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Want to Have a Less Anxious Thanksgiving with Your Family?

Life - Psychology Today - Do you feel anxious around family at Thanksgiving? Observing your family with curiosity can help you calm down and build stronger...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:36:39 - #newstidbits

50 years ago, someone decided it would be OK to fire Apollo 12 through a rain cloud. Awks, or just 'SCE to Aux'?

Enterprise - The Register - Rule 1-404: Thou shalt not launch if the weather is crap
It is half a century since NASA's second crack at landing a crew on the...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:36:29 - #nasa #newstidbits

5 hidden Windows 10 features you should be using

Enterprise - Computerworld - If you've been using Windows 10 for a while, you probably know about Cortana and OneDrive. But there are other, powerful features...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:13:36 - #newstidbits

Old Age Will Put China to Rest

WSJ.com: Using Technology - Retirees will be a fifth of its population by 2040, and productivity will quickly fade out.
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:13:32 - #retirement #newstidbits

Mother and Daughter Pen Children's Book About Breast Cancer

U.S. News - Mother and daughter pen children's book about breast cancer.
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:13:31 - #cancer #newstidbits

7 Low-Risk Dividend Stocks to Buy for Retirees

U.S. News - The best dividend stocks to buy for retirees should combine income and relative predictability.
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:13:30 - #retirement #newstidbits

Will You Get Dementia? Many May Not Understand Their Risk

U.S. News - New research suggests many U.S. adults underestimate their chances for developing dementia and do useless things to prevent it.
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:13:29 - #dementia #newstidbits

Tax Tips for Retirees

U.S. News - One wrong move can increase your retirement tax bill.
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:13:27 - #retirement #newstidbits

Rising Medicare Prices Will Shrink Social Security Inflation Adjustment Next Year

U.S. News - The cost of Medicare is going...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:13:26 - #retirement #newstidbits

More Ways Poor Sleep Affects Cancer Risk

Life - Psychology Today - Studies show increased risks for several types of cancer-including breast, prostate, and thyroid-are linked to disrupted,...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 21:13:25 - #cancer #newstidbits

How to securely send email and texts

Media - Fox - Tech - We send messages all day long, and every time we hit "send," we roll the dice. Hackers don't have to break into your phone to steal...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:36:37 - #newstidbits

Diabetes tied to increased risk of hidden spinal fractures

Media - Reuters - Health - People with type 2 diabetes are more likely than others to develop spinal fractures that sometimes have...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:36:36 - #diabetes #newstidbits

What It's Really Like to Be a Hallmark Holiday Writer

Life - Reader's Digest - The path to writing and romance
For many, the schmaltzy seasonal fare that fills the Hallmark Channel's programming slate...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:36:33 - #cancer #newstidbits

9 Facts About Narcolepsy

Life - Mental Floss - Narcolepsy is defined by daytime drowsiness, and in some cases, sleep paralysis, hallucinations, and the sudden loss of muscle...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:36:32 - #newstidbits

Long-term blood pressure variation and risk of dementia

Life - Neuroscience News - Patients who experience substantial changes in blood pressure over time have an increased risk of developing dementia.
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:36:31 - #dementia #newstidbits

New Ways to Fight Against Colon Cancer

Life - Psychology Today - Those 3 lessons learned from Michael's fight against colon cancer can save your life or the life of a loved one
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:36:30 - #cancer #newstidbits

One Way Near-Retirees Can Ride Out a Recession

Life - Kiplinger - There's no reason to freak out about a recession, but stakes are different for those in the "fragile" decade. If you're worried,...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:36:29 - #retirement #newstidbits

Life experience critical for managing Type 2 diabetes

Life - EurekAlert - A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that age plays a critical role in the well-being of people newly diagnosed...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:36:28 - #diabetes #newstidbits

5 Important Connections Between Cancer and Sleep - Part 1

Life - Psychology Today - Cancer remains one of the most frightening and difficult diseases of our time. Sleep can play a powerful and protective role...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:36:27 - #cancer #newstidbits

This "Unicorn" Puppy With a Tail Growing Out of His Head Was Abandoned-Now He's Going Viral

Life - Mental Floss - Narwhal the puppy was born with an extra tail in an odd place: the middle of his forehead. Now, people are eager to adopt the...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:36:26 - #newstidbits

Inflammatory bowel disease appears to impact risk of Parkinson's disease

Life - Neuroscience News - Study provides new insights into how the immune system and inflammation play a role in the development and progression of...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:36:25 - #parkinsons #newstidbits

Analyzing Surveys on Banning Assault Weapons

Life - Gallup Headlines - New research on the effects of question wording supports the conclusion that a majority of about six in 10 Americans support...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:36:24 - #newstidbits

The Best Place to Park at the Mall, According to Science

Life - Mental Floss - Do you grab the first parking spot you see, or drive as close to the mall as you can and hover until someone else leaves? Science...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:36:23 - #newstidbits

Running Just Once a Week Is Linked to a 27 Percent Drop in Risk of Early Death

Life - Mental Floss - Researchers crunched the numbers on previous running studies to find that even light joggers may reap these benefits.
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:36:22 - #newstidbits

Apollo 12 Sees a Solar Eclipse

Life - NASA Image of the day - Fifty years ago, on Nov. 14, 1969, Apollo 12 launched at 11:22 a.m. EST from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:36:21 - #nasa #newstidbits

15 Best Diners in New England

Life - New England Today - Where are the best diners in New England? Read on for where to find 15 of the best.
New England is the birthplace of the...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:36:20 - #newstidbits

10 Best New England Christmas Towns

Life - New England Today - Love Christmas in New England? From the historic charm of a quintessential Vermont village to the city glamour of a famed...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:14:09 - #cloud #azure #newstidbits

52% Describe Problem of Crime in the U.S. as Serious

Life - Gallup Headlines - A slim majority of U.S. adults (52%) describe the problem of U.S. crime as "extremely" or "very serious." Americans' perceptions...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:14:07 - #newstidbits

14 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy for the 4% Rule

Life - Kiplinger - Financial planners often recommend the 4% rule as a guideline for determining the annual amount that a retiree can withdraw from...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:14:05 - #retirement #newstidbits

Nanoparticles from air pollution (mostly car exhaust) go straight into your brain

Life - TreeHugger - A new study finds that ultra-fine particles increase the risk of brain cancer.
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:14:04 - #cancer #newstidbits

'Lost Species' of Tiny, Rabbit-Sized Deer Photographed in Vietnam for the First Time in 30 Years

Life - Mental Floss - The silver-backed chevrotain is one of the most unusual animals on Earth, and scientists had feared it was extinct. But new photographs...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:14:03 - #newstidbits

What it's like to live on the International Space Station | Cady Coleman

Life - TEDTalks Videos - In this quick, fun talk, astronaut Cady Coleman welcomes us aboard the International Space Station, where she spent nearly...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:14:02 - #newstidbits

25 Gift Ideas For The Indoorsman

Life - GearMoose - Some guys like to spend every waking moment soaking up the sun and the scent of pine in the great outdoors. They live for weekends...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:14:00 - #robotics #newstidbits

Medicare Part B Premiums Climb for 2020

Life - Kiplinger - High-income retirees will experience the biggest changes.
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:13:59 - #retirement #newstidbits

Taller people have increased risk for developing atrial fibrillation

Life - EurekAlert - Taller people have an increased risk of developing atrial fibrillation (AFib), an irregular and often rapid heartbeat that can lead...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:13:58 - #afib #heart #newstidbits

As iOS vulnerabilities emerge, a new app promises to detect hacked iPhones

Infosec - CyberScoop - A new program in the App Store is promising to help users detect if outsiders are lurking on their device.
The consulting firm Trail...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 20:13:37 - #newstidbits

IoT Security Woes Plague Healthcare Industry

Infosec - Threatpost - Hospitals and IoT device manufacturers must take a dual approach in securing connected telehealth devices.
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 19:14:07 - #iot #newstidbits

Microsoft will shut down Cortana app for Android, iOS in January 2020

Tech - Digital Trends - Microsoft published a support article that sets the shutdown date of the Cortana app for iOS and Android on January 31, 2020.
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 19:13:46 - #microsoft #android #newstidbits

Google Rolls Out Silent Chrome Experiment That Breaks Enterprise Setups

Tech - ExtremeTech - Google's Chrome browser has always had a very quick update cycle, but there are multiple release channels if you don't want to...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 19:13:39 - #microsoft #maker #newstidbits

New Chromebooks launching in the next few months will finally bring Bluetooth 5.0 to Chrome OS

Tech - Chrome Unboxed - Chrome OS has definitely gone through its share of growing pains over the years. From big issues in printing to janky Android...
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 19:13:38 - #android #chromebook #newstidbits

Continental vehicle server connects VW ID electric vehicles

Media - Robotics and Automation News - Continental says its new server concept is a "central element" for the conversion to a service-oriented electronics...
Sat, 16 Nov 2019 22:13:16 - #robotics #newstidbits

Amazon Makes Another Grocery Play Via Delivery

Media - PYMNTS.com - As it seeks to build its power in the grocery sector, Amazon reportedly is lowering its prices for grocery delivery in Germany,...
Sat, 16 Nov 2019 22:13:15 - #ecommerce #acquisition #newstidbits

Mobile Will Make The Holiday Season Merrier for Retailers And Shoppers

Media - PYMNTS.com - The upcoming holiday shopping season is expected to break records in online spending, according to a study by Adobe Analytics. That's...
Sat, 16 Nov 2019 21:36:32 - #ai #newstidbits

Apple Research app arrives on iPhone and Apple Watch with three opt-in health studies

Tech - TechCrunch - Apple in September announced its plans for a research app that would allow U.S. consumers to participate in health studies from...
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:13:09 - #afib #newstidbits

Amazon dominates global smart speaker sales as Google continues to lag behind

Tech - GeekWire - Despite a growing list of challengers, Amazon remains the dominant force in the global smart speaker market, accounting for more than...
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:13:08 - #baidu #maker #newstidbits

Amazon Echo Smart Speakers Outselling Google Home

Media - PYMNTS.com - As smart speakers surge in popularity, Amazon Echo is the clear leader, outselling Google Home by a wide margin, SlashGear reported...
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:13:06 - #newstidbits

Can Real-Time Data Render Credit Scores Obsolete?

Media - PYMNTS.com - The rise of faster peer-to-peer (P2P) payment services has had an unintentional ripple effect for businesses, banks and merchants....
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:36:22 - #smartphone #newstidbits

Apple's gone back to its old keyboard - now it should replace the butterfly models for free

Media - The Next Web - Yesterday, Apple launched its new 16-inch MacBook Pro. This was notable for one major reason: the keyboard. Apple has backtracked...
Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:36:12 - #newstidbits

Facebook bug secretly activates iPhone camera

Tech - Mashable - The bug, on the most recent update of Facebook, appears to activate the camera once a photo or video is opened. Facebook is currently...
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:38:46 - #smartphone #newstidbits

Apple exec dismisses Chromebooks as 'cheap testing tools'

Tech - Digital Trends - In an interview, Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller has called Google's Chromebooks "cheap testing tools" and said an...
Thu, 14 Nov 2019 15:38:43 - #chromebook #newstidbits