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How Shake Shack Leads The Better Burger Revolution

How Shake Shack has customers (and many investors) salivating for its burgers and unique brand of hospitality.<p>“I bet no CEO of a company has said this to his team,” Shake Shack leader Randy Garutti tells a roomful of employees. “I want to challenge you to put us out of business.”<p>It’s less than 30 …

Shake Shack

What I learned by reading Businessweek's incredible 38,000-word article on code

I read the whole thing online this afternoon, and it's remarkable. I could see it being taught in journalism classes years from now, like Gay Talese's "Frank Sinatra Has a Cold" or John Hersey's "Hiroshima."<p>It takes something both very important and hard to understand, and makes it understandable …

Computer Science

Changing Sick Care To Health Care With A Simple Blood Test

There’s a lot of talk these days about the use of genomics and proteomics to develop personalized clinical treatments and improve the quality of our lives. At a high level, genomics is essentially the study of a person’s genome and the use of its genes. Proteomics is the study of the full set of …

Protein
Diabetes

Health 2.0 in Europe – Here's 35 startups to watch

It’s no surprise that the intersection of health, wellness and technology is becoming a popular space for entrepreneurs in Europe. From …

How Do I Look in These Genes? The Science of DNA Dating

That sensation you feel when you meet someone you like—that visceral pull towards another human being—there's biology behind that. And if there's …

Meet the company connecting GE Healthcare’s new medical equipment

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: RTI<p>A new generation of medical equipment is helping GE continue bragging about its industrial internet progress. It …

Opinion | athenaInsight

Adobe builds out Photoshop 3D printing prowess

A brand new update to Photoshop CC offers enhanced 3D printing capabilities and increased printing options.<p>The app’s expanded 3D support lets you create print-ready 3D files for a broader range of printers and service providers, such as the fifth generation MakerBot Replicator 3D printer and …

KQED

by Eliza Barclay, The Salt at NPR Food (7/25/14)<p>While testing whether a dash of yeast could keep you from getting drunk, we discovered that it’s …

iPunch smart combat gloves power up your fist

Think you can throw down with the best of them? These smart boxing gloves tell the truth, then work with an app to get you in fighting form.<p>You know that carnival game where you hit a pad with a big sledgehammer to see if you can shoot a metal weight up a pole to ring a bell? In my world, that's …

Amusement Parks

Better Cardio Health Linked to Less Cognitive Decline

Middle-aged people can delay cognitive impairment through high cardiovascular health.<p>Not too long ago, when we thought about cardiovascular health, we thought mainly about the heart. After all, that’s what “cardio” means, as derived from the Greek word <i>kardio.</i> We tended to overlook the “vascular,” …

The Brain

AgileTrac Shows How the Internet of Things Heals by the Numbers

For most of its history, the Internet has used millions of networked computers to connect people and share information. While the Internet still …

Boston Is Setting Up 'Smart Benches' In Parks Across The City

Solar-powered benches, called Soofas, will pop up in Boston parks over the next week, the Boston Globe reports. In addition to offering you a place to sit, the benches will feature plugs to charge your smartphone, and will also wirelessly connect to the internet to provide location-based …

San Jose

Blackphone preorders ship; new orders to open 7/14

The privacy-focused device, created in response to leaker Edward Snowden's revelations about the NSA, sells for $629.<p>Blackphone, a privacy-obsessed smartphone developed in response to Edward Snowden's revelations about the National Security Agency's mass surveillance of Americans' phone records, …

Surveillance

These wireless bone-conducting headphones let you listen while you listen

Kickstarter, it's a funny old place. A weird soup of real ingenuity and beermat ideas. <i>Headbones</i> might initially sound like it'll fall in the latter camp, but you'd be wrong. Once you know they're bone conducting headphones, the name reveals its clever twist. Yes, you may have seen bone conducting …

Toyota's first hydrogen car is priced to go head-to-head with Tesla

Sure, Elon Musk is giving away Tesla patents, but don't be surprised if more established manufacturers politely decline his offer. Instead of batteries and electric charging stations, players like General Motors, Mercedes, Honda and Toyota are focusing their efforts on a very different sort of fuel …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Can Deserts Stop Global Warming? No, but They Help, Study Says

The world's arid areas — deserts filled with scrubby vegetation and sand — are absorbing more of the carbon dioxide that's being emitted into the atmosphere than expected, a new study shows. While these ecosystems will not stop global warming, scientists said the finding provides a better …

Climate Change

Most people say rating sites 'important' when picking doctors | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - When picking a new doctor, most people factor the reviews left on rating websites into their decision, according to a new study.<p>Researchers found 59 percent of people said those physician-rating sites were at least “somewhat important” when choosing a doctor.<p>“The numbers …

Making Room for Fear

As I write, it's 3:31 a.m., and I'm sitting in my kitchen with a freshly-brewed cup of coffee.<p>This is not normal, but I can't sleep.<p>Then again, maybe it is normal.<p>If 47 percent of adult Americans say stress wakes them up at night, maybe I'm fitting right in.<p>To be honest, this has been building for …

Entrepreneurship

Are We Happier When We Stay In The Moment?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Simply Happy.<p><b>About Matt Killingsworth's TED Talk</b><p>When are humans most happy? To answer this question, researcher Matt Killingsworth built an app, Track Your Happiness, that let people report their feelings in real time. Among the results: We're often happiest when …

The 3 Hidden Reasons Why Smart Professional Women Inadvertently Stay Single

Francesca and Grace are two of my friends here in San Francisco who also happen to run Spark, a philanthropic network founded by women to help the lives of women worldwide. At a recent Spark cocktail party, even amongst the crowd of educated, stylish, philanthropic professional women, Francesca and …

Relationships

The Science of Why We Kiss

<i>“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves,”</i> Einstein allegedly smirked. <i>“Like a bee that settles on the fragrant pistils of a flower, and sips in the nectar for honey, so should you sip in the nectar from between the lips of</i> …

Walking the Tightrope of Life

Many of us struggle to achieve and maintain proper balance in our lives. We seek to succeed in the work arena while simultaneously being there for our families and loved ones. We have a strong sense of community and want to give back to those around us while also ensuring that we attend to our …

5 Simple Ways to Make Your Workday Healthier

Many people welcomed 2014 with an enlightened sense of determination to make profound changes in their lives and get healthy. Now that we are six weeks into the year, however, resolve and tenacity are beginning to wear thin. Sheer willpower can only take you so far. So what to do now? One of the …

Fitness

Work Life Balance

You'd think that those who skipped or skimped on workouts fared better, since they freed up some valuable time, right?<p>Nope. Respondents who stuck with their regular exercise, Clayton reports, were <i>less</i> likely to experience conflict between their work and outside-of-work roles. He believes this …

4 Things Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Love

Despite everything we know about human behavior and relationships, love remains a mystery to us. It causes us the greatest joy and the greatest pain, overwhelms us with inexplicable emotions, and makes us act in completely irrational ways. As if that weren't enough, we often feel we have little say …

This Is Your Body On Love

Long after the roses have died and the chocolate has been eaten, you might have your Valentine to thank for a whole host of health perks. Here's what love can do for your heart, brain, happiness and more.<p><b>When you're in love...</b><p><b>Your heart is healthier.</b> Love is good for the ticker. A large 2013 study …