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New Jersey is the most ‘moved from’ state in America

Seems that a lot of people want to get out of New Jersey. A new study by moving company United Van Lines reveals New Jersey tops the list of the most-moved from states in 2016. It’s the 5th straight year New Jersey has topped the list. The study also shows that a lot of movers, especially retirees, are heading south. The Palmetto…

South Carolina drivers ranked third worst in the nation

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WFXB) – If you ever get frustrated behind the wheel here in the Palmetto State, it turns out…you’re not alone. A recent study ranks South Carolina drivers third worst in nation. According CarInsuranceComparison.com, South Carolina has been ranked the highest in careless driving, speeding and driving-related fatalities. The AAA says South Carolina has a high number of…

Sleep deprived?

Your smartphone may lead to poor sleep, study says

CNN – Using your smartphone especially near bedtime could affect how much and how long you sleep. University of California at San Francisco researchers studied data on more than 650 adults enrolled in an internet-based health study. Participants’ smartphones were provided with an app that recorded the number of minutes that the phone screen was on every hour. Everyone was monitored…

Allegiant Air investigation

Allegiant jets 4 times more likely to fail in flight

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WFXB) – An investigation found that Allegiant Air’s aircrafts are four times more likely to fail during flight compared to those operated by other US airlines, according to a report from The Tampa Bay Times in 2015, Allegiant jets were forced to make unexpected landings at least 77 times for serious mechanical failures, Federal Aviation records show. The…

Uber discrimination

Study reveals t's harder to get an Uber or Lyft ride if you're black

(CNN) – Uber is the new way we get around, but new research shows how long you wait for a pickup could depend on your race. University of Washington Transportation Engineering Professor Don Mackenzie sent black and white U-Dub students onto Seattle streets to request an Uber or Lyft. He found black students had to wait 20% longer to get…

Is cocoa good for you?

New study reveals the many health benefits linked to chocolate

(FOX News) – Chocolate does have its health benefits, but the evidence on eating it daily for health reasons isn’t clear. Researchers reviewed data from 19 controlled trials involving more than 1,100 people about eating cocoa flavanols — a component of the cocoa in chocolate. Those who ate the foods containing cocoa flavanols compared to those who ate a placebo had lower levels of…

A cure for baldness?

Arthritis drug may help with hair loss condition alopecia

(CNN) – For people who suffer from a condition that causes disfiguring hair loss, a drug used for rheumatoid arthritis might regrow their hair, a new study suggests. As part of a study conducted at Stanford and Yale, sixty-six alopecia areata patients took the pill, called Xeljanz, which is prescribed for people with rheumatoid arthritis, another autoimmune disease. More than half…

Selfie-mania

Taking more smiling selfies can increase happiness, new study says

Whether you’re an A-list celebrity or just feel like one, selfie-mania is everywhere, but according to a recent study, this could be a good thing. A new selfie study from the University of California-Irvine says that taking more smiling selfies increases your chances of happiness. Forty-one students spent four weeks taking selfies and then reporting their moods. Over time, they…

Pokemon Go could help you live longer

STUDY: Pokémon Go craze has a big impact on Americans' physical activity

(CNN) – Pokémon Go is turning into an unintentional fitness app – motivating sedentary players to get up and move. A new study from Microsoft Research found that frequent users of the popular app took 26% more steps than they did before playing Pokémon Go. Researchers estimate that Pokémon Go has added 144 billion steps to U.S. physical activity. The most drastic…