Loknath Das January 23, 2019 0 comments

Exercise ‘snacks’ make fitness easier

It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according to new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan. The findings, published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, suggest that virtually anyone can
Loknath Das January 20, 2019 0 comments

From Colin Kaepernick to IHOP’s name change: Marketing hits and misses in 2018

2018’s mistakes result in 2019’s resolutions. Numerous advertisers and brands misstepped in 2018 when it came to getting their message across to a population they were looking to entice. You may have your own opinion of ads or campaigns that stepped over the boundary of taste and capitalism, but here
Loknath Das January 19, 2019 0 comments

Is exercising while pregnant good for babies? ECU researchers investigate

A researcher at East Carolina University’s School of Dental Medicine recently was awarded a grant from the American Heart Association (AHA) to continue her groundbreaking study of the effects that exercising while pregnant has on babies. The funding through the AHA’s Innovative Project Award will provide Dr. Linda May, an
Loknath Das January 18, 2019 0 comments

Kevin O’Leary shares his best advice about paying off your mortgage

“Shark Tank” star and financial expert Kevin O’Leary has some advice for homeowners: “The No. 1 debt you want to get rid of is pay off your mortgage,” he tells CNBC Make It. A big reason to prioritize paying off your mortgage as soon as possible is the change in tax
Loknath Das January 16, 2019 0 comments

How to do the right exercise for your age

The effect of exercise on health is profound. It can protect you from a range of conditions, including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers. But the type and amount of exercise you should do changes as you age. To ensure that you are doing the right type of exercise
Loknath Das January 15, 2019 0 comments

Florida Supreme Court Awards Appellate Attorney’s Fees to Borrower After Mortgagee Voluntarily Drops Appeal

In a recent 4-3 decision, the Florida Supreme Court concluded that a borrower was entitled to her appellate attorneys’ fees because she was the prevailing party in a judicial foreclosure action in which her mortgagee had voluntarily dropped the appeal. Marie Anne Glass’ mortgage loan servicer filed a complaint for judicial
Loknath Das January 14, 2019 0 comments

The era of post-modern marketing

It’s the age of post-modern marketing, when creativity and storytelling are combined with modern technology and a focus on human behaviour Picture: 123RF/rawpixel At a time when it’s a race to catch up with the changes brought about by technology, there is also a wealth of opportunities – a host
Loknath Das January 13, 2019 0 comments

Mortgage Rates Lower Today, But Higher Than Last Week

Mortgage rates improved today, breaking a 3-day streak with effectively no change.  This gets us part of the way back down to the long-term lows achieved at the end of last week.  At that time, the average lender was quoting conventional 30yr fixed rates that were roughly 5/8ths of a percentage point
Loknath Das January 11, 2019 0 comments

Fantastic films to inspire your travels in 2019

‘Aladdin’: The landscapes of Jordan A live-action remake of ‘Aladdin’, directed by Guy Ritchie, comes to the big screen next year, with Mena Massoud as Aladdin and Will Smith as the Genie. It is set in the fictional kingdom of Agrabah, and was filmed in Wadi Rum in Jordan, where
Loknath Das January 9, 2019 0 comments

Tour To Feast will let you travel hyperlocal for food

Not everyone travels for leisure and sightseeing. For many, it’s about the food. To make this culinary experience a more fulfilling and authentic one, Cox & King’s has started a new venture, Tour To Feast. The idea is to create delicious itineraries, so that travellers can enjoy the region’s culture
Loknath Das January 7, 2019 0 comments

What’s the minimum amount of exercise you need to stay healthy?

While some of us are setting big exercise goals at the start of the year, like preparing for a marathon, others are simply aiming to put in the bare minimum needed to stay fit and healthy. If your fitness goals for the year are simply to ward off ill health
Loknath Das January 4, 2019 0 comments

Besting The Bots: How To Make Your Marketing Human Again

This summer, Google unveiled a bold and ambitious attempt to bridge the gap between automated services and humans. Called Google Duplex, the system allows robots to place natural-sounding phone calls for straightforward purposes, such as booking reservations. The problem is, it’s just not, well, human. This calls attention to a