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It's time to put an end to lazy corporate security.
From: The Kernel | By: S.E. Smith | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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There’s no way this man could be president, right? Just look at him: rumpled and scowling, bald pate topped by an entropic nimbus of white hair. Just listen to him: ranting, in his gravelly Brooklyn accent, about socialism. Socialism! And yet here...
From: Business Insider | By: Molly Ball | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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A really important CNN op-ed tries to expand the new national discussion on racial disparity in America to focus on a key issue: health care. Racism mars the history of health care in America. For years, black patients were relegated to separate—and...
From: Daily Kos | By: Joan McCarter | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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The essential narrative is that Clinton’s efforts to pass comprehensive health care failed while President Obama’s were a success. But a new batch of Clinton emails released Friday show just how influential she was as the Obama administration’s...
From: Fox News | By: Chad Pergram | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Neurotracking, video games, laughing rats, brainwave sniper training, robot love, and a "pernicious libertarian"
From: Reason | By: Ronald Bailey | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Are any of you familiar with or had experience with any health care sharing ministries? We are considering joining one of the plans because of sky-rocketing insurance costs. I'm not necessarily looking for your opinion on the morality part of the plan,...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: davenportmom | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Political scientist Ian Bremmer's new book looks at the changing nature of American power in the 21st century, but just how many false premises does the book employ?
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Greg Waldmann | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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The highway funding bill that President Obama signed today may be short-term (money runs out again on Oct. 29) when it comes to providing money for roads and infrastructure, but it will have some lasting tax effects. Here are some of the tax highlights...
From: Don't Mess with Taxes | By: skbell1 | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season -- the dog days of August when Congress scarpers off for five or six weeks to have fun in the sun at taxpayer expense, and the political chattering classes have so little...
From: AOL Television | By: Chris Weigant | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley is making his pitch to fix Puerto Rico’s financial crisis in the wake of the commonwealth missing a critical debt payment toward the $72 billion it owes bondholders. In an interview published Saturday...
From: TV Squad | By: Adriana Usero | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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The 50th anniversary of the enactment of Medicare and Medicaid on July 30 celebrates programs that have made an incredible difference in the lives of millions, particularly women. While the programs share a birthday, they are different in important ways...
From: AOL Television | By: Nancy K. Kaufman | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Bernie Sanders and Jeb Bush look abroad for inspiration, heralding the end of American exceptionalism....
From: The Atlantic | By: David A. Graham | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich officially announced his presidential run Tuesday, telling a crowd at Ohio State University that "the sun is rising" in America again. "I am here to ask you for your prayers, for your support, for your efforts because I have decided...
From: Free Republic | By: nbc | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Pope Francis has made it clear how strongly he believes climate change needs to be addressed, in his recent encyclical, the Washington Post reports. The Pope paints a dire future in the event humans do not address climate change. “Each year sees the...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Dean Chambers | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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If you're looking to settle down soon, you may want to reconsider sunny Florida, serene Cape Cod, or any other retirement hot spot in the US. For the third year in a row, the US barely made it into the top 20 of the global retirement index rankings put...
From: Business Insider | By: Kathleen Elkins | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- If you want to know what's going on in Puerto Rico, you have to look past the dire headlines, according to one San Juan-based banker. "Things in Puerto Rico are a lot more stable than the headlines," Jose Rafael Fernandez, CEO...
From: TheStreet | By: Carleton English | Friday, July 31, 2015
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We have a big fat problem. America is a fat nation, and we are failing to solve our big fat problem. Failing big time. Almost 70 percent of Americans are overweight. The latest study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows about...
From: AOL Television | By: Mark Hyman, MD | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Organisations have to be open to complete diversification of their business models, so that they offer a seamless and ubiquitous experience to the customer.
From: The National Abu Dhabi | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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Among Friday’s tranche of new Hillary Clinton e-mails is one that seemingly has nothing to do with her duties as secretary of state and instead with one of her longtime pet projects – Democratic health care reform.  ...
From: Fox News | Friday, July 31, 2015
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On Friday, it was revealed in a health care statement that former Secretary of State and current Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has hypothyroidism as well as allergies, and is taking Armour Thyroid....
From: Fox News | Friday, July 31, 2015
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We are at a generational, if not an historical, tipping point for our nation and the world. Our economy and institutional power structures have been built on the exploitation of people and the environment. Addressing the climate crisis and growing economic...
From: AOL Television | By: Erich Pica | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Greece as a permanent home for the Summer Olympics, a Finnish-style state-sponsored exercise program, and computers replacing baseball umpires are the topics in our weekly roundtable on the sports news you might have missed, "3 Stories You Should Know."...
From: WBUR | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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This week’s Smart DevOps features a new developer commu […]
From: Silicon Angle | By: Mellisa Tolentino | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Inspector General's report warns that billions in federal loans might not be repaid.
From: Reason | By: Peter Suderman | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The stupidity here is out of this world. One person tries desperately to confirm the meme math is actually correct and refuses to give up. Google, parents, and calculators are brought into play, however, basic arithmetic was left at the door. If this...
From: FAIL Blog | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Women locked up with their children at family detention centers in Texas have been repeatedly subjected to medical neglect, alleges a complaint lodged Thursday with the Department of Homeland Security. The letter, sent by the CARA pro bono project, which...
From: AOL Television | By: Roque Planas | Friday, July 31, 2015
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So Clinton said something critical about Jeb!'s "super-PAC" today and the New York Times thinks she's a real battle-ax: "stomping", "biting" and using his big Super PAC as a "verbal spear":Jeb Bush wanted to be...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Thanks for my IUD, Mr. Buffett.
From: Grist | By: Eve Andrews | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday released a financial analysis that projects a $426 million budget shortfall in 2016, but only if three rosy and risky assumptions turn out to be correct. One week after a judge overturned his plan to save the Municipal Employees...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Fran Spielman | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Forget credit hours—in a quest to cut costs, universities are simply asking students to prove their mastery of a subject....
From: The Atlantic | By: Alana Semuels | Friday, July 31, 2015
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What was it that motivated Donald Trump to disparage John McCain's war record and question his level of heroism? Was it self-aggrandizing hubris? Or stupidity about the real nature of military service (of course, Trump never served in the military of...
From: That's Fit | By: Dr. Joan Beder | Friday, July 31, 2015
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President Xi Jinping’s government unveils latest step in plan to deliver universal affordable treatment to population of 1.4 billion peopleChina will expand medical insurance to cover all critical illnesses for its population of nearly 1.4 billion...
From: The Guardian | By: Reuters in Beijing | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Are we over-treating the elderly with psychiatric drugs?
From: WBUR | By: Nell Lake | Friday, July 31, 2015
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In an age of nuclear families and longer life expectancies NRI kids and financially independent silvers hospitals across metro cities are rolling out such clubs including Fortis Healthcare and the Asian Heart Institute in Mumbai and Max Hospitals in...
From: Hindustan Times | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Billy Pierce, one of the White Sox’s all-time greats, died Friday morning after a battle with cancer, the team announced. He was 88. Statement from the White Sox Billy Pierce, the classy, diminutive yet hard-throwing lefty who followed an elite career...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Dan Cahill | Friday, July 31, 2015
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When it comes to alcohol and health, the take-home advice can get confusing. On the one hand, women hear that it's good for the heart: Studies have shown that a moderate amount of alcohol can lower blood pressure levels and protect against heart disease....
From: AOL Television | By: Julie Chen, M.D. | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Part 2 – Emily’s Story: Seeking Help in an Imperfect Mental Health System By Emily Wu Truong In honor of July as National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month, Guest Blogger Emily Wu Truong, who received a fellowship from the Entertainment Industries...
From: 8 Asians | By: Guest Writer | Friday, July 31, 2015
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China will expand medical insurance to cover all critical illnesses for all urban and rural residents by the end of the year, the cabinet said on Sunday, the latest step in a plan to fix a healthcare system that has sparked public...
From: Reuters | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Coleen Singer, of Bangor, Maine, passed away in on Christmas morning last year, at the far-too-early age of 32 but her obituary was published only this week, penned by her ex-husband, Brent Singer, a local attorney in Bangor. But his unusual, poignant...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jonathan Vankin | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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China will expand medical insurance to cover all critical illnesses for all urban and rural residents by the end of the year, the cabinet said on Sunday, the latest step in a plan to fix a healthcare system that has sparked public discontent.
From: Channel News Asia | Sunday, August 2, 2015
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Governor Paul LePage is slammed in an obituary for vetoing Medicaid expansion that might have saved a woman’s life. A Maine woman might not have lost her battle with heroin addiction if the state’s governor had not vetoed Medicaid expansion, her...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Friday, July 31, 2015
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I had the opportunity to bump into a high-ranking representative of a national union in Detroit, Michigan. We were both heading in opposite directions, but because he was walking with a mutual friend we stopped, greeted, and talked. I told him about...
From: AOL Television | By: Ryan Mack | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Following the release of multiple undercover Planned Parenthood videos, I sat down with Abby Johnson, a former director of the organization. Now this isn’t just some cable news soundbite, this is a long-form interview where, if you listen to her, you...
From: Free Republic | By: LouderWithCrowder.com | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The European Commission said on Friday it is extending close to EUR 91,000 in humanitarian funding to Macedonia to help tackle a migrant influx. The funding that will cover basic needs such as food, water, hygiene kits and primary health care services...
From: Novinite | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The Riverside Company has made an undisclosed investment in IPAR Rehabilitation. Westpac provided debt financing for the transaction. Based in Melbourne, Australia, IPAR is a provider of occupational rehabilitation case management solutions....
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, July 31, 2015
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The union says the company is demanding sharp increases in health care contributions and concessions on pensions. The contract covers 39,000 workers....
From: MSNBC | By: The Associated Press | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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(Reuters) - Thousands of Verizon Communications workers on the U.S. East Coast were poised to strike on Sunday after the company failed to reach agreement with unions as contract negotiations went to the wire, U.S. media reported on Saturday. The largest...
From: Business Insider | Saturday, August 1, 2015
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The economy of the years between 2011 and 2014 was even more mediocre than previously recognized, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The agency said Thursday it had overstated the rate of economic growth during the period. The bureau often...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Friday, July 31, 2015
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Is sleep essential for life? In 1978, a pioneering sleep researcher wrote "If sleep does not serve an absolutely vital function, then it is the biggest mistake the evolutionary process has ever made." Today, current sleep scientists have verified that...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Stuart F. Quan, M.D. | Friday, July 31, 2015
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