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Stop Being Scared: 2 Simple, Safe Ways for Millennials to Start Investing

The Penny Hoarder - This study exposes exactly why millennials aren't investing. If you're feeling iffy, here's how to start investing today -- without much risk.
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:34:22 - #newstidbits

4 TED Talks That Will Make You Want to Exercise

Productivity Theory - Everyone knows exercise means great outcomes for your mind and body. Not only does it help build muscles and get your heart pumping, but it also...
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 02:13:04 - #newstidbits

Hubble Uses Gravitational Lens to Capture Disk Galaxy

NASA Image of the Day - By combining the power of a "natural lens" in space with the capability of NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers made a surprising discovery-the...
Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:33:34 - #newstidbits

To ease lower back pain, yoga might be just as good as physical therapy

Popular Science - And a heck of a lot cheaper.

Gentle yoga might be able to ease chronic lower back pain just as well as physical therapy.
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:13:48 - #newstidbits

The lone star tick can make you allergic to meat, and that's not even the worst of it

Popular Science - The tick's territory is spreading.

As if ticks weren't horrifying enough already, now they can give you allergies-or worse....
Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:13:47 - #newstidbits

How to Make an Open Office Floor Plan Work

Gallup Headlines - Open office floor plans are effective when they keep in mind human nature and employees' needs.
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:14:17 - #newstidbits

In US, 10.2% of LGBT Adults Now Married to Same-Sex Spouse

Gallup Headlines - Two years after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, 10.2% of LGBT Americans are now married to a same-sex partner, up from 7.9% before...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:14:16 - #newstidbits

World Report on How People's Lives Are Going

Gallup Headlines - Gallup's 2017 Global Emotions Report quantifies how the world is feeling.
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:14:15 - #newstidbits

Gallup Vault: Americans Slow to Back Interracial Marriage

Gallup Headlines - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 50 years ago that state laws against interracial marriage were unconstitutional. But as that case was wending its...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:14:14 - #newstidbits

Rocky Flats Made Nukes. Then It Made A Mess. Now It's About To Become A Public Park.

Denver - The Huffington Post - Plutonium, named for the Roman god of the underworld and the dwarf planet at the edge of the solar system, is one of the...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:14:06 - #newstidbits

A celebration of natural hair | Cheyenne Cochrane

TEDTalks - Video - Cheyenne Cochrane explores the role that hair texture has played in the history of being black in America -- from the heat straightening products...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:14:05 - #newstidbits

Why design should include everyone | Sinead Burke

TEDTalks - Video - Sinead Burke is acutely aware of details that are practically invisible to many of us. At 105 centimeters (or 3' 5") tall, the designed world...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:14:04 - #newstidbits

30 percent of Colorado voters 50 and older support House-passed health care bill, AARP survey finds

Denver Post - Roughly three in 10 likely voters in Colorado age 50 or older support the U.S. House-passed version of the American Health Care Act, according...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:13:55 - #newstidbits

Ron Howard is taking over the Han Solo standalone film

The Verge - In June, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced that Phil Lord and Christopher Miller had stepped down as directors for the upcoming...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:13:51 - #newstidbits

In a Montana town, a record-breaking 103-degree swing in 24 hours

Popular Science - Loma's weather in January 1972 is a fascinating exemplar of sudden temperature spikes and drops.

In many parts of the U.S.,...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:13:49 - #newstidbits

Amazon Could Lower Whole Foods' Prices. Here's How to Save in the Meantime

The Penny Hoarder - Love Whole Foods -- but hate how much you end up spending? Here's how to save money at Whole Foods every time you shop organic...
This was originally...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:13:48 - #newstidbits

How Losing Sleep Makes You Gain Weight

Productivity Theory - After staying up too late on more than one occasion, you may have noticed an upward trend on the scale. It's not your imagination. Studies suggest...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 18:13:42 - #newstidbits

The White Cliffs of 'Rover'

NASA Image of the Day - This image was acquired by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on April...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:34:38 - #newstidbits

Centennial-based Boom Supersonic's new airplane and other cool, quirky things at the Paris Air Show

Denver Post - There are flying cars and Concorde's would-be supersonic successor, a company offering to deliver cargo to the Moon - for a mere $1.2 million...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:35:11 - #newstidbits

Colorado approves plan for Xcel Energy to modernize its power grid and recoup costs

Denver Post - State regulators on Wednesday approved a plan for Xcel Energy Colorado to upgrade its power grid -- including the installation of smart meters...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:35:10 - #newstidbits

Gas prices are right about where they were when N'Sync was popular

Denver Post - Gas prices are hitting lows at the start of the summer driving season, a time when increased demand typically bumps up the cost of gas.
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:35:09 - #newstidbits

Denver passes 30-million visitor mark for first time

Denver Post - Denver played host to 31.5 million visitors last year, with 17.3 million spending at least one night here, once again setting new tourism records,...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:35:08 - #newstidbits

Amazon will start selling Nike shoes directly for the first time

The Verge - Amazon and Nike have partnered to help the apparel maker sell its shoes on the e-commerce giant's website as a way to curb counterfeiting, according...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:13:22 - #maker #newstidbits

Are you forgetful? That's just your brain erasing useless memories

The Verge - Most of us think "perfect" memory means never forgetting, but maybe forgetting actually helps us navigate a world that is random and ever-changing....
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:13:20 - #ai #newstidbits

Parkinson's is Partly an Autoimmune Disease

Neuroscience News - T cells may be tricked into thinking dopamine neurons are foreign due to the build up of damaged alpha-synuclein, a new study reports.
The post...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:13:18 - #newstidbits

Breastfeeding May Reduce Mother's Heart Attack and Stroke Risk

Neuroscience News - Study reports breastfeeding significantly reduces a woman's risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke compared to those who did not breastfeed...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:13:17 - #newstidbits

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Preserves Memory and Protects Brain Against Alzheimer's

Neuroscience News - Extra virgin olive oil can reduce neuroinflammation and activates autophagy, helping to protect memories and stave off dementia, a new study...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:13:16 - #newstidbits

Amazon says Echo Show will connect to Nest, Ring and other security cameras via Alexa

GeekWire - Amazon this morning is announcing the first home-monitoring and security cameras that will be compatible with the new $230 Echo Show, aiming...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:13:15 - #newstidbits

NASA enlists citizen scientists to widen its view of totality during solar eclipse

GeekWire - Scientists are gearing up to gather data from the solar eclipse on Aug. 21, but the most crucial observations can be made during only two minutes...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:35:45 - #nasa #newstidbits

Amazon Announces the Best Books of 2017 (So Far) News - (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced its selections for Best Books of the Year So Far, naming Arundhati Roy's...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:35:43 - #newstidbits

The Curiosity rover and other spacecraft are learning to think for themselves

Popular Science - Autonomous science-bots will make it easier to explore our solar system ... and beyond.

Smarter spacecraft can help us explore...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:35:40 - #newstidbits

Climate change will make your coffee cost more and taste worse

Popular Science - Over half of Ethiopia's crop is in peril, and the same goes for other coffee-producing countries.

It's hard to notice gradually...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:35:39 - #newstidbits

10 Ways to Get Clothes for Your Kids Without Spending a Cent

The Penny Hoarder - Children are constantly growing, and so are their clothing needs (and costs). Well, not anymore! Save by getting clothes for your kids for free...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:35:38 - #newstidbits

Don't Have Air Conditioning? 8 Clever Tricks to Stay Cool This Summer

The Penny Hoarder - The heat wave that's raising temperatures around the U.S. might have you wishing you'd sprung for a place with central air. Here's how to stay...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:35:36 - #newstidbits

Staples is Looking for Part-Time Tech Services Agents to Work From Home

The Penny Hoarder - Staples is looking for tech-minded people to fill part-time work-from-home jobs. Earning a paycheck from the comfort of your couch? That was...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:35:35 - #newstidbits

Love Don't Cost a Thing: 11 Cheap Date Ideas for Cash-Strapped Parents

The Penny Hoarder - Fitting in quality time with your significant other can be a challenge when you have kids. Try these fun, cheap date ideas for an afternoon or...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:35:34 - #newstidbits

This Marine Tech Pays $24/Month for a Smartphone. Here's His Story

The Penny Hoarder - This Florida man only pays $24/month for his smart phone service by using Twigby, a discount wireless carrier. Here's how it works...
This was...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:35:33 - #newstidbits

5 Breathing Techniques to Help You Sleep

Productivity Theory - Sleep. It's the sweet serenity you can always rely on at the end of the day. It's the place you go to rejuvenate your mind and your body. It's...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 13:35:32 - #newstidbits

Visualization of the August 21, 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

NASA Image of the Day - On August 21, 2017, the Earth will cross the shadow of the moon, creating a total solar eclipse. Eclipses happen about every six months, but...
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:34:19 - #newstidbits

A Sundial that Shows Solstice

Astronomy Picture of the Day - What day is it?
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:34:18 - #newstidbits

Tesla enthusiasts set hypermiling record after driving Model S 560 miles on a single charge

The Verge - Two people in Belgium have set a new "hypermiling" record for the Tesla Model S, after driving the car for 901.2 km (about 560 miles) on a single...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:13:09 - #newstidbits

35 Percent of Baby Boomers Have Switched Doctors in the Past Two Years

Business Wire: Software - Twenty percent of boomer patients are somewhat likely to change physicians in the next few years, following findings that 35 percent have already...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:14:19 - #boomer #newstidbits

Culture can Make or Break a Technology Company

SiliconHills - Creating a great company culture isn't just about having perks like free lunches,...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:14:13 - #newstidbits

How a 15-year-old coder balances her work and life

VentureBeat - dev - Keila Banks is only 15 years old, but she has a good message on work-life balance, and she's running with it. Banks gave a motivational talk...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:14:12 - #newstidbits

Here are 5 Keys To Become An Influential Leader

Austin Startup - Your team is a reflection of you as the leader. If you are an amazing leader, then your team will have an opportunity to be amazing. If you are...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:14:00 - #newstidbits

Middle-Class Identification in US at Pre-Recession Levels

Gallup Headlines - About six in 10 Americans see themselves as upper-middle or middle class, with most of the rest identifying as working or lower class. Middle-class...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:13:59 - #newstidbits

Terrorism Fears Drive More in US to Avoid Crowds

Gallup Headlines - A record high 38% of Americans say the threat of terrorism makes them less willing to attend events with large crowds, and 46% say they are less...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:13:58 - #newstidbits

Multitasking: Why Do We Do It?

IEEE Spectrum - We complain about split attention, but why then do we embrace distraction?
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:36:45 - #newstidbits

You have to be over 55-years-old to work for this tech start-up

Denver Post - South Korea's EverYoung, a technology services firm based in downtown Seoul, is always looking for good employees. But sorry, millennials, you...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:36:44 - #newstidbits

Cheering the first day of summer? Not in Phoenix as temps hit 119

Denver Post - The first day of summer brought some of the worst heat the Southwest U.S. has seen in years, forcing flights to be canceled, straining the power...
Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:36:43 - #newstidbits