Cut your Calories ✂️
This Week in Review☕️: Microsoft takes on Google | Super Bowl is the most lucrative game for Advertisers | Slowing Human Aging is possible | Why a Restricted Diet works | The AI Race begins | Turkey to
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Health🌱: Want to slow down aging? Reduce your calorie intake by 25%.
A new study from Columbia University found that a calorie-restricted diet displayed a 2-3% slowing in the pace of aging.
A new study ALSO found that if you cut your calorie intake by 25% and only eat bland shit like arugula and beans, you can eliminate whatever little shred of a will to live you have left..
PS. The real key to anti-aging is actually minding your own f**king business
Key Highlights from researchers:
💡"Our findings provide evidence that slowing human aging may be possible”
💡“With that noted, life is not a test tube. People age for multifactorial reasons such as stress and anxiety, not just their diet"
💡“Calorie restriction plays a role on the molecular level”
💡"This paves the way for other interventions, such as time-restricted eating or intermittent fasting"
According to a previous study, the results equate to a 10-15% reduction in mortality risk, similar to the results of a smoker who has quit.
What was also noted from the study was that the caloric restriction did not negatively affect participants' sleep, cognitive performance or daily quality of life
So, the recommended 2,000 calories a day regardless of body and weight was just a scam by big business to get us to binge and overspend? Shocker 😲
Our Thoughts💡: Eating is not complicated guys. Humans did it perfectly well for centuries without a single nutritionist.
Then we tried to outsmart nature and decided that Frosted Flakes, Honey Nut Cheerios and Taco Bell are healthier than eggs, meat, cheese and butter. And we wonder why our generation has a global obesity epidemic! 🙄🙄
Big Tech📱: Last week, Microsoft announced it is using AI technology to update its own search engine 'Bing' in direct competition with Google.
This might be a massive blow to Google's monopoly on search, a privilege they've enjoyed for years.
"I want people to know that we made them dance"
- Satya Nadella
The potential move to take on Google could have a serious impact on Google's ad revenue and data mining. Not to mention, take the artificial intelligence race to a whole new level.
We're assuming none of you use Yahoo, Yandex or DuckDuckGo- So, while there is choice and we're all for healthy competition, the last decade hasn't been very healthy, has it?
Might be invigorating to have a strong new search competitor! This would be nothing less than a David vs Goliath scenario; a tectonic battle of power. Get ready y'all🚀
Microsoft said the technology, which is based on a more powerful version of ChatGPT, would help users refine queries more easily, give more relevant, up-to-date results and make shopping easier.
The company said the new-look Bing would be publicly available in several weeks’ time, and users can also join a waiting list for early access.
💡Netflix stopping password sharing
💡Microsoft making a comeback
💡Google losing dominance in Search
💡Twitter increasing the character-limit
💡Apple opening iOS to everyone
And its only February 🙈
Super Bowl x Advertising🏈: The Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles this past Sunday at the Super Bowl LVII.
NFL's ultimate champion- Patrick Mahomes, proved he's a champion once again after the league's MVP led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 38-35 win.
Kansas Chiefs fans, how y'all feeling right now?! 🙌🏻
Other highlights included Rupert Murdoch and Elon Musk spotted being chummy together with social media saying "This can't be too good".
Rihanna delivered an electrifying performance during halftime. Oh, and she revealed she's pregnant.
As usual, SuperBowl came and conquered. And as usual it was more than just football and buffalo wings! 🍗🍗
With more than 100 million viewers, the Super Bowl is.. well it's super for advertising! With big brands flexing their muscle to grab viewers' attention, the thrill to outbid competitors is real.
Most of this year's advertisements sold for between $6-7mn for a 30-second spot, with Fox stating it raked in record Super Bowl ad revenue this year.
A look at some companies that advertised in the early 2000s:
Heard of any? Us neither🤷🏻♀️
A look at the companies that advertised this year:
💡M&Ms & Dunkin’ Donuts (well, because what's life without a few cavities ?! 🍫🍫)
Notably absent this year were crypto companies like Coinbase in comparison to last year, presumably because of FTX's bankruptcy fiasco recently, CNBC reports.
Our Thoughts💡: Precisely👇🏻👇🏻
Global News🌍: Death toll crosses 34,000 a week after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Turkey and Syria last Monday.
The quakes have killed at least 29,605 people in Turkey as of Monday, and more than 4,500 in Syria.
Key Highlights, according to Al Jazeera:
💡First European aid shipment reaches Syria via Italy
💡Red Cross China sends 2nd batch of emergency aid to Syria
💡US calls on all parties in Syria to allow aid access; “All humanitarian assistance must be permitted to move [..] to all affected areas without delay,”
💡Israeli search-and-rescue group 'United Hatzalah' is leaving Turkey after 6 days due to a “significant security threat.”
💡UN aid convoys entered northwest Syria over the weekend
💡Relief efforts in Syria have been complicated by a long-running civil war
A 10-year old girl was rescued after 147 hours under the rubble, the latest in a series of horrific yet miraculous stories as workers continue to search for survivors.
Rihanna is pregnant with her 2nd child.
Biden will name the Fed’s ‘Lael Brainard’ as his top economic adviser.
Gunman kills 3 people in Michigan State University, before taking his own life.
Rescue phase ‘comes to a close’ in Turkey-Syria quake disaster.
Adani hires Grant Thornton for independent audits.
'Jessica Watkins' is the 1st Black woman to join a space station expedition.
Meta plans fresh layoffs amid delays in setting team budgets.
Ashton Kutchers' Sound Ventures considers a $200mn AI Fund.
Zoom is cutting 1,300 jobs, or 15% of its global workforce.