Brian Day

8 Flips | 1 Magazine | 1 Follower | @BrianDay6gb3 | Keep up with Brian Day on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Brian Day”

The Market For Low-End Smartphones Is Looking Up

Around this time every year, retailers gird their loins and prepare to slash prices for the holiday shopping season. For many stores, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are opportunities to clear old stock (at a mild loss) and trigger a surge of spending that carries on well into December. Deals on …

Why The ER Doctor Asks Patients What's Happening At Home

When people hear that I'm an emergency physician, they often ask, "What's the craziest thing you've ever seen?"<p>TV shows frequently show ER doctors and nurses heroically saving people on the verge of death. Then there are news reports about people abusing the health care system by seeking emergency …

Obama shops small business for books, patron asks about Guantanamo

President Obama tried to garner support Saturday for independently-owned businesses with a family shopping trip to a local, favorite bookshop, but most anything in Washington comes with a political concern.<p>For the second straight year, Obama and daughters Malia and Sasha visited Politics and Prose, …

Inside the Islamic State’s capital: Red Bull-drinking jihadists, hungry civilians, crucifixions and air strikes

The beleaguered inhabitants of Raqqa, self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State (Isis), are suffering widespread hunger, crippling inflation, chronic power shortages and poverty so acute that emergency soup kitchens have been set up.<p>With no journalists, local or foreign, able to operate inside …

Ohio Police Officer Rescues Puppy Twice, Gets A New Best Friend For Thanksgiving

Earlier this month, Rodger Nolan, a police officer in Columbus, Ohio, rescued a 4-month-old puppy that had gotten trapped under a seat in a car accident. Once the puppy was safe, Nolan expected that would be the last time he'd see his furry friend.<p>But two weeks later, Nolan spotted the puppy on the …

The Chinese Economy Is Facing A $6.8 Trillion Nightmare That Could Get Worse

<b>Six-point-eight trillion dollars.</b><p>That's according to a report from China's National Development and Reform Commission and the Academy of Macroeconomic Research, written up here in the Financial Times. The report says that amount has been "ineffective investment."<p>For sure, $6.8 trillion is a …

Boy Missing for 4 Years Found in 'False Wall' in Georgia Home: Police

A 13-year-old boy reported missing four years ago was found behind a “false wall” in the suburban Atlanta home of his father and stepmother on Friday, according to police. The boy had used a smartphone to contact his sister online, and she relayed the message to their mother, Clayton County police …