Tech

Motivational App Lift Is Literally Changing My Life

I’ve fallen in love with an iPhone app called Lift. It’s helped me solve a tough problem: how to stay motivated in building new good habits and while ditching old bad habits. I’m actually a pretty motivated person. I work out, floss my teeth, and eat healthy (at least most […]
Motivational App Lift Is Literally Changing My Life
Tech

In Four Months, PayPal Founder Max Levchin Helped 1,000 Women Get Pregnant

Glow, the fertility appthat helps a woman get pregnant, was officially released a little over four months ago. Today Glow said over 1,000 women have successfully used the app to get pregnant, reports TechCrunch’s Colleen Taylor. Glow created buzz back in May when founder Max Levchin first showed it off […]
In Four Months, PayPal Founder Max Levchin Helped 1,000 Women Get Pregnant
Strategy

How Companies Are Using Gamification To Transform Health Care

These days, anyone with a smartphone can download a variety of games designed to make them healthier, whether that means helping them stick to an exercise routine, lose weight or manage a chronic illness. The games, invented by health insurers and a host of technology startups, are marketed directly to […]
How Companies Are Using Gamification To Transform Health Care
Markets

13 Ways To Lose Weight Without Blowing Your Budget

[credit provider=”Red Bull Content Pool”] The weight loss industry is rigged with budget traps and health gimmicks at every turn, but there’s no reason to put your finances at risk for a healthier lifestyle.Just go back to basics.
13 Ways To Lose Weight Without Blowing Your Budget
Tech

11 Gadgets And Apps That’ll Help You Lose Weight After The Holidays

[credit provider=””>mikebaird via Flickr”] As we gear up for the new year, many of us are remembering the new year’s resolutions from last year that we never followed through with. So we compiled this list of the best health and fitness tools to help you make sure next year isn’t a […]
11 Gadgets And Apps That’ll Help You Lose Weight After The Holidays
Strategy

It Took ‘A Thousand 0.1% Improvements’ For ZocDoc To Work

[credit provider=”ZocDoc”] It’s been five years since ZocDoc broke into the market.Though the appointment-booking site now has a billion-dollar valuation with a most recent Series C funding from Goldman Sachs, the founders had no idea the company would gain any traction early on.
It Took ‘A Thousand 0.1% Improvements’ For ZocDoc To Work
Tech

This VC Thinks Health Tracking Is About To Take Off — Like PCs In The 1970s

[credit provider=”Tim Chang, Facebook photo”] Why is a prominent game investor betting on health-related startups?We checked in with Mayfield’s managing director Tim Chang after we learned about his obsession for the quantified self movement, where people use gadgets to keep track of their health and fitness.
This VC Thinks Health Tracking Is About To Take Off — Like PCs In The 1970s
Markets

Take A Look At The App That’ll Keep You From Ever Paying Too Much For Prescriptions

[credit provider=”LowestMed” url=”http://www.lowestmed.com/Default.aspx”] Today saw the launch of a drug price comparison app that will no doubt have drugstores shaking in their bricks and mortar. LowestMed functions a lot like the much-maligned Amazon Price Check app, which ticked off so many big box competitors during the holiday shopping season. 
Take A Look At The App That’ll Keep You From Ever Paying Too Much For Prescriptions
Markets

If This App Doesn’t Get You Off The Couch And In A Gym, We Don’t Know What Will

[credit provider=”Edward Leung via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lcledward/3600542728/”] It’s one thing that gyms make bank off bums who can’t drag themselves off the couch, but what if skipping that 5 p.m. yoga class could put cash in the pockets of people you don’t even know?That’s the premise behind GymPact, an app that holds users […]
If This App Doesn’t Get You Off The Couch And In A Gym, We Don’t Know What Will
Tech

Jawbone UP Review: A Potentially Wonderful Thing That You Should Not Buy

[credit provider=”Gizmoto” url=”http://gizmodo.com/5863822/jawbon%E2%80%A6″] The Jawbone Up is everything I ever wanted in a fitness tracker. Because it’s a bracelet, it’s always with me. It goes everywhere, it’s positively ambient, and ridiculously fun. That’s great. Don’t buy it. Without a big fix, it’s garbage.Some bands have a tendency to fail. They […]
Jawbone UP Review: A Potentially Wonderful Thing That You Should Not Buy
Tech

RunKeeper Just Raised $10 Million To Keep Track Of Your Physical Fitness

[credit provider=”wikimedia commons” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:US_Navy_100618-N-6362C-116_Sailors_and_Marines_run_the_ditch_on_treadmills,_competing_in_teams_to_see_who_can_first_run_the_transit_distance_of_116.2_miles,_as_part_of_a_tradition_while_transiting_the_Suez_Canal.jpg”] Boston-based RunKeeper has announced a $10 million Series B Round led by Spark Capital.  Revolution Ventures contributed as well.RunKeeper keeps track of your physical fitness and helps you live a healthier life.
RunKeeper Just Raised $10 Million To Keep Track Of Your Physical Fitness
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