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Americans air worries about age bias in jobs

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 3:26pm
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Make a shipping container your home for less than $185K

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 3:14pm
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Great white shark hits kayaks

CNN - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 3:05pm
Two kayakers were hit by a great white shark and dumped into the water Wednesday off of White Horse Beach in Plymouth, Massachusetts, authorities said.
Categories: National News

Lava threatens to cut off town

CNN - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 3:05pm
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has issued a warning for a Big Island beach community threatened to be cut off by lava flow from Kilauea Volcano.
Categories: National News

Guinness goes blonde for U.S. market

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 3:01pm
Fancy a pint of the not-so-dark stuff?

FAA: Unresponsive plane crashes off the coast of Jamaica

CNN World - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 3:01pm
A small plane flew for hours unresponsive south over the United States before crashing Friday off the coast of Jamaica, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
Categories: International News

Twitpic shutting down, citing trademark fight with Twitter

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 2:58pm
The company that helped bring photos to Twitter is shutting down... and it claims Twitter is to blame.

Market Basket fight may have sapped retail jobs

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 2:49pm
A family feud at a New England grocery might have made a dent in national employment numbers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday.

Meet Facebook's new privacy mascot

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:34pm
Facebook users are due for a digital checkup, and a friendly blue dinosaur is here to help.

Jobs: Signs of strength, pockets of pain

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:28pm
Friday's jobs report was disappointing to just about everyone.

Ex-lover shares intimate details in book

CNN World - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 1:07pm
A new book by President Hollande's ex-partner reveals intimate details of their relationship. Jonathan Mann reports.
Categories: International News

Starbucks plans new types of coffee shops

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:45pm
Starbucks, which has been adding more than 1,500 stores a year, is rolling out some experimental retail designs as part of its effort to dominate the coffee market.

10 Steps to Help Older Adults Prevent Slips, Trips and Falls

Lifestyles - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:39pm
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - Some of the most serious injuries among older adults, age 65 and older, are caused by falling. More than 1.6 million older Americans end up in the emergency room or hospital because of a fall, according to the National Institutes of Health. Seniors who have broken a hip by falling can have trouble recovering and regaining mobility.

The good news is many falls are preventable. One of the first things you can do if you take prescription medication is have your health care team review your medication.

"Some prescription medicines and over-the-counter drugs, or a combination of them, can make you dizzy or sleepy. Either can lead to a fall," said Jaza Marina, M.D., a geriatrician at Kaiser Permanente in Atlanta. "If you fall, be sure to let your doctor know, even if you aren't hurt. Sometimes falls are a sign of a new medical problem that needs attention."

Many underlying causes of falls can be treated or corrected. Dr. Marina recommends these 10 proactive steps to reduce the risk of falling.

Make your home safe.

1. Remove clutter, throw rugs and electrical cords that might cause you to trip.

2. Store items on bottom shelves.

3. Add grab bars where necessary -- in hallways, stairways and bathtubs.

4. Add a rubber bath mat in the shower or tub.

5. Make sure your home is well lit. Use night lights in hallways and bathrooms.

6. Keep a phone and flashlight by your bed.

Take care of yourself.

7. Stay as physically active as you can.

8. Wear comfortable shoes with good support.

9. Have your vision and hearing checked.

10. Use a cane or walker if you feel unsteady.

For more information on how to prevent falls, visit share.kp.org/preventing-falls. Also check out everybodywalk.org for tips on walking as an exercise. For questions or advice about a specific condition, talk to your physician.

Dyson says it out-Roombaed the Roomba

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:13pm
Robotic vacuums don't exactly have the best reputation. They're easily confused and not particularly good at cleaning -- not exactly worth their $300 to $500 price tags.

5 big trends shaking up the job market

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:03pm
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MSU Looks To Continue Winning Ways Against UAB

Bulldog Beat - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:00pm
STARKVILLE, Miss. – Mississippi State, winners of four straight dating back to last season, hosts its second consecutive Conference USA opponent when UAB comes calling for a 1 p.m. CT Saturday kickoff in Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field.

NATO to form new 'spearhead' force

CNN World - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:37am
NATO members agreed Friday to form a "spearhead" force of several thousand land troops ready to deploy within a few days, NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen said, as the trans-Atlantic alliance grapples with the threats posed by Russia's interference in Ukraine and the rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq
Categories: International News

Whoops! Jobs recovery lost steam in August

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:05am
Yuck. The jobs market lost some steam in August, with only 142,000 jobs added last month.

Apple to beef up security measures after nude photo leak

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:59am
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Friday Links

Business News - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:43am
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