Monthly Archives: August 2010

10 Useful iPhone Shortcuts, Tips and Tricks

I found a few that I didn’t know about. Very cool. Here at Mashable, we’ve been putting the iPhone 4 through its paces, and have come up with some handy tips and tricks that can help you get more out … Continue reading

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Hey, I Didn’t Say It (via Trustbuster? Bust this!)

via Trustbuster? Bust this!

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The Last Smokers in New York City

They are the holdout smokers. The ones who have survived the ever-scarier health warnings (and the social stigma that made the Vietnam veteran ask that he not be identified in this article); the ones who have persisted despite legislation banning … Continue reading

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Older Adults Nearly Double Social Media Presence

My 85 year old father Marco is proof! Now if I can get him to post instead of just read. A new study from Pew Internet found that between April 2009 and May 2010, social networking site usage grew 88% … Continue reading

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The Billionaires Bankrolling The Tea Party

ANOTHER weekend, another grass-roots demonstration starring Real Americans who are mad as hell and want to take back their country from you-know-who. Last Sunday the site was Lower Manhattan, where they jeered the “ground zero mosque.” This weekend, the scene shifted to … Continue reading

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Survey Says Facebook Feeds Narcissism [STUDY]

In a survey of 100 college students, young people with narcissistic personality traits were shown to exhibit Facebook activity that was distinctly more self-promotional. These people had “About Me” sections that referred to their intelligence and photos that were more … Continue reading

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Professor Finds Big Drops In Hospital Waits With Electronic Records

An aspect of Health Care Reform that needs to be emphasized. An advanced electronic medical records system could decrease emergency wait times by more than 22 percent, according to a study by an ASU professor. Read the story here by in … Continue reading

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Google Shakes It Up Again With Free Phone Calls

Google now lets you make free phone calls from your computer. It isn’t new to fellow geeks who have installed Skype or iChat and use special “handles” like SkiBunny1968 — but it will be to normal people, on regular American … Continue reading

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Vintage Photo: 1908 (Dr. X’s Free Associations)

Think our country has never been gripped by xenophobia before? History is repeating itself 102 years later. Why pose the dead man for this creepy photo?  This photo and a profile image of Averbuch were published in newspapers of the day … Continue reading

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Drugs v. Therapy (Dr. X’s Free Associations)

As much as we’d like to think that Drugs and/or Psychotherapy, concurrently or not is the proper course of treatment, Dr. X points out yet again, that when dealing with human beings, there is no definitive answer for all patients. … Continue reading

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