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Kept in the Dark About Doctors, but Having to Pick a Health Plan

It’s open enrollment season, for Affordable Care Act marketplace plans, Medicare Advantage plans and many employer-sponsored plans as well. Lots of evidence suggests you should shop around, and shop carefully, though this is harder than it sounds. When you select a health care plan, you probably consider premiums, and maybe you check deductibles and other cost sharing. But you can’t easily scrutinize ... Read More »

What’s the truth about refined sugar’s ‘healthier’ alternatives?

“Refined sugar-free” is a bit of a buzz term at the moment. We’re no longer in the dark about the ill-effects of too much sugar, so instead we are filling our shopping baskets with raw honey, Medjool dates and organic coconut sugar. If you believe the hype (and it seems that many of us do), these unprocessed, ‘natural’ alternatives won’t upset ... Read More »

Attention, Beyonce fans! Copenhagen University is launching a new course on the singer to teach about black feminism

Rejoice, Beyonce fans! Copenhagen University will now be teaching its students about the popular singer, Beyonce, from the next academic session. The Department of Arts and Cultural Studies is offering the class titled ‘Beyonce, Gender and Race’ and same will be taught in the same way as any other culture and literature class. Understanding black feminism The class will analyse ... Read More »

It’s time to talk about Trump’s mental health

President Trump. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press) How unstable and divorced from reality is President Trump? We’ve reached the point where the nation has the right and the need to know. We’re not accustomed to asking such questions about our presidents. We don’t know how to even begin inquiring into a president’s mental health, so we rationalize aberrant behavior as being ... Read More »

Diet Diary: Why all that you read about red meat may not be right

Beef: Round, Sirloin, Shuck, Loin  Veal: All trimmed cuts Pork: Tenderloin, leg (fresh), shoulder (arm or picnic) Lamb: Leg, arm, loin Red meat has acquired a negative reputation. Messages about its consumption are both confusing and misleading. It is generally believed that meat is rich in fat and cholesterol and a high intake of it, is associated with heart disease, ... Read More »

Galaxy Note8: Everything we know about Samsung’s next flagship phablet

The late-summer launch of the Galaxy Note phablet is always a big event for Samsung, but there’s even more attention on this year’s release. In case you’ve forgotten, the Galaxy Note7 was an epic fail for Samsung, resulting in a massive recall after devices began exploding around the world. Since then, however, Samsung has been on a roll, launching the highly acclaimed Galaxy ... Read More »

EU prices of the Moto G5S and G5S Plus to be about €300 and €330 respectively

Prolific things-finder Roland Quandt has dug up information on European pricing of the upcoming Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus. According to a tweet of his the smaller model will carry a price tag around €300, while the Plus will command a small premium for a total of €330. He points out that the numbers come from Eastern Europe.   Motorola Moto G5S will be ... Read More »

Drowning case teaches lesson about social media’s impact on society

MELBOURNE, Fla. — The cellphone video taken by a group of teens while they watched a man drowning in a Cocoa pond — and not only did nothing to help him, but laughed at him — has shocked many here and beyond. And it raised questions about how to compel people to do the right thing and punish them if they ... Read More »

What to do about the ‘Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC’ error

Owners of some Windows 10 laptops and tablets are crashing into a worrying roadblock when they try to install the Windows 10 Creators Update. Windows Update initially says the notebooks are compatible with the upgrade, but fails to install it after downloading the setup files, instead displaying the following message: “Windows 10 is no longer supported on this PC. Uninstall this ... Read More »

We chatted to male plus sized bloggers to find out about male body positivity

The body positivity movement has been an amazing one.  It’s made women all over the world realise that they don’t have to be a specific dress size in order to feel beautiful or dress well. But the focus has, for the most part, been around women. There just aren’t anywhere near as many male plus size bloggers. According to research by ... Read More »