Doctors and nurses are continually turning to smart phones to help patients. This, time it’s the data that is alerting nurses to changes to patients’ daily habits through Gingeri.o’s behavioral health analytics. Ginger.io taps into the...Show More Summary
Happy Friday one and all! When we read this piece on Forbes, we got inspired. After all, as the weekend approaches with a nice break from the daily grind, we have recreation and errands on our minds. Well, apparently there’s a connection between successful people at work and how they spend their weekends. Show More Summary
Earlier this week it was reported that Rod Stewart, 68, is blaming a bad steroid habit in the ‘80s for a visible reduction in the size of his member. But the Daily Mail published photos today of the spike haired crooner with his 42 year old wife Penny Lancaster. Show More Summary
Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are daily destinations for millions of consumers. Increasingly, their ad products offer targeting according to specific demographics, social connections, interests, and habits. At the same time, mobile usage is exploding. Show More Summary
According to a study of average daily viewing habits among adults 25-54 during the February sweep, Pittsburgh residents watched more live television than any other Nielsen market. St. Louis was tops for time-shifted viewing, according to MediaPost: Pittsburghers in the segment watched an average of nearly five-and-a-half hours of live TV a day. Show More Summary
This is a guest post from Jillian Beirne Davi. Jillian is a Transformational Money Coach and the founder of Abundant Finances, a service that helps you get yourself out of debt and start amassing abundant savings in record time (without deprivation or eating cat food for dinner). Some reader stories contain general advice; others are [...]
Hilarious best-selling author David Sedaris stopped by The Daily Show last night to promote his newest book, Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls, by discussing the dessert-eating habits of straight men and the fashion sense of Montanans. We’re still not quite sure what the book is about, but if it’s half as hilarious as this rant [...]
When Marissa Mayer appears on stage at a conference in New York City this evening, we bet we know one phrase that will make it into the dialogue. And that might not be so bad. A criticism of Marissa Mayer's predecessors at Yahoo from...Show More Summary
In the introduction to this series, I admitted that imitating the rituals and habits of great artists is not going to make anyone suddenly capable of producing great art. But I do think there is some useful advice to be gleaned from these entries—not just for struggling artists but for anyone trying to get more done each day.
Hard-left Daily Beast writer Michael Tomasky has a nasty habit of smearing conservatives every chance gets, and it seems he has found his newest target, Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.). Writing in a May 1 piece for the online publication Tomasky used...
HuffPost media writer Michael Calderone investigated the writing habits of Howard Kurtz and something curious has emerged. Some of Kurtz’ Daily Beast colleagues are baffled about why he’s spending so much time promoting another Daily site. Show More Summary
When you make your daily to-do list you're choosing your habits. Here's how to make sure they are moving you closer to where you want to be. Aristotle might as well have been doling out career advice when he said that "we are what we repeatedly do." This aphorism has taken on contemporary resonance in books like Charles Duhigg's The Power of Habit. Show More Summary
"... You make coffee, commute by car, attend meetings and answer e-mails, shop in certain stores, watch TV and repeat. It becomes effortless." Your brain goes into autopilot. Unfortunately, this also means it becomes hard to make changes. But different habits, while being equally effortless, tend to add up in a good way over time. Show More Summary
Did you ever find yourself questioning an arrangement between yourself and another person? Not an arrangement that was mutually agreed upon or even spoken about –- but a habit, or series of habits that detrimentally affect you but which you find yourself continuing to do nevertheless? It could be between yourself and a partner, a [...]
Tired of bland, unhelpful advice about creating effective writing habits? Here's how one guy tripled his daily word count. Column by Phil Jourdan I spent ages looking for tips on building writing habits, and was disappointed. There's...Show More Summary
Obesity is a big problem that needs big solutions, and Facebook may be coming to the rescue. In a way that’s never been possible before, people can record their interests, habits and daily activities that at first blush might seem to have only trivial meaning. Show More Summary
Given that I've now devoted two entries in this series to potables—coffee and alcohol—it seems only fair to take a moment to examine artists' eating habits.
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In my last pair of entries, I looked at artists' coffee-drinking habits and highlighted a swath of 20th-century writers who used amphetamines to boost their output. But what about alcohol? Weren't many of history's great artists also great boozers?
All of us have bad habits we'd like to break and replace with good ones. Habit List for iPhone allows you to add goals that you'd like to achieve either on daily, weekly, or unscheduled intervals. Once you've completed a goal you've set for yourself, you can swipe to mark it off. Show More Summary