The new Senate health care bill — and the return of preexisting conditions — explained

Senate Republicans introduced a revised version of their bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act on Thursday, one that would allow insurers to once again deny coverage based on preexisting conditions, and to charge higher rates to sick people. The bill would keep most of the Affordable Care Act’s tax increases but repeal one aimed specifically at medical device manufacturers. It would deeply cut the Medicaid program, making few changes to the bill’s first draft. Even with these new changes, the general structure of the bill stays the same from…

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Sony India launches new walkman at Rs 8,990

New Delhi: Sony India on Monday launched its new “WS623 Walkman” with Bluetooth wireless technology at Rs 8,990. The wearable device comes with IP65/68 rating and functions even in sea water. It can function underwater up to a depth of two metres and continue working for up to 30 minutes, the company claimed in a statement. “WS623 Walkman” can endure extreme temperatures from -5°C to 45°C — making it ideal during a hike or climb. By enabling `Ambient Sound Mode`, one can stay in touch with the surroundings and utilise…

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New Study Busts Myth: Menstruation Does Not Affect Your Brain!

It is a common believe that when a women is going through her monthly menstrual cycle she may be moody, less motivated to work or incapable of performing multiple tasks at the same time. However, a new study, conducted by researchers from the University Hospital Zurich in Switzerland, has found evidence that this may not be the case and menstruation has no effect on the functions of your brain. The study was published in the journal Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. While it is true that women go through certain hormonal changes during periods, it may not have…

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Foxrock’s Masterchef finalist takes on new food adventure

Dubliner Alison O’Reilly, who narrowly missed out on making the final three in the recent BBC television MasterChef series, has joined up with two of the other contestants, Lorna Robertson and Giovanna Ryan, to form Three Girls Cook. The trio have already done some star turns at food festivals, and their recent series of supper clubs in London’s Notting Hill was a sell out. London-based O’Reilly has launched a new career as a marketing specialist for food businesses, a food writer and private chef. She plans on returning to Dublin next month to stage a…

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OnePlus 5 Seen Defeating iPhone 7 Plus in New Speed Test Video

After the launch of OnePlus 5 earlier this month, a third-party speed test showed that the latest flagship from the company not only boasts capable hardware but comfortably defeats other Android flagships in terms of speed of launching apps. Now, the latest speed test has revealed that OnePlus 5 does not only beat its Android competition but also trumps iPhone in the same aspect. In a video speed test performed by popular YouTube channel PhoneBuff, David Brahimi put up the OnePlus 5 against iPhone 7 Plus in a speed test that involved two laps of launching certain apps…

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Potato Skins + Burgers = Your New Boyfriend

  If you love potato skins … stop, of course you do! Potato skins are one of those glorious foods that combine all the flavors we need in one food group: bacon, sour cream, baked potatoes. Does it get any better? Apparently, yes. Dan Whalen, the blogger behind The Food In My Beard, turns a potato skin into a bun for a burger. Repeat: A bun for a burger. This thing is NUTS. Disclaimer: It’s not quick to pull together, but if you have some time — or better yet,…

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Will Flipkart’s gamble with new private label fashion succeed?

If electronics is the king of GMV, fashion is the king of margins in online commerce. Indian online market for fashion is estimated to be worth $12-14 billion by 2020 from the current $4 billion, according to a study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Facebook. Home-grown e-commerce unicorn Flipkart, aware of this estimate, has, in the past three years, focussed on this category to ensure that it remains the market leader. In 2014, it acquired Myntra, and in 2016, Jabong. The alliance now claims to have 70 percent of…

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1,770 Calorie Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Sandwich Topped with Bacon is the New Internet Frenzy

Which is the wackiest food combination that you have ever tried? Well, we are sure it is nothing as crazy as a Cinnamon Roll Ice Cream Sandwich topped with Bacon. Yes, you heard it right! And that’s not all, it racks up a whopping 1,770 calories, which makes it an once-in-a-lifetime snack. Kauffman Stadium, a baseball stadium and in Kansas City, Missouri, has recently unleashed its deadliest sandwich. While every year people indulged in hot dogs, beer, and peanuts as they watched the matches, this time the stadium brought in a surprise…

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These are the new factions of the Senate health care debate

This is the web version of VoxCare, a daily newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Like what you’re reading? Sign up to get VoxCare in your inbox here.   Senate Republicans sound a little more upbeat about the prospects for Obamacare repeal. They reviewed their policy options at a conference lunch today, and while they still aren’t ready to make tough policy choices, there was a notable shift from the pessimism Sarah wrote about last week. “We’re getting closer to having a…

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Motorola’s Z2 Play comes with a smaller battery, a higher price tag, and new Moto Mods

The surprise smartphone hit of 2016 wasn’t the Galaxy S7 or the Google Pixel. Rather, it was a mid-range phone from Motorola with a big gimmick: magnetic mods. LG’s modular phone concept spectacularly failed with the G5, but the $450 Moto Z Play hit the sweet spot, with a nice cross-section of add-ons and a much easier swappability than LG’s removable chin. Now Motorola is back with the Z2 Play, a thinner, lighter, faster, and more expensive sequel to the Z. The design is quite reminiscent of the original Z…

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