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Portable wood-burning stove offers heat on the go

UK-based outdoors company Anevay recently unveiled a portable wood-burning stove that looks like it could be a good fit for small-living enthusiasts …

Rise of the imperial plutocracy: New research is exposing the stunning domination of global super-elites

<b>(Volt Collection via Shutterstock)</b><p>We already know that American government only responds to the wishes of the few. But what about other nations?<p>Sean McElwee<p>August 31, 2015 9:58am (UTC)<p>Since the beginnings of democracy, debate has raged as to how responsive politicians are to their constituents. …

Group With No Jihadi Experience Rehabs ISIS Recruit

An American citizen who pleaded guilty to supporting ISIS was ordered by a federal judge to leave jail—and go to a halfway home instead. That rehab …

Green Pie In The Sky? Vertical Farming Is On The Rise In Newark

From the outside, the AeroFarms headquarters looks like any other rundown building in downtown Newark, N.J. It used to be a store, and more recently a nightclub. Now it's a test farm.<p>"My favorite is the mustard green that's called a Ruby Streak, which is this leaf right here," says AeroFarms CEO …

This Futuristic Tent Catches Rainwater and Solar Energy

One piece of outdoor gear that seems to always be continually evolving is the tent. In recent years we’ve seen them get smaller, lighter, and more …

Solar Power

Uber Cofounder's 'Uber For Healthcare' Startup Raises $14 Million

While dozens of startups today look to Uber as a template for how to bring on-demand convenience to a long-standing market, one “Uber for healthcare” startup has an advantage. Its cofounder Oscar Salazar, who helped build the first Uber prototype, knows a thing or two about the $46 billion-plus …

Startups

How to Kill Your To-Do List

Have you gotten good at organizing your tasks in a to-do list, but have trouble actually executing them? You’re not alone.<p>Getting things on your …

Todoist Announces Integrations for Evernote, Google Calendar and...

<b>Todoist</b>, the highly popular task list and to-do app, announced new integrations with Google Calendar, Evernote, and Github this morning, bringing …

Google Calendar

Cuba Proves Once Again It Has One Of The Best Health Care Systems In The World

The latest evidence of what researchers have called the “Cuban paradox” comes in the form of a dramatic announcement from the World Health …

Fox News’ phony scandal: The truth about the fictional “plot” to suppress conservatives

<b>(AP/Reuters/Rich Pedroncelli/Mark Lennihan/Brendan McDermid)</b><p>Big lie about the IRS and Tea Party obscured real truth: The defanging of laws regulating secret right-wing money<p>Karoli Kuns<p>July 1, 2015 2:58pm (UTC)<p>This story was originally published by the Washington Spectator<p>In the United States, money …

11 Mistakes Successful People Never Make

It's very possible you are your own worst enemy. (I should know; I often am.)<p>If you're not happy with your life, either personally or professionally, take a quick look in the mirror. The problem may not be lack of opportunity, or education, or capital, or connections--the culprit could be you.<p>The …

The Best Backpacking Food

Extended time in the backcountry often equates to a dry diet. Learning how to cook well in the wilderness is an art that doesn't come quickly but can …

VA Doctors Still Can't Recommend Medical Marijuana To Veterans

The House of Representatives on Thursday killed a bipartisan amendment that would have increased military veterans' access to medical marijuana.<p>The amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill failed 213-210, with Republicans mostly opposed and most Democrats in …

America’s toxic MLK ignorance: The radical vision our elites are choosing to ignore

<b>Martin Luther King Jr. (AP/Chick Harrity/Patrick Semansky/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>How Dr. King’s legacy is being diluted by white liberals, Fox News and everyone in between<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>April 30, 2015 10:00am (UTC)<p>This post originally appeared at Chauncey DeVega’s blog.<p>Freddie Gray was killed by …

Jon Stewart smacks down Judith Miller: You drove us into the “devastating” Iraq war

<b>(Comedy Central)</b><p>The disgraced New York Times journalist has little luck persuading Stewart that she deserves another shot<p>Colin Gorenstein<p>April 30, 2015 1:41pm (UTC)<p>Judith Miller is making her rounds with a new memoir titled "The Story: A Reporter’s Journey." Or, as Jon Stewart is more aptly calling …

GOP’s creeping Obamacare terror: How health reform’s demise could scorch the party

<b>(Reuters/Kevin Lamarque/Joshua Roberts)</b><p>Republicans were so focused on ending Obamacare that they can’t figure out what to do should the law actually die<p>Simon Maloy<p>April 29, 2015 2:34pm (UTC)<p>We don’t really hear as much about the Affordable Care Act as we used to. With the 2014 election cycle behind …

New Measles Vaccine is Needle-Free

Health news<p>Scientists have formulated a needle-free vaccine against measles and say the little stick-on patch could be the answer to fighting measles — and perhaps other diseases such as polio, too.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention calls the patch a “game-changer” and is helping the …

Public Health

Court’s no place to resolve gut-wrenching medical issues

On Friday, the much-publicized case of J.J., a First Nations girl who refused chemotherapy in favour of "traditional medicine," was resolved amicably.<p>J.J., who is suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), will undergo chemotherapy overseen by an oncologist. The chemo will be complemented …

After Like Your Plan, Keep Your Plan, Even Democrats Want To Repeal Obamacare's Cadillac Tax

Reps. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.), Donald Norcross (D-N.J.) and Dina Titu (D-Nev.) have introduced the Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act to repeal the Cadillac tax. It isn’t set to take effect until 2018, but it is already clear the tax will hit many who are not wealthy. That is especially …

EHR Interoperability. Let’s stop beating a dead drum.

For the past many years, I’ve been strongly advocating that the best model for electronic health record interoperability is one that is cloud-based …

The 14 Best Data Visualization Tools

<i>Nishith Sharma is the co-founder of frrole, a social intelligence startup.</i><p>Raw data is boring and it’s difficult to make sense of it in its natural form. Add visualization to it and you get something that everybody can easily digest. Not only you can make sense of it faster, but you can also observe …

Data Visualization

Massive Study Proves Measles Vaccine Still Doesn't Cause Autism

It seems silly that this is still an argument. Major public health organizations, courts all the way up to the Federal Circuit, and even the journal …

Top 10 Disease Killers

With the recent Ebola outbreak and its presence in the U.S., it's easy to think this very scary disease is one of humanity's greatest threats. But these ten diseases kill more people worldwide each year than Ebola does.

Without Obamacare, Jobs Report Might've Been Worse

The Affordable Care Act, which is infusing millions of new paying customers into the economy who previously couldn’t afford medical care services, continues to boost jobs growth as the health industry emphasizes outpatient care and value-based medicine.<p>The health care industry added 22,000 jobs …

'Open Humans' Wants To Be The Facebook Of Clinical Research

The online platform connects researchers with test subjects, and makes it easy to share data<p>To make well-informed conclusions about health and medicine, scientists need a lot of data. Small studies don’t accurately represent the population at large, but scientists often have trouble recruiting …

GOP’s Obamacare mendacity: Paul Krugman explains why health reform is working — despite the horror stories

<b>Paul Krugman (Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid)</b><p>You wouldn’t know it listening to the right wing, but the Affordable Care Act is proving a real success<p>Luke Brinker<p>March 30, 2015 12:45pm (UTC)<p>Five years after President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act into law, the right-wing …

Doctor on Demand: The Future of On Demand Healthcare

The two hour wait at the doctor’s office will soon join the zeppelin, bows and arrows, and human sacrifice as anachronisms from the human past.<p>The …

Welcome to the future of medical record-keeping

<i>This is the sixth story in a nine-part series on the emerging wave of new-generation technology that monitors our health and wellness.</i><p>Why would Bill Tatham, a systems engineer, start a health-care company? Fifteen years ago, this Canadian entrepreneur sold his banking management software firm for …

Obama administration: 16.4M have gained health insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 16 million Americans have gained coverage since President Barack Obama's health care law took effect five years ago, the …

Those Given Second Chance to Sign Up for Obamacare Not Clamoring to Buy It

WASHINGTON (TheBlaze/AP) — Though several million people are being hit with new federal fines on their taxes for going without health insurance are getting a second chance to sign up, it is unclear if they will take advantage of the special enrollment period that opened Sunday.<p>Fines payable to the …