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Why No One Can Afford Long-Term Care Insurance (and What to Use Instead)

Many long-term care insurance customers in Pennsylvania got a shock when their renewal notices arrived this year. Premiums were increasing by as much …


High-potency pot smokers show brain-fiber damage

People who use especially potent pot show signs of damage in a key part of their brain. The results, reported online November 27 in <i>Psychological</i> …

Autonomous Vehicle

Obama orchestrated a massive transfer of wealth to the 1 percent

When people use the term Great Recession, they are playing into the charade laid out by Federal Reserve and the Treasury Department.<p>The years 2008 …

Personal Finance

Sleep Scientist Says Starting Work At 10 A.M. Is What Nature Intended

Getting up any earlier is basically torture.<p>A sleep scientist in England just confirmed what we already knew: getting to work before 9 a.m. is torture.<p>"Staff should start at 10 a.m.," Paul Kelley, an honorary clinical research fellow at Oxford University's Sleep and Circadian Neuroscience …

Domestic Violence

Your Foul Mouth Proves That You’re Smart, Says Science

Fluent use of profanity can be a sign of an articulate nature and a deep intelligence, say researchers from two separate studies. So, the next time you find yourself unleashing a string of f-bombs next to a set of raised eyebrows, take comfort in knowing mom did not (necessarily) create a …


Why Health Insurance Is Now A Far Bigger Nightmare Than It Ever Was

In the good old days health insurance was an irritant but not a nightmare. If you had high premiums, you had low deductibles. And if you had high deductibles, you had low premiums. Now we have high premiums and high deductibles. Sweet deal.<p>OK, I admit it, I’m a lapsed ObamaCare supporter. I thought …

Health Care

Scientists say left-handed people may be smarter in one key way

As is so often the case with social science research, the frustrating answer is "it depends."<p>But there are certain cognitive domains where left-handed people do seem to excel. One such area is called "divergent thinking," or the ability to generate new ideas based on existing information.<p>That's …

On ACA, It’s the Supreme Court vs. the Insurance Industry

Wendell Potter gained famed as an insurance industry whistleblower. For the moment, he’s back on their side—in defense of Obamacare.<p>He was called a …

Health Care