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Social interaction, staff training reduce agitation in dementia patients

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:08
(Reuters Health) - An approach to nursing home care that fosters interest and social interaction among patients and staff may reduce agitation and other neuropsychiatric symptoms in dementia sufferers and improve their quality of life, a recent trial suggests.
Categories: Health

Japan wins WTO dispute over Fukushima-related food

Health News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:04
TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - The World Trade Organization largely upheld a Japanese complaint against South Korean import bans and additional testing requirements imposed on Japanese seafood because of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Categories: Health

Stymied by regulators, Airbnb looks to luxury vacations, hotels for growth

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:03
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Airbnb is rolling out new services aimed at attracting travelers looking for luxury accommodations and traditional hotels, the latest move to contend with sputtering growth in its original home-renting business.
Categories: Technology

About 3 Great Nuts

Microsoft Kitchen - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 01:00
ABOUT HAZELNUTS In folklore it is believed that hazelnuts became known as “filberts” because they were ready to harvest on St. Philbert’s Day. But they were being eaten in China 5000 years ago and were harvested by Romans. In 2838 B.C. they were said to be among the five sacred foods that God gave to […]

Comic for February 22, 2018

Dilbert - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:59
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Categories: Funny

GoDaddy revenue tops estimates as customer base expands

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:34
(Reuters) - GoDaddy Inc's quarterly revenue topped Wall Street estimates on Thursday, as the web-hosting company earned more from each user and expanded customer base with its acquisition of Host Europe Group.
Categories: Technology

Joss Whedon "didn’t have a story" for 'Batgirl' — but these women sure do

Mashable - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:34

Joss Whedon told Hollywood Reporter that he was stepping down as the writer/director of DC's upcoming Batgirl movie because he "really didn't have a story" to tell with it. 

But you know who does have lots and lots of Batgirl stories to tell? Uh... women. Who were girls once. And have experience with that kinda thing.

Whedon had been struggling to come up with a story that could stand up to the kind of empowerment narrative embedded into Wonder Woman. Then Wonder Woman actually came out, turned into a cultural phenomenon, and earned the biggest box office and critical praise for DC. 

SEE ALSO: Star Wars' obsession with white guy filmmakers is hurting the franchise Read more...

More about Entertainment, Wonder Woman, Women In Hollywood, Black Panther, and Batgirl
Categories: IT General, Technology

No, Kylie Jenner didn't wipe out $1.3 billion of Snap's market value

Mashable - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:28

On Thursday, the business news site Bloomberg published a story under a shocking headline: "In one tweet, Kylie Jenner wiped out $1.3 billion of Snap's market value."

The story was pegged to a 7 percent decline in Snap Inc.'s stock price, and it would have you believe that one tweet — just 88 characters — was able to destroy a significant portion of the company's market valuation.

For reference, here's the tweet in question:

sooo does anyone else not open Snapchat anymore? Or is it just me... ugh this is so sad.

— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) February 21, 2018

Yes, Kylie Jenner, the 20-year-old reality TV star, is one of the most popular Snapchat users. And yes, the Kardashian family is incredibly powerful. But let's not crown Kylie the queen of Snap's stock decline despite how fun this image is: Read more...

More about Snapchat, Kylie Jenner, Apps And Software, Snap Inc., and Snapchat Redesign
Categories: IT General, Technology

Amazon may open six new Amazon Go stores this year

Mashable - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:23

The first Amazon Go store opened just a month ago,  but the franchise's next steps may already be in the works. 

Amazon could open as many as six new Amazon Go stores this year, reports Recode, citing "people familiar with the company's plans." 

SEE ALSO: What it's like to shop at Amazon Go

The stores will likely open in at least Seattle and Los Angeles — it was unclear to Recode's sources whether the stores will open in any other cities this year. 

The company has reportedly identified at least three locations around Seattle for stores. In Los Angeles, the company is considering bringing a Go store to famed outdoor mall The Grove.  Read more...

More about Amazon, Amazon.Com, Amazon Go, Amazon Groceries, and Tech
Categories: IT General, Technology

Nike's springtastic new running shoe might actually make you want to exercise

Mashable - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:14

Mere seconds before I leaped into a giant, 20-foot-long pit filled with colorful foam blocks, I realized I'd made a huge mistake.

It was late January, and Nike had invited a handful of writers, bloggers, and influencers to a warehouse in Lower Manhattan to witness the debut of the company's new flagship running shoe, the Nike Epic React. Those shoes, which go on sale on Thursday January 22, are billed as the lightest and softest shoe the company's ever produced. 

SEE ALSO: How Nike turned the shoe drop into a high-tech treasure hunt

To show off their product, Nike had set up an elaborate obstacle course for me and my fellow content compatriots. We were split into four teams of about 10 or so people each, and we rotated through 10-minute sessions at four different stations to rack up points for every completed task. Read more...

More about Tech, Running, Nike, Nike Shoes, and Running Shoes
Categories: IT General, Technology

States refile lawsuits to block repeal of U.S. net neutrality

Technology News (Reuters) - Fri, 02/23/2018 - 00:14
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia on Thursday refiled legal challenges intended to block the Trump administration's repeal of landmark rules designed to ensure a free and open internet from taking effect.
Categories: Technology

Olympian Gus Kenworthy took selfies with an albino raccoon in South Korea

Mashable - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:54

Cat cafes are so 2017 — Gus Kenworthy miles ahead of us with his visit to a raccoon cafe. 

Kenworthy competed in slopestyle skiing for Team USA in Pyeongchang for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Although his events are over, the Olympian stopped in South Korea's capital to visit Seoul's Blind Alley, a cafe where customers can hang out with raccoons, corgis, and a capybara.  

SEE ALSO: Crying rooms in Japan are real and they're spectacular

He posted photos from his visit — complete with a cuddly albino raccoon — with the caption "they really do love trash!"

They really do love trash! 😂 This raccoon cafe was honestly the highlight of my trip to Korea so far (no offense Olympics)!🗑️🐼

A post shared by gus kenworthy (@guskenworthy) on Feb 22, 2018 at 7:32am PST Read more...

More about Animal Rights, Winter Olympics, Culture, Web Culture, and Animals
Categories: IT General, Technology

The most massive black holes on record were just discovered 3.5 billion light-years away

Mashable - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:53

These 'ultramassive' black holes defy astronomers' assumptions about the relationship between the sizes of black holes and their host galaxies. Read more...

More about Space, Nasa, Science, Mashable Video, and Space Photos
Categories: IT General, Technology

This artist paints sneakers with temperature-sensitive dye

Mashable - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:46

These custom kicks from artist Mike Phillips Jr. change color when they react to cold and hot temperature manipulations.

Gaining many of his fans through Instagram, Phillips creates and sells the unique footwear through his website. Read more...

More about Fashion, Art, Design, Mashable Video, and Yeezy
Categories: IT General, Technology

HP Inc results beat estimates, raises 2018 profit forecast

Technology News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:44
HP Inc reported first-quarter revenue and profit on Thursday above Wall Street estimates as it sold more personal computers and printers, helping the company raise its full-year profit forecast.
Categories: Technology

How to understand the figure skating scoring system

Mashable - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:43

As the women's free skate Thursday night begins to wrap up the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, all eyes will be on Russians Alina Zagitova and Yevgenia Medvedeva from the OAR Team.

The skaters sit in the top two slots with 82.92 and 81.61 points, respectively, following Tuesday's short program. The highest placed American is Mirai Nagasu, who's in ninth place with 66.92 points.

Before any medals are handed out, though, the figure skaters will be scored and judged in what can feel like a confusing system. It's certainly not simple. Judges take into account everything from artistry to presentation (those costumes mean something), how well rotated a spin is, and how the skater landed from a jump. Read more...

More about Figure Skating, Ice Skating, Winter Olympics, Winter Olympics 2018, and Entertainment
Categories: IT General, Technology

Soccer is basically medicine, some researchers argue

Health News (Reuters) - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 23:03
(Reuters Health) - Compared to inactive people, recreational soccer players have lower cholesterol, blood pressure and resting heart rates as well as less fat mass, a research review suggests.
Categories: Health

Turn your oven into a pizza oven with Pizza Shelf

Mashable - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:59

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission.

We all have our favorite type of pizza. But for one reason or another, most of us rarely make pizza at home. Sure, it’s easy to just drop by your local dollar pizza joint for a delicious slice. And yeah, it’s nice just to use Seamless or GrubHub to bring your cheesy delicacy straight to your doorstep, but making pizza at home is relatively easy too, and you can have it however you like it whenever you want it.  Read more...

More about Kickstarter, Pizza, Bake, Oven, and Kickstarter Project
Categories: IT General, Technology

Sonic and Pac-Man crossing over is strange, but awesome

Mashable - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 22:57

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of the mobile game 'Sonic Dash,' Sonic is now a playable character in 'Pac-Man,' while Pac-Man and Ms. Pac-Man are playable characters in 'Sonic Dash.' Read more...

More about Iphone, Gaming, Android, Ios, and Games
Categories: IT General, Technology
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