Plex App for Android Will Now Let You Play Files Stored on Your Phone

Plex App for Android Will Now Let You Play Files Stored on Your Phone

Popular media server Plex has just brought a major update to its app for Android. You can now open and play pretty much any video file stored on your Android device or SD card, and you no longer have to play it through a third-party player. The company says that with this update, you will no longer face the problem of opening video files stored locally. The latest update for Android will now let you play local video files including .MP4s, .MKVs, .AVIs, .WMVs, and .WMDs, among other formats, within…

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Want Healthy Kids? Let them Play in the Mud, Feed them Allergenic Foods and Get a Dog

Want Healthy Kids? Let them Play in the Mud, Feed them Allergenic Foods and Get a Dog

If you read about children’s health, you’ve heard a lot of this before: Microbes, vilified because they cause infectious diseases, can be beneficial to a child’s well-being. Our society’s penchant for hyper-cleanliness is actually making our children less healthy and more prone to allergies. But microbiologists B. Brett Findlay and Marie-Claire Arrieta make that case with an unusually convincing display of evidence – as well as historical anecdotes and a parent-friendly sense of humor – in their new book, “Let Them Eat Dirt: Saving Your Child from an Oversanitized World.”…

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Don’t Let Stress Derail Your Weight Goals

Don’t Let Stress Derail Your Weight Goals

Wake up before sunrise to go running. Purposefully avoid breakfast or a snack in the hope of saving calories. Assume that “more intense” is always better, whether it be in a workout or an eating plan. All this effort and often no results. Many of us are struggling and frustrated that our bodies are not doing what we want. We’re working hard at eating right and exercising, and we don’t know why the number on the scale doesn’t reflect our efforts. Why is that? The answer could be stress. What…

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Don’t let these ailments get you down this monsoon

Don’t let these ailments get you down this monsoon

  With monsoon upon us, it’s time to take extra care of your health. With a number of ailments doing the rounds, health experts are urging Mumbaikars to pay heed to simple measures that will safeguard them against these problems. Common monsoon diseases Physician Dr Abhay Vispute says that some of the most common ailments during monsoon are malaria, dengue, leptospirosis, viral fever, respiratory tract infection, typhoid etc. He explains, “In different age groups, these diseases may vary from one to another. Children have more chances to catch a viral…

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My five-yr-vintage Refused to devour Dinner – and that i let Her

My five-yr-vintage Refused to devour Dinner – and that i let Her

On a current weeknight, my five-yr-antique daughter did no longer, within the slightest bit, like what I served for dinner. specially, she wanted nothing to do with the fowl that turned into in the dish. She announced, with a very decided face, “Mommy, you constantly inform me I need to pay attention to my body, and my frame says, ‘No way devour that chook,’ so I might not eat it.”Her older brothers burst into riotous laughter, and it became all I ought to do to maintain a directly face. In…

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It Can be Healthy to Let Your Kids Put up a Wall

It Can be Healthy to Let Your Kids Put up a Wall

Image credit: Istock I am 10 years old and sitting in the storage space under my platform bed. It’s a good-sized structure, taking up about a quarter of the living room. It’s dark under there except for the nightlight that I have plugged into the wall, a green Christmas bulb screwed into its top. I can hear my parents talking over the drone of the television while my baby brother sleeps in the bedroom. I love this space. In my family’s one-bedroom New York City apartment, it is my sanctuary…

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