Mayo Clinic’s ‘Better’ turns your smartphone into a personal health concierge

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The Mayo Clinic is offering unlimited access to the famed hospital’s nurses through a smartphone app for about $50 a month. The Mayo Clinic partnered with Better, a California-based health technology startup, to launch the new subscription-based app. The app is not covered by insurance but offers real-time, 24/7 health care assistance. Think of it as a mobile WebMD. (Video)

 

 

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The Story of Electronics: Designed For The Dump

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This short video called The Story of Electronics is the latest in The Story of Stuff video series. As the title suggests, this particular video is about our collection of electronics which create a lot of e-waste every single year. That e-waste is harmful not just to the environment but also to us and other people around the world whose job it is to dismantle or salvage the usable parts in these electronics.

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Vacation Sex is Better than Regular Sex

Vacation Sex is Better than Regular Sex

Why wait? Plan your vacation today

Want to pep up your love life? Well, then all you need to do is plan “vacation sex” with your partner, for it can do wonders for your heart, mind, and soul, according to a new research. Sex on a holiday allows you to get away from pressures, distractions, worries and responsibilities – basically, any of those libido-killers that affect your love life most days of the year, reports The Daily Telegraph.

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Women Respond Better In Person, Men Via Email

Women Respond Better In Person, Men Via Email

Research shows that men and women respond differently to persuasion

Want to persuade a woman? Do it in person instead of taking the online route, for a new study has revealed that the fair sex responds better in face-to-face encounters, while men can be easily swayed by an email.

Researchers have found that although internet has made negotiations faster and more convenient in some cases, women still tend to prefer social interaction to be truly convinced as they are more relationship-minded.

But, men generally prefer an email because it bypasses their competitive tendencies.
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Survey: Women are Better Managers

Survey: Women are Better Managers

 Commonly held stereotypes of women managers are proving incorrect

Women make better business leaders than men in all but two areas of management but men have the upper hand when it comes to focusing on the bottom line, according to an Australian survey released on Monday.

Data collected from 1,800 Australian female and male chief executive officers and managers found women exhibit more strategic drive, risk taking, people skills and innovation and equalled men in the area of emotional stability.

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Who Have Better Memories: Men or Women?

Who Have Better Memories: Men or Women?

Information about even the tiniest details of our daily lives zooms along neurons in our brains and is processed and saved in some predetermined location. How and what information is stored in the memory is in part dependent on whether an individual is a man or a woman. While the underlying mechanisms that explain memory differences between men and women are largely unknown, the fact that there are differences remains an intriguing and insightful area of scientific study. New evidence, reported last week in the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science, indicates that there exist significant differences between men and women pertaining to a unique type of long-term memory known as episodic memory.

Although there are exceptions, in general, relative to men, women appear to have better long-term episodic memory—memories of events or experiences, such as weddings or accidents, that tend to be verbal in nature, meaning the memories are associated with words, whether heard, spoken, or written.

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