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The Alarming Truth About American Healthcare Costs In all the debate over how or whether we need affordable care, state registries, guaranteed coverage despite pre-existing conditions etc. etc., few Americans realize that our U.S. healthcare system has been totally out of control, cost-wise, for decades.  A recent study by the Kaiser Foundation found that virtually […]

5G On the Way Get ready for faster broadband coverage.  Engineers at the University of Sussex and collaborators around the telecom industry have successfully tested the so-called “5G” mobile broadband signals, which have data rates that are 20 times faster than the 4G systems introduced in the U.S. market a decade ago.  The first 5G […]

Health Risks for Frequent Travelers If you’re a road warrior who spends your life on airplanes, then you probably already suspect that the lifestyle is not ideal for your health.  Stress, sleep interruption, unhealthy eating and drinking and lack of exercise can add up to chronic disease risks. A recent study of electronic medical data […]

The Secret Recipe for Laziness For many people, laziness is not a virtue; it is something that has to be overcome with daily habits and willpower.  But what about the driven Type A personality who has been told by his/her doctor that the current lifestyle will almost certainly lead to a premature death?  How can […]

What to Know About the World Microsoft founder Bill Gates recently wrote a blog column outlining the three most important facts that people should know about our world today.  It turns out that there were actually quite a number of facts, but they were related to three basic categories of human existence. First the bad […]

Shrinking Motherhood We recently celebrated Mother’s Day in the U.S., but demographics tell us that mothers make up a smaller percentage of the population than at any time in at least the last quarter century.  Today, only about 26% of Americans are women who currently have or have had children, and only 15% of Americans […]

Jun 18, 2018

Bob Veres

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The Most Popular Baby Name Awards Go To… The U.S. Social Security Administration has released its annual list of the most popular baby names in America, and the winners are… Emma for girls and Liam for boys.  Down the list, in order for girls, are Olivia, Ava, Isabella, Sophia, Mia, Charlotte, Amelia, Evelyn and Abigail.  […]

The Amazon Model Two companies—Amazon and Apple—are in a tight race to become the first company to have a total market value greater than $1 trillion—that is, the value of all their outstanding stock would exceed that enormous figure.  Apple is the higher-profile candidate, but the smart money seems to be on Amazon. Why?  When […]

More Good Job Numbers By now, we should be pretty well accustomed to getting good news from the employment reports issued every month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  The latest report, released last Friday, announced (yawn) the 92nd consecutive month of positive job creation in the American economy—seven and two-thirds years of steadily falling […]

Smartphone Addiction? Have you ever wondered how often the average person interacts with his or her mobile device?  As it turns out, the mobile research firm Dscout, Inc. has the answer.  According to its statistics, the average person taps, pokes, pinches or swipes his/her personal phone an astonishing 2,617 times a day.  It adds up […]

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