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//World Cup Final

Congratulations, Germany!!!1 

Fantastic goal by Mario Götze in extra time. What a game.

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yes godze u did it 
gemany wins!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (: (: (:
i am very happy 
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//Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away — and leads to better sex

The researchers are quick to point out that while their results are “intriguing,” they should be taken with caution. The study’s small sample size makes it difficult to categorize too broadly, although the positive correlation between apples and better sex they found seems to speak for itself. Possible explanations for the link include the multiple antioxidants and other pharmacologically active substances (like phytoestrogens and polyphenols) present in apples, which have been associated with positive sexual effects before. The fruit shows similar sexual benefits as red wine and chocolate, but with other added health effects as well.

The Paper: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24518938
A new study finds that the forbidden fruit might be women's key to satisfaction
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But which apples? Red Delicious (yuck!) or Granny Smith (yum!) or heirloom varieties like Cox's Orange Pippins (Yum!) ?
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//World Cup

This chart proves nobody cares about third place in the World Cup

The World Cup ends this weekend, and watching could be bad for your health, maybe more so if you’re supporting Germany this Sunday. This chart shows heart attacks among Germans during their team’s games in the 2006 World Cup, which was held in Germany:

The spikes at 5 and 6 correspond, respectively, to:
• Germany beating Argentina, 1-1, in penalties in the quarter-final
• Germany losing to Italy, 2-0, in the semi-final
The World Cup ends this weekend, and watching could be bad for your health, maybe more so if you're supporting Germany this Sunday. This chart shows heart attacks among Germans during their team's games in the 2006 World Cup, which was held in Germany: The spikes at 5 and 6 correspond, respectively, to: Germany beating Argentina, 1-1,...
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//White Jeans

The only white jeans you need

White jeans rightfully hold a privileged place in the canon of summer fashion classics. Sunnier than blue jeans and chinos and more versatile than a sundress, a pair of white jeans makes a crisp substitute for all of the above—and one that can be worn well into autumn. Consider your go-to combination of blue jeans with a tee, blazer, button-down, or sweater. Then, swap in a white pair. Voila.
Quartz tried on 30 pairs of women's white jeans to find The One classic pair to fit, flatter, and live in our closet forevermore. White jeans rightfully hold a privileged place in the canon of summer fashion classics. Sunnier than blue jeans and chinos and more versatile than a sundress, a pair of white jeans makes a crisp...
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Lorna... you are sooooo Beautiful!!!! Wow
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//New York City

Tonight, NYC's Empire State Building lit light blue, white and yellow to honor Argentina's WorldCup win over Netherlands. 

Credit: ABC News|Twitter

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//Travel

Are you planning to fly from a UK airport?

A dead phone may stop you entering the US – here’s how to keep it alive on the move.

Smartphones and tablets eat power when trying to communicate – whether through GPS or mobile broadband (3G/4G). Putting these devices into flight mode long before you set off makes a considerable difference. Avoiding Facebook, email and other social media may seem challenging, but for the duration of your journey this may not be such a bad thing.

Laptops have similar issues with power and communication – you should disable your wifi if you aren’t able to go online anyway. But the greatest consumer of power on all laptops is actually the screen. Reduce its brightness if you want to preserve your battery.
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Samsung's Ultra Power Saving mode is amazing your battery could last for days. 
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//World Cup Final

Meanwhile in space....

Credit: @astro_reid

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If Germany wins today Microsoft will have perfectly predicted the World Cup’s knockout round

“It’s been a fun computer science experience here and we think a lot about where we can take it. We hope it’s fun for people to see more than just search results, to see more information that they can follow.”

The most accurate predictor of the knockout stages, Microsoft’s predictions, have been perfect for every match of the final stage of the World Cup. Generated using a mathematical model, the predictions have been delivered in its Bing search engine results and through its Cortana virtual assistant on Windows phones.

Microsoft predicted an Argentina-Germany final. And has been predicting a German victory today.

#worldcup   #argentinavsgermany   #microsoft  
The most accurate predictor of the knockout stages, Microsoft's predictions, have been perfect for every match of the final stage of the World Cup. Generated using a mathematical model, the predictions have been delivered in its Bing search engine results and through its Cortana virtual assistant on Windows phones, Microsoft predicted an Argentina-Germany final. And has been predicting a German victory...
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//Organic vs non-organic food

Study of Organic Crops Finds Fewer Pesticides and More Antioxidants

“If you buy organic fruits and vegetables, you can be sure you have, on average, a higher amount of antioxidants at the same calorie level.”

“We are not making health claims based on this study, because we can’t,” Dr. Leifert said. The study, he said, is insufficient “to say organic food is definitely healthier for you, and it doesn’t tell you anything about how much of a health impact switching to organic food could have.”

Adding fuel to the debates over the merits of organic food, a comprehensive review of earlier studies found substantially higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticides in organic fruits, vegetables and grains compared with conventionally grown produce.

The Paper: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24968103

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A comprehensive review of earlier studies found higher levels of antioxidants and lower levels of pesticides in organic fruits and vegetables compared with conventionally grown produce.
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Antioxidants have recently been found to make cancer worse. http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/antioxidants-can-make-cancers-worse
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Food science: Fat chance

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

For children with epilepsy whose condition is resistant to medication, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet may help bring their seizures under control.

The concept of using food to help treat disease is not new. Ancient Greek texts contain references to dietary therapies for epilepsy, stemming from the observation that starvation stops seizures. Centuries later, in the 1920s and 1930s, doctors commonly prescribed the ketogenic diet for epilepsy in children. During fasting, and in people with diabetes, the liver metabolizes fatty acids into ketone bodies called β-hydroxybutyrate, acetoacetic acid and acetone that are used as an energy source when glucose levels are low. No one knows exactly why, but some evidence suggests that ketone bodies might protect against seizures.

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//Aging

Scientists Urge Study of Environmental Factors That May Speed Aging

Why do our bodies age at different rates? Why can some people run marathons at the age of 70, while others are forced to use a walker?

Genes are only part of the answer. A trio of scientists from the University of North Carolina argue in a new paper that more work needs to be done on "gerontogens"—factors, including substances in the environment, that can accelerate the aging process.

Possible gerontogens include arsenic in groundwater, benzene in industrial emissions, ultraviolet radiation in sunlight, and the cocktail of 4,000 toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke. Activities may also be included, like ingesting excessive calories, or suffering psychological stress.

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A new study urges more work on "gerontogens," which speed up the aging process.
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How to prevent and detect melanoma?

Dr. Mike Evans is founder of the Health Design Lab at the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of Toronto, and a staff physician at St. Michael's Hospital.

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I agree, Kari! I tried to be careful with my wording, but the "don't burn it!" part kind of threw off my initial point. Whatever your natural skin color is - be it a deep ebony or the fairest of fair - don't change it! It's gorgeous!
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Introduction
hello!

An aspiring dietician, preparing for 
Master's of Science (MS) in Nutrition and Dietetics. 

I practice yoga, pilates and I'm a marathon runner.

Graduate in Marketing Communications - Advertising 
(Columbia College of Chicago)


Quotes:

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience." ― Eleanor Roosevelt

"Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water to children, or do you want a chance to change the world?" ― Steve Jobs


My General Interest and Passion:
  • Food Science
  • Human Nutrition
  • Art
  • design
  • music
  • sports
  • fashion
  • technology
  • social media
  • photography
  • martial arts
  • outdoors
  • running
  • creativity
  • world peace


Disclaimer:
All content within my Google Plus page is provided for general information and discussion purposes only. It reflects my personal observations, experiences and thoughts. It doesn't represent the positions of my employer or former employer. I link to information, article, design, photography, videos, etc., that I find interesting and exciting. But, not necessarily agree with it. I am not responsible for the content of any linked information that is not part of my Google Plus page. Majority of my post are public so please remember that any information you submitted through comments are un-secure. 

Thanks for reading.

Have a beautiful day. Carpe Diem!
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Blood test breakthrough in search for Alzheimer's cure
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Meet a new potential hero in the fight against 'superbugs'
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Meats: A Health Hierarchy
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The biggest reason to eat chicken instead of beef has nothing to do with saturated fat.

The Romantic Power of Music
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Recent studies show that musical ability might be a sexually selected trait.

Study: An Intellectual Life Could Protect Against Dementia
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Even for people with less education, mental activity in mid and late life gave them at least three years of protection against cognitive imp

How to get the perfect beach body (with science)
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As the weather turns warmer, more and more people are concerned with obtaining the perfect beach body. But despite so many guides, tips and

Five fascinating science books to read
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Masters of Love
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Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.

Meet the 'super banana' – a vitamin-enriched upgrade that could save lives
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Sleep on it: Scientists reveal exactly how good sleep boosts memory — RT...
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A good night’s sleep is crucial for better memory and studying. While this has been long known, scientists lacked exact evidence of what hap

The Case for Banning Laptops in the Classroom
www.newyorker.com

A wealth of studies on students’ use of computers in the classroom supports the notion of banning them.

8 Surprising Facts About Fruits and Veggies
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Obesity research confirms long-term weight loss almost impossible
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There's a disturbing truth that is emerging from the science of obesity, Kelly Crowe reports. After years of study, it's becoming apparent t

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer' - Telegraph
www.telegraph.co.uk

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products

The case for eating steak and cream
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Shifting the argument The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet. By Nina Teicholz. Simon & Schuster; 479 pa