Now Playing Tracks

Hosting Dominican baseball players feed visitors with their favorites from home - The Washington Post

When Rafael Soriano arrived in the visitors’ clubhouse at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati for the first game of a late-July series between the Reds and the Washington Nationals, four plastic to-go containers in two plastic bags were waiting on the chair in front of his locker. Inside the containers was enough Dominican-style rice and beans, braised chicken and fried chicken to feed a small family. Cincinnati veteran infielder Ramon Santiago, like Soriano a native of the Dominican Republic, sent over the feast. The following day, Reds starter Johnny Cueto was responsible for supplying Dominican food for the visitors’ clubhouse.

This pay-it-forward tradition happens across baseball every day. Dominican players make up the largest contingent of foreign-born players in the major leagues — about 11 percent of active players on opening day — and, with baseball’s grueling schedule and travel, those players miss food from home. Do you know how hard it is to find a Dominican restaurant in Cincinnati or Minneapolis?

Read More

Eating Colorful Food Has Health Benefits

There’s no question that eating three to five servings of fruits and vegetables daily will improve your health. But more and more experts are saying healthy eating is not only about how many servings you eat. It’s about the variety you pick, too.

Eat a diet of solely white foods, and you’ll miss key nutrients your body needs—even if your palette includes cauliflower, onions, and mushrooms. Adding a multivitamin doesn’t cut it either. “People will say, ‘I’m taking a multivitamin, so I don’t really need to eat these,’ ” says Karin Hosenfeld, RD, LD, a dietitian in private practice in Dallas, but she says scientists don’t know whether whole foods may offer undiscovered benefits that vitamins don’t. “We do know for sure that if you don’t eat your fruits and vegetables, you’re not getting your fiber, and that’s [helping keep] your blood sugar down.”

Read More

Miley Cyrus’s upcoming concert in the Dominican Republic has been cancelled after the government banned her from performing on the grounds of morality. The commission that oversees public performances said the pop star would not be allowed to hold her show on September 13 because she “undertakes acts that go against morals and customs, which are punishable by Dominican law.” The “Wrecking Ball” singer was slated to play in Santo Domingo and the tickets have been on sale since July. Check out the video to see some of Miley’s crazy past performances and tune in to “The Insider With Yahoo” on TV tonight for the best in entertainment news.

(Source: Yahoo!)

Maximizing Battery life and Lifespan

“Battery life” is the amount of time your device runs before it needs to be recharged. “Battery lifespan” is the amount of time your battery lasts until it needs to be replaced. Maximize both and you’ll get the most out of your Apple devices, no matter which ones you own.

Keep it away from extreme temperatures.

Your device is designed to perform well in a wide range of temperatures, with 62° to 72° F (16° to 22° C) as the ideal comfort zone. It’s especially important to avoid exposing your device to temperatures higher than 95° F (35° C), which can permanently damage battery capacity. That is, your battery won’t power your device as long on a given charge. Charging the device in high temperatures can damage it further. Even storing a battery in a hot environment can damage it irreversibly. When using your device in a very cold environment, you may notice a decrease in battery life, but this condition is temporary. Once the battery’s temperature returns to its normal operating range, its performance will return to normal as well.

Read More


Bacon vs. Sex: 43% Of Canadians Prefer The Pork

According to a survey conducted by Maple Leaf Foods Inc., when presented with the options of bacon and sex, 43% of Canadians say they’d opt for the bacon. And when asked to rank a series of aromas in order of preference, 23% of men ranked the smell of bacon first.

Other findings of questionable utility, according to Maple Leaf’s survey:

When asked if they are good lovers, four out of five respondents (82%) who said they love bacon, also said they are good lovers. And when asked if they are romantic, four out of five respondents (81%) who said they love bacon also agreed they are romantic.

It should be noted that the survey was commissioned by Maple Leaf in conjunction with the release of their new “Reclosable Bacon” line, and the statistical methods and reliability of the poll are both undisclosed and unknown.

Why do competitors open their stores next to one another? - Jac de Haan

Why are all the gas stations, cafes and restaurants in one crowded spot? As two competitive cousins vie for ice-cream-selling domination on one small beach, discover how game theory and the Nash Equilibrium inform these retail hotspots.

Lesson by Jac de Haan, animation by Luke Rowsell.


To Tumblr, Love Pixel Union