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Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome – Unresolved Issues

1. Sistino JJ, Bonilha HS. Improvements in survival and neurodevelopmental outcomes in surgical treatment of hypoplastic left heart syndrome: a …

Government Report: No High Speed Broadband Competition: Blame AT&T, Verizon & CenturyLink's Two Decades of Broken Promises.

See: <i>"The Book of Broken Promises: $400 Billion Broadband Scandal & Free the Net"</i> for all of the gory details.<p>This chart is the commitment, the "promise" of a digital future vs what was "delivered", the reality of the deployment of fiber optic broadband (or higher-speed services) in America by the …

Where Big Data Jobs Will Be In 2015

Demand for Computer Systems Analysts with big data expertise increased 89.9% in the last twelve months , and 85.40% for Computer and Information Research Scientists.<p>Demand for Python programming expertise increased 96.9% in big-data related positions in the last twelve months.<p>These and other key …

20 Videos We Couldn’t Stop Watching In 2014

From science explainers to exploding spice bags to a David Lynch-directed nail polish commercial, these were the best videos made in 2014.<p>In the breakneck pace of digital culture today, our attention span has been whittled down to the length of a two-second GIF. Deciding to click play on a longer …

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14 quotes that drove the news in 2014

When all is said and done, a lot was said in 2014.<p>When all is said and done, a lot was said in 2014.<p>From memorable campaign lines to revealing emails to jaw-dropping gaffes, pols and pundits drove the news with quotes that kept America talking and PR flacks working overtime. As the year comes to a …

2014's Dumbest Local Ordinances

Put these laws on the wall of shame.<p>No U.S. legislative body rolled in to 2014 with higher clout than local government. Fully 70 percent of Americans lacked faith in the federal government at the outset of the year, according to an Associated Press poll, yet over 50 percent felt at least …

100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.</b><p><b>1. The Pentagon has</b> a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.<p>Find out more (Foreign</b> …

The Tech That Will Change Your Life in 2015

Gadgets and Ideas With the Best Chance of Making an Impact … and What You Can Do to Prepare for Them<p>This was a year of big technology promises—2015 is the year we find out how many live up to the hype.<p>We looked into our crystal ball for the gadgets, upgrades and ideas we think have the greatest …

Gear & Gadgets

30 Questions to Help You Reflect and Get Excited for 2015

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i><p>Another year has almost gone by, but now is the perfect opportunity to reflect and build a plan for next year.<p>I've come up with a set of questions to help you reflect, focus and build a plan to make your 2015 a successful year that embraces …

The Ultimate Guide to Totally Nailing Every One of Your Resolutions

No matter how you feel about resolutions, chances are most of us are looking to kick off 2016 on a good note. To help you get started, we've compiled …

The Pill That Kills Your Sex Drive

Antidepressants are everywhere. So are their dire effects on love and sex. Isn't that depressing?<p>Katherine Sharpe will never know what caused her first serious relationship to end. And that still bugs her. What she does know is that over time, her physical desire for the man she dated in college …

The Difference Between Champagne And Sparkling Wine, Explained

There's one thing many of us know about Champagne, and it's that we like it. There's something about the bubbles, elegant glasses, and its pale amber color that makes the world feel festive and celebratory. But, that's where most of our knowledge stops.<p>With New Year's Eve right around the corner -- …

A Few Days With The Microsoft Band

Wearables are a hot topic at the moment. I haven’t really be enamored with any one particular wearable device as of yet—I’ve found most of what’s currently available to be clunky and of minimal use–but decided to take the plunge a few months back anyway. I made a decision to lose some weight and …

11 Foods That Crush Cravings

Squash your appetite before it gets out of control.<p><i>This article was adapted from</i> The HD Diet <i>and provided by our partners at Rodale News.</i><p>A food is considered hydrophilic if it fills up with water and, in turn, fills you up, satisfying your appetite. The term originated from the Greek words for water …

Balancing Act: Five Tips To Successfully Save For College And Retirement

<b>Understand How College Aid Works</b><br>There are two types of college aid: Need-based, which is based on family finances, and merit aid, which is based on the child’s academic merit or some talent like drama, athletics or art. Mostly though, merit aid is academic in nature and if you have the grade, you …

The best free antivirus

Viruses and malware are bad news; they can slow down your PC by ramping up CPU usage, modify important files, and mess with the way your system …

January 2015

5 Reasons To Buy The OnePlus One Over Every Other Smartphone

As the holiday season draws to a close and the new year’s sales begin to kick in, you may be wondering which phone to pick up as an end of year bargain. That’s what this guide is for. I’ve already covered the Samsung Galaxy S5, LG G3, iPhone 6, Moto X (2014) and many others. All of which you can …

Gut Bacteria May Affect Mental Health in Humans

Researchers working with animals have shown that altering their gut bacteria can affect their stress levels and make them less anxious. In humans, …

Mental Health

In Migrant Camp and Beyond, California Drought Brings a Familiar Desperation

During the Depression, the Central Valley represented hope for migrant "Okies." Today, growers and farmworkers struggle through California's worst drought in history. This is the last of three parts.<p><b>"They were hungry, and they were fierce. And they had hoped to find a home, and they found only</b> …

31 Days to Waking Up Happy for Life

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

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Magnesium, an invisible deficiency that could be harming your health

<b>(Life by DailyBurn) —</b> Feeling exhausted? Or noticing weird muscle cramps that are throwing off your workouts? You might be suffering from a magnesium deficiency.<p>Dubbed the "invisible deficiency" by some experts because it's so hard to spot and diagnose, magnesium deficiencies are more dangerous …

The First Time

Basic Instincts: A genteel disquisition on love and lust in the animal kingdom.<p>For humans, sexual initiation can be a big deal—obsessed about, romanticized. The loss of virginity, it's said, leaves one forever changed.<p>"Tell me about it," says the male hump-winged grig. The first female he mates …

New Nordic diet: should you eat like a Viking to lose weight?

Traditional Scandinavian diet rich in berries, game and wholegrains heralded as the next big diet trend<p>If you thought the paleo or "caveman" diet was strange, then look away now. Because next year’s big food trend could be to eat like a Viking.<p>The “New Nordic diet”, which is rich in traditional …

What To Know About Money And Work By 50, 60, 70

Staying on track with your finances and career requires checking in every so often to be sure you’re meeting your goals and anticipating your needs at each life stage. Although you may have been saving for retirement and enjoying success at work for years, there are still some things to learn. You …

16 Essential Apps For Your New Android And iPhone 6

So you’ve unwrapped, unboxed and cuddled your new smartphone to death. Candy Crush? Check. Instagram? Check. Staring at the screen wide-eyed and full of excitement but have no idea what to do next? Check.<p>As the new toy honeymoon begins to fade, you’ll probably want to actually use your handset in …

Samsung beats Apple to a 12-inch fanless laptop

The new 12-inch Ativ Book 9 comes with a sharp, super bright display<p>Samsung's produced some very impressive laptops from its Ativ Book 9 line, and for 2015 the company is putting forward a new ultrabook that could be its strongest answer to Apple's MacBook Air yet. The 2015 Ativ Book 9 includes a …

What if Microsoft caved and allowed Android apps on Windows 10?

Microsoft is still considering allowing Windows 10 to run Android apps next year, but only as a last resort. <i>ZDNet’s</i> Mary Jo Foley reports that …

Just like its phones, tablets and set top boxes, ‘leaked’ Xiaomi laptop looks exactly like an Apple MacBook Air (Updated)

Xiaomi has definitely been growing fast in emerging markets, but until now the company has focused mostly on stealing as much of Samsung’s Chinese smartphone market share as it can. According to Gartner’s most recent numbers, the company rose in Q3 to take a spot in the world’s top 5 smartphone …