Monthly Archives: July 2014

Temperature a Huge Factor in over 2000 Weather Related Deaths Each Year

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released a report this week on weather connected deaths, many of them due to temperature related conditions like heat stroke or hypothermia. This may come as a surprise to those who … Continue reading

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The Annoying Facebook Gifts Service Will End August 12, 2014

If you found it annoying when Facebook suggested you purchase and send a digital gift card to someone you hadn’t seen in years because it was their birthday, you weren’t alone. If you were one of the users who never … Continue reading

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Florida Officials Send Out Vibrio Vulnificus Flesh-Eating Bacteria Warning

It sounds like something out of a horror movie, but it’s all too real. Real enough for Florida officials to send out a warning to all that the flesh-eating bacterium Vibrio vulnificus is alive and well in the warm Florida … Continue reading

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OkCupid Joins Facebook in an Admission That It Manipulated Users

OkCupid joins Facebook in admitting that it has manipulated its users. The popular American dating site owned by IAC works by providing users with ratings, or compatibility scores, based on questions they answer about their own personalities and interests. It … Continue reading

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Slowly Running Short Distances Greatly Reduces the Chances of a Heart Attack

Get out those running shoes, but don’t despair about having to run long distances or for a long time each week. In fact, you don’t even have to come close to wearing out your running shoes to gain huge benefits … Continue reading

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Surgeon General Says to Stop Using Tanning Beds to Prevent Cancer

Sun-soaked August is almost upon us and as many young women are getting ‘bikini ready’ with a few tanning-bed sessions, the acting Surgeon General has made his stance very clear on the dangers of over-exposure to ultraviolet light. It’s not … Continue reading

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Are Credit Cards Beating Credit Karma at Its Own Game?

Credit Karma is currently the king of free credit scores, but that crown may be in jeopardy. Major credit card companies, such as Discover, Barclaycard and First Bankcard are now offering free credit scores to their customers as part of … Continue reading

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Fist Bumps and High Fives Healthier than Handshakes

Researchers at the Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences in Wales have this week advised the general public on the bacterial dangers of the humble handshake. The gesture has been used since ancient Greece, as a greeting, an expression … Continue reading

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Venice Beach Lightning Death is Second US Lightning Beach Death this Week

For the second time this week, a person has died as the result of a lightning strike while at the beach. According to the National Weather Service, a 41-year-old man walking along Fort Meyers Beach in Florida was struck and … Continue reading

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Congress Finally Compromises to Ease Veteran Healthcare Wait Times

There’s some good news out of Congress for Veterans and their health care needs. Tension was resolved over the weekend with a compromise reached between VA leaders, Bernie Sanders and Jeff Miller,on a bill to aid veterans faced with long … Continue reading

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9 Ways to Get More Likes for Your Facebook Page

If you want to make money on Facebook, one of the most important ingredients is getting a lot of Likes on your Facebook page. That being said, all Likes aren’t created equal. While you might be tempted to employ a … Continue reading

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Study Shows Sleep Deprivation Causes Major Memory Flaws

Whether you’re a waiter, a librarian or a taxi driver, having a bad memory can make life rather unmanageable. But this week, researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of California, Irvine have published research which could be … Continue reading

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Faulty Airbags Spur Nissan to Recall Additional 226,000 Cars

Faulty airbags have caused the recall of millions of cars over the past year. Another quarter of a million can be added to the list as Nissan has decided to recall 226,326 more of their vehicles due to the issue. … Continue reading

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Dow Sees Biggest Decline in Six Weeks as S&P 500 Fails to Extend Record Closes

The week for stocks looked so promising through Thursday, but Friday brought about a sour note, leaving stocks lower for the Dow than where it began for the week, and erasing record highs the S&P 500 had been achieving during … Continue reading

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People Dumpster Diving for Marijuana to Make Money

There are a lot of people who dumpster dive to make money, or just to get items for themselves. ┬áIt can be a great way to get things for free, and people can often find good items to sell for … Continue reading

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Teen HPV Cancer Vaccines: Why Are Parents Waiting Around?

The Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC) has reported some disturbing news this week about uptake rates of the vaccine for Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). It appears that even though the vaccine has been proven to prevent cancer and … Continue reading

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Unsatisfied Social Media Users Speak Out But Will Facebook Listen?

Ask the question and most people will have an opinion on social media. The rise of Facebook and other networking platforms has changed the way we communicate forever, so it’s no surprise that we’re making ourselves vocal on the way … Continue reading

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Fruit Shipped to Costco, Sam’s, Trader Joe’s and BJ’s Recalled on Listeria Concerns

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that California-based Wawona Packing Company is voluntarily recalling a number of their branded peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots. The recall is being done due to the possible contamination of the fruit with … Continue reading

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Facebook Save Button Bookmarks So You Can Spend Even More Time on the Site

Anyone who uses Facebook knows it’s nearly impossible to get through all the information posted in the newsfeed even if checked every hour. There can be as many as 1,500 items in your newsfeed at any one time (supposedly filled … Continue reading

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Google to Stop Listing Games with In-App Purchases as “Free”

It began in December last year, when the European Commission issued a statement to market leaders (namely Google and Apple) which requested that they begin transparent labeling practices on games with hidden costs. The commission finally realized that many app … Continue reading

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