Overweight pregnancy increases risk of birth defects, study says

June 15, 2017

(CNN)Risks of major birth defects increased in step with the severity of a mother’s obesity or overweight, a study published Wednesday in the BMJ medical journal found. The study’s findings are not entirely new, but “expand on previous knowledge,” Persson said in an email. Past studies have shown an increased risk of congenital malformations among obese mothers. See the latest news and share your comments with CNN Health on Facebook and Twitter. The …


The best marketers are mad scientists

June 9, 2017

… Ideally, you should be keeping track of what you learn what works and what doesnt for certain types of businesses or industries, how audiences respond to certain messaging, what tools are most effective so that youre able to start building some institutional knowledge that new employees can later tap into. 5. Dont stop optimizing Just because youre seeing a lot of success with a particular campaign doesnt mean you should rest on your laurels. Theres always room for improvement. Plus, the more …


Apple teases HomePod challenger to Amazon Echo and Google Home

June 7, 2017

… space gray. It’ll start shipping December in the U.S., UK, and Australia. The rest of the world will get HomePod next year. HomePod requires an iPhone 5S or later and iOS 11. “This is a chance to reinvent music,” said Apple’s marketing SVP Phil Schiller. “Why hasn’t this happened yet? First it needs to rock the house. Second, it needs to be spatially aware. Third, it needs to be really fun to use and have a built in musicologist.” The light at the top …


The Apple App Store has paid out $70 billion to developers

June 2, 2017

… the world. SEE ALSO: Why I refuse to delete old, unused apps from my iPhone What he did stress, however, was the business side of the App Store. Developers would keep 70 percent of the revenue earned through their apps (Apple got the rest), with no fees attached. Free apps wouldn’t cost their developers anything. Nine years later, Apple is boasting about just how lucrative that deal ended up being. Developers have now earned more than $70 billion through the App Store, Apple announced …


reMarkable E-Ink tablet has papers number

June 1, 2017

… it supports 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity, 512 levels of tilt awareness and palm rejection so you can rest your hand on the screen when writing. At this point, Im thinking reMarkable rises to the level of interesting, but not awesome. Electronic Ink is not a new technology and, with the exception of Amazon Kindle eReaders, its mostly of interest to sign makers who see the backlight-free, low-powered, reflective display technology as a potential boon in the commercial business display and …


Hot music video will make you want to dance and ignore rampant corruption in the Russian government

May 31, 2017

… get it all, even power.So, kid, stay out of politics, and give your brain a shower. The rest of the song describes a student protester who holds signs with “weak hands,” missing classes and getting bad grades because he’s a “puppet” of opposition forces who falsely promise him “great riches.” She told a news station that she wrote the song because she thought young people were being deceived by Alexei Navalny. He’s the popular opposition leader …


Election blind dates: Nigel Farage and Rachel Johnson – BBC News

May 30, 2017

… taken a toll on his personal life What was the best thing about the date? Having a laugh with her. She always radiates a certain something. What was the worst thing? Nothing bad at all. What did you talk about? We talked about our belief systems and why we’ve done what we’ve done in our lives. We talked about what we do when we’re not working. I think she is very well organised. She plays a lot of tennis and all the rest of it, and I’ve probably done too little of it …


BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day – BBC News

May 29, 2017

… provide somewhere more comfortable for passengers to rest. BA said Heathrow was still expected to be congested on Monday and urged travellers not to go to the airport unless they had a confirmed booking for a flight that was operating. It said passengers could get a full refund or rebook to travel up to the end of November but recommend they use its website. Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of bags remain at Heathrow Airport, but BA has advised passengers not to return to collect …


Don’t look back in anger: Music helps Manchester remember, and forget – BBC News

… he said to them: “I just want to say how incredibly proud I was to be Mancunian this week. “Hearts were broken on Monday. And what I’ve seen of this city and you lot will stay with me for the rest of my life.” He recalled a woman who sang Oasis’s Don’t Look Back In Anger after the one-minute’s silence in St Ann’s Square on Thursday, with the rest of those present gradually joining in. Inspired by that woman, Fray played the song that has now become …

May 28, 2017

REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… the new team is taking a page out of former President Bill Clintons playbook. When Clinton faced impeachment in the late 1990s, he assembled a crisis-management operation that dealt with fallout from his affair with Monica Lewinsky while allowing the rest of the White House to deal with day-to-day policy matters. Christopher Ruddy, chief executive of Newsmax Media and a Trump friend, said he expects the president will travel more when he returns from overseas and encouraged the White House to …

May 27, 2017

Locked out of China, South Korea’s K-pop stars are heading to the US

(CNN)China’s loss is America’s gain. “China is South Korea’s biggest trading partner and many Chinese are big fans of Korean pop culture,” said Ellen Kong, CEO of Elf Asia, a Hong Kong promotion company specializing in K-pop. “But the impact of THAAD has been substantial,” she added, referencing China’s staunch opposition to the US backed missile shield now housed in South Korea. “It’s meant China is no longer a viable market for …

May 22, 2017

Trump Asked Comey When Feds Would Say He Wasn’t Under Investigation

… that Comey was deeply concerned by the administrations requests. Comey understood Trumps people as having neither knowledge of nor respect for the independence of the law enforcement function,Wittes added. And he saw it as an ongoing task on his part to protect the rest of the Bureau from improper contacts and interferences from a group of people he did not regard as honorable. Trump abruptly fired Comeylast week, and included an unusual passage in his dismissal letter saying he greatly …

May 19, 2017

Axe wants men to rethink masculinity, but can an ad really help?

… holds valuable lessons for the rest of us struggling to prevent, contain, and reverse the damage of toxic masculinity. If Axe can take a hard look in the mirror and decide to change its retrograde ways, perhaps that unlikely transformation will inspire men skeptical of overhauling their own concept of what it means to be a man. Still, a woke advertising campaign is just that a glossy vision of social change that might give you the feels, but ultimately can’t destroy thousand-year-old ideas …

May 17, 2017