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Global Study: Kids Today Are In Worse Shape Than Their Parents Were [Marilynn Marchione, AP, Business Insider - 11/20/13] - http://www.businessinsider.com/global-...
Global Study: Kids Today Are In Worse Shape Than Their Parents Were [Marilynn Marchione, AP, Business Insider - 11/20/13]
It takes children 90 seconds longer to run a mile (1.6 kilometer) than their counterparts did 30 years ago. Heart-related fitness has declined 5 percent per decade since 1975 for children ages 9 to 17. (American Heart Association conference featured the research on Tuesday) - - Mitchell Tsai from Bookmarklet
Considering the kids' parents are my generation's children, and we were told the same thing when we were kids, I am not surprised. Back then they blamed it on cars and TV. - m9m, Crone of FriendFeed
It's a gradual thing in the developed world. With each generation we seem to get more sedentary. - Spidra Webster
The evolution of beauty: Face the facts, What makes for a beautiful visage, and why, may have been discovered accidentally on a Russian fur farm [Economist - 11/16/13] - http://www.economist.com/news...
The evolution of beauty: Face the facts, What makes for a beautiful visage, and why, may have been discovered accidentally on a Russian fur farm [Economist - 11/16/13]
Dmitry Belyaev tried to breed silver foxes to make them tamer and thus easier for farmers to handle. He found the animals’ coats developed patches of colour; their ears became floppy; their skulls became rounded and foreshortened; their faces flattened; their noses got stubbier; and their jaws shortened, thus crowding their teeth. - Mitchell Tsai from Bookmarklet
The Bottom Billion - Paul Collier - Books - Review [Niall Ferguson, New York Times - 7/1/07] - http://www.nytimes.com/2007...
Africa's economic future - On one side of the argument is Jeffrey D. Sachs, the director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University and the author of “The End of Poverty.” On the other is William Easterly of New York University, whose ironically titled “White Man’s Burden” lampoons Sachs as a modern version of a 19th-century utopian. - Mitchell Tsai
Collier who pointed out that nearly two-fifths of Africa’s private wealth is held abroad, much of it in Swiss bank accounts. - Mitchell Tsai
Collier’s title refers to the 980 million people living in what he calls “trapped countries,” those that are “clearly heading toward what might be described as a black hole.” Not all these people are Africans. Some live in Bolivia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Haiti, Laos, North Korea and Yemen. But 70 percent of the bottom billion live in Africa, and there is good reason to expect that proportion to rise. - Mitchell Tsai
What’s He Really Like? Check the Lulu App [Deborah Schoeneman, NYTimes - 11/20/13] - http://www.nytimes.com/2013...
What’s He Really Like? Check the Lulu App [Deborah Schoeneman, NYTimes - 11/20/13]
On Lulu, women can rate men in categories — ex-boyfriend, crush, together, hooked-up, friend or relative — with a multiple-choice quiz. Women, their gender verified by their Facebook logins, add pink hashtags to a man’s profile ranging from the good (#KinkyInTheRightWays) to the bad (#NeverSleepsOver) to the ugly (#PornEducated). - Mitchell Tsai from Bookmarklet
A Cold War Fought by Women [John Tierney, NYTimes - 11/18/13] - http://www.nytimes.com/2013...
A Cold War Fought by Women [John Tierney, NYTimes - 11/18/13]
In jeans, she attracted little notice and no negative comments from the students, whose reactions were being secretly recorded during the encounter and after the woman left the room. But when she wore the other outfit, virtually all the students reacted with hostility. - Mitchell Tsai from Bookmarklet
Most of the aggression, though, happened after she left the room. Then the students laughed about her and impugned her motives. One student suggested that she dressed that way in order to have sex with a professor. Another said that her breasts “were about to pop out.” - Mitchell Tsai
The results of the experiment jibe with evidence that this “mean girl” form of indirect aggression is used more by adolescents and young women than by older women, who have less incentive to handicap rivals once they marry. Other studies have shown that the more attractive an adolescent girl or woman is, the more likely she is to become a target for indirect aggression from her female peers. - Mitchell Tsai
“Sex is coveted by men,” she said. “Accordingly, women limit access as a way of maintaining advantage in the negotiation of this resource. Women who make sex too readily available compromise the power-holding position of the group, which is why many women are particularly intolerant of women who are, or seem to be, promiscuous.” - Mitchell Tsai
GoldieBlox, Rube Goldberg, & Beastie Boys "Princess Machine" (a concert for little girls) - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
GoldieBlox, Rube Goldberg, & Beastie Boys "Princess Machine" (a concert for little girls)
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The Most Influential Businessmen [Forbes - 7/28/05] - http://www.forbes.com/2005...
The Most Influential Businessmen [Forbes - 7/28/05]
The Most Influential Businessmen [Forbes - 7/28/05]
The Most Influential Businessmen [Forbes - 7/28/05]
Why Does Health Care Cost so Much in America? Ask Harvard's David Cutler [David Cutler, PBS - 11/19/13] - http://www.pbs.org/newshou...
Why Does Health Care Cost so Much in America? Ask Harvard's David Cutler [David Cutler, PBS - 11/19/13]
3 Reasons (1) Administrative costs are astronomical (~25%). Next highest countries are ~10-15%. Duke University Hospital has 900 hospital beds and 1,300 billing clerks. The typical Canadian hospital has a handful of billing clerks. - Mitchell Tsai from Bookmarklet
(2) U.S. spends more than other countries on many of the same things; e.g. (a) drugs (b) doctors services (c) equipment - Mitchell Tsai
(3) Americans receive more medical care, not so much in terms of doctor visits [much fewer], but heart attack victims are more likely to get open heart surgery. In Ontario, Canada, 11 hospitals do open heart surgery. Pennsylvania has roughly the population of Ontario and it has 60+ hospitals that do open heart surgery. - Mitchell Tsai
There's so much waste in the system -- our best guess is that about a third of medical spending is not associated with improved outcomes. - Mitchell Tsai
Really what we're doing is two things: one is on the demand side trying to make people smarter consumers, and the second is on the provider side, eliminating the monetary incentives to do more testing and procedures. Instead, let's move to a system that says, "do what's appropriate, make the patients better and you'll get rewarded for it." - Mitchell Tsai
Increasingly, I believe insurers will make you pay more for care that you want to do that's not medically necessary. - Mitchell Tsai
Comment: Under Obamacare ANY state can opt out if they can provide a better plan for their citizens by 2017. Vermont is going Medicare-for-all. - Mitchell Tsai
Comment: Agree, we need to eliminate unneeded and costly support personnel. Case in point, a recent visit to a local hospital for a routine blood test involved seeing a receptionist checking for order request, fasting status, then told me to wait for the next clerk checking my I D, insurance cards and status, then told me to go to the blood draw section. A clerk checked and confirmed ny... more... - Mitchell Tsai
Comment: Why does healthcare cost so much in America? I'll give three reasons of my own, that are much more significant than his. (1) government subsidy of professional education (2) accounting regulations written by and for healthcare mega-corporations - namely, government endorsement of third party price collusion (as opposed to standard, free-market price negotiation between producers and consumers) (3) direct government intervention in the health insurance market - Mitchell Tsai
Comment: What's missing from this is that you're not telling everyone the cost of crime violence in that "we spend more on healthcare" figure. "The average cost to treat one gunshot victim at Loyola: $540,447. A stabbing victim: $245,652." - abc news "The average victim of a serious gun injury suffers physical and mental aftereffects for 20 years or more, according to Sager. That means... more... - Mitchell Tsai
http://www.nbcnews.com/health... In 2011, chronic illnesses account for 84 percent of costs overall among the entire population, not only of the elderly. Chronic illness among individuals younger than 65 years accounts for 67 percent of spending, - Mitchell Tsai
>>> This is one of the best short summaries of the major costs of US healthcare (most articles focus on 1 or 2 minor/medium issues). It doesn't touch on one of the big ones (1A) a small minority of people use 60-90% of the healthcare - who are they, and how can we improve their lives & decrease costs. It's also politically safe and doesn't look at the political reasons behind (1-2-3)... more... - Mitchell Tsai
An obvious one, the more you charge the more money you make? - Todd Hoff
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МакSим - Осколки
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Ани Лорак - Спроси
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Alan Watts by South Park creators (All in one in HD) - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Alan Watts by South Park creators (All in one in HD)
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Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup 2011 Belarus, Women's Group - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup 2011 Belarus, Women's Group
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more than a passion - sports acrobatics - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
more than a passion - sports acrobatics
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belgium women's group 2012 malikshaan - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
belgium women's group 2012 malikshaan
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WC Orlando (USA) 2012 - Russia 1, Women's Group - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
WC Orlando (USA) 2012 - Russia 1, Women's Group
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WC Orlando (USA) 2012 - China, Men's Group - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
WC Orlando (USA) 2012 - China, Men's Group
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WC Orlando (USA) 2012 -- Great Britain, Men's Group - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
WC Orlando (USA) 2012 -- Great Britain, Men's Group
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Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships 2010 - Russia Women's Group 1st place - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships 2010 - Russia Women's Group 1st place
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Acrobatic Gymnastics Worlds 2010 Ukraine WG Combined - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Acrobatic Gymnastics Worlds 2010 Ukraine WG Combined
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Above, Below and Around Paris, on Foot [Andrew Brenner, New York Times - 11/15/13] - http://www.nytimes.com/2013...
Above, Below and Around Paris, on Foot [Andrew Brenner, New York Times - 11/15/13]
But with four of us, there was safety in numbers, and so we set out into the darkness to explore one of the city’s more hidden treasures: the Petite Ceinture. Forget the Catacombes or the Égouts; impressive as Paris’s underground bone repository (the former) and sewers (the latter) are, the abandoned rail line encircling the city offers urban hikers a new perspective. - Mitchell Tsai from Bookmarklet
On a Mission Within Earshot of a War, Armed With Paint [Jodi Rudoren, New York Time - 11/14/13] - http://www.nytimes.com/2013...
On a Mission Within Earshot of a War, Armed With Paint [Jodi Rudoren, New York Time - 11/14/13]
Volvo Trucks - The Epic Split feat. Van Damme (Live Test 6) - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Volvo Trucks - The Epic Split feat. Van Damme (Live Test 6)
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Jean-Claude Van Damme's Volvo splits stunt between two semis - watch (& behind-the-scenes) [Andrea Reiher, Zap2it - 11/14/13] - http://blog.zap2it.com/pop2it...
Jean-Claude Van Damme's Volvo splits stunt between two semis - watch (& behind-the-scenes) [Andrea Reiher, Zap2it - 11/14/13]
Oedipal exposure: Leigh Ledare's photographs of his mother having sex [Sean Hagen, Guardian - 10/9/13] - http://www.theguardian.com/artandd...
Oedipal exposure: Leigh Ledare's photographs of his mother having sex [Sean Hagen, Guardian - 10/9/13]
Car Mechanic Dreams Up a Tool to Ease Births [Donald G McNeil, NYTimes - 11/13/13] - http://www.nytimes.com/2013...
Car Mechanic Dreams Up a Tool to Ease Births [Donald G McNeil, NYTimes - 11/13/13]
Jally--F3--Chinese Basketball Freestyle Crew - http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Jally--F3--Chinese Basketball Freestyle Crew
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Obamacare vs. American doctors [Marc Siegel, NY Daily News - 11/14/13] - http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion...
Obamacare vs. American doctors [Marc Siegel, NY Daily News - 11/14/13]
President Obama’s promise that you would get to keep your doctor was propaganda to me from the first time I heard it. Health care doesn’t work this way. How can you keep me as a doctor unless I decide to keep you as my patient? Don’t I have the fundamental right to choose? What happens if your health insurance plan pays me too little and overly restricts the prescriptions I write or the tests I try to order for your benefit? - Mitchell Tsai from Bookmarklet
"How can you keep me as your doctor if your new Obamacare insurance policy doesn’t include me in its shrinking network and restricts out-of-network payments? And even if I am in your network, what happens if my hospital isn’t? Cleveland Clinic and Cedars-Sinai, two of the top hospitals in the country for patient care, are accepting only one insurance plan each from their respective state exchanges." - Mitchell Tsai
Even as the main provisions of Obamacare are being shakily enacted, a new poll by the New York State Medical Society finds that 44% of doctors say they aren’t participating in Obamacare, and 23% aren’t taking patients from the failing health exchanges. - Mitchell Tsai
Keep in mind that doctors already have a substantial history of trying to escape from highly regulated, low-paying insurance. Back in 2010, when proponents of the new law bragged about the expansion of Medicaid as a core feature, many doctors were dropping out of Medicaid. The 2011 National Medical Care Survey found that 31% of doctors said they would not take new Medicaid patients. - Mitchell Tsai
And it isn’t just Medicaid. The 2013 Medicare Payment Advisory Commission report reveals that only 73% of primary care doctors are accepting new Medicare patients. Last year, the Physicians Foundation surveyed more than 13,000 doctors and found that 7% plan to switch to a concierge or cash-only practice. - Mitchell Tsai
The idea that you could keep your insurance plan was more propaganda. Back in June 2010, the federal Health and Human Services Department, the IRS and the Labor Department published draft regulations for the new law that set standards for insurance plans. It was predicted that from 45% to 66% of those offered by employers as well as from 40% to 67% of individual policies would no longer be legal by 2013. - Mitchell Tsai
Art Matters | A Medieval Romanian City With Major Art Talent [Zeke Turner, New York Times - 11/12/13] - http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2013...
Art Matters | A Medieval Romanian City With Major Art Talent [Zeke Turner, New York Times - 11/12/13]
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