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What if you never had to make a decision ever again? What if all your choices were made by picking up your phone?
Now there’s an app for that.
Seesaw, a new smartphone application, allows users to post questions and let their friends and followers decide. The design resembles Instagram, encouraging users to post photos along with each post. After a query goes out, people tap the screen...Read more »
As part of a new marketing strategy, the State University of New York released a rap anthem on YouTube Wednesday. “The SUNY Anthem,” which had more than 43,000 views and 300 comments by midday Friday, puts a positive spin on the educational, financial and social quality of attending one of the 64 SUNY schools.
The star is Brendan Martin, a 2010 SUNY Albany graduate, who also wrote and produced...Read more »
So here comes another study making the point that if you eat right, there’s a much better chance you won’t die, or rather not as soon and not of the same things.
Regardless of what headlines often claim, no diet or safety initiative or smoking reduction can “prevent deaths.” They can only postpone them. The fatality rate of living is 100 percent.
The source of the good news this time...Read more »
Even as political sniping over poor snow removal blankets parts of eastern Long Island, it shouldn’t be forgotten that the weekend’s big storm also produced heroic efforts of neighbors helping neighbors.
Among the most dramatic was the story of seven Stony Brook volunteer firefighters who hustled up and down hills in thigh-deep snow to rescue a heart attack victim.
It was 9:08 a.m. Saturday,...Read more »