Yes, You can Make Money Playing Video Games. Here Are 7 Ways to Do It

Frederick Aldeco was the youngest of three boys who loved to game.

Growing up, he and his brothers first fought over who could play the Nintendo, then the Super Nintendo, then the PlayStation — he could only play when his older brothers let him.

But then he got his own Game Boy. It came with Pokémon Yellow, and everything changed.

“I could play anytime I wanted to without them having an issue,” Aldeco said.

Nearly two decades later, Aldeco, 29, still loves Pokémon — so much so that he runs a Pokémon news channel on YouTube under the moniker DaddyGamer Fred.

Besides that, he’s done what most gamers dream of doing: Making money playing video games. While it’s not his full-time gig, Aldeco said his content has earned him up to $300 a week.

Over the years, gaming has become incr...

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Hands Don’t Spread HPV, Study Finds

FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Human papillomavirus (HPV) is easily transmitted during sex, but it is unlikely to be passed by the hands, Canadian researchers report.

The virus, which infects the skin and genitals, is a cause of several types of cancer in both men and women, including cervical cancer, as well as tumors of the vagina, penis, anus and throat.

Because HPV strains on your hand usually match those found in your genital area or your partner’s, some researchers have speculated that hand-to-genital sexual contact might spread the infection.

This new study puts that theory to rest, said lead author Talia Malagon. She’s a postdoctoral researcher at McGill University in Montreal.

“Just because we detect HPV DNA in the hand doesn’t necessarily mean the viral particles are v...

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4 Gym Phrases You’ve Heard and Don’t Understand, Explained

Joining any new type of community often comes with a learning curve. If you’ve scratched your head when hearing any of these wacky gym phrases for the first time, you’re not alone. And the good news is that each term listed has a very useful place in your coaching routine. Read on and get equipped!

Tabata

“Sounds like we’re bringing back elementary music class”

What it is: A Tabata style workout is a combination of timed workout and timed rest. Your coach may have you hold a squat for 30 seconds and rest for 15 seconds. You’d complete this maybe six times before moving to the next exercise of work and rest.

Why it’s effective: Tabata workouts are great if you’d like to fit in a hard workout in a short amount of time...

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Book Review: Mastering the Market Cycle

15 February 2019

Mastering the Market Cycle: Getting the Odds on Your Side2018. Howard Marks, CFA.


Investors can gainfully spend their time researching three areas:

  1. Knowing the knowable, the fundamentals of an investment.
  2. Understanding value and being disciplined on the price they pay.
  3. Studying the investment environment we are in and appropriately positioning portfolios for it.

This book focuses on the third. It is harder to gain an edge over investors in judging the environment — where we are in the market cycle — than in the first two areas. But it is not impossible.

Cycles are largely driven by human psychology and behavior...

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What’s in your supplements?

If you’re taking an over-the-counter supplement that wasn’t recommended by your doctor, you’re not alone — about half of the US adult population takes one or more supplements regularly. We spend more than $35 billion on these products each year.

While it’s important that your doctor knows what you’re taking, there are many supplements out there, and it’s likely your doctor won’t know what advice to give you about a lot of them. There are a number of reasons for this but the two biggest are:

  • Most supplements are not rigorously tested as a prevention or treatment for conditions for which they are promoted.
  • The supplement industry is not regulated the way prescription drugs are. The ingredients on the label may not accurately reflect what’s actually in the supplement.

As ...

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How to Maximize the Benefits of Exercise for Clients Who Have Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes is currently a leading cause of death in the United States, and it is estimated that by 2030 more than 500 million individuals will be negatively affected by type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) (Bird et al., 2012). T2DM is characterized by insulin resistance and hyperglycemia and is considered a metabolic disorder. Individuals with T2DM have trouble with glucose control primarily due to the inability to efficiently utilize insulin. As a result, these individuals typically rely on medication to improve utilization of this hormone [American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), 2018; Bird et al., 2012; Durstine et al., 2009]. In addition, T2DM, has a weak genetic link and is typically developed through poor lifestyle choices overtime.

The growing T2DM epidemic can lead to many other medic...

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7 Ways We Love to Freeze Our Food 

March is National Frozen Food Month and we’re here to change your mind about it! Frozen food doesn’t have to be unhealthy or less flavorful than fresh foods. Just the opposite, actually!  So we’re celebrating with seven awesome ideas on how to save money, save time and make your life easier—but just as healthy—by using your freezer to the fullest.

Prep Freezer Meals for Easy Weeknight Dinners

There is no better feeling than having a meal ready and waiting for you after a long day, but most of us don’t have personal chefs to help make that happen. No worries, the answer to your mealtime mayhem is frozen make-ahead dinners.

Here are a few of our favorite recipes that will help make your weeknight dinners a breeze:

Chicken Tacos

Oven-Baked Chicken Strips

Bacon Turkey Burgers

Spi...

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Worried You Won’t Qualify for Life Insurance? This Company Has You Covered

Nobody’s perfect. Maybe you’re interested in getting some life insurance, but you’re worried you won’t even qualify for it because of your health.

Maybe you have diabetes or heart disease. Maybe you’re a smoker. Maybe you’re a little heavy. Maybe your family history is littered with medical landmines. Or maybe you’re… welllllll, just not as young as you used to be. That happens to all of us.

If that’s the case, how can you get life insurance without paying through the nose for it?

The short answer is to shop around. Here’s the tricky part: Life insurance companies have radically different ideas about what constitutes a health risk.

“Not all companies treat health conditions equally...

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A positive mindset can help your heart

Can being positive protect against heart disease? Yes! There is a lot of evidence suggesting that having a positive outlook — like being optimistic, cheerful, having gratitude and purpose in life — can be heart-protective. Researchers in the UK looked at psychological characteristics of over 8,000 people, and found that those who scored high on optimism and a sense of well-being enjoyed a 30% lower risk of developing heart disease. Other studies report similar findings: in a study of over 70,000 women followed for over 10 years, those who scored highest on an optimism questionnaire had a significantly lower risk of death from heart attacks (38%) and strokes (39%).

A positive outlook may even be benefit people who already have cardiovascular disease, which is significant, because they ...

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Alcohol Problems Grow as Booze Gets a Bigger Kick

Feb. 14, 2019 — Americans may not be drinking much more than they used to — but they’re drinking more potent stuff.

And that trend toward higher-alcohol drinks may be part of what’s driving an increase in alcohol-related deaths and illnesses, according to new research.

Sales of wine and liquor have gone up, while beer sales are largely flat. And more of the beer-drinking dollar is going toward varieties with a higher percentage of alcohol by volume (ABV), whether they’re high-gravity craft beers or corner-store malt liquor.

“There’s been this observation recently of increases in alcohol-related problems like increases in alcoholic liver disease and mortality and emergency room visits related to alcohol, but we haven’t seen a similar increase in alcohol consumption,” says Prisc...

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