3 critical factors wearables need to be successful

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Next generation of wearables needs to focus more on keeping users engaged in the long-term.

Companies such as Sony, Pebble, Meta, LG, Garmin, Razer and others introduced at least 10 new wearable devices at CES in January. Yet despite the enthusiasm in the market, the dirty secret of wearables remains: almost all of the current generation of products fail to drive long-term, sustained engagement and behavior change.

 

 

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Sixty percent of Americans happy with their weight: Denial or acceptance?

According to this Gallup poll, 25 percent of Americans are still “seriously trying to lose weight.”

A recent Gallup poll asked Americans about their dieting habits and what they consider an ideal weight. Sixty percent of Americans say that their weight is about right. This is good news considering research like that of Peter Muennig from Columbia University found that women who were concerned about their weight had more mental and physical illnesses than those who were happy with their size, regardless of their weight. As it turns out, people don’t take care of things they hate, and that includes their bodies. So more people liking their bodies means more people who believe those bodies are worthy of care.

 

 

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Top 8 products the Facebook generation will not buy

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Consumer tastes of the Facebook generation is changing at a greater rate than ever.

The purchasing habits of the youngest generation present the most dramatic shifts in consumer tastes — a reflection of what they find important, and are changing at a greater rate than ever. 24/7 Wall St. has identified eight popular products that the “Facebook generation” is not buying.

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Small habits slowly pack on the pounds over the years: Study

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Watching TV, eating potato chips, having a sugary soda are a few bad habits that slowly pack in the pounds.

Just a few bad habits like watching TV, eating potato chips, having a sugary soda at lunch or staying up too late at night are just a few bad habits that can add up to a steady creep of pounds over the years, U.S. researchers have found.

 

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Changes in Sleep Habits in Mid-Life Can Accelerate Cognitive Decline

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Length of sleep among middle aged adults affects cognitive function.

If you wanted to spend your retirement years sleeping until noon before drinking your first cup of coffee, you might want to weigh that luxurious dream against its consequences…. Such a change in your sleep habits may just leave you with not a lot on the ball.

 

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Sleep-Deprived Teens Who Spend All Night Online Triple Their Chances of Mental Illness

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Over the past few decades young adults have been sleeping fewer and fewer hours.

Young people who rob themselves of sleep by spending all night surfing the internet and playing computer games are tripling their chances of developing a mental illness, according to research.   People who sleep less than five hours a night are up to three times more likely to become mentally ill than those sleeping eight or nine hours, the report said.

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1 in 4 People Risk Their Health By Working Without Taking a Break

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1 in 4 people work without taking a break.

One in four people are risking their health by working through the day without a break, according to a new survey.  Heavy workloads mean that a third also say that they take no lunch, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) found.

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Affective Intelligent Driving Agent (AIDA) Developed By MIT

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As if you don’t have enough distractions while driving, the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab and MIT’s SENSEable City Lab have teamed up to create AIDA, a robot that lives in your dashboard, is way smarter than you, and has no compunctions about letting you know it: (Video)

 

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Girls Have Finer Sense of Taste Than Boys, But Boys Have A Sweeter Tooth

Girls Have Finer Sense of Taste Than Boys, But Boys Have A Sweeter Tooth 

Boys have a sweeter tooth than girls

On average boys need 10 per cent more sourness and 20 per cent more sweetness in their grub to recognise how tasty it is.  However, boys prefer wild and extreme tastes compared to the muted flavours favoured by girls, the figures revealed.

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