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74% of renters would forgo medical care to make rent

An online survey conducted by Wakefield Research — said to be the first to examine the link between high rents and the ability to pay medical bills — found that more than half of all renters delay seeking medical care because they can’t afford it after paying such high rental costs.
Tags: Health, Opinion, Radio, Agent, Wakefield Research, Select, Renters, Lew Sichelman

Theranos documentary review: The Inventor’s horrifying optimism

A blood-splattered Theranos machine nearly pricks an employee struggling to fix it. This gruesome graphical rendering is what you’ll walk away from HBO’s “The Inventor” with. It finally gives a visual to the startup’s laboratory fraud detailed in words by John Carreyrou’s book “Bad Blood”. The documentary that premiered tonight at Sundance Film Festival explores how the move fast and break things ethos of Silicon Valley is “really dangerous when people’s lives are in the balance” as former e...
Tags: Health, TC, Facebook, Hbo, Opinion, India, Tech, Oscar, Myanmar, Silicon Valley, Alex Gibney, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Sundance

When Is It the Better Part of Valor to Keep Your Mouth Shut?

Opinions abound on topics ranging from politics to religion, from relationships to climate change. Conversations no longer just happen around the water cooler at work. With the advent of social media, sharing those beliefs is as easy as tapping fingers on keyboard and pressing “post.” There was a time when the “taboo subjects” of sex, religion, and death were simply not discussed in polite company. These days, the gloves are off and we go at it with gusto, daring to strike back at anyone who...
Tags: Psychology, Technology, Opinion, Relationships, Wikipedia, Disney, Social Media, Self-help, Self-esteem, Resentment, Offense, Internet Trolls

How Juul made vaping viral to become worth a dirty $38 billion

A Juul is not a cigarette. It’s much easier than that. Through devilishly slick product design I’ll discuss here, the startup has massively lowered the barrier to getting hooked on nicotine. Juul has dismantled every deterrent to taking a puff. The result is both a new $38 billion valuation thanks to a $12.8 billion investment from Marlboro Cigarettes-maker Altria this week, and an explosion in popularity of vaping amongst teenagers and the rest of the population. Game recognize game, and Al...
Tags: Apple, Health, Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Ecommerce, Tobacco, South Park, Cdc, Opinion, Funding, Israel, US, Tech

How Nurses in World War I Helped Change Ideas About What Women Could Accomplish

How did a grateful nation reward all those women who had come to its defense? Rather stingily, considering their service
Tags: Health, News, Opinion, Uncategorized, World War I

Yes, Avicii’s death should be a wake-up call – and not just for EDM

The death of 28-year-old star producer/DJ Avicii comes as a shock to many. It’s also easy to reduce to another example of party world excess, or to say it’s just about big-money EDM and pop. But it should be a bigger wake up call than that. To me, the most alarming reaction I’ve heard from the electronic music world is, “oh, who’s that?” – not from people who genuinely don’t know, but from those who are making a show of pretending not to know. And the reason that should be unsettling is, it al...
Tags: Health, Music, Usa, Sweden, Opinion, Wikipedia, US, America, Indianapolis, United States, Bob Dylan, Obituaries, Editorials, Stories, Rolling Stone, Stockholm

Why Kendall Jenner's Acne Going Viral Is Part of a Bigger Problem

If you meet someone who hasn't dealt with acne, consider them a unicorn and put them in the Smithsonian. It's a rite of passage for many people, and as we age, we're learning that due to our hormones, adult acne is commonplace. And frankly, it's nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed of. Acne does not mean you aren't clean. It doesn't mean you haven't tried everything you can to get rid of it. There are so many factors now when it comes to blemish-prone skin: it can be as simple as changing your ...
Tags: Opinion, Los Angeles, Acne, Beauty, Kendall Jenner, Golden Globe Awards, Facetune, Kendall, Lyman, Celebrity Beauty, Beauty Essay, Popsugar, Award Season, Globes Kendall, Andrea Berk, Daniel Lyman LCSW Lyman

The difference between good and bad Facebooking

 “Social media” is a clumsy term that entangles enriching social interaction with mindless media consumption. It’s a double-edged sword whose sides aren’t properly distinguished. Taken as a whole, we can’t decide if it “brings the world closer together” like Facebook’s new mission statement says, or leaves us depressed and isolated. Read More
Tags: Health, Social, TC, Mobile, Facebook, Apps, Opinion, Tech, Time Well Spent

Pricey Technology Is Keeping People Alive Who Don’t Want to Live

Opinion: Some medical technology is improving life and worsening death. The post Pricey Technology Is Keeping People Alive Who Don’t Want to Live appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Health, Death, Science, Medicine, Opinion

10 Benefits from being Angry

It occurred to me that often people hold onto behavior because it is helpful for them. So I started to think of all the ways that people benefit from being Angry and it seems like I should share it. Hope you enjoy. It doesn’t require listening. When people are angry with you they don’t listen. I don’t think this is just a consequence of their anger, but also a reason for it. People feel justified in not listening when they are angry, but what if they are using anger in order to not listen? It p...
Tags: Health, Social, Work, Art, Parents, Opinion, Life, Parent, Nsa, Age, Love, Time, Old, Lp, Nes, Use

Opportunity isn’t enough

Opportunity isn’t enough. Justice and fairness requires a level playing field for everyone. Why am I talking about this? I read that the language of the new health care act talks about “opportunity”. Meanwhile a new independent study confirms today that 14 million people will go without healthcare, and even more in the future. This is not a better system. I am not arguing for the ACA or for the new health care act. I am arguing that when we use language that promises opportunity, it isn’t enough...
Tags: Health, Security, Social, Food, Art, Family, Law, Opinion, Life, Study, Clothing, Age, Future, Employment, America, Old

Is the TV show Colony the future of the US?

I was watching a TV show on Netflix called Colony and it seems like it could be the future of the US. Why would I say this? Elements of this show are what many US citizens want, and it surprises me. For one it has a wall surrounding LA. Then as if that isn’t enough, an overwhelming military force to enforce martial law. Mysterious disappearances by the military, along with undefined detention. Just like Guantanamo and other examples that currently happen. It has food and labor shortages. The dis...
Tags: Health, Home, Coffee, Food, Art, TV, Guantanamo, Law, Opinion, Age, Future, US, Poverty, Author, Watch, App

Health Care & Politics

This is what a pre-existing condition looks like. It's no secret that the ACA (Affordable Care Act) is under extreme pressure right now. It is on the verge of being completely dismantled by our government. Replacement is still hazy, with no real plan being announced for something to take the place of ACA at this time. I'm doing my best to keep up with what's happening on this front, but [Author: Cara]
Tags: Politics, Opinion, Insurance, Diabetes, Health Insurance, ACA, Advocacy, Homeschooling, Cara, DPAC

Women are happier as they age

In this study it talks about women’s emotional health is better as they get older. Apparently women have lots of stress about aging due to fears of being less attractive/healthy. Men don’t need a hot body, we need a good person to know. Society pressure says that as women age they are less valuable. Well that is clearly wrong. People become more valuable as they gain knowledge and wisdom, no matter what might happen to their bodies. One of the saddest things in life is when people define themse...
Tags: Health, Wisdom, Opinion, Life, Parent, Study, Age, Value, Women, Fantasy, Belief, Society, Old, Lp, Nes, SM

It’s not me, its you. Study shows 50% of US citizens have issues!

I told a friend today that when someone treats you bad, it says everything about them and nothing about you. I’m not sure he believed me. Tomorrow I am going to share this study with him. This study says that 50% of US citizens either have a chronic health condition, mental disorder or substance abuse issue. Those are really serious issues. So it is understandable that manners are probably low on their list. I used to take personally how people treated me. The first time that I was let go was be...
Tags: Health, Food, Videos, Business, Video, Money, Drugs, Opinion, Life, Study, Face, Age, Love, Time, Support, US

Thrive Market it is a partial answer to Whole Foods

Being healthy and wanting to eat organic food can be tough in some areas of New York. So I tried the Thrive Market and it is a partial answer to Whole foods. The downside is that it doesn’t have fruit, vegetables or meat. So that still requires another source. I also just tried Fresh Direct and my first order was a success. The price was fair and the products were in good shape and well packaged. It was worth the money. So using both of these online services seem like a convenient way to get foo...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Health, Amazon, Work, Food, Art, Pet, Business, Family, New York, Money, Shopping, Review, Whole Foods, Opinion

3 Behaviors That Could Wreak Havoc On Your Life

So, stop doing that! Let me ask you a question: Are you trying to wreck your own life? I’m asking because it seems like the only possible explanation for some of the batshit crazy stuff we choose to do. I’m not pointing fingers. Think of me as the little Monopoly guy in a striped jail bird suit — Guilty as charged! But, I’m going to be blunt here, we all seem to love wreaking havoc in our own lives by clinging to dumb ideas and behaviors that are getting use nowhere. New Study Reveals What Th...
Tags: Psychology, Energy, Facebook, Identity, Opinion, Life, Love, Habits, Happiness, Creative, Values, Self-help, Self-esteem, Overwhelmed, Feelings, Behaviors

Verizon Safety Mode slow but helpful

If you have Verizon wireless you know that they are perhaps the best network, but the worst at features for the money. However they are finally catching up, and that is appreciated for those of us who have a Verizon device. I had a friend give me a Verizon iPhone so I have kept it. I had used AT&T primarily before and they were terrible in every way. I tried to go with T mobile but they couldn’t get their act together, and my experience with Sprint was a disaster. So out of the group Verizon see...
Tags: Iphone, Health, Work, Art, Mobile, Verizon, Music, Money, Email, Free, Safety, Internet, Opinion, Life, Government, Love

Stories from my Past: Sitting with the smart kids

I didn’t feel that I fit into any groups at school, so I was friendly with all of them. Since I had this policy at a young age, it helped me to not define myself too closely with any one group of people. They all seemed nice, but limited in their opinions and outlook. I never told them this, just kept quiet and contributed to the current conversation. I am sharing this because one time I sat with the smart kids. They talked about smart things and then they got cruel. Smart people often like to m...
Tags: Health, Art, Kids, Media, Arts, Opinion, Age, Time, Value, Women, Sharing, Old, Lp, SM, Smart, Use

Caught on Camera UK show instructive in a surprising way

Caught on Camera UK show instructive in a surprising way. Not because of the dumb criminals, but the type of society UK seems to be. First it is clear that CCTV (close camera TV) is something that UK citizens feel is worthwhile. However they still seem to hate it as well. For example, they had riots multiple years repeatedly and getting more violent each time. I can understand people want to feel security and order, but they also give up a great deal of their privacy as well. It doesn’t seem lik...
Tags: Health, Doctor, Security, Work, Art, Video, Tools, UK, TV, Crime, Legal, Privacy, Free, Safety, Drugs, Opinion

Learning what makes you happy

Life is a process of learning what makes you happy. I have recently learned that I do better when I avoid food containing wheat. It seems when I eat food with wheat I feel sick, get headaches and other things. I always had those symptoms but figured it was due to something else. In the past I have also learned that by avoiding: corn, soy, and dairy I feel better. I can tolerate small amounts, but any more than a mouthful and I start to feel sick. Why am I sharing this? I grew up eating all of th...
Tags: Health, Doctor, Food, Art, Learning, Wisdom, Opinion, Life, Time, Interesting, Water, Avoid, Sharing, Lp, SM, ADE

Don’t set comfort settings to maximum

I was curious about lumbar support so I turned it to maximum. What a mistake that was! It made my back very sore and so I turned it off and my back slowly got better. If you are curious you experience many things that you don’t necessarily need to experience. Yet for some strange reason, I am glad that I have experiences even if they turn out to be painful. Many experiences turn out to be joyful and you while you can minimize pain, you will also minimize your joy. It makes sense doesn’t it that ...
Tags: Health, Work, Learning, Opinion, Life, Mba, Love, Time, Support, Natural, Old, Lp, Use, ADE, App, iCal

Stories from my Past: I have cancer

What looks like a disaster often works out for the best. I went to a coin machine that counts your coins and when I put them in, the machine stopped working. I was embarrassed worried that I had broken the machine. The woman who was responsible for it said not to worry it just ran out of paper to print a receipt. So while she was loading it with a new roll of paper another customer wanted to use it as well. To pass the time I was making small talk with him and he shared that he had cancer. I lis...
Tags: Health, Work, Art, Business, Mac, Opinion, Life, Mba, Cancer, Time, Disaster, Lp, Nes, SM, Use, App

Interesting documentary Tony Robbins: I am not your Guru

I watched this documentary this weekend and I have mixed thoughts about it. Here is my issue with Tony Robbins. He seems to be a sincere, honest and well-intentioned person. It is clear that he has some great instincts, and can easily connect with people. No doubt he helps many people and probably saves lives as well. He specifically asks people who are thinking about committing suicide, and works with them in some way. However with all that said, there are some problems that this documentary sh...
Tags: Psychology, Decisions, Work, Art, Learning, Documentary, Opinion, Suicide, Life, Face, Bt, Age, Gift, Tech, Tony Robbins, Interesting

To End the Opioid Epidemic, We Need Way More Than OD Treatments

Naloxone will undoubtedly save many people, preserving the lives of addicts who might have otherwise perished. But it may also result in an increase of overdoses, and addicts. The post To End the Opioid Epidemic, We Need Way More Than OD Treatments appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Health, Science, Congress, Opinion, Tech, Opioids, Naloxone

Monkeys who eat human food get sick

You can read in this research study that monkeys who eat human food get sick. It seems we can draw several conclusions here. The human food that they were eating isn’t as healthy as their natural food. The monkeys who did not eat the human food rarely were sick. The human food they were eating was preferable to their natural food in taste, they choose it, but taste alone doesn’t determine if something is good for us. Monkeys are no smarter than humans in choosing appropriate food choice. There...
Tags: Apple, Health, Food, Art, Opinion, Animals, Study, Time, Research, Natural, Amazing, Lp, Monkey, Monkeys, SM, Smart

Stories from My Past: My first trip to the liquor store

My first trip to the liquor store isn’t what you might think. In fact, I was there for a friend. I grew up and the older I got, the less healthy one of my teachers became. She had a terminal disease, and sometimes it would hit her harder than other times and she would find it painful to walk. Well of course, I liked her because she thought I was great, so I felt bad for her when she was more sick. One time she hadn’t gone to the social occasion where I would see her, and I asked someone where sh...
Tags: Health, Social, Work, Home, Class, Education, Opinion, Time, Old, Lp, SM, Use, ADE, App, Like, Look

Keep Healthy Apricot Coconut bars delicious

I tried a Keep Healthy Apricot coconut bar and it was delicious! It had all natural ingredients and was affordable. No I am not getting any benefit to saying this, just sharing something that I found that you might like. One of the things I really liked about this is that most bars pair it with chocolate. Certainly delicious and good, but having it stand on its own allows you to further appreciate the coconut flavor. I tried one of the other flavors the Date Pecan and it was good, but I like the...
Tags: Health, Food, Art, Science, Free, Mac, Whole Foods, Opinion, Time, Risk, Sharing, Natural, AE, App, Like, Stand

Never take the first offer

You might have learned in life to never take the first offer that is presented. It really is surprising how it always works in your favor. I had a friend who was very responsible and always paid his bills. He had one credit card and he always paid it off every month. So while I was his roommate he always got a ton of credit card offers. I offered to help deal with mail so I would open them up and let him know the terms. A funny thing happened. Every month he would get a better offer than the mon...
Tags: Health, Work, Art, Business, Jobs, Game, Funny, Opinion, Life, Relationships, Value, Women, Lp, Nes, Use, ADE

Your Healthy Lifestyle Won’t Necessarily Make You Healthier

Public health researchers are beginning to see that changes in how you live are no guarantee of changes in your health. That changes how they should do research. The post Your Healthy Lifestyle Won't Necessarily Make You Healthier appeared first on WIRED.
Tags: Health, Science, Medicine, Opinion, Lifestyle, Metascience

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