Moment of Truth: What Are Good Carbs?

Date Published: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 14:58:08 +0200

Moment of Truth: What Are Good Carbs?

What's great about super carbs is that they provide vital nutrients and essential fibers," said David Zinczenko, nutrition expert, creator of Eat This, Not That!. "And they help you to stay full and to not have a roller coaster of a blood sugar level." Good carbs are complex carbs that provide energy and nutritional value. "Try whole grains like quinoa, barley, farro, brown rice, and vegetables like sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, or artichokes," said Maranda Elkin, a health coach with Well By Me, LLC.

Bad carbs are refined carbs, often filled with added sugar and devoid of nutritional value. "Examples of these would include foods containing refined grains (like white rice) and foods containing white flour (like bread, pasta, and pastries, or scones, muffins, and croissants)," said Elkin. "This may go without saying, but I wouldn't consider french fries to be a good carb," said Elkin. Bad carbs will provide temporary relief of hunger, but since the nutritional value is so low, the feeling of fullness is short-lived. This is why you may eat twice as many calories when you consume bad carbs.

Of course on a LCHF diet we still go easy on the good carbs (not eliminate) and rely on healthy saturated fats for sustained energy and a feeling of fullness. But the important thing to take away is there are healthy and unhealthy fats, and healthy and unhealthy carbs. Always avoid the unhealthy versions of both. A balanced diet is not about eating equal amounts of unhealthy fats or carbs.

See http://bit.ly/2EQQadH


What Are Good Carbs? | POPSUGAR Fitness

How to start writing macros in LibreOffice Basic

Date Published: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 10:13:07 +0200

How to start writing macros in LibreOffice Basic

Yes, MS Office's macros will break if you try to export them outside of Microsoft's product. But did you know that LibreOffice has a macro language of its own to accomplish similar functionality? The linked post explains how to get started with it.

See http://red.ht/2ERJaxw


How to start writing macros in LibreOffice Basic
Learn how to start writing macros in LibreOffice Basic with this article on variables and the rules for using them.

If you love Linux Mint Cinnamon but want a rolling release distro try Manjaro Cinnamon

Date Published: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 05:16:05 +0200

If you love Linux Mint Cinnamon but want a rolling release distro try Manjaro Cinnamon

This edition is supported by the Manjaro community and comes with Cinnamon, a desktop based on modern technology that keeps known and proven concepts.

See http://bit.ly/2Ee0ECP


Manjaro Linux - enjoy the simplicity
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How To View Battery Levels For Bluetooth Devices Connected To Your Android Phone

Date Published: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 02:31:22 +0200

How To View Battery Levels For Bluetooth Devices Connected To Your Android Phone

There are two ways: One being with an Android 8.1 phone (my Pixel 2 XL does not show my AirPods this way) or for V8.0 and below phones using the BatON app (anyone got this to work with a Bluetooth 4 device?). The BatON app's requirements for the Bluetooth device are: MUST has Hands-Free profile (accept, reject phone calls) or GATT profile (usually 4.0+ Low Energy devices).

See http://bit.ly/2EQtwlH


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1-year results of the Virta Health keto study

Date Published: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 00:04:27 +0200

1-year results of the Virta Health keto study

Today Virta Health published the 1-year results of their ongoing study of a keto diet and remote care to treat type 2 diabetes, and the results are very encouraging. Here’s CEO Sami Inkinen’s reaction: "We know we have a long way to go before we reach our goal of reversing type 2 diabetes in 100 million people. In the meantime, I think we can safely say goodbye to managing type 2 diabetes, and hello to reversing it."

This is yet another study demonstrating scientifically what so many people have experienced first hand, and what makes so much sense in the first place. If you eat less of the foods that turn to sugar in your gut, you’ll lower your blood glucose and start reversing type 2 diabetes.

See http://bit.ly/2EbQFhE

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WhatsApp’s long-awaited digital payments service goes live in India

Date Published: Thu, 8 Feb 2018 20:40:47 +0200

WhatsApp’s long-awaited digital payments service goes live in India

WhatsApp has been working on digital, peer-to-peer payments for quite some time now, and the Facebook-owned messaging company appears to have just launched the service in beta in India, one of its most important markets. TechCrunch reports that select users in India have noticed the feature popping up in both the iOS and Android version of WhatsApp, with many celebrating the launch on Twitter. Way back in April of 2017, WhatsApp confirmed it was working on a payments service specifically for India after local media reported on the upcoming feature, but it looks like it’s taken nearly a year for it to arrive, even in just a beta form.

WhatsApp has been working on digital, peer-to-peer payments for quite some time now, and the Facebook-owned messaging company appears to have just launched the service in beta in India, one of its most important markets. TechCrunch reports that select users in India have noticed the feature popping up in both the iOS and Android version of WhatsApp, with many celebrating the launch on Twitter. Way back in April of 2017, WhatsApp confirmed it was working on a payments service specifically for India after local media reported on the upcoming feature, but it looks like it’s taken nearly a year for it to arrive, even in just a beta form.

WhatsApp is not the first instant messaging service to do this (WeChat already has it for a while) but WhatsApp is quite widely used in the Western world and mobile is also a very important payment mechanism especially in Africa. So this is is a very interesting development and may challenge the likes of SnapScan who are already in the mobile payment market as an extra app to be installed.

See https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/8/16991520/whatsapp-digital-payments-india-beta-launch


WhatsApp’s long-awaited digital payments service goes live in India
It’s just a beta for now

Thomas H. Lee Partners To Acquire Alfresco Software - Will it remain open source?

Date Published: Thu, 8 Feb 2018 20:26:26 +0200

Thomas H. Lee Partners To Acquire Alfresco Software - Will it remain open source?

The announcement is at https://www.alfresco.com/news/press-releases/thomas-h-lee-partners-acquire-alfresco-software. No clarification at all about whether the open source status will still remain. Something for anyone to consider before implementing a new implementation of Alfresco.




Pargo - have your courier parcels delivered to nearby shop where you can collect them at your convenience...

Date Published: Thu, 8 Feb 2018 20:11:00 +0200

Pargo - have your courier parcels delivered to nearby shop where you can collect them at your convenience

You'd think it is easiest to just have your parcels delivered directly to your home or work.... but what if you have just popped down to the shops, or your client meetings change days, or you have no idea where you will be a week later on a Tuesday?

A 2014 SA E-Commerce Report showed that 80% of South Africans would prefer to collect a parcel at a nearby shop!

How you'd use it is by shopping at one of your online retail stores eg like Leisure Books, who will offer you the Pargo service as a delivery option on their checkout page or via email/SMS. Pargo has a trace and trace system that wil show the movement of your parcel online and notify you when it is at the parcel point ready for collection.

Pargo will let you select any nearby South Africa store where you can go collect your parcel at your convenience. Possible stores include branches of Clicks, Waltons, OK Mini Mart, Timber City, Caltex, Lewis, and many more stores right across South Africa.

More info and FAQ about Pargo at https://pargo.co.za/about-us/


GNU Aspell is a Free and Open Source spell checker for text files from the command line

Date Published: Thu, 8 Feb 2018 18:15:36 +0200

GNU Aspell is a Free and Open Source spell checker for text files from the command line

GNU Aspell is a Free and Open Source spell checker designed to eventually replace Ispell. It can either be used as a library or as an independent spell checker. Its main feature is that it does a superior job of suggesting possible replacements for a misspelt word than just about any other spell checker out there for the English language. Unlike Ispell, Aspell can also easily check documents in UTF-8 without having to use a special dictionary. Aspell will also do its best to respect the current locale setting. Other advantages over Ispell include support for using multiple dictionaries at once and intelligently handling personal dictionaries when more than one Aspell process is open at once.

In my case, this was already installed and ready to sue on Manjaro Linux. You'd really use this if you were editing plain text files using Emacs, Pine or VIM for example or similar. If you're using a GUI editor like Kate then a spell checker is already built in.

ASpell's website is at http://aspell.net/.

A video will best show how Aspell works at http://bit.ly/2EN8Jj3


Google rolled out the Maps traffic layer to 10 more countries

Date Published: Thu, 8 Feb 2018 13:35:17 +0200

Google rolled out the Maps traffic layer to 10 more countries

You might take for granted that you can just open Google Maps and see what traffic is like, but that feature sin't available everywhere. There are still numerous countries that don't support live traffic, but today ten more of them do. Google has updated its support docs to call out the newly supported markets, but not all of them will get the same features.

Here are all ten countries that have added support for the traffic layer in Maps.
Bangladesh
Cambodia
Ghana
Guadeloupe
Iraq
Jamaica
Laos
Nicaragua
Tanzania
Vietnam

See http://bit.ly/2EbdbHt


Google rolled out the Maps traffic layer to 10 more countries
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