June 27, 2011 |
Consumers looking to compare doctors and hospitals are getting a new resource as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation launches an online state-by-state directory of healthcare providers. The directory features an interactive map of the 50 states that consumers can click on to access 197 state-level and 27 national quality databases set up by nonprofits, health plans and government agencies nationwide. Though some of these databases have been available for years, such directories have been proliferating as patient advocates, healthcare leaders and public officials intensify efforts to improve the quality of care that Americans receive.
October 10, 2012 |
Following the new logo it announced last month, Ebay showed off a redesigned website and introduced a new app that will let users order and receive items on the same day. The online shopping site, which has been shifting away from auctions and focusing on instant purchases, said it will roll out the new design in the coming weeks. The redesign gives Ebay's website a cleaner and more contemporary look, it said. You can check out screenshots of the new design here , and you'll notice the new Ebay looks a lot like Pinterest with items laid out over multiple columns and in images of varying sizes.
August 1, 2012 |
Edward Behr's magazine The Art of Eating has a new website and blog. And I guess to celebrate, this seriously wonderful food newsletter turned magazine is having a summer sale. Now through Aug. 12, save 30% when you buy four back issues. That's $33 total, with free shipping. Just scroll through the back issues table of contents to see what you've been missing. Blog posts so far are excerpts from articles. One post on the palm honey of La Gomera begins, "I was sitting in a small bar in La Gomera's capital, San Sebastian, when I began to hear a soft, lilting whistling coming from the streets outside.
February 10, 2013 |
Sunsets, seafaring and ports of call. This website offers an endless ocean of daydreaming for travelers who can't resist the wide-open sea - or the bikini-clad girls sunning themselves on the ship decks in the pictures. Name: InterSailClub.com What it does: It's a planning and booking platform for chartered sailing vacations. What's hot : I did back flips when I clicked on "Who's on Board?" and up popped a color-coded map of the ship that showed me which berths were available.
March 9, 2014 |
It hurts when you've been rejected for a mortgage. Of course, there are many reasons you can be turned down. You may not have been employed long enough in your current job, for example, or you may not make enough money for the property you want to buy. But if you are spurned because of a low credit score, the pain of rejection is sometimes made worse by the reason your score didn't make the grade. Actually, lenders don't give you a reason, per se. Rather, you receive what's called a "reason code": a two-character numeric code and a terse, industry-speak statement - for example, "01 Amount owed on accounts is too high" - as to why your credit score isn't higher.
April 1, 2013 |
The City of Los Angeles rolled out a new smartphone app Monday that lets users submit 311 service requests, such as to fix potholes and remove graffiti. The new app, called MyLA311, is available for the iPhone and smartphones running on the Android operating system. Besides being used to submit service requests, the app can also be used to pay water and power bills in a tab titled "Pay My LADWP Bill. " “Angelenos now have a direct mobile portal to vital services and key city information," Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said in a statement.