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60SecondBuzz: Facebook Announces Major Design Overhaul–Metro Detroit Weather, Flash Flood Warning Issued–Women Who Surround Themselves With Plants Live Longer

Metro Detroit weather: Flash Flood Warning Issued…

Heavy rains have caused flooded roadways and flooding troubles in the Metro Detroit area.

A flood warning has been issued for Wayne county effective until 12:45 p.m.

The early morning rain will be the heaviest of the day but shattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop by late afternoon into the evening.

Dangerous high winds will be the biggest threat with temperatures reaching the low to mid- 70s (we’re not complaining).

More showers and storms will come Thursday in the late afternoon and evening tomorrow.

Rain will be scattered throughout the day through to the end of the day as we head into Friday morning.

Also Several vehicles were stranded in Downtown Detroit on the Lodge Freeway due to heavy flooding overnight.

Northbound lanes on the Lodge were closed at Jefferson Ave. a little after 2 a.m. but have been reopened since.

 

Women Who Surround Themselves With Plants Live Longer?!

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According to a new study, women who live in a home surrounded by plants or an area with heavy vegetation live longer.

The study found that women with more plants have a 12% longer life span and even better mental health than those without plants or areas without vegetation.

Research coming directly out of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health as well as the Brigham and Women’s Hospital analyzed the results after an eight-year study that examined a potential link in place between thriving vegetation and an extended lifespan.

The study was conducted for eight years before researchers released their findings.

Facebook Announces Major Design Overhaul…

Facebook Announces Major Design Overhaul Facebook is getting…well, a face lift.

The social network on Tuesday announced a sweeping redesign that will do away with its iconic blue menu bar,  add more white space and place more emphasis on groups.

The new look will also feature buzz-worthy news stories at the top of users’ feeds.

The streamlined design is being compared to Facebook’s instant messaging app, Messenger.

Reps for the online giant say the new mobile app will launch “right away,” while the streamlined PC version will turn up “in the next few months.”

Is this Facebook’s way of getting us to forget its recent scandals?

Are YOU on board with a redesign?

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Instagram will also see some changes which was announced at the conference as well by a spokesperson that said the company is beta testing taking away likes from the public.

It was said that they want followers to focus on pictures and videos shared, not how many likes someone gets and that’s set to take place next week.