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5 Things to Know Now About the GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Plan

Tax credits for the oldest and poorest Americans would be cut.<p>At long last, House Republicans have unveiled their replacement plan for the Affordable …

5 can't-miss apps: Hipstamatic DSPO, Funny or Die News Flash and more

With the Apple Watch finally launching — and bringing thousands of new and updated apps with it — you may have missed some of this week's best new …

Beer brews up a following in France's wine country

In the southern port city of Marseille, France, one man is brewing up a bit of a beer culture, in a country traditionally valued for its wine.<p>At an outdoor terrace in Marseille, three couples bring their glasses together to make a toast — with beer — regular, old, watery, tap beer. In French, one …

Europeans are now too cheap for Champagne

The past few years haven’t been kind to France’s most famous sparkling wine. For the second consecutive year, the world drank less Champagne than it did in the previous year. Current estimates have sales volumes falling by 3% to 4% this year, after dropping over 4% in 2012.<p>Champagne’s fall from …

French Government

Biotech Firm: We Will 3D Print A Human Liver In 2014

2014 could be a landmark year for an amazing medical technology: human organs built by 3D printers.<p>San Diego biotech firm Organovo promises that its "bioprinting" technology will successfully print a human liver by the end of 2014, the company told Computerworld's Lucas Mearian.<p>Mearian reports:<p>Like …

Focusing Capital on the Long Term

Since the 2008 financial crisis and the onset of the Great Recession, a growing chorus of voices has urged the United States and other economies to move away from their focus on “quarterly capitalism” and toward a true long-term mind-set. This topic is routinely on the meeting agendas of the OECD, …

Classic (and Soon to be Classic) Christmas Reads

MPMK’s resident children’s literature expert Janssen is back today sharing 10 must-read Christmas books. I’ve just finished putting several of them …

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Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won

ComScore research shows that while Apple suffered a PR disaster over maps, Google lost 23m iPhone users in the US<p>Apple's maps have turned out to be a hit with iPhone and iPad users in the US - despite the roasting that they were given when they first appeared in September 2012.<p>But Google - which …

Google Maps left out in the cold as most iPhone users stick with Apple Maps

Apple Maps may not have had the best of starts, but data from ComScore shows that most iPhone users have stuck with the app rather than reinstalling Google Maps. Google Maps lost 23M iPhone users in the US alone in the last year, with similar numbers expected elsewhere.<p>The figures show that in …

Music lessons in early childhood may improve brain's performance

Results suggest it might be better to start musical training before age of seven, says study's author<p>Music lessons in early childhood lead to changes in the brain that could improve its performance far into adulthood, researchers say.<p>Brain scans of young adults revealed that those who had formal …

Make your home a hangout for your kids and their friends

Is your home their favorite place to be?<p>When my kids were young I often encountered moms with older kids who would say, "Enjoy them while they are …

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When It Comes to Female Bosses, Women Can Be Their Own Worst Enemy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When it comes to attitudes about women in the workplace and having a female boss, Americans have …

Somali pirates will be back when they figure out their inventory management problem

Piracy in Somalia is a business like any other, with the attendant problems: inventory management, human resources, legal. And, according to an analysis by the World Bank, it’s a business that could start heating up again after a brief hiatus.<p>The seizure and ransom of ships steaming toward the Suez …

Africa

Healthcare.gov Has Enrolled At Least 40,000 in Private Plans

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>According to "people familiar" with Healthcare.gov, the struggling website enrolled 40,000 to 50,000 …

'Invisible' Bike Helmets Are A Real Thing Now

If so, then two Swedish industrial design students have solved your problem and have created an "invisible helmet" for cyclists.<p>Bike helmets are a very important safety feature, especially for those who cycle around a busy city where both drivers and pedestrians can be a problem. But there is no …

Exercise during pregnancy gives babies' brains a boost

Attention pregnant women: If you want to help your child get into Harvard, lace up those sneakers and exercise!<p>Hardly a week goes by without science delivering new evidence that exercise boosts the brain. Studies have linked exercise to brain health in senior citizens, middle-aged adults and kids. …

Pregnancy

Report on climate change depicts a planet in peril

Climate change will disrupt not only the natural world but society, posing risks to resources and fomenting conflict, panel says.<p>November 11, 2013|By Tony Barboza<p>New York is among the coastal cities around the world that face a threat from… (Mark Lennihan / Associated…)<p>Climate change will disrupt …

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Senate Dems to W.H.: Fix Obamacare

Democratic senators have a warning for the White House: Fix Obamacare’s problems or put Senate seats at risk next year.<p>In interviews, Democratic senators running in 2014, party elders and Senate leaders said the Obama administration must rescue the law from its rocky start before it emerges as a …

Marriage as a 'luxury good': The class divide in who gets married and divorced

Forget that old adage, first comes love, then comes marriage. These days, it's more like, first comes college, a good job, maybe a house and a savings account – and then we can talk about marriage.<p>As a battle rages over the rights of gay and lesbian couples to get married, experts say the share of …

20 After-School Activities That Are Actually Fun

Because your kids are always in the pursuit of happiness. And hey, they might learn from these too (but don't tell them that)!

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Obamacare losers could pack punch

Meet the new Soccer Mom: Obamacare losers.<p>Millions of married, older, white, college-educated, GOP-leaning Americans have quickly seen their political profile rise after their health insurance companies sent them cancellation letters with the launch of the giant new health care law.<p>It’s not a huge …

In Almost Every European Country, Bikes Are Outselling New Cars

We know that Europeans love their bicycles — think Amsterdam or Paris. Denmark even has highways specifically for cyclists.<p>Indeed, earlier this month, NPR's Lauren Frayer reported that Spain, which has long had a love affair with cars, is embracing the bicycle: For the first time on record, Lauren …

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

Career Advice for Millennials

12 Ways to Become the Office Superstar<p>Tired of the bad rap millennials get? Overcome it with these tips from career expert Dan Schawbel<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>You've heard that millennials are power-hungry, overconfident people who spend all day attached to their iPhones and want constant promotions. …