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Gamers Should Be Worried About Windows 10 Automatic Updates

Windows 10 is just around the corner. Microsoft’s newest operating system rolls out to the masses in just a few days, on July 29th. Many early reviews of the operating system have been positive. Better still, it’s rolling out as a free update for Windows users.<p>But there are already causes for …

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Nike is giving FuelBand owners $25 after settling class action suit

Do you own a Nike+ FuelBand? If so, you can claim a little surprise "gift" courtesy of Nike and Apple. The two companies have settled a class action lawsuit and have agreed to pay owners $25 in the form of a Nike gift card. Alternatively, you can opt to receive a check for $15 from Nike.<p>Anyone in …

Stock Buybacks Are Killing the American Economy

Profits once flowed to higher wages or increased investment. Now, they enrich a small number of shareholders.<p>President Obama should be lauded for using his State of the Union address to champion policies that would benefit the struggling middle class, ranging from higher wages to child care to paid …

Income Inequality

New Rules for the Best Amount of Sleep at Any Age

The National Sleep Foundation gets more specific about age and sleep needs<p>It is one of those facts that have gone pretty much unquestioned for decades: Get 8 hours of sleep every night.<p>It’s a convenient starting point for adults, but not so much for older adults, children, and teens.<p>Now, the …

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The Moral-Hazard Myth

The bad idea behind our failed health-care system.<p>Tooth decay begins, typically, when debris becomes trapped between the teeth and along the ridges and in the grooves of the molars. The food rots. It becomes colonized with bacteria. The bacteria feeds off sugars in the mouth and forms an acid that …

The Cost of Assuming Doctors Know Best

The success of a hospital system in Washington state should be a strong signal that patient decision aids are powerful quality-improving, cost-cutting tools.<p><i>The success of a hospital system in Washington state is a strong signal that patient decision aids are powerful quality-improving,</i> …

Stemming the tide of overtreatment in U.S. healthcare

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A leading group of U.S. doctors is trying to tackle the costly problem of excessive medical testing, hoping to avoid more government intervention in how they practice.<p>Dr Steven Weinberger, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive of the American College of Physicians (ACP), …