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Don't Place Fireworks In Your Butt (And Other July 4th Firework Fails)

1 hour agoNews : Huffington Post

Fireworks are one of the greatest things about the 4th of July. They are also the most dangerous. Firework fails were responsible for 11 deaths in 2015, according to a new report by the Consumer Products and Safety Commission. In addition,...Show More Summary

Health Tips for a Healthy Fourth of July

Fireworks. Parades. Outdoor sports. Barbecues. The Fourth of July holiday weekend is a time to celebrate with family and friends, not spend time in the emergency room. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 230 people...Show More Summary

The FDA’s Abstinence-Only Approach to Eating Cookie Dough Is Unrealistic and Alarmist

This week, the Food and Drug Administration issued a “consumer update” warning Americans not to eat or even touch raw cookie dough, bread dough, or cake batter. The administration’s concern is not salmonella in raw eggs, which, as I wrote in 2014, has always been rare, and has gotten even rarer in recent decades. Show More Summary

You have no way of knowing where the meat in most hamburgers really comes from

If you buy hamburger meat to grill for the holiday weekend, take a look at the label. You may be surprised at what it doesn't tell you. There's no way for a consumer to know where the meat in their hamburger comes from. It's not just that the information isn't printed on the label. Show More Summary

Shipping could be the next billion dollar opportunity for e-commerce retailers (FDX, UPS, AMZN, WMT, BABA)

The parcel delivery industry — a segment of the shipping sector that deals with the transportation of packages to consumers — is booming thanks to e-commerce growth, and players outside the industry want a piece of the pie. In a newShow More Summary

Universal is being sued for allegedly spamming people with text messages for 'Warcraft'

A potential class action lawsuit may hit Universal Pictures following a suit filed in a Florida federal court on Thursday. Charlie Fitzgerald III is suing the studio for violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), as he claims...Show More Summary

Microsoft launches the Windows Insider MVP Program

Microsoft today launched the new Windows Insider MVP program. According to Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar, the Windows Insider MVP Program is the “new home for MVPs focused on Windows nad Devices for consumers.” Microsoft is currently working with existing MVPs to bring them to the new Insider MVP program. However, if you want to be a […]

LendingClub Fund Has Its Version of June Swoon

A fund managed by LendingClub that invests in the company’s online consumer loans expects to report its first-ever negative month, according to investor documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

Japan Sinks Further Into Deflation; Calls for BOJ "Response" Increase

``Japanese business confidence was subdued in the second quarter and consumer prices fell in May at the fastest pace in three years, heightening pressure on the central bank to roll out yet more stimulus to ease the pain from a strong yen. ''

$1.3 Trillion. 42 Million People

With the problem this big, it’s no wonder so many people are talking about student debt. Consumer Reports has weighed in with an issue dedicated to the discussion of the student debt crisis, including an investigation by the Center for Investigative Reporting. Along with personal storiesfrom young people dealing with student debt, the report includes a […]

You Can Now Collar Your Kid To Save Them From Drowning

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The smell of coconut sunblock is in the air, daiquiris are being consumed in record numbers, and dudes on the subway have all forgone their sleeves to show us their poorly groomed armpit hair. Summer is here! Read more...

Employers aren’t picky when it comes to developers

Given how consumed the world has become with big data, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things, one would think employers would be laser-focused on hiring people with those skills. According to a new Dice hiring report, however, employers seem to want generalists, not specialists. Show More Summary

Microsoft confirms launch of Windows Insider MVP Program

Microsoft has now confirmed previous reports that it is revamping its consumer MVP program into the new Windows Insider MVP Program. ...

More Than 11,000 Bots Are Now On Facebook Messenger

Companies and developers have shown a surge of interest in bot technology and their potential to change the way people talk to businesses, receive customer service, complete transactions or consume entertainment.

Most common fireworks injuries are to hands, eyes and face, records show

8 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Around 200 Americans may end up in the emergency room this Independence Day because of injuries related to consumer fireworks, if last year is an indication. In 2015, 217 people were injured by fireworks during the month of July, accounting for 73% of all such injuries for the year, according to...

Wasted: How Two Start-Ups See Cash In Whisky Byproducts

Yeast are finicky eaters. That, in a nutshell, is the basis of the business plan for Celtic Renewables, which hopes to produce butanol from pot ale and draff, the barley sludge left over from producing whisky. Yeast consume the six carbon sugars in barley mash to produce ethanol. When distilled in copper [...]

After Bitter Decades, a Wounded Vietnam Veteran Handcycles Back to Hope

9 hours agoHealth : Well

William Alvarez, who lost his legs in Vietnam, was consumed by solitude and torment for a half-century but says the sport has given him resilience and autonomy.

Will Jason Heyward Deal Come Back to Bite Chicago Cubs?

This season, there’s a euphoria that has consumed fans of the Chicago Cubs unlike anything the city’s north side has seen for, say, a little over 100 years. Sports’ lovable losers finally have their World Series contender. Heck, let’s just come right out and say it: This team is the favorite to win it all. Show More Summary

Even If Regulators Derail Anthem-Cigna, Critics Stepping Up Attacks

More than 40 medical societies and consumer groups told the U.S. Justice Department they have “grave concerns” about the proposed purchase by Anthem of Cigna and the pending acquisition by Aetna of Humana.

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