This Technology May Also Improve Hotel Staff Friendliness

This Technology May Also Improve Hotel Staff Friendliness

Coffee espressoGETTY Last month the organization YouGov polled 1,219 adults about their hotel stays. Results indicate that most hotel guests (62%) are not frustrated by a lack of fitness center, spa or a trendy bar as much as by the presence of unfriendly staff. More than a third of guests polled (38%) indicated that a source of frustration was the front desk taking too long to complete requests, while almost a third (31%) were irritated by delays in service. A cursory conclusion from these results could indicate that frustrations derive from two…

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TP-Link’s new Deco M9 Plus Mesh router is also a smart home hub

TP-Link’s new Deco M9 Plus Mesh router is also a smart home hub

Everyone expects you to be able to multitask, so there’s no reason you shouldn’t have the same expectation for your devices. Here to live up to that expectation is TP-Link, whose newest mesh router not only purports to provide fast internet connections to more than 100 devices throughout your home, but also serves as a smart home hub for all of your connected devices. Meet the Deco M9 Plus Mesh Wi-Fi System, the latest multitasker in your life. “From everyday activities like streaming Netflix and using smart voice assistants, to occasional video chats…

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Your grandmother was right: Mosquitoes remember human smells, but also swats

Your grandmother was right: Mosquitoes remember human smells, but also swats

Your grandmother’s insistence that you receive more bug bites because you are ‘sweeter’ may not be that far-fetched as a study claims that mosquitoes can rapidly learn and remember the smells of hosts. Researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the US said dopamine is a key mediator of this process. Mosquitoes use this information and incorporate it with other stimuli to develop preferences for a particular vertebrate host species, and, within that population, certain individuals, they said. However, the study also proved that even if an individual…

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Natural Healing: 7 Everyday Foods That Are Also Effective Antiseptics

Natural Healing: 7 Everyday Foods That Are Also Effective Antiseptics

Changing seasons may be a natural process, but it also results in various illnesses, as people suffer from common cold, flu, fever, skin infections and allergies. This is mostly because at this time our body’s immunity is weak as it tries to adapt itself to the changing climate. So to stay protected, a good habit would be to resort to natural ingredients that have long been touted as effective remedies for boosting immunity, fighting infections and being antiseptic in nature. Natural antiseptics can help by providing immediate aid against infections. The truth is that…

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Natural Healing: 7 Everyday Foods That Are Also Effective Antiseptics

Natural Healing: 7 Everyday Foods That Are Also Effective Antiseptics

Changing seasons may be a natural process, but it also results in various illnesses, as people suffer from common cold, flu, fever, skin infections and allergies. This is mostly because at this time our body’s immunity is weak as it tries to adapt itself to the changing climate. So to stay protected, a good habit would be to resort to natural ingredients that have long been touted as effective remedies for boosting immunity, fighting infections and being antiseptic in nature. Natural antiseptics can help by providing immediate aid against infections. The truth is that…

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Technology Is Taking Away Jobs, But It’s Also Creating Them

Technology Is Taking Away Jobs, But It’s Also Creating Them

Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn says it’s really happening. On Microsoft acquiring LinkedIn, he had a lot to say to his employees but some of the key things that stood out were his thoughts on how technology and automated processes are really changing the future of employment. Apart from all the wide-ranging effects it will have on our lives and society, in general, he says that technology is really beginning to displace millions of people from their jobs. So what should we do? What should really define our time? Weiner…

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Not Just Mother’s But Father’s Diet Also Determines Child’s Mental Fitness

Not Just Mother’s But Father’s Diet Also Determines Child’s Mental Fitness

Mother’s diet has always been held crucial for the development and overall wellness of the child, however, a recent study suggests father’s dietary choices to be equally important for child’s cognitive development. A study published in the journal, Molecular Psychiatry, suggests father’s excessive consumption of energy drinks or folic pills detrimental to baby’s cognitive skills. “We were able to show that even a transient change in the paternal diet can cause impaired learning skills in offspring. This affected in particular the ability to properly learn a spatial navigation task,” said…

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Men Can Also Get Osteoporosis

Men Can Also Get Osteoporosis

Long thought to be a “women’s disease”, osteoporosis can affect men too because apart from the hormonal changes around menopause, factors such as low testosterone levels, sedentary lifestyle choices, excessive consumption of alcohol and smoking or tobacco-use can also contribute to the disease, health experts suggest. Osteoporosis, which causes bones to become weak and brittle, affects more women because they tend to have thinner bones than men. Moreover, it is also known that as women reach menopause, their vulnerabilities to the disease go up because estrogen, a hormone in women…

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Contraceptives also help keep your bones stronger

Contraceptives also help keep your bones stronger

Turns out, contraceptives may also be helping women in maintaining their vitamin D levels. Contraceptives are known for keeping women safe from unwanted pregnancies and have helped many developing countries in keeping a check on the population boom. But turns out, contraceptives may also be helping women in maintaining their vitamin D levels. A recent study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism has revealed that women who stop taking contraceptives in order to get pregnant may witness a fall in vitamin D levels in their…

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Can’t do Vegetarian? Try Flexitarian, Which Also has Health Benefits

Can’t do Vegetarian? Try Flexitarian, Which Also has Health Benefits

PhotoCredit:istock From black bean burgers on restaurant menus to eight varieties of hummus at the supermarket, the meatless movement shows no signs of slowing down. The first real blip of vegetarianism in the United States started in 1971 when Frances Moore Lappé published “Diet for a Small Planet,” and explained that meat-based diets can be harmful for our planet and our health. Lappé wrote about ways to reduce food waste and enhance sustainability, but her ideas weren’t widely acted upon; she was ahead of her time. Fast-forward 45 years, and…

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