October 2015 Archive

Facebook kills off its experimental sidebar status updates (Casey Newton/The Verge)

Casey Newton / The Verge:Facebook kills off its experimental sidebar status updates  —  In April, Facebook began testing sidebar status updates — quick, disposable messages ...

Amazon stops offering its Local Register credit card reader, will end support for it on February 1 (Mike Isaac/New York Times)

Mike Isaac / New York Times:Amazon stops offering its Local Register credit card reader, will end support for it on February 1  —  Amazon Shutting ...

Facebook testing "Local Market" section, surfacing Groups for buying and selling items (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:Facebook testing “Local Market” section, surfacing Groups for buying and selling items  —  Facebook Tests “Local Market,” A Dedicated Buying And Selling ...

Medicare To Cover End Of Life Planning

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare said Friday it will pay doctors to help patients plan what kind of care they want at the end of life, ...

10 Must-Do Health Checks For Women Over 50

Aging is a double-edged sword. On one hand, our years and experience give us the perspective to seek out the important things in life, value ...

Chinese Halloween Holiday Traditions

I love Halloween; it’s one of my favorite holidays. When I was little my mother would go to great lengths to make me the perfect ...

Does ‘Twitter Moments’ Herald the Comeback of Human Beings?

Earlier this month, Twitter launched a new feature called Moments, which offers a curated and frequently updated collection of tweets that the company describes as ...

Dramatist David Hare Says, Like Many Writers, He's Driven By Doubt

“My ability to see what’s going on in a room or analyze what’s going on inside a person comes from my own doubts about what’s ...

Tainted Treats: Racism And The Rise Of Big Candy

Halloween’s iconic candy corn first appeared in stores in the 1920s. The decade saw a boom in the retail candy business — and in advertising ...

Flesh-eating beetles strip bodies to the bone

An uneasy alliance between scientists and flesh-eating beetles preserves animal specimens for future generations The post Flesh-eating beetles strip bodies to the bone appeared first ...

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