Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Research suggests text messaging could help smokers quit -- Engadget


We've heard plenty about the perils of cellphones in general and text messaging in particular, but are there some instances where it might actually be good for your health? Well, sort of. Some researchers at the University of Oregon and a few other participating institutions have now found a way to pinpoint the areas of the brain that are most active in controlling the urges to smoke, and they say that information can also be predictive of real-world behavior and the individuals' ability to respond to various smoking cessation programs. One of those such programs tested by the researchers involved sending eight text messages a day to an individual, which they had to reply to in order to document their cravings, mood and cigarette use. That's similar to other programs that rely on a dedicated device to collect data (which have been shown to be effective in helping smokers quit), but the researchers found that using text messages proved to be at least as effective, and is obviously a simpler and cheaper solution
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Help Kellogg’s® share 1 MILLION breakfasts with kids who need them most. It’s easy! Go to http://bit.ly/eH8Boq. #ShareURBreakfast

This is a really cool initiative. Super easy to do and the end result couldn't be any better! You're helping children, with tools you already have accessible in your everyday life. Go on, share a pic or text and help feed a child :)

I know I will!

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Peel: TV Discovery for iPhone review - @peeltv - I have to try this!


"TV shouldn't be so hard. Peel makes it easy.

Discover and control TV programming right from your iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod Touch®. Lose your remotes, once and for all. Quit scrolling those tiresome grid guides. See what you want, right at your own fingertips: your shows, your controls, your friends.

The app is free, and Peel universal control will be in retail stores on March 8th. Find one near you."

Well, there it is... right from the peel main site, it sounds too good to be true.  I already use the TiVo app for iPad which is awesome... but there is not interaction, with my JVC TV, Vizio TV, LG Blu-Ray, Mac mini or Phillips speaker system. I know, I'm all over the place with brand names. That's why I can't wait to try this product and wait no more I do today. Peel is in Apple retail stores today, march 8th, 2011. I will post a review, after I try this... hopefully later today!

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