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5 Simple Tips to Meditate Like a Monk

When was the last time you read a book, or a substantial magazine article? Do your daily reading habits center around tweets, Facebook updates, or …

7 Effective Ways Happy People Think

<i>“Happiness is when what you think, what you say,<br>and what you do are in harmony.”<br>―Mahatma Gandhi</i><p>Believe it or not, I’ve read 27 personal development …

How to Love Your Work

New research on how to make good work relationships great and bad ones better. After all, you spend your life with these people.<p>Thirty-three years ago, Paul Ekman's newborn daughter, Eve—pink, naked, not one hour old—did something wonderful: She flashed her dad an undeniably authentic smile, the …

House Call: Five Smartphone Accessories That Help Monitor Your Health

Smartphones are kind of like the Swiss Army knives of the tech world. They make calls. They allow you to send and receive email, browse the Web, …

After Teasing Us At CES, Withings Enters The Fitness Tracking War With The $99 Pulse

And the battle to build quantified self gadgets rages on. The newest entrant is one that isn’t exactly new to the space — Withings has been churning out smart scales and body analyzers since 2009, but it recently decided to set it sights on Fitbit and Jawbone with a new, $99 wearable fitness …

Wearable technology: This time it’s a $2,000 helmet

A helmet-mounted display may be available to motorcyclists as early as 2014. While you won’t be able to use it to fire off weapons, like combat pilots do from their helmets in jet planes or helicopters, it will navigate you to your destination with ease and in style.<p>Russian startup LiveMap is …

Your Quantified Self data would be a goldmine for scientific researchers – if only they had it

Health researchers are able to access and analyze your electronic health data, insurance claims and other kinds of traditional health information. …

Sleep tracking startup Zeo won't be down for breakfast - Boston Business Journal

Zeo, Newton, Mass.-based quantified self pioneers making sleep tracking devices and software, has reportedly shut down.<p>Founded in 2003 by three Brown …

Alcohoot Brings Quantified Self to BAC

<i>The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion,</i> …

You are your data: The scary future of the quantified self movement

Few if any consumers who fell behind on their credit card payments in the early 2000s thought that half a decade later employers would use their …

Lead A Better Life Through Numbers: Seth Roberts Talks Quantified Self

Seth Roberts leads a better life through numbers.<p>He's an advocate of "Quantified Self," the movement started by Gary Wolf and Kevin Kelly to capture data about yourself (such as what you eat, how much you sleep, your mood) to monitor and improve your day-to-day functioning.<p>A number of activity …

This mask gives you superhuman abilities

Fans of "Iron Man," take notice: A group of students at the Royal College of Art in London have created two masks that can give you superhuman sight and hearing.<p>The first prototype covers the wearer's ears, mouth and nose and uses a directional microphone to give him the ability to hear an isolated …

The Fitbit Flex Is The Best Fitbit Yet

The Fitbit Flex is a Fitbit you wear on your wrist. And it’s awesome.<p>Without naming names, I’ve owned and extensively used just about every quantitative self gadget on the market. Most of them are just one step away from being a gimmick. The Fitbits have always been my favorite. But I’ve lost more …

Big Data-Based Fertility Tracker Ovuline Now Integrates With FitBit & Other “Quantified Self” Devices, Will Support Pregnancy Tracking Too

Ovuline, the big data-driven fertility tracker backed by $1.4 million in funding from Lightbank, Launch Capital and others, is today launching an upgraded version of its Smart Fertility product which now more accurately predicts ovulation, offering real-time feedback plus integration with …

The quantified self | Opinion

Consumers now have the means to collect huge amounts of data about themselves, says GfK’s Colin Strong. Might they be willing to share it with market …

BACTrack is the "quantified self" app for boozers

The quantified self movement, with its various data-collecting bracelets and corresponding apps, is meant to help people track their exercise, sleep …

What if Your Boss Tracked Your Sleep, Diet, and Exercise?

Inside most companies, the typical health and wellness program includes regular blood pressure checks, a list of fresh foods for the office fridge, …

'Quantified self' movement taking off in Twin Cities

Jared Sieling’s first experiment was on his diet.<p>For weeks, he diligently recorded everything he ate until the data revealed a nutritional gap: not …

The Melon Headband Launches On Kickstarter To Track Your Brain Waves And Mental Focus

Tracking oneself is all the rage, with quantified self devices like the Nike Fuelband, Jawbone Up, and Fitbit Flex enabling users to monitor and keep track of their physical activity over time. But what about tracking your mental concentration? A new device from a startup called Melon aims to help …

Quantified Self? How About a Quantified Workplace?

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Daniel Enthoven, Enkata. Daniel Enthoven, Enkata<p>There is an increasing interest in the quantified self movement and personal …

Smartphone innovation: Where we're going next (Smartphones Unlocked)

The HTC One has a gorgeous chassis and a ton of camera tricks, the Samsung's Galaxy S4 pauses and unpauses video when you avert your gaze, and in the Lumia 920, Nokia was one of the first to introduce wireless charging and an ultrasensitive screen you can control while wearing gloves.<p>Yet compared …

Spring cleaning in your brain: Stem cell research shows how important it is

Years of mouse research lead to discovery of how autophagy keeps neural stem cells ready to replace damaged brain and nerve cells.<p>Deep inside your …

Can a 24/7 Medical App Save Your Life? Better Thinks So.

Imagine this scenario: You’re flying across the world for a business conference, and something goes wrong — with your health. You’re in a foreign …

3D Ear Scanning: Is a Customized Earbud Revolution on the Horizon?

Most of us are losing our hearing for some reason or another, either to poorly distributed sound from cheap earbuds or old age. Millennials seem to …

Launching Gilt Groupe, A Fashionable Enterprise

Lunchtime wouldn't be nearly so fabulous for budget-conscious fashionistas if it weren't for Alexis Maybank and Alexandra Wilkis Wilson. The duo, classmates from Harvard Business School, joined forces in 2007 to launch Gilt Groupe Inc. and bring designer sample sales— famous in New York for …

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INSIDE GROUPON: The Truth About The World's Most Controversial Company

Now Available as an E-Book for your Kindle or iPad: "Inside Groupon" Exclusive. Download your copy today!<p>It's August 2011, and Andrew Mason is agitated.<p>He's at his desk in the middle of Groupon's wide open, call center-style office in Chicago. His headphones are on. His brow is furrowed.<p>His company …

Zipcar: Two Moms, a Business Idea and $68 in the Bank

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Zipcar founders Antje Danielson and Robin Chase, both 42, met when their children attended the same kindergarten class. At the time, Chase, a stay-at-home mom who had a master's degree in business administration, wanted the flexibility …

The Best $750 I Ever Spent Bootstrapping My Startup: One Plane Ticket West

By Leah Busque (Founder, TaskRabbit)<p>Editor's note: Vote Leah Busque for TechCrunch's Founder of the Year!<p>It was Friday and it had been a long week. I was back in Boston after spending the last two weeks in Palo Alto, participating in the Facebook Fund program (fbFund).<p>Over the past 12 weeks, in …

How Mint Found Startup Success By Solving Real Problems

Staying on top of your finances can be a daunting and time-consuming task. Aaron Patzer knows that. That's why he developed Mint.com, a free personal …