Woodstock Wire: NewsTidBits

July 23, 2021

Peloton to Offer Fitness Classes to UnitedHealth's Members

U.S. News -- (Reuters) - Interactive fitness equipment maker Peloton Interactive Inc said on Tuesday it would provide UnitedHealth Group's millions of fully...

July 23, 2021 06:20 PM

Americans Remain Divided on Preferred Immigration Levels

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Americans are split on whether U.S. immigration should be increased, decreased or kept at its present level.

July 23, 2021 05:12 PM

Majority Worldwide Cannot Swim; Most of Them Are Women

Life -- Gallup Headlines - The first World Drowning Prevention Day is Sunday. Research from the Lloyd's Register Foundation World Risk Poll in 2019 found that 55% of the world's adults could not swim unassisted.

July 23, 2021 05:11 PM

High Coffee Consumption Linked to Smaller Brain Volume and Increased Dementia Risk

Life -- Neuroscience News - People who drink six or more cups of coffee a day have a 53% increased risk of developing dementia and a higher risk of stroke, a new study reports.

July 23, 2021 05:11 PM

Difficulty Hearing Speech Could Be a Risk Factor for Dementia

Life -- Neuroscience News - Older adults who experience difficulty hearing speech against a noisy background have a significantly higher risk of developing dementia.

July 23, 2021 05:08 PM

Retirement Communities Are Back

Life -- New Hampshire Magazine - The development and widespread availability of the COVID-19 vaccine proved to be a shot in the arm for the senior housing industry.

The yearlong-plus pandemic broke the business model for continuing...

July 23, 2021 04:52 PM

Mike Morin's Recipe for Smoked Ribs

Life -- New Hampshire Magazine - This crowd-pleasing ribs recipe was passed along to me by my former boss at WZID, Pat McKay. It's best made on a warm, sunny afternoon when you can carve out about four hours to luxuriate in the sights and smells of slow-smoking...

July 23, 2021 04:51 PM

Cancer: Information theory to fight resistance to treatments

Life -- EurekAlert - A major challenge in cancer therapy is the adaptive response of cancer cells to targeted therapies. Although this adaptive response is theoretically reversible, such a reversal is hampered by numerous molecular mechanisms that allow the cancer...

July 23, 2021 04:46 PM

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner Secured Atop an Atlas V Rocket

Life -- NASA Image of the day - Boeing's CST-100 Starliner spacecraft is secured atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket at the Vertical Integration Facility at Space Launch Complex-41 at Cape Canaveral.

July 23, 2021 04:46 PM

We May Be Getting Closer to an Alzheimer's Vaccine

Life -- Psychology Today - An experimental vaccine targeting harmful tau shows the promise of eventually treating Alzheimer's disease.

July 23, 2021 04:45 PM

Gallup's 2021 Minority Rights and Relations Series

Life -- Gallup Headlines - The Gallup Center on Black Voices will report findings on the state of race relations in the U.S.

July 23, 2021 04:43 PM

Spinal Fluid Biomarkers Detect Neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's Disease in Living Patients

Life -- Neuroscience News - Researchers report Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders can be confirmed in living patients by specific biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid.

July 23, 2021 04:28 PM

Why Exercise Can Help Prevent Alzheimer's

Life -- WebMD - Scientists have known for a long time that exercise is good for the body. In recent years, they are revealing how it is good for the brain, too.

July 23, 2021 04:27 PM

Study finds that cognitive activity in old age may delay the onset of dementia by 5 years

Life -- SharpBrains - Dementia Comes 5 Years Later for Some (MedPage Today):

A cognitively active lifestyle that involves reading and processing information in old age may delay the onset of dementia in Alzheimer's disease...

July 23, 2021 04:26 PM

Best New England Fish and Chips | 10 Seafood Shack Favorites

Life -- New England Today - A plate of New England fish and chips (fried fish fillets with french fries), served with tangy tartar sauce, is one of the most popular dishes at many seafood shacks. This delightfully informal meal originated in Great Britain in...

July 23, 2021 04:24 PM

Employing an Active Wealth Strategy for Retirement

Life -- Kiplinger - Retirees can benefit by looking at the big picture using an active wealth framework that touches on these key issues: Invest, Spend, Borrow, Manage and Protect.

July 23, 2021 04:23 PM

2020 Sets Records for Negative Emotions

Life -- Gallup Headlines - 2020 was the most stressful year in recent history. A record-high 40% of adults worldwide said they experienced stress during a lot of the previous day.

July 23, 2021 04:23 PM

July 20, 2021

Art of Noise - The Making of In Visible Silence

Mark Mosher -- I bumped into this this behind-the-scenes video on the making of the classic Art of Noise album In Visible Silence with two of the founding members y engineer/producer Gary Langan and programmer J. J. Jeczalik. They also discuss the 2017 project to remaster...

July 20, 2021 04:13 AM

Study May Show Why Multiple Sclerosis Patients Develop Progressive Disability

Life -- Neuroscience News - Scars and lesions on the brain and spinal cord offer clues as to why progressive disability occurs in patients with multiple sclerosis.

July 20, 2021 04:05 AM

What Is the 70/20/10 Budget Rule?

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - Living paycheck to paycheck leaves no room for saving, investing, paying down debt or donating to causes you care about. But a paycheck-to-paycheck lifestyle isn't always the result of not earning enough money.

A February 2020 survey...

July 20, 2021 04:04 AM

35 Motivational Quotes To Remind You To Focus On Your Goals

Life -- Lifehack - If you are the kind of person who has a vision for life and has worked deliberately on creating goals for yourself to help you reach that vision, know that you are way ahead of the pack already. However, it can't all be uphill. As it happens,...

July 20, 2021 04:04 AM

How cells control mitochondria

Life -- Phys.org - Errors in the metabolic processes of mitochondria are responsible for a variety of diseases such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Scientists needed to find out just how the necessary building blocks are imported into the complex biochemical...

July 20, 2021 04:01 AM

3 Retirement Mistakes You May Be Making Right Now

Life -- Kiplinger - You've been saving and investing so carefully, what could go wrong? Unfortunately, several things, if you're making these all-too-common retirement mistakes.

July 20, 2021 04:00 AM

A Key to Spending without Worry in Retirement: Longevity Insurance

Life -- Kiplinger - This special type of annuity kicks in with a reliable income stream beginning at age 80 or 85 - meaning your savings only need to get you that far, not indefinitely. That could ease your mind about spending more freely in early retirement.

July 20, 2021 03:59 AM

Why identical mutations cause different types of cancer

Life -- EurekAlert - Why do alterations of certain genes cause cancer only in specific organs of the human body? Scientists at the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK), the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and the University Medical Center Gottingen have now...

July 20, 2021 03:58 AM

Cosmic Lens Flare

Life -- ESA-Hubble POW - The centre of this image from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope is framed by the tell-tale arcs that result from strong gravitational lensing, a striking astronomical phenomenon which can warp, magnify, or even duplicate the appearance...

July 20, 2021 03:57 AM

Oncotarget: Caspase-11 and AIM2 inflammasome involved in COPD and lung adenocarcinoma

Life -- EurekAlert - The Oncotarget authors found that AIM2 inflammasome is at the crossroad between COPD and lung cancer in that its higher presence is correlated to lower survival rate of smoking COPD adenocarcinoma patients.

July 20, 2021 03:54 AM

July 18, 2021

How to Care for the Trees in Your Yard

Life -- Lifehacker - Even if you spend a decent amount of time, money, and effort keeping your garden, lawn, and/or other parts of your landscape looking good, you may be leaving out some of your yard's largest residents: Trees. It can be easy to forget about...

July 18, 2021 08:05 PM

Hubble is once again working to 'further our understanding of the universe'

Tech -- Digital Trends - After switching to backup hardware, the Hubble Space Telescope is back up and running following a computer error last month.

July 18, 2021 08:03 PM

How to get a Google meeting scheduler

Tech -- Addictive Tips - Google Meet lets you create a meeting for a future date and time but its scheduling feature is very different from the Zoom scheduling feature and the Microsoft Teams scheduling feature. Instead of giving users a scheduling interface...

July 18, 2021 08:01 PM

How to use the Google Meet Whiteboard in a meeting

Tech -- Addictive Tips - Whiteboards are commonly used in meetings, particularly in brainstorming sessions as a way to visualize what's being discusses and to keep track of ideas. Whiteboards have become virtual and they're an excellent tool to use in online...

July 18, 2021 08:01 PM

Best Diet for Breast Cancer

U.S. News -- Nutrient-dense plant-based foods, lean animal proteins and plenty of water may help breast cancer patients

July 18, 2021 05:59 PM

Reading, Puzzles May Delay Alzheimer's by 5 Years: Study

U.S. News -- An active mind in old age may delay Alzheimer's disease by up to...

July 18, 2021 05:56 PM

What Is a 403(b)?

U.S. News -- Learn how this retirement plan for the nonprofit sector works before opening an account.

July 18, 2021 05:53 PM

The Tech-Enabled Future of Surgery

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Innovation and technology advancements are transforming medicine. Drugs are becoming safer and more effective, diagnoses are becoming timelier and more accurate, and minimally invasive or noninvasive procedures have been developed that...

July 18, 2021 05:51 AM

On the Road With Alexa

Aspencore -- EETimes - I really don't know how we did it when we were kids - long road trips with no entertainment but local radio stations, playing the license plate game, and hoping we could grab the attention of a semi truck driver so he would yank his rig's Hadley...

July 18, 2021 05:44 AM

5 best free photo layout apps

Tech -- Mashable - Photo layout apps, which can help you quickly and easily create attractive photo collages and montages, are an absolute godsend for those of us who aren't conveniently blessed with mad Photoshop skillz. After testing dozens of them, we can...

July 18, 2021 05:41 AM

New Video: Improvised Visuals for Song "Field of Clarity" by Dino J.A. Deane

Mark Mosher -- I just released a new video. It's a real-time visual improvisation I recorded in one pass while listening and reacting to the song "Field of Clarity" by my good friend and mentor Dino J.A. Deane. Watch on YouTube About the Music

July 18, 2021 05:41 AM

Take Control for a Better Retirement

Life -- Kiplinger - A solid retirement plan is about much more than a collection of investments and insurance products. Be organized about your approach. Here's how.

July 18, 2021 05:26 AM

Here's Why Your Dog's Paws Smell Like Corn Chips

Life -- Reader's Digest - Dogs have a knack for getting dirty. No matter how often you break out the grooming supplies, dog shampoo, and nail clippers, Fido will get messy again in a matter of minutes. But dirt and mud aren't the only concerns. Have you ever...

July 18, 2021 05:18 AM

These Homemade Chips Bring Serious Crunch and Big Potato Flavor

Life -- Kitchn - They're the perfect canvas for some flavor experimentation.

July 18, 2021 05:18 AM

50 Thanksgiving Riddles the Whole Family Will Love

Life -- Reader's Digest - Thanksgiving is a time for good food with family and friends, but what comes at the end of Thanksgiving? The letter "g"...and a whole lot of downtime, which is why it's the perfect time to entertain everyone with a handful of Thanksgiving...

July 18, 2021 05:16 AM

The Best Features in Firefox 90 Worth Knowing About

Life -- Lifehacker - After the design overhaul of Firefox 89, the version 90 update is comparatively timid. But it focuses on two important things-privacy and tracker blocking. If you're a fan of Firefox and its continued mission of protecting your privacy and...

July 18, 2021 05:15 AM

Watch sheep flow like water in mesmerizing time-lapse drone footage

Life -- Live Science - A photographer created an astonishing time-lapse video from aerial footage of sheep as they traveled between pastures over seven months.

July 18, 2021 05:15 AM

Impairments Found In Neurons Derived From People With Schizophrenia and Genetic Mutation

Life -- Neuroscience News - The release of neurotransmitters in the brain is impaired in people with schizophrenia who have the neurexin 1 gene mutation.

July 18, 2021 05:12 AM

Signaling Molecule That May Help Prevent Alzheimer's Disease Identified

Life -- Neuroscience News - Mouse and human studies reveal Interleukin-3 may modify immune responses in the brain that cause cell death and lead to Alzheimer's disease.

July 18, 2021 05:12 AM

5 Self-Employment Retirement Plans for 2021

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - You are making a living, and perhaps enjoying financial success like never before.

But you are doing so as the owner of a small business with one employee (you!) or as a freelancer or contractor. Maybe you have two lucrative part-time...

July 18, 2021 05:07 AM

The Future of Work Won't Look Like an Infographic

Think -- Gartner Blog Network - There's a Lot of Hype about the Future of Work

I'm seeing more and more feel-good "future of work" infographics like these popping up all over the interwebz. They're thought-provoking, but from an organizational perspective, they...

July 18, 2021 05:05 AM

Vacationing? How to avoid the cybersecurity blues

Infosec -- WeLiveSecurity - From securing your devices to avoiding public Wi-Fi hotspots for logging into apps we look at measures you can take to remain safe while this holiday season.

July 18, 2021 05:03 AM