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To Fight Fat, This App Requires You to Move to the Music

“Moving Tracks” can make jogging all the more fun/all the less terrible.

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While scientists may disagree on the best way to cure obesity, there’s one practice they all believe in—exercise and movement. That’s why a new site, Moving Tracks, developed an app to encourage people to move along to music. Moving Tracks contains great new songs by people’s favorite artists. The catch? You only get to listen to the track if you’re running. As soon as you stop, so does the song.

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Are Schools on the Verge of a Mobile-Phone Revolution?

Over 75 percent of teens own cell phones, making them the perfect tool for learning—if teachers are on board with using them.

These days its pretty impossible to find a teen without a cell phone—over 75 percent of them own one—which means that schools should be seriously looking at how to harness the technology in the classroom. In fact, given the possibilities for learning through games, simulations, virtual environments and interfaces, we could be on the verge of a mobile education revolution. But, while isolated schools or school districts have experimental pilot projects, many educators are still pretty wary of mobile-based learning, and some even ban mobile phones from being on campus.

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