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Instagram Pictures Can Eventually Ruin Your Appetite
2013-10-04 04:01:45

[ Watch the Video: Instagram And Pinterest: An Easy New Weight Loss Plan ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online In the social media age, it is common for people to snap and share photos of tasty-looking culinary creations before dining, but new research from Brigham Young University (BYU) cautions that looking at too many pictures of food could actually make it less enjoyable to eat. According to study co-author and BYU marketing professor Ryan Elder, the...

Happily Ever After Leads To A Healthier Life
2013-07-04 05:01:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New evidence has surfaced showing a happy marriage can lead to a healthier life. Researchers wrote in the Journal of Marriage and Family they found evidence about how happy marriages help individuals sustain health over the long run. The team used data from a nationally representative sample of 1,681 married individuals followed over the course of two decades. The survey measured the marital quality of the respondents by asking...

Babies Who Finish Their Bottles Become Obese Adults
2013-05-22 15:41:06

[WATCH VIDEO: Infant Feeding Patterns and Obesity] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Parents who insist their infants finish their bottles could be setting them up to be obese adults, claims a Brigham Young University (BYU) study. Though babies are soon able to burn off those calories as their bodies grow, parents could be setting a pattern of overeating in their children which could be carried with them through adulthood. The BYU researchers, publishing a...

Benefits To Sharing Personal Health Info Via Social Media
2013-03-25 18:29:04

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Though common and almost daily use of social media has been prevalent for over a decade, it is important to recognize that we, as a society, are still experiencing the advent of this technology and its exploration of the full potentiality it might achieve in our daily lives. Like with many previous technologies, we have adopted and adapted it for the seemingly most primitive of uses: entertainment. However, computer...

Mother Deer Protect Their Future Dominant Males While They Are Still In The Womb
2013-03-07 14:09:05

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new Brigham Young University (BYU) study has delved into the longstanding debate of “Nature versus Nurture,” proving that dominant male deer are often the result of a mother´s extra special care. According to the study, led by BYU student Eric Freeman, and published in the latest issue of PLoS ONE, a mother deer knows when her male offspring will be a great leader of deer, even as the male is still in the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.