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Local “Souper-Hero” Serves Seasonal Soup with Help from Local Family Farm

Each year in America, when summer ends and fall begins, it’s a safe bet you’ll find pumpkins and sweet potatoes flavoring everything from coffee to pie. It’s seasonal food that makes its way from farms to tables around the country from Thanksgiving to Christmas time. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi reports from a local farm feeding local produce to a local business stewing seasonal sensations. … Read the referenced story here: Local “Souper-Hero” Serves Seasonal Soup with Help from Local Family Farm

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Finance News 

This ‘Nest for water’ startup wants you to pay $799 now to help cut down on future water bills

Buoy bills itself as the “Nest for water:” a $799 smart home device that hooks up to your plumbing and sends data to your smartphone. From the app, you can check out exactly how much water each of your home appliances uses, be alerted to leaks, and remotely shut off your home’s emergency valve. Buoy is hoping to provide a solution to the rising water costs in the US. If you’ve ever been curious about your home’s water usage or attempted to find practical ways to curb water costs, then you’re in luck:…

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Android 

Amazon releases a (RED) Echo to help fight AIDS

Echo in (RED). The second-generation Amazon Echo speaker was released earlier this year with an updated fabric design, featuring different color options than the original Echo. As CNET reports, Amazon is releasing a red variant of the smart speaker in order to help raise money for AIDS research. Amazon has recently partnered with (RED) on a number of products and is pledging portions of sales toward (RED)’s fight against AIDS. Amazon will give $10 for ever red Echo sold between now and December 31, 2017. Bank of America will also…

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Science 

Spit Test May Help Reveal Concussion Severity

Many children require quickly from a concussion, but some have much more severe symptoms. Competitive sports are a major source of injury. Getty Images/Hero Images hide caption toggle caption Getty Images/Hero Images A little spit may help predict whether a child’s concussion symptoms will subside in days or persist for weeks. A test that measures fragments of genetic material in saliva was nearly 90 percent accurate in identifying children and adolescents whose symptoms persisted for at least a month, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics. That’s in…

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Android 

Google Assistant can help troubleshoot your Pixel 2

If you own a Pixel 2, the Assistant can now help troubleshoot basic Bluetooth, camera, and battery issues. The Google Assistant‘s list of various functions has grown far too large to list off every single one at this point, and while that’s great, it also means that certain tricks can slip between the cracks every now and then. In the latest discovery, it appears that the Assistant (at least on Pixel 2 devices) can help troubleshoot some basic issues. Initially spotted by Android Police, asking Assistant “why is my phone…

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Republicans Aim to Destroy Obamacare, Help the Rich

Adam Davidson, New YorkerSenate Republican leaders have announced a plan to marry their tax-cut legislation with a sloppy effort to destroy Obamacare. Specifically, they will eliminate the mandate requiring Americans to have health insurance, so that they can free up three hundred billion dollars to add some middle-class tax cuts to a bill focussed on the rich. This is the legislative and intellectual equivalent of a terrifying and offensive tweet from the head of state, and could have far more lasting impact. … Read the referenced┬ástory here: Republicans Aim to…

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Smarter 

This App Can Help You Get Thoughts Out Of Your Mind And Aid A Good Night Sleep

Have you ever gone to bed early after a long day at work, only to find that you just can’t fall asleep? Most of us assume that when we feel tired, it will be easy to drift off. Unfortunately, that’s not how it works. In fact, if you are under a lot of stress, you might find it hard to stop all those negative thoughts whirring around in your head. For example, if you are having trouble finishing a project at work, it can seem impossible to stop worrying about…

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