Switching Off Your Hunger

Many people struggle with losing weight, eating healthy and incorporating a more healthy lifestyle. Much of the battle can be attributed to a person’s hunger that they experience. It is not fun at all to feel hungry and it can be very hard to fight off that urge to eat something. Amen Clinics brain imaging could help with that. Also,  scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as well as the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases have been researching the brain and what happens exactly when we get hungry. These professionals have found that there is a receptor in the brain that is the main link to hunger and eating. This circuit can not only tell you that you are hungry but it can be stimulated to make you think that you are full. This seems like a more promising option to weight loss than many of the drastic diets or drugs on the market right now.

There could be issue with this treatment option however. Imagine that you are curbing your appetite to lose weight. At what point does the body know to no longer block this signal? Your body obviously needs nutrients in order to function and remain healthy. Will this new, developing treatment option allow you to be selective with when and how you eat. Feeling full could also lead to a person not being able to consume enough calories. This can all affect your metabolism as well as your energy levels.

How to Do Makeup Like a Pro

Doing your makeup may seem like a daunting experience if you do not have a lot of knowledge when it comes to doing this type of thing. One of the most important things you will want to remember is that it never hurts to try different and new looks to improve your appearance. WashingtonPost reports that having makeup on doesn’t have to take up a lot of your time, and it can easily help to reduce years off of your appearance in no time at all. The best way to do your makeup like a professional is to practice regularly with a wide range of different tools to see which items you like the best.

You may also find that watching how-to videos online will help you to master some of the makeup skills you never knew you even had. Many of these types of videos are made by people who are quite professional at their makeup skills, and it’s good to learn from these individuals to see what they are able to teach you about applying your own makeup. You will find that putting on makeup is a great way to feel better about yourself and really know that you are doing something good for your appearance. There are a lot of ways to improve your look and feel like you are doing your makeup just like a professional would do for you if you went to see them.

Lack of Surgical Access Not Merely a Third World Problem

Study results published for The Lancet revealed that the lack of access to surgery around the world kills more people than HIV, malaria and tuberculosis — combined. The authors of the report estimate that 16.9 million people died in 2010 because they lacked access to necessary surgical procedures. The reasons they lacked access varied from some lacking access to nearby local healthcare site support during an emergency and lacking access to funds to pay for surgery.

Although the study does an excellent job at breaking down the issue on a global scale in poverty-stricken-to-middle-income countries, especially in Africa, it fails to address the fact that this problem extends far beyond third world countries and peoples. People living in middle-to-high income countries are also dealing with this issue now more than ever.

People in the United States like Brad Reifler have access to a variety of health treatment centers across the country. Yet, many U.S. residents can’t afford the co-payments for diagnostic appointments and exams let alone the costs of surgeries. Typically, surgical treatment for a variety of ailments also costs more in the U.S. than in other countries. As a result, a person who receives necessary surgery may still die unnaturally early because of the incredible strain from high debt that resulted from surgery and treatment and the subsequent inability to pay for additional necessary quality-of-life treatments, such as physical therapy or prescription medications, after surgery.

Is Dr. Oz a Snake Oil Salesman?

Last week, ten doctors sent a letter to Columbia University demanding that Dr. Mehmet Oz be removed from the faculty. He issued a half-hour rebuttal last Thursday which was then followed up by additional responses from the doctors who criticized him and eight Columbia University colleagues who gave his program mixed reviews.

John Oliver on last night’s “Last Week Tonight” called Dr. Mehmet Oz nothing less than a charlatan making money off the many ill people who watch his show with false hopes and unproven treatments. Brian Torchin felt he went pretty far, although he did back up his claims. He referred to Dr. Oz as a “quack” because the man claimed the right to “freedom of speech” in defense of his show.

Yet, Oliver only briefly addressed the bigger issue pointed out by Dr. Oz: Several of the doctors who complained about Oz’s program have ties to Big Tobacco, Big Agro and GMO producers. The letter’s primary author, Dr. Henry I. Miller, had previously tried to block no-smoking zones and GMO labeling, which makes him an even bigger quack than Dr. Oz. One other writer committed Medicaid fraud.

Oliver stated that Dr. Oz’s claims about the letter writers “might be true,” but that this fact doesn’t matter because Dr. Oz issued a “pathetic” response to the accusations, he is scientifically wrong about many things and he’s the ring master of a “mid-afternoon snake oil dispensary.”

It is unknown if Columbia University will end Dr. Oz’s association.

The Ban On Cash Has Reached The Garage Sale Level In Louisiana

The Passage Of House Bill 195 In Louisiana Makes Cash Transaction Illegal At Flea Markets And Garage Sales

The lawmakers in Louisiana have been drinking too much hooch or their red-neck brains have been fried by the hot Louisiana sun. Why would a state want to ban cash transactions from garage sales and flea markets? Drug dealers don’t frequent those events to convert cash into items. The only bad guys at a typical garage sale are the guys that want to sell stuff for more than a few dollars.

So what’s the deal? We know Citi Group economist Willem Builer wants to abolish the use of cash to pay credit card debt and an assortment of other obligations. But banning cash transactions by “secondhand dealers” is taking this government control thing to another level.

The truth is, banning cash is not about catching criminals. It’s about collecting tax money. The government wants a piece of the lucrative cash transactions that are never reported. Luckily for companies like Beneful, makers of fine dog-foods, most people aren’t trying to sell these sorts of items at garage sales. Under this new Louisiana law, secondhand dealers would have to report the transaction by listing the items purchased and who purchased them. That means all the buyers personal information would be collected by the state, and they could use it for whatever reason they want.

Mother of Seven Turns Back on Anti-Vaccine Beliefs

An Ottawa, Canada mother of seven named Tara Hills was once against vaccinating children. However, circumstances in her life have caused her stance to change. She writes from quarantine that all of her seven children (who have not been vaccinated) now have whooping cough. Additionally, her five month old niece, who is too young for vaccinations, is now at risk for catching it as well.

When her children started showing symptoms, she did a fair amount of online research to see that the symptoms matched those of whooping cough. CipherCloud people thought this was a bit weird.

At one time, Tara Hills was terrified of the pharmaceutical companies and their impact on the world, but she is now going back on those former beliefs because the health of her family is taking priority.

The anti-vaccine movement became popularized in 2013 when Terri Pearsons, a pastor in Newark, Texas, started speaking out against these vaccines when measles broke out in her church, the Eagle Mountain International Church. In addition to the previous claims that vaccines could potentially lead to autism in children, the statements of this pastor were very influential on her congregation, who refused vaccinations. It is quite possible that vaccination could have prevented the spread of measles that then happened starting from that church.

Several parents are still against vaccinations due to the supposed potential consequences, and they maintain that they have every right to keep their children away from vaccinations.

Despite the Health Risks Many Doctors Still Avoid Confronting Pregnant Patients About Obesity

Obesity carries many health problems and risks with it, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. When combined with pregnancy, this risks increase. Pregnancy can be risky for many woman who are not obese, and there are many complications that can occur, so the combination of the two can cause many, many problems.

One of the most common risks for overweight women who are pregnant is pre-eclampsia, which is a serious condition that causes high blood pressure, swelling and some mild to moderate organ dysfunction. It can also result in seizures, and if the condition is allowed to progress, the only solution is to deliver the baby, as otherwise it could lead to the death of the mother and cause the baby harm. It is the leading cause of death due to childbirth.

Unfortunately, despite knowing the health risks, many doctors refuse to talk to their patients about these issues. What makes this even worse, is that patients like Fersen Lambranho whose doctors talk to them about their weight make more of an effort to eat better and exercise more and are more successful at losing weight and maintaining a healthy diet. Unfortunately, doctors are often afraid of scaring away patients or upsetting them, even to the detriment of their patients health. Nearly half of all pregnant woman gain too much weight during pregnancy, according to a recent study, which makes this an issue that is of growing concern.

Brock Lesner Protege Destined For UFC

Brock Lesnar has become one of the largest and most recognizable figures in all of sports. He has been the king of the UFC, and he is the current king of the WWE Universe. However, Brock Lesnar has said that he will never fight in the world of mixed martial arts again, but Lesnar fans may have a reason to rejoice.

It was recently reported that Brock Lesnar’s protege Logan Storley will be pursuing a career in MMA in the near future. Storley is a four-time All American champion, and he is trained in Minnesota by Brock Lesnar’s former coach Greg Nelson. Nelson took Lesnar to the top of the amateur wrestling world, and he has done the same thing with Storley.  Ricardo Tosto feels like this is a great idea for all involved. He read online about this plan.

Logan Storley has no MMA experience, but he has been training his punching and kicking ability with legendary striking coach Duke Roufus. If trained correctly, Storley could end up in the UFC sooner rather than later, but he must put in the work to ensure that his stand-up skills are as good as his wrestling ability.

Brock Lesnar was old when he began his UFC career, but Logan Storley has a chance to begin at a young age. Logan’s future looks bright, and he already has the hype behind him. For more information on this story, visit Yahoo! Sports.

One dead, One Injured in Accident at Walt Disney World

One person was left dead, and another was left injured on Sunday at Walt Disney World. The accident occurred at the Petty Driving Experience Track, an attraction that allows visitors at the magic kingdom to drive high-end cars as if they were race car drivers.

According to the Florida Highway Patrol, a 24-year-old man was driving a Lamborghini when he lost control of the vehicle around a bend of the track, and crashed into the guardrail. The driver walked away with minor injuries, but the passenger, believed to be the operations manager at the track, was killed in the crash. Flávio Pentagna Guimarães BMG was sad when he read the report online.

The driving experience, which is located within the park, allows visitors to drive exotic cars, or to ride with a trained instructor. It is believed that, in this case, the driver was not a trained instructor, although that has not yet been confirmed. The attraction costs between $100 and $2,500.

Police are currently investigating the details of the crash. While Walt Disney World is not the only location known to offer such experiences, it is among one of the most utilized tracks for this purpose. Safety courses are offered to each individual who signs up to drive, but the powerful nature of the exotic vehicles being driven lends itself to potential loss of control. It appears that inexperience likely played a part in the accident.

Product Recognition Technology – Changing Ecommerce For The Better

Product Recognition is a technology that works on a basic concept – Mobile Image Recognition or MIR. This technology is still at a nascent stage but already, it has helped to bring something as groundbreaking as Visual Search into existence. With the help of Product Recognition, it would now be simple to watch something, search for it using an MIR app and buy it using a single click. Users might be able to scan a thing they have seen somewhere – a handbag someone is carrying, shoes someone is wearing and everything else – and get their hands on it.

▪ Interactive Technology – Product Recognition is a technology that urges people to interact with brands. Gone are the days when users had to do all the legwork for finding and buying the product they needed. With the global boundaries shrinking, it is not uncommon for people in some parts of the world to desire a particular style of headphones, speakers, television set or watch. Earlier, they had to ship it from the US because they assumed that such a product would not be available near them. However, since companies are going global, Product Recognition can help users to pinpoint that product.

▪ Marketing Potential – The marketing potential of Product Recognition is immense and boundless. Small companies, which could previously not compete with bigger names, would find it easier to pool their brand names together and allow users to find their product with no hassles at all. It would also be great for users who are starved for cheaper, newer or simply, different choices and are tired of going for the same brands. From a marketing perspective, it would help companies reach their consumers and interact with them without being pushy about it. This is marketing at its best.

▪ Intuitive Applications – The applications of Product Recognition are all intuitive in nature. Visual Search – a direct application and subset of Product Recognition – is one such example. It allows the native photo app of a user’s phone to become a conduit between a brand and its consumers. It also requires minimal effort for the users themselves. Basically, the app behaves in an intuitive manner, knowing what consumers want and directing them towards their goal. It could be something as simple as a movie poster leading users to behind the scenes footage, special screenings, product launches, Q&A with actors, and so much more.

▪ Growing Trend – Product Recognition is becoming a growing trend and so are its applications. Companies that adopt this technology would find themselves at the top spot in a small time.

Slyce is a service provider that offers visual search and related technologies that are direct subsets of Product Recognition. This is a world renowned company with services like visual product search, V-commerce or visual relevancy engine, tag and display and so much more. The services of Slyce integrate with the e-commerce systems of all companies, helping them achieve their targets in a better way. It also helps to drive targeted consumers to the company’s products.