Your Health Care Information Is Insecure — And Extremely Lucrative On The Black Market

June 30, 2017

Not very. TrendMicro, an information security company, has reported that the health care sectoris now the preferred target for cybercriminals. The industry, with hospitals leading the way, has been the top target of data breaches, followed by government and retail.In 2015, a total of 113.2 million health care-related records were stolen, the most ever, according to the Department of Health and Human Services. An electronic health record database contains personal…


Travis Kalanick apologists sound a lot like Donald Trump supporters

June 25, 2017

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (8875114h) President Donald Trump is greeted by supporters during a rally, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa Trump, Cedar Rapids, USA – 21 Jun 2017 Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock They might not be perfect, but they’re winners. In 2017, it’s a common refrain. For example: It’s how Donald Trump supporters justify supporting Donald Trump. And it’s also how Travis Kalanick supporters still justify supporting Travis Kalanick. Let’s be clear:…


One in 10 in serious debt ‘have no bed’ – BBC News

June 14, 2017

A third of clients having gone without at least one essential item, such as a washing machine, causing inconvenience and extra cost by visiting laundrettes and other services A fifth of those asked had rented or bought at least one item on hire purchase A fifth had no internet access Some 91% of clients had used some form of credit to pay an essential bill or other debt. This money…


The top 5 most over-the-top employee benefits from tech companies

June 9, 2017

Image: Shutterstock / Ive seen my fair share of company benefits after 10+ years recruiting for tech companies.Tech Startups in San Francisco are known for having extensive benefits from daily lunchesto paid gym memberships or free monthly massages. Before I share some of the coolest benefits Ive come across, I have a word of advice for new companies Before offering Ive learned from experience working withsmall startupsand fromfounding Bettsthat…


Lawsuit Accuses Glass Artist Dale Chihuly Of Plagiarizing Work

June 3, 2017

The suit, filed by the lawyers of Michael Moi in King County Superior Court and the U.S. District Court for Western Washington, claims the prolific decorator of botanical gardens has been involved in a myriad of clandestine painting sessions with Moi, but has never compensated him or given him credit for his efforts, despite the artists promises otherwise. In a press release sent to HuffPost, Chihulys camp strongly refutes Mois…


A bag filled with thousands of gnats is just as disgusting as it sounds

June 2, 2017

Walking into a cloud of gnats is disgusting enough. Imagine encountering a whole bagful of the pesky critters. SEE ALSO: This robotic spider looks freakishly real In the video above, a man pulls a bag of thousands upon thousands of gnats out of a trap. He sticks his hand into the bag and pulls out a handful of insects which proceed to crawl all over his hand. It’s truly a…


Dude films snake regurgitate a living snake

May 30, 2017

Everything’s bigger in Texasincluding this snake’s meal, which just happens to be another snake. Ultimately, the snake regurgitated its prey, as captured by Christopher Reynolds on Sunday in Newton, Texas. Reynolds suggested in the video that the snakewho had just eaten another of its kindmight be freaked out by the humans in attendance. “Ooh yeah. Oh no no no no, he’s regurgitating it so he can escape,” he said. Um,…


This timelapse of the southern lights look absolutely unreal

May 30, 2017

Auroras attract photographers like bees to honey, but Che McPherson’s timelapse of the southern lights, a.k.a. the aurora australis, over Queenstown, New Zealand on Sunday will certainly inspire awe. “[This] aurora was a little different to the ones Ive seen before,” McPherson told Storyful. “This was beautifully dancing as it lit up the sky, with the most intense green I have seen from any aurora.” It’s certainly something that doesn’t…


Election 2017: What if I can’t afford to pay the rent? – BBC News

May 28, 2017

“It’s not a living wage if you cannot afford to live anywhere on that wage.” Where can I afford to live? BBC Calculator Shortfall According to the housing charity Shelter, there are now half a million people in the UK in the same situation as Nadine: people who have jobs, but who still have to borrow money for the rent. That amounts to one in three renters who are on…


You could get your next glasses prescription without a visit to the eye doctor

May 27, 2017

Image: warby parker Going to the eye doctor is one of those yearly errands I always dread. I like my eye doctor well enough and, no, I don’t have some eye-related phobia I just really, really, dislike the whole process. Getting an appointment can take weeks, or even months. Inevitably, I’ll have to go in the middle of a workday, and appointments always take far longer than they’re supposed to….


Debt fears remain despite manifesto ‘breathing space’ plans – BBC News

May 23, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionHow much household debt do we owe? People in serious debt can expect more legal protection from bailiffs, charges and interest after pledges in the major parties’ manifestos. The Conservatives and Labour have vowed to extend a “breathing space” scheme used in Scotland to allow people time to organise repayments. Others, including the Lib Dems, want more regulation in the debt sector….