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A Midday Nap Improves Brain Function

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

A nap in the afternoon helps relieve stress and recharge your batteries for the rest of the day. And a little snooze also improves brain function. That’s according to a recent study conducted at Saarland University in Germany. A study group of 41 people participated in the study, with half of them taking an hour-long […]

Square Ditching Square Order

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Square is shutting down Square Order, its service that allowed customers to order items from a store before they arrived. The service launched last year on Valentine’s Day and was used initially in Uniqlo stores as a way for customers to purchase last-minute Valentine’s Day gifts. Sergio Cortes has learned that, later on, Square made […]

Tracking Global Friendship Trends in the Digital Age with Skout

Friday, February 6th, 2015

The first ever International Online Friendship Day has been celebrated around the world and in celebration Skout has released the results of a global friendship survey that polled more than 52,000 of their members. Skout, an app platform allowing people to safely and easily connect, revealed highlights of this global survey in a recent PR […]

Twitching While Sleeping – Normal or Not?

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Has your partner ever awakened you during the night because they were twitching during their sleep? Have you ever awakened your own self by jerking or twitching while you were asleep? It’s a little disconcerting, very concerning, but usually nothing to be alarmed about. Hands and legs are body parts which do the most twitching in […]

Exercise to Lose Weight? Stay Warm

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Exercise affects people differently. Some lose a few pounds like, but soon regain them. Others even gain weight by eating more after exercising. Many researchers noted that swimming in cold water tends to increase appetite, which could add pounds.  Recently researchers decided to see if exercising in a chilly environment, compared to a more pleasant temperature, made […]