Articles by: Nick Papageorgio

10 Signs You’re Gluten Intolerant

October 17, 2013 11:20 AM0 comments
10 Signs You’re Gluten Intolerant

More than 55 diseases have been linked to gluten, the protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. It’s estimated that 99% of the people who have either gluten intolerance or celiac disease are never diagnosed. It is also estimated that as much as 15% of the US population is gluten […]

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How fast food poverty costs America billions

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How fast food poverty costs America billions

While fast food corporations reap vast fortunes, taxpayers finance $7 billion in public assistance for the workers. Twin studies released at noon Tuesday estimate that the majority of families of front-line fast food workers use public assistance, at a taxpayer cost of nearly $7 billion a year, while seven publicly-traded […]

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New program sees big data used for local policing

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New program sees big data used for local policing

Privacy fears surround Oakland-based, federally funded plan — yet another tentacle of the surveillance state A new initiative in Oakland — funded by federal dollars — will see the merging of big data into local policing; yet another tentacle of the every expanding surveillance state, running roughshod over Fourth Amendment-protected […]

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GOP’s huge Tea Party mess has only just begun

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GOP’s huge Tea Party mess has only just begun

WASHINGTON – Last night, Republicans stood aside as Congress increased the debt limit and reopened the government. In return, they got nothing. Or more accurately, they got something that already existed, and gave Democrats something they’d been blocking for months. The deal Harry Reid struck with Mitch McConnell includes a […]

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Windows 8.1: Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Most Bipolar Operating System Ever

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Windows 8.1: Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) Most Bipolar Operating System Ever

SEATTLE – Microsoft is releasing its long-awaited Windows 8.1 upgrade as a free download starting Thursday. It addresses some of the gripes people have had with Windows 8, the dramatically different operating system that attempts to bridge the divide between tablets and PCs. Windows 8.1 still features the dual worlds […]

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How Much Is Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) Worth Without Alibaba? Not Much

October 16, 2013 8:49 PM0 comments
How Much Is Yahoo (NASDAQ: YHOO) Worth Without Alibaba? Not Much

Much has been made of Yahoo’s increasing sprawl, as it swallows start-up after start-up. Sure enough, in a Tuesday call with investors, Chief Executive Marissa Mayer said Yahoo had made eight new acquisitions in the last quarter alone. But what Yahoo’s latest financial numbers really highlighted was how much the […]

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Banned by Facebook LOL, LMAO, WTF, OMFG, OMG

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Banned by Facebook LOL, LMAO, WTF, OMFG, OMG

Banned by Facebook LOL, LMAO, WTF, OMFG, OMG

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Government Shutdown: Congress Votes To End Funding, Debt Standoff

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Government Shutdown: Congress Votes To End Funding, Debt Standoff

WASHINGTON – The government shutdown is dead. Obamacare is alive. The Senate voted 81 to 18 Wednesday night to reopen the federal government and raise the nation’s borrowing limit, hours before the Treasury Department faced the possibility of being unable to pay all of America’s bills for the first time […]

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Mitch McConnell Wins Sweet Deal For Kentucky In $2.9 Billion Budget Bill Earmark

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Mitch McConnell Wins Sweet Deal For Kentucky In $2.9 Billion Budget Bill Earmark

WASHINGTON – Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) struck a deal with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Wednesday, averting a potential debt default and reopening the government while leaving the Obamacare virtually untouched, once passed by Congress and signed by the president. Though the deal comes with concessions […]

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Apple (NASDAQ AAPL) Could Have the Same Problem Steve Jobs Warned About 30 Years Ago

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Apple (NASDAQ AAPL) Could Have the Same Problem Steve Jobs Warned About 30 Years Ago

The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple is slashing fourth-quarter orders of its lower-priced iPhone 5C model because of weak demand. Last month the maker of the iPhone and iPad debuted its 5C model to mixed reviews. The 5C, which has a plastic body and comes in four different colors, […]

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