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- South Carolina Lawyer Who Arranged Own Death Turns Himself in on Insurance FraudA prominent South Carolina lawyer who found the bodies of his wife and son three months ago plans to turn himself in to face charges in a plot to arrange his own death that ended with the shooter only grazing … ..... Read More.1 hour ago
- Women threatened over maternity care billsA debt collection company told some women that future visas for in the UK would be refused if they did not pay. ..... Read More.2 hours ago
- Socializing may improve cognition for older adults, study findsExperts say the benefits can be felt for two days after social interaction By Kristen Dalli of ConsumerAffairs September 17, 2021 While recent studies have found that following healthy habits can benefit older consumers cognitive function, a new study conducted by researchers from Penn State explored another way to boost cognition. According to their findings, consistently engaging in social interactions with close friends or family members can lead to better cognitive function in older adults. They found that the cognitive boost lasted for up to two days after the social event. Our study is one of the first to show that whether you have social interactions on one day can immediately affect your cognitive performance that same day and also on the following days, said researcher Ruixue Zhaoyang. The fact that we found that the cognitive benefits of having pleasant social interactions could manifest over such a short time period… ..... Read More.2 hours ago
- Adopting healthy habits may make consumers happier, study findsA healthy diet and regular exercise can lead to more than just physical benefits By Kristen Dalli of ConsumerAffairs September 17, 2021 A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Kent and the University of Reading explored how sticking to healthy habits can improve consumers moods. Their findings showed that following a healthy diet and regularlyexercisingwerelinked with increased levels of happiness. There has been a bigger shift in recent years for healthier lifestyle choices, said researcher Uma Kambhampati. To establish that eating more fruit and vegetables and exercising can increase happiness as well as offer health benefits is a major development. This may also prove useful for policy campaigns around environment and sustainability. Making healthier choices For the study, the researchers analyzed data from more than 40,000 households involved in the U.K. Understanding Society Data study. Every year, the participants would respond to questions about their lifestyles and… ..... Read More.2 hours ago
- Gas prices rose just 1 cent a gallon this weekLower demand for fuel is keeping prices in check By Mark Huffman of ConsumerAffairs September 17, 2021 As summer begins to fade into the rearview mirror, gasoline prices have leveled off, even though oil prices have begun to rise again. AAAs daily check on prices shows the national average price of regular gas is $3.19 a gallon, just 1cent higher than last Friday. Its about a dollar a gallon more than a year ago, when the pandemic had cut into demand. The average price of premium gas is $3.81 a gallon, a penny higher than a week ago. The average price of diesel fuel is $3.30a gallon, also 1cent higher than last week. The recovery from Hurricane Ida along the Gulf Coast has been slow.AAA reports refinery utilization isdown by about 10%, reducing fuel supplies. Gasoline stock levels were down by 7.2 million barrels at the start of the… ..... Read More.2 hours ago
- Fukushima Plant Officials Admit Faulure to Probe Cause of Faulty FiltersTOKYO — Officials at Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant have acknowledged they neglected to investigate the cause of faulty exhaust filters that are key to preventing radioactive pollution, after being forced to replace them twice. Representatives of the operator, … ..... Read More.3 hours ago
- ‘Cyber Bullets’ Are Part of War on Hacks, Says U.S. Cyber DirectorThe U.S. government should be prepared to fire “cyber bullets” in response to significant hacking attacks as part of a comprehensive strategy to dissuade adversaries, National Cyber Director Chris Inglis said. President Joe Biden has been receptive to proposals to … ..... Read More.3 hours ago