There May Soon Be A Way To Detect Your Feelings Wirelessly!

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(PCM) There is even more evidence that technology is overtaking our lives with the news that researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have now developed a way to detect an individuals feelings using wireless signals.

The team feels that they have no found a way that by sending wireless signals that measure heartbeats they can detect a human’s emotional state by the way that the wireless signals bounce off the human body.

The researchers claim that their device is over 87% accurate in using the heart rate and are able to detect emotions such as joy, happiness, anger and sadness within the human body. The device is able to predict the body’s reaction to various emotional states. The device would work much the same as an electrocardiogram, however there would be no need for a sensor in the body, as the heart rate would be monitored wirelessly.

It is the hope that this particular type of device could be used by advertisers to be able to measure and gauge audience reaction to certain products or ideas or as a way to monitor individuals who are dealing with anxiety or certain forms of depression.

 

 

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Have You Been ‘Mooned’? The New Texting Term You Should Probably Know!

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(PCM) Many of us are inundated with tons of text messages each and everyday and unfortunately some of those text may be from those we don’t exactly wish to hear from. “Mooning” was created as a way to silence conversations with those particular individuals that you may not want to deal with at this particular moment.

Much like “ghosting” which is cutting off all communication with a certain individual or multiple individuals, “mooning” is used to temporary silence someone whose conversation may be annoying or you consider that person to be unimportant. “Mooning” is considered like putting someone on mute and ignoring them for a period of time.

Sadly, none of us can truly know if we’ve been “mooned” or not. You can still text an individual who has mooned you, but their phone will not show them any type of notification, make noise, or light up when you send them a message. If someone has blocked your number you will receive a notification, however if you have been “mooned” you may never really know, that is unless the person finally decides to respond and be honest.

Chances of someone actually letting another person know they are being a pest are slim to none, so perhaps after awhile of getting the silent treatment the person will eventually get the clue that they have been “mooned” and try to change their behavior pattern. We live in the day and age where people are not really forced to talk to one another face to face anymore, so hiding behind a phone screen is usually used to avoid confrontation and of course there is an app for that!

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How’s This For Irony? You’re FitBit May Actually Keep You From Losing Weight

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(PCM) One of the more popular diet and weight-loss trends was the invention of the FitBit, a bracelet that keeps track of your activity levels to be sure you are getting the proper amount of exercise each day. The devices monitor a users heart rate levels and are currently all the rage, however a new study has found that FitBit tracker and other similar devices may actually have the opposite effect when it comes to actual weight-loss.

A study looked at two groups of overweight/obese young adults who were attempting to lose weight naturally through diet and exercise. One group wore a fitness tracker such as FitBit, while the other group did not. The two groups exercised exactly the same amount, however at the conclusion of the study those that did not wear the fitness trackers ended up losing more weight.

Definitely sounds a bit odd, however the researchers behind the study found that wearing the fitness tracker actually convinces the user that you got more exercise than you actually did, as the technology is focused on tracking physical activity and getting the heart rate up. User then look at the fitness tracker and think ‘Wow, I did a ton of exercise today, now I can eat more’ and they end up consuming more food than normal.

The researchers go on to say that it is also possible for those that wear a FitBit device to see that they did not reach their daily fitness or exercise goals and then turn around and binge eat out of discouragement. Either way it is definitely and interesting study and provides more “food for thought” when it comes to the use of FitBit’s and other similar fitness tracking devices.

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You Know The Pumpkin Spice Craze Has Gone Too Far When There Is Now A Pumpkin Spice Pizza!

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(PCM) Can we say, yuck! Without a doubt the pumpkin spice trend has gone way to far when there is now a pumpkin spice flavored pizza. Seriously, who would even think of such as thing? The creator of The Pizza Shelf, Anthony Rotio, that’s who!

Rotio decided to jump on the pumpkin spice bandwagon and created what we believe to be the first pumpkin spice flavored pizza. It contains pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, honey, fior di latte, ricotta, and sage. If you are a fan of pumpkin spice than this will be your dream come true, but those of us pumpkin spice haters out there, this is just one more reason to further despise the season.

It also appears that Rotio, himself, is not a huge pumpkins spice fan, however he recently revealed to Cosmopolitan Magazine that he actually created the Pumpkin Spice pizza for this wife who is pumpkin spice flavor obsessed. Now there’s a loving husband right there! Props, to you Rotio!

Would you try Pumpkin Spice flavored pizza?  Are you a fan of Pumpkin Spice in general?  Let us know the oddest Pumpkin Spice related item you’ve discovered this season!

 

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Patient Discovers That Doctors Accidentally Connected Her Colon To Her Vagina

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(PCM) Yes, we can only imagine that this is just about as awful as it gets!  A Macedonian woman by the name of Jasminka Velkovska underwent surgery three years ago to remove cancer from her colon, however when reattaching her colon, they somehow attached it her vagina by mistake.

That is quite a mistake if you ask us!  We can’t even fathom how this type of thing could have possibly happened. Velkovska said she felt a bit uncomfortable after the procedure and slowly began to notice a problem when she began passing gas out of her vagina. She told the local news “While I was recovering, doctors came and asked me if I was passing gas, and I said yes, but it’s coming out of my vagina. They told me that it would soon pass and I would be ok, but stuff had started to come out of my vagina and I was feeling scared and it was all very unpleasant.”

The doctors at the hospital told her she would be fine and it would eventually pass, but boy were they ever wrong. After agreeing to perform an X-ray to get a better look at what was going on the hospital discovered their mistake. The woman’s colon was now connected to her vagina. This sounds like something straight out of a horror film!

To top it off they didn’t even manage to remove the cancer and only agreed to compensate Velkovska a measly $33,000 dollars, outright refusing to pay the entire total. Velkovska is currently filing a lawsuit against the hospital for the full amount, as she has every right to pursue.

She truly deserves millions for that kind of mess up!

 

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Everyone Is Talking About Corey Feldman’s Bizarre ‘Today Show’ Performance

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(PCM) It appears that actor Corey Feldman fancies himself a musician these days. Actually, he has been trying to break into the mainstream music realm for quite a few years with limited success. He managed to release a few albums over the years and play a one-off gig here and there, but that was about it, that is until now!

The internet is buzzing about Feldman’s recent appearance on “The Today Show” as his performance was just about as bizarre as you would expect it to be, so much so, that we doubt NBC will even be releasing any additional video clips. Feldman claims that he is currently collaborating with Snoop Dogg on a new track called “Go 4 It”, which is perhaps why he was asked to appear on “The Today Show” in the first place.

Feldman, looking like a mix between Lord Voldemort and Michael Jackson, choppily danced robotically around the stage flanked by his band of women dressed as angels whom he referenced as “Corey’s Angels” (clever … really!).  Judging by the reactions people are having via social media, it appears that Feldman many have to hit the drawing board once again in an attempt to launch his music career.

He appeared to be taking this dead seriously, while those that were able to catch the performance thought the entire thing was utterly hilarious!  Check out the YouTube clips that surfaced below:

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