Posts tagged NPR

Daughter’s digital detox earns $200

   June 24, 2014 9:10 am    1

You know you’ve wanted to dare your kids (or other loved ones) to take a break from the digital world — go an hour, a day, a week — without checking those infernal text messages, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Vine feeds. Well, one dad went one better, according to an NPR report. Software company exec Paul…

 

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What I learned about chocolate heart pills

   March 18, 2014 7:53 am    0

Finally, a study I won’t make fun of. Yesterday, the Associated Press reported that pills with all those good nutrients in dark chocolate might have the ability to prevent heart attacks and strokes. The four-year study has 18,000 participants — why oh why didn’t they call me? This is no joke. The study quoted Dr….

 

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Daylight saving time messes with my body clock

   March 10, 2014 7:33 am    0

The minute we turn those clocks back, I lose my early morning productivity. I’m one of those people who almost always awakens before the alarm — at around 5 a.m. Now, it’s 6. I’m not the only one. Yesterday seemed to whiz by, and I feel like I lost a day not an hour. Here…

 

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Super Bowl stories to love even if you don’t like football

   January 23, 2014 7:19 am    0

If you watch any video with Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, you’ll be inspired. He is the first deaf offensive player to ever play in the NFL. USA Today reported that Duracell released a commercial about his story. It made me cry. Deaf since age 3, Coleman beat some tough odds to wear hearing aids in a…

 

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California millennials share homes in affordable living trend

   December 21, 2013 5:47 am    0

Millennials — those kids born between 1980 and 2000 — have flocked to California in a new tech boom reminiscent of the old tech boom. Finding affordable living quarters is still a problem. NPR shared a story on a dozen young professionals who have created their own community of sorts. You can read and/or listen…

 

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New ideas rise to lower high blood pressure

   November 21, 2013 7:56 am    0

NPR reported yesterday that 78 million people in the United States have high blood pressure. That’s an incredible number of people with potential health risks. The really bad news is that half of them do not have their blood pressure under control. But there’s hope. Dr. Alan Go of Kaiser Permanente, a health care insurer, led a program that…

 

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Helium shortage on the rise

   September 4, 2013 6:43 am    0

It’s one of those stories you think is just full of hot air. I couldn’t help myself. For years, (since 2006) National Public Radio has followed the story about diminishing helium. A few weeks ago an NPR interview with Sam Burton, the assistant manager for the Amarillo field office of the bureau of land management, where…

 

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Snooze time: Why women are so tired

   April 18, 2013 6:57 am    0

In a word: Kids? USA Today, National Public Radio and other venues have brought up a Center for Disease Control Study that 10 percent of men  and 15 percent of women aged 18-44 are exhausted. Here’s the USA Today article. Most of the articles about the study attribute the fatigue to child-rearing. I think it’s interesting that…

 

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I met a hand dryer I liked at Primanti Bros.

   March 25, 2013 6:24 am    0

I am officially conditioned to wave my hands in front of any hand dryer in a public restroom to make it work. Some will release paper and others will blow hot air. Here’s a story that’s better than hot air. An NPR segment discussed the Xlerator hand dryer. It dries hands in 10 – 20 seconds, it’s…

 

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Harlem Shake – what it is right here

   February 22, 2013 5:36 am    0

We’ve had flash mobs, macarenas and hey let’s do the twist. The Harlem Shake is the latest in a series of dances that’s gone viral. The video clip above is an admirable underwater presentation by the University of Georgia  swim and dive team. Wikipedia says the Harlem Shake dates back to 1981 in Harlem. Here’s…

 

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