Wearable Technology Helps You Keep Aware of Your Fitness Goals

Heading to the gym, or for a workout at home, has always been a struggle for anyone trying to keep track of fitness progress being made. Until now. Keeping fit and knowing how well you are doing with your fitness goals are now directly connected to, and measurable through, your smartphone, tablet or PC untethered by wearable technology. Whether you are counting steps, burning calories or measuring heartbeats and sleep

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Canada Defends Pan AM Baseball Gold in Wild Finish Against Americans

Botched U.S. pickoff attempt and error allow winning runs after weird extra-inning format puts two runners on. By: Brendan Kennedy Sports reporter, Published on Sun Jul 19 2015 In what resembled a little league tournament game organizers were hoping to end quickly, Canada beat the United States in a wacky walk-off to repeat as Pan Am gold medallists in men’s baseball Sunday night. “The way it ended, I’m still kind

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Pan Am Games ticket sales hit one million

‘The numbers speak for themselves,’ top organizer says Organizers say the Pan Am Games, which honoured Canada’s Evan Dunfee and Inaki Gomez Sunday, have sold more than 300,000 tickets since the opening ceremonies on July 10. (Felipe Dana/Associated Press) Pan Am Games organizers say ticket sales have eclipsed one million. “The numbers speak for themselves,” said Toronto 2015 CEO Saad Rafi. “With one million tickets sold and millions of Canadians tuning

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7 Ways to Find Powerful Influencers

We all know them, the people who know their stuff inside out and we look to for guidance and advice. They are not just experts, they are influencers. Influencers are hubs of information, they have many followers who respect their recommendations and opinions and being featured by them sends a powerful amount of targeted traffic your way. It is the ripple effect. If you want to grow your business you need

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The Strength of Influencer Marketing: How BrandFIT Keeps Integrity

“Influencer Marketing is the fastest growing and most effective channel.” (Tomoson) We live in a world where content production is so common and typical, that it’s difficult to cut through the noise and stand out from the rest.  This is exactly why brands are changing their strategy and turning influencers into brand representatives. These are the powerful individuals who can genuinely change consumer decisions. When a brand plans their marketing

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Sounds Waves Could Speed up Wound Healing

SOUNDS GOOD TO US   Application of ultrasound has been shown to speed broken bone regeneration by one third, and even restore memory to mice with Alzheimer’s. Now researchers have found that ultrasound can accelerate healing time of skin wounds too. The elderly and those with diabetes can often develop chronic healing defects such as skin ulcers and bedsores. Chronic wounds like foot ulcers lead to major limb amputation if

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Mocked no more badminton finds Pan Am home in Toronto

TORONTO: Badminton may be seen as an oft-mocked pastime to many North Americans, but at this year’s Pan American Games in Toronto, where there are an estimated 20,000 badminton-playing enthusiasts, the sport is right at home. Tickets for the medal games sold out at the start of the year, surprising even those close to the sport, while the preliminary rounds this week drew large, diverse and exuberant crowds. With all

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Foreign press rave about Toronto during Pan Am Games, apathy aside

‘I don’t see too much hype about the Games’ Fireworks light up the downtown Toronto city skyline during the opening ceremony for the Pan American Games in Toronto. Some journalists wonder if the Games have gone unnoticed outside downtown venues, though. (THE CANADIAN PRESS) To hear members of the foreign press tell it, the Toronto being presented to the world during the Pan Am Games is one which features state-of-the-art

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6 Habits of Successful Social Media Marketers

Do you want to improve social media productivity? Are you interested in finding ways to energize your marketing? Daily activities separate successful social media marketers from their peers. In this article I’ll share six social media habits to improve your marketing. #1: Build Meaningful Relationships Successful marketers know that relationships are the fuel behind business success. To keep the pipeline full, you must build meaningful relationships with both consumers and

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A NEW WAY TO GET TO SPACE

YOU DON’T NEED A ROCKET TO LEAVE EARTH. THERE’S A SLOWER, GENTLER TRIP IN THE WORKS—AND IT COMES WITH A COCKTAIL. When Alan Eustace lifted off into space from the New Mexico desert this past October, it was with a quiet whoosh, and a slight jostle of his harness. The 57-year-old computer scientist from Google—outfitted in a 260-pound pressurized space suit—dangled solo from a polyethylene balloon as thin as a

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