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Sorting Out the Risk of Fish
NY Times - March 17, 2013 - By Roni Carym Rabin

Fish is referred to as a brain food. It is an excellent source of lean protein, rich in nutrients like omega3 fatty acids, Vitamin B, and iodine. Everyone, especially pregnant women are encouraged to eat an healthy amount

Fish high in mercury can harm brain development

2 advocacy organizers are suing the Food and Drug Administration demanding canned packaged fish require labels alerting customers about the fishes mercury content

FDA argues that the benefit of eating fish is greater than the possibility of effects of mercury exposure

The goal is to get everyone, especially pregnant woman to eat low mercury fish

FDA is worried that fish consumption will drop if they are forced to label high mercury fish

Fish high in mercury: Swordfish, king mackerel, shark, tuna, and tile fish

Fish low in mercury: shellfish, salmon, catfish, tilapia, scallops, oysters, herring, sardines, and trout

If you want to breath
No driving in Paris

New York Times - Scott Sayare - March 17, 2014

Pollution levels around Paris is at an unusually high level, so the government placed a partial ban on driving for the last 3 days 

Over 3000 cars where stopped on Monday for breaking the ban

Public transportation is free for the last 4 days. Trains, subways, bus system, velib' bike sharing program, and autolib' the car sharing program. The Government has lost over 5.6 million dollars

Traffic jams were reduced around the city by 60%, speed limits were reduced around the city by 20 kilometers or 12 mph, heavy trucks are being diverted from the region

Pollution levels especially particulate matter, usually attributed to vehicle emission have dropped after a high peak last week

With unseasonably warm days, cool nights, and little wind pollutants have settled in high concentrations over Paris and about 30 other French cities

Particulate matter can cause respiratory problems and general discomfort if inhaled reached well about alert level

Hospital visits have risen noticeably in and around the city especially for children

Ban was lifted today

Quit Smoking App Works in Colorado
 USA Today - March 19, 2014 - Trevor Hughes

Officials say tobacco use remains the leading cause of preventable death in Colorado. 1 and 6 residents smoke cigarettes, more than 1/2 say they want to quit

The new quit smoking app called Quit and Save developed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment calculates how much money you save by avoiding cigarettes

App sends an reminder about quitting whenever you walk into an convenience store around Colorado

The Tobacco Quit and Save app is free and available on all platforms. App uses GPS info to tell you when your near a store that sells cigarettes and sends reminders that drinking alcohol can weaken your resolve to quit

This app is first of its kind, costing $35,000 and was covered by existing anti-smoking funding

"For smokers this seemed like a great way to keep motivated to quit smoking" says Dave Brendsel, a spokesman for the states prevention service division

 Fried Food + Genes = Obeseity
USA Today - March 18, 2014 - Kim Painter

A study published Tuesday in the journal BMI reports some people are genetically predisposed to become fatter than other indulging in the same bad habits

This is a ground breaking concept, that could lead to more individualized prescription for weight control says leading author LuQiar assistant professor at the Harvard School of Public Health

Study found high BMIs in people who most frequently ate fried foods and those at high genetic risk, they found the highest BMIs in people who had risk factors - suggesting genes and fried foods can "amplify each other"  to add pounds, Qi says

Previous studies found similar synergy between genes and 2 other factors - Sweetened beverages and physical inactivity

Findings don't mean that people with favorable genes can eat anything they want, everyone should reduce their fried foods consumption

Most of us don't need fancy genetic test to figure out what  group we are in, just look at your mom and dad

DIY Cloud Nails

My head has been in the clouds lately. I figure my nails should reflect that.
Paint a base coat of white
allow coat to dry  
Paint 1-2 coats of blue polish on top of white base 
allow coat to dry

Use tip of nail brush or doter and place dots on nails in shape of clouds
allow coat to dry

Clean up any polish mistakes
Once your happy with your clouds apply fast drying top coat

That's all today Friends
Enjoy your weekend

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