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iPads won't be stuffing stockings this year

Business News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:49
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Media in spotlight during Ferguson announcement

Business News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:31
Late Monday, the country tuned in to hear whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would be indicted in the death of Michael Brown.

Lighting for Aging Eyes -- Don't Get Left in the Dark

Lifestyles - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:29
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(NewsUSA) - Lighting becomes more important as people age. According to the American Lighting Association (ALA), with each passing year, everyone requires more light to see properly.

Terry McGowan, director of engineering for the ALA, says, "Older eyes experience two important changes."

First, the amount of light required to sustain visual performance increases with age. Research shows that a 60-year-old needs twice as much light as a 30-year-old.

Second, with time, human eyes become more sensitive to glare. This can seem like a bit of a Catch-22, as more light can often result in increased glare. That's what makes the quality of light more important as you grow older.

With many baby boomers reaching their mid-60s, homeowners should consider user age as a factor in their home lighting design. It is easy to enhance the visual performance and enjoyment for baby boomers and older folks with a few simple lighting adjustments:

* Turn on one or two table lamps while watching TV to reduce the contrast between the bright screen and the surrounding darkness.

* Use a torchiere for uplighting as well as downward illumination for versatility. Look for a fixture with a separate task light attached or one with a glass bowl at the top to shine some light downward.

* Have a task light that can be directed or pivoted.

In addition to providing sufficient light, proper lighting design is essential to human health.

"As people get older, it isn't just the amount of light, it is also the color of the light and when it is applied, that is key to regulating things such as circadian rhythm and REM sleep cycles," says McGowan.

Growing research indicates that light can impact human health in numerous ways, including susceptibility to Alzheimer's disease. The question is: What exactly can aging people do to help their eyes and health?

The answer, according to McGowan, is to enjoy bright days and dark nights. "If you're older and don't sleep very well, expose yourself to bright light, such as daylight, early in the morning ... a walk outside will do it ... and sleep in a dark room at night. That will do everything required to regulate your circadian rhythm," says McGowan.

To see fixtures to help improve light quality without increasing glare, visit a local ALA-member retailer or go online to www.americanlightingassoc.com.

DNA pioneer James Watson to sell Nobel Prize

Health - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:23
DNA pioneer James Watson is to sell the Nobel Prize he won for his co-discovery of the double helix structure -- the building block of life.
Categories: Health

Airfare is still going up, even as costs go down

Business News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 14:10
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Three priests, teacher arrested in Spain sex abuse case

CNN World - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:59
It might all have remained a dark secret, if a young man who was an alleged victim of sexual abuse hadn't written a letter to the Vatican. And then gotten a surprise phone call from Pope Francis, according to a Spanish digital newspaper.
Categories: International News

T-Mobile changes data throttling notification

Business News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:51
T-Mobile will start letting you know how it's slowing down your data speeds.

Why female executives get depressed more than men

Health - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 13:28
Alyson Breathed remembers working such long hours as a hotel marketing manager that sometimes, her evening nanny had to bring Breathed's two children to work.
Categories: Health

Ferguson looting: My bakery's window is busted

Business News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:57
Natalie Dubose has no choice but to carry on, one day after rioters smashed the windows of her Ferguson bakery.

How the .01% do Thanksgiving: Helicoptering to private jets

Business News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:16
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Uber removes racy blog posts on prostitution, one-night stands

Business News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:58
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More food banks serve hungry college students

Business News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:54
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Stock market gems: Tiffany and Signet surge

Business News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:50
Forget about going to Jared, beginning kisses with Kay or bringing home a little blue box with a diamond engagement ring in it.

Polluting factories cost Europe $235 billion

Business News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:42
Air pollution costs Europe up to $235 billion a year -- roughly the GDP of Connecticut.

Apple now worth a whopping $700 billion

Business News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:42
In the exclusive club of the world's most valuable companies, Apple is king. And its crown just added more bling.

Drone pilot wanted: Starting salary $100,000

Business News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:32
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U.S. economy picks up speed

Business News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:57
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Thanksgiving turkeys go old school

Business News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:44
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Russians buying up high-end London property

Business News - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:43
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MSU Softball Reels In California Talent with Niu

Bulldog Beat - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 10:32
STARKVILLE, Miss. – In a 2015 signing class made up of six future Bulldogs from six states, west coaster Sarai Niu is the second to have signed during the early signing period.
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