Laura Fry

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You Gotta Eat: IRS Expects Real Businesses To Make Money

You may love what you do but at some point, you gotta eat.<p>That’s more or less the word from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) when it comes to being an independent contractor.<p>When you work for someone else – and you get a form W-2 – reporting your income is easy. You enter the information from the …

When Sex Ed Discusses Gender Inequality, Sex Gets Safer

A new study shows a "striking" difference in effectiveness between programs that address gender and power, and those that don't.<p>“Comprehensive sex education” is a vague term. It’s often used in opposition with “abstinence-only,” but that only means that, at a baseline, it includes information about …

Glitch in iPad app delays dozens of American Airlines flights

More than 50 American Airlines flights across the country have been delayed as of Wednesday morning because of a glitch in an iPad app that allows pilots to view flight plans.<p>American Airlines, based in Fort Worth, said the problem was caused by an iPad app that provides navigational charts for …

Billionaires versus big oil

<i>Above illustration by Vladimir Shelest: Photographs by Fink: Mardi Welch Dickinson—Kymry Group; Skoll: Jamie McCarthy—Getty Images; Walton: Sarah</i> …

Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

Psychology

What Does Your Flight Number Mean?

We all know that flight numbers are important when it comes to checking airport gate monitors or flight statuses online, but beyond that, do we …

Digital Natives, Yet Strangers to the Web

Today's schools are focusing on boosting kids’ technological proficiency and warning them about the perils of the web. But something critical is missing from this education.<p>When Reuben Loewy took up his first teaching gig in 2012, he had a major revelation: The digital revolution has dramatically …

Princeton consortium formed to visualize Big Data

If a picture is worth a thousands words, a computer graphic is worth millions. With that in mind, Princeton University has formed a consortium that …

These former Microsoft engineers want to manage your big data projects

Pepperdata co-founders Sean Suchter and Chad Carson spent the last decade managing web-scale computing environments for Inktomi, Yahoo and …

Redhead banned from school for being too ginger

A 17-year-old, who was about to sit her senior exams, has been banned from school because her hair is too ginger.<p>Emily Reay has naturally auburn …

29 million US health records exposed by data breaches between 2010 and 2013

Most of the information was stored electronically<p>Approximately 29 million health records were affected by data breaches between 2010 and 2013 in the US — 67 percent of which were stored electronically, according to a study published in the <i>Journal of the American Medical Association</i> today. These …

Data breaches exposed 29 million US health records in 4 years

If there are any doubts left that health care data breaches are a major problem, the medical industry just put them to rest. Researchers have published a study showing that a whopping 29.1 million American health records were compromised between 2010 and 2013. Most of them (58 percent) were exposed …

Health Records

Watson Health to analyze data from HealthKit & Medtronic

IBM has announced the launch of Watson Health with early partners Apple, Johnson & Johnson, and Medtronic feeding data into this advanced analytics …

Ben Wellington: How we found the worst place to park in New York City — using big data

Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)

Random Bedtimes Breed Bad Behavior In Kids

Parents learn the hard way that late bedtimes make for cranky kids the next day. But inconsistent bedtimes may have a greater effect on children's behavior, a study says.<p>Kids who didn't go to bed on a regular schedule had more behavior problems at home and at school. When those children were put to …