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Photo Basics: Understanding a DSLR’s AF System and How Different Autofocus Point Options Work (VIDEO)

The autofocus system in a modern DSLR camera is truly a wonder of technology. And there’s a lot going on under the hood that you may not totally …

The 50 Best Albums Of 2017

30. Ron Miles<i><br>I Am a Man</i><p>The cornet, as Ron Miles plays it, is an instrument of warm color and rounded projection. There's no hint of stridency in his tone, and not much slash in his attack. But it would be a gross underestimation to file him away as an easy listen, or someone who'd trade urgency for …

KLAS names 3 keys to successful EHR optimization, and they aren't your typical guideposts

Just-appointed lead analyst for the firm’s Arch Collaborative says hospital culture is the most important aspect of making EMR use work well.

Health Care Technology

The A.V. Club’s 20 best albums of 2017

There was too much to listen to in 2017—not just albums, of which there were once again thousands, a barrage of releases from major-label veterans …

The 50 best albums of 2017

<b>The year on record.</b><p>Having looked at 7”s and 12”s, our new music round-up ends, as ever, with LPs. What follows is a reflection of the records that …

Vinyl Records

The CVS-Aetna Merger Is A Mortal Threat To U.S. Hospitals

CVS Health’s proposed acquisition of Aetna is designed to keep patients out of the hospital for as much care as possible while escalating the move away from fee-for-service medicine to value-based care.<p>CVS plans to expand services in its pharmacies and retail clinics, and even deliver care to …

Health Care

A prescription for healing the healthcare industry

The year is 1900. Life expectancy is 47 years. Almost all hospitals in the U.S. are nonprofit institutions founded by religious organizations. More people die in war due to infection than in battle.<p>Fast-forward to today. Healthcare in the U.S. has ballooned into a massive industry worth $3 …

This Is Why Blockchains Will Transform Healthcare

The blockchain revolution has made its way to the healthcare industry, and it’s only the beginning of what’s possible. Healthcare Rallies for Blockchain, a study from IBM, found that 16% of surveyed healthcare executives had solid plans to implement a commercial blockchain solution this year, while …

Blockchain

Just Imagine! 10 DIY Room Makeovers to Inspire You to Buy

Just a little imagination and a few tools could make that listing your new home.<p><i>This article was contributed by Mandi Gubler, a DIYer and home decor</i> …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Yoga

Master of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn: ‘People are losing their minds. That is what we need to wake up to’

By taking the Buddhism out of the practice, Kabat-Zinn pioneered a meditative approach used all over the world to treat pain and depression. He talks about Trump, ‘McMindfulness’ and how a 10-second vision in 1979 led to a change in the world’s consciousness<p>The police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, …

How Blockchain Can Change Health Care (for the Better)

Dentacoin and other new cryptocurrencies will change the face of the health care system.<p>Bitcoin, the leading cryptocurrency of the digital age, has captured the attention of the general public primarily because of the dramatic rise in its value. What most people do not realize is that Bitcoin's …

Mindfulness Apps Aim To Help People Disconnect From Stress

From fires and hurricanes, to confrontational politics — with all that's been going on, it's no wonder the American Psychological Association found an increase in Americans' stress levels over the last year.<p>Our constant checking of smartphones — with the bombardment of news and social media — can …

Mindfulness

How a simple health care fix can save more lives than penicillin

Every day, health care professionals schooled in cutting-edge medical techniques make critical decisions that save millions of lives. They also make …

Malcolm Gladwell

Louisiana man accused of killing 3 in string of attacks

CLINTON, La. (AP) — A plumbing company owner is accused of killing three men and shooting a fourth in a string of attacks that began in July in a rural area north of Baton Rouge and ended this week with the death of a Boy Scouts employee.<p>Authorities announced the arrest of Ryan Sharpe, 36, of …

Equifax Just Changed the Rest of Your Life

With so many websites offering free financial tools, it can be hard to know whom to trust. At NerdWallet, we thoroughly research financial products …

The Equifax Data Breach Is Massive -- Here's How to Protect Yourself

Equifax announced a data breach that could affect 143 million consumers. Here's what you need to know.<p>On Thursday, Sept. 7, <b>Equifax</b> announced a data …

Identity Theft

5 Steps You Should Take To Protect Yourself After Massive Equifax Hack

On Thursday, Equifax announced that from mid-May through July 2017, criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Specifically, this hack may potentially impact 143 million U.S. consumers. The information accessed includes names, Social Security …

Identity Theft

The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea

On the ground in Pyongyang: Could Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump goad each other into a devastating confrontation?<p>1. The Madman Theory<p>The United States has no diplomatic relations with North Korea, so there is no embassy in Washington, but for years the two countries have relied on the “New York …

North Korea

A Unique Platform for Educating New Doctors on Efficient EHR Use

September 05, 2017 - Over the past few years, the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine began to notice a problem. …

The Best Kettlebell Exercises That Don’t Involve Swinging

When you think about kettlebell exercises, you probably think first of Russian or American kettlebell swings — probably the most common and …

4 Ways to Find Your Retirement Number

Do you know your "retirement number?" If not, you're risking running out of money after you retire.<p>Before you can start saving for retirement, you've …

Most self-made millionaires follow this one simple rule — and so can you

Feel like you’re constantly spinning your wheels when it comes to saving money only to end up in the red each month? You may think that getting a …

The best places for hiking near Chicago

The best spots for hiking near Chicago include both high degree-of-difficulty trails for rugged outdoorsmen and easy loops that make for great things …

Hiking

Flattening The 'Mummy Tummy' With 1 Exercise, 10 Minutes A Day

I admit it. I have a "mummy tummy," also known as "mommy pooch." You know, that soft jelly belly you retain after having a baby — it makes you look a few months pregnant.<p>I've tried to convince myself that the pooch is a valiant badge of motherhood, but who am I kidding? The pooch bothers me. And it …

Pregnancy

The Potential for Blockchain to Transform Electronic Health Records

A vexing problem facing health care systems throughout the world is how to share more medical data with more stakeholders for more purposes, all while ensuring data integrity and protecting patient privacy.<p>Traditionally, the interoperability of medical data among institutions has followed three …

What's Actually Wrong With the U.S. Health System

A new report shows why American health care performs so poorly compared to its rivals—and suggests the Obamacare replacement proposals aren’t the way to fix it.<p>On the heels of the Senate’s latest attempt at replacing the Affordable Care Act, the Commonwealth Fund has released its latest evaluation …

Health Care

Here's how health insurance in the US became tied to jobs

In Washington, the debate largely centers on the level of assistance the federal government should provide to the millions of people under age 65 who don't get insurance at work. Most Western nations offer universal health coverage.<p>More than any other country, the US relies on employers to provide …

Health Care

Turkish Get-Ups: The Best Exercise You’re Not Doing

How Long Will It Take Me to Save a Million Dollars?

A million dollars by retirement is a common savings goal, but be sure you calculate how long it will take you to amass that -- in order to know when …