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Dunbar's Number states that even the most extroverted among us can't maintain much more than 150 close relationships. So how do entrepreneurs and executives -- who treat business relationships as a sort of currency -- manage to push up against and overcome this number?
Though Leslie Bradshaw frequently finds herself in Los Angeles, sometimes multiple times in a single month, you wouldn’t know it by following her on social media. Bradshaw, a fellow at the US Chamber of Commerce and co-founder of Small Data Enterprises...
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Anyone know any good #Wordpress developers who work for a reasonable price ($50 an hour or less)?
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It's worth noting that the way Obamacare was originally envisioned, nearly all states would build out their own healthcare exchanges. So far, many of the states that did build their own are meeting or exceeding their enrollment expectations. It's the Republican-led states that, despite always trumpeting states rights, chose to forgo creating their own exchanges and put the burden on the federal government, which was already hindered by the fact Obamacare was facing legal challenges and so couldn't even get started on the build-out until after the Supreme Court ruling last year. Healthcare.gov isn't solely a case of federal government incompetence but is just as much the outcome of Republican intransigence and obstruction.
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I was interviewed for CBC's radio show Day 6
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Guess who wrote an article exposing the people behind the largest sockpuppet network in Wikipedia history?
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Would you consider enrolling in a clinical trial for your chronic disease even if it were experimental and not guaranteed to produce results?
By Jovanka JoAnn Milivojevic Before a pharmaceutical drug, medical procedure or treatment can be used on the general population, it has to go through very rigorous testing. Researchers test effectiveness through clinical trials (also called clinical...
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YouTube is often cited as a repository for cat videos, but did you know its education section is viewed twice as much as its pets & animals category?
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A week after the website launched, Clark went for a haircut at a barbershop in Lexington. “How’s that Obamacare thing going?” the barber asked him. She told him about her middle-aged son, unable to work, unable to get insurance, because of a pre-existing condition.

Clark pulled out his phone and plugged in the details about the barber’s son on the Kynect website -- the county he lives in, his income, whether he has children. Clark determined that his barber's son qualified for Medicaid.

The barber was overjoyed. She insisted his haircut was on the house (Clark paid anyway). “She gave me a big hug and said I was an angel,” Clark says. “I think they lost all hope honestly. ... And I just very quickly was able to show them that in fact they do have options.”
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Mashable covered our Adopt a Furloughed Worker website!
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I profiled the Young Turks, one of the only news channels in YouTube's Million Billion Club -- it has over a million subscribers and over a billion views. It receives 1.2 million views a day, which beats almost every show on MSNBC and CNN. 
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Assistant Managing Editor at US News and World Report
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    Assistant Managing Editor, 2012 - present
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    Director of PR, 2011 - 2012
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Simon Owens is an Assistant Managing Editor at US News and World Report. He currently lives in Washington, DC. Over the years, Simon has secured hundreds of placements on top blogs and social news sites for clients. He has conducted digital PR for both major and small brands and has driven millions of page views for clients, getting them on Technorati Top 100 blogs, major news outlets, and popular social media sites ranging from Twitter to Digg. 

He began his career as a newspaper journalist, writing for small newspapers in central and eastern Virginia. In 2008 and 2009 he was an associate editor for PBS' MediaShift. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, Forbes, Harvard's Nieman Lab, and The Next Web. He's been interviewed by reporters from The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, and several other newspapers, television, and radio programs.
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