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The 10 toughest majors for finding jobs after college for 2018

December 9th, 2018 at 3:48 am » Comments Off

  Social sciences and interdisciplinary studies on our majors list is no surprise, as these degrees are notorious for being difficult in the job market. So you are trying to decide which degree to pursue in college, but you are unsure which degrees actually land jobs. Don’t worry, many students are asking the same question. […]

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt listed the ’3 big failures’ he sees in tech startups today

December 9th, 2018 at 2:36 am » Comments Off

Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, gave the Centre for Entrepreneurs lecture in London this week. In a draft of the speech, seen by Business Insider, Schmidt outlined what he sees as the three big market failures holding back tech entrepreneurship today. He said tech startups need to be more diverse, less product driven, […]

This map shows the largest employer in every state

December 5th, 2018 at 1:04 pm » Comments Off

This Map Shows the Largest Employer in Every State. Take a look at this map. What’s the first thing that catches your eye? If your reaction was “Wow, Walmart controls A LOT of the country,” you’d be right. This map shows the largest private employer in every state in the U.S., and Walmart is tops […]

72 cent test screens for disease in less than an hour

December 4th, 2018 at 12:40 pm » Comments Off

A new easy-to-use device can quickly and accurately screen for a variety of diseases, including Zika, Ebola, hepatitis, dengue, and malaria. The portable device, called enVision (enzyme-assisted nanocomplexes for visual identification of nucleic acids), can also screen for various types of cancers and genetic diseases. EnVision takes between 30 minutes to one hour to detect […]

Here’s how much it costs to advertise in TV’s biggest shows

November 30th, 2018 at 4:18 am » Comments Off

The cost of a commercial in some of the biggest shows on TV is getting lower. Out of the 66 returning series on the big four broadcast networks and The CW, 41 saw the cost for a 30-second ad decrease in the 2018-19 season, according to Ad Age’s annual pricing survey of media agencies. Only […]

Air pollution cuts two years off global average lifespan, says study

November 29th, 2018 at 1:25 pm » Comments Off

A woman wearing a mask walks along a street in smog-hit Beijing. Photograph: Andy Wong/AP Air pollution cuts the average lifespan of people around the globe by almost two years, analysis shows, making it the single greatest threat to human health. The research looked at the particulate pollution produced by the burning of fossil fuels […]

Marijuana is getting cheaper. For some states, that’s a problem.

November 25th, 2018 at 12:20 pm » Comments Off

Bags of marijuana sit on shelves in a building at the Los Suenos Farms facility in Avondale, Colorado, on Feb. 25, 2016. (Matthew Staver / Bloomberg) Wholesale marijuana prices in Colorado have fallen by a third in just the past 12 months, continuing a price crash that began soon after the drug was legalized. Although […]

Naked 3d body scanner is like a wellness center at home

November 24th, 2018 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

The full-body scanner helps you keep tabs on your body’s fat composition without visiting a wellness coach. In recent years, health and wellness has become increasingly connected to technology, with a bevy of health-forward products entering the market. These devices include everything from smart watches that do double duty as fitness and heart rate monitors […]

50 U.S. States ranked by how fat their people are, according to scientific data (There are some big surprises)

November 14th, 2018 at 1:55 am » Comments Off

Sorry, Mississippi. A new study ranks all 50 states plus the District of Columbia by how fat their residents are. And there are some real surprises. Across the United States, a staggering 70 percent of people are either overweight or obese. It’s part of what drives the $66 billion weight loss industry, which is always […]

What researchers with the world’s longest running study of human aging know for sure

November 7th, 2018 at 12:05 pm » Comments Off

What is aging? That’s the question the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sought to answer in 1958 when it launched the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA)—now the world’s longest-running study of human aging. Some 3,200 men and women have played a critical role in advancing our understanding of what it means to get older. […]

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