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The Athlete in Me Won’t Stop

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on The Athlete in Me Won’t Stop

Source:  New York Times / Todd Balf / DISABILITY  / MARCH 1, 2017 “You’re sort of in between, aren’t you?” an old friend asked me recently. She’d been through it all with me — my diagnosis of a rare spine cancer two years ago, the radical multistage surgery, the long rehab stint, the longer convalescence at home, and the eventual finding that I’d suffered a complication in surgery that caused a spinal cord injury and what will probably be permanent paraplegia. My sports-toned and -nurtured legs hadn’t responded to rehab the way they’d been expected to because they couldn’t. What my friend...

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2017 TESLA MODEL S P100D FIRST TEST: A NEW RECORD — 0-60 MPH IN 2.28 SECONDS!

Posted by on Feb 15, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on 2017 TESLA MODEL S P100D FIRST TEST: A NEW RECORD — 0-60 MPH IN 2.28 SECONDS!

The Model S P100D sets a new record (and accelerates like a real jerk) Source:  Motor Trend / Frank Markus Words, Brian Brantley Photos, Cory Lutz Video / February 7, 2017 We all understand acceleration. It’s the rate of change of velocity. This 4,891-pound Tesla Model S P100D does it best, reaching 30, 40, 50, and 60 mph from a standstill more quickly than any other production vehicle we’ve ever tested, full stop. In our testing, no production car has ever cracked 2.3 seconds from 0 to 60 mph. But Tesla has, in 2.275507139 seconds. The Tesla does not hold the advantage forever, though,...

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Tesla Model S is now the world’s quickest car. Yes, Tesla

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Tesla Model S is now the world’s quickest car. Yes, Tesla

Source:  CNN / by Peter Valdes-Dapena   @peterdrives  / February 7, 2017: 1:43 PM ET The Tesla Model S P100D, with 760 horsepower and all-wheel-drive, jumped from a dead stop to 60 miles an hour in 2.28 seconds in a test by Motor Trend. It’s the first car to ever do that in under 2.3 seconds in the magazine’s testing. With this sort of power, merging into the traffic on the highway is less of an issue than trying not to rear-end anyone while you’re doing it. That’s quicker than high-priced hybrid supercars like the $1.5 million Ferrari LaFerrari, the $1.1 McLaren P1...

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A stronger heart may keep your brain young

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on A stronger heart may keep your brain young

POSTED FEBRUARY 24, 2016, 9:00 AM Source:  Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter You probably know that regular exercise offers a wealth of benefits for your body, like staving off excess weight and chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes. But mounting evidence suggests that exercise is also good for your brain. A study published in the journal Neurology links better cardiovascular fitness to improved thinking skills in older adults. The findings add to our understanding of how exercise benefits the brain, which seems to stem from several possible mechanisms, says...

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Does America have enough dogs for all the people who want one?

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Does America have enough dogs for all the people who want one?

Source:  Washington Post / By Kim Kavin / February 8 at 8:00 AM American animal shelters are taking in — and saving — many more dogs than previously believed, according to a new study by researchers at the Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine. The study found that the number of dogs euthanized in American animal shelters has dropped to fewer than 780,000 per year, and that shelters take in more than 5.5 million dogs each year. Those figures are dramatically different from estimates by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, which says 1.2 million...

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Warning to Retirees Who Take Up Music: The Cat May Flee the Room

Posted by on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Warning to Retirees Who Take Up Music: The Cat May Flee the Room

Source:  New York Times / By JOANNE KAUFMAN / JANUARY 27, 2017 When Phyllis Lay starts playing her flute, the family cat gives her a dirty look and bolts from the room. Her husband follows close behind. “I’m working on some high notes, and they are sort of screechy,” said Ms. Lay, 70, a former teacher in Tacoma, Wash. But, she said, “Sometimes it’s sort of nice to be by yourself when you’re practicing.” Ms. Lay is part of a growing number of retirees who are returning to the instruments they played during childhood and then put aside, or who are taking up the piano, flute or horn for the...

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