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Location: Mailing Lists / Archive General Hot Articles / 2007-07-04

Hot Neuron wishes its U.S. subscribers a good Independence

In this issues:  The business of bottled water, unhealthy
optimism, and the iPhone.

E-commerce is a wonderful thing, but for the warehouse it
can be a nightmare.  Enter the robots.  Fast Company says
that Staples uses a team of mechanical super-retrievers to
keep its warehouse humming.
Americans spent more money last year on bottled water than
on iPods or movie tickets: $15 Billion.  Fast Company takes
a journey into the economics -- and psychology -- of an
unlikely business boom.  And what it says about our culture
of indulgence.

Optimism as you know it isn't always the best medicine.  
Psychology Today says a new view of optimism holds that to
have a real impact on health, outlook is less important than
behavior.  Under trying circumstances, optimism can actually
lead to fatigue and temporary immune suppression.
Motley Fool reports on the battle with the Britain's health
agency over making Alzheimer's treatments available.
BusinessWeek says the French health care system -- a complex
mix of private and public financing -- offers valuable
lessons for would-be health-care reformers in the U.S.
Managed Care explains information therapy, the practice of
providing more and better information to patients so they
can contribute more to their healing.

Job Journal names its favorite website for finding reference

Another day, another runaway hit for Apple.  Motley Fool
says Apple's iDay, which was supposed to bring in at least
$200 million in iPhone sales, may have brought in much more.
Macworld says the iPhone really does live up to the hype.

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In his latest film Sicko, Michael Moore shows his fondness
for interspersing half-truths and distorted facts with his
excellent (but still debatable) arguments for change,
according to Motley Fool.

U.S. NHTSA provides statistics on the dangers of traveling
during the Independence Day holiday period.

New Web 2.0 services reveal airline secrets so you'll never
overpay for a flight again, according to Fast Company.

IEEE Spectrum explains how some extremely smart hackers
pulled off the most audacious cell-network break-in ever.
Many malls have started ejecting teens at 6 p.m. on Fridays
and Saturdays unless they're with a parent or guardian,
according to Time Europe.
Not long ago, Al Gore was the butt of jokes -- lockbox,
earth tones, a post-election beard.  Then he dusted off an
old slide show and jumped with both feet into the private
sector.  Fast Company tells the story of how an epic loser
engineered what may be the greatest brand makeover of our