- Number of sexually transmitted infections decreases in Alberta
“Government numbers suggest Alberta’s rate of sexually transmitted infections is on the decline for the first time since 2004.”
- Apple engineers: Work on fake gear, earn company trust?
“Apple puts new employees to work on “dummy projects” to see if they can be trusted. After earning their stripes with Apple brass, those employees will then be put on real projects to help the company.”
Lol. Extreme but believable, especially when you’re as powerful a company as Apple.
- 5 Ways Twitter Is Changing Media Law
“If there is a common thread here (beyond Twitter’s ability to attract interesting lawsuits), it’s that established laws are not holding up under the weight of billions of 140-character messages… The bottom line is that Twitter is not just creating new forms of speech but helping shape rules for how that speech can be used.”
Really interesting examples!
Including “Your information can be shared between Google’s services” – “Your private information remains private” – “More relevant and refined search results” and more.
I’m just going with the flow, lol.
- Don’t blame C-sections for fat children: Study
“Children born by Caesarian section are no more likely to become obese than if they are born vaginally, according to a Brazilian study. Past research from Brazil had found a link between excessive weight and C-sections, leading some scientists to suggest that not being exposed to bacteria from the birth canal could make children fatter, but the latest findings — published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition — suggest this doesn’t appear to be the case.”
I had never heard of that correlation before to begin with. Although my mom had a C-Section when giving birth to my brother and he did grow through a “fat” childhood phase. HMMM! (He later grew out of that though).
- Study confirms value of close friendships to health
“She’s your BFF, best friend forever, and she can finish your sentences and discern your moods immediately. In times of crisis, she’s always there, and you are a less stressed person for it. Now there’s scientific proof of that.”
Helpful :) Even better are family members who are best friends because best friends can still come and go, family is more likely to be forever.
- Parents need to talk more to kids about drugs: Survey
“Canadian parents should talk more to their kids about the dangers of illicit and non-prescription drugs, according to a new national survey by the Partnership for a Drug Free Canada. It suggests that while 92 per cent of parents of 11- to 19-year-olds said they talked with their kids about drugs in the past year, 40 per cent also said their conversation only lasted a few minutes or less.”
I’ll be sure to talk thoroughly to my future children about the dangers of drugs, etc.
- Walnuts Are Drugs, Says FDA
“Omega-3 fatty acids found in walnuts have been shown to have certain health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and some types of cancer. These claims… are well supported by scientific research… This evidence was apparently not good enough for the FDA, which told Diamond that its walnuts were ‘misbranded’ because the ‘product bears health claims that are not authorized by the FDA.'”
- Food Network Executive to Run YouTube Channel
“The hiring of Mr. Seidel from a television channel is a coup because of what it says about the seriousness of YouTube’s effort to create an alternative to cable television on the Internet.”
Sign of the times.
- News Cafes and Open Newsrooms: Experiments in Innovation
“The Hub explores how the news cafe/open newsroom model provides a different level of community engagement as well as a possible economic plus for the news organization.”
What a concept. I’m trying to picture it in our newsroom.
- Here’s The Ferris Bueller Super Bowl Ad You’ve Been Waiting For
Lol, the Internet is erupting over this ad :) I only have vague memories of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off so it doesn’t mean as much to me, lol. On another note – Matthew Broderick looks like he’s getting old!
- [Video]: The Story of Chuck and Sarah
:( One of the best TV couples ever!! I still wish the writers hadn’t taken away Sarah’s memory just a few episodes before the series finale, ugh. It made me so sad. I like happy, fairytale endings…
- [Video]: Lion King-ing
“It’s the new internet fad that involves your pets, Lion King-ing! Your cats will love it!”
LOL now this is a fad I wholeheartedly can get on board with!! Hilarious. We Lion King-ed with Thor when she was a kitty. Should do it again and upload, haha.