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Time Warner shares shoot higher after judge rules in favor of merger with AT&T; other media stocks gain

Time Warner shares shoot higher after judge rules in favor of merger with AT&T; other media stocks gain

Finance
Media and telecommunications stocks shot higher in aftermarket trading Tuesday after a federal judge ruled in AT&T's favor on its $ 85 billion acquisition of Time Warner. Time Warner shares traded more than 5 percent higher in aftermarket trading. The widely anticipated ruling comes amid pent up interest in forging combinations across the entertainment and communications industries. CNBC's parent company, Comcast, has been eyeing a $ 60 billion offer for the Twenty-First Century Fox studio and production assets that are currently part of a deal with Disney. ...
Facebook sees teen usage sharply decline, as rival apps gain in key demo: Report

Facebook sees teen usage sharply decline, as rival apps gain in key demo: Report

Technology
Facebook, the behemoth social media platform that has faced a raft of challenges in the past year, got more worrisome news yesterday: a new report showing its usage among teenagers sharply declining. A new survey from Pew Research Center says 51 percent of teenagers aged 13 to 17 reported using Facebook -- a 20 percentage-point drop from the center’s previous 2014-2015 survey. The decline reflects teens shifting to other apps and platforms, with YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat all overtaking Facebook in the coveted demographic. Eighty-five percent of teens reported using YouTube in the new report, while 72 percent and 69 percent said they used Instagram and Snapchat respectively. Facebook, formerly the most popular of the platforms in the survey, fell to fourth. Those numbers re...
Hull KR 14-42 Castleford Tigers: Kieran Gill shines as Tigers gain advantage on top-four rivals in Super League

Hull KR 14-42 Castleford Tigers: Kieran Gill shines as Tigers gain advantage on top-four rivals in Super League

Sports
Castleford stole a march on their rivals for a top-four spot with a comfortable 42-14 victory over lowly Hull KR in their rearranged Betfred Super League fixture at KCOM Craven Park.Rookie winger Kieran Gill, fresh from signing a new contract for 2019, scored two of the Tigers' eight tries on his first appearance of the season as he helped his team reclaim fourth place in the table with another game in hand. Castleford coach Daryl Powell told his players to toughen up after their crushing home defeat by St Helens and he will be delighted with their response as they brought Rovers crashing back to earth following their triumph over Wigan. Rovers, who have not beaten Castleford at home for five years, never recovered from the shock of conceding four tries in the first 18 minutes and a 12th d...
7 Ways to Prevent Holiday Weekend Weight Gain

7 Ways to Prevent Holiday Weekend Weight Gain

Health
Memorial Day weekend marks the official start of both BBQ season and bikini season, a combo that leaves many of my clients feeling, well, a bit conflicted. Nobody wants to feel deprived, particularly while celebrating a holiday weekend with friends and family. But let's be real: waking up on Tuesday morning feeling stuffed and sluggish doesn't feel good either.Fortunately, there are practical ways to enjoy your cookout without overdoing it. And just in case you indulge a little more than you intended, I've also included a few solid strategies for undoing the damage.During the weekend:Reach for veggies firstI bet you’ll have plenty of splurge options to choose from, but loading up on veggies first can help you fill up, so you can be more discriminating about what you select next. Great op
Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Eat This Carb and You Won't Gain Weight

Health
Carbohydrates sound so innocent: mere starches, sugar and fiber that the body uses for energy. Yet health-conscious Americans despise them, designing entire diets just to cut them out.But out of the pile of cast-off carbs, there are some you should keep. New research around a certain kind of carb, called “resistant starch,” suggests that they could be a key way to help control weight.When we eat refined carbohydrates, like white bread and cookies, our bodies absorb them very quickly, and the hormone insulin ushers them into our cells. Eat a lot of them, and the body will store most of those calories instead of burning them—which is why we gain weight on high-carb diets.But that’s not the case with resistant starches, so named because they resist digestion. These kinds of carbs bypass the s