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Bill Gates picks his 5 top summer reads for 2019, with no shortage of heavy topics

Tech - GeekWire - Bill Gates with his summer 2019 book picks.
When I first saw Bill Gates' summer book picks, I thought, "This...
Tue, 21 May 2019 15:39:01 - #billgates #gatesfoundation #alzheimer #newstidbits

Ford will slash 7,000 salaried jobs by August

Tech - TechCrunch - Ford Motor is laying off 7,000 salaried employees as part of CEO Jim Hackett's restructuring plan to reduce bureaucracy, cut costs...
Tue, 21 May 2019 15:13:13 - #qualcomm #newstidbits

When Chernobyl Blew, They Dumped Boron and Sand into the Breach. What Would We Do Today?

Life - Live Science - In 1986, the Soviets dumped sand and boron from helicopters onto the exposed Chernobyl uranium core. How would we handle it today?
Mon, 20 May 2019 13:00:47 - #newstidbits

Study finds what happens in your stomach when you drink coffee

Enterprise - Silicon Republic - Anyone who has had a few cups of coffee in the morning will know of its ability to keep your bowels moving, but now researchers...
Mon, 20 May 2019 13:00:40 - #newstidbits

Who Is Robert F. Smith? Learn More About the Billionaire Whose Generosity Shocked a Graduating Class

Media - Time - Business - In an astonishing commencement address, billionaire Robert F. Smith announced on Sunday that he will wipe out student debt...
Mon, 20 May 2019 12:39:15 - #melindagates #warrenbuffett #newstidbits

Come a little closer

Life - ESA-Hubble POW - This Picture of the Week stars Messier 90, a beautiful spiral galaxy located roughly 60 million light-years from the Milky Way...
Mon, 20 May 2019 12:39:12 - #newstidbits

Diabetes patients at higher risk of deadly liver disease, finds study of 18 million people

Life - EurekAlert - Many patients with potentially deadly liver cirrhosis and liver cancer are being diagnosed at late advanced stages of disease, according...
Mon, 20 May 2019 12:39:11 - #diabetes #cancer #newstidbits

How Melinda Gates made her mark at Microsoft by not fitting in, and her thoughts on its culture now

Tech - GeekWire - Melinda Gates - After graduating from Duke University with degrees in computer science and business, Melinda Gates could have worked...
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:13:23 - #microsoft #ibm #melindagates #billgates #gatesfoundation #newstidbits

These Johns Hopkins students are slashing breast cancer biopsy costs

Tech - TechCrunch - Over 2 million women were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018. And while the diagnosis doesn't have to be a death sentence for...
Mon, 20 May 2019 11:13:20 - #cancer #newstidbits

5 ways to avoid regret with Social Security, retirement planning

Media - USATODAY - News Top Stories - Most of us have financial regrets, but there are ways to avoid them as you make decisions on Social Security benefits...
Sun, 19 May 2019 19:38:11 - #retirement #newstidbits

Tornadoes roar through nation: 'Tornado Alley is certainly waking up'

Media - USATODAY - News Top Stories - A wide swath of the nation was bracing this week for damaging wind gusts, hail and tornadoes as communities woke...
Sun, 19 May 2019 19:38:09 - #newstidbits

Walking and strength training may decrease the risk of dying from liver disease

Life - EurekAlert - Physical activity, including walking and muscle-strengthening activities, were associated with significantly reduced risk of cirrhosis-related...
Sun, 19 May 2019 19:38:08 - #newstidbits

A Loving Perspective on Dementia-- for Children and Adults

Life - Psychology Today - Rix's tender and intelligent approach to dementia--a new way of looking at the world when someone close is affected--changes...
Sun, 19 May 2019 19:38:07 - #newstidbits

We Need a Pit Crew

Life - Psychology Today - A pit crew can work together to improve the lives of those who have mental illness and cancer.
Sun, 19 May 2019 19:38:06 - #cancer #newstidbits

Two galaxies play tug of war in this spectacular Hubble image

Tech - Digital Trends - Hubble has captured evidence of a nearby galactic neighbor affecting the the shape and star production of a galaxy. The irregular...
Sun, 19 May 2019 19:38:03 - #newstidbits

How Accurate Is the Myers-Briggs Personality Test? - Can Myers-Briggs Predict Your Personality?
Sun, 19 May 2019 16:31:55 - #newstidbits

Are Dogs Really Smiling at Us? - Is this expression really a smile?
Sun, 19 May 2019 16:31:54 - #newstidbits

New Phase In the Employee Lifecycle: Unretirement

HR Bartender - Traditional employee life cycles include 5 phases from recruitment to exit. Unretirement is a new phase to help company staffing shortages.
Sun, 19 May 2019 16:31:53 - #newstidbits

Tips For Helping Your Cell Phone Separation Anxiety

Life - Psychology Today - If I go upstairs and forget the phone, I have to come back down to get it. I am always checking my pockets and car and nightstand...
Sun, 19 May 2019 16:31:51 - #newstidbits

Cell Phone Separation Anxiety

Life - Psychology Today - If I go upstairs and forget the phone, I have to come back down to get it. I am always checking my pockets and car and nightstand...
Sun, 19 May 2019 16:31:50 - #newstidbits

Atlas, Daphnis, and Pan

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - Atlas, Daphnis, and Pan
Sun, 19 May 2019 16:31:49 - #newstidbits

How to keep jet lag from ruining your vacation

Tech - Popular Science - Take control of your internal clock.

Jet lag can make the first day of vacation an exhausting drag. Here's...
Sun, 19 May 2019 16:31:47 - #newstidbits

An update from the fight to eradicate polio

The Gates Notes - Prepared remarks by Bill Gates at the Rotary Joint District Conference in Spokane, Washington.
Sun, 19 May 2019 03:13:07 - #billgates #newstidbits

15 McDonald's Breakfast Items from Around the World

Readers Digest - You don't just see the classic breakfast sandwiches on these international menus.
Sun, 19 May 2019 03:13:06 - #newstidbits

Breastfeeding reduces long-term risk of heart disease in mothers

Life - EurekAlert - Women who breastfed their babies are less likely to develop heart disease later in life, according to findings to be presented in...
Sun, 19 May 2019 02:38:49 - #newstidbits


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Sun, 19 May 2019 02:38:48 - #newstidbits

These 8 Strategies Will Help You Pay Down Credit Card Debt When You Retire

Life - The Penny Hoarder - Ah, retirement.
Lazy days in the hammock, bucket list trips to Europe, leisurely drives in your sports car.
Wait, you've...
Sun, 19 May 2019 02:38:44 - #retirement #newstidbits

7 Retirement Hobbies That Make You Money

U.S. News - Stretch your retirement savings by trying one of these hobbies that make money.
Sun, 19 May 2019 02:13:38 - #retirement #newstidbits

7 High-Dividend Mutual Funds to Buy Now

U.S. News - Dividend mutual funds are a good addition for a buy-and-hold strategy investor or retirees.
Sun, 19 May 2019 02:13:37 - #retirement #newstidbits

Colon Cancer Increasingly Striking the Young Worldwide

U.S. News - The rise in colon cases among younger adults that's been seen in...
Sun, 19 May 2019 02:13:36 - #cancer #newstidbits

The 10 Best Places to Retire in Asia

U.S. News - Asia's most intriguing retirement spots have an exotic culture and a low cost of living.
Sun, 19 May 2019 02:13:35 - #retirement #newstidbits

JFK's Iconic TWA Terminal Is Now the Coolest Hotel in New York City. Take a Look Inside

Media - Time - Business - After sitting dormant beside John F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 5 for nearly 20 years, the historic TWA Flight...
Sun, 19 May 2019 02:13:25 - #newstidbits

Woodstock 50 festival announces new funding to get show back on

Media - Reuters - Companies - The organizers of a
three-day concert marking the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival said on Friday they...
Sun, 19 May 2019 02:13:24 - #newstidbits

Mistakes on your credit report could cost you thousands: How to fix them

Media - USATODAY - News Top Stories - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau database that went public after the Equifax data breach in 2017 logged...
Sun, 19 May 2019 02:13:23 - #cybersecurity #newstidbits

Natural Compound Found in Broccoli Reawakens the Function of Potent Tumor Suppressor

Life - Neuroscience News - Targeting the gene WWP1 with indole-3-carbinol, a compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, suppressed...
Sun, 19 May 2019 01:39:09 - #cancer #newstidbits

Identifying the molecular structure of one of Alzheimer's stickier culprits

Life - Neuroscience News - Researchers map a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer's disease. The study reports that pS8-AB40 acts as the alpha structure...
Sun, 19 May 2019 01:39:08 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

A new approach to targeting cancer cells

Life - EurekAlert - A University of California, Riverside, research team has come up with a new approach to targeting cancer cells that circumvents...
Sun, 19 May 2019 01:39:07 - #cancer #newstidbits

A PCR statement on behalf of PCR and the EAPCI

Life - EurekAlert - Heart failure is a common cardiovascular disorder with ominous prognosis despite significant therapeutic advances. Mitral regurgitation...
Sun, 19 May 2019 01:39:05 - #heart #newstidbits

Cancer drug could be repurposed to provide treatment for brain aneurysms

Life - EurekAlert - An important class of drug used to treat cancer patients could be used to treat brain aneurysms, according to new research published...
Sun, 19 May 2019 01:39:04 - #cancer #newstidbits

Trump Approval Edges Down to 42%

Life - Gallup Headlines - President Donald Trump's May 1-12 job approval rating stands at 42%, slightly below the 46% high reached in the second half...
Sun, 19 May 2019 01:39:02 - #newstidbits

Before You Retire, Consider an Internship

Life - Kiplinger - The traditional idea of retirement very well may not be for you. To find out, do a "retirement internship" years before you jump...
Sun, 19 May 2019 01:39:01 - #retirement #newstidbits

AT&T defends location data sales in newly public letter

Tech - The Verge - AT&T defended the sale of user location data in a letter made public today, saying that the practice was technically legal because...
Sun, 19 May 2019 01:13:23 - #verizon #newstidbits

Plants are doing their best to save mankind, but they can't do it alone

Tech - BGR - We humans are great at a number of things and very, very bad at several others. For example, we're pretty terrible when it comes to managing...
Sun, 19 May 2019 01:13:22 - #newstidbits


Sat, 18 May 2019 23:08:15 - #sem #blockchain #newstidbits

B-52 Bomber Removed From 'Boneyard' to Return to Service

U.S. News - A B-52H bomber put into retirement in an U.S. Air Force "boneyard" in the Arizona desert over 10 years ago is returning to service.
Fri, 17 May 2019 20:37:58 - #retirement #newstidbits

Gates Foundation Launches Major Higher Ed Initiative

U.S. News - The philanthropic group plans to spend the next year studying the question to guide its upcoming investments.
Fri, 17 May 2019 20:13:45 - #gatesfoundation #newstidbits

Woodstock 50 not canceled, but they'll have to use their own money, judge rules

Media - USATODAY - News Top Stories - Woodstock 50, which is broke, according to its lawyer, will have to find a new source of financial backing.
Fri, 17 May 2019 20:13:29 - #newstidbits

Scientists in new push to control cancer before curing it

Media - Reuters - Health - Cancer scientists in Britain are launching what they call the world's first "Darwinian" drug development program in a bid...
Fri, 17 May 2019 20:13:28 - #cancer #newstidbits

Miro2 is a Parkin receptor for selective removal of damaged mitochondria

Life - EurekAlert - Defects in mitophagy are linked to a variety of human diseases including Parkinson's and cardiac disorders. At present, how the...
Fri, 17 May 2019 19:39:42 - #parkinsons #newstidbits

Antibiotic treatment alleviates Alzheimer's disease symptoms in male mice, study reveals

Life - EurekAlert - Researchers at The University of Chicago have demonstrated that the type of bacteria living in the gut can influence the development...
Fri, 17 May 2019 19:39:41 - #alzheimer #newstidbits