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Holy Spock! The Star Trek Medical Tricorder Is Real, And It's Only $150

Holy Spock! The Star Trek Medical Tricorder Is Real, And It's Only $150 | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
The device you're looking at is called the Scanadu SCOUT and, basically, it's a medical tricorder that will give you precise vital information about any human being within seconds, just on contact.

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For years, Star Trek fans and medical professionals have dreamed of having a handheld device that could quickly and accurately assess a person's health status, and there are even foundations who offer prizes to the first person or company to come up with one.  This is the first of its kind, and I'm impressed by its capabilities.  It uses technologies like sound and light sensors and complex math to provide real-time data on a person's health, in a way that the average person can understand. 

 

Medical science has rarely been depicted as understandable, and affordable home technology as very "up-to-date."  But I'm willing to bet this will be the device of the century.  It combines so many technological advances of modern science and answers so many shortcomings of modern medicine that I believe it will challenge primary healthcare providers (family doctors, for instance) to prove their worth and justify their work in ways that could lead to even greater medical advances in the coming years.  Devices such as the Nike FuelBand and the FitBit Ultra have been paving the way for personal healthcare responsibility for the past few years, and now it's time for another leap forward.

 

Of course, any technology or device could be a flop, but if this succeeds, or even if it does not, many will follow it that improve upon its basic premise: responsible healthcare should begin at home, with each individual using effective, affordable tools to monitor their body's condition on a daily basis and use that data to effect a healthier lifestyle.

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A Personal Spending Plan that Actually Works

A Personal Spending Plan that Actually Works | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
The idea that distinguishes this specific spending plan from a typical budget is the understanding that while a budget dictates to you what you can spend, where, and when; a spending plan allows you the control of your money every single month.
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Enter Private Mode: Technology That Protects Your Children Online

Enter Private Mode: Technology That Protects Your Children Online | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

It's about family, after all. It's absolutely crucial that for this process, as with any other family lesson, parents and children learn together: Begin with the basics and don't wait too long to started on doing so.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 3, 1:11 PM

Some good tips and advice.

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Growing up digital: How digital screens are changing the way we read

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The Deseret News National Edition fills a void in the American media landscape through rigorous journalism for family- and faith-oriented audiences.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 30, 10:19 AM

Reading is important whether it be digital or hard copy. What if we began by reading to children? I used to spend time reading to students in the classroom at junior high ages. They enjoyed it.

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Deforestation: Our Disappearing Woodlands - Infographic

Deforestation: Our Disappearing Woodlands  - Infographic | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Deforestation gets lots of attention, but few people know just how quickly it is occurring around the globe. www.custommade.com has created an infogra

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 29, 12:08 PM

An interesting Infographic to use when focusing on the environment. 

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Easy To Use iPhone Digital Camera, Senior Parents’ Medication, and Evernote Equals A Handy Tip for the Busy Sandwich Generation | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation

Easy To Use iPhone Digital Camera, Senior Parents’ Medication, and Evernote Equals A Handy Tip for the Busy Sandwich Generation | SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Handy tips for the Sandwich Generation-easy to use digital camera & one of the most useful iPhone apps help when caring for aging parents
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Paperless Home Organization - Simply Convivial

Paperless Home Organization - Simply Convivial | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
x Bookmark Buy Now: PDFKindle Organize Your Life and Home Never lose a list again Keep track of everything in one place Put your gadgets to good use Best of all, this book shows you how to get organized using only free, web-based applications that sync with free apps on both Apple and Android devices. …
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Strengths Based Leadership at Work, Home or at the Gym

Strengths Based Leadership at Work, Home or at the Gym | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
This is my first #HealthyLeadership show and I want to start it by focusing on a topic that can truly enhance our ability our ability to lead at work, home or at the gym.  Join us to explore the two biggest lessons about strengths and this week's Fitnes...
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5 Data Backup & Disaster Recovery Tips!

5 Data Backup & Disaster Recovery Tips! | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

Whether you own a large corporation or run a small business from home, it is essential that you are aware of theImportance of data backup and disaster recovery. Unfortunately you can never predict when disaster is going to strike in the work place. A disaster can be anything from system failure, to damage caused by a flood, fire or earthquake. Many businesses that experience a disaster never fully recover. Follow our simple tips below to ensure that your business does not become one of them [...]


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He Bit Me! Homeopathy Cures Animal Bites - Homeopathy Works

He Bit Me! Homeopathy Cures Animal Bites - Homeopathy Works | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Bridget rescued her cat from a couple of marauding dogs. When she picked up the panicky cat, he instinctively attacked. He bit deeply through her hand in two places and scratched her badly. Uh Oh! Animal bites!
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6 Tips for Abundant Edible Container Gardens |

6 Tips for Abundant Edible Container Gardens | | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Love to have an abundance of home grown food from small space container gardens? These 6 practical tips can help you grow healthy delicious produce year round.
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How to make gardening family friendly

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"The key to gardening with kids is to keep it simple, age-appropriate and fun. When gardening with children of any age, focus on the moment, not on perfection."


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5 Easy Steps to an Alkaline Diet - KrisCarr.com

5 Easy Steps to an Alkaline Diet - KrisCarr.com | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
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9 Common Pursuits That Rob Us of Happiness

9 Common Pursuits That Rob Us of Happiness | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Consider these 9 pursuits and how they may be distracting us from happiness. All of them are common pursuits in our lives and in our world which may be robbing us of lasting joy.
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The Anti-Aging Secrets To Traveling

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Many of you already know the benefits of drinking plenty of water to get glowing skin: water flushes the toxins out of your system and improves your skin. I know you may be thinking “Oh, it is such common knowledge these days so it is not really new information.” And you may already drink plenty of water everyday, but I would like to tell you the secret of drinking of hot water. Yes, hot water!!!

In this week’s video, I will show you what I bring with me when I stay at a hotel: yogurt, dry body brush, daily face/body scrub and a special pillow. I also share the secret of “how to keep drinking hot water while in the hotel room!” Drinking hot water is a very important routine in my day. I do not want to break the routine even when I am traveling! I shot this video while I was on my work/vacation trip with my business partner and sister in law, Maria. The reason? Because traveling can affect your skin condition: your routine changes, the environment is different, you eat out more so your diet is different, and sleep patterns can be affected due to the hotel bed. All of these things can affect you more than you think.

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Understanding Processed Foods and Why Eliminating Them Matters ...

Understanding Processed Foods and Why Eliminating Them Matters ... | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

“These foods need to be processed extensively to be edible and are done so by adding additional ingredients that are usually unpronounceable. ... These are not real food ingredients that you would cook with at home.”


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What To Expect And How To Prepare As The U.S. Mobile Landscape Matures

What To Expect And How To Prepare As The U.S. Mobile Landscape Matures | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Marketers of late have been inundated with the idea of the proverbial rising tide of mobile. But by mid-2014, this idea, while still certainly still ringing true for many emerging or developing markets, has largely run its course within the U.S.

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Moving Toward Person- and Family-Centered Care - AARP

Moving Toward Person- and Family-Centered Care - AARP | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
This paper describes what person- and family-centered care is, and discusses why many experts believe it improves care and quality of life for older adults and for their families.

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Aging and Identity Part III: We're Not Dead Yet - Stan Goldberg, Ph.D.

Aging and Identity Part III: We're Not Dead Yet - Stan Goldberg, Ph.D. | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
We may be changing, but we’re not dead yet. I think people who are younger than us—like our adult children—are often confused about how to react to our diminishing abilities.

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Always Hungry? Here’s Why

Always Hungry? Here’s Why | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Are we fat because we overeat, or do we overeat because we’re fat?

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Anne Egros's curator insight, May 19, 4:31 AM

Eat well,  feel good and lose weight without being hungry = Reduce calories from refined carbohydrates. increase fibres and lean proteins

 

Not all calories are created the same.

 

Plan your meals not only based on calories but look also for foods with low glycemic index.

 

 What is the Glycemic Index?

 

 Carbohydrates are absorbed and transformed into glucose in the blood triggering the release of insulin, the hormone that makes the glucose available to the cells and tissues that make your muscles, heart,  brain or adipose tissue. 

 

The glycemic index (GI) describes the blood glucose levels obtained after eating carbohydrates. Choosing low GI carbs – the ones that produce only small fluctuations in our blood glucose and insulin levels – is the secret to long-term health reducing your risk of heart disease and diabetes and is the key to sustainable weight loss.

 

Carbohydrates made of simple sugars like fructose in fruit juices or starch in white pasta or rice are rapidly absorbed and produce a high peak of glucose and insulin increasing fat storage. 

 

Complex carbohydrates are found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and are absorbed slowly giving energy for one hour or so, more when combined with high content of fibers, Fibers are not digested by the body and help to slow the absorption of sugars and fats and lower the glycemic index,  that is why it is better to eat an orange fruit than an orange juice.

 

 Proteins are digested and produce amino acids that regulate the hunger signal sent to your brain so you will feel satisfied and less hungry for a longer period of time.

 

Proteins are found in eggs, milk products, fish, lean meats or legumes (vegetables that includes beans, peas and lentils).  Legumes can be a healthy substitute for meat.

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Always Hungry!

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It's possible to have too much healthy food

It's possible to have too much healthy food | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
It's possible to have too much of a good thing - even healthy foods.

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, May 14, 9:07 PM

You can still pile on the Calories...

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Why the world is going ‘virtual’

Why the world is going ‘virtual’ | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Goro Gupta talks about the importance of lifestyle design in the work culture.

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Mi familia dejó de comer azúcar por un año y esto fue lo que pasó… ~ Nueva Mentes

Mi familia dejó de comer azúcar por un año y esto fue lo que pasó… ~ Nueva Mentes | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it

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Attainable Sustainable

Attainable Sustainable | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Reviving the lost art of self-sufficiency, one small change at a time.
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Game-Changer: You won’t believe it

Game-Changer: You won’t believe it | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
When my blog was revamped, one of my goals was to write toward health a bit. It's been a while! I'm not into six pack abs or huge biceps necessarily (though I certainly do not begrudge them). But I'm very into being healthy, fit, and feeling spiritually, mentally, emotionally, and physically well. If you read the…
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Natural Health & Homeopathy Daily

Natural Health & Homeopathy Daily | Life in the Digital Era | Scoop.it
Natural Health & Homeopathy Daily, by Ellen Kramer : updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
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