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What to Know About Your Thyroid

U.S. News - Your thyroid gland is a little gland with a big job.
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 14:13:07 - #newstidbits

Boeing 777X airliner makes delayed maiden flight

gizmag - After several delays due to bad weather, Boeing's 777X has successfully completed its maiden flight. On January 25, 2020, the latest version...
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:36:52 - #boeing #newstidbits

Kobe Bryant helicopter crash puts spotlight on Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky S-76B, investigations underway

Media - USATODAY - News Top Stories - Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky, whose helicopter crashed and killed former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant on Sunday, pledged...
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:13:34 - #sikorsky #lockheedmartin #newstidbits

Education, Disrupted

Think - MIT Sloan Management Review - Employers are confronting sizable skills gaps in all parts of their...
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:13:33 - #ibm #cloud #aws #retirement #salesforce #ai #acquisition #newstidbits

Best 5 New England Spa Resorts

Life - New England Today - Spas dot the New England landscape, but only an elite few are truly transformative destinations that also have all the playful...
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:13:31 - #newstidbits

Nearly One in Four in U.S. Have Cut Back on Eating Meat

Life - Gallup Headlines - Nearly one in four Americans (23%) report eating less meat in the past year than they have previously, with the highest rates...
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:13:30 - #newstidbits

What You Look for in a Neighbourhood

Life - Better After 50 - I went home to visit my mother recently in New Jersey. She's 88 and lives in one of those vast, American, multiplex retirement...
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:13:29 - #retirement #newstidbits

Americans' Take on the U.S. Is Improved, but Still Mixed

Life - Gallup Headlines - Americans are far from content with the nation's state of affairs, but their average satisfaction with 27 issues tracked since...
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:13:28 - #newstidbits

Bars and Baby Stars

Life - ESA-Hubble POW - The galaxy depicted in this Picture of the Week is a barred spiral known as NGC 7541, seen here as viewed by the NASA/ESA Hubble...
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:13:27 - #newstidbits

LA tech industry mourns Kobe Bryant

Tech - TechCrunch - The Los Angeles startup community is joining the rest of the world in mourning the death of NBA superstar, entrepreneur and investor...
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:13:26 - #newstidbits

Microsoft Health Exec Calls For More Transparency Of Patient Data

Media - - Peter Lee, corporate vice president of Microsoft Healthcare, wants to make sure patients have access to their healthcare records.
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:13:20 - #microsoft #newstidbits

Grocery Stores Shutter In-Store Pharmacies

Media - - Supermarket pharmacy counters are closing across the U.S. as they struggle to keep customers coming back.
The move, happening in...
Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:13:19 - #newstidbits

A Look at Some of Kobe Byrant's Career Highlights

U.S. News - Former NBA All-Star Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash Sunday morning in California.
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 23:13:31 - #newstidbits

Colorado unemployment rate reaches historic low of 2.5%

Media - The Denver Post - Colorado's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate reached a historic low of 2.5% in December, according to a monthly update...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 23:13:30 - #robotics #ai #newstidbits

Why does behavior deteriorate in dementia?

Life - Psychology Today - The new parts of the brain that evolved for social cooperation break down in dementia, leading to behavioral problems including...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 23:13:29 - #dementia #newstidbits

Lithium may halt Alzheimer's progression

Life - Neuroscience News - More commonly associated with treating bipolar disorder, microdoses of lithium may halt the progression of Alzheimer's disease.
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 23:13:27 - #alzheimer #newstidbits

How This Boomer Made Peace with Traveling with Millennials

Life - Reader's Digest - Boomers vs. Millennials
I travel occasionally for my job as a freelance writer, and I've noticed a trend. The people I meet...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 23:13:26 - #boomer #newstidbits

12 Password Mistakes That Hackers Hope You'll Make

Life - Reader's Digest - Common mistakes, big problems

Password hacking is in the news with alarming regularity. Recently, thousands of Disney+ customers...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 23:13:25 - #cybersecurity #newstidbits

Sundance: In Miss Americana, Taylor Swift demotes the Internet

Tech - TechCrunch - In nearly a decade of attending Sundance, I've never seen a scene like the premiere of the documentary Miss Americana, detailing...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 23:13:19 - #android #newstidbits

How to tell if your smartphone battery needs to be replaced

Tech - Digital Trends - We've rounded up some helpful hints to help you tell whether your smartphone battery needs replacing.
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 23:13:18 - #smartphone #newstidbits

A Patient's Guide to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, or ALS

U.S. News - Here's everything you need to know about the neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:35:47 - #brain #newstidbits

5 Ways to Improve Your Retirement Finances in 2020

U.S. News - Try these strategies to boost your retirement investments in the new year.
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:35:46 - #retirement #newstidbits

Chocolate Maker Russell Stover to Shutter Colorado Factory

Life - 5280 Magazine - The candy company with roots in Denver is consolidating facilities and closing its Montrose plant, cutting hundreds of Western...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:13:29 - #maker #newstidbits

How Artificial Intelligence Helps Diagnose Skin Cancer

Life - WebMD - Artificial intelligence (AI) is ramping up how dermatologists diagnose skin conditions, even serious cancers like melanoma.
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:13:28 - #ai #newstidbits

New Insight On Preventing Dementia

Life - Psychology Today - We know more about preventing dementia than you may think. We're just not asking the right people the right questions.
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:13:26 - #dementia #newstidbits

Smart Fitness

Life - WebMD - From apps that automatically adjust your workout when you're sore to pants that help you nail your yoga pose, artificial intelligence...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:13:25 - #ai #newstidbits

Impeachment From the American Public's Perspective

Life - Gallup Headlines - Support for the Senate conviction of Donald Trump is highly correlated with his approval rating, as was the case for Bill...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:13:24 - #newstidbits

A single number helps Stanford data scientists find most dangerous cancer cells

Life - EurekAlert - Biomedical data scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that the number of genes a cell uses to make...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:13:23 - #cancer #newstidbits

Ready to Retire? Not Until You've Done These 3 Things

Life - Kiplinger - To protect yourself from surprises, here are three steps to take, starting at 10 years before retirement, five years before and finally...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:13:22 - #retirement #newstidbits

Why eating yogurt may help lessen the risk of breast cancer

Life - EurekAlert - One of the causes of breast cancer may be inflammation triggered by harmful bacteria suggest researchers. Scientists advise consuming...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:13:21 - #cancer #newstidbits

U.S. Satisfaction Surpasses 40% for First Time Since 2005

Life - Gallup Headlines - The 41% of Americans who are satisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. is the highest since July 2005.
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:13:20 - #newstidbits

In U.S., Library Visits Outpaced Trips to Movies in 2019

Life - Gallup Headlines - Of nine leisure activities, visiting a library is the one Americans did most frequently in the past year, followed by attending...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:13:19 - #newstidbits

Certain personality traits in high school may lower dementia risk five decades later

Life - Neuroscience News - Your personality traits as a teen may predict your risk of developing dementia 50 years later. Teens who were more energetic...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:13:18 - #dementia #newstidbits

Discover Artist Whitney Wood's Playful, Modernist Home Accents

Life - 5280 Magazine - The Golden-based maker coaxes wood (and a bit of macrame) into functional and fun art for the home.
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 22:13:17 - #maker #newstidbits

China is building an entire hospital in a week to treat virus outbreak patients

Tech - BGR - The coronavirus outbreak that began in China weeks ago is now growing by the hour. The tally of infected individuals has skyrocketed in...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 21:37:21 - #newstidbits

There's a new FedEx text message scam that you need to know about

Tech - BGR - The hard part about avoiding dangerous online and mobile scams is that scammers have become much more sophisticated in recent years. Whether...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 21:14:27 - #phishing #newstidbits

DirecTV is moving one of its satellites to a safer orbit over fears of explosion

Tech - The Verge - DirecTV fears that one of its satellites in orbit might blow up soon, and it's gearing up to move...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 21:14:26 - #boeing #newstidbits

A DirecTV satellite could explode in space because of a battery issue

Tech - Digital Trends - A DirectTV satellite might explode in space, and if it does, it could take other satellites down with it.
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 21:14:23 - #newstidbits

AI Technology Could Transform The Way We Diagnose Prostate Cancer

Media - Electronics Maker - Artificial intelligence has been making some big leaps in the medical world. A new study published in The Lancet Oncology...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 21:14:20 - #maker #ai #machinelearning #cancer #newstidbits

Stanford scientists adapt antiviral treatments to take down cancer

gizmag - Through a mix of advanced science, lateral thinking and a little good fortune, researchers at Stanford University have developed new drugs that...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 21:14:05 - #cancer #newstidbits

Why GitLab's remote workers still do more by staying at home

Enterprise - SiliconANGLE - In the past, remote work may have meant part-time transcribing on a contract basis for a boss you've never seen. Today, it's...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 21:13:56 - #gitlab #newstidbits

Your manager, or 69% of what that person does, will be automated, says Gartner

Enterprise - ZDNet News - Bots, intelligent assistants and automation are going to take over most of what your manager currently does.
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 21:13:55 - #newstidbits

Possum Who Trashed Woman's Office Has Become an Unapologetic Hero

Media - Time - Newsfeed - Among one of the more important developments in dramatic animal incidents bringing a devilish attitude to the internet this...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 20:36:58 - #maker #newstidbits

Living near major roads linked to risk of dementia, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and MS

Life - Neuroscience News - Living less than 50 meters away from a major road, or less than 150 meters away from a highway, increases the risks for dementia,...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 20:36:48 - #parkinsons #alzheimer #brain #dementia #ms #newstidbits

Unexpected connection between gliomas and neurodegenerative diseases

Life - Neuroscience News - Study finds significant expression of the Alzheimer's related Tau protein in glioma cells, especially in patients with better...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 20:36:47 - #alzheimer #brain #newstidbits

U.S. Economic Confidence at Highest Point Since 2000

Life - Gallup Headlines - Americans' confidence in the economy is higher than it's been in two decades. Gallup's Economic Confidence Index is at +40,...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 20:36:46 - #newstidbits

Tom Brady Makes Nearly $1.5 Million Per Hour of Playtime-Which Is Only a Fraction of the NFL's Highest Paid Quarterbacks' Earnings

Life - Mental Floss - The job of an NFL quarterback comes with heaps of high-stakes pressure and even bigger heaps of money.
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 20:36:45 - #newstidbits

Climate crisis: We are the system that needs to change

Life - - Climate change no longer seems just a future threat. In 2019, major fires in Australia, Russia and California burned over 13.5 million...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 20:36:44 - #hurricane #newstidbits

The 15 Best Men's Oxford Shirts

Life - GearMoose - The key to making shopping - and getting dressed - suck less? Curate a wardrobe filled with essential pieces that are fun to wear...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 20:36:43 - #newstidbits

Winter Weekend on Nantucket

Life - New England Today - Just because it's not summer doesn't mean you don't have plenty of reasons to plan a winter weekend on Nantucket! The winter...
Sun, 26 Jan 2020 20:14:08 - #newstidbits