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Big 12 Expansion: What’s The Best Plan For The Conference?

Ricky Widmer and Brandon Swanson discuss what is the best plan for the Big 12 when it comes to expanding. Two teams or four teams?

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Brandon – @Young_Swan19

(Recorded on: August 7th, 2016)

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What’s So Super About SuperFoods?

There is so much talk around superfoods lately and the health benefits of including them in your diet. As a doctor who specializes in anti-aging strategies, I can truly say that the addition of superfoods to your daily food intake optimizes health and lowers the risk of disease. When I recommend to my patients that they should add more greens and whole foods to their diet they inevitably want to know more about what, why, and how.

Superfoods – What are they?

Superfoods are whole foods that have been identified by leading nutritionists, and dieticians as being high in a variety of essential vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals – the substances in all plants that give them color, flavor and disease resistance. Superfoods contain more disease fighting compounds than other foods with similar amounts of protein or fat.

Although all fruits and vegetables contain vitamins and nutrients, some contain far higher amounts of these nutritional properties. These foods have become known as superfoods and the description is obvious when you learn more about their healthy powers. It’s as though nature loaded all the nutritional necessities into a wonderful array of foods for all to enjoy.

However, even though green foods are some of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, most people don’t eat enough servings to reap their benefits. Greens infuse your body with easily absorbed vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fiber, chlorophyll, enzymes, and alkaline minerals that help to neutralize acids in the blood and tissues.

Superfoods – Why are they important?

Without getting too technical let’s take a look at the three major benefits jammed packed in all superfoods and why they are so important: antioxidants, nutrients, and fiber.


Antioxidants strengthen the immune system, muscles, bones and skin by protecting the body from wear and tear. As we age, cell-damaging “free radicals” begin to form due to stress, excessive exercise, extended sun exposure, and unhealthy processed and sugary foods. Antioxidants stabilize cell-damage and minimize the damage caused by free radicals.

ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. This acronym is one of the critical anti- aging functions of superfoods. Experts recommend 3000-5000 points daily intake to slow down the aging process.

To give you a better idea of ORAC values see the table of Superfoods listed from USDA Agricultural Research Service, February 1999.


Blueberries – 2400
Broccoli- 890
Blackberries- 2036
Kale- 1770
Spinach- 1260

Most of these foods contain important vitamins and minerals needed in your diets but are usually lacking. They include Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and B vitamin folate, magnesium and potassium. Certain pnes also contain good carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats.

The recommended amount of fiber needed in a healthy diet is 25-30g/daily. The typical American usually takes in half that amount which is why I encourage eating more whole foods. They aid in digestion and the absorption of nutrients. Fiber increases insulin effectiveness and gives you a feeling of fullness while lowering your risk of disease.

Superfoods – How can I get enough?
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans is at least two servings of fruits and three servings of vegetables every day (America Journal of Preventive Medicine, April 2007). Unfortunately, only 11% of adults in the United States meet that guideline.

If you are a veggie lover but don’t know which foods are best for you, try adding a few of these Superfoods to your diet:

Beans and legumes
Blueberries and Bilberries
Sweet Potato (orange)
Tea – green or black

On the other hand if you don’t like the taste of vegetables but still want the superfood health advantages here is good news! There are powders and supplement formulas with high concentrations of superfoods that will help provide you with the anti aging benefits.

There’s no excuse for not getting all the healthy nutrient-rich greens and whole foods one way or another. The most important thing is to find a way to consume the recommended daily amount of superfoods in a way that works best for you.

Mark Rosenberg, M.D.
Institute For Healthy Aging

What?s new in SharePoint 2013?

The new update of SharePoint 2013 is out in the market and if you haven’t got a chance to get some hands-on experience on the same, then it is time to start. The SharePoint 2013 has improved some old features and introduced some features as well. This article will explore some of the new features introduced.

The Authentication

Microsoft has said that the SharePoint 2013 Preview version has been improved for creating claims-based on the authentication process, which is easier to use. It extends support for application authentication via Open Authorization, which is a server-to-server authentication. Users will grant apps within the SharePoint store and catalog access to bound resources and information. Server-to-server security tokens that contain user identity claims modify cross-server genuine access between the SharePoint 2013 Preview and Exchange 2013 Preview versions.

The eDiscovery

Showcasing SharePoint’s increasing presence within the world of proceeding, eDiscovery enhancements are sadly enough required in the area unit in all probability. They embrace a replacement website template, the eDiscovery Center that creates a portal for managing cases – you will access cases to find out, hold content, and export content.

Microsoft has further made enhancements to in-place holds, together with site-level preservation; the flexibility for users to figure with content that is preserved; and therefore the ability to outline the scope of preservation via a question filter.

You can conjointly take the results of your eDiscovery search – including documents, the wiki pages, Exchange email messages, and tasks, and export them into a review tool.

Compliance and Management Records

It may reflect a scarcity of additional options, however the space SharePoint 2010’s records management options had improved from SharePoint 2007’s, you will find that SharePoint 2013 Preview has increased compliance just by extending retention policies to SharePoint sites.

This conjointly applies to any Exchange Server 2013 Preview team mailboxes related to those sites.

The Social Platform

It’s no surprise that Microsoft needed to support the social computing options in the SharePoint, and it also required some options in the SharePoint 2013 Preview, it’s on target for doing therefore. Basically, it’s increased the administration and user expertise, and gave some additional ways that for enterprise users to collaborate a lot of absolutely and naturally using some of the social media options.

One way is by enhancing the flexibility and creating discussions is through 2 new templates known as Community website and Community Portal. Microsoft additionally redesigned the UI for MySites, and added another Microblog and Newsfeeds options, and improved options users want around to save, synchronize share, and move their content.

Because of the new MySites options, you may additionally notice Microsoft created many changes to the User Profile service application settings in Central Administration around configuring permissions, privacy, micro-blogging and newsfeeds, and more.

These are a few of the features found in SharePoint 2013. You can upgrade for the new version and explore yourself. Try SharePoint 2013 to explore the features and benefits of this new version of SharePoint.

The author is an extesive reader and follower of Microsoft Technologies and its new launches. Learn more about this Microsoft product its benefits.

2013 Chevrolet Malibu- Whats New?

The first Chevrolet Malibu, named after the city in America, hit the market in 1964 and was then a sub series of Chevrolet Chevelle. Since then General Motors have produced a number of Malibu models, and in 2010 it was the automakers best seller in the US. Chevrolet plan to sell the Malibu in over 100 countries and hope to replicate the success its had in the US. But in the increasingly crowded mid-size sedan segment how does Chevrolet plan to stand out with their next generation Chevy Malibu?


Malibu Exterior Design, Dan Gifford, has said the 2013 Malibu is more athletic and more aggressive. The sportier 2013 model takes design cues from the brands sportier models- the Camaro and Corvette- and will be nearly three inches wider and just slightly shorter.

“We wanted to bring a sport sensibility to the family sedan segment,” said Bryan Nesbitt, executive director of design for GM.

Not only will the model have a wider, more aggressive stance but it will also be more aerodynamic, thanks to the integrated rear spoiler and active shutter system. The shutters work by opening when airflow to the engine is needed for cooling and close when cooling is not required. Chevrolet suggests the Malibu will have a coefficient of drag (Cd) rating near that of the Chevy Volt, the brands extended-range electric car. The dynamic surfacing is designed to catch light and show reflection in an exciting way, which GM hopes sets the Malibu apart from others in its class.

Interior & Technology

Being more than two inches wider than the 2010 Malibu, the new Chevrolet has 113 litres more cabin space. Premium materials have given the cabin a classier feel and Chevy have included some very clever new storage solutions, including a six inch deep storage space beneath the touch screen, perfect for storing mobiles. The new Chevrolet Malibu also comes with Chevys MyLink in-car infotainment package, which links users smartphone to the system allowing them to control music, navigation and even make calls or text using voice recognition technology or via the 7-inch colour touch screen display. The system is the first real competitor for Fords successful Sync system which uses the same priniciples of smartphone integration.

Engines & Handling

Chevrolet has opted trim the engine line up dropping the current V6 option for the 2013 model, which GM says is not as popular with Malibu buyers. The automaker will sell the new Chevrolet Malibu with a choice of more fuel-efficient and more powerful engines that will include a new 2.5 litre direct-injected Ecotec four-cylinder engine mated with a six-speed automatic. They are yet to reveal the engine options that will available in the European market. GM hope the European-influenced ride and handling will help the new Chevrolet Malibu sell in Europe.

Amy Sawyer is an online marketing executive currently researching the new Chevrolet.