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Drone captures Dallas bank implosion

Media - USATODAY - News Top Stories - A drone captured the moment the Republic National Bank in Dallas, Texas was imploded.
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:35:39 - #drones #newstidbits

Don't romanticize the gig economy: Freelancers often work more, new study finds.

Think - Big Think - A new study from Russia's HSE University details the many disadvantages of freelancing. Problems with the gig economy include longer...
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:36:40 - #bezos #blockchain #newstidbits

Researchers unlock cancer-causing mechanism of E. coli toxin with synthetic biology approach

Life - - An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) unraveled how a toxin released...
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:13:04 - #cancer #newstidbits

5 Best Pumpkin Festivals in New England

Life - New England Today - Looking for a list of the best pumpkin festivals in New England?
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:13:03 - #cancer #newstidbits

The Best Vanguard Funds for 401(k) Retirement Savers

Life - Kiplinger - If the 401(k) world held a popularity contest, Vanguard would win. More Americans choose to stash their retirement savings in Vanguard...
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:29:53 - #retirement #newstidbits

Prevent SIM-Swapping Hackers From Stealing Your Phone Number-and the Rest of Your Identity

Life - Lifehacker - You know what's worse than having your password stolen? Having your phone number stolen. SIM-swapping, a type of identity theft,...
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:29:52 - #newstidbits

When Should You Book Your Thanksgiving and Christmas Flights? Right Now!

Life - Mental Floss - It might seem like the best time to book flights for holiday travel is still to come, but you should actually nab airline tickets...
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:29:49 - #newstidbits

Cervical Cancer Outcomes Worse Where Clinics Close

Life - WebMD - As government funding dried up and many women's health clinics across America closed, cervical cancer screening rates fell and deaths...
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:29:48 - #cancer #newstidbits

5 Amazing Employee Perks Starbucks Offers - Even Part-Timers Get These

Life - The Penny Hoarder - When I decided to pursue freelance writing as a career, I knew I needed an additional source of income. Or a winning lottery...
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:29:47 - #dell #retirement #newstidbits

Avoid These Mistakes with Your Retirement Income Plan

Life - Kiplinger - Because we are living longer, retirees need to find sustainable sources of retirement income. Make sure you're avoiding the following...
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:29:46 - #retirement #newstidbits

Just OK Is Not Good Enough for a Financial Plan

Life - Kiplinger - Each phase of your life, starting with single and broke and ending with retirement, comes with its own set of challenges. So, you...
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:29:45 - #retirement #newstidbits

Study probes interplay of proteins in type 2 diabetes

Life - - A hallmark of age-related diseases such as Parkinson's disease, type 2 diabetes, or Alzheimer's disease is the abnormal clumping of...
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:29:44 - #parkinsons #alzheimer #diabetes #newstidbits

Review: The iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 do Disneyland after dark

Tech - TechCrunch - Let's get this out of the way right up front: iPhone 11's Night Mode is great. It works, it compares extremely well to other low-light...
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:13:42 - #newstidbits

Most people don't know the true dangers of HPV

Tech - Popular Science - Young men have much lower vaccination rates than women, even though the vaccine can also protect them from cancer.
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:13:39 - #cancer #newstidbits

Google will unveil the Pixel 4 and other new hardware on October 15

Tech - TechCrunch - Google will reveal the next Pixel in greater detail at an event happening October 15 in New York, the company confirmed via invites...
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:13:37 - #android #smartphone #pixel4 #newstidbits

Bissell's new Dyson-like vacuum is perfect for people with pets, and it's $100 off on Amazon

Tech - BGR - The Dyson V11 Animal is among the best cordless vacuums you can buy if you have to deal with pet hair. And with a retail price of $600,...
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 14:13:36 - #android #newstidbits

World Alzheimer's Day is September 21st

Justmeans - In recognition of #WorldAlzheimersDay celebrate @_BrightFocus, Alzheimer's and Aging Research...
Tue, 17 Sep 2019 13:13:24 - #alzheimer #dementia #newstidbits

Smart Lighting as Guard Dog

Life - The Wirecutter
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:05:32 - #newstidbits

Nissan's Leaf follow-up will become its best-selling electric model

Tech - Digital Trends - Nissan is preparing to release a futuristic, high-tech electric crossover positioned as a more-spacious alternative to the Leaf....
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:05:27 - #newstidbits

LastPass fixes bug that could let malicious websites extract your last used password

Tech - The Verge - LastPass has patched a bug that would have allowed a malicious website to extract a previous...
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 13:05:25 - #lastpass #newstidbits

The Kancamagus Highway | The Ultimate New Hampshire Fall Foliage Drive

Life - New England Today - As soon as the calendar flips to September, New Englanders start thinking about their favorite fall activities, with "leaf-peeping"...
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:37:59 - #newstidbits

12 Best Foods For Arthritis

Life - Better After 50 - Although there is no diet cure for arthritis, certain foods have been shown...
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:37:58 - #diabetes #newstidbits

Not So Dead After All

Life - ESA-Hubble POW - Many of the best-loved galaxies in the cosmos are remarkably large, close, massive, bright, or beautiful, often with an unusual...
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:37:57 - #newstidbits

You've got a job--Now What?

Life - Psychology Today - How to manage your money once you've started earning it
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:37:56 - #newstidbits

Cranky Old Men

Life - Psychology Today - Speaking the truth is one pathway to humor. When it's done by revealing the absurd, it's particularly impressive.
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:13:38 - #newstidbits

Three Habits That Can Leave You Emotionally Exhausted

Life - Psychology Today - Are these thinking habits affecting your emotional health?
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:13:37 - #newstidbits

Beekeeper raises $45M Series B to become the 'Slack for non-desk employees'

Tech - TechCrunch - Beekeeper, the Switzerland and U.S.-based startup that provides a mobile-first communications platform for employers that need to...
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:13:24 - #samsung #newstidbits

Demand for Apple's iPhone 11 appears to be good, especially the new colors

Tech - Mashable - Apple's iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max went up for pre-order on Friday. Apple won't share any official sales data...
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:13:22 - #iphone11 #newstidbits

Drone pilot races a roller coaster for awesome action footage

Tech - Digital Trends - Watch this amazing drone pilot skillfully keep up with a roller coaster, weaving in and out of its supporting structure while...
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 12:13:20 - #drones #newstidbits

What The Trendsetters Say About How We Will Pay Next Decade

Media - - Sheep are not natural-born leaders.
If they were, they wouldn't need border collies or sheepherders to make sure that they didn't...
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:35:22 - #wearables #cybersecurity #smartphone #newstidbits

Data Breach Leaks 198M Car Buyers' Personal Data

Media - - A massive data breach has compromised the records of 198 million car buyers.
Jeremiah Fowler, a senior security researcher at Security...
Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:13:13 - #cybersecurity #newstidbits

Al Roker just got back from Greenland, and he's horrified by what he saw there

FastCompany - As part of NBC's upcoming "Climate in Crisis" programming week and the launch of its new Climate Unit, Roker watched NASA track melting glaciers...
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 21:31:15 - #nasa #newstidbits

Author JK Rowling Makes Huge Gift for MS Research

U.S. News - Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has made a substantial donation for research into treatment of multiple sclerosis at a center named after her...
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 21:31:13 - #ms #newstidbits

Scientists Rethink Alzheimer's, Diversifying the Drug Search

U.S. News - Scientists are exploring novel ways to attack Alzheimer's in the wake of a string of disappointing drug failures.
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 21:31:12 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

Brad Pitt to Speak with NASA Astronaut on Space Station about Artemis Program

Military - NASA - As NASA prepares to send the first woman and next man to the Moon by 2024 under the Artemis program, Brad Pitt is playing an astronaut...
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 21:14:03 - #nasa #newstidbits

How the eyes might be windows to the risk of Alzheimer's disease

Life - Neuroscience News - Adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a precursor to Alzheimer's disease, have greater pupil dilation when taking...
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 21:14:02 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

David Ortiz to hospital staff after being shot: 'Please don't let me die. I have four children.'

Media - USATODAY - News Top Stories - Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz detailed the fear he experienced in the aftermath of being shot in the...
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 20:13:21 - #redsox #newstidbits

Biogen scraps two late-stage Alzheimer's trials

Media - Reuters - Health - Biogen Inc and partner Eisai Co Ltd said on Friday they would abandon two late-stage trials testing experimental Alzheimer's...
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 20:13:20 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

Elizabeth Warren: Boost Social Security by taxing the richest 2%

Think - Big Think - Warren published a Medium post on Thursday outlining a plan to increase Social Security benefits by $200 per month, if she's elected...
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 20:13:18 - #retirement #newstidbits

Massive Swarms of Migrating Dragonflies Are So Large They're Popping Up on Weather Radar

Life - Mental Floss - Though scientists know the insects migrate south in the fall, there are still unanswered questions about the swarms.
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 20:13:17 - #newstidbits

Tropical Storm Humberto dumps rain on hurricane-hit Bahamas

Life - - Tropical Storm Humberto lashed the Bahamas with rain and wind on Saturday, possibly slowing down relief efforts in the wake of the...
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 20:13:16 - #hurricane #newstidbits

How Mister Rogers Used King Friday to Make Friday the 13th Less Scary for Kids

Life - Mental Floss - King Friday might be king of Calendarland, but Mister Rogers is definitely the king of understanding kids.
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 20:13:15 - #newstidbits

MIT scientists just created the blackest black ever

Tech - BGR - When it comes to paint, not all shades of black are the same. You can pick up a can of flat black spray paint at the hardware store and...
Sun, 15 Sep 2019 16:34:20 - #newstidbits

What multilingual nuns can tell us about dementia

Life - Neuroscience News - While being multilingual did not delay the onset of dementia for those at risk, nuns who spoke four or more languages were...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:13:24 - #dementia #newstidbits

Income Annuities Take Risk Out of Retirement

Life - Kiplinger - When used properly, annuities provide invaluable security, so why aren't more people going for them? A new Brookings Institution...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 23:13:23 - #retirement #newstidbits

Tiny bubbles in your body could be better at fighting cancer than chemotherapy

Tech - Digital Trends - New research suggests that tiny bubbles that already exist in our body might potentially be used to treat cancer - and work...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:34:54 - #cancer #newstidbits

He went missing 22 years ago. Then someone saw his car in a pond on Google Maps.

Tech - Mashable - A missing persons case from 1997 has been solved thanks to Google Maps.
While looking at satellite imagery provided in the app, a...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 22:34:53 - #newstidbits

Alex Trebek launches Season 36 of 'Jeopardy!' after cancer diagnosis: 'I'm still here'

Media - USATODAY - News Top Stories - Alex Trebek, who said in March he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, launched a new season Monday...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:36:08 - #cancer #newstidbits

Colorectal cancer becoming more common at younger ages

Media - Reuters - Health - Rates of early-onset colon cancer are rising in many high-income countries even as rates among older adults hold steady or...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:13:23 - #cancer #newstidbits

The Most Beautiful Places in Vermont

Life - New England Today - When you go looking for the most beautiful places in Vermont, you may be disappointed if what you seek is grandeur - sights...
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 15:13:17 - #newstidbits