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McConnell: I’m ‘Not Convinced’ Congress Should Prohibit Insurers From Discriminating Against The Sick. [My comment: It cuts into profits if they have to insure the people that need it. If the 'pubs have their way, only healthy people could get insurance, meaning pure profit for insurers. They are not 'managing' risk in that scenario, they are eliminating it.]

from FiveThirtyEight

Models Based on 'Fundamentals' Have Failed at Predicting Presidential Elections

FiveThirtyEight - Nate Silver\'s Political Calculus: Models Based on 'Fundamentals' Have Failed at Predicting Pres. Elections

from Slate Magazine

Charities Need Your Money, Not Your Random Old Food

I work at a food bank and this article expresses how we feel. We know people want to do good, but we can buy food much cheeper than you. If you are worried about where you money will go look at the charities website and see how much of your donation goes to buying food.

from Salon

Email can ruin your life

Email can ruin your life. We're hooked on email. And it's driving us crazy. Here are five ways that email can ruin your life BY LYNN PARRAMORE, ALTERNET

from The Atlantic

How Social Media Is Changing The Way We Approach Death

How Social Media Is Changing The Way We Approach Death Death has long been taboo in an American culture that values youth, but an open conversation online can increase our enjoyment of life and understanding of its eventual end.