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Colorado's Cory Gardner may have found a way to turn a blue state red by co-opting Democrats' tactics—and their message....
From: The Atlantic | By: Molly Ball | Friday, October 31, 2014
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I have been offered a possible role to manage a section of a start up company. I have expertise in the area I would be managing, but I have never negotiated a contract or anything like it in business and I have no idea how it goes. I don't want to work...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Pablito | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Kara Loewentheil (Columbia Law School) has posted Satanists, Scott Walker, & Contraception: A Partial Account of Hobby Lobby's Implications for State Law (Harvard Law & Policy Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:...
From: Legal Theory Blog | By: Lawrence Solum | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Asking users to "like" your Facebook page in exchange for a freebie rarely leads to a long-term relationship. Here are five psychological tactics for creating more sustainable relationships with your followers – the type that keeps bringing returns...
From: Unbounce | By: Pratik Dholakiya | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Sure, Ebola containment suits are apparently a popular Halloween costume this year. We get it: the costume is easy to put together, timely, and some people find it amusing. Yet when they take off their fake hazmat suits (or their incredibly fake sexy...
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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by NinaHave you ever made a decision you knew would change your life? Maybe you’re not sure how you know, but you know. This is big. Life will never be the same. A few years ago, my husband and I made one of those decisions. It was a simple one, yes,...
From: Simple Mom | By: Nina | Friday, October 31, 2014
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The question of "recovery" really boils down to this: how much longer can the top 10% prop up the expansion?A flurry of recent media stories have addressed housing unaffordability, for example Why Middle-Class Americans Can't Afford to Live in Liberal...
From: Of Two Minds | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Friday, October 31, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Big recent moves in these four stocksasuggest the likelihood of continued momentum.a Electronic Artsa the video-game developer, is in a beautiful, two-year rising channel. The stock broke through a key double top on Wednesday,...
From: TheStreet | By: Harry Boxer | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Early voting in Tennessee has begun and many residents have already taken to the polls to cast their ballots for Amendment 1, a highly controversial and extreme anti-choice ballot initiative. Image: Tennessee state capitol via Shutterstock The post SisterReach...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Nina Liss-Schultz | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Instead of claiming that young people take gender equality for granted, we should be recognizing their work for reproductive rights and striving to better support them. Image: Eugenio Marongiu / Shutterstock.com The post Actually, Young People Are Leading...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Erin Matson | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Ten years ago, prescription painkiller dependence swept rural America. As the government cracked down on doctors and drug companies, people went searching for a cheaper, more accessible high. Now, many areas are struggling with an unprecedented heroin...
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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On September 29th, power in Afghanistan changed hands for the first time in 13 years. At the Arg, the presidential palace in Kabul, Ashraf Ghani was sworn in as president, while the outgoing Hamid Karzai watched calmly from a front-row seat.  Washington,...
From: Truthout | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Medford Mayor Michael McGlynn Courtesy photo “Sheila and I would like to express our deepest sympathies to Angela and the Menino Family on the passing of our beloved Mayor Tom Menino. Tom Menino was a man of integrity, commitment, strength and compassion,...
From: Inside Medford | By: insidemedford | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Note: More media content is available for this story at BrooklynPaper.com.By Matthew PerlmanThe Brooklyn PaperIt’s official: the shell of Long Island College Hospital is no longer the state’s problem. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller...
From: The Brooklyn Paper | By: By Matthew Perlman | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Omega Healthcare is buying rival real estate investment trust Aviv in an all-stock deal worth about $3 billion.The companies said Friday that Aviv shareholders will
From: Taiwan News | By: By The Associated PressAssociated Press | Friday, October 31, 2014
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From The Spectator, 31 October 1914: THE following are extracts from the diary kept by a Red Cross probationer this autumn: Tuesday—A rumour has gone about that we are to… Continue readingThe post The Spectator at war: A probationer’s diary appeared...
From: Spectator | By: The Spectator | Friday, October 31, 2014
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It's hoped the added money will encourage additional foreign health care workers to get involved
From: WebMD | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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I've gotten my 64 year old mother hooked on Serial, and now she's requesting more podcasts. The ones I listen to are silly comedy things that I don't think are quite her cup of tea.I've recommended This American Life, obviously, and I think she would...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: something something | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Kleenex tissue maker Kimberly-Clark Corp is being sued for more than $500 million for allegedly falsely claiming their surgical gowns protect against Ebola. California law firm Eagan Avenatti filed the suit Wednesday saying Kimberly-Clark continued to...
From: Time | By: hcregan | Friday, October 31, 2014
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A 78-year-old Vermont woman has won the latest skirmish in her long-running battle with Medicare. The agency agreed to pay for home health care coverage even though she remains disabled.
From: NPR | By: Susan Jaffe | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Joe Klein is struck how Democratic candidates have “emphasized women’s issues–equal pay, parental leave, abortion rights–in the hope of luring undecided, independent women to the fold”: [Campaigning on women's issues] has been effective and...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A family member is a physical therapist assistant in Virginia. They just completed a one or two-year massage therapy course at a local college (I forget the details). They want to know if the course meets their continuing education requirements.(Requirements...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: jsturgill | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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High blood pressure affects nearly one in two Africans under the age of 25....
From: The Atlantic | By: Helen Ouyang | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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New governors in Maine, Florida, Wisconsin, Kansas, Alaska and Georgia could give new life to the Medicaid expansion...
From: Time | By: Maya Rhodan | Friday, October 31, 2014
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What do Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.), Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), Thomas Massie (R-Ky.), and Jared Polis (D-Colo.) have in common? If you follow drug policy, it probably won't surprise you to learn that they all rate A+ grades in a new voter guide...
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Star professors can boost admissions—but can they actually teach?...
From: The Atlantic | By: Michele Willens | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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A conservative political action committee is targeting Latino voters in the North Carolina, Iowa, and Colorado with ads in both English and Spanish dealing with topics other than immigration. The Hispanic Leadership Fund is spending more than $250,000...
From: Big Government | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Voter discontent will give the GOP control of the Senate, but Americans quickly will become as disenamored with a new cast on Capitol Hill. Paychecks are stagnant and health care and many other things too expensive, but Americans won’t accept what...
From: Big Government | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Progressives are hypersensitive to way the big money in politics perpetuates advantage and inequality, but seem blind to the dangers posed by largely unaccountable donors....
From: The Atlantic | By: Gara LaMarche | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Flaxseed is a truly amazing thing. It gives you a boost of healthy fat, it gives you natural antioxidants, and it can even help prevent cancer. On top of all that, it's pretty simple to sneak into your regular diet if you know what recipes to follow....
From: BlissTree | By: Hayley Hoover | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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The challenge of global population aging has been brought into sharper focus by the financial crisis of 2008. In particular, growing national debt has drawn government attention to two apparently conflicting priorities: the need to sustain public spending...
From: Science Magazine | By: Sarah Harper | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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With the U.S. Midterm Elections coming up, it’s time again to rally your friends and family to fulfill their civic duty at the voting booths on November 4th. Considering the possibility that the Senate will flip parties, this will be a particularly...
From: Business Insider | By: Randy Olson | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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TIME sits down with WHO Director-General Margaret Chan
From: Time | By: Andrew Katz | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Dallas-based financial services firm Esposito Securities has added Thomas Zipser to its investment banking team. Prior to joining Esposito, Zipser worked at G.C. Andersen Partners where he served as vice president to its merchant bankng department....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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When I first met Meredith Perry she was 24. That was th […]
From: Both Sides of the Table | By: Mark Suster | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Some people may get a new flu shot that’s made with dog cells instead of chicken eggs
From: Time | By: Alice Park | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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In the country’s unhealthiest state, the failure of Obamacare is a group effort.
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Sarah Varney | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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At this rate, it's unlikely the House will file any kind of lawsuit against President Obama until 2015, assuming it ever files anything.
From: Gone Hollywood | By: Doug Mataconis | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Al Noor was free of debt and had $104.7m in cash at the end of September allowing it to continue exploring acquisition opportunities.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Cortendo has agreed to a private placement with HealthCap, the Third Swedish National Pension Fund, Storebrand and Arctic Fund Management. According to terms of the transaction, Cortendo will raise 11 million by selling over 19.3 million of its shares...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Many of the companies in the showcase demonstrated new ways of using clinical data pulled from the electronic patient record....
From: VentureBeat | By: Mark Sullivan, Kia Kokalitcheva | Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A Federal Court decision last year said the current program is unconstitutional, but the government argues it needs more time to comply The post Plans in the works if government loses refugee health care case appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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Tom Engelhardt: In the wake of 9/11, the militarization of the country has happened at a relatively rapid pace (and domestically of the police as well). The result, it seems - even in the Ebola crisis, the military is invariably the first option.......
From: Truthout | Thursday, October 30, 2014
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From Carla Lievano: This proposal would entitle Massachusetts employees to earn and use sick time according to certain conditions. Employees would earn one hour of sick time per every 30 hours worked. Employers with 11 or more employees would give paid...
From: Franklin Matters | Friday, October 31, 2014
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A recent poll points out that while three-quarters of Americans say they are confident about understanding their health coverage options, only 20 percent could calculate what they owed for a routine doctor’s appointment....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Michelle Andrews | Friday, October 31, 2014
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After partnering with Apple and Twitter for the enterprise market, IBM is doing the same in China with local Internet giant Tencent in a deal targeting growing businesses in the country.The two companies are joining forces to deliver public cloud and...
From: PC World | By: Michael Kan | Friday, October 31, 2014
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A young outreach worker for Obamacare is delighted to be eligible for coverage but worries about family members with no such luck....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Heidi de Marco | Friday, October 31, 2014
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Post #                    Subject DiscussedEach of the following postings can be reached by searching for the number designation below.  For example:  1 is Focus and Leverage or 2 is Focus and Leverage Part 2 and so forth.  The link...
From: Focus and Leverage | By: Bob Sproull | Friday, October 31, 2014
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