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12:38pm

Thu March 5, 2015
All Tech Considered

Mass-Market Stocks In Hand-Crafted Goods: Etsy Preps To Go Public

Etsy's IPO paperwork is full of numbers and facts — plus a few pages like this.
Etsy/SEC

For sale: lovingly hand-crafted shares of Etsy stock, proudly produced in the USA by a team of entrepreneurs, designers and coders. Please note, there may be some variation in size, color and profits.

A decade ago, Etsy launched as a way for crafters and DIY-ers to sell their handmade goods online. Now the New York-based e-commerce site has filed for an initial public offering.

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12:03pm

Thu March 5, 2015
The Salt

Snow Is Delicious. But Is It Dangerous To Eat?

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 1:14 pm

When foraging for delicious bites of snow, steer clear of plowed piles and manure, researchers say.
Ryan Kellman NPR

Many people will see the snow that's currently blanketing much of the Eastern seaboard of the U.S. as a nuisance coating sidewalks and roads. Others are celebrating it as an excuse spend the day swooshing down a hill.

As for me, I like to think of snow as food.

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11:19am

Thu March 5, 2015
Shots - Health News

Behavioral Therapy Helps More Than Drugs For Dementia Patients

Caregivers who are trained in responding to anxiety or aggression in people with dementia can effectively reduce those symptoms, studies find.
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When we think of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias, we think of the loss of memory or the inability to recognize familiar faces, places, and things. But for caregivers, the bigger challenge often is coping with the other behaviors common in dementia: wandering, sleeplessness and anxiety or aggression.

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10:54am

Thu March 5, 2015
Shots - Health News

State Lawmakers Keep Busy While Supreme Court Weighs Obamacare

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 12:03 pm

Latoya Watson of Washington, D.C., cheers during a rally outside the Supreme Court on Wednesday, when the justices heard arguments in King v. Burwell.
Andrew Harnik AP

As the nation awaits a Supreme Court ruling on Obamacare, lawmakers in many states are moving ahead with a range of Affordable Care Act bills, some of which seek to bolster the law and others that are bent on derailing it.

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8:51am

Thu March 5, 2015
The Salt

We're Not Taking Enough Lunch Breaks. Why That's Bad For Business

Originally published on Thu March 5, 2015 12:17 pm

Did you take a lunch break yesterday? Are you planning to take one today?

Chances are the answer is no. Fewer American workers are taking time for lunch. Research shows that only 1 in 5 five people steps away for a midday meal. Most workers are simply eating at their desks.

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