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(Study) 78 Minutes Of Music A Day Is Key To Health

December 18th, 2019
  There's been plenty of studies showing the health benefits of music. Just how much of a daily intake do you need to start reaping the benefits? 78 minutes. A study commissioned by streaming service Deezer found that listening to at least 78 minutes of music per day is key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The study examined the listening habits of 7,500 people and how it affected their physical and mental well-being. Music is tied to emotion and Deezer was able to quantify it with this study. 90% of participants expressed...
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How The Loss Of The Landline Is Changing Family Life

December 18th, 2019
  My tween will never know the sound of me calling her name from another room after the phone rings. She'll never sit on our kitchen floor, refrigerator humming in the background, twisting a cord around her finger while talking to her best friend. I'll get it, He's not here right now, and It's for you are all phrases that are on their way out of the modern domestic vernacular. According to the federal government, the majority of American homes now use cellphones exclusively. “We don't even have a landline anymore,” people...
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States With The Most Christmas Spirit (New Research)

December 12th, 2019
There are a few ways to do Christmas. Some people go the traditional route: they’ll prop up a tree, string lights, and swap presents. Others ditch the decorations, book a cruise, and head for warmer weather. How much is your state into the wintertime holiday? It varies. Southern states like Tennessee, North Carolina, and Alabama have the most Yuletide cheer, ranking the highest for jamming to Christmas tunes and tweeting about the season. Meanwhile, sunnier states like Hawaii, Nevada, and Florida rank low for festive zeal....
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Top US Rap Artist Juice WRLD (21) Dies After Seizure

December 10th, 2019
  Juice WRLD, one of the most successful US-based artists of the past two years, has reportedly died aged 21 after suffering a seizure in Chicago’s Midway airport. TMZ reports that the Interscope-signed artist, real name Jarad Anthony Higgins, flew from California to Chicago Sunday morning (December 8). Following the flight, witnesses said he suffered the seizure while walking through the airport. Juice WRLD released his second studio album, Death Race for Love, via Grade A / Interscope in March. It hit No.1 on the Billboard...
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Not Enough Physical Activity For Kids (Global Study)

December 4th, 2019
P Public health experts have worked hard to remind us about the importance of exercise—for mental as well as physical health. Research has linked physical activity to alleviating symptoms of depression; lowering risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity; and living longer.   But the first global country-by-country report on teenagers’ physical activity suggests that the vast majority of the world’s teens aren’t getting the message. In a study published Nov. 21 in Lancet Child & Adolescent...
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Josh McCown – NFL Quarterback & High School Coach

December 3rd, 2019
  After 17 years in the NFL, quarterback Josh McCown announced his retirement in June and happily transitioned to the role of quarterbacks coach for Myers Park High School in Charlotte, where his sons Owen and Aiden play.   As he also worked as an NFL analyst for ESPN, McCown received enough interest from NFL teams over the summer that he left the door for a return open a crack, but the circumstances had to be just right: The team had to have a chance to win, be located on the East Coast and be good with him flying home twice a...
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