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Non-marital birth rate on the decline for first time in decades, report finds

Like declines in overall fertility, researchers are pointing to recession for this recent decline in the non-marital birth rate.

Life August 13, 2014

Calling it 'a disturbing concept,' Sen. Charles Schumer looks to ban new powdered alcohol product

Senator says he'll introduce legislation to ban the sale of 'powdered alcohol.' He claims the Federal Drug Administration is refusing to investigate the product's health risks.

Life August 12, 2014

Mom/Dad, you’re partly to blame for distracted teen driving, study claims

A new study found that over 50 percent of teens report talking on cell phones with their mother or father while driving.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 11, 2014

Why do we trust someone? It’s all in how we feel about their face

New research suggests we make determination about trust almost instantly, simply by sizing up a strangers’ face.

Life August 8, 2014

Skin cancer breakthrough? New wristband changes color when you’ve had too much sun

New wearable, disposable wristband goes from yellow to pink when your skin has had too much sun. Could be big help in the fight against skin cancer.

Life August 7, 2014

July a record breaker for Apple's App Store. Hit 75 billion cumulative App Store downloads

As release of the iPhone 6 looms and overall iPhone sales soar, Apple is concerned over the iPad's tepid sales numbers.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 6, 2014

Life expectancy in U.S. split along racial lines, especially in Wisconsin

The discrepancy in life expectancy between black and white Americans is improving — but not in every state, study shows.

Life August 5, 2014

Less than an hour of video games a day equals well-adjusted kids. Who Knew?

A recent study found that children who indulge in playing video games for an hour or less were better-adjusted as compared to those who never played video games or those who played for three hours a day or more.

Life August 4, 2014

Chinese workers fume over Microsoft's Nokia layoffs. Call move 'hostile and violent'

Hundreds of Chinese employees at Microsoft's Nokia phone business protested on Friday against layoffs the U.S. tech company announced last month.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech August 1, 2014

Melanoma cases up 200 percent in U.S. costing $8 billion annually

The U.S. Surgeon General has stated that effective and frequent sun protection, including the use of broad-spectrum sunscreens, is more critical than ever in helping prevent skin cancer.

Life July 31, 2014

Starting today in New York City you've got five sick days. Other cities eye similar law

Under the law, companies with at least five employees are required to provide each worker with up to five days of paid sick leave each year.

Life July 30, 2014

Deadly lightning strikes not as rare as you think. Other weather events taking 2,000 U.S. lives a year

According to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report, 10,649 people in the U.S. died as a result of weather events between 2006 and 2010.

Life July 30, 2014

Surgeon General on tanning: 'Major public health problem'

Surgeon General states that skin cancer is a 'major public health problem.' He recommends people wear sunscreen and a hat or stay in the shade and completely avoid indoor tanning.

Life July 29, 2014

$100/month, four-line wireless family plan? T-Mobile's latest offer best yet

T-Mobile's latest promotion is dubbed the 'Simple Choice' plan. It is a limited-period offer which, at a $100 monthly cost, will enable a family of four to take advantage of unlimited talk, text and up to 10 gigabytes of data.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech July 29, 2014

New chip can simulate body's reaction to various drugs. May help with new treatment methods

A new start-up company out of Harvard University research institute is claiming they can transform slivers of silicon into testing devices that simulate human organs. Tech may help speed the development of new drugs for treatment.

Life July 28, 2014

Being open with your emotions: Works for women, not so much for men

New study looks at what men and women respond to and what may lead to that initial spark and perhaps a long lasting relationship.

Society July 28, 2014

Parents of obese kids: They'll tackle kids' diet, ignore exercise

A new study claims that the parents of overweight kids are willing to help their kids be healthier through changes in their diets rather than in their activity levels.

Life July 25, 2014

Social posts for profit? Might be the new social media hook

Social Media start-up Bubblews, along with lesser known social site Bonzo Me, have begun paying users for posts that attract traffic and advertisers. Bonzo Me is actually paying its users up to 80% of its ad revenue for the most popular posts.

Internet July 25, 2014

DIYers jumping into Internet of Things? One company thinks they'd love to

Three-year-old littleBits Electronics is ready to make it easy for anyone to make electronic devices that connect to the Internet. It's cloudBit module lets users turn any object into an Internet-connected smart device.

FUTURE TECH July 24, 2014

Less-educated choosing healthcare as a career. Over 60 percent of workforce has no bachelor's degree

The recent surge in healthcare positions is favoring jobs that require less education and has provided a road to jobs for lower-paid workers, study says.

Life July 24, 2014

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