Move Over, Coconuts: Watermelon Water Is The Way To Hydrate

Watermelons consist of naturally purified water, electrolytes and other essential nutrients: In other words, they’re just itching for a run through a cold press. Hydrating has never been more…well, logical! The fact of the matter is that watermelons are hardy as all get-out. They grow best and sweetest where it’s dry (not wet, as some assume), and they grow rampant — so rampant, in fact, that 800 million pounds of watermelon go unused in America every year. Seeing as 92 percent of watermelon is pure water, that’s a prime juicing material bounty. And harvest they do — the good folks at new beverage company WTRMLN WTR are snatching up every unused melon they can get their hands on.

I went to the brand’s headquarters in New York City’s Flatiron District — I actually walked there in order to work up a hearty summer thirst — to chat with cofounder and CEO Jody Levy and her bustling team of watermelon elves. Just kidding, that’s not how it works.

Move Over, Coconuts: Watermelon Water Is The Way To Hydrate | Food Republic.

Boeing developing a spyware carrying drone to latch onto WiFi networks

The next frontier in hacking could soon be in the skies.

A subsidiary of aircraft-maker Boeing, which specializes in unmanned aerial vehicles, is apparently working on a drone capable of delivering spyware to unsuspecting devices below.

The project involves Insitu, a Boeing-owned company that specializes in drones, and Hacking Team, the Italian firm that develops surveillance technology.

Hacking Team was recently hacked itself, which is apparently how the details of the Boeing project came to light.

The blueprint for this aerial spyware project says excitedly: “develop a way to infect computers via drone. One engineer is assigned the task of developing a mini infection device, which could be ‘ruggedized’ and ‘transportable by drone (!)'”, T3 translated.

If these plans were successfully carried out, drones would also be able to fetch spyware-carrying devices, latch onto Wi-Fi networks and release surveillance codes into a device of a suspect sipping on an espresso at Starbucks.

These plans were in the early budding stages, and there is no clear customer yet.

By foraging other Hacking Team information that was released in WikiLeaks, researchers and journalists recently also discovered a plan that involves spyware dressed up as an Android app bypassing Google Play’s app restrictions.

Boeing developing a spyware carrying drone – Business Insider.

Soda Is as Unhealthy as We Thought

Studies confirming that soda really is as bad for us as we think continue to pile up—so, hey, here’s one more.

Daily Soda Increases Heart Attack Risk >>>

In the first-ever study to establish a direct link between sugar-added sodas and heart-disease risk, UC Davis reports that subjects who downed drinks with low, medium, and high amounts—read: any amount—of high-fructose corn syrup for two weeks raised their (heart-damaging) blood levels of LDL, or “bad,” cholesterol and triglycerides.

And though another UC Davis study found that sugary beverages can relieve stress by blunting cortisol, it also found that stress relief was actually just the start of an unhealthy cycle: Stress ➝ drinking soda ➝ relief ➝ more stress ➝ more soda, which led to weight gain. So hardly a ringing endorsement.

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Soda Is as Unhealthy as We Thought.

ReTweeters Of A Copyrighted Photo being sued

By now we should all know that taking someone’s photo and uploading it to social media is not cool (and not legal either). But what happens when you retweet or pin or share a photo that someone else stole? An interesting casenow presented to the courts of California may change how easily you retweet photos forever.

California based photographer Dennis Flaherty is suing beverage company Big Red Soda for allegedly posting one of his photos to social media without his permission. Nothing new here. If this is indeed the case, Dennis would probably have a walk in the park in court. What’s more interesting is that Dennis is also suing every single person who retweeted or pinned the photo.

Retweeters Of A Copyrighted Photo Just got Sued

How to eloquently explain gaps on a resume

Like the glaring Fs on the report card of the adult world, resume gaps are viewed as imperfections on our work record. It happens to the best of us. One day you’re working, and the next day you’re sitting at home wondering, “What’s next?”

Maybe your gap is due to layoffs, or perhaps you decided you couldn’t take a certain aspect of your job anymore. Either way, they can be tough both while you’re in them and when you have to explain them to an employer. But if you use your time between jobs wisely, it can make you a more competitive candidate.

Why you’ve got to be honest

It can be tempting to embellish your resume just a bit to scrub away those periods of time when you were out of work. You may try to rationalize it by telling yourself that it was only a few months, or that the recruiter will never find out. But in reality, recruiters can and often do find out — which burns a bridge for you immediately. Just play it safe and tell the truth.

Remember, you’re interviewing for more than just a paycheck. You’re interviewing for a lasting relationship with an employer; a relationship that should be built on trust from both parties. Start out the relationship by lying, and it probably won’t go much further than chatting with the recruiter.

How to eloquently explain gaps on a resume.

Food Tastes Better When You’re Drunk, New Study

What tastes better than a greasy cheeseburger after a night of drinking? A greasy cheeseburger, an entire pizza, and more beer.

In case you wondered why you were always plagued by the drunchies every Friday night at 3am, science is giving you a legitimate answer. According to a new study from Indiana University’s School of Medicine’s Departments of Medicine and Neurology, food actually tastes better when you’re drunk.

Led by William JA Eiler II, PhD, researchers selected 35 non-smoking, non-vegetarian women of average weight to participate in the study, and had them come in for two visits. On the first day, participants were given alcohol and the second, a placebo.

From there is where the magic happened. According to Vice,

Then, the women were exposed to food and non-food aromas, and their brain responses were measured using MRI scans. After enjoying (or perhaps not enjoying) the various smells, the subjects were offered a lunch of either “pasta with Italian meat sauce” (ahem, we think they mean Bolognese) or beef with noodles.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, as anyone with a penchant for late-night mac and cheese-making knows, about two-thirds of the tipsy crew ate more than the placebo group. (Noodles do make a delightful drunk snack.) One possible explanation for this difference was revealed in the brain scans: the hypothalamus, which controls metabolism, was more responsive to the food smells after the women were intravenously dosed with booze.

While the study is the first of its kind, it didn’t tell us anything we didn’t already know. Bring on the alcohol and bring on the greasy food!

Food Tastes Better When You’re Drunk, New Study.

Judge Nap: Hillary Clinton Approved Arms for Terrorists in Syria, Libya and should be arrested for Treason

Judge Andrew Napolitano revealed this morning what he has concluded after reviewing hundreds of pages of documents and emails related to Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.

The judge wrote today in a Washington Times column that the documents “persuaded me beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that Mrs. Clinton provided material assistance to terrorists and lied to Congress.”

Napolitano said he looked at transcripts from a Fox News interview with an American arms dealer named Marc Turi, in addition to reviewing emails between Turi, State Department officials and lawmakers.

On Fox Business Network this morning, the judge told Charles Payne that he believes a “conspiracy existed” among President Obama, Mrs. Clinton, congressional leaders and other officials to “get arms shipped to rebels in Syria and Libya.”

Napolitano said some of the rebel groups were on the United States’ list of terrorist organizations, so providing “material assistance” to them would be a felony.

Napolitano said arms dealers received permission lawfully from the State Department to sell the weapons to the government of Qatar.

Judge Nap: Hillary Clinton Approved Arms for Terrorists in Syria, Libya | Fox News Insider.

Nascar takes another step up the Lame Ladder, jumping on the Confederate bandwagon, taking away fans’ Freedom of Expression

NASCAR’s Daytona Speedway is trying to entice fans away from displaying the Confederate flag on their vehicles and persons by offering a special “trade-in” for every Confederate flag turned in to Speedway offices.

Saying that the Confederate flag might ruin some fans’s raceway enjoyment, Speedway president Joie Chitwood recently announced that fans can turn in their Confederate flag and get a brand new American flag to wave during the event.

“I think the goal of any NASCAR event, and specifically Daytona, we want to be inclusive to everyone,” Chitwood said on Tuesday. “The last thing you want is for anyone to come to a sporting event and really not enjoy that experience because of symbols that really represent things that we’re not proud of.”

Daytona Speedway Hopes Fans Dump Confederate Flag With Special ‘Trade-Ins’.

Trump Declares Victory on Immigration as Obama Admits Some Illegals Are ‘Gang Bangers’

President Obama’s admission that some “gang-bangers” are crossing America’s southern border sparked a direct response from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has been criticized for his remarks on illegal immigration during his official campaign announcement.

Mr. Trump has repeatedly provided additional context to his remarks from June 16th, 2015 during which he addressed the severely detrimental effects of illegal immigration and described some of the issues that are brought to the United States as a result, much like President Obama has done today,” reads Trump’s press release.

“There are few occasions on which I agree with statements made by President Obama, however, his statement today reflects the serious problems associated with illegal immigration and the inability of politicians to secure our borders,” Trump stated. “We must continue to vigorously fight to protect the United States and Make America Great Again!”

Trump Declares Victory on Immigration as Obama Admits Some Illegals Are ‘Gang Bangers’ – Breitbart.

Bottled H20: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

It’s currently the best-selling beverage in the country—and with global consumption rising—bottled water is averaging a growth rate of 6% per year since 2008 with sales expected to reach about 233 billion liters this year, overtaking soda by about 1.3%, according to market research group Canadean.

Pepsi’s (PEP) Aquafina and Coke’s (KO) Dasani are the leading the pack, making up 24% of the bottled water industry in the United States.

“People are shifting away from caloric and artificial drinks like soda. They know it’s not good for them and they’re going towards water instead,” says Ralph McRae, CEO of Leading Brands Inc.(LBIX), a North American healthy beverage company and Maker of HappyWater.

But if you’re spotted drinking from one—you may get some glares.The plastic water bottle industry has been a lightning rod because not enough consumers are recycling. San Francisco even made moves when they banned the sale of them last year.

The average American consumed 167 disposable water bottles last year, but only recycled 38 of them, according to an anti-plastic bottle campaign Ban the Bottle. This means that 38 billion water bottles–more than $1 billion worth of plastic – were wasted last year.

Bottled H20: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly | Fox Business.


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