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Emptying out the mailbag & clearing the history #17

December 7, 2016

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Other mailbags can be found here. Keep in mind a lot of this is email conversations, comment replies, or some random interesting things I’ve found. By their nature they are not as thorough or complete as a post on one topic. Here’s what’s covered in this installment: – Fun marketing Though it was plugged in. Maybe some day! – Another […]

How much more room could we have on airplanes if we weren’t overweight?

November 14, 2016

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I recently read an article about how the amount of unruly incidents on planes has gone up 17% in the last year. It’s hard to imagine the increasing sensation you’ve unintentionally signed up for a gang bang -due to the proximity to other people- isn’t at least part of the reason for this increase. Being […]

How much will your weight matter when going to Mars, SpaceX style?

October 3, 2016

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I think space is awesome. I think going to Mars is awesome. I think it’s important to do. I’m not going to make an argument why, but you can see one here. A problem for human spaceflight is countering the negative impacts of moving in an environment where gravity is less than Earth’s. This is the […]

More evidence against wearable activity trackers

September 26, 2016

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This topic has previously been covered in Some insights on fitness and health trackers- Helping? Hurting??? Looking at a new study- –Effect of Wearable Technology Combined With a Lifestyle Intervention on Long-term Weight Loss This is the best wearable tech study I’ve seen, overwhelmingly because of the two year follow up. It’s not what you lose, it’s […]

Are we too obsessed with curing cancer?

September 7, 2016

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Craig Venter is a stapled name in the genetics world. His newest company aims to increase healthy ageing. “We have MRI imaging of the brain and body which allows us to detect any tumour larger than two millimetres. We take 4D echocardiograms, to create a movie of your heart and measure every parameter in it. […]

A brief look at the relationship between energy usage and obesity

June 29, 2016

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Using the CDC, we can see the obesity rate for each state in 2014. Using the U.S. Energy Information Administration we can see how much energy each state used for 2013. Using 2010 census data we can see the population of each state. If we divide the energy use per state by the amount of people per state, […]

Some insights on fitness and health trackers- Helping? Hurting???

June 15, 2016

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“An especially useful starting point for an aspiring healthcare company would be to think about ways to deliver a “positive good.”  Most contemporary medicine is generally regarded, economically, as a negative good – something we use or engage in because we have to, not because we especially want to.  While this creates a ready market, […]