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U.S. life expectancy declining due to more deaths in middle age

December 1st, 2019 at 12:58 pm » Comments Off

(Reuters Health) – After rising for decades, life expectancy in the U.S. decreased for three straight years, driven by higher rates of death among middle aged Americans, a new study suggests. Midlife all-cause mortality rates were increasing between 2010 and 2017, driven by higher numbers of deaths due to drug overdoses, alcohol abuse, suicides and […]



The age of celebrity cofounders

November 29th, 2019 at 1:04 pm » Comments Off

Feel like more celebrities have become venture capitalists than ever before? You’re not alone. Not a week goes by that another actor, athlete, musician, or internet celebrity doesn’t pop up on a cap table as an angel investor or via their family office-turned-venture fund. The media treats Ashton Kutcher as patient zero of the celebrity […]



The invisible company powers almost the entire finance industry

November 21st, 2019 at 2:50 pm » Comments Off

  The days of going to a bank are coming to an end. In the past 10 years, 15,000 bank branches have shut their doors for good. And foot traffic to banks has fallen by 50%. Bank branches are shutting down left and right for a simple reason… They’re useless! These days, you can deposit […]



How Blockchain could disrupt the education industry

November 12th, 2019 at 1:09 pm » Comments Off

Blockchain is undisputedly an ingenious invention. It’s a technology that began as underpinning for virtual currencies but it is quickly becoming obvious that blockchain is more than just bitcoin. The encrypted ledger technology that powers bitcoin is primed to reshape the future of many industries. Be it healthcare, finance, media, or the government, the blockchain […]



Seven digital transformation trends for 2020

October 31st, 2019 at 11:47 am » Comments Off

MuleSoft has released the report ‘Top 7 Digital Transformation Trends Shaping 2020′ which outlines the most timely digital transformation trends for 2020 and explores their impact across industries. Digital transformation has become a catchall term for reimagining business in the digital age: it can refer to any process that uses digital technologies to solve for […]



USPS eyeing drones for mail, package delivery

October 28th, 2019 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

The United States Postal Service is considering drones as a new way to deliver mail. This was disclosed in a request for information (RFI) from September, describing why it is examining this concept and how it might potentially work to help people and companies with their mail-related needs, according to Nextgov. “The Postal Service recognizes […]



Falling demand for electricity has utilities burning the midnight oil

October 18th, 2019 at 12:02 am » Comments Off

  Public and investor-owned utilities alike are facing a dilemma: Americans are using less energy. Increasing efficiency and the shift to a service-oriented economy have combined to reduce electricity consumption on a per capita basis for several years running. It’s a trend that’s weighing on utility companies, and their bottom lines. Eight U.S. utilities had […]



Why Everything Is Getting Louder

October 16th, 2019 at 12:07 pm » Comments Off

  The tech industry is producing a rising din. Our bodies can’t adapt. Karthic thallikar first noticed the noise sometime in late 2014, back when he still enjoyed taking walks around his neighborhood. He’d been living with his wife and two kids in the Brittany Heights subdivision in Chandler, Arizona, for two years by then, […]



Why some say college is no longer the sure path to success

October 8th, 2019 at 12:13 pm » Comments Off

  An alarming—yet illuminating—new study conducted by Third Way, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank, concludes that many who go to college come out earning less than the typical salary of a high school graduate. Contrary to popular opinion, which contends that the path to success is rooted in attaining a college education, the findings indicate […]



Welcome to the ‘Airbnb for Everything’ Age

October 8th, 2019 at 12:03 pm » Comments Off

In the sublet economy, you can turn anything into extra cash: your house, your car, your boat, or your backyard. Jaclyn Baumgarten grew up sailing on Lake Michigan. Her happiest memories take place on boats with her family, carefree on the open water; as adults, her older brothers both purchased boats so they could extend […]



Robots are conducting job interviews now

October 7th, 2019 at 12:47 pm » Comments Off

An A.I. might also “reduce unconscious bias and promote diversity” in the workplace. Are you ready to be interviewed by a robot? Well, you better get ready. Artificial intelligence just started being used for job interviews for the first time in England, and it may only a matter of time before this becomes common practice […]



The fastest growing commute is no commute at all

October 5th, 2019 at 12:32 pm » Comments Off

A growing number of commuters have found that the fastest way to between Point A and Point B is if Point A is Point B. More than 1 in 20 Americans now usually work from home, new 2018 data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows. Telework has recently overtaken public transit as the third-most-popular commuting […]



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