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Add a Dose of Harvard to the Bezos-Buffett-Dimon Health Mix

Everything about Amazon.com Inc., Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.’s enigmatic effort to reduce health-care costs has been unusual.  On Wednesday, the triumverate stuck to their strange guns by picking renowned surgeon, writer and Harvard public-health researcher Atul Gawande to run their new company. It’s easy to peg the choice as something of a victory for incumbents. Gawande is brilliant. But he has no …

WHO takes transgenderism out of mental illness category

New catalogue lists gender incongruence under conditions related to sexual health Transgender people, who identify as the opposite gender to the one they were born with, should no longer be considered mentally ill, according to a new UN categorisation. The World Health Organization issued a new catalogue Monday covering 55,000 diseases, injuries and causes of death, …

29 Tasteless yet Incredible Creations

Why would you make this? Who cares, it’s how well they’re made that matters. Some of these are pretty rad. Check out r/ATBGE for more. 1 Pin It Via KevlarYarmulke 2 Pin It Via ALEX_CADLE_ 3 Pin It Via Bazzer03 4 Pin It Via antillus 5 Pin It Via supernerdpp 6 Pin It Via hootersbutwithcats 7 …

The Taxicab Bubble Couldnt Last Forever

Bloomberg News on Monday posted an article about something that has become a pretty big deal in New York City: Taxi drivers are committing suicide. Since November, six drivers, beset with financial difficulties, have taken their own lives, most recently last Friday. After every death, there are calls from the Taxi Workers Alliance, which represents the drivers …

Bakewell pudding ‘lost in space’

Image copyright S. Anselm’s School Image caption The Bakewell pudding before take off It was expected to reach heights of about 35,000m (114,000ft). Image copyright S. Anselm’s School Image caption The trackers on the balloon records its position, along with temperatures and photographs She said the pupils have raised about £1,600 for the Guide Dogs for …

How Hydrating Is Sparkling Water, Anyway?

As the weather heats up and we all begin looking for delicious (and healthy) ways to stay hydrated, a couple persistent questions come up: Is sparkling water actually hydrating, and is it as good for us as plain water? Downing glasses of sparkling water can feel a little bit like cheating, because its effervescence is so …

Michigan residents receiving unusual envelopes in the mail, police say

Since then, police said they’ve fielded complaints from several other residents — both men and women — who have received similar packages. “We did listen to the CD and looked into the person that signed the letter and believe at this time there is nothing to worry about,” authorities said. That didn’t stop people from flagging their …
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