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How To Be A Savvy Consumer Of Health Care

From electronic health records to online marketplaces and health portals, new technologies will soon transform the way patients interact with the American health care system. These new applications could give patients more control over their data. But they also raise serious security and privacy concerns. As health care providers in the U.S. and abroad meet new digital standards, we explore how patients can become more active health care consumers.

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What If You Hadn't Gotten Married? 'Dark Matter' Imagines An Alternate Life

Blake Crouch's new science fiction novel tells the story of Jason Dessen, a father and physics professor who suddenly finds himself in a parallel universe — in which he's unmarried and famous.
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Japan's Lunchbox Trend 'Kyaraben' Takes Lunch Prep To Another Level

It's cute ... but is it too much cultural pressure?
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Bernie Sanders: DNC Emails 'Outrageous' But 'Not A Shock'

Sanders also, once again, called on DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign.
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The Reason Your Feed Became An Echo Chamber — And What To Do About It

It often feels as if social media serves less as a bridge than an echo chamber, with algorithms that feed us information we already know and like. So, how do you break that loop? We ask some experts.

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