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Yava: Creative marketing campaign engaging more Greeks with fitness

Last year, during this period many people caused an overcrowding outside the Yava  Fitness Centers. This year the spectacle – logical – will be repeated, because on the 5th of September and exclusively for 24 hours, the fitness chain is going to offer an annual subscription for to the very low price of only € 48. More specifically, from 00.01 ...

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A hackathon on transparency in Europe by the Dutch Embassy in Greece

The Embassy of the Netherlands in Greece in Athens and Impact Hub Athens organize for the first time in Greece a hackathon aiming to generate new ideas regarding transparency in Europe, on April 8-10, in Orange Grove. Researchers, diplomats, developers, journalists, social entrepreneurs, designers and active citizens will join forces. Within a weekend, they will try to develop new business ideas, ...

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KLM becomes the first airline to use Facebook Messenger

Facebook’s popular chat app Messenger has signed on its first airline, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, as the social network aims to turn the app into a one-stop shop for commerce, transportation, customer service, and more. KLM flyers will be able to automatically receive itineraries, flight updates, check-in notifications, boarding passes, rebook flights, and communicate with customer service all from Facebook ...

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Documentary about the MMR vaccine removed from Tribeca Festival

New York’s Tribeca Film Festival will not show Vaxxed, a controversial film about the MMR vaccine, its founder Robert De Niro says. Until last Friday,  De Niro stood by his decision to include the film by anti-vaccination activist Andrew Wakefield in next month’s festival. The link the film makes between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine and autism has been widely ...

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February 2016 was the warmest ever

A huge surge in the Earth’s surface temperatures took place in February which saw the biggest month-on-month rise in global warming on record, latest figures released by NASA show. As global temperatures rise well above their seasonal averages, especially in the northern hemisphere, the sea ice in the Arctic continues its overall downward trajectory with a new record monthly low ...

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Greeks’ health affected by crisis

The health of Greeks has deteriorated during the economic crisis and this has had serious effects on the operation of the country’s health system, a new research which was conducted over eight months by pollster Dianeosis found. Asked “What effect did the economic crisis have on the state of your health?”, 591 respondents said the crisis has affected their health ...

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London first among world’s top 10 destinations

London jumped five spots to become the world’s top destination in TripAdvisor’s 2016 Travelers’ Choice Destination awards. TripAdvisor, the travel website, sliced and diced millions of user reviews over the course of a year to select its Travelers’ Choice winners for the world’s top destinations, which were released Monday. “The Travelers’ Choice Destination awards recognize the world’s most beloved travel ...

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Apple presents new products

A new iPhone, new iPad, Apple Watch features, and iOS update are expected to form the bulk of Apple’s livestreamed presentation from Cupertino on March 21, 2016. The iPhone SE is the highest probability candidate for Apple’s March 2016 Special Event. Rather than a completely new phone, the SE’s said to be more of a “greatest hits” edition, packing many iPhone ...

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Denmark tops world’s happiest countries list

Denmark has been declared the planet’s most happy country, over Switzerland, Iceland, Norway and Finland to top spot in the annual World Happiness Report. Britain fell two places to 23rd in the report, which ranks 157 countries according to factors such as equality, GDP per capita, social support, life expectancy , “perceptions of corruption” and “freedom to make life choices” ...

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Long work hours put heart at risk

Working long hours — particularly 46 hours per week or more — may increase the long-term risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) events such as heart attack, reports a study in the March Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official publication of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM). “In general, we found that the risk of CVD increased ...

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