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7 Lessons from Marriott Starwood breach and what Mueller teaches us

Think - Gartner Blog Network - Starwood emailed me a couple days ago telling me my data was part of their 500 million record customer data breach. The...
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:13:32 - #cybersecurity #newstidbits

Memory tests predict brain atrophy and Alzheimer's disease

Life - EurekAlert - Use of two episodic memory tests help in predicting brain atrophy and Alzheimer's disease, as indicated by a study carried out at...
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:13:19 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

Johns Hopkins team identifies promising diagnostic tool for Alzheimer's disease

Life - EurekAlert - Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have identified in live human brains new radioactive 'tracer' molecules that bind to and 'light...
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:13:18 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

How does cancer spread?

Life - EurekAlert - How does cancer spread? While studying human brain tumour cells, a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University...
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 17:13:17 - #newstidbits

Regular flu shots may save heart failure patients' lives

Life - EurekAlert - Compared with skipping a flu shot, getting a flu shot was associated with an 18 percent reduced risk of premature death among newly-diagnosed...
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:38:10 - #newstidbits

Watch a toy train pull of some pretty slick stunts

Tech - Mashable - If you've ever wondered what a Fast & Furious franchise film would look like if shot using a child's toy train, you're in luck....
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:38:07 - #newstidbits

Video: U.S. Adds 155,000 Jobs, Unemployment Stays at 3.7 Percent

Distribution - Industrial Distribution - According to the November jobs report, the U.S. added 155,000 jobs last month, which was under the 198,000 expectation....
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:38:05 - #newstidbits #outlook

Gallup's Migration Research Center

Life - Gallup Headlines - Gallup's Migration Research Center houses the latest and best discoveries on migration, based on more than a decade of Gallup...
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:13:38 - #newstidbits

More Than 750 Million Worldwide Would Migrate If They Could

Life - Gallup Headlines - Fifteen percent of the world's adults -- or more than 750 million people -- say they would like to move to another country...
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:13:37 - #newstidbits

Newest Potential Net Migration Index Shows Gains and Losses

Life - Gallup Headlines - Gallup's latest Potential Net Migration Index shows that in most of the countries that are refusing to sign the U.N. migration...
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:13:36 - #newstidbits

25 years of stunning definition

Life - ESA-Hubble POW - This stunning spiral galaxy is Messier 100 in the constellation Coma Berenices, captured here by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope...
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:13:35 - #newstidbits

Marine veteran says dog sniffed out cancer 3 times

FOX News - Health - A Marine veteran is crediting the Siberian husky she inherited from her Air Force son in 2011 with helping to save her life after the dog sniffed...
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:08:46 - #newstidbits

New study suggests Alzheimer's is not one disease but six different conditions

gizmag - A large team of researchers has developed a new way to classify patients with Alzheimer's disease suggesting we should think of the disease as...
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:08:45 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

World-first electrical stimulation device blazes a new trail into the brain

gizmag - Open brain surgery is about as dangerous as it sounds, but for sufferers of conditions like Parkinson's and epilepsy it can be the only way to...
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:08:44 - #parkinsons #newstidbits

Experimental cancer drug repurposed to prevent Parkinson's

gizmag - As promising as a drug candidate may be, the unfortunate truth is that not all of them end up performing as hoped - but that doesn't mean they're...
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:08:43 - #parkinsons #newstidbits

24 Amazon Workers Sent To Hospital After Robot Accidentally Unleashes Bear Spray

Slashdot - Twenty-four Amazon workers in New Jersey have been hospitalized after a robot accidentally tore a can...
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:08:36 - #newstidbits

Are the leaders of today ready for the workforce of tomorrow?

Silicon Republic - The workforce is more excited to embrace new technologies than their leaders think, according to Accenture's Tara Levins.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 21:08:31 - #accenture #newstidbits

5 Retirement Strategies Companies Need to Start Planning For Now

HR Bartender - Retirement strategies are quickly becoming a key part of business. Retaining senior workers is crucial. So is planning for knowledge transfer...
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:38:37 - #retirement #newstidbits

20 amazing gifts runners actually want in 2018

USATODAY.com Technology News - From the marathon runner to 5k enthusiast-a gift for every runner in your life
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:38:34 - #newstidbits

A snowstorm hammering the northeast grounds more than 1,400 flights, as airlines waive change fees

CNBC-Top Business - A large snowstorm that struck the Carolinas, Virginia and other parts of the southeastern U.S. over the weekend prompted airlines to cancel more...
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:38:33 - #newstidbits

In your 50s and nothing saved for retirement? You're not alone

CNBC-Top Business - How to cope with sparse retirement savings when you hit your 50s and beyond
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:13:48 - #retirement #newstidbits

Many Americans dream of retirement but lack a real game plan, survey finds

CNBC-Top Business - A new survey from retirement community firm Provision Living finds that while most Americans think about retirement a lot, their goals and plans...
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:13:47 - #retirement #newstidbits

Medicare Advantage Plans Get Unfair Push From U.S. Government: Critics

U.S. News - Insurance companies do not need any help marketing Medicare Advantage plans - just ask anyone over age 65 about...
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:13:42 - #retirement #newstidbits

3 Steps for Investors to Take When Retiring Early

U.S. News - Retirees in their 50s are more likely to have retired sooner than planned, one study shows.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:13:41 - #retirement #newstidbits

World Series Champ Red Sox Accept Invitation to White House

U.S. News - The Boston Red Sox have accepted an invitation to the White House to celebrate their World Series championship.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:13:39 - #redsox #newstidbits

Alzheimer's Added as Qualifier for Medical Marijuana

U.S. News - Minnesota health officials are adding Alzheimer's disease as a qualifying condition to get medical marijuana.
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 20:13:38 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

Marlboro maker places $1.8 billion bet on marijuana company

Think - Big Think - The deal includes the option for Altria Group to take a 55 percent stake in the Cronos Group over the next five years.It marks a...
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 19:38:06 - #newstidbits

Walgreens teams up with FedEx to offer next-day drug delivery service

Think - Big Think - The service will cost $4.99 per drop-off.Same-day delivery will be available in some markets.As the population ages and rates of...
Sun, 09 Dec 2018 19:38:04 - #acquisition #newstidbits

Computers Can Spot the Difference Between Healthy Brains and Those with Dissociative Identity Disorder

Life - Neuroscience News - Machine learning algorithms were able to distinguish, with 73% accuracy, neurobiological differences between those with dissociative...
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 23:37:30 - #machinelearning #newstidbits

19 Life-Changing Money Moves to Make Before You Turn 40

Life - The Penny Hoarder - The big 4-0.
That's right. You're old enough to remember the VHS versus Betamax war, and you kept your...
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 23:37:29 - #retirement #robotics #chatbot #newstidbits

Most Americans Still Rate Their Healthcare Quite Positively

Life - Gallup Headlines - Majorities of Americans rate the coverage (69%) and quality (80%) of the healthcare they personally receive as "excellent"...
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 23:37:28 - #newstidbits

If You Ever Want to Retire, Take These 7 Steps Before Your Next Paycheck

Life - The Penny Hoarder - Pondering retirement is daunting. According to that online calculator you plugged some numbers into, you'll be...
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 23:37:25 - #retirement #newstidbits

Implant Stimulates Brain from Inside a Blood Vessel

Electronics - IEEE Spectrum - First, the stent electrode listened for brain signals. Now, it talks backIn 2016, Australian scientists announced a matchstick-size...
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 23:13:21 - #parkinsons #newstidbits

The nation-state of the internet

Tech - TechCrunch - The internet is a community, but can it be a nation-state? It's a question that I have been pondering on and off this year, what...
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 23:13:17 - #wordpress #blockchain #newstidbits

NASA's InSight lander captures the first sounds of a 'windy afternoon' on Mars

Tech - GeekWire - A raw image from NASA's InSight lander shows the spacecraft's robotic arm in the foreground, hanging over a solar panel. The terrain...
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 23:13:13 - #nasa #robotics #newstidbits

Walmart acquires art and wall d├ęcor retailer Art.com

Tech - TechCrunch - Walmart's acquisition spree continues. Only a couple of months after picking up apparel and lingerie brands, ELOQUII and Bare Necessities,...
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 22:37:22 - #acquisition #newstidbits

Americans Big on Idea of Living in the Country

Life - Gallup Headlines - Given six choices, Americans say they would ideally live in a rural area, followed by a suburb of a big city and a small city....
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:13:15 - #newstidbits

How to Use Dual SIMs on an iPhone XR, XS, or XS Max

Life - Lifehacker - When Apple pushed iOS version 12.1.1 on Wednesday, AT&T users gained the ability to use the iPhone XR, XS, and XS Max's in a dual-SIM...
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:13:14 - #newstidbits

Wintertime arctic sea ice growth slows long-term decline: NASA

Life - EurekAlert - New NASA research has found that increases in the rate at which Arctic sea ice grows in the winter may have partially slowed down...
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 17:13:13 - #nasa #newstidbits

NASA's Mars InSight lander snaps selfies galore, including a name check for its fans

Tech - GeekWire - A photo snapped by the camera on the InSight lander's robotic arm shows instruments on the spacecraft's deck with Martian terrain...
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:13:22 - #nasa #robotics #newstidbits

Verizon offers emergency first responders discounts on unlimited plans

Tech - The Verge - Verizon has announced a new discount for emergency first responders. The carrier already offers special plans for government agencies,...
Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:13:21 - #retirement #verizon #newstidbits

Million-dollar nest egg not a sure bet for Denver retirees

Denver Post - Saving $1 million for retirement is a goal many people try to reach. But even if they hit that mark, a study from SmartAsset suggests, it might...
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 20:13:52 - #retirement #newstidbits

How hands-on learning fires up your brain

Think - Big Think - Learning is a mental and physical pursuit, says retired astronaut Leland Melvin.
Recalling his childhood, Melvin explains how working...
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 20:13:50 - #newstidbits

Your Personal Data is Already Stolen

Infosec - Schneier on Security - In an excellent blog post, Brian Krebs makes clear something I have been saying for a while:

Likewise for individuals,...
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 20:13:40 - #newstidbits

Cancer Treatment Centers of America Notifies Almost 92,000 Patients of Possible Access to Their Protected Health Information

Infosec - Office of Inadequate Security - Another phishing incident where an employee's email account was storing a lot of patient information. And because...
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 20:13:27 - #phishing #newstidbits

Jared, Kay Jewelers Parent Fixes Data Leak

Infosec - Krebs on Security - The parent firm of bling retailers Jared and Kay Jewelers has fixed a bug in the Web sites of both companies that exposed...
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 19:37:44 - #phishing #newstidbits

Blood test for tau, Alzheimer's disease under development

Life - EurekAlert - Investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital are working to develop a blood test to accurately diagnose or even predict Alzheimer's...
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:38:34 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

How to Calm Your Nerves and Stay Cool: 17 Tips That Work

Life - The Positivity Blog - "The time to relax is when you don't have time for it."Sydney J. Harris
The stress is rising. You're starting to feel...
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:38:32 - #newstidbits

Performance on exercise test predicts risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer

Life - EurekAlert - Performance on an exercise test predicts the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, cancer, and other causes, reports a study...
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:38:31 - #newstidbits

In Grandma's stocking: An Apple watch to monitor falls

Web Marketing - Digital Commerce 360 - For more than a decade, the latest Apple products have been...
Thu, 06 Dec 2018 16:38:32 - #afib #boomer #wearables #newstidbits