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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...

14 Oct 5:14 PM 0 Read More...

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...

10 Oct 7:54 AM 0 Read More...

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...

09 Oct 3:47 PM 0 Read More...

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...

08 Oct 1:57 PM 0 Read More...

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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What happens when kids mentor kids

Karim Abouelnaga with students in the Practice Makes Perfect summer program. Karim Abouelnaga turned down a job on Wall Street to confront a problem that had set him back as a low-income student: the summer slide. During the summer months, learning grinds to a halt for many low-income kids while their affluent peers go off to camp. When that happens, students can lose as much as 30% of what they learned durin...

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D.C. considers country's most generous paid leave policy

For many American workers, taking time off to have a child or care for a sick family member means not getting paid. That may change for those who live or work in Washington, D.C. Local lawmakers are considering a proposal to provide up to 16 weeks of paid leave a year for significant family or medical issues. Any D.C. resident, or any employee of a D.C.-based private company would be eligible. The ...

07 Oct 4:42 AM 0 Read More...

Hangovers create Steem, a caffeinated peanut butter

The Massachusetts startup Steem concocted caffeinated peanut butter as a hangover cure. A trio of foodies claim to have come up with an answer to the binge drinker's lament, "When is somebody going to invent a hangover cure?" What they came up with is a caffeinated peanut butter called Steem. "The idea stemmed from a conversation about trying to come up with a good hangover cure," said Andrew Brach, who was cogi...

05 Oct 10:36 PM 0 Read More...

Remember Smarties? The retro candy is thriving

Liz, Sarah and Jessica Dee (L to R) run the Smarties Candy Company. Smarties is a family owned business that their grandfather founded in 1949. When people ask Liz, Jessica and Sarah Dee what they do for a living, they often pull candy out of their pockets and say, "We make these." The trio run Smarties, one of America's iconic candy companies. Any kid -- or kid at heart -- who has done the Halloween trick-or...

04 Oct 4:25 PM 0 Read More...

The gig economy: More people might have jobs than you think

America is a tale of two job markets. The U.S. economy in recent months isn't adding a healthy number of jobs. However, the unemployment rate is at a robust 5.1%, almost half of the 10% it was at during the aftermath of the financial crisis. What gives? A missing piece of the puzzle could be the part time and full-time Uber and Lyft drivers, the Alfred butlers and Handy house cleaners that make up the so-c...

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