Woodstock Wire: NewsTidBits

November 24, 2017

Forty years of Meteosat

PhysOrg.com -- ESA's first Earth observation satellite was launched on 23 November 1977. When the first Meteosat satellite took its place in the sky, it completed...

November 24, 2017 11:13 PM

Hackers are taking advantage of Uber's security breach with this dangerous phishing email

BGR -- Uber's recently-disclosed security breach is terrible news for the 57 million drivers and users caught up in the hack. The information stolen...

November 24, 2017 10:14 PM

A growing number of young Americans are leaving desk jobs to farm

Denver Post -- Liz Whitehurst dabbled in several careers before she ended up here, crating fistfuls of fresh-cut arugula in the early-November chill.

November 24, 2017 10:13 PM

Productive or Busy?

Life -- Productivity Theory - A fully packed day seems productive, doesn't it? You're moving from the moment you get out of bed until the moment you...

November 24, 2017 09:52 PM

This is How to Simplify Your Life and Manage Your Money Like a Minimalist

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - Simplify, simplify, simplify.

Our lives are so complicated. Our world is so busy, so noisy, so distracting.

To counter that...

November 24, 2017 09:51 PM

Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka

Life -- Astronomy Picture of the Day - Alnitak, Alnilam, Mintaka

November 24, 2017 09:50 PM

What the Holidays Look Like After Retirement

U.S. News -- Once you retire, your holiday celebration might look a little different.

November 24, 2017 07:02 AM

An Exercise Game Plan for Boomers

U.S. News -- If you're a member of the baby boom generation, don't think...

November 24, 2017 07:01 AM

Only two weeks remain in Medicare open enrollment

PR Newswire: Electronic Components -- Medicare recipients need to act now to pick their plans for 2018. The open enrollment period closes December 7. This enrollment period is usually...

November 24, 2017 06:57 AM

Study reveals dogs are programmed to want to us to be happy

BGR -- Of all the animals mankind interacts with on a regular basis, dogs have always seemed to be the most in tune with our emotional states. New research...

November 24, 2017 06:41 AM

10 shopping apps that will save you cash this holiday season

Popular Science -- Get groceries for gatherings and gifts for everyone on your list for a lot less.



Get groceries for gatherings and gifts...

November 24, 2017 06:13 AM

Thanksgiving Day online sales already up from last year as more people shop with smartphones

GeekWire -- Americans are doing their holiday shopping online - and with their smartphones - more than ever. Adobe released initial online shopping data...

November 24, 2017 06:12 AM

The 10 Free Apps We're Most Thankful For

Life -- Lifehacker - The Lifehacker staff sifts through a ton of apps on a regular basis, but a few have stuck with us over the years. Some apps are...

November 24, 2017 06:11 AM

Napping on the job may be a good idea for a sleep-deprived nation

Denver Post -- Science is increasingly on the side of taking a nap. Researchers are finding that short sleeps not only are beneficial to drowsy individuals...

November 24, 2017 03:06 AM

Amtrak's Southwest Chief, California Zephyr routes through Colorado saw small drop in ridership last fiscal year

Denver Post -- Ridership on Amtrak's two long-haul train routes through Colorado dropped slightly last fiscal year amid growing interest and exploration in...

November 24, 2017 03:06 AM

This holiday season, mom-and-pop shops threaten the mall

Denver Post -- More bad news for America's shopping malls: Consumers are shopping closer to home. And increasingly, home is not where the malls are.

November 24, 2017 03:06 AM

These whales use boulders for a good back scratch

The Verge -- Just like we use pumice stones to scrape dead skin off cracked heels during pedicures, bowhead whales may be using boulders at the bottom of...

November 24, 2017 01:52 AM

Wild turkeys are in trouble

Popular Science -- And this time hunting and clear-cutting aren't to blame.



After a huge comeback, wild turkey populations are dropping around...

November 24, 2017 01:49 AM

8 Tips For Creating Successful Email Marketing Campaigns

Web Marketing -- CMS Wire - One of the key touch points between organizations and customers is email. Organizations have been exploiting this touch point since...

November 24, 2017 01:17 AM

How to Let Go at the End of the Workday

Think -- HBR.org - Chris, a senior manager at a New York design studio can't sleep. His mind is churning, thinking about the mountain...

November 24, 2017 12:19 AM

How Firms Can Help Employees Make Better Retirement Choices

Think -- Knowledge@Wharton - Many employers purposely set low default rates for employee retirement savings -- but their worries about increasing them...

November 24, 2017 12:17 AM

Artists Hand-Blow Molten Glass into Fallen Trees to Create Beautiful Sculptures

Life -- My Modern Met - Artists Scott Slagerman and Jim Fishman create objects of beauty from molten glass and fallen trees. Working together, the two...

November 24, 2017 12:13 AM

7 Reminders for Mindful Eating

Life -- Mindful - Mindful eating isn't just about sating our appetite, filling ourselves up from the outside. It's also a gratitude practice: appreciating...

November 24, 2017 12:13 AM

Healthy, Wealthy and Wise: Here's How to Live Your Best Life in 2018

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - In what seemed like the blink of an eye, we're already well into the holiday season, and I find myself staring down the year...

November 24, 2017 12:12 AM

No Babies Can Walk on Their Birthdays, but At Least They Learn How To

Life -- Lifehack - There is always something we wanted to do and have never started doing, master a new language, learn to use photoshop, be able to...

November 24, 2017 12:12 AM

How to Take a Class From Harvard-and Over 800 Other Universities-for Free

Life -- My Modern Met - Ever wish you'd had time to take that interesting class at university, but could never fit it into your schedule?...

November 24, 2017 12:03 AM

How to Be A Mindful Traveler

Life -- Mindful - When you first hear these words joined together-mindful + travel-they're most likely going to conjure...

November 24, 2017 12:01 AM

November 23, 2017

Gifts for People Who Miss the Headphone Jack

Life -- Lifehacker - Some people just don't like change. Whether it's an unwanted redesign of your favorite website, a new, healthier recipe from your...

November 23, 2017 11:56 PM

Looks Like Uber Got Hacked Last Year: Here's How to Protect Your Identity

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - Another day, another hack.

We hate to say it, but data hacks are becoming the norm. Think: Pizza Hut, Equifax and Forever...

November 23, 2017 11:53 PM

Interview: Up and Coming Wildlife Photographer Captures the Spirit of the Natural World

Life -- My Modern Met - Established in 2016, Lonely Hunter is the creative outlet for freelance photographer Richard Johnston. Primarily focusing on...

November 23, 2017 11:53 PM

How to Build a Better Relationship With Your Boss

Life -- Productivity Theory - Building work relationships are intrinsic to experiencing a positive work culture and growing your career. A healthy relationship...

November 23, 2017 11:51 PM

The Beauty of Ice

Life -- NASA Image of the day - Ice can be stunningly beautiful and also quite varied in its appearance.

November 23, 2017 11:51 PM

Enrolled in Medicare? Here's Why You Need To Review Your Plan Before Dec. 7

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - If you're a Medicare recipient, you'll want to tackle an important task before the open enrollment period ends on Dec. 7.

Spend...

November 23, 2017 11:44 PM

November 22, 2017

Uber Hack Jeopardized the Personal Information of 57 Million Users

TIME -- The revelation marks the latest stain on Uber's reputation

November 22, 2017 08:34 PM

Hold my beer: Budweiser trying to figure out how to brew in space

Silicon Republic -- The beer giant Budweiser is taking brewing supplies aboard the International Space Station to be the first to make a cold one in space.

November 22, 2017 08:06 PM

8 Harvard University Courses You Can Take Right Now, for Free

Think -- Big Think - Last week, we published an article outlining how you can take Yale university courses for free, right now. Given the response to...

November 22, 2017 07:51 PM

Hundreds of websites record your every keystroke without you knowing

The Next Web -- Hundreds of websites record your scrolling behavior, clicks and movements according to a study recently carried out at Princeton University....

November 22, 2017 07:37 PM

3 Costs That Can Destroy Retirement

U.S. News -- To live comfortably in retirement, you'll need to account for health care, taxes and inflation.

November 22, 2017 07:20 PM

Why Denver International Airport has the best cellular service in the city of Denver

Denver Post -- More than one million travelers over the long holiday weekend will experience better cellular service then nearly anywhere else in Denver. Then...

November 22, 2017 07:09 PM

YouTube returns to the Echo Show as Amazon and Google patch up their differences

GeekWire -- YouTube is back on Amazon's Echo Show device, two months after Google pulled the video service over a violation of its terms of service. Voicebot.ai...

November 22, 2017 07:00 PM

6 Real Black Friday Phishing Lures

Infosec -- Dark Reading - As the mega-shopping day approaches, here's a look at six examples of phishing attacks - and ways to avoid taking the bait.

November 22, 2017 06:54 PM

Experts Predict 20 Major Quakes Over the Next Year

Think -- Big Think - Geologists find that when the earth's spin slows as it has recently, major earthquake activity follows.Read More

November 22, 2017 06:32 PM

By 2050, There Will Be More Plastic in the Ocean Than Fish

Think -- Big Think - Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help stop the flow of plastics into our oceans.

November 22, 2017 06:29 PM

Never Fall Asleep On The Wheel Again

Life -- Lifehack - Every day, hundreds of millions of people drive their cars for long and short distances. But how many of these drivers have stopped...

November 22, 2017 06:29 PM

Americans Weigh More, but Shun "Overweight" Label

Life -- Gallup Headlines - Americans weigh more on average, but they are growing less likely to perceive themselves as overweight.

November 22, 2017 06:29 PM

Activism needs introverts | Sarah Corbett

Life -- TEDTalks Videos - For the introverts among us, traditional forms activism like marches, protests and door to door canvassing can be intimidating...

November 22, 2017 06:25 PM

Why You Have to Be 26 or Younger to Get the HPV Vaccine

Life -- Lifehacker - It's pretty amazing that we have a vaccine against cancer. Since cervical cancers are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV),...

November 22, 2017 06:25 PM

25 Deals That Make Waking Up From Your Food Coma Worth it on Black Friday

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - By now, you've flipped through the Sunday paper and pulled out the Black Friday ads. Or, because it's 2017, you simply visited...

November 22, 2017 06:25 PM

Don't Get Scammed on Black Friday: How to Identify Deals vs. Duds

Life -- The Penny Hoarder - If you wake up at 3 a.m. to line up in front of Walmart or combat your turkey coma to spend an hour propped up in bed clicking...

November 22, 2017 06:24 PM