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App Turns Boring Exercise Into A Fun Game

There’s a new fitness app on the market from the developer, Fit Brains, that hopes to get people back into their healthy routines by turning a regular walking exercise into a fun social game. The app is called Arookoo and it helps motivate iPhone and iPod Touch users to take regular walks by sending them on challenges with rewards for certain achievements (by increasing the number of steps per day).

If you needed to tap into that extra Dopamine supply in order to get your daily exercise, this may just be the ticket.

WTF?: Oxford English Dictionary Adds LOL, OMG, FYI

The Oxford English Dictionary will now include LOL, OMG, and FYI, a sign of the internet and texting’s effect on language.

Interestingly enough, the OED acknowledge the irony most of us use with such abbreviations, saying on their site, “The intention is usually to signal an informal, gossipy mode of expression, and perhaps parody the level of unreflective enthusiasm or overstatement that can sometimes appear in online discourse, while at the same time marking oneself as an ‘insider’ au fait with the forms of expression associated with the latest technology.” That “latest technology” at the end does sound a bit pedantic, but the rest pretty accurately describes my use of LOL