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Siren Song Of Tech Lures New Doctors Away From Medicine

Even as a young child, Amanda Angelotti dreamed about becoming a doctor.<p>But by her third year at the University of California, San Francisco medical school. Angelotti couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing.<p>During a routine shift at the hospital, making rounds with her fellow …

Digital Health

28 Things Every Book Lover Wants Their Partner To Know

Romeo and Juliet is not romantic, fyi.

LA's 8 Best Vegan Restaurants That Would Make Bourdain Eat His Words

Chef, author and food celebrity Anthony Bourdain has been known to have his beefy opinions about vegans and vegetarians. He believes that "Vegetarians are the enemy of everything good and decent in the human spirit, an affront to all I stand for, the pure enjoyment of food." I'm sure he's had many …

Food
Startups
Startups

30 Ways Body Language Will Give You Away

Have you ever given someone the wrong idea or the wrong impression? You might hear someone say with surprise, “Oh, I thought you were mad,” or, “You …

This Little Handwriting Robot Helps Kids Learn By Letting Them Be Teachers

How to give a kid confidence in their abilities? Let them teach a bot that’s worse than them.<p>Learning-by-teaching is a proven way for students to gain new skills. But does the technique work when kids teach robots and not other kids?<p>Researchers in Switzerland think so. They’ve developed the …

Meet The Woman Who Combined Neuroscience Tech And Mindfulness

Ariel Garten combined her background as a therapist and fashion designer to make Muse, the brainwave-reading wearable, a success.<p>Ariel Garten has turned a knack for connecting the dots between things that seem to have nothing in common into a successful startup.<p>A burgeoning interest in science led …

Brainwaves

Remember Who You Are And What You Stand For

“All through my growing up years as I would run out the door of our home, my mother would yell the phrase “Remember who you are and what you stand for”. I would guess I have heard that phrase literally thousands of times as a child. Most days she said it I would roll my eyes like a typical …

Leadership

These two rules let movies trick your brain - Futurity

"Our brains didn’t evolve to watch movies," says neuroscientist Jeffrey M. Zacks in a new book. "Movies evolved to take advantage of the brains we …

The Brain

VC Vinod Khosla To Startups: Be Foolish Enough To Make Your Dreams Happen

Venture capitalist Vinod Khosla is a fount of accumulated knowledge and wisdom about how startups work, not least because, as he put it today, he has failed more than anyone else in Silicon Valley.<p>Khosla spoke in what was a sort of mini-master class in entrepreneurship at Startup Grind, a …

Entrepreneurship

Making the connections: 
How Transcendental Meditation improves your brain | Transcendental Meditation® Blog

The Huffington Post (August 12) reported on recent research, conducted at American University in Washington, D.C., which shows that the daily …

Meditation

New nanoparticle gene therapy strategy effectively treats deadly brain cancer in rats

Nanoparticles have been used to successfully deliver a new therapy to cancer cells in the brains of rats, prolonging their lives, scientists report. …

Cancer

How the AMA and Matter plan to build the doctor's office of the future

The 168-year old American Medical Association has teamed up with the days-old Matter healthtech incubator to build the “physician office of the future.”<p>The organizations announced Wednesday morning a new partnership and facility that will gather entrepreneurs, physicians, healthcare professionals …

Digital Health

Melissa Odabash Has a Mastectomy Swimsuit Collection for Breast Cancer Survivors

Swimsuit designer Melissa Odabash has unveiled a new collection created for breast cancer survivors (specifically women who underwent a mastectomy), and the suits are beyond stylish. Each style features special construction, including sewn-in molded cups, high backs, and an easy way to insert …

Cancer

Electric toothbrush mates simplicity with low-cost subscriptions

You could easily argue that many attempts at modernizing the toothbrush are overkill -- motion tracking and smartphone tie-ins are a bit much for cleaning that should only take a couple of minutes if you're doing it right. Quip (no, not that Quip) thinks there's a better solution. Its newly …

Digital health accelerator StartUp Health adds six new companies to its portfolio

The New York City-based digital health startup accelerator StartUp Health has added six new companies, bringing its portfolio size to 90 companies.<p>Companies in the new class represent subsectors ranging from telemedicine and patient engagement to wellness, nutrition, and diagnostics.<p>The new StartUp …

Precision Medicine Initiative®

January 30, 2015, by Harold Varmus, M.D.<p>This is a transformational moment for cancer research. Thanks to the investment by Congress in NCI and NIH …

Business smarts or tech savvy? Here’s what carries the day for healthcare entrepreneurs

Which is more critical to the success of a technology startup: technological smarts or business acumen? Or is it vision, or passion, or leadership, …

Crowdsourcing

Seven Steps To Writing Cover Letters Quickly And Effectively

Now that the job market is heating up, you may be tempted to start looking around and gauging your market value. Then the thought of having to send out your information, complete with an introductory cover letter, dampens the excitement. The best cover letters are tailored to the job that you want, …

Employment

Obama budgeting $215M to new precision medicine plan

President Obama will try to budget $215 million for his new precision medicine program, with plans to build a huge database that contains the genetic …

The 5 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read, or Read Again, in 2015

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Time is perhaps the rarest and most coveted asset an entrepreneur has in their life. The time to read is a crucial but often challenging feat to tackle on every entrepreneur’s to-do list. So when you take the time out of your hectic day …

Self-improvement

How iPhone health gadgets could change what 'see your doctor' means

Apple's Health app had a quiet rollout in late 2014, and months later many iOS users still aren't sure how the platform works on their new (or newly …

90% Of Startups Fail: Here's What You Need To Know About The 10%

As an entrepreneur, I know about failure. I’ve made mistakes, pretty stupid ones. At the same time, though, I’ve been fortunate enough to succeed a few times, too.<p>Along the way, I’ve been able to understand some of the lesser-known reasons that some startups fail, and more importantly why a few …

Entrepreneurship
Silicon Valley
Popular Fiction

Five Ways Health Care Is Changing In 2015

Expect more DIY health care, more transparent clinical trials, and initiatives that cater to millennials.<p>The health care industry could see big changes in the years ahead. New entrants to the market (like Apple and Google), more technologies in smartphone and wearables space, the introduction of …