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Typing speed on mobile is catching up to keyboards

Typing speed on mobile is catching up to keyboards

Typing speed on mobile devices is catching up to that of physical keyboards 10-19-year-olds can type about 10 words per minute faster than can people in their 40s People spend an average of six hours per day on their mobile devices, so it’s no wonder they are skilled...

Python IDE: PyCharm Overview

Python IDE: PyCharm Overview

Getting into helping define/manage multiple Python projects with a variety of developers Great 8 minute intro video to a Python IDE (Integrated Development Environment) Pycharm https://www.jetbrains.com/pycharm/ Have used Sublime Text 3 (https://www.sublimetext.com/)...

The largest Medicare Advantage insurers in each state

The largest Medicare Advantage insurers in each state

Via  - - Becker's Hospital Review Here are the largest Medicare Advantage plans by number of covered lives in each state listed below Also attached is the full report from America's Health Insurance Plans.   Alabama: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Cigna,...

Quick 30 minute Intro to PHP

Quick 30 minute Intro to PHP

I remember learning 6502 Assembly Language in junior high/high school on my Commodore Vic 20/64, Turbo Pascal in High School and then Fortran/PL1 in college.. Neat history behind the language variants... Today its automation/integration w/Python and Wordpress...

Realistic screen time solutions for kids (and their parents)

Realistic screen time solutions for kids (and their parents)

Mobile media time for zero-to-eight year-olds has tripled between 2013 and 2017, from an average of 15 minutes per day to 48 minutes per day. 59 percent say their kids are “addicted” to their screens, while 66 percent say their kids spend too much time on screens....

This Health Insurance Giant Wants to Pay for Your Apple Watch

This Health Insurance Giant Wants to Pay for Your Apple Watch

Time Magazine reports In a partnership with Apple, Aetna announced Tuesday a new app and wellness program that will track and offer personalized health recommendations to its customers, and grant them the option to redeem points for gift cards or toward payments for...

Print vs. Digital Report – Author Earnings

Print vs. Digital Report – Author Earnings

If you are an author and want insight into how sales and royalties stack up for print published books vs ebooks - this is a great article. Each of the following graphics in the article show what portion of profit authors get vs the volume of sales provided if you use...

Intro to Chromebooks

Intro to Chromebooks

Last year I got involved with the project at our kids school, Bible Center School, to champion the roll-out of Chromebooks to the 5th graders and up who attend the school. I wanted to share a series of blog posts about my learning more about them and post some...

Hospital Mergers Get Even Bigger As Seller Size Hits $400M

Hospital Mergers Get Even Bigger As Seller Size Hits $400M

Full details in this new report. The trend comes as medical care providers look to grab scale to compete with national health insurers and outpatient medical care providers entering their markets Just last month drugstore giant CVS Health completed its acquisition of...

U.S. Opioid Crisis Is Top Health Story of 2018

U.S. Opioid Crisis Is Top Health Story of 2018

The scourge of opioid addiction and related deaths cut through American society again in 2018, capturing headlines and making it the year's top health story Rates of opioid-linked fatal overdoses have doubled over the past decade and topped 70,000 in 2017, the CDC...

Hospitals Spend 64% More on Advertising After a Data Breach

Hospitals Spend 64% More on Advertising After a Data Breach

Hospitals spend 64 percent more annually on advertising after a breach over the following two years, according to a recent report from the American Journal of Managed Care A hospital breach significantly increased the amount of spending around advertising for two...

Medicare to Require Hospitals Post Prices Online

Medicare to Require Hospitals Post Prices Online

US hospitals will have to post their standard prices online and make it easier for patients to access their electronic medical records, Medicare officials said Tuesday Currently, hospitals must make their prices public, but the new rule requires the information to be...