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Americans Are Living Longer Than Ever
Health

Americans Are Living Longer Than Ever

The average life expectancy for babies born in 2012 -- the latest year researched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- is a record-setting 78.8 years. Can Google eventually help double that number?
Laura Entis
3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Sleep
Sleep

3 Simple Ways to Improve Your Sleep

If you want to improve your sleep and feel more rested, there are some practical ways to go about it -- ways I call the 'Levers of Sleep.'
James Clear
This Smart Skin-Scanning App Could Save Your Life
Next Big Thing

This Smart Skin-Scanning App Could Save Your Life

Wonder if that mole that keeps morphing might be cancerous? This cool app can help you find out.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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How America Takes Its Coffee (Infographic)
Coffee

How America Takes Its Coffee (Infographic)

Celebrate International Coffee Day – yes, apparently that is a thing – by reading some fun facts about the most beautiful beverage of them all.
Laura Entis
Does This Desk Increase Productivity or Simply Make You Look Ridiculous?
Productivity

Does This Desk Increase Productivity or Simply Make You Look Ridiculous?

A couple of inventors in San Francisco built a 'Human Hamster Wheel' desk in 24 hours. You have to see it to believe it.
Catherine Clifford
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Stephen Hawking Introduces Intel's Connected Wheelchair
Internet of Things

Stephen Hawking Introduces Intel's Connected Wheelchair

The British physicist who 'made black holes cool' says Intel's new wheelchair, which collects health data from the user, is just one more step toward the technology of the future.
Laura Entis
CVS Rebrands Itself With Renewed Commitment to Healthcare
Rebranding

CVS Rebrands Itself With Renewed Commitment to Healthcare

In an effort to position itself as a go-to healthcare source, the drugstore rolled out a new name, along with an anti-smoking campaign.
Nina Zipkin
This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment
Y Combinator

This Is Y Combinator's Next Hot Area of Investment

For the first time, the accelerator program is actively recruiting startups outside the tech space.
Laura Entis
Take a Look: Researchers Aim to Create Vision-Correcting Displays
Far Out Tech

Take a Look: Researchers Aim to Create Vision-Correcting Displays

Have trouble seeing? No worries. A team of university researchers is developing displays that can adjust itself depending on your prescription.
Nina Zipkin
Google Wants to Build a Model of Perfect Human Health
Health

Google Wants to Build a Model of Perfect Human Health

Big data, meet genetic data. Baseline Study, a Google X project, will collect genetic information from volunteers in order to refine the detection and prevention of diseases.
Laura Entis
The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep
Habits

The Beginner's Guide to Getting Better Sleep

Why are you feeling so sleep deprived? Here are some practical tips for mastering your sleep and having more energy.
James Clear
Inspire Wellness in Your Workplace, and Watch Productivity Soar
Leadership

Inspire Wellness in Your Workplace, and Watch Productivity Soar

A healthy boss sets the right example for employees. But leaders are more susceptible to health issues.
Susan Steinbrecher
Google Is Interested in Your Health, But Deterred by Regulations
Health

Google Is Interested in Your Health, But Deterred by Regulations

In an extensive interview with venture capitalist Vinod Khosla, Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page explained why regulations are hampering improvements in health care.
Laura Entis
A 'Smart' Cup That Knows What You're Drinking -- And Counts the Calories
Far Out Tech

A 'Smart' Cup That Knows What You're Drinking -- And Counts the Calories

When it comes to monitoring your health, keeping track of your liquids intake hasn't been very smart. Enter: Vessyl.
Emily Price