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Dish says it has 2.2 million Sling TV subscribers

Enterprise - Digital Colorado - For the first time, Dish Network Corp. announced how many Sling TV subscribers it has: 2.2 million. Douglas County-based Dish...
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 15:40:03 - #newstidbits

Walmart's online sales growth stalls in the fourth quarter

Enterprise - ZDNet News - Walmart reported fourth quarter e-commerce sales growth of 23 percent, marking a significant decline from 50 percent growth the...
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:43:52 - #newstidbits

Drink alcohol for a longer life, say scientists, just not too much

Think - Big Think - Moderate drinking is associated with a longer lifespan in just about every population ever studied, says Dr. Claudia Kawas, professor...
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:43:46 - #newstidbits

How Automation Could Make Teams Less Efficient - and Less Cooperative

Think - Knowledge@Wharton - New Wharton research delves into the little-studied question of how human performance and team dynamics are impacted by automation.
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:43:45 - #newstidbits

Measles is making a four-fold comeback in Europe. Guess why...

Think - Big Think - A report from the World Health Organization showed that the European region experienced about 16,000 measles cases in 2017, representing...
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:43:44 - #newstidbits

The Risks of Digital Democracy

Think - MIT Sloan Management Review - Like many segments of the economy and society, democracy is in the process of being digitized, a development...
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:43:43 - #cybersecurity #newstidbits

The U.S. Economy Is Suffering from Low Demand. Higher Wages Would Help

Think - - A little over a century ago, Henry Ford doubled the minimum pay of his workers to $5 an hour. When other employers...
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:43:42 - #newstidbits

Chemicals in non-stick pans could be making you fat

Think - Big Think - These chemicals are also widely used in products like clothing, shoes, wrappers and furniture, to make them more stain-resistant,...
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:13:29 - #newstidbits

America First? To the World, It's Eighth

Think - Knowledge@Wharton - Global perceptions of the U.S. are getting significantly worse, notes the new Best Countries report from U.S. News & World...
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:13:28 - #newstidbits

Lunar New Year: Why the solar calendar actually rules our lives

Think - Big Think - Have you ever stopped to think about how we keep time? Ever wonder why Easter changes dates every year? Well, let us tell you a little...
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:13:25 - #newstidbits

People Want 3 Things from Work, But Most Companies Are Built Around Only One

Think - - Strike up a conversation about work values, and it won't be long before someone brings up a pyramid - a...
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:13:22 - #boomer #newstidbits

How Tech Companies Can Help Upskill the U.S. Workforce

Think - - Software businesses are disrupting generations-old industries, from agriculture to entertainment. Programming...
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:13:21 - #newstidbits

How to Cultivate Gratitude, Compassion, and Pride on Your Team

Think - - As a leader, what traits should you cultivate in your employees? Grit - the ability to persevere...
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:13:20 - #newstidbits

Plant Based Proteins: The Meat Alternative That Is Good For Your Health And The Planet

Justmeans -
Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:13:07 - #newstidbits

Just a few minutes of light intensity exercise linked to lower death risk in older men

Life - EurekAlert - Clocking up just a few minutes at a time of any level of physical activity, including of light intensity, is linked to a lower risk...
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:40:18 - #newstidbits

Can You Hear Me Now? This New Verizon Prepaid Plan Is Only $30/Month

Life - The Penny Hoarder - People who don't use much data and penny hoarders just caught a break.
Starting Feb. 20, Verizon will roll out a new $30...
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:40:17 - #newstidbits

Calcium May Play a Role in the Development of Parkinson's

Life - Neuroscience News - A new Nature Communications study reveals increased calcium levels in brain cells may play a significant role in the development...
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:40:16 - #parkinsons #newstidbits

How (and why) Russia hacked the US election | Laura Galante

Life - TEDTalks Videos - Hacking, fake news, information bubbles ... all these and more have become part of the vernacular in recent years. But as cyberspace...
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:40:15 - #newstidbits

Prime Members Now Earn 5% Back When Shopping at Whole Foods Market Using the Amazon Prime Rewards Visa Card

Enterprise -, Inc., Chase, and Whole Foods Market today announced that Amazon Rewards Visa Cardmembers...
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:13:18 - #newstidbits

Can't get new lungs? Try refurbished ones instead.

Think - MIT Technology Review - Spruced up human and animal organs could someday be the solution for people needing transplants.
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:13:28 - #newstidbits

Five American philosophers and their ideas on the meaning of life

Think - Big Think - Trying to figure out the meaning of life? Here are a few thoughts on the subject from some very famous American philosophers. Read...
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:13:27 - #newstidbits

There are four types of drinker - which one are you?

Think - Big Think - Generally people drink to either increase positive emotions or decrease negative ones.
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:13:26 - #newstidbits

New developments in American embassy "sonic attack" in Havana point to audio weapon

Think - Big Think - Symptoms ranging from chest pressure, nausea, irritability and restlessness still affect American embassy workers some 200+ days...
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:13:25 - #newstidbits

To Handle Increased Stress, Build Your Resilience

Think - - Wherever you live or work, stress is on the rise. According to the International Labour Organization, workers...
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:39:43 - #newstidbits

Why Nikola Tesla's greatest achievement may be in Niagara Falls

Think - Big Think - Inventor Nikola Tesla's work at Niagara Falls may be his most direct and lasting contribution to our lives.Read More
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:39:42 - #newstidbits

GM Expands Composting Program at Its Global Headquarters

Justmeans -
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:39:29 - #newstidbits

How to Turn 'Found' Money into a Retirement Income Stream - Would you rather spend that extra cash or make it last a lifetime?
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:01:41 - #retirement #newstidbits

5 of the Most Powerful Email Tools We've Used to Help You Reclaim Your Email Inbox (TPS183)

Life - Asian Efficiency - Email is a nuisance to your productivity and something that everyone has to deal with on a daily basis. In this episode, Brooks...
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:13:46 - #newstidbits

Former VP Joe Biden comes out swinging for science and his cancer moonshot

GeekWire - Joe Biden may no longer be vice president, but he's still leading the charge for his cancer moonshot, and for science funding...
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:13:39 - #newstidbits

Calcium may play a role in the development of Parkinson's disease

Life - EurekAlert - Researchers have found that excess levels of calcium in brain cells may lead to the formation of toxic clusters that are the hallmark...
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:13:36 - #parkinsons #newstidbits

North Korea Surges to Top of U.S. Enemies List

Life - Gallup Headlines - Just over half of Americans cite North Korea as the United States' greatest enemy, more than triple the percentage who said...
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:13:35 - #newstidbits

Neptune's shrinking vortex

Life - ESA-Hubble POW - Neptune, the eighth and farthest planet from the Sun, was visited for the first and last time by NASA's Voyager 2 mission in...
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:13:34 - #nasa #newstidbits

LL Ori and the Orion Nebula

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - Stars can make waves in the Orion Nebula's sea of gas and dust.
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:13:33 - #newstidbits

Blood and urine tests developed to indicate autism in children

Life - EurekAlert - New tests which can indicate autism in children have been developed by researchers at the University of Warwick.The academic team...
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:13:32 - #newstidbits

Acorns: The Dollar Shave Club of Fintech

Think - Gartner Blog Network - What if you could open and maintain an investment account on your phone that was funded automatically by the spare change...
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:38:26 - #newstidbits

Children prefer reality-based playtime to fantasy

Think - Big Think - Worldwide studies are suggesting that children would much rather pretend to be grown-ups than pretend to be fantasy figures like...
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:38:25 - #newstidbits

3 reasons to retire as early as you can

CNN - Personal Finance -
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:13:03 - #newstidbits

15 Things Neurologists Do to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease

Readers Digest - Alzheimer's disease has no cure, but ongoing research shows promise for reducing the risk and delaying the onset of this neurodegenerative disorder.
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:08:01 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

Landsat 8 marks five years in orbit - In its five years in space, the Landsat 8 Earth-observing satellite has racked up some impressive statistics: 26,500 orbits around the planet,...
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:08:00 - #newstidbits

Is Social Security to blame for so many men dying at 62?

FOX News - Health - Is the thought of looming retirement and availability of Social Security killing you?
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:07:59 - #retirement #newstidbits

Bill And Melinda Answer 10 Tough Questions About The Gates Foundation

FastCompany - From criticisms about their efforts to fight climate change to what they think of Trump, hear the philanthropists address criticisms of their...
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 20:07:47 - #billgates #gatesfoundation #newstidbits

'Black Panther' just had the biggest box office debut ever for a Marvel solo movie

Mashable! - Excited for Black Panther? So are we. Which is why we're rolling out obsessive coverage with Black Panther Week.
We knew Black Panther would...
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:39:35 - #newstidbits

Boulder County 4-H leaders cancel new gun display at annual event

Denver Post - Boulder County 4-H officials prohibited a gun display as an addition to this year's annual tack show Feb. 24 at the Boulder County Fairgrounds...
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:39:32 - #newstidbits

So You're Leaving a Job With a 401(k)? Here's What to Do With That Cash

Life - The Penny Hoarder - When Carrie Nowlin moved from Tampa, Florida to Little Rock, Arkansas, she left a job that provided her with a 401(k).
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:13:26 - #retirement #newstidbits

Manhattan Skylines

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - City lights shine along the upper east side of Manahattan in
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:13:25 - #newstidbits

A minority of Americans owns most of the guns and drives gun agenda, studies show

Think - Big Think - Studies indicate that most guns are owned by a small amount of Americans, while the majority's views on gun control issues are ignored...
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 19:13:23 - #newstidbits

3 serious problems with the 4% retirement rule

CNN - Top Stories -
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:13:44 - #retirement #newstidbits

This retirement index hits a 17-year high

CNBC-Top Business - You just might be on track to retire on time. Here's why.
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:13:41 - #retirement #newstidbits

6 luxurious places to retire in the U.S.

CNBC-Top Business - These retirement communities boast fancy amenities, but can come with high price tags.
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:13:40 - #retirement #newstidbits

Buffett Wins 10-Year, $1M Bet With Hedge Fund Managers

U.S. News - Omaha billionaire Warren Buffett has won a 10-year, $1 million bet with hedge fund money managers.
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 03:13:24 - #warrenbuffett #newstidbits