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'Entire aisles are empty': Whole Foods employees reveal why stores are facing a crisis of food shortages

Whole Foods is facing a crush of food shortages in stores that's leading to empty shelves, furious customers, and frustrated employees.<p>Many customers are blaming Amazon, which bought Whole Foods in August for $13.7 billion. Analysts have speculated that the shortages could be due to a spike in …

Want to be a better programmer? Try Microsoft's 'code-writing', question-answering Stack Overflow Bot

The bot answers English language queries about programming, drawing upon the information in the millions of questions and answers available via Stack …

People should be able to sue nursing homes for abuse of elderly patients, lawmakers and activists say

Healthcare, tax reform and the debt ceiling probably will be among the highest-profile issues when Congress returns from a monthlong recess Sept. 5.<p>But Democratic lawmakers and consumer advocates already have served notice that they're also going to keep a spotlight on protecting people's right to …

I do not know how to convey how appalling the GOP’s health care process or policy is

There is something very wrong with the Republican Party right now.<p>I honestly don’t know how to convey how appalling this process or legislation is. There is no analogue in modern politics.<p>At about 9:30 pm, Senate Republicans released text of the health care bill they intend to pass tomorrow …

65 Free Data Science Resources for Beginners

In this guide, we’ll share <b>65 free data science resources</b> that we’ve hand-picked and annotated for beginners.<p>To become data scientist, you have a …

Data Science

Secret Data On Hospital Inspections May Soon Become Public

The public could soon get a look at confidential reports about errors, mishaps and mix-ups in the nation's hospitals that put patients' health and safety at risk, under a groundbreaking proposal from federal health officials.<p>The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services wants to require that …

Health Care

After Campaign Exit, Manafort Borrowed From Businesses With Trump Ties

Aug. 19 was an eventful day for Paul Manafort.<p>That morning, he stepped down from guiding Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign, after a brief tenure during which Mr. Trump won the Republican nomination, Democrats’ emails were hacked and the campaign’s contacts with Russia came under scrutiny. …

Tom Price Intervened on Rule That Would Hurt Drug Profits, the Same Day He Acquired Drug Stock

On the same day the stockbroker for then-Georgia Congressman Tom Price bought him up to $90,000 of stock in six pharmaceutical companies last year, …

We looked at the new national security adviser’s writings. Turns out he’s the anti-Bannon.

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser, is a celebrated warrior — in one famous Gulf War battle, the unit he commanded destroyed 28 Iraqi tanks without suffering a single casualty. He’s also, perhaps surprisingly, a celebrated scholar, too. He received a PhD …

National Security

Leaving Urban Areas For The Political Homogeneity Of Rural Towns

It became clear in the last election that a stark division existed between urban and rural areas. In places such as north Idaho, people with similar political stripes have begun seeking each other out.<p>When Adrien Koch retired last summer from her job with FEMA in the Bay Area, she and her husband …

Millennials Are Actually the Least Entrepreneurial Generation

While the Internet has created an abundance of new business opportunities, it’s still extremely challenging, time-intensive, and expensive to start a …

'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' Scores Extremely Rare 100 in Test Screening (Exclusive)

The Marvel film, set for a May 5 release, has bested previous crowdpleasers 'Iron Man 3' and 'Avengers' in its own internal metrics.<p><i>Guardians of the</i> …

Iron Man

Republicans in Idaho tried to design a better plan than Obamacare — and failed

NAMPA, Idaho — Jamie Gluch lumbered into the kitchen and pulled from the freezer a bag of corn, the only affordable analgesic he had for his swollen face.<p>“You going to be okay?” asked his wife, 44-year-old Chelle Gluch. Jamie grunted “I’m all right” and joined the children at their in-home day-care …

Tom Price’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, explained

The Senate is on track to confirm Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as Health and Human Services secretary early Friday morning, and he is poised to hit the ground running.<p>The Georgia legislator and former doctor already has a plan for how to abolish Obamacare — at a moment when congressional Republicans are …

Health Care

How Treaties Between States Could Keep Obamacare Alive

Interstate compacts could preserve programs initiated by the Affordable Care Act, or create new health-care systems from scratch.<p>Across the country, Democrats have vowed to fight efforts from congressional Republicans and the White House to repeal the Affordable Care Act—a task that grows more …

Health Care

A psychology professor shares a 4-part system that will help you accomplish your goals

But it turns out that fantasizing about the future can actually drain energy away from putting your goals into practice.<p>"The more positively people think and daydream about the future, the less effort they put into realizing that future," Gabriele Oettingen, a professor of psychology at New York …

49 of The Best Places to Learn to Code For Free

If you’re brand new to the world of coding and web development, it makes sense to start by teaching yourself using all the free resources online.That …

Computer Science

Paying doctors bonuses for better health outcomes makes sense in theory. But it doesn't work.

It can even lead doctors to shun treating the sickest patients.<p>For decades, the costs of health care in America have escalated without comparable improvements in quality. This is the central paradox of the American system, in which costs outstrip those everywhere else in the developed world, even …

Health Care

Learn the ABCs of Good Personal Finance

<i>This article originally appeared on Money.</i><p>Most procrastinating high school and college literature students know that when they’ve put off their …

How to Cold Email a Stranger for Advice

The cold email is a tough email to write, but the right nugget of wisdom can save an entrepreneur years of headache and thousands of dollars.<p>1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The cold email is a tough email to write, but the right nugget of wisdom can save an …

Entrepreneurship

How The Systemic Segregation Of Schools Is Maintained By 'Individual Choices'

Sixty-three years after the Supreme Court's ruling in <i>Brown v. Board of Education</i>, many schools across the country either remain segregated or have re-segregated.<p>Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones tells <i>Fresh Air</i>'s Terry Gross that when it comes to school segregation, separate is never truly …

individualchoices

Senate Republicans Gut the Confirmation Process

Ladies and gentlemen, proud, hardworking fellow-Americans, good people who just want to play by the rules and believe that people should get a fair shot in life, there is no gentle way to put this: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President-elect Donald Trump think you are very, very …

Suspending the Rules: How Congress Plans to Undermine Public Safety

A handy rule of thumb in Washington is that the more pernicious the act, the more high-minded the title. Thus, last week, the House of Representatives approved the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017, also known as the <i>REINS</i> Act. The bill would strip the executive branch …

We Interviewed Health Care Leaders About Their Industry, and They’re Worried

However the Trump administration and the Republican U.S. Congress replace or revamp the Affordable Care Act, it is unlikely to halt America’s ongoing move from the rightfully maligned fee-for-service payment system to one that pays for “value” — the quality of outcomes relative to the price. …

Health Care

This interactive map shows why renewables and natural gas are taking over the US

This one’s for the energy nerds out there. The University of Texas Austin’s Energy Institute has put out an incredibly useful interactive map showing what types of power plants are cheapest to build in every county in the continental United States. (No, really, it’s fascinating.)<p>Playing around with …

Energy

Why This Health System Offers Refunds to Dissatisfied Patients

Shortly after forty-six-year-old Karen Hull had elective disc surgery at one of our hospitals, she used a new Geisinger app to request a refund for $150 of her $2250 financial responsibility. The problem wasn’t with the surgery – that went well. But Karen was unhappy with a phone call she’d …

Management

A 32-year-old disabled vet thought ITT Tech was his ticket out of poverty — his story shows everything wrong with for-profit colleges

It's not easy to reach Brandon Straub these days. The 32-year-old doesn't own a cellphone, let alone a landline, and recently, his days revolve around finding buyers for the belongings he's selling on Craigslist. With $30,000 in student loans, among other debts, he's planning to file for bankruptcy.<p>…

Can Standards and Regulations Keep Up With Health Technology?

Monitoring Editor: Gunther Eysenbach<p>Reviewed by Rory O'Connor and L Dayer<p>Christopher James Vincent, BSc, PhD,#1 Gerrit Niezen, BEng, MEng, PhD,#2 …

Digital Health

8 Powerful Morning Routines of Ultra-Confident People

Here's how you can give yourself an espresso shot of confidence as soon as you wake up.<p>Exceptionally confident people weren't born that way--they got there by making it a habit and flexing their confidence muscles daily.<p>The ultra-confident know that just like when you skip your breakfast, you won't …

Self-help

The town that reveals how Russia spills two Deepwater Horizons of oil each year

Oil spills in the Komi Republic caused by old pipelines are relatively small and rarely garner widespread attention - but added up they threaten fish stocks and pasture for cattle<p>The Komi Republic in northern Russia is renowned for its many lakes, but sites contaminated by oil are almost just as …