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Facebook Organ Donation Tool Greatly Increases Donor Registration

Some think this could eventually eliminate the organ transplant waiting list

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Facebook Organ Donation Tool Greatly Increases Donor Registration

Yesterday Facebook rolled out a new tool for members to use that allows them to know if they are organ donors. This tool was being teased with the exclusive from ABC News. People on organ donor lists around the country often die before receiving life-saving organs because people either don't register to be donors or family members aren't aware that loved ones want to be donors.

The Facebook tool also allows people that want to be donors to register directly with their states donor agencies. Apparently, the tool has worked out pretty well with some state registries reporting as much is a 700% increase in donor registrations compared to the norm.


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If You’re Always Working, You’re Never Working Well

Source: Tom Davenport

In early April a series of reports appeared online in the United States and the United Kingdom lamenting the “lazy French.”  A new labor law in France had apparently banned organizations from e-mailing their employees after 6 p.m. In fact, it turned out to be more a case of “lazy journalists” than “lazy French”: as The Economist explained, the “law” was not a law at all but a labor agreement aimed at improving health am ...
Source: Tom Davenport   Full article at: Tom Davenport 22 minutes ago


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A Tribute to 25 years of Office Users

Source: Office Blogs

Twenty-five years ago today, Microsoft launched Office, and ever since, Office has been helping people get things done in their work and personal lives. Of course the world is a very different place today than it was 25 years ago, and so is the way people work, but what is constant is how Office has evolved to help people work in new ways, to be more productive and focus on what truly matters. Today, Office apps and services—from th ...
Source: Office Blogs   Full article at: Office Blogs 23 minutes ago

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9to5Toys Lunch Break: iPad Air from $350 w/ .edu, SanDisk 128GB microSD $100, Pebble Steel $210, more

Source: 9to5Mac

Be sure to follow 9to5Toys to keep up with the best gear and deals on the web: Twitter, RSS Feed, Facebook, Google+ and Safari push notifications. Today’s can’t miss deals: Best Buy 2-day sale: iPad Air $400 or $350 w/ .edu email address (Reg. $499), much more SanDisk Ultra 128GB Class 10 microSD memory card $100 shipped (orig. $120) Pebble Steel smartwatch for Android/iOS $210 shipped (Reg. $230) Lowest prices ever for Breaking Bad: The C ...
Source: 9to5Mac   Full article at: 9to5Mac 23 minutes ago

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Hamas Kidnapping Shatters Ceasefire

Source: Big Government

A Hamas attack on Israeli troops left two soldiers dead and a third feared kidnappedjust hours into a planned 72-hour ceasefire in Gaza. Israeli cabinet officials are meeting to discuss a response, but already Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that Hamas will pay significant consequences. "Once again, Hamas and the terror organizations in Gaza have violated the ceasefire to which they committed themselves to the UN Secretary-General and US Secretary of State Kerry," a statement  ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government 33 minutes ago

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Former Redskins Player Releases Epic Statement Attacking Hillary Clinton For Calling Team's Name 'Insensitive'

Source: Business Insider

A former Washington Redskins player is fuming mad because Hillary Clinton had the audacity to call the football team's controversial name "insensitive." Clint Didier, a former tight end for the team for seven years who is now running for Congress as a Republican in Washington State, released a six-paragraph statement Wednesday evening demanding Clinton's apology. In it, Didier criticized Clinton's various gaffes and closed with a reference to alfalfa. "I'm ju ...
Source: Business Insider   Full article at: Business Insider 38 minutes ago

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Dear Bossip: All I Want Is For Us To Be Together, But His Baby Momma Is In The Way


Dear Bossip, Like most people who inquire about advice I cannot believe I’m submitting this. But, here it goes… My boyfriend and I have been together since he was 18 and I was 16 years old. I had relationships prior, but those of course were puppy love. But, when I met him I just felt something stronger. We had this undeniable connection almost instantaneously and we were inseparable. You know sneaking around the house when my mama wasn’t home, going on dates, late night phone calls…ju ...
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Chuck Norris knocks GMO crops cold

Source: WND

Here’s a shocker for you: Several recently released studies independently and concurrently reveal that the quality of food is directly related to how it is grown. Who’d have thought? Says Elaine Ingham, chief scientist at the Rodale Institute, which conducted one of the studies: “The current toxic-chemical approach to growing our food destroys the life of the soil with pesticides, herbicides and high levels of inorganic fert ...
Source: WND  Full article at: WND 51 minutes ago

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Abandon All Hope That Congress Will Help The Long-Term Jobless

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- The debate over whether Congress will do something to help Americans unemployed longer than six months is truly over. As lawmakers prepare to skip town for five weeks, the Labor Department announced Friday that the unemployment rate had ticked up a tenth of a point to 6.2 percent. The number of long-term jobless inched up to 3.2 million -- a statistically insignificant increase overshadowed by the fact that there are a million fewer than th ...
Source: Politics - The Huffington Post   Full article at: Politics - The Huffington Post 1 hour ago

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Ottawa hospital staffer fired for saying Mike Duffy was ‘pompous and arrogant’ with cleaning crews

Source: National Post

The Ottawa Hospital has fired an employee for publicly disclosing information about suspended senator Mike Duffy’s medical treatment at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. Mike Crowder, an eight-year hospital employee who supervised a cleaning crew, was placed on administrative leave on July 18 and then fired three days later for breaching the hospital’s rules on patient privacy, according to his pa ...
Source: National Post   Full article at: National Post 1 hour ago

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Key Democrat: 'Immigration Reform Is Not About Enforcement'

Source: Big Government

Democratic Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI), the Democrat U.S. Senate nominee in Michigan, told attendees of a town hall event in Detroit’s Mexicantown neighborhood that immigration reform was not about enforcing America’s laws. “Immigration reform is not about enforcement,” Peters said in a short video clip obtained by Breitbart News. “It’s about finding a way to fix the problems in our immigration system.” WATCH VIDEO OF PETERS: The event was he ...
Source: Big Government   Full article at: Big Government 1 hour ago

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