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The Kevin Kelly Interview on his latest book The Inevitable

Chris Castiglione | Posted 06.14.2016 | Home
Chris Castiglione

This week I was lucky enough to interview one of my favorite people: Kevin Kelly. Tim Ferriss refers to Kevin as the real-life, "Most Interesting Man...

Battle of the Health Data Ecosystems

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

With the announcement that Finland-based Nokia acquired France-HQ'd Withings in late April 2016, the tipping point for a new era of health data ecosys...

Sleep and Pain at the Consumer Electronics Show

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 01.12.2017 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Half of our health status is bolstered through lifestyle and daily choices; only 20 percent of our individual health destinies are attributable to gen...

Perhaps I Have Ruined Running

Frank H. Wu | Posted 10.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Frank H. Wu

Elite athletes have every right to be proud of their accomplishments. They also should be role models for the rest of us. There is no good reason to disparage those who are joining the race with modest goals.

Are Wearables the Modern Path to Self-Awareness?

George Zarkadakis | Posted 09.09.2016 | Technology
George Zarkadakis

Perhaps, innovators for killer wearable apps should look beyond the data and into the human need for self-understanding. Perhaps engineers should revisit old Buddhist texts, Freud, and Plato, and weave a narrative around wearables that opens a modern path to self-awareness.

The Blurred Lines of Genetic Data: Practicality, Pleasure and Policing

Jessica Cussins | Posted 05.08.2016 | Technology
Jessica Cussins

A new rumor is spreading that Apple may be leveraging its ubiquity to encourage iPhone owners to participate in DNA testing, perhaps to bulk up the medical data-collecting capabilities of its ResearchKit.

Mood Tracking Is A Chore. Here's Why I Do It Anyway.

Belle Beth Cooper | Posted 09.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Belle Beth Cooper

When I started tracking my mood I had a vague idea that it might be interesting to quantify how good or bad each day is (subjectively, of course). I had no idea what correlations I would discover, but I've found some fascinating ones.

Tracking Health Too Closely May Be Hurting Your Health

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 04.10.2015 | Healthy Living

Billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban recently took to Twitter to give his 2.8 million followers a little unsolicited health advice: Get a lot...

SXSW Health and MedTech: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Erin Sharoni | Posted 05.19.2015 | Technology
Erin Sharoni

Like an increasingly gnarly chia pet, SXSW has exploded in scope at an exponential pace. The massive set of film, music and interactive technology conferences have taken over the city of Austin each year since 1987, so it should come as no surprise that in 2015 yet another joined the fray: the Health & MedTech Expo.

3 Smartphone Apps to Live an "Examined" Life

Michael Ruderman | Posted 05.06.2015 | Technology
Michael Ruderman

How are you tracking your progress toward your goals? Make it easy on yourself by using passive data collection. Look at that data regularly, holding yourself accountable to the metrics. Then you'll be living the Socratic dream - a well-examined life.

Why Brands Want to Know Everything About Your Body

Tarun Wadhwa | Posted 04.13.2015 | Technology
Tarun Wadhwa

What these companies have done represents an ambitious step forward in the use of personal information for product design. We're familiar with our online behavior being used to optimize a website or news feed.

Tips to Make Healthier Food Choices

Anita Mirchandani | Posted 04.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Anita Mirchandani

With 90 percent of U.S adults owning and using smartphones, the rise of health and fitness apps has made it easier for us to access relevant information to make smart decisions. The following apps will provide you the education you need to make healthier choices.

What Health and Finance Can Learn From the Quantified Self Movement and Each Other

Joseph F. Coughlin | Posted 11.09.2014 | Technology
Joseph F. Coughlin

The quantified self refers to the use of sensor technology to collect our body's vitals as well as aspects of our daily lives from how many steps we take, what and how much food we eat, to the wide variety of activities we might pursue to improve our well-being.

What Wearables and Trackers Are Telling Us Beyond the Numbers

Ali Cherry | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Ali Cherry

No matter what health outcome we seek or technology we prefer to support our own health transformation, trusting our intuition and simply noticing are key to behavior change.

The Quantified Self: How Data-Obsessed Trackers Push Toward Healthier Lives

Posted 04.25.2014 | Healthy Living

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 04/08/2014 11:40 AM EDT on LiveScience Like many of us, David Jay sets goals for himself every New ...

Don't Pedal Faster Than You Can Daydream

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 06.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

The way I see it, these are all mindless distractions that keep us from truly absorbing and experiencing the benefit of exercise. Being in tune with your body means that you have balanced the good with bad, the stress with the relaxation, the deficiency with the abundance.

The Loneliness of the Sick Self-Tracker

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Shaquille O'Neal towered on a main stage in the Austin Convention Center, chatting about wearable technology amid the uber-hip throng at the South by ...

The Polar Loop Fitness-Tracking Wristband: My Review

Shelly Palmer | Posted 04.27.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

If you're looking for a $99 fitness-tracking wristband with a display, you will like the Polar Loop. But the downsides are worth noting.

School Days 2.0: Connected, Borderless, and Highly Inclusive

Joseph Bradley | Posted 04.19.2014 | Impact
Joseph Bradley

The same educational mode has persisted since the 1800s -- if not since Aristotle. Students and their classmates sit within the same walls and absorb rote knowledge from one teacher at a time. And woe to those who fail to show up for the morning bell or to follow the lesson plan!

Quantified Self, Lost Soul

Brendon Burchard | Posted 04.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Brendon Burchard

In this age of the quantified self, we measure how many hours we slept, steps we took, calories we burned. Yet we know nothing about ourselves. We spe...

Bianca Bosker

Hi, My Name Is Bianca And I've Already Taken Your Picture | Bianca Bosker | Posted 02.10.2014 | Technology

In the eight days ending on Friday, I took 5,940 photos of me eating cereal, getting crushed on the subway, cutting my fingernails, and checking my iP...

Walking Tech: The Quantified Walker

Shelly Palmer | Posted 04.12.2014 | Technology
Shelly Palmer

There are literally dozens of fitness-tracking wristbands, companion apps and stand-alone apps available today. Fitbit, Jawbone, Basis, Withings, Garm...

The Rise of Homo Auxilium?

Vishal Khetpal | Posted 04.02.2014 | Technology
Vishal Khetpal

The quantified self holds an astounding potential to tackle humanity's problems, but let's not forget about humanity itself.

Do People Really Want to Tech Their Way to Health?

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 03.18.2014 | Technology
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

At the 2014 CES, I saw this "flurry" in person, dozens of health activity trackers along with a growing number of medically-oriented devices to measure heart rate, blood glucose, lung function, and other more clinical metrics beyond steps and calorie intake.

Scire mori sors prima viris, sed proxima cogi (Lucan)

Vic Strecher and Winston the Dung Beetle | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Vic Strecher and Winston the Dung Beetle

Winston: Lucan was a Roman poet who lived 2,000 years ago. He was tutored by his uncle, Seneca, the famous Stoic philosopher. As for the quote... ...