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Lorna Salgado has been at 19 events

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Lotus Carroll1,774,751Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for June 28. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: Close-Up Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for "Selfie Sunday": http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, June 22nd up until Monday morning, June 29. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. As always, have some fun! Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography   #closeup  Selfie Sunday: Close-Up2015-06-28 03:00:0057  
Lotus Carroll1,774,751Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 31, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! Theme: Shallow DOF Helpful link about DOF: http://www.slrlounge.com/school/aperture-guide-pt2-shallow-and-deep-depth-of-field Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please, no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 25th up until Monday morning, June 1st. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier! As always, have some fun!  Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #photography   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #shallowdof  Selfie Sunday: Shallow DOF2015-05-31 03:00:0074  
Lotus Carroll1,774,751Welcome to The Selfie Sunday Project for May 17, 2015. This is a Public event open to all - join us in capturing a current self portrait! *Theme*: No theme this week - have fun! Please read this post for the guidelines and FAQ for Selfie Sunday: http://goo.gl/SKnkZ8 Please only post one photo to the event. That photo should be taken during the event weekend, or the week prior to the event. Please, no dipping into the archives. Your photo can be taken from Monday, May 11th up until Monday morning, May 18th. (Older photos posted will be removed from the event.)  The event will be open for uploading photos at 8:00 PM Central on the Saturday before. Click the Add Photos button in the event to upload your images. Feel free to invite others - the more, the merrier! As always, have some fun!  Everyone is looking forward to some great self portraits. :-) Any questions? We have many moderators in the Art of Self Portraiture Community who can help you along the way. Drop in and ask questions: http://goo.gl/W69Ohj Thank you to @106360687191375633839 for letting us use his image (from the last event: https://goo.gl/VSoIHM) in this week's header! Maybe we'll use yours next time. :) _ #selfysunday   #selfiesunday   #selfportraiture   #selfportrait   #photography  Selfie Sunday: No Theme2015-05-17 03:00:0076  
Joanne Manaster113,150Join Joanne and Jeff for Read Science this Thursday, April 30, at 2pm EDT as we talk about the science of cancer with Sue Armstrong, author of p53, The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code, and George Johnson, author of The Cancer Chronicles (and also of The Ten Most Beautiful Experiments)Science Books2015-04-30 20:00:0017  
Jeff Smith62,116Welcome 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 03:00:00102  
Joanne Manaster113,150Joanne 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 Manaster113,150Tune 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+171,060Join 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 Manaster113,150Join @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+171,060Join 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+171,060Join 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 Right902,944November 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 American316,015SA 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 American316,015GMOs 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+609,343"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 21:00:00119  
TODAY1,112,249When 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  
ZAGAT5,449,719*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 Robinson28,499On 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 Smith62,116Welcome 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 03:00:00243  

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2015-07-20 08:43:57 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

//Eggs

Eggs are now more expensive than chicken in the US

The avian flu epidemic ravaging US chicken farms has caused a reversal of protein economics. Their surging price has made eggs more expensive on a protein-per-dollar basis than chicken breasts for the first time on record.

"A 60-gram boiled egg—aka “USDA Large”—has 7.55 grams of protein, and a 384-gram chicken breast has 107.67 grams of protein, according to the USDA. One shorthand way to calculate this is that if 7 lbs of chicken breast cost less than 10 dozen eggs in your store, the chicken is a better deal for protein."

Most reshares: 19

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2015-07-24 03:52:36 (2 comments, 19 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

In case you missed it. This IS awesome!

Humpback whale shoots rainbow. 

A Humpback Whale producing a nice rainbow off the coast of Newport Beach. Royce Hutain was the captain of his boat while I flew my aerial camera and Jason Anderson had a second aerial camera. This was filmed on 7/5/15. 

sauce: https://youtu.be/DMIAbxGR6Dc

#humpbackwhale   #rainbow  

Most plusones: 60

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2015-07-24 03:52:36 (2 comments, 19 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

In case you missed it. This IS awesome!

Humpback whale shoots rainbow. 

A Humpback Whale producing a nice rainbow off the coast of Newport Beach. Royce Hutain was the captain of his boat while I flew my aerial camera and Jason Anderson had a second aerial camera. This was filmed on 7/5/15. 

sauce: https://youtu.be/DMIAbxGR6Dc

#humpbackwhale   #rainbow  

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2015-07-30 22:33:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

//Coffee

Coffee Consumption Habits and the Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment

"In conclusion, cognitively normal older individuals who increased their coffee consumption had a higher rate of developing MCI, while a constant in time moderate coffee consumption was associated to a reduced rate of the incidence of MCI." 

The new analysis, published this week in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, explored the link between coffee drinking habits and cognitive function in a group of 1,445 people from the Italian Longitudinal Study on Aging, which included more than 5,600 men and women ages 65 to 84.

Dr. Vincenzo Solfrizzi, of the University of Bari Aldo Moro in Italy, and other researchers found that cognitively normal adults who regularly drink one to two cups of coffee a day had a reduced rate​ for developing mild cognitive impairment – orMCI ... more »

//Coffee

Coffee Consumption Habits and the Risk of Mild Cognitive Impairment

"In conclusion, cognitively normal older individuals who increased their coffee consumption had a higher rate of developing MCI, while a constant in time moderate coffee consumption was associated to a reduced rate of the incidence of MCI." 

The new analysis, published this week in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, explored the link between coffee drinking habits and cognitive function in a group of 1,445 people from the Italian Longitudinal Study on Aging, which included more than 5,600 men and women ages 65 to 84.

Dr. Vincenzo Solfrizzi, of the University of Bari Aldo Moro in Italy, and other researchers found that cognitively normal adults who regularly drink one to two cups of coffee a day had a reduced rate​ for developing mild cognitive impairment – or MCI – compared with those who never or rarely drank coffee.

However, those who regularly drank more coffee over time or increased their intake had a greater risk for MCI compared with those who only drank about one cup per day. Moderate amounts – or one to two cups per day – appears to have greater benefit than drinking no or very little coffee daily.​

The Paper (paywall): http://content.iospress.com/articles/journal-of-alzheimers-disease/jad150333___

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2015-07-30 22:06:16 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

be nice.

You should really be nicer to your colleagues – rude behavior is contagious

"Office rudeness is contagious, just like the common cold."

A growing body of research offers compelling evidence that experiencing rudeness, and even simply witnessing rudeness, can have surprisingly harmful effects on performance, creativity and even helpfulness. However, it might not even end there.

What if rudeness was actually contagious? This would mean that rudeness may not only hurt those who experience or witness it, but also have secondary effects. People who’ve experienced rude behavior from others are now “infected” with rudeness themselves, and will be rude to the people they interact with next.

be nice.

You should really be nicer to your colleagues – rude behavior is contagious

"Office rudeness is contagious, just like the common cold."

A growing body of research offers compelling evidence that experiencing rudeness, and even simply witnessing rudeness, can have surprisingly harmful effects on performance, creativity and even helpfulness. However, it might not even end there.

What if rudeness was actually contagious? This would mean that rudeness may not only hurt those who experience or witness it, but also have secondary effects. People who’ve experienced rude behavior from others are now “infected” with rudeness themselves, and will be rude to the people they interact with next.___

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2015-07-30 20:49:01 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Food means love - in China.

The role of grandparents in childhood obesity in China

"[The grandparents] want to spoil their grandchildren so they give them food as a form of love."

China has become the second fattest country in the world, with 23 percent of boys and 14 percent of girls under age 20 considered overweight or obese.

The Paper: http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/12/1/91  

Food means love - in China.

The role of grandparents in childhood obesity in China

"[The grandparents] want to spoil their grandchildren so they give them food as a form of love."

China has become the second fattest country in the world, with 23 percent of boys and 14 percent of girls under age 20 considered overweight or obese.

The Paper: http://www.ijbnpa.org/content/12/1/91  ___

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2015-07-29 17:55:03 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

//Music taste

What music do you listen to?

What our music tastes say about our personalities

In the paper, published recently in the online journal PLoS One, Cambridge psychologist David Greenberg theorized that music tastes are determined in part by peoples’ tendency to fall into one of two rough personality categories: empathizers or systemizers.



//Music taste

What music do you listen to?

What our music tastes say about our personalities

In the paper, published recently in the online journal PLoS One, Cambridge psychologist David Greenberg theorized that music tastes are determined in part by peoples’ tendency to fall into one of two rough personality categories: empathizers or systemizers.

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2015-07-29 02:50:43 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

//Red meat

The World Health Organization is expected to say red meat is linked to cancer

"Eating too much red meat has been linked to health problems including shorter lifespans, heart disease, and various kinds of cancer."

In March, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) made headlines when it declared that glyphosate, one of the world’s most commonly used herbicides, “probably” causes cancer in humans.

But in October, the organization is expected to issue a report on a much bigger target: meat. And the industry is bracing for the worst.

//Red meat

The World Health Organization is expected to say red meat is linked to cancer

"Eating too much red meat has been linked to health problems including shorter lifespans, heart disease, and various kinds of cancer."

In March, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) made headlines when it declared that glyphosate, one of the world’s most commonly used herbicides, “probably” causes cancer in humans.

But in October, the organization is expected to issue a report on a much bigger target: meat. And the industry is bracing for the worst.___

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2015-07-28 18:19:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

//Nike FuelBand

Nike will pay $2.4 million to FuelBand buyers over claims it didn’t accurately count calories

Nike and Apple continue to deny the allegations. They said they wanted to settle the case in order to avoid future legal costs. Nike will give people who bought the gadget $15 in cash or a $25 Nike gift card in exchange for giving up rights to bring future legal action.

//Nike FuelBand

Nike will pay $2.4 million to FuelBand buyers over claims it didn’t accurately count calories

Nike and Apple continue to deny the allegations. They said they wanted to settle the case in order to avoid future legal costs. Nike will give people who bought the gadget $15 in cash or a $25 Nike gift card in exchange for giving up rights to bring future legal action.___

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2015-07-28 13:00:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

How to stay cool this summer without maxxing out the air conditioner

Eat spicy or hot foods

In many of the world’s hottest countries, like India, Mexico, and Thailand, it’s normal to eat hot and spicy foods or drink hot tea to beat the heat. These foods cause the body to sweat, and when sweat evaporates, the body then cools down. Evaporation is key to this trick, so you may not want to try it in extremely humid climates.

How to stay cool this summer without maxxing out the air conditioner

Eat spicy or hot foods

In many of the world’s hottest countries, like India, Mexico, and Thailand, it’s normal to eat hot and spicy foods or drink hot tea to beat the heat. These foods cause the body to sweat, and when sweat evaporates, the body then cools down. Evaporation is key to this trick, so you may not want to try it in extremely humid climates.___

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2015-07-28 12:35:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

well done folks, keep it up!

Americans Are Finally Eating Less

"Perhaps the biggest caveat to the trend is that it does not appear to extend to the very heaviest Americans. Among the most overweight people, weight and waist circumference have all continued rising in recent years."

The declines cut across most major demographic groups — including higher- and lower-income families, and blacks and whites — though they vary somewhat by group.

As calorie consumption has declined, obesity rates appear to have stopped rising for adults and school-aged children and have come down for the youngest children, suggesting the calorie reductions are making a difference.

#publichealth   #obesity   #health  

well done folks, keep it up!

Americans Are Finally Eating Less

"Perhaps the biggest caveat to the trend is that it does not appear to extend to the very heaviest Americans. Among the most overweight people, weight and waist circumference have all continued rising in recent years."

The declines cut across most major demographic groups — including higher- and lower-income families, and blacks and whites — though they vary somewhat by group.

As calorie consumption has declined, obesity rates appear to have stopped rising for adults and school-aged children and have come down for the youngest children, suggesting the calorie reductions are making a difference.

#publichealth   #obesity   #health  ___

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2015-07-26 18:56:00 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Beverage Industry Sues to Stop San Francisco Health Warnings on Sugary Drinks

The beverage industry sued in federal court Friday to try to halt ordinances in San Francisco that would require health warnings for soda and other sugar-added drinks.

San Francisco city officials unanimously approved last month an ordinance requiring billboards or other advertisements for sugary beverages to include the language: “WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay. This is a message from the City and County of San Francisco.”

Beverage Industry Sues to Stop San Francisco Health Warnings on Sugary Drinks

The beverage industry sued in federal court Friday to try to halt ordinances in San Francisco that would require health warnings for soda and other sugar-added drinks.

San Francisco city officials unanimously approved last month an ordinance requiring billboards or other advertisements for sugary beverages to include the language: “WARNING: Drinking beverages with added sugar(s) contributes to obesity, diabetes, and tooth decay. This is a message from the City and County of San Francisco.”___

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2015-07-25 07:31:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

//Wine tasting

Here's something for the weekend :)

The Chemistry of Wine

If you’re stumped in the wine aisle of the store, you’re not alone. Every bottle has unique nuances of taste and smell. How can something made of grapes smell buttery or taste like grass? Learn about the complex chemistry behind wine.

#wine   #winetasting   #winelovers   #tgif  

//Wine tasting

Here's something for the weekend :)

The Chemistry of Wine

If you’re stumped in the wine aisle of the store, you’re not alone. Every bottle has unique nuances of taste and smell. How can something made of grapes smell buttery or taste like grass? Learn about the complex chemistry behind wine.

#wine   #winetasting   #winelovers   #tgif  ___

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2015-07-24 10:52:47 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

//Health insurance

So, what prompted nearly $100 billion worth of mergers in just a few short weeks?

Why America's biggest health insurers are suddenly devouring each other

Less than a month after Aetna announced an agreement to buy Humana for $37 billion, we’re getting another health insurance mega-merger: Anthem is reportedly set to close on a $48 billion deal to buy Cigna.

The impact on consumers? Uncertain. Customers in some states will have a lot less choice (paywall) and could see rates rise, particularly in the markets for individual coverage.

//Health insurance

So, what prompted nearly $100 billion worth of mergers in just a few short weeks?

Why America's biggest health insurers are suddenly devouring each other

Less than a month after Aetna announced an agreement to buy Humana for $37 billion, we’re getting another health insurance mega-merger: Anthem is reportedly set to close on a $48 billion deal to buy Cigna.

The impact on consumers? Uncertain. Customers in some states will have a lot less choice (paywall) and could see rates rise, particularly in the markets for individual coverage.___

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2015-07-24 08:45:42 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

So, I made something special for dinner tonight :)

#dinner   #random  

So, I made something special for dinner tonight :)

#dinner   #random  ___

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2015-07-24 08:31:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

//Vacation

The smartest way to vacation, according to science

If you haven't already booked your summer vacation, there's some good news: Science can help you plan a getaway for maximum happiness and well-being.

See or do something new. As one of the researchers told Reddy, "Once we’ve already seen somewhere we’re not necessarily absorbing what’s new about it. People who always go to the same place will often sort of start to have memories blur." Even if you're on a staycation, planning a new experience will have more impact.

//Vacation

The smartest way to vacation, according to science

If you haven't already booked your summer vacation, there's some good news: Science can help you plan a getaway for maximum happiness and well-being.

See or do something new. As one of the researchers told Reddy, "Once we’ve already seen somewhere we’re not necessarily absorbing what’s new about it. People who always go to the same place will often sort of start to have memories blur." Even if you're on a staycation, planning a new experience will have more impact.___

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2015-07-24 08:19:21 (1 comments, 5 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

//Malaria vacine

Good news!

World’s first malaria vaccine gets green light from Europe

European regulators have given their blessing to the world’s first vaccine for malaria after 28 years of development by GlaxoSmithKline and heavy investment from Bill Gates.

GSK began working on Mosquirix, also known as RTS, S, in 1987 and has since invested $365m with up to $250m more planned as it moves towards launch. A further $200m has come from the Malaria Vaccine Initiative, an offshoot of the Seattle-based Path medical charity, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

David Kaslow, director of MVI, said Mosquirix proved it was possible for a vaccine to disable the Plasmodium parasite that causes malaria, establishing a foundation for further innovation.

#malaria   #mosquirix   #RTSS   #vaccines  

//Malaria vacine

Good news!

World’s first malaria vaccine gets green light from Europe

European regulators have given their blessing to the world’s first vaccine for malaria after 28 years of development by GlaxoSmithKline and heavy investment from Bill Gates.

GSK began working on Mosquirix, also known as RTS, S, in 1987 and has since invested $365m with up to $250m more planned as it moves towards launch. A further $200m has come from the Malaria Vaccine Initiative, an offshoot of the Seattle-based Path medical charity, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

David Kaslow, director of MVI, said Mosquirix proved it was possible for a vaccine to disable the Plasmodium parasite that causes malaria, establishing a foundation for further innovation.

#malaria   #mosquirix   #RTSS   #vaccines  ___

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2015-07-24 03:52:36 (2 comments, 19 reshares, 60 +1s)Open 

In case you missed it. This IS awesome!

Humpback whale shoots rainbow. 

A Humpback Whale producing a nice rainbow off the coast of Newport Beach. Royce Hutain was the captain of his boat while I flew my aerial camera and Jason Anderson had a second aerial camera. This was filmed on 7/5/15. 

sauce: https://youtu.be/DMIAbxGR6Dc

#humpbackwhale   #rainbow  

In case you missed it. This IS awesome!

Humpback whale shoots rainbow. 

A Humpback Whale producing a nice rainbow off the coast of Newport Beach. Royce Hutain was the captain of his boat while I flew my aerial camera and Jason Anderson had a second aerial camera. This was filmed on 7/5/15. 

sauce: https://youtu.be/DMIAbxGR6Dc

#humpbackwhale   #rainbow  ___

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2015-07-24 03:29:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Be with nature, take a nice walk  on the green side :)

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

"City dwellers also have a higher risk for anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses than people living outside urban centers, studies show."

A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature.

Be with nature, take a nice walk  on the green side :)

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

"City dwellers also have a higher risk for anxiety, depression and other mental illnesses than people living outside urban centers, studies show."

A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature.___

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2015-07-24 02:08:01 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

I love scrambled eggs.

Sir Ian McKellen teach you how to make scrambled eggs on toast.

sauce: https://www.facebook.com/ianmckellen/videos/10153014229903601

I love scrambled eggs.

Sir Ian McKellen teach you how to make scrambled eggs on toast.

sauce: https://www.facebook.com/ianmckellen/videos/10153014229903601___

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2015-07-24 01:50:10 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

//Almond milk

Just two percent almonds, to be exact.

Almond milk is even more of a scam than we thought

Almond Breeze hardly contains any almonds, a class action lawsuit claims

Well, a class action lawsuit filed against the makers of Almond Breeze for false advertising contends that the popular milk alternative is even more of a rip-off than we thought — because it barely contains any almonds.

#almondmilk  

//Almond milk

Just two percent almonds, to be exact.

Almond milk is even more of a scam than we thought

Almond Breeze hardly contains any almonds, a class action lawsuit claims

Well, a class action lawsuit filed against the makers of Almond Breeze for false advertising contends that the popular milk alternative is even more of a rip-off than we thought — because it barely contains any almonds.

#almondmilk  ___

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2015-07-23 18:47:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

NASA has found a “close cousin” to Earth

“This exciting result brings us one step closer to finding an Earth 2.0.”

The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the habitable zone -- the area around a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of an orbiting planet -- of a G2-type star, like our sun. The confirmation of Kepler-452b brings the total number of confirmed planets to 1,030.

MORE: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-kepler-mission-discovers-bigger-older-cousin-to-earth

Credits: NASA/JPL-CalTech/R. Hurt

NASA has found a “close cousin” to Earth

“This exciting result brings us one step closer to finding an Earth 2.0.”

The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the habitable zone -- the area around a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of an orbiting planet -- of a G2-type star, like our sun. The confirmation of Kepler-452b brings the total number of confirmed planets to 1,030.

MORE: http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-kepler-mission-discovers-bigger-older-cousin-to-earth

Credits: NASA/JPL-CalTech/R. Hurt___

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2015-07-23 09:11:28 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

//Oesophageal cancer 

‘Pill on a string’ could help spot early signs of cancer of the gullet

A ‘pill on a string’ developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help doctors detect oesophageal cancer – cancer of the gullet – at an early stage, helping them overcome the problem of wide variation between biopsies, suggests research published today in the journal Nature Genetics.

“We know very little about how you go from pre-cancer to cancer – and this is particularly the case in oesophageal cancer. Barrett’s oesophagus and the cancer share many mutations, but we are now a step closer to understanding which are the important mutations that tip the condition over into a potentially deadly form of cancer.” 

The research was funded by the Medical Research Council and Cancer Research UK.
more: http://www.ca... more »

//Oesophageal cancer 

‘Pill on a string’ could help spot early signs of cancer of the gullet

A ‘pill on a string’ developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help doctors detect oesophageal cancer – cancer of the gullet – at an early stage, helping them overcome the problem of wide variation between biopsies, suggests research published today in the journal Nature Genetics.

“We know very little about how you go from pre-cancer to cancer – and this is particularly the case in oesophageal cancer. Barrett’s oesophagus and the cancer share many mutations, but we are now a step closer to understanding which are the important mutations that tip the condition over into a potentially deadly form of cancer.” 

The research was funded by the Medical Research Council and Cancer Research UK.

more: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/pill-on-a-string-could-help-spot-early-signs-of-cancer-of-the-gullet___

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2015-07-22 19:38:22 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Sugary drinks may cause type 2 diabetes regardless of size, research says

“We would advise people to limit the amount of sugary drinks they have as part of a healthy diet in order to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes. There is very strong evidence that a healthy diet, together with regular physical activity, can help maintain a healthy weight and so help prevent type 2 diabetes.”

The Cambridge team, who have published their research in the British Medical Journal, say they cannot prove that too many sweetened drinks causes type 2 diabetes from the evidence they were able to gather. But, if one assumes causality, “the current consumption of sugar sweetened beverages was estimated to cause approximately 2m excess events of type 2 diabetes in the USA and 80,000 in the UK over 10 years. This could cost nearly £12bn in the USA and £206m in the UK,” they write.

Sugary drinks may cause type 2 diabetes regardless of size, research says

“We would advise people to limit the amount of sugary drinks they have as part of a healthy diet in order to reduce their risk of type 2 diabetes. There is very strong evidence that a healthy diet, together with regular physical activity, can help maintain a healthy weight and so help prevent type 2 diabetes.”

The Cambridge team, who have published their research in the British Medical Journal, say they cannot prove that too many sweetened drinks causes type 2 diabetes from the evidence they were able to gather. But, if one assumes causality, “the current consumption of sugar sweetened beverages was estimated to cause approximately 2m excess events of type 2 diabetes in the USA and 80,000 in the UK over 10 years. This could cost nearly £12bn in the USA and £206m in the UK,” they write.___

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2015-07-21 00:05:27 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

//Music

Skinny Love - Bon Iver

#musicmonday

//Music

Skinny Love - Bon Iver

#musicmonday___

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2015-07-20 21:16:04 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

In defense of kale.

The viral idea that kale is bad for you is based on incredibly bad science

"In America, it's far more likely that people are getting sick from eating too few fresh fruits and vegetables than from overdosing on kale."

There's just one problem with Hubbard's claims: He has offered no good evidence whatsoever of a link between kale and various diseases in humans. In fact, he's never done anything to establish a link. Hubbard's not even a scientist. So before you start throwing out all your kale, be aware that the science behind the "killer kale" meme looks awfully flimsy — and has all the hallmarks of a bogus health scare.

In defense of kale.

The viral idea that kale is bad for you is based on incredibly bad science

"In America, it's far more likely that people are getting sick from eating too few fresh fruits and vegetables than from overdosing on kale."

There's just one problem with Hubbard's claims: He has offered no good evidence whatsoever of a link between kale and various diseases in humans. In fact, he's never done anything to establish a link. Hubbard's not even a scientist. So before you start throwing out all your kale, be aware that the science behind the "killer kale" meme looks awfully flimsy — and has all the hallmarks of a bogus health scare.___

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2015-07-20 08:43:57 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

//Eggs

Eggs are now more expensive than chicken in the US

The avian flu epidemic ravaging US chicken farms has caused a reversal of protein economics. Their surging price has made eggs more expensive on a protein-per-dollar basis than chicken breasts for the first time on record.

"A 60-gram boiled egg—aka “USDA Large”—has 7.55 grams of protein, and a 384-gram chicken breast has 107.67 grams of protein, according to the USDA. One shorthand way to calculate this is that if 7 lbs of chicken breast cost less than 10 dozen eggs in your store, the chicken is a better deal for protein."

//Eggs

Eggs are now more expensive than chicken in the US

The avian flu epidemic ravaging US chicken farms has caused a reversal of protein economics. Their surging price has made eggs more expensive on a protein-per-dollar basis than chicken breasts for the first time on record.

"A 60-gram boiled egg—aka “USDA Large”—has 7.55 grams of protein, and a 384-gram chicken breast has 107.67 grams of protein, according to the USDA. One shorthand way to calculate this is that if 7 lbs of chicken breast cost less than 10 dozen eggs in your store, the chicken is a better deal for protein."___

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2015-07-18 10:29:10 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

4.67 billion miles (7.5 billion kilometers) away...

Flyover of Pluto’s Icy Mountain and Plains

This simulated flyover of Pluto’s Norgay Montes (Norgay Mountains) and Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain) was created from New Horizons closest-approach images. Norgay Montes have been informally named for Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two humans to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Sputnik Planum is informally named for Earth’s first artificial satellite. The images were acquired by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on July 14 from a distance of 48,000 miles (77,000 kilometers). Features as small as a half-mile (1 kilometer) across are visible. 

Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI

4.67 billion miles (7.5 billion kilometers) away...

Flyover of Pluto’s Icy Mountain and Plains

This simulated flyover of Pluto’s Norgay Montes (Norgay Mountains) and Sputnik Planum (Sputnik Plain) was created from New Horizons closest-approach images. Norgay Montes have been informally named for Tenzing Norgay, one of the first two humans to reach the summit of Mount Everest. Sputnik Planum is informally named for Earth’s first artificial satellite. The images were acquired by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on July 14 from a distance of 48,000 miles (77,000 kilometers). Features as small as a half-mile (1 kilometer) across are visible. 

Credit: NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI___

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2015-07-18 10:16:15 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 7 +1s)Open 

Good luck!

How Much Does This Cow Weigh?

"We're running an experiment. We're going to use the results in a podcast in a few weeks. The rules are simple: Guess how much this cow weighs."

The winner will be the person whose guess comes closest to the weight of the cow. If there are multiple winners, we'll select one at random. The winner will receive a plastic cow trophy of nominal value. Entries will be accepted until noon Eastern on Wednesday, July 29th. Thanks for playing!

Submit your guess: http://n.pr/1eZMTuk via nprnews

Good luck!

How Much Does This Cow Weigh?

"We're running an experiment. We're going to use the results in a podcast in a few weeks. The rules are simple: Guess how much this cow weighs."

The winner will be the person whose guess comes closest to the weight of the cow. If there are multiple winners, we'll select one at random. The winner will receive a plastic cow trophy of nominal value. Entries will be accepted until noon Eastern on Wednesday, July 29th. Thanks for playing!

Submit your guess: http://n.pr/1eZMTuk via nprnews___

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2015-07-18 09:03:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

fascinating piece.

A Visit to the Le Creuset Factory

fascinating piece.

A Visit to the Le Creuset Factory___

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2015-07-18 08:32:12 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

//Productivity

6 ways to boost your creativity, starting tomorrow

1. Wake up early

//Productivity

6 ways to boost your creativity, starting tomorrow

1. Wake up early___

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2015-07-18 08:13:54 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Found a new hiking spot and it's beautiful. Hope you enjoyed your day/evening. Aloha. xxx

#hiking #hawaii

Found a new hiking spot and it's beautiful. Hope you enjoyed your day/evening. Aloha. xxx

#hiking #hawaii___

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2015-07-18 02:22:36 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

lol

___lol

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2015-07-17 02:32:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

The comments on this are hilarious...

Chicken Owners Brood Over CDC Advice Not To Kiss, Cuddle Birds

"We do not recommend snuggling or kissing the birds or touching them to your mouth," says Megin Nichols, a veterinarian with the CDC, "because that is certainly one way people become infected with salmonella."

The comments on this are hilarious...

Chicken Owners Brood Over CDC Advice Not To Kiss, Cuddle Birds

"We do not recommend snuggling or kissing the birds or touching them to your mouth," says Megin Nichols, a veterinarian with the CDC, "because that is certainly one way people become infected with salmonella."___

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2015-07-17 02:01:23 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

...

Medical students protest the University of Toronto's anti-vaccine course

Medical students in Toronto are fighting back against quackery being taught at their prestigious university.

"But even more incredible than the fact that such pseudoscience ramblings made it into the curriculum of one of the world's top research universities is the fact that a senior university official investigated the course and determined there was no cause for concern. "

...

Medical students protest the University of Toronto's anti-vaccine course

Medical students in Toronto are fighting back against quackery being taught at their prestigious university.

"But even more incredible than the fact that such pseudoscience ramblings made it into the curriculum of one of the world's top research universities is the fact that a senior university official investigated the course and determined there was no cause for concern. "___

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2015-07-17 01:43:00 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

//Highs and lows

how does your mood affect the foods you select?

Health Check: how food affects mood and mood affects food (from June 9, 2014 )

Results of research on the connection between food selection and poor mood are reasonably consistent − people in a negative frame of mind are more likely to choose sugary, fatty or salty – indulgence or comfort – foods rather than nutritious ones.

//Highs and lows

how does your mood affect the foods you select?

Health Check: how food affects mood and mood affects food (from June 9, 2014 )

Results of research on the connection between food selection and poor mood are reasonably consistent − people in a negative frame of mind are more likely to choose sugary, fatty or salty – indulgence or comfort – foods rather than nutritious ones.___

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2015-07-17 01:32:01 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

//Cascadia fault

What are the odds a giant earthquake will devastate Seattle? Experts weigh in.

"Since we don't know exactly when the next earthquake will strike, Roeloffs notes, the smart moves would be to fortify our buildings, improve building codes, try to reduce our exposure to tsunami zones, and improve our emergency preparedness."

About 19 of the Cascadia earthquakes, however, were truly enormous events, running the full length of the fault — magnitude 9.0 or greater. (The magnitude scale is logarithmic, so a 9.0 earthquake releases about 31 times as much energy as an 8.0.) If one of these hit today, it would be incredibly destructive. "It's the difference between a big event and a really big event," Roeloffs says.

On average, these "full-margin ruptures" have occurred once every 526 years, but Roeloffsc... more »

//Cascadia fault

What are the odds a giant earthquake will devastate Seattle? Experts weigh in.

"Since we don't know exactly when the next earthquake will strike, Roeloffs notes, the smart moves would be to fortify our buildings, improve building codes, try to reduce our exposure to tsunami zones, and improve our emergency preparedness."

About 19 of the Cascadia earthquakes, however, were truly enormous events, running the full length of the fault — magnitude 9.0 or greater. (The magnitude scale is logarithmic, so a 9.0 earthquake releases about 31 times as much energy as an 8.0.) If one of these hit today, it would be incredibly destructive. "It's the difference between a big event and a really big event," Roeloffs says.

On average, these "full-margin ruptures" have occurred once every 526 years, but Roeloffs cautions that this is only an average. In other regions on Earth where we can observe earthquakes more regularly, seismologists have found that they often don't recur in predictable intervals. So the next subduction zone quake could hit Cascadia tomorrow. Or it might not hit for centuries. We honestly don't know. And it makes sense to prepare for any eventuality.

#earthquake  ___

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2015-07-15 22:34:26 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Cracking Pluto’s mysteries

A team member’s view of all the work on Earth it took to get New Horizons to Pluto

"Science is hard and good science is harder – it takes persistence and tons of patience. When we began planning a mission to Pluto over 15 years ago, we knew it was going to be, as they say, a long haul."

"My main interest is understanding the chemistry and stability of Pluto’s atmosphere. How could Pluto hold onto its extended layer of gases over the 4.5 billion year age of the solar system? It should have long ago escaped to space because of tiny Pluto’s low gravity. But apparently it hasn’t."


#pluto #plutoflyby #newhorizons



Cracking Pluto’s mysteries

A team member’s view of all the work on Earth it took to get New Horizons to Pluto

"Science is hard and good science is harder – it takes persistence and tons of patience. When we began planning a mission to Pluto over 15 years ago, we knew it was going to be, as they say, a long haul."

"My main interest is understanding the chemistry and stability of Pluto’s atmosphere. How could Pluto hold onto its extended layer of gases over the 4.5 billion year age of the solar system? It should have long ago escaped to space because of tiny Pluto’s low gravity. But apparently it hasn’t."


#pluto #plutoflyby #newhorizons

___

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2015-07-15 22:07:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

//Decisions, decisions

Too much information: how a data deluge leaves us struggling to make up our minds

"When it comes to eating, for example, we make 200 more decisions than we’re consciously aware of every day."

The problem we face now is that we have too many decisions to make every day, leading to decision fatigue – we find the act of making our own decisions exhausting.

//Decisions, decisions

Too much information: how a data deluge leaves us struggling to make up our minds

"When it comes to eating, for example, we make 200 more decisions than we’re consciously aware of every day."

The problem we face now is that we have too many decisions to make every day, leading to decision fatigue – we find the act of making our own decisions exhausting.___

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2015-07-14 22:30:56 (5 comments, 0 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

You, me and the mountain.

When I was your age, Pluto was a planet. Make Pluto a planet again :)

#plutoflyby

You, me and the mountain.

When I was your age, Pluto was a planet. Make Pluto a planet again :)

#plutoflyby___

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2015-07-14 08:18:34 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

chasing dinosaurs :)

#jurassicworld  

chasing dinosaurs :)

#jurassicworld  ___

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2015-07-13 22:25:30 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Wishing you a beautiful day from Kualoa Ranch. Aloha. xxx

The Easter Island's mystery.

#hawaii #moai #nationalgeographic

Wishing you a beautiful day from Kualoa Ranch. Aloha. xxx

The Easter Island's mystery.

#hawaii #moai #nationalgeographic___

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2015-07-13 09:47:13 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

//'Sick day'

Health Check: I feel a bit sick, should I stay home or go to work?

"For the most part, the number of days to take off work for minor illnesses that resolve without treatment is a matter of common sense. As GPs, we’re often bemused by the mutual waste of time that occurs every winter as people see us for no other reason than needing a sick note."

People aren’t productive at work when they’re ill and they risk infecting others. The responsibility for this should lie with employers and employees – after all, they know their own workplaces best.

//'Sick day'

Health Check: I feel a bit sick, should I stay home or go to work?

"For the most part, the number of days to take off work for minor illnesses that resolve without treatment is a matter of common sense. As GPs, we’re often bemused by the mutual waste of time that occurs every winter as people see us for no other reason than needing a sick note."

People aren’t productive at work when they’re ill and they risk infecting others. The responsibility for this should lie with employers and employees – after all, they know their own workplaces best.___

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2015-07-09 06:51:46 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

In case you missed it, here's a very talented man and his music. This is quite a story...

read more: http://woodtv.com/2015/07/07/son-of-piano-playing-homeless-man-speaks/

In case you missed it, here's a very talented man and his music. This is quite a story...

read more: http://woodtv.com/2015/07/07/son-of-piano-playing-homeless-man-speaks/___

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2015-07-09 05:03:52 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 26 +1s)Open 

you, me and the sea.

Wishing you a beautiful evening from Hawaii. aloha. x

#random #paradise


you, me and the sea.

Wishing you a beautiful evening from Hawaii. aloha. x

#random #paradise
___

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2015-07-07 23:38:19 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

The debate over prescription painkillers, explained

The number of deaths linked to opioid painkillers has risen dramatically over the past two decades. But tens of millions of Americans still suffer from serious pain and stand to benefit from these drugs. How do policymakers balance those conflicting forces as they consider more restrictions on opioids?

It's a question public health experts and lawmakers have been struggling with over the past few years as opioid deaths have risen. In late April at Stanford University, two experts — pain medicine expert Sean Mackey and addiction expert Anna Lembke — held a debate on the issue, giving a nice rundown of where both sides stand.

The debate over prescription painkillers, explained

The number of deaths linked to opioid painkillers has risen dramatically over the past two decades. But tens of millions of Americans still suffer from serious pain and stand to benefit from these drugs. How do policymakers balance those conflicting forces as they consider more restrictions on opioids?

It's a question public health experts and lawmakers have been struggling with over the past few years as opioid deaths have risen. In late April at Stanford University, two experts — pain medicine expert Sean Mackey and addiction expert Anna Lembke — held a debate on the issue, giving a nice rundown of where both sides stand.___

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2015-07-07 23:29:20 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

If you want happy workers, stop treating them like children

Research shows that how we feel about a job absolutely does affect our performance. But instead of focusing strictly on meeting physical needs/desires through unlimited snacks and beer, free massages, and on-campus gyms, companies should consider motivating employees by making them greater participants in the business.

“Involve them into discussions about policies, ask them what they want, and distribute authority,” Davies suggests. He also recommends CEOs recognize that most employees want clearer boundaries between work and the rest of their lives: “A system where employees can go to work, and just do the work.”

If you want happy workers, stop treating them like children

Research shows that how we feel about a job absolutely does affect our performance. But instead of focusing strictly on meeting physical needs/desires through unlimited snacks and beer, free massages, and on-campus gyms, companies should consider motivating employees by making them greater participants in the business.

“Involve them into discussions about policies, ask them what they want, and distribute authority,” Davies suggests. He also recommends CEOs recognize that most employees want clearer boundaries between work and the rest of their lives: “A system where employees can go to work, and just do the work.”___

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2015-07-07 23:24:29 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

How does aging affect athletic performance?

Age changes how our bodies use oxygen

"One big reason we see declines in aerobic (or endurance) athletic performance with age is that our bodies can’t use oxygen as effectively."

How does aging affect athletic performance?

Age changes how our bodies use oxygen

"One big reason we see declines in aerobic (or endurance) athletic performance with age is that our bodies can’t use oxygen as effectively."___

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2015-07-06 11:01:22 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

//Shark week

Can public service announcements take a bite out of Shark Week?

Shark Week is famous for portraying sharks as deadly predators that threaten our status as the world’s top species. But in fact, sharks should fear us a lot more.

Up to 100 million sharks are killed every year, whether it’s for the popular Chinese dish shark fin soup or as accidental bycatch. Meanwhile, fewer than five people are killed by sharks every year. Based on these statistics, you’re far more likely to die from a bee sting or the flu than you are to be killed by a shark.

//Shark week

Can public service announcements take a bite out of Shark Week?

Shark Week is famous for portraying sharks as deadly predators that threaten our status as the world’s top species. But in fact, sharks should fear us a lot more.

Up to 100 million sharks are killed every year, whether it’s for the popular Chinese dish shark fin soup or as accidental bycatch. Meanwhile, fewer than five people are killed by sharks every year. Based on these statistics, you’re far more likely to die from a bee sting or the flu than you are to be killed by a shark.___

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2015-07-06 09:30:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

//Heartburn

Your heartburn medication could be just as harmful as that hot dog

"Heartburn is a classic disease of lifestyle. The first-line treatment—and often the only treatment needed—is a change in diet and better stress management."

A study published in June in journal PLOS ONE showed that the powerful acid-blocking medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) were associated with a two-fold higher risk of cardiovascular death.

As a nation, we put a lot faith in pharmaceuticals. According to the Mayo clinic, 70% of Americans take one prescribed medication and 50% take two. A full 20% of are on five or more medications. It is often easier to pop a pill than to say no to that yummy fried food that you know gives you heartburn.As an educated consumer, ask your doctor or pharmacist how long you will need to take a prescribedmedic... more »

//Heartburn

Your heartburn medication could be just as harmful as that hot dog

"Heartburn is a classic disease of lifestyle. The first-line treatment—and often the only treatment needed—is a change in diet and better stress management."

A study published in June in journal PLOS ONE showed that the powerful acid-blocking medications called proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) were associated with a two-fold higher risk of cardiovascular death.

As a nation, we put a lot faith in pharmaceuticals. According to the Mayo clinic, 70% of Americans take one prescribed medication and 50% take two. A full 20% of are on five or more medications. It is often easier to pop a pill than to say no to that yummy fried food that you know gives you heartburn.As an educated consumer, ask your doctor or pharmacist how long you will need to take a prescribed medication and how hard it will be to get off.

#heartburn  ___

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2015-07-06 08:47:48 (6 comments, 9 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

//The first smart, electric scooters 

These IIT graduates have built an electric scooter that charges faster than your phone

An e-scooter—the S340—whose battery charges within an hour. “It is faster than your mobile charging time.”

The S340 reaches a top speed of 75 km/hour and has a lighter battery pack with a longer life. “Our batteries go on for 50,000 kilometres, and can easily last for five to six years,”



 

//The first smart, electric scooters 

These IIT graduates have built an electric scooter that charges faster than your phone

An e-scooter—the S340—whose battery charges within an hour. “It is faster than your mobile charging time.”

The S340 reaches a top speed of 75 km/hour and has a lighter battery pack with a longer life. “Our batteries go on for 50,000 kilometres, and can easily last for five to six years,”



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2015-07-04 23:22:48 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Nothing screams America more than a big bowl of MAC & CHEESE!

Happy 4th of July friends! Aloooha!

#4thofjuly

Nothing screams America more than a big bowl of MAC & CHEESE!

Happy 4th of July friends! Aloooha!

#4thofjuly___

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2015-07-03 10:44:00 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

//The Great Barrier Reef

Meanwhile in Australia...

The Great Barrier Reef Through the Eyes of a Turtle

The Great Barrier Reef is home to almost 6000 species. Here’s what the journey through it looks like for one of them: a turtle’s eye view of the Reef.

//The Great Barrier Reef

Meanwhile in Australia...

The Great Barrier Reef Through the Eyes of a Turtle

The Great Barrier Reef is home to almost 6000 species. Here’s what the journey through it looks like for one of them: a turtle’s eye view of the Reef.___

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