Everyone needs water to survive. Without water, your body wouldn’t be able to function properly, your organs would shut down, and you would eventually die of dehydration. And although water is essential for human survival, there is a lot of water out there that is unsafe for us to drink. Luckily, there are things we can do to water that can make it safer for us to drink and eliminate some of the deadly risks that unclean water can pose to our health. One way to do this is to drink filtered water. But what exactly does filtered water do that makes that water better for people to drink? To show you this, here are three reasons why you should be drinking filtered water. [Read more…]
There are a lot of amazing things in the world today, but because of the speed of information, and the warped sense of expectation that’s flying around the modern human, all of that amazement often comes with the price of increased general anxiety. And if there’s one way to lose sight of the gratification of the pleasures of being a human, it would be that you end up anxious all the time about gaining or losing some part of your psyche.
But, technology gives us that anxiety, and then technology (and gadgets) can take it right back away. Consider methods at rehab clinics, reminders to breath, physical anti-anxiety gadgets, modern meditation techniques accessible through the cloud, and digital virtual group therapy (that almost works as the opposite of social media). [Read more…]
Stress is something that arises when we feel out of control of situations and at the mercy of insecurities or worries. Stress isn’t always an indication of something actually being wrong. Often it is simply an illusion that we have created by losing touch with logic and allowing our fears to take over.
Stressing has absolutely no positive effects on your mind or your body. It is best to try to function from a place of fixing issues rather than dwelling on them. When you start to feel your stress taking over and you have a large pile of things to do, instead of giving into the feelings you are experiencing, try the following tactics and feel yourself shift to a different state of mind. [Read more…]
Beauty is a labor of love. Nobody just rolls out of bed looking like they do in the movies. There is often hours and hours of work that go into making somebody look flawless. In your day to day life, the sheer amount of time something takes probably stops you from taking on certain beauty routines and upholding certain standards. Of course, most people would love to look their best at all times, but that’s just not reality.
Thankfully, there are industries out there that understand this reality. Technology is doing some really cool things to keep you looking beautiful as long as possible with as little effort as possible. If you’re all for beauty with the help of technology, here are 3 beauty gadgets that make life on the daily easier for you: [Read more…]
It’s a peculiar time in history to be a human, so far as the intersection of technology and connection are involved. Never has it been easier to find and keep track of friends and family, objectively all over the world, in real time. But now that the connections are available, they can seem weaker, and the distraction of constant connection also plays a role in certain types of frustration.
If you want to figure out how to have the proper balance between digital and physical contact with those closest to you, consider what defines family time, how social media related depression works, how to self-populate memories, where strong and weak connections come into play, and how much energy you should spend bringing older generations into the new flow of things.
What Defines Family Time
Especially with the prevalence of mobile phones, how do you define family time in your household? Without some sort of rules regarding cell phone and gadget use, things can and do get out of hand quickly. Parents and children stop paying attention to each other, even if they’re in the same room, which leads to long-term breakdowns in communication if the behavior goes on unchecked.
Social Media Related Depression
People who spend too much time online in social media frameworks can also run into a situation where they become depressed because it seems like everyone else has a better life than they do. This is all a construct of presentation – it’s not reality! But, if you reach an improper balance of your online and in-person relationships, you may end up assuming that you have it worse off than the average person that you see posting things in their friends’ circles.
One huge positive when it comes to friends and family connections so far as technology goes is the ability to self-populate photo albums for instance. By using the Facebook ‘Moments’ app, you can spend more time actually interacting with your family, as opposed to everyone duplicating efforts to make sure that everybody has the individual photos of an event that they want.
Figuring Out Strong and Weak Connections
There are different types of connections when it comes to mobile devices and digital pathways, and it’s important to distinguish between them. The two main categories are strong and weak, and the more you understand the difference between the two, the more likely you’ll find the right balance between them with respect to your other relationships as well.
Bringing In Older Generations
Older generations of people haven’t quite adopted new social technology as much as new generations have. Depending on your age and social media use, you may want to make sure that you take the time to show older people how it all works. Once your parents and grandparents understand the overall concept, it can make many different types of communication much easier.
Skin cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer, and if caught early it’s also one of the most treatable. Unfortunately, however, many people ignore signs of a problem, refusing to head to the dermatologist for a skin cancer screening. Well, now there may be an alternative to the doctor: skin cancer detection apps.
Fitting neatly into a culture that loves fitness wearables and other health trackers, skin cancer detection apps like SkinVision have been publicized as matching dermatologists when it comes to identifying melanoma. Though the technology is still in its early phases, we may be seeing the first signs of a diagnostic revolution that puts more power in the hands of patients. [Read more…]
With all the options that are available in the world, it can be hard to make the right decision on anything. Life used to be a lot simpler. If you needed milk, you went out and milked the cow. You didn’t have 20 grocery chains to choose from, you didn’t have 10 different brands to choose from, and you didn’t get to choose between full fat, nonfat, 2%, 1%, organic, almond, rice, hemp, or soy.
Choice in life is a beautiful thing, but when faced with too much choice, many people decide not to choose at all. They think that they can have it all. In some ways this is true, but in other ways, not so much. One part of life where this is evident is personal health. Health and food was straightforward once upon a time. You grow the wheat, you grind the wheat, you make bread and you eat it. [Read more…]
With each new iteration, wearables are becoming more integrating into our daily lives, and while for some this feels invasive, for others wearables have the potential to serve as a support system, holding them accountable. This is what makes sets tech like Apple’s iWatch – different from the Apple Watch – apart from other products. The iWatch is expected to monitor health factors like blood glucose and calorie consumption – but why stop there? For the functional addict or alcoholic this kind of monitor could be just the support they need to remain on the path to recovery. [Read more…]
Though it may feel that sometimes in this world of gadgets and gizmos, that they’re all trying to make you lazy, you can, if you wish, use them to your advantage in the universe of health and fitness.
So, if you want to check out fun gadgets to help with your fitness routines, consider the five following ones, including GPS running watches to get your moving, heart rate monitors to analyze your pain and gain, fitness apps to track your progress, wearable tech to take you to the next level of potential, and bluetooth headphones to keep you humming along. [Read more…]
Today perhaps more than at any time in the past, health care costs are soaring. Additionally, approval for much-needed procedures is subject to more intense scrutiny than ever. That increased scrutiny extends to all new medical devices, inhibiting the appearance and usage of innovative devices.
Fortunately, in 2012 a new regulatory agency was formed. Named the Medical Device Innovation Consortium (MDIC) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it exists for the express purpose of reviewing such medical products, and informing medical organizations and medical education institutions about their approved uses. This new governing body has already sparked an increase in the number and kinds of medical devices being made available in the health-care industry; some of which are described below. [Read more…]