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Disney Board Elects Oracle's Safra Catz and Illumina's Francis A. deSouza as Directors

Business Wire: Software - The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) Board of Directors announced the election of two new directors: Safra Catz, Chief Executive Officer of global-technology...
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 01:14:01 - #oracle #newstidbits

Five Books to Gift People Who Want to Work After Retirement

My Lifestyle Career - With the holiday season upon us, here are a few new reads from 2017 (and one from 2016) that could make great gifts for the hard-to-buy boomers...
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:39:59 - #boomer #newstidbits

Colorado residents packing up, moving out at record pace

imfromdenver.com - A record number of residents have moved out of Colorado, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. New annual figures from the bureau's...
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:39:57 - #newstidbits

Why does net neutrality matter?

ReCode - Jessica Rosenworcel, a member of the Federal Communications Commission, defends the endangered regulatory policy on the latest Too Embarrassed...
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:39:46 - #newstidbits

Ziff Davis has bought Mashable at a fire sale price and plans to lay off 50 people

ReCode - Founder Pete Cashmore is staying. Mashable, once a fast-growing digital publisher with big ambitions, has been sold at a fire sale price.
Ziff...
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:39:45 - #newstidbits

How an all-new spacesuit could save astronauts from being lost in space

BGR - If you've ever dreamed of becoming an astronaut, the thought of accidentally drifting away from the safety of a spacecraft or space station has...
Mon, 11 Dec 2017 00:13:11 - #newstidbits

Sorry, but cable TV won't exist by 2030

BGR - A new report hit inboxes today that makes some bold claims about the future of cable TV. The Diffusion Group (TDG) estimates that by 2030, the...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:41:16 - #newstidbits

5 Tips for Winter Wellness

FITaspire - This time of year, it seems like everyone is struggling with staying healthy and feeling their best. People at work are getting sick & they bring...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:41:10 - #newstidbits

Out-of-pocket health spending in 2016 increased at the fastest rate in a decade

Denver Post - U.S. health care spending increased to $3.3 trillion in 2016, with out-of-pocket health care costs borne directly by consumers rising 3.9 percent...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:41:07 - #newstidbits

Is it time for skiers to panic about the (lack of) Colorado powder yet? We checked in with some experts.

Denver Post - Vail has received only 27 inches of snow while Wyoming's Jackson Hole has received 147.
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:41:06 - #newstidbits

Colorado's snowpack isn't just bad. It's worse than last year (which was bad)

Denver Post - Scant snowfall has put a chill on early-season skiing. Snowpack statewide is just 58 percent of normal and even worse than the abysmal start...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:41:05 - #newstidbits

Dish Network founder Charlie Ergen steps down as CEO, hints at Dish offering wireless service

Denver Post - In another management shuffle, Dish Network announced Tuesday that its chairman and founder Charlie Ergen is relinquishing his role as chief...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:41:04 - #newstidbits

Discover is the latest major credit card company to do away with signatures

The Verge - Discover is the latest credit card company to announce that it won't require customers to sign their name when checking out starting in April...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:20:48 - #newstidbits

Major US airlines will ban smart luggage with non-removable batteries starting January 15th

The Verge - Starting January 15th, a number of major airlines will ban any "smart luggage" that features a non-removable lithium-ion battery. Delta Air Lines,...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:20:47 - #newstidbits

How to digitize your handwritten notes

Popular Science - Make your scribbles searchable.

Do you prefer pen and paper to typing? You can still digitize and preserve your handwritten notes...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:14:51 - #newstidbits

29 fail-safe present ideas for your office gift exchange

Popular Science - You're sure to please with these.

The annual office gift exchange is here, and you have no clue what to buy. Don't panic-these...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:14:50 - #newstidbits

Humans may be scaring narwhals to death

Popular Science - A sluggish heart rate and frantic swimming could be a dangerous combination.

When narwhals are freed from nets or stranding,...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:14:49 - #newstidbits

The best DIY kits to give as gifts

Popular Science - Gift Guides


Or keep for yourself.

There's nothing a tinkerer or builder likes more than working with his or her hands. These gifts...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:14:48 - #newstidbits

Puzzle gifts for your friend who likes a challenge

Popular Science - Gadgets

...and presents with 1,000 pieces.

Not sure about what to get your friends or loved ones for the holiday? Have no fear, here...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:14:47 - #newstidbits

Scientists are trying to figure out which bacteria have colonized our space station

Popular Science - It's a bit like a terrestrial house, but also a bit like a human body.

Bacteria are hard to annihilate. This doesn't matter so...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:14:46 - #newstidbits

This year's flu season looks like a bad one-and it could be coming early

Popular Science - It's officially that time of year.

There are signs that this could be a particularly nasty-and early-flu season. Get your shots...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:14:45 - #newstidbits

Google Santa Tracker is live, counting down the days until Christmas with holiday games & resources

Web Marketing - Search Engine Land - This year's Google Santa Tracker comes with coding games, an elf filter in the Android app and daily updates delivered via...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 23:14:26 - #android #newstidbits

Bill Gates wants you to curl up by the fireplace with these five amazing books he read in 2017

GeekWire - Bill Gates travels the world to all sorts of exotic places and probably gets to meet with pretty much anyone he might have an interest in. But...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:40:16 - #microsoft #billgates #newstidbits

25+ of the Most Inspiring Photographers to Follow on Instagram

Life - My Modern Met
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 22:13:33 - #newstidbits

VW's US environment boss gets seven years for Dieselgate scam

Enterprise - The Register - Oliver Schmidt lied his way up the greasy pole, Judge rules
Former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt has been sentenced to 84...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:39:57 - #newstidbits

Digital workplaces must give employees sense of purpose

Enterprise - ZDNet News - By providing the right digital tools, companies can spark creativity and encourage innovation in their workplace.
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 21:39:54 - #newstidbits

Advice From Seniors You Will Be Foolish Not To Pay Heed To

Life - Lifehack - Life isn't always rainbows and butterflies and we all go through tough times. Going through life without guidance is like trying to...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:39:46 - #newstidbits

Stardust in Aries

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - This composition in
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:39:45 - #newstidbits

"Sleep Opportunity" Is the Key to Actually Getting Enough Sleep

Life - Lifehacker - You know the sleep hacks. You're laying off caffeine in the afternoon, avoiding blue light, maybe taking a warm bath and having...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:39:44 - #newstidbits

Secrets to a top-notch grilled cheese

Life - Lifehacker - In How Do You Take Yours?, The Takeout solicits staff and outside expertise for secret tips on improving one dish.
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:39:43 - #newstidbits

Schizophrenia May Not Be As Deeply Rooted As Thought

Life - Neuroscience News - A new study into schizophrenia challenges commonly held beliefs about the relationship between neurocognitive performance...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:39:42 - #newstidbits

Alpine Superga Moonset

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - December's Full Moon phase occurred near
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:39:41 - #newstidbits

Become A Better You, One Habit At A Time

Life - Lifehack - You саn dо juѕt аbоut аnуthіng іf уоu break dоwn thе...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:13:35 - #newstidbits

How a Canine Companion Could Help You Live Longer

Life - Retirement - Only the Beginning - We always strive to learn the secrets to living longer. One of the secrets...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:13:34 - #retirement #newstidbits

Stop Teaching Your Preschooler How to Read

Life - Lifehacker - My daughter is onto me. As I read bedtime stories to her, sometimes I'll stop, point to a word, and in my most convincing voice,...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:13:33 - #newstidbits

Trump DOT to Airline Passengers: No Fee Transparency for You

Life - Flyers Rights - TRUMP DOT TO AIRLINE PASSENGERS: NO FEE TRANSPARENCY FOR YOU Victory for Airline Lobby expands airline exemption from consumer...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:13:32 - #newstidbits

It's Time to Start Taking Your Skincare Seriously

Life - Lifehacker - When we rounded up our staff's Weekly Upgrades last Friday, our editors were perfecting their Amazon wish lists, streamlining our...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:13:31 - #newstidbits

How Not to Finish Last as a Nice Guy

Life - Lifehack - We have all heard the cliche: Nice guys finish last. The idea behind the saying is that good deeds go unnoticed and you have to be...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:13:30 - #newstidbits

Why You Should Never Microwave a Hard Boiled Egg

Life - Lifehacker - Thinking of finishing off that soft boiled egg in the microwave? Or quickly heating up that already hard boiled egg because it's...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:13:29 - #newstidbits

Calculate the Cost of Supporting an Adult Child

Life - Lifehacker - Thanks to a post-recession economy and lagging job market, Millennials inherited the reputation of being the "boomerang generation."...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:13:28 - #newstidbits

Gallup Vault: 1986 Tax Bill a Legislative Success, PR Failure

Life - Gallup Headlines - Leading up to passage of the Tax Reform Act of 1986, few Americans thought it would improve the economy, cut their taxes or...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:13:27 - #newstidbits

These Are Supposed To Be The Safest Cars Of 2018

Life - Lifehacker - Lots of 2018 model year cars are safe, but 62 have been singled out as exceptionally adept at protecting their occupants. And of...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:13:26 - #newstidbits

How augmented reality could change the future of surgery | Nadine Hachach-Haram

Life - TEDTalks Videos - If you're undergoing surgery, you want the best surgical team to collaborate on your case, no matter where they are. Surgeon...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:13:25 - #newstidbits

The Effects of Probing in Survey Research

Life - Gallup Headlines - Survey respondents probed after an initial "don't know/refused" response give systematically different answers than those...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:13:23 - #newstidbits

Gifts to Help Kids Burn Energy When They're Stuck Indoors

Life - Lifehacker - I once embraced the joy of living a mostly sedentary life in the winter months. Hygge was my jam. 'Tis the season for wearing fleece...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:13:22 - #newstidbits

Population of Americans with Alzheimer's Will More Than Double by 2060

Life - Neuroscience News - Researchers predict by 2060 around 15 million Americans will be living with MCI or Alzheimer's disease. Currently, 6.08 million...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:13:21 - #newstidbits

How Much Money Do You Keep in Your Checking Account?

Life - Lifehacker - My checking account typically holds the amount of money I have/will need to spend over the course of one month. But I don't do this...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:13:20 - #newstidbits

Canola Oil Linked to Worsened Memory and Learning Ability in Alzheimer's

Life - Neuroscience News - Temple University researchers report canola oil may have harmful effects on brain health. In a mouse model of Alzheimer's...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:13:31 - #newstidbits

Playing Super Mario 64 Increases Brain Health in Adults

Think - Big Think - For older adults, playing video games isn't just a way for older adults to keep in touch with the younger generation - it might be...
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:13:29 - #newstidbits

The Earth's First Self-Declared Space Kingdom Is Orbiting Overhead

Think - Big Think - The first component of a planned "space kingdom" has been launched into orbit.Read More
Sun, 10 Dec 2017 18:13:28 - #newstidbits