The Journal of the American College of Cardiology describes University of Missouri researchers’ study suggesting that statins, the cholesterol-lowering meds, may actually block some of the fitness benefits from exercise. . .Pastors from the Ignite Church in Joplin were in Moore, Oklahoma on Monday “to be able to empower the people,” said one of the ministers. (The devastation there came the day before the second anniversary of a tornado that leveled one-third of Joplin). . .Tablets may overtake Smartphones as a major shopping device by 2017. Nearly three-fourths of mobile retail sales will be tablets with 125 million people using them for purchases. . .Atheist/comedian Ricky Gervais, no fan of prayers for victims of the disastrous Oklahoma twisters, and would prefer donations: “Prayers for something, but not doing anything to make it happen, has the same effect as writing to Santa and not letting mummy read the letter”. . .