5 Things: Yoga May Calm Your Wildly Beating Heart

Queen Elizabeth won't budge, Patty Andrews' Swan Song, Facebook bump, myths debunked and healthy yoga.

1. Long Live the Queen Bee: No peer pressure for Queen Elizabeth of England. Despite word circulating that her fellow royal, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, will abdicate her throne in April to allow her 45-year-old son to become king, isn't likely to budge the queen mum from her royal perch. Prince Charles, 64, has been heir to the throne since age 3. Queen Elizabeth, at 86, seems to be quite enjoying her reign.

2. Facebook Not a Clunker After All? The world's biggest social network on Wednesday posted a 40 percent fourth-quarter revenue bump, to $1.59 billion, and reported its strongest quarterly advertising growth for all of 2012, as it ramped up its mobile business and offered new tools to advertisers to better target consumers. But will it be enough to end the mocking from Wall Street?

3. End of a Boogie-Woogie Era: Patty Andrews, the last surviving member of the singing Andrews Sisters died Jan. 30. She was the middle sister, born Patricia Andreus to a Greel immigrant father and Norwegian mother, and sang lead vocals for the popular war era troupe. She was 94.

4. 7 Myths of Obesity, Busted: Skipping to Myth No. 7: "A bout of sexual activity burns 100 to 300 kilocalories for each person involved." Definition of kilocalorie: The term used to represent the amount of energy required to raise the temperature of a liter of water one degree centigrade at sea level.[Conversion: 1,000 calories = 1 kilocalorie.] That is all.

5. Yoga, For Your Wildly Beating Heart: New research tests the effects of yoga on the heart condition known as atrial fibrillation Preliminary conclusion? People with a common heart rhythm problem may be able to decrease their symptoms, including dizziness and shortness of breath, by adding gentle yoga to their life. Although it was a small study, and experts say it's inconclusive, it makes sense, right?


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