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Bigger Isn't Always Better: 5 Ways Smaller Homes Can Save You Money

Life - The Penny Hoarder - No, you don't need to adjust your glasses.
The average size of new homes in the U.S. is getting smaller, reports the...
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:13:26 - #newstidbits

Eye Test Could Predict Alzheimer's Years Before Symptoms Appear

Life - Neuroscience News - Researchers report the retina may provide clues as to those at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. A new study reports...
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:13:25 - #newstidbits

Lifehacker's Guide to the 2017 Total Eclipse of the Sun

Life - Lifehacker - Where will you be when the moon totally blocks out the sun this Monday, August 21? Whether you're within the path of totality or...
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:13:24 - #newstidbits

Freeze Tomatoes to Preserve Them Easily

Life - Lifehacker - A good tomato is a terrible thing to waste, but canning can seem like such a sweaty chore. Luckily, The Kitchn has a quick and super...
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:13:23 - #newstidbits

Atlas V Rocket and TDRS-M

Life - NASA Image of the day - As the Sun rises at Space Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, a United Launch Alliance...
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:13:22 - #nasa #ula #newstidbits

Forget Special Glasses-For the Best Views of the Eclipse You Just Need a DIY Pinhole

Life - Lifehacker - I was in middle school the last time a major solar eclipse passed over my hometown. Some teachers supplied us with glasses and...
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:13:21 - #newstidbits

American Express is Hiring People to Work From Home for $15+ per Hour

Life - The Penny Hoarder - Looking for part-time work?
That you can do remotely?
With a well-known, reputable company?
Check, check and...
Sat, 19 Aug 2017 01:13:20 - #newstidbits

This live map shows lightning strikes all over the world in real-time

BGR - Everyone loves a good thunderstorm, but they can be hard to come by depending on where you live. If seeing a storm unfold as it happens sounds...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:13:31 - #newstidbits

How to photograph the solar eclipse: The only guide you need

Popular Science - There's a lot of information out there and not all of it is good.

Yes, you need to be careful. No, you probably shouldn't buy...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:13:30 - #newstidbits

Productivity Lessons from the Giants: Zuckerberg, Gates, Nadella, and Buffett

Life - Lifehack
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:13:15 - #newstidbits

The secret to living longer may be your social life | Susan Pinker

Life - TEDTalks Videos - The Italian island of Sardinia has more than six times as many centenarians as the mainland and ten times as many as North...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:13:14 - #newstidbits

How to Negotiate a Cheaper Cell Phone Plan

Life - Lifehacker - This month, we challenged you to save money on your cell phone bill by switching to a cheaper plan . This doesn't necessarily mean...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 20:13:13 - #newstidbits

"Bing is bigger than you think," Microsoft boasts, at 33% of US searches

Ars Technica - It turns out that "But nobody uses Bing!" isn't actually true.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:13:02 - #microsoft #newstidbits

Are you really ready to retire?

CNN - Top Stories - Before you retire, make sure that you're not only financially prepared, but that you're also ready to make the social transition from the work-a-day...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:37:19 - #retirement #newstidbits

Haunted by Legacy, Red Sox Owner Wants to Rename Yawkey Way

U.S. News - The Boston Red Sox's owner John Henry told the Boston Herald that he is "haunted" by the racist legacy of former owner Tom Yawkey and that he...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:37:09 - #redsox #newstidbits

Your Kids Want Your Money: How to Juggle Retirement, College and Wedding Expectations

U.S. News - Giving kids extra cash as they transition into adulthood could put your future in jeopardy.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:37:07 - #retirement #newstidbits

9 Ways to Maximize Your Retirement

U.S. News - Learn how to avail yourself of the opportunity to make the most out of each day.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:37:06 - #retirement #newstidbits

Aretha Franklin Set to Move Back to Detroit for Retirement

U.S. News - Aretha Franklin is set to retire in her hometown of Detroit and plans to open a nightclub in the city.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:37:05 - #retirement #newstidbits

Americans are buying more food at Walmart

Denver Post - The retailer on Thursday said food sales had grown to their highest level in five years, as Walmart expands its grocery business in stores and...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:13:56 - #newstidbits

White House disbands another advisory council, this one on infrastructure

Denver Post - A White House advisory council on infrastructure Thursday became the latest casualty of the pique of business leaders over President Donald Trump's...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:13:54 - #newstidbits

Police in Luxembourg are ready to use Tesla's Model S as a patrol vehicle

BGR - After the Los Angeles Police Department flirted with the idea of adding a slew of Model S vehicles to its fleet, the Grand Ducal Police in Luxembourg...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:13:51 - #newstidbits

The Business Fallout from Charlottesville

Think - Knowledge@Wharton - A public rift has opened between Donald Trump and CEOs upset by his comments following the white supremacist rally in Charlottesvile....
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:14:02 - #newstidbits

Got The Gray Hair Blues?

Life - Better After 50 - My mother's hair faded from black to gray gradually during my early adulthood. It was never a topic of conversation. She...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:13:58 - #newstidbits

Adventures in Scotland: Riding the Jacobite Steam train

Life - Points with a Crew - As I have mentioned a few times, my parents are in the midst of a trip to Scotland. During the trip, my parents have been...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:13:57 - #newstidbits

Too Much Salt Puts Added Stress on Heart

Life - CardioSmart - A recent study confirms that consuming more than 3,700 mg of sodium daily taxes the heart.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:13:56 - #newstidbits

Your Insurance Premiums Could Be Huge Next Year, and Here's Why

Life - Lifehacker - This week, the White House announced that the government would indeed make this month's required payments to health insurance companies...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:13:55 - #newstidbits

Lawsuit: Poland Spring Dried Up 50+ Years Ago, We're Drinking Groundwater

Life - The Penny Hoarder - If you're willing to shell out for bottled water from a natural spring, this lawsuit has disappointing news for you.
...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:13:54 - #newstidbits

Weight Gain in Middle Age Contributes to Increased Risk for Heart Failure

Life - CardioSmart - Gaining just 5% of body weight can affect heart structure and function.
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:13:53 - #newstidbits

A practical way to help the homeless find work and safety | Richard J. Berry

Life - TEDTalks Videos - When Richard J. Berry, the mayor of Albuquerque, saw a man on a street corner holding a cardboard sign that read "Want a job,"...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:13:52 - #newstidbits

Recently Discovered Protein Controls Appetite and Body Fat Composition

Life - Neuroscience News - NPGL, a recently discovered protein, influences fat storage in the human body, even when on a calorie restricted diet. Researchers...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:13:51 - #newstidbits

Gallup Vault: Americans Not Keen on A-Bomb During Korean War

Life - Gallup Headlines - Despite facing stiffer resistance from North Korea than expected at the start of the Korean War, Americans rejected using...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:13:49 - #newstidbits

$10/Month MoviePass Lets You See a Movie Every Day. Enjoy it While You Can

Life - The Penny Hoarder - How much does it cost to go to the movies where you live? Probably $10, maybe $13 for a regular old 2-D movie, right?
...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:13:48 - #newstidbits

7 principles for building better cities | Peter Calthorpe

Life - TEDTalks Videos - More than half of the world's population already lives in cities, and another 2.5 billion people are projected to move to urban...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:13:47 - #newstidbits

Jupiter: A New Point of View

Life - NASA Image of the day - This striking Jovian vista was created by citizen scientists
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:13:46 - #nasa #newstidbits

The future of caregiving: High demand, scarce workers

Life - RetirementRevised - If you are hovering around retirement age today, you will be closing in on your eighties in the year 2030. With any luck,...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:13:45 - #retirement #newstidbits

Carrier Donates More Than 500 Air Conditioning and Heating Systems to Habitat for Humanity

Justmeans - NFL Pro Bowler and philanthropist Warrick Dunn joins Carrier in Atlanta to celebrate the ductless home comfort system donation to Habitat for...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:13:44 - #utc #newstidbits

New Medicare cards a lone bright spot in identity-theft battle

Life - RetirementRevised - Older Americans are especially vulnerable to scams and identity theft, and Medicare is doing something about it. Seniors...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:13:42 - #retirement #newstidbits

How to Avoid the Salary History Question - and What You Should Say Instead

Life - The Penny Hoarder - It's standard practice for some employers to ask job candidates about their salary history during the interview process....
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:39:19 - #newstidbits

Google Calendar Getting Material Design Makeover

Chrome Unboxed - In what is perhaps the most overdue makeover in history, it looks like Google Calendar will finally be getting the overhaul it has needed for...
Fri, 18 Aug 2017 14:39:18 - #newstidbits

The Latest: Cuomo Wants Confederate Names off NYC Streets

U.S. News - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it's time for the U.S. Army to rename two streets named for Confederate generals on an Army base in Brooklyn.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:41:27 - #usarmy #newstidbits

Should You Sell Your Business Before You Retire?

U.S. News - Selling a small business can boost your retirement savings, but negotiating the sale can be tricky.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:41:26 - #retirement #newstidbits

Cell cycle-blocking drugs can shrink tumors by enlisting immune system in attack on cancer, study finds

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute - In the brief time that drugs known as CDK4/6 inhibitors have been approved for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, doctors have made a...
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:41:09 - #newstidbits

Google Home can now make phone calls in the US and Canada

The Verge - Google is rolling out a long-awaited feature for its Google Home smart speaker today: voice calling. The company just announced that Home users...
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:40:57 - #newstidbits

Five cool science experiments happening during the total solar eclipse

The Verge - Next week's total solar eclipse isn't just a chance to see a cool natural phenomenon, it's a rare opportunity for all kinds of science experiments....
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:40:56 - #newstidbits

Denver's no longer in last place for mobile data speeds. Yay?

Denver Post - Good news Denver! We're no longer in last place for mobile speeds. Then again, we're still in the bottom 20 out of the 125 most populated U.S....
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:40:48 - #newstidbits

Denver hopes 300 new charging stations will accelerate switch to electric cars

Denver Post - Denver is pressing ahead on its promise to help make Paris climate agreement cuts in heat-trapping greenhouse gas pollution by accelerating a...
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:40:47 - #newstidbits

Red Mountain home listed for $14.95 million comes with panoramic views, dazzling amenities

Denver Post - It's not every day that a panoramic mountain view punches you in the gut and takes your breath away. That is, unless you live in an opulent manor...
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:40:46 - #newstidbits

AMC Cinemas weighs blocking $10-a-month moviepass film deal

Denver Post - AMC Entertainment Holdings, the world's largest theater chain, is weighing legal action against MoviePass over its low-cost cinema subscription,...
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:13:27 - #newstidbits

America's craft breweries are on an environmental crusade

Popular Science - Beer gets green.

Craft brewers across the country are finding innovative ways to guard the water,...
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:13:26 - #newstidbits

How alternative cancer therapies kill you

Popular Science - Chemotherapy is brutal, but crucial.

A cancer diagnosis is frightening. But that doesn't mean denial is the answer.
Thu, 17 Aug 2017 12:13:25 - #newstidbits