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Figures out from the Census Bureau Monday showed that the U.S. population grew just 0.72 percent last year, the lowest rate in more than seven decades. The figures also show that New York remained the third most populous state, after California and Texas -- but just barely. New York has just fewer than 100,000 people more than Florida, which is expected to take over the third place spot at some point in 2014.
In a separate release, the Census Bureau projected that on January 1st, the U.S. population would be 317,297,938, a 0.7 percent increase from January 1st, 2013.
Tim Tebow is embarking on a TV career. The Heisman Trophy winner has been hired by the new SEC Network as a college football analyst on the pregame show SEC Nation. In announcing the new gig, Tebow and the network noted that the job does not preclude a return to the NFL.
ESPN, which runs the network, specified that the multiyear deal "will not preclude him from continuing to pursue playing opportunities in the NFL." Tebow has been without a team since he was cut by the Patriots in August.
Tebow said of his new job, "While I continue to pursue my dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, this is an amazing opportunity to be part of the unparalleled passion of college football and the SEC.". Tebow will make his debut during pregame coverage of the BCS championship on January 6.
Here is a rundown of New Year's Eve TV programming:
ABC-Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacreast-8pm
Ryan Seacreast hosts featuring Jenny McCarthy of The View and Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas as co-hosts. A slew of performances will take place including appearances by Miley Cyrus, Melissa Etheridge, Blondie, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jason Derulo, Fall Out Boy, Jennifer Hudson, Icona Pop, Enrique Iglesias and Robin Thicke. The program will also feature a performance by Billy Joel, who will be playing a show in nearby Brooklyn, N.Y. at the Barclays Center.
Carson Daly will also be in Times Square to host an NBC special starting at 10 p.m. ET. Angela Kinsey of The Office fame will be on hand to help co-host the event, which will feature performances by Train and The Voice stars Tessanne Chin and Cassadee Pope. Mariah Carey and Blake Shelton are expected to appear, too.
Fox will celebrate New Year’s Eve with a special hosted by Mario Lopez. J. Cole, Krewella, New Politics and Panic! At the Disco will perform.
Rodney Atkins, Susan Boyle and Blues Traveler will perform on Fox News Channel's All American New Year, with Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Bill Hemmer as hosts.
BET will host a special New Year’s Eve event with a 106 & Party special, featuring hosts Lil Mama and Mack Wilds. A$AP Rocky, Trey Songz and August Alsina will perform.
PBS will air the New York Philharmonic Gala Concert featuring featuring guest cellist Yo-Yo Ma.
Have you ever downloaded an app that didn’t seem like it was going to chew up a ton of data only to later find out that it was devouring megabytes without you knowing? A wireless industry group has put together a website that measures data usage on the most popular iOS and Android apps (sorry Windows phone users) so consumers can know what to expect before they download. Click here to find out the name of the app and the rest of the story.
These snacks will leave you feeling full but, according to Angela Lemond, R.D.N., of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, won't do bad things like spike you blood sugar, incite cravings or pack on the pounds.
1. one medium banana & one tablespoon almond butter
2. one medium apple & one ounce of low-fat cheese
3. a quarter cup of black beans & a small corn tortilla
4. one cup of blueberries & six to eight ounces of plain, non-fat yogurt
5. one cup of carrots stick & three tablespoons of hummus
Not every invention is a home run. I see plenty of them when I forget to turn off my TV and wake up in the middle of the night. Some strange item is being pitched for the low price of $19.95. But did that useless food item make the top 13 list of 2013?
A speeding ticket can be awfully expensive, but police in Melbourne, FL, were giving some lead-footed motorists a chance to win enough money to pay off their citations by handing out scratch-and-win lotto tickets and speeding tickets on Christmas day.
Sometimes it really is the "hair of the dog" that can make things better. As nut allergies increase among children mothers have been wondering whether they should be consuming tree nuts while pregnant. Researchers say the answer is yes, eating tree nuts helps. To find this, researchers followed nearly 11-thousand participants form birth through about age four. The participants' mothers reported their diets during or shortly before or after pregnancy, and researchers found that peanut/tree nut allergy incidence was significantly lower among the children of mother who ate more nuts during pregnancy. Researchers say, "This study adds to the emerging body of evidence that early introduction of food allergens leads to the development of tolerance to these food allergies, reducing the risk of developing food allergies." (Fox)
Keeping your bottle of bubbly chilled not only makes it taste great, it makes opening it safer. Researchers from the Champagne region of France have recently discovered that the warmer the bottle of Champagne the faster the cork travels when popped. Researchers say the cork of a bottle kept at about 40 degrees Fahrenheit traveled at about 25 miles-per-hour while the cork of a bottle kept at about 65-degrees Fahrenheit traveled up to 34 miles-per-hour. Researchers claim this happens because the gases inside the bubbles move faster at warmer temperatures, which increases the velocity of the cork. The American Academy of Opthamology says that last year almost a fifth of serious eye injuries were blamed on flying champagne corks. (Daily Mail)
FOMO -- the fear of missing out -- has only recently become a phrase in wider use, meaning the fear that something's going on that you don't know about or aren't involved in, that's been heightened by social media. But AP reports that global advertising and marketing company and trend watcher JWT believes that JOMO -- the joy of missing out -- is going to be gaining ground in 2014. The prediction is that more people will be trying to shut out distractions and focus on the moment. The company's trend-spotter, Ann Mack, explained, "You're enjoying what you're doing in the here and now and not on social media broadcasting or seeing what everybody else is doing. I think the real surprise is the fact that as we get more immersed in technology we're starting to question its siren call, although we're not resisting it entirely. . . . Over the past several years we've let technology rule us and now we're ready to rule it and find a balance in our lives because we realize technology is here to stay but it's fundamentally changing our relationships, our behaviors, perhaps even our brains."
Experts say the world is facing the worst cocoa deficit in 50 years. Cocoa demand reportedly exceeds output, and experts say in the next 10 months the gap between demand and supply will be a whopping 70-thousand metric tons. The International Cocoa (ICCO) Organization says that shortfall could persist for six years, which would be the longest running shortage since the ICCO began collecting data in 1960. One researcher explained the shortage by saying, "It's produced in countries in West Africa that tend to be politically unstable, and the weather can be difficult to predict." Researchers also say that demand has increased very much as once-poor populations are becoming middle class, and have more money to spend on luxuries such as chocolate. (Yahoo)
Women may grin and bear it in order to walk around in sky-high heels, but a new invention may take the pain out of the fashion. Biochemistry has invented a foot-numbing spray called Heel No Pain. The spray claims to relieve foot pain for up to three hours and will be released in the U.S. just in time for New Year's Eve. The plastic surgeon who invented the spray says, "The pain simply dissipates and [this] lasts two to three hours. It's certainly enough to get you through a red carpet event." The inventor explains that the spray is a painkiller with heat treatment that is able to penetrate the skin. The stuff is FDA approved, and will cost you 15-bucks for one ounce. (Daily Mail)
Not surprisingly, new research finds that kids will eat more fruits and vegetables at school if they are paid to do so. Researchers from two universities ran a week-long experiment with 15 different schools in which they offered students a nickel, quarter or raffle ticket for eating a serving of fruit or vegetable. The raffle ticket was for a chance to win a larger prize, and researchers found that offering the small rewards increased fruti and vegetable consumption by 80-percent, and decreased food waste by 33-percent. Researchers say when the study was over the students went back to the same level of fruit and vegetable consumption as before, but they are not studying whether extending the experiments over three to five weeks might yield lasting behavior changes. (UPI)
The Friday after Thanksgiving has a name, so does the Monday after and now this Saturday has it's own moniker. Super Saturday is the final push for retailers hoping to trade deals for your cash before Christmas. The Consumerist says there will be deals but certain items will go even lower after the holidays.
Yep, we've been duped and more than once this year. Mashable.com has tabulated the top hoaxes of 2013 which include Manti Te'o's girlfriend, the kiss cam breakup and the zero tip on a $100 restaurant bill.