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How to Make Your Laptop as Comfortable as a Desktop

Life - Lifehacker - Laptops are uncomfortable. But you can fix that if you're willing to look just a little weird. The key is in the just a little....
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 01:37:32 - #newstidbits

Fried Bread Is Better Than Toast

Life - Lifehacker - Most bread is good, but not all bread is good breakfast bread. Though toast is the standard-and biscuits and English muffins are...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 01:37:31 - #newstidbits

The Best Toy For Your Chew-Happy Dog

Life - Lifehacker - You want your dog to be happy, or at least you want it to chew contentedly on a toy without annihilating it-because then it moves...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 01:13:32 - #newstidbits

Should You Reroute Some of Your Retirement Savings to Pay for a House?

Life - Lifehacker - If you've just about saved enough for a down payment, how much do you need for all the extra expenses that come up in the home buying...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 01:13:31 - #retirement #newstidbits

Implications of unmet promise of a miracle drug for Alzheimer's disease

Life - EurekAlert - In 'The Unmet Promise of a Miracle Drug for Alzheimer's Disease: Implications for Practice, Policy, and Research,' the authors lament...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 01:13:29 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

Yale-developed test for Alzheimer's disease directly measures synaptic loss

Life - EurekAlert - Yale researchers have tested a new method for directly measuring synaptic loss in individuals with Alzheimer's disease. The method,...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 01:13:28 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

A Merger of Stars

Life - NASA Image of the day - Launched 15 years ago, the Spitzer Space Telescope has made many discoveries, including this detection of the merger...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 01:13:26 - #nasa #newstidbits

The mission to create a searchable database of Earth's surface | Will Marshall

Life - TEDTalks Videos - What if you could search the surface of the Earth the same way you search the internet? Will Marshall and his team at Planet...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 01:13:25 - #ai #newstidbits

Netflix is falling off a cliff

Tech - TechCrunch - Netflix didn't add as many subscribers as expected by a bunch of people on Wall Street who, on a quarterly basis, govern whether...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:41:27 - #newstidbits

Lyft outlines bike and scooter plans

Tech - TechCrunch - On the heels of Lyft's acquisition of bike-share company Motivate, the company is gearing up to fully integrate bicycle and scooter...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:41:25 - #acquisition #newstidbits

Trek now lets you build your bike, right down to the paint job

Tech - Digital Trends - Trek takes bike customization to a new level with Project One Icon, a new option that allows cyclists to select a bike model...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:41:24 - #newstidbits

Spider silk could be used to create artificial skin to help heal wounds

Tech - Digital Trends - Spider silk is pretty versatile stuff. The latest use for its unusual mix of strength and elasticity? Creating artificial skin...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:41:23 - #newstidbits

Uber announces new tools to make pickups less of a headache

Tech - The Verge - Uber is rolling out a new suite of tools that are designed to enhance communication between drivers and riders and make tricky pickups...
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 00:41:20 - #newstidbits

What Breeds Make Up This Mutt?

NYT > Science - Experts did little better than dog lovers - and nobody did very well - when asked to describe the heritage of various mutts.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:38:39 - #newstidbits

Massive 11-million-ton iceberg towers over little village in Greenland

Mashable! - A colossal 11-million ton iceberg is towering over a tiny Greenland village, captured in one of the most jaw-dropping photos you'll see this...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:38:34 - #newstidbits

Is It Better to Be a Homeowner or a Renter? This Guide Will Help You Decide

Life - The Penny Hoarder - Along with choosing a college major and deciding whether to have children, figuring out whether to rent or buy a home is...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:14:10 - #newstidbits

Death rates from heart failure higher for women than men

Life - EurekAlert - Death rates from heart failure are higher for women than men, and hospitalization rates have increased in women while declining...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:14:09 - #newstidbits

Snapshot: U.S. Congressional Job Approval at 17% in July

Life - Gallup Headlines - Seventeen percent of Americans in July approve of the job Congress is doing, consistent with the 15% to 19% ratings the legislative...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:14:07 - #newstidbits

Major mergers

Life - ESA-Hubble POW - At first glance, it may seem as though this image was taken through a faulty lens, but the mind-bending distortions visible...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:14:06 - #newstidbits

Rings Around the Ring Nebula

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - There is much more to the familiar
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:14:05 - #newstidbits

Dirt and dust might not destroy your new 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard

Enterprise - ZDNet Blogs - Apple has quietly added a silicone membrane to the 2018 MacBook Pro keyboard in what seems to be an attempt to prevent random debris...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:14:00 - #newstidbits

Ready, Set, Save...Amazon Unboxes Prime Day 2018 Deals

Enterprise - Amazon.com News - Prime Day starts at 12pm PT / 3pm ET on Monday, July 16 offering an epic day (and a half) of our best deals; Amazon device...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:13:57 - #newstidbits

Ring Video Doorbell Pro review

Tech - Digital Trends - Porch pirates will think twice when faced with Ring's Video Doorbell Pro. Packing top tier features into a slim design, the...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:13:49 - #newstidbits

Amazon slashes prices on Echo, Fire TV, and Kindle for Prime Day

Tech - Digital Trends - Amazon is offering enormous discounts on some of its most popular devices, including the Echo line, Dash buttons, Kindles, Fire...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 12:13:48 - #newstidbits

Study: High Blood Pressure Threatens Aging Brain

WebMD - Older people with high systolic blood pressure readings (the top number) had higher risks of having blood vessel blockages in the brain and...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 01:13:31 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

16 Expensive Places to Retire That Are Worth It

Kiplinger.com - Where you ultimately choose to retire doesn't always come down to dollars and cents. Indeed, the top reason people move in retirement is to be...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 01:13:29 - #retirement #newstidbits

Is Downsizing in Retirement Right for You?

Kiplinger.com - A smaller home, with fewer possessions to weigh you down and lower bills to boot: What's not to like? For many folks, downsizing makes a lot...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 01:13:28 - #retirement #newstidbits

Don't Let Peer Pressure Spoil Your Retirement

Kiplinger.com - If you try to make your retirement look like the typical picture that comes to mind, you may find yourself dissatisfied, bored or restless. Instead,...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 01:13:27 - #retirement #newstidbits

Is Your Retirement Plan Tired? Boosting Participation and Attracting New Talent

IndustryWeek.com - Too many companies take a passive approach to plan management and fail to communicate plan features and options to employees.
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 01:13:25 - #retirement #newstidbits

Grim space photo shows the horror of demolishing forests

Mashable! - While orbiting some 250 miles above Madagascar this week, International Space Station astronaut Ricky Arnold captured a grim picture of the island's...
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 00:37:14 - #nasa #newstidbits

Celebrating our teachers

Raspberry Pi - The end of the academic year is here, and we are marking the occasion by celebrating teachers from all over the world. Since last September,...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 23:13:02 - #newstidbits

7 Tricks for Downsizing Your Clutter

U.S. News - Here's how to get rid of excess stuff as you transition into retirement.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:53:20 - #retirement #newstidbits

Study: High Blood Pressure Linked to Brain Lesions, Alzheimer's Markers

U.S. News - A new study found that people with high blood pressure had an increased risk of brain lesions and tangles, which can lead to brain and Alzheimer's...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:53:19 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

How to Maximize Your IRA Income

U.S. News - The type of IRA you choose can have a significant impact on your long-term retirement savings and future financial goals.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:53:18 - #retirement #newstidbits

8 Ways to Avoid Returning to the Workforce After Retirement

U.S. News - Create a retirement that is sustainable and financially secure.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:53:17 - #retirement #newstidbits

To combat extreme heat, cover your roof in hungry, sweaty plants

Popular Science - Green roofs and white paints are a heat-buster's best friends.

Roadways are melting and the elderly are dying in spades....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:38:49 - #newstidbits

5 Podcasting Tools You Should Know About

Web Marketing - CMS Wire - So your company has decided it wants to start a podcast. Perhaps it hopes to cement its credentials in a particular field or maybe...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:13:47 - #newstidbits

A Nibble on the Sun

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - A Nibble on the Sun
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:13:43 - #newstidbits

Star Trails and the Bracewell Radio Sundial

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - Star Trails and the Bracewell Radio Sundial
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:13:42 - #newstidbits

Products of omega-3 fatty acid metabolism may have anticancer effects, study shows

Life - EurekAlert - A class of molecules formed when the body metabolizes omega-3 fatty acids could inhibit cancer's growth and spread, University of...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:13:41 - #newstidbits

Is surgery the best option for penetrating kidney trauma?

Life - EurekAlert - SLU surgeon Sameer A. Siddiqui, M.D., and his research team examined patient records to study the best approach for renal trauma...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:13:40 - #newstidbits

Almost Half the World's Adult Population Now Hypertensive

Life - theheart.org - The prevalence of hypertension in developing countries appears similar to that in the West according to the new ACC/AHA guideline...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:13:38 - #newstidbits

The genius behind some of the world's most famous buildings | Renzo Piano

Life - TEDTalks Videos - Legendary architect Renzo Piano -- the mind behind such indelible buildings as The Shard in London, the Centre Pompidou in...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:13:37 - #newstidbits

Antioxidant Benefits of Sleep

Life - Neuroscience News - Researchers report sleep may be vital in supporting antioxidant processes. The study, which used short sleeping fruit flies,...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:13:36 - #newstidbits

Native state is fortunate trap in the journey of protein to its destination, fibril state

Life - EurekAlert - Arranging into well-organized fibrillar aggregate, commonly known as amyloid fibril is an inherent property of any polypeptide chain....
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:13:35 - #parkinsons #alzheimer #newstidbits

"The Last Serenade" | Lili Haydn

Life - TEDTalks Videos - In a stirring, emotional performance, violinist Lili Haydn plays a selection from her musical "The Last Serenade."
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:13:34 - #newstidbits

Researchers trace Parkinson's damage in the heart

Life - EurekAlert - A new way to examine stress and inflammation in the heart will help Parkinson's researchers test new therapies and explore an unappreciated...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:13:33 - #parkinsons #newstidbits

Republicans More Positive on U.S. Relations With Russia

Life - Gallup Headlines - Republicans are more likely than Democrats to consider Russia an ally or friendly to the U.S., 40% to 25%.
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:13:32 - #newstidbits

Race, Income, Gender and Safety in America

Life - Gallup Headlines - Americans from different racial and socioeconomic backgrounds don't share the same sense of security. The same is true for...
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:13:31 - #newstidbits

Centaurus A

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - Only 11 million light-years away,
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 22:13:30 - #newstidbits