‘The Void’ Looks to Be One of 2017’s Bizarre Horror Films

This year is shaping up to be a good one in terms of horror flicks, and we can add another one to the ever-expanding list with The Void. The Void is a John Carpenter tribute project centering around a small-town sheriff that finds himself trapped in a hospital with people who are all victims of the plot of a death-obsessed madman.

With a group of otherworldly beings waiting just outside of the hospital, those inside begin to panic as they attempt to escape the inexplicable wrath that lay outside those doors.

For now, you can get an early taste of what to expect from The Void via an official trailer above. The horror flick is due in theaters stateside on April 7.

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‘The Void’ Looks to Be One of 2017’s Bizarre Horror Films

This year is shaping up to be a good one in terms of horror flicks, and we can add another one to the ever-expanding list with The Void. The Void is a John Carpenter tribute project centering around a small-town sheriff that finds himself trapped in a hospital with people who are all victims of the plot of a death-obsessed madman.

With a group of otherworldly beings waiting just outside of the hospital, those inside begin to panic as they attempt to escape the inexplicable wrath that lay outside those doors.

For now, you can get an early taste of what to expect from The Void via an official trailer above. The horror flick is due in theaters stateside on April 7.

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Cespedes Watch: The Mets outfielder’s one-man car show

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Consuming carbs during endurance workouts might actually help protect your immune system

Consuming carbs during endurance workouts might actually help protect your immune system

A 20-mile run. An open-water swim through rough surf. A 50-miler with your cycling buddies. What all these feats have in common—other than requiring a gargantuan amount of effort—is that they seriously tax your immune system.

For example: Athletes who completed CrossFit-style workouts on consecutive days had suppressed immune systems, according to a small (and non-CrossFit-sanctioned) study published in Frontiers in Physiology. Moreover, a 2007 study published in Sports Medicine found that marathon-type exertion takes an even greater toll on your body: As you pound out the mileage and stress hormones rise, your skin, upper respiratory tract, blood, and muscle health start to decline, and your susceptibility to illness peaks.

But a new research review from Australia’s Queensland University of Technology suggests a simple solution that’ll have your body kicking into recovery mode faster than ever: carb up.

Why carbs? Researchers believe they can bolster your health and promote faster recovery from exercise because they stabilize blood sugar levels during particularly grueling workouts, which lowers your body’s stress response. So, in theory, carbs are able to prevent your immune cells from wandering off to other parts of your body in an effort to diffuse stress (say from your aching, burning lungs) and hopefully prevent illnesses and infections.

“Exercise is a form of stress, and more vigorous exercise creates more physiological stress, which causes physiological and biochemical changes in the body,” Jonathan Peake, a co-author of the Queensland study, said in a press release. “People often have fewer natural killer white blood cells after a workout [those "B and T" cells], but we now believe they move to other parts of the body, rather than being destroyed,” he adds. “To tackle the potential threats these changes highlight, the immune cells may simply move out of the blood stream to the lungs, for example.”

But there’s a catch: Those carbs only really make a difference in long-term workouts. While you can certainly work up a great sweat during shorter workouts, researchers say you only need carbs during high-intensity or prolonged exercise of 90 minutes or more.
“The consumption of carbohydrates before and during strenuous exercise not only improves endurance performance, but it can also minimize exercise-related immune disturbances,” co-study author Oliver Neubauer suggests.

You can also get your carbs in the first few hours after exercise to protect your health, he notes. “This is especially important in situations where the recovery duration between two consecutive exercise sessions is short, which is often the case for athletes.”

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Data Plan Comparison: Unlimited Options From T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint

T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint, the four major carriers in the United States, all offer unlimited data plan options as of last week, allowing customers to forget about traditional data caps.



With so many options now available for unlimited data, we thought we’d do an in-depth video comparing the plans offered by the four companies to figure out the best value based on price and coverage.



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Unsurprisingly, Sprint offers the lowest prices, but many people choose not to use Sprint because its LTE coverage is poorer than other carriers. Eliminating Sprint, T-Mobile offers the next best deal, while Verizon comes in third, and AT&T comes in at a distant fourth.



For a single individual, Sprint charges $50 for new customers (for a limited time — it goes up to $60 next year). T-Mobile charges $70, Verizon charges $80, and AT&T charges $100, making it the most expensive unlimited plan of the four carriers for an individual user.



Prices even out a bit more with an increasing number of lines. At four lines, Sprint is charging $90 (new customers only — and it’s $160 next year), T-Mobile charges $160, and Verizon and AT&T both charge $180. Not all plans are equal though, especially in AT&T’s case.



While Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile all offer high-definition video streaming by default, AT&T limits video streaming to 480p unless customers specifically opt out. Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile all also offer 10GB of tethering data per line for connecting your Mac or iPad to your phone, but AT&T offers no mobile hotspot functionality with its unlimited plan.



T-Mobile offers the same video streaming and hotspot option that Verizon and Sprint do, but its prices are better than Verizon and aren’t much more than Sprint, while offering a better network. T-Mobile is also the only network that offers fee-free data plans, so the price listed — $70 — is what you pay. T-Mobile doesn’t charge activation fees, but other carriers do, which is something to take into account.



All networks will “deprioritize” (aka slow down) data after a certain amount of data is used per month. T-Mobile’s limit is 28GB, while AT&T’s is 22GB, Verizon’s is 22GB, and Sprint’s is 23GB. When these caps are hit, data speeds are slowed down.



On paper, T-Mobile seems to offer the best value for the price, but it’s always worth taking a look at coverage maps and getting the opinion of other cellular users in your area before choosing a provider. There are also other benefits to look into, such as coverage abroad — another area where T-Mobile leads the pack.


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Lakers Are Eyeing Kobe Bryant’s Agent As The Next General Manager

Will hoop fans witness the return of the #KOBESYSTEM?! So far, it’s looking like it.

According to sources, the Lakers are planning on hiring a familiar face that introduced the world to argubly the greatest Laker to ever suit up in Tinseltown. Agent Rob Pelinka has emerged as the #1 option to take over the role as General Manager. Rob is responsible for introducing an amazing matromony between the Lakers and future Hall Of Famer, Kobe Bryant. In addition, Pelinka is far from just agent who has an eye for talented hoopers. He was former hooper himself, become the only player in school history to play on three NCAA final four teams at the University of Michigan. Pelinka teamed up with college’s most dynamic five to ever assembled known as the Fab Five.

Things haven’t become official yet but if Pelinka comes along and become the Lakers new GM, don’t be surprised we get a Kobe sighting to help out with the player development of these baby Lakers.

MLB May Make Unilateral Rule Changes For 2018

PHOENIX (CBSNewYork/AP) — Major League Baseball intends to give the players’ association the required one-year advance notice that would allow management to unilaterally change the strike zone, install pitch clocks and limit trips to the pitcher’s mound starting in 2018.

Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement Tuesday after union head Tony Clark said last weekend he did not foresee players agreeing to the proposed changes for 2017. Under baseball’s labor contract, management can alter playing rules only with agreement from the union — unless it gives one year notice. With the one year of notice, management can make changes on its own.

Manfred said he will send a letter to the union in the coming days and plans to continue dialogue with Clark and others in hopes of reaching agreement.

“Unfortunately it now appears that there really won’t be any meaningful change for the 2017 season due to a lack of cooperation from the MLBPA,” Manfred said during a news conference. “I’ve tried to be clear that our game is fundamentally sound, that it does not need to be fixed as some people have suggested, and I think last season was the kind of demonstration of the potential of our league to captivate the nation and of the game’s unique place in American culture.”

Yet, he also added: “I believe it’s a mistake to stick our head in the sand and ignore the fact that our game has changed and continues to change.”

Manfred said while he prefers an agreement, “I’m also not willing to walk away.”

“I have great respect for the labor relations process, and I have a pretty good track record for getting things done with the MLBPA,” he said. “I have to admit, however, that I am disappointed that we could not even get the MLBPA to agree to modest rule changes like limits on trips to the mound that have little effect on the competitive character of the game.”

Manfred said he didn’t want to share specifics of certain rules changes he is “wedded to” as being his top priorities.

“There’s a variety of changes that can be undertaken,” Manfred said. “I’m committed to the idea that we have a set of proposals out there and we continue to discuss those proposals in private.”

MLB has studied whether to restore the lower edge of the strike zone from just beneath the kneecap to its pre-1996 level — at the top of the kneecap. Management would like to install 20-second pitch clocks in an attempt to speed the pace of play — they have been used at Triple-A and Double-A for the past two seasons.

Players also have been against limiting mound meetings. The least controversial change appears to be allowing a team to call for an intentional walk without the pitcher having to throw pitches.

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