Tai chi?

Tai chi significantly reduces depression symptoms in Chinese-Americans

A 12-week program of instruction and practice of the Chinese martial art tai chi led to significantly reduced symptoms of depression in Chinese Americans not receiving any other treatments. The pilot study conducted by investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry enrolled members of Boston’s Chinese community who had mild to moderate depression.

They’ll hav to tie them together.

Texas lawmakers have approved the hunting of feral hogs and coyotes from hot air balloons.

Texas’ growing hog population causes millions of dollars’ worth of damage to crops every year. Texas has an estimated two million feral hogs. Their high breeding rate and lack of natural predators has seen their population explode

The state already allows the shooting of feral hogs from helicopters, but that is expensive and has not been very unsuccessful because the aircraft often scare the animals away. Hot air balloons are quieter and offer a more stable shooting platform.

Clearly not enough to do.

When it comes to our smartphones, we seem to be more addicted than ever.

Even as the tech industry is trying to figure out what a post-smartphone world will look like, smartphone users are spending more and more time with their handsets. Indeed, in various countries around the world, smartphone users last year spent at least an hour a day, on average, glued to their devices — and often much longer, according to research from Statista. In Brazil, the average hit nearly five hours!

102 … stay healthy young man.

Hunter Greene strode to the mound for his first outing of the season in January. Already thought of as a high-end Draft prospect — he was No. 1 on MLBPipeline.com’s Top 50 Draft Prospects list that went up in December — a good number of scouts were on hand to see how he eased into his final campaign at Notre Dame High School.

Greene felt pretty good over the course of the few innings he tossed. Sitting in the dugout, he figured he probably sat around 92-94 mph, maybe touched the mid 90s, as he wasn’t going full tilt so early. When he came out of the dugout and caught his father, Russell’s, eye, he could not believe what he saw.

“My dad peeked over and gave me the 1-0-2,” Greene said, with hand signals. “I was like, ‘What? No way.’ I looked at him and he said, ‘Yeah.’ It was crazy.”

They’re not as secure as you think.

Europol has confirmed the arrests of 27 people accused of being connected to a growing spate of “black box” attacks on bank ATMs.
The suspects were picked up in a number of countries in the last 18 months, with 11 arrests in France, four in Estonia, three each in Norway and the Czech Republic, and two each in Spain, Romania and the Netherlands, the organisation said.

At a time when global cybercrime’s attention has shifted to spectaculars such as the recent WannaCry Worm-ransomware, ATM heists in which criminals siphon money from hole-in-the-wall cash machines might seem like a relic from a bygone age.

In fact, ATM attacks have been a constant menace over the last decade, initially using card skimmers and fake keypads and even cameras designed to record PIN numbers.

Criticism will get you jailed.

For governments interested in suppressing information online, the old methods of direct censorship are getting less and less effective.

Over the past month, the Thai government has made escalating attempts to suppress critical information online. In the last week, faced with an embarrassing video of the Thai King, the government ordered Facebook to geoblock over 300 pages on the platform and even threatened to shut Facebook down in the country. This is on top of last month’s announcement that the government had banned any online interaction with three individuals: two academics and one journalist, all three of whom are political exiles and prominent critics of the state. And just today, law enforcement representatives described their efforts to target those who simply view—not even create or share—content critical of the monarchy and the government.