8 Ways to Cure the Common Cold

Beat the common cold with these 8 tips Eat and drink fermented food (kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, etc.) The boost in probiotics from these foods could support your immune system. Avoid added sugar – I think there’s a strong correlation between the rise of the common cold and increased sugar intake over the holidays. Sugar is

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iPhone Now Available on Google Fi Cellular Network

Google’s Project Fi, has just rebranded to simply Google Fi. Along with the rebrand they have announced a much larger phone lineup, including the $200 Moto G6 and iPhones. Fi is also now allowing people to transfer existing phones to their network. You can see if your phone is eligible for transfer on the Google Fi site.

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7 Podcasts to Binge on this December

Available wherever you get your podcasts, these are the ones that have been keeping me company recently: Bear Brook Three bodies are found in a plastic barrel near a state park in rural New Hampshire. How and why did they get there? The full podcast is ready for download. The Dream Wow – listen for

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The “Grandma vs Baby” Self Driving Car Thought Experiment is a Farce

The MIT technology review recently published the findings of a thought experiment: Given only two choices should a self driving car run over a grandma, or a baby? https://www.technologyreview.com/s/612341/a-global-ethics-study-aims-to-help-ai-solve-the-self-driving-trolley-problem/ Thought experiments are fun. Heck, they can be an important philosophical exercise to help us uncover what we really value. This MIT ethics study showed that

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Three Reasons to Cut Down Your Own Christmas Tree (in a National Forest) this Year

Armed with a $5 permit, you can go into a national forest, and cut down your own Christmas tree. Forest Service Website with the Details: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mthood/passes-permits/forestproducts/?cid=stelprd3793203 Why cut down your own Christmas tree? It’s cheap – though you’ll have to pay for the $5 permit, a saw (consider borrowing one from a friend or renting

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The Promise of Self Driving Cars

Self driving cars are coming, and along with them some huge wins for humanity. This article outlines how driverless technology is poised to give us more time, safety, autonomy, and efficiency. Worldwide, there is a death on our roads every 23 seconds, according to @WHO. Let’s work to do better.https://t.co/XFTrUWRcqe pic.twitter.com/yk35ljO68c — Waymo (@Waymo) December

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Thankful For

Each year around November, I meditate on what I’m thankful for. Late October marks the night where my brother, Chad, was horrifically injured in a drunk driving accident (in 2001). This tragedy, and his living triumph informs much of who I am. If you wonder why I obsess over selfdriving cars, or the rights and

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