Author: Mary Lynch

REPORT: Blue Light Reduces Blood Pressure, Just as Effectively as Medication – UK Study

This is what I found on GOODNEWSNETWORK.ORG: An exciting new study says that exposure to blue light is an effective, non-pharmaceutical treatment for high blood pressure, which simultaneously reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease. During this study, which was published in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology, participants were exposed to 30 minutes of whole-body blue light at approximately 450 nanometers – a dose comparable to daily sunlight – followed by exposure to a control light on a different day. Visible blue light, as opposed to ultraviolet (UV) light, is not carcinogenic. To assess the impact, participants’ blood...

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REPORT: A new robot promises to make the dream of oven-fresh bread every 6 minutes a reality

This is what I found on BUSINESSINSIDER.COM: Fresh bread, as we all know, is delicious. But what’s even better than fresh bread? Loaves of bread produced magically by a robot, over and over, every six minutes. The only input required: Maintaining a steady supply of flour, yeast, and water. This is the promise of the “BreadBot” — a newly unveiled creation from Wilkinson Baking Company, which debuted this past weekend ahead of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The BreadBot is an all-in-one, automated solution for bread production. It’s intended to automate the process of baking fresh...

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REPORT: Who is Golden Globes’ Fiji Water girl… the viral photo-bombing model

I did not watch the Golden Globes, just can’t stomach it. But you have to give this girl credit for being persistent and determined to make her mark and to make us laugh. The photos are hysterical. Don’t be surprised if we see her in a Fiji water commercial. This is what I found on FOXNEWS.COM: “Bohemian Rhapsody” star Rami Malek’s joyous best drama win, Jeff Bridges’ lengthy – albeit head-scratching – Cecil B. DeMille Award acceptance speech and Chrissy Metz’s alleged Alison Brie dig certainly captivated Golden Globes viewers Sunday night. But there was another unexpected person who also got people talking: the Fiji Water girl. Somehow, the...

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REPORT: Tuna sells for record $3 million in auction at Tokyo’s new fish market (see photo)

This is what I found on CNBC: The owner of a Japanese sushi restaurant chain on Saturday set a record by paying more than $3 million for a bluefin tuna in the year’s first auction at Tokyo’s new fish market, exceeding his own record price of 2013. Kiyoshi Kimura, who owns the Sushizanmai chain, paid 333.6 million yen ($3.1 million) for the 278-kg (613-lb) fish caught off the coast of northern Japan’s Aomori prefecture, or double what he had paid six years ago. “The tuna looks so tasty and very fresh, but I think I did too much,” Kimura...

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REPORT: California becomes first US state to sell only rescued animals in pet shops

This is what I found on INDEPENDENT.CO.UK: California is set to become the first US state to ban the sale of cats, dogs and rabbits in pet shops unless they are from rescue centres. The law, which takes effect from 1 January, was conceived as a way to crack down on so-called “kitten factories” and “puppy mills”. Such “high volume” operations that breed animals for profit have been associated with inhumane conditions and long-term health problems for the animals. Known as AB 485, the bill means pet shops will have to provide records of each animal’s origin or face a...

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