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Have Researchers Discovered The Fountain Of Thin?

A scientific breakthrough, something obese and overweight people have only dreamed about, has been made at the University of Florida's (UF) Sid Martin Biotechnology Development Institute, where Dr. Stephen Hsu and his research team have identified a 'fat gene' called TRIP-Br2.  When the team controlled the expression of this gene in mice, the mice were unable to gain weight, no matter how much they ate. 

Even Short Interruptions Have Negative Effects On Performance

If your job is task oriented, demanding your concentration, you had better turn off your cell phones, pagers, email, and buzzers, and hang a 'Do Not Disturb' sign on your locked door.  Why?  Even a 3-second interruption in your work can double your chances of making an error.

Comparing Two Weight Loss Apps: Lose It! and MyFitnessPal

If past years are any indication, losing weight is probably 2013's most popular New Year's resolution. To improve our (collective) chances of success this time around, we can utilize the power of technology to make our goals a reality. Two popular apps aim to help, but which is the better-designed product?

Eat And Flush: New Stomach Pump Means No More Dieting For Some

Under the heading 'Be careful what you wish for,' the inventor of the take-a-walk-on-wheels motorized Segway, Dean Kamen, has applied for a patent for a pump that removes a portion of the food you've just eaten from your stomach. Partners in this patent are members of a company called Aspire Bariatrics.  Here's a brief description of how the stomach sucker works....

Medical Study Says: If You Can't Run, Shake!

.... For many who are obese, health problems may keep them from achieving their goals through diet and exercise regimens. But new excercise research shows that 'shaking' may improve the immune systems of obese individuals until they can undertake more strenuous exercise.

New Year Resolutions Traced Back To Medieval Times

Though our ancestors back in the 1300's probably didn't resolve to turn their abs into 6-packs at the beginning of every new year, new research indicates that they did make wishes and predictions at the new year, a tradition believed to have evolved into today's resolutions.

Domestic Violence Seen As Factor In Several Mental Illnesses

While there is much evidence that child victims of domestic violence experience psychological trauma that may lead to mental illness, a just-published study looks at the prevalence of domestic violence in the lives of adult men and women with mental illnesses....

Plan Z, TAX the TAX Man!

After a volatile election year, heightened bi-partisan bickering, a drift-less mandate and a still-divided government, perhaps it was senseless to think a lame duck could waddle to our fiscal rescue. On the other hand, maybe we were waiting for the wrong shoe to drop.

Calling All Inventors! Dean McDermott Wants Inventions For Gourmet Dads

'Gourmet Dad' Dean McDermott has paired with invention search site Edison Nation to find the best new gadget for dads in the kitchen.  You don't have to be a dad to submit your gadget invention, just a really sharp innovator who knows what a gourmet dad would find appealing for his role as favorite chef to his family.

Calling All Inventors! Kyle Richards Wants Your Hair Care Ideas

If you have ideas for new hairdo gadgets, cool hair accessories, or hair styling products, the Kyle Richards (Real Housewives) inventor competition curls right up to you!  Run by Edison Nation, the competition is looking for the next do-it-yourself product that will make you look like you've just left the poshest hair salon.

Generational Memes: YOLO vs YOOO, Tenacious Teens vs Obsolete Oldies

Millennials vs. Boomers cover both ends of the age spectrum. There's an X and a Y in between, but according to most authorities, a generation of folks is approximately 15 years apart, where they are defined by their own uniquely similar characteristics.

Audi R8 China Edition: A Supercar for China's Super Rich

The 2012 Audi R8 China Edition is a lot of car for a lot of money – almost half a million U.S. dollars buys one of the 80 available. It also highlights the German automaker's latest attempt to establish their brand in the hearts, minds and budgets of China's rapidly expanding wealthy class.

Calling All Inventors! Casting Call For Season 3, INVENTION USA!

Last night was the premiere of Season 2 of The History Channel's inventor show, Invention USA.  No sooner did the season begin, that casting calls for Season 3 of the hit series get on the road too. So now inventors have another chance to strut their stuff before the casting directors and the show's hosts, Reichart Von Wolfsheild and Scotty Ziegler.

Mayor Booker SNAPS To Social Media Food Stamps Challenge

When TwitWit, who goes by the handle @MWadeNC tweeted Newark Mayor Cory Booker that "nutrition is not the responsibility of the government," a gauntlet was laid that is now being played out in Twitterville as well as the real world. Booker (@CoryBooker), a prolific member of the Twitterati has amassed celebrity status with a Twitter following of over 1.2 million, while TwitWit whose profile describes herself as a "Daughter of the American Revolution" has only 1008 (as of this posting).

'Power Hunters' Are 'Jersey Strong' In Aftermath Of Hurricane Sandy [Videos]

Seeking power was an arduous task as most folks learned early on in the aftermath of superstorm, Hurricane Sandy. Desperately seeking power for our cell phones, iPads and laptops became part of the zeitgeist emanating from those affected in New Jersey and New York. The power grid that used to affect only our heat, electricity and land lines now included cell towers that experienced disrupted service as well. Even for those services that remained operational, without electricity we needed alternatives to charge our devices.

Greening Up Electronics: Recycling and Reusing to Reduce Emissions

Electronic waste is one of the biggest problems that affects not only America, but also the rest of the world. Most electronics (or the parts that make them up) are full of toxins, and simply throwing them out will have detrimental impacts on the natural world. The good news is that electronics can easily be recycled, and oftentimes, they can also be reused. 

Top Four Cases to Jazz Up Your iPhone and Show Off Your Personality

Apple has sold over 108 million units since the first iPhone was released in 2007, and they're still going strong. Naturally, that means there are millions of people all over the world who have the exact same phone as you do. But while the actual phone might be the same, they don't have to look the same, given the wide selection of iPhone cases available.

From "First Time Girls" To "First Wives Club," Protests Go Viral Prior To Election [Videos]

Women's issues move center-stage once again in the final stretch of this year's contentious Presidential campaigns -- mainly, due to Richard Mourdock's and Todd Akin's extreme views on women's rights.  On the left, the creative genius of HBO's hit comedy "Girls," Lena Dunham and 1960's pop icon Lesley Gore have released political ads that connect women of the 1960s to first-time female voters of 2012, which provided a needed counterpoint.

Put Your Money Where Your Tweet Is? Battleships, Horses & Bayonets, Oh My!

With the presidential election only 2 weeks out, both campaigns are fully cognizant of the impact of social media and how one meme can sway opinion within minutes of it being uttered. At no other time in U.S. history has the combination of messaging on TV and Twitter become so intertwined. However instead of paying the hefty fees of a TV ad, the presidential contenders incur less cost by purchasing Promoted Tweets and Trends, and ironically utilize the free medium of a TV debate to drive the traffic.

Can 'Romnesia' Be Used In 'Words With Friends?'

Words With Friends is a multi-player word game developed by Zynga. It's popularity got a boost from Alex Baldwin's infamous riff with a stewardess when he refused to turn off the game during take-off. Similar to the rules of Scrabble, players can choose to play with a friend or a random player found online. President Obama has chosen to play the game with undecided voters using a new word he coined this past week. . . called "Romnesia"