Humanity

New Years Day 2015: fifteen things to be thankful for

New Years Eve means 2014 is in the bag – and it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming 2015 new year. Instead of looking back at a year none of us have yet forgotten, or offering a list of arbitrary new years resolutions based on a mere calendar milestone, here’s a look at fifteen…

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2015 New Years resolutions: 3 ideas to keep, 2 to skip

It’s 2015, so it’s time to make those New Years resolutions. Ideas come fast and furious as the possibilities created by the turn of the calendar (and possibly the champagne) create a sense of euphoria and the belief that anything is possible. Here’s a look at three New Years resolutions that are worth trying, and…

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Arby’s compensates bloggers for positive brisket sandwich reviews [updated with Arby’s response]

“Expect astonishingly positive reviews from bloggers when Arby’s re-releases their smoked brisket sandwich,” claims barbecue editor Daniel Vaughn, who says the fast food chain has offered him and other bloggers up to $350 worth of pre-paid Visa cards in exchange for publishing positive reviews of the new menu item. While making clear that he “didn’t…

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Behind the pharmacy counter: uninsured patients see full extent of prescription drug price gouging

Americans pick up hundreds of millions of prescription drug orders per year, often without examining the full price tags and instead focusing only on their after-insurance copayments. However, those who lack health insurance coverage and therefore pay full price for prescriptions are routinely given a glimpse into the manner in which Rx drugs are priced…

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