Amazon continues its push into healthcare and wellness with approval from the Federal Communications Commission for a touchless device that uses radar sensors to track sleep.
From portioning out your prescribed pills to launching an accelerator for healthcare startups, Amazon has embarked on several initiatives that — like the proposed sleep tracker — are designed to appeal to health-oriented consumers, businesses, and entrepreneurs.
The potential market is huge, which is “a major motivation” for the company, Geekwire reports.
As John Rossman, a former Amazon executive and author of “The Amazon Way,” told GeekWire’s Day 2 podcast: “Amazon is a big…
Got a pandemic project that’s languishing unfinished?
Whether it’s remodeling your kitchen, finishing a list of must-read books, or making meditation a daily habit, you’re far from alone.
A recent survey of 2,000 Americans found that 49 percent say they’ve put off important tasks and projects more frequently than they should over the past year.
This only makes sense, according to National Geographic, because as the pandemic dragged on, “more people found themselves vulnerable to the stress and uncertainty that drives procrastination.”
I was in the kitchen scrubbing grimy grout with a toothbrush and swearing so loudly that my collie, Vince, gave me a startled look and beat a hasty retreat.
He’d clearly had enough of my venting about the disgusting condition of the home we’d just purchased.
As brand-new empty nesters, my husband and I downsized and moved to a small town near the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Although the house and yard needed some work, we were ready to take it on.
Until we moved in, that is.
The house was filthy and looked like the sellers had…
Singles are ready to mingle, but many are cautious about who they connect with.
That’s according to online dating app Bumble, which surveyed approximately 1,000 Americans last month and found that 30 percent of them won’t go on a date or have sex with someone who hasn’t gotten the Covid-19 vaccine, CNET reported.
Competitor Match released a “Summer of Love” survey that found 46 percent of respondents say they’ll be ready to date in person once they’re vaccinated, and 56 percent are somewhat or very concerned with a date’s vaccination status.
If you’re tired and counting on coffee to push through a tough workday, be forewarned.
A caffeine boost can help with simple tasks, but new research from Michigan State University shows it won’t do you much good when confronting more challenging assignments.
Published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, the study was done by researchers at MSU’s Sleep and Learning Lab and led by Psychology Associate Professor Kimberly Fenn.
The 276 research subjects were randomly assigned to either stay awake overnight in the laboratory or to sleep at home, per the study. The next morning, participants…
When Costco announced it was bringing back free food samples, the internet erupted in joy.
“Free Costco Samples are Back, Baby,” trumpeted New York Magazine’s Grub Street.
“Once again, you can make a meal of complimentary Ritz crackers with proprietary cheese spread and free miniature hot dogs! Or, as I like to call them, ‘passed apps,’ ” wrote Rachel Sugar.
In the “always-on economy,” it’s no wonder people struggle to manage their workloads.
Although many employees report their productivity was the same — or higher — over the past year, it came at a cost, according to Microsoft’s Work Trend Index.
A Work Trend survey of 31,092 employees in 31 markets worldwide was done by independent research company Edelman Data in January.
Fifty-four percent of survey respondents said they were overworked, 39 percent reported they felt exhausted, and 37 percent said their companies were asking too much of them.
One in five survey respondents said their employer doesn’t care about…
Did you get off to a slow start today?
As the clock inched forward, did every hour feel endless? Were you tempted to knock off early so you could collapse on the sofa with the remote in your hand?
It may be time to give some thought to what you ate last night.
New research shows that unhealthy eating in the evening can have a negative impact on your work the next day.
For the study, published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, researchers asked 97 full-time employees to answer several questions three times a day for 10 consecutive workdays…
My grandmother, a feisty five-foot fireball born and raised in Missouri’s Ozarks, always said the same thing when I complained about someone who failed to follow my well-meaning advice.
“Tammy,” she’d say, shaking her head, “You can’t tell anybody a damn thing.”
They were wise words, and I think about them every time I’m tempted to lay some uninvited “wisdom” on friends and family members.
When someone seeks your advice, it’s an honor.
They’re making themself vulnerable, giving you a glimpse of their most heartfelt hopes or deepest fears.
If they wanted to crowd-source solutions, they could have logged on…
Instagram is developing a version of its photo-sharing app for kids, and critics are clamoring for the project to be jettisoned.
BuzzFeed News broke the story that parent company Facebook is building a version of Instagram for kids under 13. The announcement was posted on an internal employee message board and obtained by the online news site.
Both Facebook and Instagram have policies that prohibit children under 13 from joining but have had difficulty enforcing them.
The project stirred considerable controversy, most recently with 44 attorneys general who last week wrote a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg urging him…
Former reporter/editor now freelancing from the base of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina. I write about business, health and mental health.