Blame smart phone for being dumb

The constant barrage of information from smart phones and other digital devices could be hammering away at your brain power.
That’s what scientists are saying, according to an article in The New York Times.
Read the article:
nytimes.com/2010/08/25/technology/25brain.html?_r=1&ref=business

Efron or Timberlake?

Zac Efron and Justin Timberlake are both interested in playing the lead role of deejay Huey Calhoun in a film version of the Tony winning musical Memphis, according to media reports.

www.broadway.com/shows/memphis/buzz/153314/zac-efron-and-justin-timberlake-reportedly-eye-memphis-film-lead/

Where are those eggs from?

Watch out for the smell of rotten eggs on garbage day.
People are tossing their cartons in the can because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered the recall of 380 million eggs due to possible salmonella contamination.
Tennessee is one of the states where health officials are investigating salmonella poisoning, but the eggs were shipped nationwide.
The FDA has released a list of the brand names involved. One of the companies on that list, Dutch Farms, issued a statement Wednesday saying that eggs were packaged in its cartons at an Iowa farm without its authorization and sent to Walgreens in seven states, including Arkansas.
The FDA has issued guidance about the recall. Read the information at:
www.fda.gov/Food/NewsEvents/WhatsNewinFood/ucm222684.htm
The timing of the recall might make a just-released report from the
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention better reading. That report provides a broad overview of food poisoning incidents during 2007. Nearly 1,100 outbreaks occurred that year.
Read the CDC report at www.cdc.gov/mmwr/.

More jobs in health care

An American Medical Association online article about job growth in the health care industry includes an interview with Stuart Wilkinson of Memphis-based UT Medical Group Inc. Wilkinson said the practice is hiring and so are other providers across the nation.

Read the article:

www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2010/07/26/bil20726.htm

Elvis’s piano up for auction

Anyone with a $1 million or more to throw around could be the new owner of Elvis Presley’s grand piano. That’s how much the piano is estimated to sell for at auction, according to a Reuters article. The auction will be in Memphis next month. Read the article:

www.nytimes.com/reuters/2010/07/26/arts/entertainment-us-elvis.html?_r=1&hp

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