Ericsson IoT chief on AI, 5G, and connecting ‘things’ instead of ‘a thing’

March 9, 2019

We spoke to Ericsson IoT Head Jeff Travers during MWC 2019 about where the industry is heading and how emerging technologies are opening new possibilities. A running theme of this year’s event was how technologies such as the IoT, 5G, AI, and blockchain are converging in powerful ways. Last year was a lot of talk about their potential, this year we’re seeing more actual deployments. Transportation is one area where…


Birthday reflections: envisioning my third act

February 2, 2019

I’m celebrating my 43rd birthday today, and nearly a decade of blogging at Common Sense Family Doctor. Although 2018 was the first year in which I wrote fewer than one post per week (46 total), I haven’t slowed my writing output overall, authoring or co-authoring ten journal articles or textbook chapters last year and kicking off 2019 with a new study in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine…


Kendall Jenner Opens Up About Her Acne For 10-Year Instagram Challenge

January 20, 2019

As celebrities take to Instagram to post their #10yearchallenge, a viral opportunity for them to brag about how well they’re aging, Kendall Jenner is instead seizing the moment to get real about an issue she’s battled for 10 years: cystic acne. Yesterday on her Instagram Stories, the model posted photos from when she was 13 years old, with cystic acne visible across her forehead, cheeks, and chin. “I was 13…


Why You Should Switch Over To Magnetic Eyelashes In 2019

December 19, 2018

Think about all the times you unlocked your phone to ask Google a question this year: When does Crazy Rich Asians release in theaters? How old is Noah Centineo? Where is the nearest bar? Those were just a few generic things we typed into the search bar this year, but Google is also our favorite know-it-all when it comes to specific beauty questions, like “how to re-create Ariana Grande’s ponytail…


Lauren Underwood Pulls Stunning Victory In One Of Illinois’ Reddest Districts

November 20, 2018

Earlier this year, experts believed that Democratic candidate Lauren Underwood had no chance at defeating Republican incumbent Rep. Randy Hultgren. They were wrong. Today, voters in Illinois’ 14th District elected her to the seat, ending Hultgren’s eight-year tenure. Underwood, a 32-year-old nurse and Obama administration alumna, defeated Hultgre. She will be the first Black person and first woman to ever represent this majority-white, heavily Republican district. Underwood is one of…


20-year-old Naomi Osaka defeats Serena Williams in a chaotic US Open final racked by violations

October 8, 2018

Associated Press/Julio Cortez Naomi Osaka won the US Open to become the first Grand Slam champion from Japan, beating Serena Williams 6-2, 6-4 after the American sparred with the umpire over violations. Williams was given three code violations, the first for coaching, which Williams vehemently denied, arguing, “I don’t cheat to win. I’d rather lose.” She later demanded an apology, calling the umpire a “thief” and saying, “I have never cheated in…


Republicans talking out of both sides of their mouths on Obamacare repeal

October 6, 2018

The White House is making sure Affordable Care Act repeal remains a thing Republicans are running on in the last eight weeks of the 2018 campaign, leaving the Republicans actually running in an impossible spot. They can’t chance further freaking out voters by saying that repeal is imminent, but they have to keep promising it to keep the base frothed up. Even with former Sen. Jon Kyl, who’s filling Sen….


Burnley’s Ben Gibson deal leaves Tottenham dead last

August 12, 2018

Burnley sign Ben Gibson from Middlesbrough Burnley have announced their first summer signing on Sunday. The Clarets have finally completed the signing of centre-half Ben Gibson from Middlesbrough. Burnley are reported to have paid Boor 15 million pounds for the 25-year-old. Gibson made his debut for Middlesbrough back in 2011. He’s scored four goals in 203 games for the Teessiders. Burnley have locked down the defender on a four year deal at Turf…


Hope Hicks reportedly told friends she wouldn’t return to the White House this year, even if Trump asked

August 7, 2018

J. Scott Applewhite/AP Hope Hicks told friends she wouldn’t go back to the White House this year, even if the president asked, The Daily Beast reported. Hicks resigned from her post as White House communications director in February, but is said to be a potential replacement for Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly. Trump responded to return rumors and reiterated their good relationship, telling reporters, “I love Hope.” Hope Hicks…


A 3-year-old girl was stabbed to death at her own birthday party

July 14, 2018

Reuters A three-year-old girl died after a man went on a stabbing spree at her birthday party at an apartment complex Boise, Idaho. Five other children were injured but not killed in the attack, and three adults. All of the victims were from Syria, Iraq, or Ethiopia. The apartment complex was home to several refugee families, though authorities haven’t explicitly said whether the victims were refugees themselves. Authorities have charged…