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How data from fitness trackers, medical devices could affect health insurance.

Below is a link to completely clueless reportage about the use of wearables and fitness trackers by Big Brother, er, I mean, healthcare industry players that have only your interests at heart. 657 more words

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Pet Star of the Week - Tucker

It has been a busy week for pet portraits; especially with the little mini slates.  These are rapidly shrinking in size, as people want things they can wear as pendants that don’t feel like they would drag you to the bottom should you roll your kayak or jump in the pool.  247 more words


Poem by Keith Gaboury

The Man Who Lives in a Giant Naked Woman
Morton, Ella. “The Man Who Lives in a Giant Naked Woman.” Slate. 9 May 2014.

Armando sleeps in the fat… 174 more words


Slate: Killing With Kindness: Can how-to videos about slaughtering animals ever go viral?

Between 2011 and 2013, Brandon Sheard and Andrew Plotsky made three instructional cooking videos titled, collectively, “On the Anatomy of Thrift.” In these videos, which have been viewed 144,000 times total to date, jazzy music plays in the background as Sheard makes pork chops, rillettes, pâté, head cheese, and blood sausage. 160 more words


Venmo mobile payment service under fire for security carelessness

Venmo is taking heat after a news report last week revealed security holes you could “drive a truck through,” in the words of one aggrieved Venmo user whose account was defrauded to the tune of $2,850. 657 more words