A reader wrote to say his bed no longer communicates with the Internet. It's a modern problem. He and his wife have a Sleep Number bed with SleepIQ sensors that tell them how often they toss and turn, how they're breathing and what their heart rates are. This baby costs between $499 and $5,199, depending on the model. Some models raise the head of a snoring spouse, saving their life and marriage. They also warm feet, and offer "zero gravity" positions. This prepares you for your next trip to the moon. Our reader's first Sleep Number bed was so great he bought a second and then a third. When the new one wouldn't connect to the Web, however, its sleep IQ fell to moron level. The couple thought it was the router, but they already had the recommended kind, which is either single n-band or dual n-band. They tried disconnecting the first Sleep Number bed and the new one came online. Tech support has not been great. They suggested unplugging, replugging and trying again. Still, the couple are … [Read more...] about Sleep Number bed taking Internet nap fails the IQ test
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The EpiPen is a treatment for severe allergic reactions. People who carry EpiPens rely on them to work in emergency, life-or-death situations. US Food and Drug Administration inspectors raised concerns about how the product was being manufactured over the last few years, including in 2017 around the time of a large EpiPen voluntary recall. FDA inspectors had also been telling the EpiPen’s manufacturer, a unit of drug giant Pfizer called Meridian Medical Technologies, for years that it should be taking complaints from customers about malfunctioning EpiPens more seriously, Business Insider recently reported for the first time. Meridian has said that it is challenging to test EpiPens before they get into patients’ hands because the one-time devices are destroyed in the process. Pfizer told Business Insider that it is “very confident” in its EpiPens and that the manufacturing process has many steps of “stringent controls.” People who carry an … [Read more...] about People rely on the EpiPen in life-or-death situations, but the devices are remarkably hard to test. Here’s why.
Remi Rosmarin, provided by Published 3:43 pm CST, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Athleta You may not realize it, but what you wear during a workout can really improve (or hinder) your performance. Athleta's new Contender line offers brightly colored, high-impact tights, sports bras, tops, and shorts made to withstand even the toughest of workouts, like Muay Thai. We put the new pieces to the test in our own workouts and overall, we loved the bold colorways and were really impressed with how comfortable the leggings and sports bras were. Not all activewear is created equal. Those comfortable cotton leggings you like to lounge in might not have enough stretch to make it through a hot yoga session, and while your favorite sports bra is probably super cute, it may not have enough compression to … [Read more...] about Athleta’s bright new activewear line promises to withstand your toughest workouts — we put it to the test
Jim Kuzowsky grew up about a half mile away from Kensington and Allegheny avenues not knowing his father’s true identity nor seeing much of his mother. After he was born three months prematurely in 1980, his mother Debbie dropped him off at a crowded home on Boudinot Street. She “came and went, continuing to do whatever, whenever,” Kuzowsky recalled. He was raised by relatives – primarily a cousin named Melissa Glenn, who was 13 years old at the time – and a community that would ultimately, and luckily, meet the “it takes a village” challenge.“I had very little to no involvement with her,” Kuzowsky said of his mother, during an interview last week in his Port Richmond living room. “She had seven children, and I’m the oldest. There were 15 of us in that house. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins. I remember sleeping on the floor before being promoted to the couch. “My entire life, I always wondered who my father … [Read more...] about A DNA test reveals two former Philly police officers are long-lost father and son
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of lung cancer in the United States – by far. Public health officials have essentially drilled that fact into most Americans' heads for decades. The second-leading cause remains a bit more anonymous. Radon – an invisible, odorless, radioactive gas that can seep into homes from the earth – causes an estimated 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths each year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Prevalent across much of the United States, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the radioactive carcinogen enters homes through tiny cracks in the foundation and other small openings. But some good news exists: Radon testing is both simple and relatively inexpensive. And though mitigation systems can run north of $1,200, consider the medical expenses of fighting lung cancer. "The big message is that radon is an independent risk factor," said Dr. Rohit Kumar, an associate professor at Temple Health's Fox Chase Cancer Center. "How … [Read more...] about Here’s why – and how – you should test your home for radon