The new forecast comes from a CDC and Duke University report alleging that within two decades, American obesity rates will top 42 percent, saddling the U.S. healthcare system with another 32 million ob…
Obesity, the current and next epidemic. It’s hard to imagine we as a country and planet could get much tubbier but it seems like the predictions have been good so far (predicted rate of 40 today which turned out to be 35.7).
There is room for some hope though as companies are finally looking to disrupt the cycle. Nothing can turn around a problem as fast as the lure of new solutions which make tons of cash.
No matter what the Supreme Court does with Obamacare, this industry, which consumes one-fifth of the U.S. economy, is already undergoing an overhaul
As the nation’s highest court weighs the fate of President Obama’s health care reform…
What this article misses and several local companies are working on is preventative care. Limeade for instance uses incentives for people to walk around and thereby reduce their premiums.
I would absolutely be willing to get cash back or better/preferred care if I can commit to a certain amount of prevention in the form of walking, gym visits, weight maintenance, etc.
To be clear, we’re not interested in a mobile or social experience that’s just smaller. We’re embracing the sensor-rich smartphone (with its touchable screen and high-density display), and transforming Google+ into something more intimate, and more expressive. Today’s new iPhone app is an important step in this direction—toward a simpler, more beautiful Google.
Alongside all my criticism of Google+, I’ve long held the belief that Google should have gone all-in on mobile for the product. The desktop/web social game is over. Mobile is different. And it’s still being decided. BUT, as Gundotra says, it can’t just be a shrunken-down port of your desktop experience.
Looking forward to trying this update out — and pleasantly surprised that Google went iPhone-first with it. Again, if you want to win this game, focusing solely on Android — even if you happent to control that platform — is not an option.
Two absolutely true things:
1. Social is mobile. Instagram hammered that home. 2. Mobile != web done small. I see that wrong every day.
Looking forward to seeing G+ update. Keeps Facebook on its toes.
I have not clicked through to read the full study. Too often what a
study actually says is far, far different than what the headline says.
But in this case I know that with population = me email causes stress.
When I check email early in the morning I tend to get crankier with
the kids. Suddenly I go from mellow and getting myself ready to go to
work vs. racing around full of negative energy. I then drive to work
fretting about the email rather than doing what I know is more
productive and focusing on the core 3-5 things that must get done that
Last week I used Shortmail all week, or tried to, for personal email.
This week I am going to try not checking work email in the morning. We
have an emergency GroupMe number if something is urgent.
*moqups app (@moqups )*
@bricin Hi Paul - Interesting! That is the
main motivation for building Moqups. Would love to hear specific things on
your wish list!
I probably should take the time to write a full article on good tools for
building software. It’s hard, there just isn’t the perfect thing out there.
My current favorite is Balsamiq, lovely tool. But it has some things which
just aren’t right. I used ProtoShare for a few weeks, close but not for me
or my team. PowerPoint works surprisingly well. Blueprint. And yet….
What we need and what these tools miss:
1. Keep it simple. Balsamiq does this, Expression Blend does not. Hitting
the right balance between ease and use is tough.
2. Cross-platform. I don’t know if I will have a PC, my iPad, or my phone
when I need to get something roughed out.
3. Allow for simple import of assets. Often the project is a riff on
something that exists. I’d don’t want to rebuild v1 UI so I can get to v2.
Balsamiq is great at this, others not as much.
4. Let me sketch. There are times when a simple squiggly line is better. I
did a few frames using Paper, it worked surprisingly well.
5. Re-usable controls. I really don’t want to rewrite a drop down and the 4
values over and over and then have to change 10 screens when a value needs
6. Controls have actions. No need for full programmability here a la
Expression but if I add a drop down or a menu, make it live. Not much
harder to do but it makes the demo of the concept much richer.
7. Let me save my content. Dropbox integration is important. App Cooker for
instance doesn’t have full read/save to Dropbox, this is how I quickly
collaborate with others.
8. Export to other formats. Favorite Balsamiq feature is export to PDF,
people can click through as a demo. ProtoShare has this ability as well.
Okay, that’s off the top. Looking forward to the next one!»>
Global citizenship doesn’t end with your Global Citizen Year—in fact, this year is just the beginning. With the tenets of leadership and global citizenship now woven into your education, you will approach the rigors of higher…
I love this idea although I admit I haven’t done the full research on the program. I know when I graduated high school I could have used a year to grow up, to mature. And what better way to go walk-about than to do something good for the world. Sure, being a ski bum is an option too but I bet this stays with you forever… in a good way.
Forwarding this link to my own kids.
Weeklong dogfooding of @shortmail hits early snags. Gmail import fails and ironically @shortmail support goes to GetSatisfaction 27 minutes ago via Twitter for iPad
My complaint: Shortmail uses GetSatisfaction for support. No offense to GetSatisfaction but this would be like Twitter not using Twitter for support.
Simple idea: Shortmail has public email threads. When you need support simply email to email@example.com and it defaults to public. Allow public emails to be crawled. Voila, support via your own service.