinetic light fixture that opens dramatically during a 30 foot (9 meter) fall. The motion mimics the same action of a blooming flower or the billowing of a parachute. A collection of Shylights were just permanently installed at Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

MORE: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/03/shylight-beautiful-unfolding-kinetic-lights-that-bloom-like-flowers

#random   #creative  

dope.

Beautiful Unfolding Kinetic Lights That Bloom like Flowers

This evolutionary mechanism, called nyctinasty, inspired Studio DRIFT to design the Shylight, a kinetic light fixture that opens dramatically during a 30 foot (9 meter) fall. The motion mimics the same action of a blooming flower or the billowing of a parachute. A collection of Shylights were just permanently installed at Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

MORE: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/03/shylight-beautiful-unfolding-kinetic-lights-that-bloom-like-flowers

#random   #creative  ___

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2015-03-25 20:50:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

//Weight loss

The author of a new obesity book says we shouldn't try to lose weight. She's wrong.

"Weight loss can work when you cut calories in a way you like and can sustain, and focus on eating more healthfully."

A lot of weight loss fails because most people try unsustainable diets or buy into insane fads that have no chance of working in the long term. But this doesn't indict all diets.



//Weight loss

The author of a new obesity book says we shouldn't try to lose weight. She's wrong.

"Weight loss can work when you cut calories in a way you like and can sustain, and focus on eating more healthfully."

A lot of weight loss fails because most people try unsustainable diets or buy into insane fads that have no chance of working in the long term. But this doesn't indict all diets.

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2015-03-23 21:31:46 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Monsanto Says It’s ‘Outraged’ by WHO Cancer Risk Report

Monsanto Co. said it’s “outraged” by the World Health Organization’s assessment that its Roundup weedkiller probably causes cancer, the latest defense by the world’s biggest seed company of its best-selling product.

Monsanto wrote WHO Director General Margaret Chan on Friday to “request an urgent meeting” to find ways to “rectify this highly questionable review and conclusion,” according to a copy of the letter obtained by Bloomberg News.

“It is our understanding that IARC participants purposefully chose to disregard dozens of studies and publicly available regulatory assessments that support the conclusion that glyphosate does not pose a human health risk,” Philip Miller, Monsanto vice president for global regulatory affairs, said in the letter.

Monsanto Says It’s ‘Outraged’ by WHO Cancer Risk Report

Monsanto Co. said it’s “outraged” by the World Health Organization’s assessment that its Roundup weedkiller probably causes cancer, the latest defense by the world’s biggest seed company of its best-selling product.

Monsanto wrote WHO Director General Margaret Chan on Friday to “request an urgent meeting” to find ways to “rectify this highly questionable review and conclusion,” according to a copy of the letter obtained by Bloomberg News.

“It is our understanding that IARC participants purposefully chose to disregard dozens of studies and publicly available regulatory assessments that support the conclusion that glyphosate does not pose a human health risk,” Philip Miller, Monsanto vice president for global regulatory affairs, said in the letter.___

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2015-03-23 20:17:04 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

The Myth of High-Protein Diets

"The debate is not as simple as low-fat versus low-carb.Research shows that animal protein may significantly increase the risk of premature mortality from all causes, among them cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes. Heavy consumption of saturated fat and trans fats may double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease."

The Myth of High-Protein Diets

"The debate is not as simple as low-fat versus low-carb.Research shows that animal protein may significantly increase the risk of premature mortality from all causes, among them cardiovascular disease, cancer and Type 2 diabetes. Heavy consumption of saturated fat and trans fats may double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease."___

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