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What's Hot? 03/24/17

Trending Today on Twitter - 3/24/17
1. #CrazyIn4Words
2. Keystone XL
3. #FlashbackFriday
4. #missingdcgirls
5. #11YearsOfHannahMontana
6. The Heart Part 4
7. Adrian Russell Ajao
8. Hosni Mubarak
9. The Scammers
10. #MarchMadnessSymptoms
Source: Twitter

Trending Today on Google - 3/24/17
1. National Puppy Day
2. entertainment
3. Power Rangers
4. TV shows
5. Michigan basketball
6. Eat & Drink
7. Life
8. health care bill
9. Kendrick Lamar
Source: Google

iTunes Top 10 Singles - 3/24/17
1. The Heart Part 4 - Kendrick Lamar
2. Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
3. That's What I Like - Bruno Mars
4. Body Like a Back Road - Sam Hunt
5. Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
6. Rockabye (feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie) - Clean Bandit
7. Stay - Zedd & Alessia Cara
8. I Feel It Coming (feat. Daft Punk) - The Weeknd
9. Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
10. Speak to a Girl - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
Source: iTunes

Top 10 TV (Broadcast) Shows - Week Ending 3/19/17
2. This Is Us
3. The Voice - Mon
4. The Voice - Tues
5. 60 Minutes
6. NCIS: New Orleans
7. Little Big Shots
8. NCIS: Los Angeles
9. The Bachelor
10. Grey's Anatomy
Source: Nielsen Co.

Trending on YouTube - Today - 3/24/17
1. Gorillaz - Saturns Barz (Spirit House)
2. Ken Jeong Answers Medical Questions From Twitter
3. The Handmaid's Tale Trailer
4. Dax Shepard Does Mental Math While Eating Spicy Wings
5. David Guetta feat Nicki Minaj & Lit Wayne - Light My Body Up
Source: YouTube

Top 5 Movies - Last Weekend
1. Beauty and the Beast
2. Kong: Skull Island
3. Logan
4. Get Out
5. The Shack
Source: Rotten Tomatoes

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay.

No matter how often teenagers are told to drive safely, some might not heed that advice until they are involved in a crash, new research suggests.

The study included 254 teens, ages 16 and 17, who were participating in a driving study. Their cars were equipped with cameras and a device to measure acceleration, and researchers analyzed their driving habits.

The investigators found that among teens who were involved in a severe collision -- defined as "police-reportable" and causing major damage, airbag deployment, injury or a rollover -- there was an immediate change in their driving habits.

Rapid acceleration -- a sign of risky driving -- dropped by 34 percent, the findings showed.

After about two months, instances of rapid acceleration tended to rise again, but stayed below pre-crash levels, according to the study published in a recent issue of the journal Psychological Science.

The findings suggest that being in a serious crash may prompt teens to drive more safely, the study authors said in a journal news release.

"Crashes are not a good thing and every driver should try their best to avoid having one. But our research did uncover a positive aspect to an otherwise negative occurrence," said lead researcher Fearghal O'Brien. He is a lecturer at the National College of Ireland and conducted the study as a postdoctoral fellow at the U.S. National Institutes of Health.

"Our data showed that elevated acceleration events -- including rapid turns, stops and other aggressive maneuvering -- were higher among those who later crashed compared to those who did not. But these rates declined for at least two months following a crash, indicating safer driving behavior," O'Brien reported.

The improvement began within days, he noted. "The finding suggests that young drivers learn from the feedback from a crash," he added.

Source: HealthDay

*The following is excerpted from an online article posted on HealthDay.

Many parents have seen their rambunctious 5-year-old age into a teen "couch potato." But a new study finds the slowdown in activity may begin long before adolescence.

Sedentary behaviors begin to set in shortly after the ripe old age of 7, the researchers found. And contrary to what many have thought, girls are not the only ones who fall prey to less healthy living at a young age.

The researchers found that "100 percent" of both boys and girls in the study experienced a drop-off in activity well before their teen years, according to a team led by John Reilly from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in Scotland. And the decline did not happen "more rapidly in adolescent girls than boys," the researchers added.

For the study, the physical activity of about 400 children in the United Kingdom was followed over the course of eight years. The kids wore portable monitors that tracked their activity levels for a period of seven days when they were ages 7, 9, 12 and 15 years.

The devices were only removed when the children slept, bathed or swam. Their parents also logged when their children wore them to ensure accuracy.

Overall, the investigators found that physical activity levels among the kids started falling at the age of 7. The declines continued during the study, but did not drop more sharply once they hit adolescence.

Most of the boys (61 percent) were moderately active when the study began, but this activity level gradually declined over the course of the eight years, the findings showed.

Among the girls, 62 percent had moderate activity levels that fell gradually throughout the study -- just like the boys, according to the report.

The results were published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

Reilly's team pointed out that the results don't prove a cause-and-effect relationship. But the findings could help shape public policy on how to help keep young people active as they grow up, the authors suggested in a journal news release.

Source: HealthDay