• How to weigh yourself properly
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    How to weigh yourself properly Using a baseball analogy, counting your pounds of body weight is like counting runs batted in (RBI). The old-school baseball statistic is dependent on a multitude of factors, like whether your teammates get on base in front of you. It's outdated, just like body weight. So if body weight is RBI, body fat percentage is wins above replacement (WAR), which is how many wins a player contributes to his team above the replacement-level player at his position. RBI isn’t indicative of a player’s performance like WAR, and your weight isn’t truly indicative of your health. But your body fat percentage…
    Written on Thursday, 18 January 2018 19:18 in News & Information
  • What to do in case of a nuclear attack
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    What to do in case of a nuclear attack When Hawaii residents Saturday morning received this alert (later retracted): the rest of the country asked themselves, “What would I have done if I received this alert?” So I think we can all agree we’re unprepared. Some scoff by saying, “Well we wouldn’t survive anyway!” Actually, you can survive a nuclear attack. Here’s how… It’s never too early to prepare Firstly, know your shelters. There are two types: Blast shelters offer some protection against the blast, heat, fire and initial radiation. Fallout shelters offer some protection against the radiation from the fallout products. Many public buildings in your city can…
    Written on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 17:41 in News & Information
  • The greatest day in Minnesota sports history, until next Sunday
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    The greatest day in Minnesota sports history, until next Sunday For the first time in a long time, the Minnesota Vikings gave fans joy instead of pain in January. Immediately dubbed the “Minneapolis Miracle” by KFAN play-by-play broadcaster Paul Allen, Stefon Diggs soared for Case Keenum’s Hail Mary pass on a play called “Seven Heaven” and ran it in for a 61-yard touchdown with no time left on the clock to beat New Orleans and advance to the NFC Championship Game. But the Vikings weren’t the only team in Minnesota playing big games in January. Both the Wild and Timberwolves were in action on Sunday, and both are in contention.…
    The final play that sent the Minnesota Vikings to the NFC Championship Game was called "Seven Heaven." Fox Video with sound added by Parker Hageman
    Written on Monday, 15 January 2018 20:34 in News & Information
  • Gene's Technology Corner: Throttlegate and politics
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    Gene's Technology Corner: Throttlegate and politics As if there weren’t enough political fireworks occurring in Washington, you can bet that Apple will find itself involved, somehow. It all started with what I’ve been calling Throttlegate, the faux scandal that erupted when it was discovered that older iPhones, with failing batteries, were running a lot slower. It was easy to attach a conspiratorial angle to this development, the theory that Apple deliberately reduced performance on older iPhones to trick you into buying a new one. But it was also discovered that the mere act of replacing the battery fixed the problem. Apple admitted that it was doing…
    Written on Friday, 12 January 2018 22:03 in News & Information
  • The grooming of Oprah Winfrey: Setting the stage
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    The grooming of Oprah Winfrey: Setting the stage “Just because you’re not using N word, harboring Ill will toward black doesn’t mean you’re not racist.” –Oprah Winfrey If you remember right, it was one month ago that I had stated on my radio program, “You can mark my words. They will attempt to put Oprah Winfrey in the people's’ White House in some capacity.” And now, we are here. Before we begin, I need to make one quick point before going into detail. From coast to coast, from city to city, from state to state, and from first-hand experience, I do not see what the CIA-controlled media is…
    Written on Friday, 12 January 2018 21:46 in News & Information
  • Nick Saban: The best there ever was!
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    Nick Saban: The best there ever was! I don’t normally write a sports column, but a few words would seem appropriate after Alabama’s startling victory this past Monday night in the College Football Championship game. Simply put, love him or hate him, Alabama head coach Nick Saban is the best college coach in football today, and maybe the best college coach ever. Now, many LSU football fans don’t want to hear this and seem to be consumed by an abhorrence of the former Tiger coach who took LSU to a national championship back in 2003. Saban left the Bayou State for what he considered greener pastures in…
    Written on Friday, 12 January 2018 18:54 in News & Information
  • What to expect from immigration reform negotiations
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    What to expect from immigration reform negotiations With agents of United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement raiding 7-Elevens across the country intent on deporting illegal immigrants and punishing the companies that employ them, immigration reform is taking center stage this week in Washington, D.C. Democrats have long hoped to provide a path to citizenship for immigrants temporarily allowed in the country under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, which allows children brought to America by family members illegally to remain in the country temporarily and acquire work visas. As of this writing, a federal injunction has blocked the Trump Administration from rescinding the work permits of …
    Written on Friday, 12 January 2018 00:09 in News & Information
  • Is Minnesotan Tyus Jones making Jeff Teague expendable?
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    Is Minnesotan Tyus Jones making Jeff Teague expendable? The Minnesota Timberwolves dominated the Cleveland Cavaliers at Target Center on Monday night with local product Tyus Jones starting at point guard in place of the injured Jeff Teague. The Wolves led by as many as 41 points, as Jimmy Butler shut down LeBron James for his seventh straight win against James’s teams. It resulted in James’s worst plus-minus of his career (-39) and lowest-scoring game in a decade. Not a single Cavs starter had a positive plus-minus in the game. Meanwhile, every Wolves starter finished with a plus-minus over 30, and Jones finished behind only Butler for the game…
    Written on Wednesday, 10 January 2018 20:51 in News & Information
  • The NFL Divisional Playoffs 2018
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    The NFL Divisional Playoffs 2018 Late November I wrote my snotty predictions for the playoffs and, to be honest, I was pretty accurate. But so were most sports pundits. It wasn't too hard to predict by then. Then: the four major players in the NFL were the Eagles, the Patriots, the Steelers and the Vikings with the Saints as the number one wild card team. Now: The four major players have proven to be: the Patriots, the Saints, the Steelers and the Vikings. Sorry, Philly fans, as soon as your QB1 went down in week 15 your fate as a one and done playoff team…
    Written on Tuesday, 09 January 2018 21:29 in News & Information
  • Ibuprofen found to lower men’s sex drive and fertility
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    Ibuprofen found to lower men’s sex drive and fertility A recent study out of Denmark finds frequent and prolonged use of ibuprofen to affect men’s fertility and sex drive. Researchers out of the University of Copenhagen in Denmark found 600 mg of ibuprofen (three 200mg over the counter tablets) twice a day for 6 weeks could have an anti-androgenic effect, meaning decrease the effect of man’s testosterone. The “compensated hypogonadism” reported, caused by a depletion of sex hormones, was seen within two weeks of the ibuprofen use. This can result in loss of libido and a decrease in sperm production. Long term sequelae could include hair loss and decrease…
    Written on Tuesday, 09 January 2018 17:11 in News & Information