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A Spring Break Travel Tip

Spring Break is right around the corner for a lot of kids and their families.

If you’re family is split on where to go perhaps you can let a website chose for you.

Live up to 150 Years

A pill that could help people to live to be 150 years old may be available within five years. The new drug contains a synthetic version of resveratrol, an anti-aging ingredient found in red wine. Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline has been testing the drug on patients suffering with medical conditions including cancer, diabetes and heart disease. David Sinclair, a Harvard genetics professor, writes in the journal Science: "Ultimately, these drugs would treat one disease, but unlike drugs of today, they would prevent 20 others. In effect, they would slow aging.

Money Talks

A new study finds that money really does talk when it comes to motivating people to lose weight. 

Sensa?

We play the commercials, you may have seen them on TV about a revolutionary diet craze called "Sensa". It's this produce you sprinkle on your food and supposedly you start loosing weight. The ad claims: You eat your favorite foods without counting calories, deprivation, or cravings. All you do is sprinkle everything you eat with flavor-enhancing Sensa crystals, and you'll lose weight.

Should Teachers Carry Guns?

Guns in school... the topic continues and the questions remain. What's the best way to protect our children?

And last week, Dr. McIntyre talked about considering the funding and the need to put an officer in our schools at a budget of 1.9 million dollars. (It comes down to $34 per student in additional spending) Is that the best alternative? Or should we look at what South Dakota has passed. 

How Quickly Does Sickness Spead In The Workplace?

A new study has found that sick employees will “contaminate” half of the total employees and surfaces in an office within four hours. University of Arizona microbiologist Kelly Reynolds targeted an office building of 80 people and gave 10 people a “surrogate virus,” which infects bacteria but has no ill effect on humans. She was surprised at how quickly the virus spread: “It seemed like people were very isolated in their offices.

11 Facts About Coffee

There's more to coffee than just a kick-start in the morning.  Live Science has come up with a list of 11 things that you should know about coffee, but probably don't:

 

Make Break_Ups Better With An App

These days, the digital trail of a relationship is a long one. There are emails, text messages and, of course, the rampant evidence on Facebook. But what happens when that sweet romance turns sour?

The problem has been solved with a new app launched on Valentine's day called KillSwitch.

No more going thru a breakup and deleting or deactivating your Facebook account.

Just click on the app and any history of that relationship is gone.

Facebook Changes

Facebook is once again rolling out changes to its layout.

The number one social media site is getting a facelift in an effort to keep users logged on longer.

In an announcement at the company's California headquarters, founder Mark Zuckerburg said the changes will make your newsfeed more like a personal newspaper.

"First thing you're going to notice when you come to your newsfeed is photo stories which we've taken these tiny thumbnails and blown them up," a video from Facebook explained about the redesign.

Pizza Delivery Guy Tip Protocol

I found out something yesterday that I did not even know!  Let's see if you know: how much do you tip the pizza delivery person? 

Is it 10%?  Is it a buck?  Did you know that there's a STANDARD amount?  

This all came up because of Reddit user jfastman, who posted a photo of a $1,453.95 pizza bill and a measly $10 tip. (FYI, that's not even one percent.)

He says that his friend received ten bucks in exchange for delivering 85 pies. The post sparked a flurry of conversation on proper tipping etiquette.

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