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Sperm specialist: How one clinic is satisfying global demand

Sperm shortages are a real problem in many countries around the world, including the U.S. and UK. It may sound crazy, but there's a global sperm shortage right now. Women are visiting fertility clinics in ever greater numbers and supplies can't keep pace. It's gotten so bad that the British government set up a national sperm bank last year, but the organization still can't meet demand. It recently began advertis...

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The most innovative schools in America

E3 Civic High is located inside the San Diego public library. There are schools in America intent on breaking away from the norm. From an "off-the-grid" school that relies on solar panels to classrooms in a public library, there are countless schools reimagining education. Startup Noodle has released its first ever Innovative Schools report, which identifies 41 public, private and charter K-12 schools that ri...

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$4.5 billion to make HR systems run better

What do you actually do all day in your job? Big picture, I try to spend my time on four things: 1) Identifying places where stuff is falling through the cracks and then jumping in to make sure this is fixed going forward and the right people are on top of it. Often this feels like responding to crisis or breakdown in some way. 2) Spending time with one key...

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IBM's Watson lends its artificial intelligence to startups

Sometimes you just want to buy a decent, affordable bottle of wine without having to know anything about tannins or smokey overtones. An iPad kiosk called VineSleuth wants to help. When it arrives in grocery store aisles next year, you'll be able to press a button and say what you want in your own words. "I'd like a cheap rosé that's not too sweet to go with a Caesar salad." Sounds simple enough, but unde...

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No time to pack school lunches? Outsource it.

Let's be honest. For busy parents, packing your child's school lunch can quickly devolve from a labor of love to a rushed morning chore. This is where Smart Lunches steps in. The Boston-based startup wants harried moms and dad to outsource their kids' school lunches. Schools partner with the startup, and then parents specify food restrictions, allergies, and likes and dislikes. They can order meals for the...

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$6,000: what it costs to house a homeless family

New Story is helping to repair the Haitian economy, one home at a time. Not every Silicon Valley startup is seeking a billion-dollar valuation. A nonprofit called New Story has a different goal: $1 million in donations. New Story is funding sustainable homes for those who've been displaced due to a natural disaster. New Story, which launched in December, is a combination crowdfunding platform and urban planne...

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Uh oh. Thousands of neighborhood bars have closed

Love hanging out at your corner bar on a Friday night? You might have to kiss that ritual goodbye. In the last 10 years, more than 10,000 neighborhood bars around the country have shut down. In 2014, there were 59,555 neighborhood bars in the U.S., compared to 71,864 in 2004, according to a new report from Nielsen TDLinx. What's fueling the decline of America's local watering holes? "We've seen strong gr...

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Top 10 wheelchair friendly beaches. California Wheelchair Van Rentals

The sand, the sun, the water, exotic foods and pleasant warm temperatures are just some of the perks of going on vacation to the beach. That’s why we decided to put together a round-up of the top 10 beach destinations in the US offering wheelchair friendly environments. Hanauma Bay in Honolulu, Hawaii. A place with many beautiful things to see and do, offers free beach wheelchairs to anyone with mob...

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Breast Cancer Facts

  Breast cancer is a malignant tumor arising from the cells of the breast. Although breast cancer predominantly occurs in women, it can also affect men. Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women. One in every eight women in the United States develops breast cancer. There are many types of breast cancer that differ in their capability of spreading to other body tissues. The causes o...

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Breast Cancer in Young Women

Younger women generally do not consider themselves to be at risk for breast cancer. Only 5 percent of all breast cancer cases occur in women under 40 years old. However, breast cancer can strike at any age, and all women should be aware off their personal risk factors for breast cancer. There are several factors that put a woman at high risk for developing breast cancer, including: A personal history of breast...

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