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Apple Watch Detects Irregular Heartbeat

Apple Watch Detects Irregular Heartbeat

The Apple Watch is able to detect irregular heartbeats.  Researchers analyzed 400,000 Apple Watch users and found about 2,000 received notifications of an irregular pulse. Those people were sent an ECG patch to wear for subsequent detection of atrial fibrillation episodes. And about 84% were later confirmed to have had AF episodes. Researchers say the…

(Some GOOD NEWS)… Lower Income Workers Get A Raise

(Some GOOD NEWS)… Lower Income Workers Get A Raise

For the first time since the mid-2009 economic recovery began, workers in the bottom half of the pay scale are benefiting more than wealthier folks from recent wage gains.  Retail employees saw an average 5% bump in hourly earnings in February, compared to 2% for finance workers. The trend suggests promising news for the consumer…

Ordering IN Is The New Dining Out

Ordering IN Is The New Dining Out

Although fewer Americans are eating out at restaurants, many are choosing to order food delivery several times a week. Restaurants experienced a hit during the last recession, and with delivery services booming, fewer people have returned to dining out. Factors such as working long hours, commuting, spending time with family, and the rise of video-streaming…

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Taraji P. Henson says the ‘Empire’ cast is “strong” amid the Jussie Smollett drama

Taraji P. Henson says the ‘Empire’ cast is “strong” amid the Jussie Smollett drama

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) — Taraji P. Henson is staying busy and keeping it positive. In an interview with Extra, Henson briefly spoke about her Empire co-star Jussie Smollett, who last week pleaded not guilty to charges that he filed a false police report by claiming to be the victim of a homophobic and racist attack which he allegedly arranged himself. “You…

After severing ties with Lori Loughlin, Hallmark tells fans her ‘Heart’ will go on

After severing ties with Lori Loughlin, Hallmark tells fans her ‘Heart’ will go on

ABC/Eric McCandless(LOS ANGELES) — After Lori Loughlin was arrested in the wake of the Operation Varsity Blues college cheating scandal, Hallmark Channel, which airs her show When Calls The Heart, severed ties with her.  But while Loughlin may have been canceled, the show is not. Sunday’s episode of Heart was pre-empted, while the network figures…

Terry Crews says a ‘White Chicks 2’ is “going to happen”

Terry Crews says a ‘White Chicks 2’ is “going to happen”

ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) — Terry Crews is not giving up hope on a sequel to his 2004 hit comedy White Chicks. In an interview with US Weekly, the America’s Got Talent host said he’s staying on top of his game just in case a sequel happens. “I would love [a sequel]!” Crews said. “I’m staying…

‘American Idol’ sets dates for live shows and finale

‘American Idol’ sets dates for live shows and finale

ABC/Craig Sjodin(LOS ANGELES) — Monday night on ABC, the final audition episode of this season of American Idol will air, starting at 8 p.m. ET.  Now ABC has announced when the competition’s live shows — which will allow America to vote — will begin. Sunday, April 14 will feature a live-to-tape episode.  Then, the first…

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Kelly Clarkson headlining Las Vegas charity event for at-risk youth

Kelly Clarkson headlining Las Vegas charity event for at-risk youth

ABC/Image Group LAKelly Clarkson will be headlining Sands Care INSPIRE 2019, a Las Vegas charity event to raise funds for at-risk youth organizations. She’ll take the stage at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas on Friday, May 24. “INSPIRE is a do-good, feel-good opportunity for the community,” Ron Reese, an exec at Las Vegas Sands, says…

Lady Gaga honors longtime hairstylist, says he inspired her song “Hair”

Lady Gaga honors longtime hairstylist, says he inspired her song “Hair”

Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagicThe bond between Lady Gaga and her hairstylist is strong. The singer helped honor Frederic Aspiras with the Hair Artist of the Year Award at the Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards on Sunday. Variety reports that in her introduction, Gaga said Aspiras isn’t just her hairstylist of over 10 years – he’s family.…

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