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We love coming home after a long week and having a glass of wine, and now it seems you can get PAID for doing just that.

Northumbria University is doing a research piece about the effects of red wine on the brain because they believe it can actually improve your mental function! Interesting…

Scientists at the uni believe that a compound called resveratrol, which is found in grapes, has an effect on your brain when working.

However, if you want to take part you'll have to travel over to the Newcastle in the UK.

PhD student Timothy Eschle told ITV news: "There are a number of benefits to consuming red grapes.

"A specific extract from the skin of red grapes, resveratrol, has been found to increase blood flow to the brain and in some cases, increase mental performance on cognitive tasks.

"Most studies have been carried out in young adults at the peak of their cognitive abilities, thus the benefits of resveratrol are expected to be more prominent in older adults who may suffer a slight natural decline in certain aspects of mental function such as memory and reaction time," he explained.

"We also want to establish whether resveratrol can affect mental function at altitude, which often impacts on people’s performance."

People who want to take part in the study will be paid £30 (€35) and will also get a glass of swanky red wine.

You can sign up here if you're interested.


Blogging has really taken off in the past number of years, and it's safe to say that most people either know a blogger personally or are a blogger themselves. 

But, in new guidelines released by The Advertising Standards Authority in Ireland, blogging is about to drastically change.

The ASAI revealed today that they are cracking down on bloggers all over the country, with no online personality being able to talk about a product or service without letting their fans know they are getting paid to do it. 

The same rules were introduced in the UK two years ago after numerous complaints were made about full disclosure.

ASAI's chief executive, Orla Twomey told the Sunday Business Post that since bloggers are in the media, they have to follow the rules like everyone else does.

"The ASAI code requires advertisers not to mislead consumers, not to offend them, make sure advertising is truthful and that consumers know when they’re receiving marketing material," she said.

"As digital and online develop, new people come into those industries that do not have a background in traditional media and the understanding that codes apply. It’s not that we are reinventing the rules, because the rules apply to all media".

So, now if a blogger – of any kind – has worked with a brand, they need to outline it clearly on the blog post or vlog. 

They will also be asked to include hashtags on social media posts, like #ad or #sponsored to let people know money has been exchanged. 

The new standards are going to be coming into effect as soon as March 2016.  

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