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Foods with carbs and fats together make the brain light up more, study finds

Foods with carbs and fats together make the brain light up more, study finds

Health
On a platter of cheese, pretzels and donuts, most people will probably reach for the donuts, according to a new study. That could be because the brain values foods like donuts, with both fats and carbohydrates, more than foods high in only fats, like the cheese, or only carbs, like the pretzels. People could be wired to want that deadly combo: Fats and carbohydrates together. "We were interested in exploring mechanisms that drive food reinforcement," lead author Dana Small, director of Yale University’s Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center, told ABC News. So how do the digestive and emotional system work for different types of macronutrients, like carbs and fats? And how do "man-made," processed foods that contain both fats and carbs affect these mechanisms? To find out, ...
The best-performing fund of the first quarter was put together by accident

The best-performing fund of the first quarter was put together by accident

Finance
Christopher Devlin, founder and chief investment officer of Selective Wealth Management, put together the best-performing fund of the first quarter. However, he did not mean it for the fund to be so tech-heavy."That was not part of the overall plan," said Devlin, who created the fund in January of last year. "As we analyze the investing landscape, we try to look for businesses that can grow earnings over the next five-to-10 years. We found a lot of those companies were in tech.""We weren't trying to ride the tech wave here," Devlin said.The fund's high exposure to tech paid off, nonetheless. The Selective Opportunity Foundation fund (SLCTX) returned 14.39 percent to investors in the first quarter, the highest among funds tracked by Morningstar. It is made up of 10 stocks, eight of which ar...
11 Superfoods That Work Better Together

11 Superfoods That Work Better Together

Health
Black beans are a good source of iron. Thing is, the iron in plant foods, known as non-heme iron, isn't as readily absorbed as the iron you'll find in meat. "Just 2% to 20% of the iron in plant foods makes its way from your digestive tract into your blood, compared to 15% to 35% from heme animal-based iron," says Cynthia Sass, RD, MPH, Health's contributing nutrition editor and author of Slim Down Now: Shed Pounds and Inches with Real Food, Real Fast ($ 27; amazon.com). That's where vitamin C-rich foods, like red bell pepper, come in. They can increase the absorption of non-heme iron by six times, Sass says. Her go-to dish: black bean tacos topped with sautéed red bell peppers.Let's block ads! (Why?) Nutrition - Health.com
ESA scientists piece together last image captured by Rosetta probe

ESA scientists piece together last image captured by Rosetta probe

Science
Sept. 28 (UPI) -- European Space Agency scientists have pieced together one final image from the Rosetta probe's last telemetry packets, collected right before the craft crash landed on the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.Roughly a year ago, Rosetta attempted to land on the snowman-shaped comet. The landing didn't go as smoothly as hoped, but the probe collected a wealth of data and images before it tumbled into a sunless crater.Until recently, scientists thought they'd already seen Rosetta's last image, but while parsing the probe's last bits of data, ESA researchers found a few remaining telemetry packets. Scientists were able to piece the data fragments into one last snapshot of Comet 67P."The last complete image transmitted from Rosetta was the final one that we saw arriving...
Harry and Meghan's first public outing together

Harry and Meghan's first public outing together

Entertainment
Prince Harry and his actress girlfriend Meghan Markle looked awash with love and happiness on their first official public appearance together.The couple laughed and smiled as they attended the wheelchair tennis at the Invictus Games in Toronto, Canada.Image:They only have eyes for each otherThey looked relaxed in casual clothing as they finally gave fans a long-awaited sighting of them together.Image:What DID he say to her?They attended this weekend's opening ceremony of the Paralympics-style event for wounded and injured servicemen and women which was founded by Harry but they sat a few rows from each other.On Monday they were happy to let the world see how close they are and Royal watchers will view their official appearance together as a milestone in their relationship.Image:Meghan stre...