BVNN Stories

With the BusinessVoice News Network (BVNN), your callers on hold will hear news and lifestyle stories mixed in with your existing On Hold Marketing. We upload three new BVNN stories each weekday. And with the no-touch system we provide, your staff doesn't have to do a thing.

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It’s not every lottery player’s dream to retire after hitting the big jackpot.  A survey found that half of people would keep working after a lottery win, and one-third of them would stay at their current job. Most who would keep working say they’d be bored or lose a sense of purpose without work, and one-quarter say they’d miss their fellow employees. Source Link

Reaching for the Tylenol may not provide relief for lower back pain. A new study found no difference in recovery time for people with lower back pain who used acetaminophen pain relievers versus dummy pills. Acetaminophen, which is a first-line treatment for lower back pain, was also no help in improving sleep. Source Link

Most parents are underestimating the time that their kids spend in front of small screens. Nearly nine out of ten children said they spend at least three hours a day using electronic devices, but only 40-percent of parents set the time that high. Extended screen time can mean more eye strain and possible vision problems. Source Link

It’s good news in the battle of the bulge as America’s kids are holding the line on their waistlines. The latest figures show the rate of childhood obesity has held steady at 18-percent for nine years. Experts are crediting healthier school breakfasts and lunches and the removal of soda and candy from schools. Source Link

Grandma and Grandpa are no longer the generation of adults most likely to be living with relatives. About one-in-four adults aged 25 to 34 now live with their parents. Besides economic issues, the rise of Millennials in multigenerational households is linked to the trend of people marrying at at older age. Source Link

What would you pay for a TV with a screen the size of a picture window? Samsung has put a $120,000 price tag on its new 105-inch 4K TV. That six-figure tab gets you a giant curved display that promises four times the resolution of a standard HDTV and a better field of view. Bargain hunters can find an 105-inch 4K curved TV from LG priced at just $70,000. Source Link

Have you ever wanted to save those gems from your Facebook News Feed for later viewing? Well, now you can. The social network has added a “save” feature that lets you bookmark a favorite post, picture or video for later viewing. You can save an item in News Feed by clicking the drop down menu in the post's upper righthand corner. Source Link

A tasty cure for poor digestion might also help to keep your blood pressure in-check. Studies show that probiotics like those found in yogurt could ease hypertension. The benefits were greatest for people with higher blood pressure levels who ate a product with multiple types of the good bacteria for over two months. Source Link

So who’s more talkative -- men or women? It may depend on the setting. Researchers who followed test subjects say that women were slightly more talkative in social settings like a lunchroom, but much more likely to engage in long conversations in academic settings when in smaller groups. Men did the most talking in large groups. Source Link 

When stress sends you to the fridge, it could amount to even more pounds on the scale. A study found that people burned fewer calories when they ate high-fat meals after a stressful day. Researchers say that the combination of stressful eating and a lower metabolism could lead to 11 pounds a weight gain in a year. Source Link 

 

Would you pay about $10 a month for all the e-books you can read? Amazon is hoping you’ll want its new “Kindle Unlimited” plan that also includes 2,000 audio books. About two out of three Amazon e-book titles are included in the unlimited plan that will compete with other all-you-can-read services like Oyster and Scribd. Source Link

 

Medical experts are warning parents that an unregulated diet supplement being used by some teens could be deadly. Caffeine powder is used to charge-up workout sessions and control weight gain, but just one teaspoon has the caffeine of 16 cups of coffee. That could be a lethal dose and the FDA is considering regulatory action regarding caffeine powder. Source Link

 

Could your nose know if you have the early signs of dementia? Studies show that the decreased ability to identify odors is associated with the loss of brain cell function and progression to Alzheimer's disease. An inexpensive simple smell test could spot those who need more extensive screening for dementia. Source Link 

 

The difference between a teaspoon and a tablespoon is making sick kids even sicker. Parents are twice as likely to make a dosage mistake when children’s medicine uses teaspoons and tablespoons for measurement. Doctors can switch to milliliter dosing and most pharmacies will provide oral syringes for accurate measurements. Source Link

 

You don’t need to feel guilty about using the same password for most of your websites. Microsoft researchers say it’s too hard for most people to manage a slew of complex passwords. They suggest reusing simple passwords on typical websites, and selecting unique passwords for sites where you bank or shop using credit card information. Source Link

Can a simple mind trick make exercise more effective? Researchers say people who thought of exercise as fun were less likely to overeat following a workout. Playing music, watching a video, or doing anything that brings a smile is likely to get you to eat less after your exercise session. Source Link 

 

Facebook is teaming up with the nation’s TV ratings service to track what shows you’re watching online. This fall, Nielsen will begin using data that Facebook gathers from its users to measure online viewing in its ratings. Facebook says the information will include demographics like age and gender, but not names. Source Link 

 

Older women may want to think twice about the pain reliever they reach for regularly. A study found an increased risk of heart attack and stroke among postmenopausal women who used naproxen products such as Aleve twice a week. The study did not show any increased risk from using ibuprofen pain relievers. Source Link