What A Headache

Grind for September 30th, 2018
“If a star or studio chief or any other great movie personages find themselves sitting among a lot of nobodies, they get frightened, as if somebody was trying to demote them.”

– Marilyn Monroe

Wild Accusations

The Headline

Qualcomm accuses Apple of intellectual property theft

The Grind

Chip-maker Qualcomm has accused tech giant Apple of sharing confidential information with rival chip-maker Intel to help it develop better components for iPhones.

The accusation is part of a broader legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple regarding intellectual property and patent violations in the smartphone industry.

The charges are an amendment to a lawsuit filed last November, in which Qualcomm accuses Apple of breaching a contract that allowed Qualcomm to audit Apple’s use of its software.

The Details

Beginning in 2010, Qualcomm was the exclusive supplier of modem chips for Apple iPhones and iPads. In 2016, Apple started incorporating chips made by Intel.

“Apple has engaged in a yearlong campaign of false promises, stealth, and subterfuge designed to steal Qualcomm’s confidential information,” stated Qualcomm in an official complaint filed Tuesday in California.

The complaint, which seeks unspecified damages, contains no evidence to support the accusation against Apple. Qualcomm is instead asking California’s Superior Court for a jury trial, where it will present evidence of intellectual property theft.

Apple responded to the charges by citing past statements about Qualcomm’s unscrupulous business practices. Intel declined to comment.

Last week, Apple released two new iPhones (the XS and XS Max) that rely on modem chips from Intel.

The Key To Migraines

The Headline

What foods to eat (and what foods to avoid) for migraines

The Grind

Roughly 38 million Americans suffer from migraines.

In many cases, eating the right foods (and avoiding the wrong foods) can make a big difference.

To decrease the frequency of migraines, maintain a healthy diet focused on fresh fruits and veggies, whole grains, and lean proteins. During an attack, eat bland foods like cereal (withouts nuts), plain bagels, white bread, unflavored crackers, seeds, and pears.

Caffeine can help decrease symptoms, but drinking too much caffeine on a regular basis can be a risk factor for headaches.

The Details

According to the Association of Migraine Disorders, roughly 30% of migraine-sufferers have identified food-related triggers. Common triggers include preservatives, seasonings, yeast, and artificial sweeteners.

Other foods to avoid include:

— Flavored crackers and seasoned chips

— Pizza and homemade bread

— Alcohol and chocolate

— Marinated meats, cured meats, and aged cheeses

— Onions, nut butters, and citrus fruits

— Pre-packaged dips and dressings

You can also decrease your migraine risk by eating several small meals throughout the day and by avoiding foods that contain pollens (such as oranges, bananas, and grapefruits).

Other factors that can exacerbate symptoms include: changes in the environment, hormone levels, stress, sensory stimulation, and being overweight.

Did you know… In ancient Rome it was considered a sign of leadership to be born with a crooked nose!