A life insurance company wants to track your fitness data

In continuing “Does Big Brother have too much of our data?” news: John Hancock, a US life insurance company, announced on Wednesday that all...

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America’s doctors can beat the opioid epidemic. Here’s how to get...

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Americans are eating way more fat. But it’s not butter.

A 2017 report from the US Department of Agriculture tracks how food consumption patterns in the US have changed over the past 40 years...

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The autumnal equinox is upon us: On Saturday, September 22, both the Northern and Southern hemispheres will experience an equal amount of daylight. For...

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Labor Day has come and gone, pumpkin spice is wafting through the air, and drug store shelves are already being stocked(!) with Halloween candy....

Why Starbucks, Disney, and Tom Brady are all shunning plastic straws

When I ordered a milkshake at a New York City diner recently, I noticed a placard at my table that read: “Missing something in...

4 ways Hurricane Maria changed Puerto Rico — and the rest...

One year ago, Hurricane Maria smashed directly into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm near peak intensity. With the fuller picture we now...

Is Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop pseudoscience winning?

On an alarmingly regular basis, Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle company Goop publishes new morsels of health bullshit. And as the Goop website has emerged as...

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