A free Microsoft Office alternative that’s actually good

(Credit: Kingsoft) About a week ago I featured Kingsoft Office Suite Professional 2012 in a bonus deal. Since then I’ve been test-driving the software on an old laptop. And you know what? I like it! I mention this because although the Kingsoft Professional giveaway is over, you can still get Kingsoft Office Suite Free 2012 […]

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CDC: Big Drop in Diabetes Amputations

CDC: Big Drop in Diabetes Amputations Jan. 24, 2012 — There has been a dramatic drop in the rate of diabetes-related amputations in the U.S., and experts attribute the improvement to better management of risk factors that lead to the loss of feet and legs. The amputation rate declined by 65% among adults with diabetes […]

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As Republicans Bash ‘Empty Rhetoric,’ WH Pushes Online Version of Obama’s Speech: ‘Engage With Us’

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol, D.C., Jan. 25, 2011, White House Photo, Lawrence Jackson (CNSNews.com) – The Obama White House is  urging Americans to watch President Obama’s State of the Union speech Tuesday night either on television — or better yet, on the White House Web site […]

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Citigroup sued for fraud over $1 billion of CDOs

Apple returns to form, blows Street targets awayReuters Apple Inc’s quarterly results blew past Wall Street’s expectations after U.S. consumers snapped up near-unprecedented … From: http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/news/rss/story/*http://us.rd.yahoo.com/finance/news/topfinstories/*http://finance.yahoo.com/news/citigroup-sued-fraud-over-1-233654800.html?l=1

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Internet Porn Addiction

Shutterstock “It’s easy to blame the internet, but do we blame liquor stores on every corner for selling alcohol, or blame cars for the auto-accident-related injuries?“ Do You Have A Porn Addiction Problem? Dear Doc Chaves, I think I have a problem with internet porn addiction. I have looked at a number of sexual sites […]

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Get an Altec Lansing iPhone speaker dock for $49.99

The Altec Lansing InMotion IMT620 speaker dock. (Credit: Amazon) Quick housekeeping note: I apologize to those of you who had difficulty on Friday getting the Acronis True Image freebie. When I wrote about the deal that morning, I’d followed the instructions, received my license keys (there were two), and successfully activated the software. I wish […]

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Drug for Enlarged Prostate May Slow Cancer Growth

Drug for Enlarged Prostate May Slow Cancer Growth Jan. 23, 2012 — A drug widely prescribed to treat men with enlarged prostates may also slow the growth of early prostate cancers, according to a new study. Researchers say the drug Avodart (dutasteride) may reduce the need for aggressive treatments in men who have a very […]

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Obama Administration Pledges to Keep Abusers Off U.N. Human Rights Council

Joseph Torsella, deputy ambassador for U.N. management and reform, speaks at U.N. headquarters in New York City on May 11, 2011. (Photo: U.S. Mission to the U.N.) (CNSNews.com) – The Obama administration will step up efforts to prevent the election of human rights-abusing nations onto the United Nations’ top human rights agency, a senior U.S. […]

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Fannie, Freddie writedowns too costly: regulator

By Margaret Chadbourn WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The regulator for Fannie Mae (OTC BB:FNMA.OB – News) and Freddie Mac (OTC BB:FMCC.OB – News) told lawmakers that forcing the government-controlled mortgage firms to write down the principal on underwater home loans would require more than $100 billion in fresh taxpayer funds. In a letter sent on Friday […]

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Why Some Children May ‘Grow Out’ of Autism

Why Some Children May ‘Grow Out’ of Autism Jan. 23, 2012 — Some kids with autism will no longer qualify for that diagnosis as they grow older. Now a new study shows that whether or not a child “outgrows” their autism may be related to the number and severity of other physical and psychological problems […]

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