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Quantified Self

The Quantified Halloween

Robin Raskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Whichever of these you choose to be your quantified Halloween self, make sure you bring the extra batteries. You'll need them as your friends clamor for more.

The Risky Business of Managing Your Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 12.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

We are all masters of the universe in our own lives. Let's act like it when it comes to our health.

Why It's Time to DIY Health

Jane Sarasohn-Kahn | Posted 11.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Jane Sarasohn-Kahn

Slow Health takes just a bit more mindfulness and thought. But a little dose of that every day can help us move the needle on our own health, and because health is social, the health of our loved ones and community.

A Pill That Tracks Your Health? The Reality Of The ‘Quantified Self' Movement

Joseph Bradley | Posted 11.18.2013 | Impact
Joseph Bradley

Microsensors in your shoes compile data on where you go and what you do. Your workout clothes track your daily progress at the gym and tell you when to slow down or speed up. And as you sleep, a headband monitors your REM patterns. A far-fetched sci-fi fantasy? Not at all.

Don't Just Quantify Your Life, Change It--Remember Your Dreams

Anne Hill | Posted 11.16.2013 | Healthy Living
Anne Hill

At a time when our health habits and actions are easily tracked through apps, we know a lot about how we eat, move, and breathe. But when it comes to ...

Dreaming in the Digital Age: The Impact of New Database Technologies

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2013 | Technology
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

If privacy protection is taken as the shared responsibility of both the participant and the database host, the risks don't disappear, but they shrink down to a size that makes it possible to balance them with the upside potentials.

The Un-quantified Self: Reaching True Health Is About Habits, Not Gadgets

Adam Bosworth | Posted 04.16.2013 | Technology
Adam Bosworth

From Fitbits to vibrating forks, gadgets promise healthier lifestyles through examination of our daily activities such as diet, exercise and sleep. While the hype is high, I'm not cheering as enthusiastically as my colleagues here in Silicon Valley.

Bianca Bosker

The Quantified Spouse Movement Has Couples Tracking Weight, Sleep And Even Orgasms To Find Bliss | Bianca Bosker | Posted 01.28.2013 | Technology

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Asprey put himself on a strict orgasm diet last year -- not because of religious beliefs or health concerns, but in p...

Three Winning Lessons We Can Learn From This Presidential Campaign

Kare Anderson | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Kare Anderson

Within this bitterly contested presidential campaign are at least three valuable lessons for anyone who wants to win by becoming the favorite choice in their market.

How to Succeed, Since Success Is Random

Kare Anderson | Posted 12.03.2012 | Books
Kare Anderson

When you are open to serendipitous experiences you are more likely to have click moments, enabling you to pivot more than once into new, more successful directions.

Designing Geopolitics

Carla Leitao | Posted 09.09.2012 | Arts
Carla Leitao

Designing Geopolitics, the second of a series of events organized by D:GP [The Center for Design and Geopolitics] at CALIT2/UCSD, La Jolla/San Diego, ...

How Do You Define 'Friend' for Your Kids?

Dr. Jordan Shlain | Posted 08.13.2012 | Parents
Dr. Jordan Shlain

I fear that our children are witnessing the erosion of the true meaning of the words "friend" and "like.

PHOTOS: Self-Quantifying Patterns Track The Unique Patterns Of Ourselves

Posted 01.05.2012 | Arts

There are the quantifiable patterns of small things we do everyday: steps walked, time spent on the computer, amount of sleep, calories ingested, mood...