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5 Healthier Takes on Classic Super Bowl Snacks

Super Bowl Sunday is almost upon us. While we love the team spirit and viral television commercials that accompany the big game, all those calorie-laden snacks can seriously derail your diet. In a 2014 study published in PLOS ONE, researchers from Cornell University tracked the grocery shopping habits of 207 households over the course of 37 weeks, and found that total per-serving calories purchased during the week of the Super Bowl spiked to over 6,000—more than the week of Thanksgiving. Luckily, it is possible to keep your snack table relatively nutritious without sacrificing the…

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Sleep Loss Takes a Toll on Your Heart

Short-term sleep loss due to long working hours may adversely affect your heart function, a study has warned. People who work in fire and emergency medical services, medical residencies and other high-stress jobs are often called upon to work 24-hour shifts with little opportunity for sleep. “For the first time, we have shown that short-term sleep deprivation in the context of 24-hour shifts can lead to a significant increase in cardiac contractility, blood pressure and heart rate,” said study author Daniel Kuetting from University of Bonn in Germany. For the…

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Turning Back the Clock 1 Hour Takes a Serious Toll on Your Mental Health

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: Daylight saving time should be a permanent, year-round phenomenon. Rather than turning back our clocks this weekend to extend our pre-election suffering by yet another hour, we should simply leave the hour hand where it is and pledge to never fiddle with it again. The social and public health benefits would be enormous. The fall transition to standard time is linked to an increase in crime that costs the country billions of dollars annually. Transitions into and out of daylight saving…

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Samsung Takes India’s Premium Smartphone Crown in 2015: CMR

2015 was another remarkable year for smartphones. We saw different companies getting increasingly competitive and launch affordable products, and we also witnessed several new players arrive in the market. According to CyberMedia Research, 96.4 million smartphones were shipped in India last year. Of this voluminous number, 3.4 percent handsets accounted for premium segment smartphones (priced at Rs. 30,000 or above). Samsung assumed the top-smartphone manufacturer spot in the category. According to the marketing and research firm CyberMedia Research, Samsung assumed 46 percentcapture of the premium smartphone market in India. The…

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Microsoft Takes on Oracle, Opening Up Database Software to Linux

Microsoft Corp planned on Monday to announce its move into a new business, unveiling a database software that works with a rival to its Windows operating system, a move that takes aim at a market long dominated by Oracle Corp. Microsoft’s new database product will work with the Linux operating system. The move is the latest to show Microsoft’s increasing willingness to work with competing products, a radical change for the once fiercely protective company. Microsoft’s more open strategy has become a hallmark of Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella since…

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