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October 06, 2022

Roku vs. Firestick: Battle of the Budget Streaming Players

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - Roku vs. Amazon Fire TV Streaming Sticks


October 06, 2022 10:28 PM

Public Interest in Having a Third Major Party Dips to 56%

Life -- Gallup Headlines - After peaking at 62% in early 2021, Americans' desire to see a third major party emerge in the country has dropped to 56%, which is about average for this trend.

October 06, 2022 09:50 PM

Majorities Rate Cost, Equity of U.S. Healthcare Negatively

Life -- Gallup Headlines - West Health-Gallup research examines how Americans rate the U.S. healthcare system, how cost impacts their ability to access care, and their worries about future affordability of care.

October 06, 2022 09:49 PM

Vivaldi Web Browser Continues Adding Every Feature, Ever

Enterprise -- OMG! Ubuntu! - Furthering its ambition to replicate absolutely everything in existence inside itself, the latest Vivaldi web browser release adds a productivity feature.

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October 06, 2022 04:57 AM

Outfit Your Desk With These Essentials

Life -- GearMoose - There's a French culinary term, mise en place, that deserves to find its way out of the kitchen and into the lives of every hardworking man and woman.

Simply translated, mise en place means everything in its place. Said another way, it's...

October 06, 2022 04:08 AM

Time-restricted eating reduces cardiovascular health risks associated with shift work for firefighters

Life -- Phys.org - Shift work has been linked to a number of health problems, including higher rates of diabetes, heart attacks, and other cardiometabolic diseases. But despite the known risks, little research has been done to identify lifestyle interventions...

October 06, 2022 04:00 AM

Who Gets Your Social Security When You Die?

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - Most of us never see the first 6.2% of our paychecks. That money goes straight to Social Security taxes. If you live long enough and earn the required 40 credits - which translates to 10 years of work - you'll get a monthly retirement...

October 06, 2022 03:59 AM

Have DEI Efforts Evolved in the Right Direction Since 2020?

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Join us on Oct. 20 as we ask executives about DEI initiatives and whether employees are perceiving these efforts as making a positive difference.

October 06, 2022 03:59 AM

Move Over, Tang! Crested Butte's Instant Coffee is Going to Space

Life -- 5280 Magazine - Specialty quick-brew coffee maker First Ascent has earned a spot on the next launch to the International Space Station.

October 06, 2022 03:58 AM

October 04, 2022

Do We Spend Too Much Time Working?

Life -- Psychology Today - Is it time to reconsider how we spend our time? New research explores the move away from work-centric priorities.

October 04, 2022 01:49 AM

The Harms of Cancer Screening They Don't Warn You About

Life -- Psychology Today - Is cancer screening always a good idea? It's more complicated than we think.

October 04, 2022 12:27 AM

Neurodegenerative Diseases, Novel Treatments

Life -- Psychology Today - There are many avenues to improving the lives of people suffering from neurodegenerative disorders and, in the long run, to prevent these from occurring in the first place.

October 04, 2022 12:10 AM

October 03, 2022

I went to an Apple store and all I heard was bad news

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - It started with wanting to take a look at the iPhone 14. But then I discovered Apple stores aren't what they used to be.

October 03, 2022 02:29 AM

Hall of Fame QB Terry Bradshaw says he was treated for bladder and skin cancers

Media -- USATODAY - News Top Stories - 'Fox NFL Sunday' mainstay, Terry Bradshaw, took a moment Sunday to share his recent journey with two cancer diagnoses.

October 03, 2022 02:28 AM

4 Ways to Harness Your Focus and Creativity

Life -- Psychology Today - Are you or your kids feeling unfocused, uncreative, or distracted? A few key changes can help.

October 03, 2022 02:27 AM

How Your Dog Knows When You're Stressed

Life -- Psychology Today - Researchers find that dogs use their most reliable senses to detect human physical and emotional changes.

October 03, 2022 02:18 AM

What is exercise, really? Here's what counts, according to an exercise physiologist

Life -- Live Science - What is exercise and how often should you do it? We speak to the experts to find out

October 03, 2022 02:18 AM

How to Clean Paint Brushes and Rollers (So You Can Actually Reuse Them)

Life -- Lifehacker - When you finish up painting a room, piece of furniture, or other project, the last thing you want to do is clean up the mess you've made. But if you've invested in decent-quality paint brushes and rollers, you probably want to use them more...

October 03, 2022 02:02 AM

Do vegans live longer than meat-eaters?

Life -- Live Science - Vegan lifestyles have become more and more popular - but do vegans live longer than meat-eaters?

October 03, 2022 02:01 AM

Are You a Vitamin or Supplement Hoarder?

Life -- Psychology Today - Are you spending time and money on supplements? Here's how to fire your inner hypochondriac.

October 03, 2022 01:57 AM

Has College Become Both Out of Reach and Out of Touch?

Life -- Psychology Today - Is college still the key to the American dream? Parents and teens should start to seriously consider other pathways to future careers and success.

October 03, 2022 01:56 AM

October 02, 2022

Overnight French Toast Is the Ultimate Make-Ahead Breakfast Casserole

Life -- Kitchn - Each slice is soft and custardy in the center, with the most irresistible crisp edges.

October 02, 2022 03:11 AM

The 25 Best Restaurants in Denver 2022

Life -- 5280 Magazine - After a two-year hiatus, 5280's list of the top places to eat, drink, and be delightfully satisfied along the Front Range returns. We're thrilled to be back at the table. Won't you join us?

October 02, 2022 03:10 AM

How Does Your Dog Know When You're Stressed?

Life -- Psychology Today - Researchers say dogs use their most reliable senses to detect human physical and emotional changes.

October 02, 2022 03:09 AM

Study Reveals Main Target of COVID-19 in Brain and Describes Effects of Virus on Nervous System

Life -- Neuroscience News - SARS_CoV_2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 infects and replicates in astrocytes, reducing neural viability.

October 02, 2022 03:09 AM

Tea consumption may lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes: Study

ChinaTechNews.com -- According to a study of over 1 million adults from eight countries, moderate use of black, green, or Oolong tea is associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The findings, being presented at this year's European Association for the Study...

October 02, 2022 03:08 AM

New trial finds first-ever Alzheimer's drug to slow cognitive decline

gizmag -- Pharmaceutical companies Eisai and Biogen have announced the first results from a Phase 3 human trial testing a drug designed to treat symptoms of dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease. The drug seems to be successful at slowing cognitive decline,...

October 02, 2022 03:08 AM

Herpes virus genetically engineered to kill cancer

gizmag -- Scientists have genetically modified a strain of the herpes virus to act as a cancer-killing agent in humans. Findings from an initial human trial are encouraging, with the experimental treatment proving safe and promisingly effective.

October 02, 2022 03:07 AM

Mild COVID increases risk of many neurological problems for millions

gizmag -- New research from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis presents the most comprehensive investigation to date into the long-term neurological problems associated with COVID-19. Tracking more than 150,000 COVID patients for 12 months...

October 02, 2022 03:06 AM

The 3 best Chrome VPN services of 2022

Enterprise -- ZDNet News - When choosing a VPN for your Chromebook, compatibility and performance should be at the top of your mind. Here is ZDNET's pick of the best VPN services for Chrome. Just keep in mind, if you want to total privacy, a Chrome browser extension...

October 02, 2022 02:54 AM

Some weird debris just fell off the Mars helicopter Ingenuity

Tech -- Digital Trends - Mars helicopter Ingenuity recently completed its 33rd flight, but it had some strange debris along for part of the ride.

October 02, 2022 02:37 AM

'Chicago Med' star Marlyne Barrett gets candid on ovarian cancer diagnosis, chemotherapy

Media -- USATODAY - News Top Stories - "Chicago Med" star Marlyne Barrett revealed Thursday she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She thanked fans and colleagues for their "support."

October 02, 2022 02:18 AM

Remove your personal info from the top 7 people search sites

Media -- Fox - Tech - I always say that what you post on the internet is forever. That's why it's crucial to protect your personal information. Think, for example, how bad it would be if a risque photo you thought was safe on your computer ended up in the wrong...

October 02, 2022 02:15 AM

Bill Gates: You'll never solve climate change by asking people to consume less

Media -- CNBC - Tech - Expecting people to use less energy, consume less is an unrealistic way to think about solving climate change, says Bill Gates. Innovation is the answer.

October 02, 2022 02:15 AM

Katie Couric's breast cancer: What other women can learn from her diagnosis

Media -- Fox - Health - Longtime television journalist Katie Couric announced this week that she was diagnosed with breast cancer in June of this year and has now undergone successful surgery to remove a 2.5-centimeter tumor. "Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed...

October 02, 2022 02:14 AM

Researchers study whether child vaccines and asthma are linked

Media -- Fox - Health - A number of scientists have wondered if aluminum, a vaccine additive that has been used for decades, had a role in allergies and asthma in children. A new federally funded study has found a possible link, but experts say the research has...

October 02, 2022 02:12 AM

Podcasters Are Buying Millions of Listeners, Raising Questions About Marketing Tactics

Media -- Time - Business - Podcasters are always hunting for new, flashy places to promote their shows, ranging from billboards to floats in parades to airplane banners. Some networks, though, have uncovered a less-glamorous, yet highly effective way to gain millions...

October 02, 2022 02:10 AM

Biden to speak on Social Security, Medicare as shortfalls loom and Republicans oppose tax hikes

Media -- USATODAY - News Top Stories - Although Medicare and Social Security face long-run financing problems, Democrats and Republicans don't agree on what to do about it.

October 02, 2022 02:10 AM

Breath training may help reduce blood pressure by serving as a 'dumbbell for the diaphragm': New study

Media -- Fox - Health - Strength training isn't just for biceps. It may also provide support for the muscles that help us breathe to reduce blood pressure. A daily dose for six weeks of high-resistance inspiratory muscle strength training (IMST) reduced the systolic...

October 02, 2022 02:07 AM

Long-Term Study Supports Link Between Inflammation and Cognitive Problems in Older Breast Cancer Survivors

Life -- Neuroscience News - Higher levels of the inflammatory C-reactive protein were discovered in older breast cancer survivors who experienced cognitive issues. The study is one of the first long-term assessments linking chronic inflammation to cognitive decline...

October 02, 2022 01:47 AM

Will Covid Brain Fog Increase Risks for Alzheimer's Disease?

Life -- Psychology Today - Brain fog is a common symptom of Covid during acute sickness and long Covid. But will the Covid brain fog potentially increase your risk of Alzheimer's?

October 02, 2022 01:46 AM

People With Glaucoma Are at Significant Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Life -- Neuroscience News - People with normal-tension glaucoma are at increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, researchers say.

October 02, 2022 01:46 AM

Google 'Results About You' Keeps Personal Info out of Search

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - A new tool from Google will soon be able to notify you if your personal information appears in a search.

Google's "Results About You" tool is beginning to roll out as a beta to select users and should be available for everyone by early...

October 02, 2022 01:46 AM

Superager Brains Contain 'Super Neurons'

Life -- Neuroscience News - Neurons in the memory-associated entorhinal cortex of super-agers are significantly larger than their cognitively average peers, those with MCI, and even in people up to 30 years younger. Additionally, these neurons contained no signs...

October 02, 2022 01:45 AM

9 Insider Ways to Save Money on Expensive Dental Care

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - Going to the dentist can be expensive.

Each patient pays about $430 a year on dental expenses, estimates the American Dental Association. Think how quickly that adds up for a family of four!

Whether you're just addicted to discounts...

October 02, 2022 01:45 AM

A Month-by-Month Guide to Selling Your Stuff for the Most Cash

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - There are plenty of reasons to sell your unwanted stuff.

You might be downsizing as empty nesters or moving on from a bad relationship - or you might just want to purge after getting onboard with the minimalist trend.

Or maybe you...

October 02, 2022 01:44 AM

Americans' Economic Pessimism Eases Slightly in September

Life -- Gallup Headlines - The Economic Confidence Index rose slightly in September, building on gains seen in August. But the index is still highly negative ahead of the midterms.

October 02, 2022 01:42 AM

October 01, 2022

6 in 10 US Consumers Now Get Preventative Healthcare Online

Media -- PYMNTS.com - The United States is in the middle of a preventative healthcare boom. In August 2022 alone, 148 million consumers across the United States used some sort of preventative healthcare technology - including wearables, meditation apps and mood...

October 01, 2022 11:48 PM

September 30, 2022

Loneliness Associated With Double the Risk of Developing Diabetes

Life -- Neuroscience News - Higher rates of loneliness were associated with an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes during a twenty-year follow-up, a new study reveals.

September 30, 2022 05:59 AM

How to Become an Audiobook Narrator | Beginner's Guide

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - While readers and writers have skeptically watched the fluctuating publishing industry in recent years, one literary market has caught us all a bit by surprise: audiobooks.

An audiobook (sometimes stylized as "audio book"), like the...

September 30, 2022 05:58 AM