energy

Free Solar Charging Stations Open Across Gainesville

Charging your phone is easier than ever in Gainesville, thanks to a test project with the city of Gainesville and Pure Energy Solar. The company has installed 10 solar phone charging stations across the city for anyone to charge their phone or other portable devices for free. The charging stations...
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Is A Gluten Free Diet Healthier: Fact or Fiction?

Gluten free is a foodie buzz word, where many say that dropping wheat gluten from your diet is the key to higher energy, weight loss, and lower levels of inflammation. While avoiding gluten for those with celiac disease is a matter of life and death, many have adopted a gluten free diet for their...
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The Key To Food Portion Control Is In Your Hands

One of the mysteries of weight control is portion size. Eating too little or too much can lead to stalled weightless and discouraging results. But some guidance is at hands. in fact, it involve your hands, says a personal trainer that says clasping your hands is secret to measuring the perfect...
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Cigarette Butts Are Being Used To Cool City Streets

While cigarette smoking continues to dwindle, tobacco companies produce about 6 trillion cigarettes every year. That means about 1.3 million tons of cigarette butts litter the ground, taking up to 10 years to decompose and leaking numerous chemicals into the ground. One engineer thinks he may have...
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Need an energy boost?

A new study by the University of Georgia reveals that walking up stairs boosts one's energy level more than caffeine. Researchers had people drink coffee and soda while others walked up and down stairs for 10 minutes. The researchers found the walkers had more energy than the caffeine drinkers...
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Fidgeting Toys May Make You Smarter

By now you've heard about so-called fidget toys, spinners and cubes that have switches, knobs, clickers and other gizmos that are designed to give those who fidget something to fidget with while working. While a couple of Alachua County schools have banned "fidget spinners' (Oak View Middle and...
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Power Outages/Outage Maps

Losing electricity due to a Tropical Storm or Hurricane can be expected. When power is fully restored depends on a number of circumstances. Please remember to treat all downed power lines as live and STAY AWAY and DO NOT TOUCH IT. Below are the major power suppliers in our area, how to alert them...
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Water Better Than Sports Drinks For Young Athletes And Kids

Sports medicine specialists say water is better than sports drinks for young kids and athletes. Dr. Matthew Silvis, director of primary care sports medicine at Penn State Health Medical Center, says that unless young athletes or kids are involved in high intensity workouts for over 45 minutes,...
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Why Do We Still Observe Daylight Saving Time?

As you wake up this morning groggy this morning and more likely to be grumpy, you can give thanks to the Daylight Saving Time change. Recent reports have shown a higher number of car accidents, strokes, and heart attacks when we "spring forward." One study actually suggested that judges impose...
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Shower Shock Your Morning For a Buzzing Energy Boost

Waking up can be one of the most stressful parts of your day and many of us count on a cup of coffee and a shower to wake us up. Most likely you've got the coffee down pat but apparently we're taking showers wrong. Hot showers are not helpful in waking you up. Once you get out of that steamy shower...
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