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How to run a Facebook contest, analyze your page and more: 11 Ideal Facebook tools for marketers

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This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. The built-in tools that Facebook offers to business pages and advertisers are robust and detailed. Hence, you’re likely to uncover a smaller stash of third-party tools than you might for a network like Twitter. Still, there are some fabulous Facebook tools out there, and they can help push your Facebook marketing campaign forward with contests, insights, advertising, and more. Here is a selection of our top picks for Facebook marketing tools. 1. Agora Pulse (link) This Facebook (and Twitter) dashboard shows you an overview of all activity on your page and lets you schedule…

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Health care in America

Health care in America
Obamacare's effects will not be fully understood for years; but it will never be the core of the problem. If America wants to stick to the idea that it has a health-care market, then it should focus on trying to make it more like a market—with prices …
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The Two Issues That Could Bring Down Obamacare
Today marks the one-year anniversary for Obamacare's health exchanges—which have helped more than 7 million people across the country enroll in health coverage. And while Obamacare's marketplace is settling in for its second year, serious issues are …
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Apparently The Simpsons Predicted The Ebola Outbreak Too

Source: www.mediaite.com – Friday, October 10, 2014
With every devastating event comes the inevitable crackpot theory about who knew what and when, and today’s fun theory comes via the internet: The Simpsons predicted the Ebola outbreak. How do we know this?! Well, during one of the 554+ episodes ever written for the show, The Simpsons made a throwaway joke about Ebola (a children’s book called Curious George and the Ebola Virus ). And according to YouTube person Thecontroversy7, the 1997 episode foretold the Ebola outbreak thusly: “check out the date the episode aired October 19 that is 911 in reverse – this is a marvelous video – great research – great work – also 1997 that is “8” which is the Ebola virus 911 – 8. “no coincidence there baby!!!!” he added: Is there something we are not being told? Is it by pure chance & coincidence that the Simpsons would do predictive programming? There has been numerous predictions from The Simpsons which revealed futuristic events which came to pass. What of the Ebola recurrence in 2014? Is it planned or is it just by natural means? Ebola was not in the 90’s, but it happened long ago in the mid 70’s… But The Simpsons reveal in late 90’s Ebola virus… Interesting right? By that logic, Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad was in on the conspiracy, too : Jesse Pinkman: When you say it’s contamination. I mean, I’m thinking like… an ebola leak or something. Walter White: Ebola. Jesse Pinkman: Yeah, it’s a disease on the Discovery Channel where all your

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Hands-on with classic 90s game Grim Fandango, remastered for the PS4

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Among all the new games revealed at the E3 show this year, one of the titles I’m most excited about is over 15 years old. Sony has secured a remastered version of Grim Fandango, a wacky adventure game from LucasArts and Tim Schafer, for the PS4 and PS Vita. We got an early look at a small part of the game at a Sony preview event this week. The remastering process is still ongoing, so the graphics I saw are far from final, but they do give a sense of what Double Fine has planned for the game. The original artwork for Grim Fandango was…

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Uber announces UberPedal in Seattle with $5 surcharge to drag your bike around town

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Uber is adding bike racks to the back of its cars in Seattle beginning tomorrow. Now when you get tired or it starts raining while you’re riding your bike, Uber will give you and your bike a ride home. For a price. The Uber app in Seattle will now include a Pedal button along the with the Uber, UberX, and UberXL options. Tap the button and an UberX with a bike rack will pick you up. Unfortunately, shoving your bike on the rack will cost you an extra $ 5 in addition to your regular fare. But, the cars are equipped…

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Medicare Open Enrollment

Medicare Open Enrollment
Event on 2014-10-15 00:00:00
Open Enrollment is upon us. Technically referred to as the Annual Election Period (AEP), this enrollment period runs from October 15 through December 7, and is one of the few times you can change, enroll into or disenroll from a Medicare plan. Change is effective January 1, 2014. Please contact Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (HICAP). HICAP has County specific information on Medicare plans available in your area. Our services are unbiased and free of charge. Call and schedule your appointment today at 559-224-9154 or 1-800-434-0222

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Affordable Care Act Flyering event at Mar Vista Library

Affordable Care Act Flyering event at Mar Vista Library
Event on 2014-11-22 11:00:00
Come help us inform the Mar Vista community about the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) so they can get the facts they need to "apply, shop and buy" during the second enrollment period, which starts November 15, 2014. We will be distributing flyers and letting people know about enrollment counselling hours at the Mar Vista Library so they can get all their questions answered and enroll. We will meet in front of the library and spread the word!

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12006 Venice Boulevard
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Hands-on with HTC’s RE action camera and Desire Eye smartphone

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HTC announced two image-focused products at its Double Exposure event on Wednesday: the RE action camera and the selfie-taking Desire Eye phone. Here are our hands-on impressions with the devices. RE The RE camera’s round shape fits well in the hand, but I’m not sold on the look. It might still grow on me, but my first impression is it feels too much like an inhaler or one of those spy gadget mini-periscopes. The camera also ends up compromising wearability in favor of ergonomics. The RE armband looked positively awkward on the event models, as if they had strapped a water pick on their…

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Flagler College Forum: Obamacare at One

Flagler College Forum: Obamacare at One
Event on 2014-11-13 00:00:00
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November 13, 2014St. AugustineLewis Auditorium at Flagler College, St. Augustine, FL 32084Local Phone: 904-819-6400http://www.flagler.edu/news-events/community-events/lectures

Healthcare panel members Howard Gleckman, Urban Institute and author of Caring for Our Parents; John Rother, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care; and Joseph Gordy, president and CEO of Flagler Hospital discuss the first year…Read more

Healthcare panel members Howard Gleckman, Urban Institute and author of Caring for Our Parents; John Rother, president and CEO of the National Coalition on Health Care; and Joseph Gordy, president and CEO of Flagler Hospital discuss the first year of Obamacare.  Part of the Flagler College Forum on Government Policy series, the discussion begins at 7 p.m. at Lewis Auditorium at Flagler College. Admission is free. 14 Granada St., St. Augustine. 904-819-6400 www.flagler.edu/news-events/community-events/lectures

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How U.S. Health Providers Are Expanding Their Ebola Precautions

Source: www.theblaze.com – Monday, October 06, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) — Public hospitals in New York City are concerned enough about Ebola that they’ve secretly been sending actors with mock symptoms into emergency rooms to test how good the triage staff is at identifying and isolating possible cases. A small hospital in the Ohio countryside has hung up signs, imploring patients to let nurses know if they have traveled recently to West Africa. FILE – This Oct. 3, 3014, file photo, shows an isolation room that could be used to quarantine an Ebola patient at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, Tenn. The hospital has put together an action plan and staff will be going through training to deal with the possibility of an Ebola virus infected patient. (AP Photo/Chattanooga Times Free Press, Doug Strickland, File) And one of the nation’s largest ambulance companies has written step-by-step instructions on how to wrap the interior of a rig with plastic sheeting while transporting a patient. Ebola has yet to infect a single person on U.S. soil — the one confirmed case here involves a man who contracted the virus overseas. But health care providers are worried enough that they are taking a variety of precautions. — Read more stories from TheBlaze Woman Interrupts Restaurant Patrons With Tears and Screams, ‘This Isn’t Food, It’s Violence!’ — Wait Until You See Why Here’s the Picture Involving Two Children That Atheists Are Demanding Officials Remove From a School — and the District’s Bold Response

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