Who says we have to suffer...to live a healthy happy vibrant life?

Red wine and dark chocolate... might seem decadent...but these guilty pleasures also might help us live longer...and healthier lives. Red wine and dark chocolate definitely improve an evening..but they also contain resveratrol..which lowers blood sugar. Red wine is a great source of catechins..which boost protective HDL cholesterol. Green tea? Protects your brain..helps you live longer..and soothes your spirit.

Food for Thought, the blog, is about living the good life...a life we create with our thoughts and our choices...and having fun the whole while!

I say lets make the thoughts good ones..and let the choices be healthy...exciting...and delicious! Bon Appetit!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Geeks to the rescue. Healthsherpa lets you shop for healthcare NOW.

I knew someone would do this. Bravo! Thanks to my heroes at www.theverlastinggopstoppers.com for this story. Kudos go to you entirely!

Quoting with some added comments:  What millions of dollars worth of IT folly could not do in Washington "was done by three geeks in their 20s - George Kalogeropoulos, Ning Liang,  and Michael Wasser –

The trio said they didn’t like witnessing the abysmal rollout of the Affordable Care Act website, Healthcare.gov, so they did what any self-respecting code writing web gurus would do: Saw it as a challenge, and made their own version. On a few nights and weekends.

Said Liang; “They’ve got it completely backwards in terms of what people want up front – they want prices… You come to our website, you put in your zip code… you hit ‘find plans,’ and you immediately see exchange plans that are available for that zip code.’

The result, which the trio built for free, is called Healthsherpa.com and it’s working right now.

CBS News reports that “…using information buried in the government’s own website built by high-priced government contractors, they found a simpler way to present it to users.”

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