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A Look at E-Cigarettes: Who's Using Them & Where? | The State of the Union, Through an Artist's Eyes | How to Take the Plunge & Do What You Love

Monday, January 27, 2014

Ukraine Slides Further into Political Chaos | A Look at E-Cigarettes: Who's Using Them & Where? | Businesses & Consumers Hit by U.S. Propane Shortage | The State of the Union, Through an Artist's Eyes |  How to Take the Plunge & Do What You Love

Cutting Spousal Benefits Might Not Save Firms Money After All

Saturday, January 25, 2014

UPS and other employers looking to reduce spending are cutting back on health care coverage for employees' spouses. But a new study shows that if every employer starts doing this, then nobody wins.

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How Vaccine Fears Fueled The Resurgence Of Preventable Diseases

Saturday, January 25, 2014

An interactive map shows how measles and whooping cough have made a comeback in the U.S. and Europe, even though they're easily prevented by a few shots. The surge of these diseases coincides with changes in views about vaccine safety.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: Taking a Gander at Eating Goose

Friday, January 24, 2014

Legend is that geese saved ancient Rome from Gallic invaders. These days, goose is also a comparatively sustainable, responsible choice for meat eaters, too. Hank Shaw explained why and shared his recipe for Pan-Seared Goose Breast With Orange and Ouzo.

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Last Chance Foods

Recipe: Pan-Roasted Goose Breasts with Orange and Ouzo

Friday, January 24, 2014

Difficulty: **
Serves 4 to 6
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

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This is another combination of duck and citrus, only with a Greek twist: ouzo, an anise-flavored liqueur. Ouzo is available at most liquor stores, and you can substitute any similar liquor, such as Pernod, pastis, raki, tsipouro, sambuca, anisette, and so on. If you don’t drink alcohol, double the amount of chopped fennel and add some fennel seeds or aniseeds.

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When Elderly Are Hospitalized, Families Face Tough Decisions

Friday, January 24, 2014

Some people might find it easier to write down the care they want and the kind they prefer not to have in living wills. Others might prefer to talk more generally with their relatives about issues like life support.

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Dry January: Giving Up Booze For A Month Does Have Benefits

Friday, January 24, 2014

For regular drinkers, the New Year's resolution tradition may involve what's known as a dry January: giving up booze for a month. But could such a short-term breakup with alcohol really impart any measurable health benefits? A small but intriguing study suggests yes.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Tips for Building Brain Power

Friday, January 24, 2014

For his new book, Smarter: The New Science of Building Brain Power, Dan Hurley tried out all sorts of brain-boosting techniques so you don't have to. He offers his top tips, from enlisting the help of the internet to taking advantage of a wandering mind.

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On The Media

New Frontiers in Child Porn Law

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Supreme Court is weighing how much defendants convicted of possessing images of child pornography should have to pay in restitution to the victims depicted in those images. The case involves a woman known as “Amy,” whose uncle raped her when she was a young girl and circulated photographs of the abuse online. He eventually went to jail, but those photos became among the most widely viewed child porn in the world. Karen Duffin reports on Amy’s quest for restitution.

 

Middlesex Times

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New Tech City

Stop! Recharge Yourself with this One Minute Digital Detox

Thursday, January 23, 2014

WNYC

Feeling taxed by 2014 already? Promised yourself you'd stop being a slave to your phone? Take one short minute for this fun video guide to a digital detox. 

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Potential Carcinogen In Colas Has FDA Reviewing Data

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A new study from Consumer Reports finds varying levels of 4-MEI –listed as a carcinogen in California — in popular sodas. The chemical is created during the manufacturing of caramel color used to dye sodas brown. Coke has reformulated its sodas to bring down levels, but Pepsi is still transitioning.

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Texas Issues Tough Rules For Insurance Navigators

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The insurance commissioner in Texas has toughened regulations covering the workers helping people sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act. Texas officials say the regulations are needed to protect consumer privacy. Supporters of the health law say they're an attempt to thwart Obamacare.

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WNYC News

Aid for Brooklyn Hospitals May Come from Washington: Will it Be Enough?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

With two Brooklyn hospitals teetering on the brink of insolvency, Gov. Cuomo used his budget address this week to reiterate a plea for $10 billion in federal aid. But will it be enough to fix New York's hospital infrastructure?

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Contagious Cancer In Dogs Leaves Prehistoric Paw Prints

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Dogs can catch a strange type of cancer through sex. Now scientists have decoded the DNA of the tumor and found that the cancer cells are a living fossil of an ancient dog that lived thousands of years ago. This cancer doesn't affect people, but the findings may offer insights into how tumors fool the human immune system.

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How Will Medicare Pull Back The Curtain On Pay For Doctors?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

After successful legal challenges, Medicare will soon begin to release data about how much it pays doctors. The details remain unknown, but three recent projects offer clues. Don't expect an app or website that will be easy for consumers to use.

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Science Friday

SciFri: James Dyson: ‘Failures Are Interesting’

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Inventor James Dyson built 5,127 prototypes before completing his first bagless vacuum.

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Science Friday

SciFri: A ‘Personal’ Computer Turns 30

Thursday, January 23, 2014

On January 24, 1984, Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh computer to the world.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Star-Crossed Galaxies

Thursday, January 23, 2014

What happens when two spiral galaxies collide?

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Science Friday

SciFri: Sara Paretsky: ‘Critical Mass’

Thursday, January 23, 2014

In Critical Mass, a crime writer draws inspiration from an overlooked physics pioneer.

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Science Friday

SciFri: Is Coding the Language of the Digital Age?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that programming jobs will grow by 12 percent from 2010 to 2020.

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