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The World’s Weirdest Festivals [Infographic]

A visual guide to some of the weirdest festivals from around the world including baby jumping, cheese rolling and wife carrying.

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Posted by on September 28, 2014 in 2014, Infographic, Lifestyle

 

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Things That Can Affect The Skin [Infographic]

Things that can affect the skin

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2014 in Infographic, Lifestyle

 

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It’s not 1960 – Here’s How the Picture Has Changed for Working Dads [Infograph]

Our work force and families look very different than ever before. Like moms, many dads don’t have access to paid leave or flexible workplaces. And it’s harder than ever for them to balance work and family. Look at the below infographic to know how working dad had changed.

Infographic: It's not 1960 - Here's How the Picture Has Changed for Working Dads

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2014 in Infographic, Lifestyle

 

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Job Interview – Tips [Infographic]

Job Interview tips

 
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Posted by on September 16, 2014 in 2014, Infographic, Lifestyle

 

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Eating grapes may keep your eyes healthy

Grape consumption also protected retinal function in an oxidative stress model of macular degeneration.

              Grape consumption also protected retinal function in an oxidative stress model of
                                                                   macular degeneration.

Regular grape consumption may play a role in eye health by protecting the retina from deterioration, a new study has claimed.

US researchers found that a grape-enriched diet resulted in a protective effect on retinal structure and function.

The retina is the part of the eye that contains the cells that respond to light, known as photoreceptors. There are two types of photoreceptors: rods and cones.

Retinal degenerative diseases can cause blindness due to photoreceptor cell death.

The study was conducted by a research team at the University of Miami, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and investigated whether a diet supplemented with grapes could protect the photoreceptors in mice with retinal degeneration.

Mice were either fed a grape-supplemented diet corresponding to 3 servings of grapes per day for humans or one of two control diets.

The results showed that retinal function was significantly protected in the mice consuming the grape-enriched diet.

The grape-consuming group had three-fold higher rod and cone photoreceptor responses compared with those on the control diets. They also exhibited thicker retinas.

Grape consumption also protected retinal function in an oxidative stress model of macular degeneration.

Further analysis revealed that the grape diet resulted in lower levels of inflammatory proteins and higher amounts of protective proteins in the retinas.

“The grape-enriched diet provided substantial protection of retinal function which is very exciting,” said Dr Abigail Hackam, lead investigator of the study.

“And it appears that grapes may work in multiple ways to promote eye health from signalling changes at the cellular level to directly countering oxidative stress,” Hackam said.

The study was presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference in Orlando, Florida.

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2014 in 2014, Lifestyle

 

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The top 12 best gadgets – CES 2014

1) Polaroid Socialmatic camera:

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Originally floated as a concept back in 2012, the Android-based Socialmatic could revive the beloved Polaroid as we know it. An inkless printing system enables users to print stickers of their sepia-tinted images, and customise them using the 4.5 inch touchscreen. Slated for release by the end of 2014, it may be hipster, but it’s also incredibly cool.

2) Goji Smart Lock

Best gadgets CES 2014

The Goji Smart Lock bypasses the need for keys, allowing you to gain access to your home with the simple tap of a smartphone or electronic fob. And no more worrying about whether you remembered to lock the door or not – it sends you a text when the locks are activated.

3) HABU app

Mood-based playlist HABU aims to build the perfect playlist in one tap, as users create mood-based lists ranging from dark to calm, positive and energetic.

4) June bracelet

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Netamo’s June bracelet monitors its wearer’s exposure to the sun using its facent sensor as well as advising on the kind of suncream to apply. A potential god send

5) LaCie Sphere hard drive

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This external hard drive may not be cheap at $490 for 1TB of memory, but it sure is beautiful.

6) LEO the Maker Prince children’s book

This incredible children’s book encourages youngsters to explore their creativity through 3D printing by following the adventures of LEO the robot printer, who creates plastic models of the pictures his friend Clara draws. Even better, design files of all the characters and objects are available to be downloaded.

7) Panomo panoramic camera

Throw the Panomo camera ball into the air to take incredible 360 degree photographs from all angles. Possibly don’t throw it too hard though.

8) Pebble Steel smartwatch

One of the true stars of CES 2014, the Pebble Steel second generation smartwatch has been hailed as one the year’s first exciting releases ahead of its January 28th launch.

9) Kolibree toohbrush

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Plugged as the world’s first internet-enabled toothbrush, Kolibree monitors and compares your daily brushing, alongside recommending brushing techniques.

10) Flir One personal thermal imager case

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Ever wanted to turn your friends and family into heatmaps? You now can with the Flir One, detecting and displaying live thermal images.

11) LG’s Home Chat

Best gadgets CES 2014

Dying for a beer in the comfort of your own home but can’t remember if there’s any left in the fridge? No worries – use LG Home Chat to text your fridge to check for you. You can also text your washing machine to start a load whilst you’re out and about, or tell your robotic vacuum cleaner to start tidying up. Truly the next generation of home appliances.

12) iGrill2 Bluetooth Smart Meat Thermometer

Monitor the temperature of your food as it cooks from up to 150 feet away, helping you to work out when it’s been perfectly cooked.

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2014 in 2014, Lifestyle, Technology

 

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22 Facts About Sleep That Will Surprise You [Infographic]

We spend about one-third of our time on Planet Earth asleep. That’s about 16 hours a night as infants, 9 hours as teens and 7 to 8 hours as adults. Until 25 years ago, scientists knew little about this nighttime habit of ours.

Experts had shared curious and fantastic facts about Sleep. Have a look at this infographic.

Discover curious facts about sleep, insomnia, sleep apnea and other disorders affecting human beings and the animal kingdom, now and in earlier centuries. Infographic on HealthHub from Cleveland Clinic

 
 

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