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Notifications Are The Next Platform

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Anish Acharya is the co-founder and CEO of Snowball.</i><p>As the world moves from web to mobile, we’ve been thinking deeply about how people will discover mobile products and services and how we will find and access all the things we need in our digital lives.<p>Search (largely Google) has …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

Books

How to Create a Life Vision

You do the right thing. You follow the rules. You work hard.<p>But something’s missing..<p>You went to college, got a good degree, and got a good job at a …

The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis

What a growing body of research reveals about the biology of human happiness—and how to navigate the (temporary) slump in middle age<p>This summer, a friend called in a state of unhappy perplexity. At age 47, after years of struggling to find security in academia, he had received tenure. Instead of …

13 Things Successful People Do In The First 10 Minutes Of The Workday

"Getting off on the right foot isn't just important with relationships, it's important with the start of any workday, as well — particularly busy ones," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "You Can't Be Serious! Putting Humor to Work." "The first 10 minutes can also …

Harried doctors hail the rise of the medical scribe

Dr. Alan Bank is no Luddite. He embraced computerized patient records and their promise of improving the way he practiced medicine.<p>But in recent …

Google trial lets you chat with doctors when you search for symptoms

Searching the web for symptoms of illness can be dangerous -- you could identify a real condition, but you also risk scaring yourself for no reason through a misdiagnosis. Google might have a solution that puts your mind at ease, though. The company has confirmed to Engadget that it's testing a …

6 Things The Most Organized People Do Every Day

Your life is busy. Work/life balance is a challenge. You feel like you’re spreading yourself so thin that you’re starting to disappear.<p>Most of us …

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Virtual surgery gets real

What the Oculus Rift could mean for the future of medicine<p>Technological innovation takes time : virtual reality has been a thing in the medical field …

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10 Things Children Will Always Remember

I am sharing with you today 10 things that I will never forget.<p>I come from a childhood packed with millions of sweet memories surrounded by family, …

Business cards grow a brain with SwivelCard

SwivelCard, a business card that folds into a USB drive, directs recipients to a Web page and can be updated, even after you've handed it out.<p>Most business cards end up in the recycle bin or tucked away in a drawer, discarded and forgotten. That's why there have been some creative attempts at …

Computer Hardware

Seven Principles of Learning Better From Cognitive Science

I just finished one of the best books I’ve read on the science of learning. Daniel Willingham is a Harvard educated cognitive scientist who writes</b> …

What Happened When I Woke Up Two Hours Earlier For A Week

Here’s what happened when we challenged readers, and ourselves, to wake up much earlier than we wanted to.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>Last week I challenged readers, and myself, to wake up what they considered to …

12 Weekend Habits of Highly Successful People

Jay Z didn't become worth $520 million by only wanting it five out of seven days of the week. Read the top 12 weekend habits of highly successful …

Success

How (and Why) to Develop Your Mental Toughness

Developing your mental toughness can help you be more emotionally resilient, push you to go further and harder, and build armor to persevere against …

Spotting Cancer in a Vial of Blood - MIT Technology Review

The answers Bert Vogelstein needed and feared were in the blood sample.<p>Vogelstein is among the most highly cited scientists in the world. He was …

Cancer

Microsoft Research project turns a smartphone camera into a cheap Kinect

Microsoft's been awfully busy at this year's SIGGRAPH conference: embers of the company's research division have already illustrated how they can interpret speech based on the vibrations of a potato chip bag and turn shaky camera footage into an experience that feels like flying. Look at the list …

25 Simple Clever Upgrades To Make Your Home Extremely Awesome

Everyone has a dreaming house; here are 25 brilliant ideas show you how easy it is to upgrade your house into a dream home. They will help get you …

The Top 7 Foods for Runners

Shutterstock<p>Small Bagel with Peanut Butter<p>For runners, food does more than just squelch hunger. It also fuels your muscles and keeps you …

Nutrition

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The Startups Saving Health Care | Inc.com

<b>Pain Point: Patients don't give doctors enough information</b><p><b>Cost: $305 billion over the next seven years</b><p>When lanier was first approached by UCSF Medical Center to help with the breast-cancer research project, he was basically expected to convert a long questionnaire into an iPad app. But Lanier …

Digital Health

MapMyFitness, The App That May Know More About Your Health Than Your Doctor

MapMyFitness has stats any data-loving exercise junkie would envy. The GPS-based social fitness tracking app that allows users to map their routes, track their fitness, and log their meals, has roughly 20 million registered users, growing at a rate of around 200,000 users per week. And all of those …

Google’s smart contact lens can measure your glucose levels

Google has revealed that it’s currently testing a smart contact lens capable of measuring glucose levels in tears.<p>The lens itself has a minuscule …

Contact Lenses

Store Your Complete Medical History In This Handy iPad App

A user-friendly iPad app wants to make your health history as simple to understand as the iPad itself.<p>I’ve never seen my medical records, save for a few stolen glances when I’ve peeked over my doctor’s shoulder as he types my psychosomatic symptoms into his laptop. And if you’re a fellow American …

Best Of CES: Safety-Focused VIVOplay Watch Keeps Parents And Children In Sync

In 2009, Evado Filip CEO Sten Kirkbak temporarily lost his young son in a shopping mall. As any parent will emotionally profess, losing a child in a crowded place — even for seconds — can be a horrifying experience. It was from this experience that the VIVOplay watch was created, with a focused …