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Uber Me to My Airbnb? For Wheelchair Users, Not So Fast

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Uber Me to My Airbnb? For Wheelchair Users, Not So Fast

Source:  NY Times / Sylvia Longmire / DISABILITY / NOV. 22, 2017 Whenever I hear someone mention Airbnb, I cringe — on the inside, at least. Not because there’s anything inherently wrong with Airbnb, the home-sharing business that has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years and has opened up affordable accommodations to millions of people around the world. The problem is, it hasn’t done so for people like me. Airbnb is part of something called the sharing economy, an evolving system in which people who own certain things, like homes or cars, rent them out to others when they are not...

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Harvard Health: A workout for your brain

Posted by on Sep 13, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Harvard Health: A workout for your brain

Source: Harvard Health Letter / Published: August, 2016 Fear of losing your memory and thinking skills is one of the greatest concerns of getting older. Maybe that’s behind the increasing number of clinics offering brain fitness programs. “Brain training” isn’t a typical exercise program; it incorporates a number of activities and lifestyle changes to help boost brain function. “It makes very good sense to promote cognitive health using a variety of approaches. I embrace it even as we await more data,” says Dr. Kirk Daffner, a neurologist and medical...

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Watch this 2000-plus-horsepower Ford GT obliterate standing mile world record

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Watch this 2000-plus-horsepower Ford GT obliterate standing mile world record

Source:  Miles Branman,Digital Trends, 03/28/2017 In 2013, M2K Motorsports turned up in a 2006 Ford GT that developed 2,000hp. That vehicle set an astounding top speed of 278.2 mph – faster than any production car’s overall top speed. M2K evidently wasn’t satisfied, though. They’ve returned to the “Mile” this year with a retuned version of the same car. What started as a stock GT with a 5.4-liter supercharged V8 and 550hp has Frankensteined into a top speed dynamo with far more than 2,000hp. All that power makes for one insane sprint. After a tame launch, the GT is doing 161.7 mph by the end...

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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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