May 12, 2014

Even if you are above 40, it is not too late to hit the gym as researchers have found that "relatively intense" endurance exercises confer benefits on the heart irrespective of the age at which a person begins fitness training. "Despite biological changes with age, the heart still seems - even at the age of 40 - amenable to modification by endurance training," said David Matelot from the "Inserm 1099" research unit at the University of Rennes in France. "Starting at age 40 does not seem to impair the cardiac benefits," he added. The study was performed with 40 healthy men (without cardiovascular risk factors) aged between 55-70 years who were divided for assessment according to the level of exercise they took and the ages at which they began. Ten people had never exercised for more than two hours a week throughout their lives, and 30 had exercised for at least seven hours a week for over five years - either beginning their programmes before age 30 or after age 40. When the researchers tested the men on fitness measures like heart rate and maximal oxygen uptake, both groups of men who trained regularly fared about equally, and significantly better than their peers who had never trained. "It is never too late to change your way of life and get more physically active," Matelot said. "Using the stairs rather than the elevator, or gardening regularly, can also be beneficial," said the findings recently presented at the "EuroPRevent Congress" in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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London's real estate market is booming with an incomplete apartment selling for a record US$237 million.
The property, which was sold to a foreign national, has 16,000 square feet of floor space and sits on a prime site overlooking Hyde Park in central London.
Once furnished and renovated, the apartment is expected to be worth much more.
The high-profile transaction has brought attention to the London property market, which has been overheating by any standard.
House prices in the city have increased by nearly 18% over the last year.
People living in the city have complained about the prices being paid for top end properties, saying they are being priced out of the market to the benefit of rich international investors. The typical home in London now costs 458,000 pounds ($770,000).
Overseas investors, especially from Russia and China have been parking excess funds in London property, often to capitalise on tight supply and strong demand through low interest rates and government incentives.
Foreigners are also attracted to the city because of its vibrant culture and business.
The housing boom in London has been stoked by low interest rates, a strengthening UK economic recovery and aggressive government incentives.
A government Help to Buy program has led to a rush of mortgage lending.
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NEW YORK: Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have used a first-of-its-kind software to translate the emotions of the written word into music. The work could transform the way people interact with literature and spark new ways to visualise information, such as audiovisual e-books that generate music according to the emotions on the page or novel music apps, researchers said. "Given a novel in an electronically readable form, our system - called TransProse - generates simple piano pieces whose notes are dependent on the emotion words in the text," said Saif Mohammad, a computer scienti... 

read more "A software that turns text into music" reveal that Google will revamp its email system with a layout that replaces the sidebar with a slide-out panel and adds a repositioned "compose" button, moved to the bottom-right corner, and a "snooze" feature, which will send emails to the top of a user's inbox later, allowing them to return to the marked emails when they're ready to read them. Overall in appearance, the leaked screenshots of the updated Gmail service look a lot like Google+ or the Gmail Android app. Another feature that makes us think this is legit is the new Reminders tool that alerts users about dates in the fut... 

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Singer Selena Gomez is trying to "erase" Justin Bieber from her life and doesn't even want to say his name anymore. The 21-year-old, who has had an on-off relationship with Bieber, is trying to forget him so that she can move on with her life, reports Gomez was shooting her Adidas Neo commercial in New York last month, where she asked all traces of Bieber to be removed from her working environment and didn't even want to say his name. "A few of the camera guys names were Justin and her team asked if their names could be changed for a while so she didn't have to say the name Justin," said a source. Meanwhile, Bieber has been linked to a number of beauties since the pair reportedly had a big fight, including 18-year-old model Yovanna Ventura and Gomez's friend and socialite Kylie Jenner. 
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LOS ANGELES -- Rapper Eminem released a video for his latest single, Headlights, in which he says he forgives his mother for their difficult past. Eminem's mother, Debbie Mathers, has long been fodder for some of the rapper's songs, including Cleaning Out My Closet, which he mentions in the latest release. He released the video for Headlights, fittingly, on Mother's Day, indicating a bit of regret for perhaps being a bit to harsh on his mother in his music. "Never thinking about who what I said hurt, in what verse My mom probably got it the worst The brunt of it, but as stubborn as we are Did I take it too far? Cleaning Out My Closet and all them other songs But regardless I don't hate you 'cause, Ma, You're still beautiful to me, 'cause you're my mom," the song says. In the lyrics, he says he was angry when he wrote Cleaning Out My Closet and he cringes every time he hears it on the radio. -
Check out the video for Headlights below:

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