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Dust Off Your Resume: Amazon Will Hire 50,000 People Next Month

Life - The Penny Hoarder - Amazon is delivering (get it?) on an earlier promise to hire 100,000 employees in the next year or so.
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:13:15 - #newstidbits

Haze on the Horizon

NASA Image of the Day - This false-color view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft gazes toward the rings beyond Saturn's sunlit horizon.
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:13:11 - #newstidbits

I'm 60 with little saved what do I need to do to retire?

CNN - Top Stories - It's never too late to improve your chance of having a more secure retirement, but you'll need to put retirement planning at the very top of...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 15:39:48 - #retirement #newstidbits

How to figure out if you can retire early

CNBC-Top Business - Here are the key questions you should ask yourself if you're considering an early retirement.
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:46:36 - #retirement #newstidbits

11 of the Best Fixed-Income Funds to Buy

U.S. News - Bonds are a valuable tool to protect your portfolio from market downturns in retirement.
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:13:28 - #retirement #newstidbits

5 Financial Tasks That Can Be Automated

U.S. News - Transfers to savings accounts, retirement contributions and more can be automated for convenience.
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:13:27 - #retirement #newstidbits

Robots, Race Cars and Weather: Girl Scouts Offer New Badges

U.S. News - Girl Scouts of the USA introduce 23 new badges to further nudge girls as young as 5 to embrace science, engineering, technology and math.
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:47:05 - #robotics #newstidbits

5 Technologies Older Americans Have Embraced

U.S. News - Retirees are increasingly using smartphones and social media.
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 13:47:03 - #retirement #newstidbits

The manipulative tricks tech companies use to capture your attention | Tristan Harris

TEDTalks - Video - A handful of people working at a handful of tech companies steer the thoughts of billions of people every day, says design thinker Tristan Harris....
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:13:13 - #newstidbits

U.S. Confidence in Military Reflects Perceived Competency

Gallup Headlines - Americans' high level of confidence in the military is based on its perceived professionalism and competency, the importance of the job it does,...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:13:12 - #newstidbits

Older Americans Buck Trend of Decreased Homeownership

Gallup Headlines - U.S. homeownership rates are down eight percentage points since 2009, with declines evident among most major demographic groups except older...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:40:51 - #newstidbits

You're not crazy - science proves talking to yourself is great for stress relief

BGR - Do you talk to yourself? If you don't, and you're stressed out, it might be something to consider. New research shows that, despite the stigma...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:40:46 - #newstidbits

New TSA rules require separate screening of all electronics bigger than a cellphone

BGR - The Transportation Security Administration, a multi-billion-dollar government agency that has yet to catch a real live terrorist, is significantly...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:40:45 - #newstidbits

Don't blindly trust companies selling solar eclipse glasses on Amazon

The Verge - On August 21st, a total solar eclipse will pass through the continental United States - traveling from the coasts of Oregon to South Carolina....
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:40:39 - #newstidbits

Colorado Springs-based jumbo airtanker gets approval to fight U.S. wildfires

Denver Post - Federal officials have given a giant airtanker approval to fight wildfires in the U.S., but a lack of contracts currently limits the aircraft...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:40:36 - #newstidbits

United will start flying nonstop from Denver to London in March

Denver Post - United Airlines announced a new nonstop flight from Denver International Airport to London Heathrow Wednesday morning.
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:40:34 - #newstidbits

So long, Coke Zero. Hello Coca-Cola Zero Sugar

Denver Post - Coca-Cola Co. is replacing Coke Zero in the U.S. with another diet soda that tastes more like the original in an effort to hold on to consumers...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:40:33 - #newstidbits

Beer sales are down...especially among the millennials

Denver Post - Thinking of opening a craft brewery or a bar? You might want avoid targeting millennials in your marketing -- and definitely cut back on the...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:40:31 - #newstidbits

You actually can buy happiness-by buying time

Popular Science - Having someone come clean your bathroom? $40. Having more time? Priceless.

Feeling crunched for time? Consider paying someone...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:40:29 - #newstidbits

The Milky Way over Monument Valley

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - You don't have to be at Monument Valley to see the Milky Way arc
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:14:15 - #newstidbits

How to Get Started on a Plant-Based Diet

Life - Lifehacker - Switching to a plant-based diet won't mean you're automatically super healthy. You can eat non-dairy ice cream and frozen veggie...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:14:14 - #newstidbits

Soon Astronauts Will Be Able to Bake Bread in Space

Life - Lifehacker - Eating bread in space is a surprisingly dangerous undertaking: the free-floating crumbs could cause someone to choke, lodge themselves...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:14:12 - #newstidbits

How to Organize Your To-Do List for Maximum Productivity

Life - Productivity Theory - Getting the best out of your to-do list productivity is a challenge when you've a busy life going. The to-do list is...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:14:11 - #newstidbits

A Comprehensive Guide to Ordering Eggs at a Diner

Life - Lifehacker - "How would you like your eggs?" isn't a question that should cause you panic, yet it's possible that you may not be egg-ercising...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:14:10 - #newstidbits

Midlife is the Perfect Time to Learn a Musical Instrument

Life - Better After 50 - "...When Margo Thorning was a high school student in the late 1950s, she liked to play bongo drums while listening to jazz...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:14:09 - #newstidbits

Where Does Debt Go When You Die?

Life - Lifehacker - Unfortunately, your debt can remain alive and well even after you're gone. While this doesn't necessarily mean your kids or your...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:14:08 - #newstidbits

How to Stay Calm During a Turbulent Flight

Life - Lifehacker - Turbulence can range from annoying to downright frightening, and you don't have to be an anxious flyer to get worked up by it. It's...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:14:07 - #newstidbits

The Military Spends More on Viagra Than on Transgender Soldiers' Medical Expenses

Life - Lifehacker - This morning, our president decreed that the military "will not accept or allow" transgender people to serve (fact check: they...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:14:06 - #newstidbits

Why Expensive Oil Is A Waste Of Money

Life - Lifehacker - Blackstone Labs analyzes the contents of used motor oil to check how well engines wear over time. Earlier this month, the lab used...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:14:05 - #newstidbits

Expedition 52 Soyuz Rollout

NASA Image of the Day - The Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft is seen as it is raised into a vertical position on the launch pad at the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, Wednesday,...
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:13:42 - #newstidbits

Even If You Feel Like a Jerk, Don't Let People Kiss Your Newborn

Life - Lifehacker - After noticing that their newborn daughter was so lethargic that she couldn't eat, her parents, Nicole and Shane Sifrit, rushed...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:13:05 - #newstidbits

9 Colleges That Offer Free Tuition So You Can Focus on Studying, Not Debt

Life - The Penny Hoarder - America currently has more than $1.3 trillion of student loan debt. Louisiana's Grambling State University tops...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:13:15 - #newstidbits

The Spark of Innovation Series: Everyday Items are the Seeds of New Technology in Booz Allen's Rapid Prototyping Lab

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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:13:14 - #usarmy #newstidbits

Sea ice, before it's too late

Popular Science - Stunning views of the imperiled Arctic.

After three straight years of declining sea ice cover, NASA launched a supplementary...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:39:17 - #nasa #newstidbits

When Working In Retirement Is The Way To Go

Retirement - Only the Beginning - The right part time employment in retirement can be amazing.
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:13:45 - #retirement #newstidbits

A simple new blood test that can catch cancer early | Jimmy Lin

TEDTalks - Video - Jimmy Lin is developing technologies to catch cancer months to years before current methods. He shares a breakthrough technique that looks for...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:13:44 - #newstidbits

Diabetes Rate Greatest Among Transportation Workers

Gallup Headlines - Transportation workers, followed by farmers/fishers/foresters, have the highest diabetes rate among major occupations. Physicians have the lowest.
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:13:43 - #newstidbits

Record in U.S. Say Smoking, Secondhand Smoke Very Harmful

Gallup Headlines - A large majority of U.S. adults say smoking is very harmful to smokers, while a lesser majority say secondhand smoke is very harmful.
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:13:42 - #newstidbits

Confidence in Economy Remains Slightly Positive in U.S.

Gallup Headlines - Americans continued to express some confidence in the economy last week, with Gallup's U.S. Economic Confidence Index averaging +4. The index...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:13:41 - #newstidbits

Amazon Has More Than 50,000 Jobs Available and Expects to Hire Thousands of Employees at the Nation's Largest Job Fair News - Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced it has more than 50,000 roles available to fill across its U.S. fulfillment...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:13:36 - #newstidbits

Girl Scouts add new STEM badges in robotics, coding, and race car design

The Verge - Today, the Girl Scouts of the USA introduced 23 new badges in the areas of science, technology, engineering, math, and the outdoors. This is...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:40:01 - #robotics #newstidbits

Nikon made a trippy music video as a 100th birthday present to itself

The Verge - Nikon was founded 100 years ago today in Tokyo, and in honor of that fact the corporation has made itself a Wizard of Oz-inspired music video...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:40:00 - #newstidbits

Daniel Craig likely to return as Bond in November 2019

The Verge - It seems that Daniel Craig is coming back for another round as cinema's most famous spy, according to a report from The New York Times. The report...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:39:58 - #newstidbits

How To Prove We Landed On The Moon (Apollo 17)

EE - EEVblog - Dave compares the original Apollo 17 16mm ascent camera footage to the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) photos.
Will footage from...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:39:35 - #newstidbits

FTC to Take a Gander at Amazon's Discount Pricing Practices

Enterprise - E-Commerce Times - The FTC reportedly is looking into Amazon's discount pricing practices in response to a complaint filed by Consumer Watchdog...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:39:33 - #newstidbits

Int Ball Drone Activated on the Space Station

Life - Astronomy Picture of the Day - What if you were followed around by a
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:14:16 - #drones #newstidbits

Toddlers Begin Learning Rules of Reading and Writing at Very Early Age

Life - Neuroscience News - A new study reveals that by the age of three, children are already starting to follow complex rules and patterns that govern...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:14:15 - #newstidbits

This Tool Shows You Exactly What the Eclipse Will Look Like in Your Area

Life - Lifehacker - There's going to be a solar eclipse on August 21, but it's probably too late to book a hotel in the path of totality (where the...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:14:14 - #newstidbits

Lutein May Counter Cognitive Aging

Life - Neuroscience News - People with higher levels of lutein, a nutrient commonly found in kale and eggs, were more cognitively on par with younger...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:14:13 - #newstidbits

Real Leaders Hate Managing People

Life - Lifehack
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 12:14:12 - #newstidbits