New friends are easy to find with Skout

Just how difficult it is to find new friends in the digital age we live in is always in the news and on the minds of people who are looking for new friends and even a new relationship. Using technology can often seem like a daunting and time consuming task in terms of friendships and dating, Online dating Sites often require large questionnaires to be completed before a profile can be placed Online and provide more details than many of us would like to provide. Using Skout offers a different option for those of us living busy and successful lives as the GPS based technology provides only basic details about the user and allows the individual to make decisions about how much or how little data they share.

Looking to find new friends Online can often include issues with people searching through many profiles of those they are matched with via Online dating Sites only to find those they choose live outside their area. Skout offers a simple option for avoiding this issue as the GPS technology found in Smartphones, tablets and laptops can be used to determine the location of the user and those in their area they can connect with. Despite the use of GPS technology the individual is only required to provide a general sense of where they are and do not need to provide an exact location.

The use of GPS is of major benefit for those who are searching for a simple way of meeting people in different cities and area of the world, particularly when they are traveling. A Skout Travel app has been launched, which provides all the benefits of the Skout app for those who are traveling to different areas of the world. The Skout Travel app also protects the individual by keeping their location in general terms until they decide they wish to meet a local person and connect as they travel and enjoy another area of the globe.

Could Video Games Be Hindering Your Eyesight?

Guangzhou has an lengthy history as the largest eye hospital in China, yet about five years ago, it was clear that the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center would need to expand.

Children were showing up with their distance vision blurred, caused by a condition called myopia, and with countless kids needing eye tests and glasses, the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center was bursting at the seams. So the center started building additional testing rooms — and for more space, Brian Torchin said it moved some of its doctors and researchers to a local shopping mall.

Most diagnoses are done during summer and winter school holidays, and during those times, children stream in every day, and East Asia has been overwhelmed by this uncommon surge in myopia, also known as short-sightedness.

Myopia or short-sightedness is more than an inconvenience. It’s a refractive error, which means that the eye does not refract light properly to see the image clearly. Rays of light converge on a parallel focal point in front of the retina instead of directly on it. When there is myopia, near objects are seen clearly, but distant objects appear blurry.

It’s generally accepted that myopia is inherited, and that means the East Asian community’s eye infliction will continue to grow. In fact, the threat is so great that it has prompted acceleration in research.

For years, scientist have blamed myopia on one obvious culprit: reading books. Studies have found that students who spend a lot of time reading texts have higher rates of myopia, than students who spend less time reading.

Today, while researchers have not found the exact cause of short-sightedness, the consensus is that less exposure to light may be the cause to myopia. Kids are spending less time playing outside.

Perhaps, simply more outdoor playtime can curb short-sightedness.