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How a California Co-Op Yoga Studio Builds Community

by koku_jin
Through its co-op model and educational programs, Gather studio in San Diego aims to make yoga and wellness accessible to all. Gather studio in Encintas, CA.  Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today.  I could feel it the moment I stepped into Gather in Encinitas, California – the simplicity, the warmth, the humility, the devotion. It permeated the air and the architecture, creating a sense of […]

Do fitness trackers have an impact on eating disorders?

by koku_jin
Content warning: There are details and personal anecdotes about eating disorders in this article.  Tracking workouts, steps and calories with wearable devices and apps has become the new normal. Take a look around next time you’re at the gym or go for a jog around the park – most people working out have a wearable strapped to their wrist or a phone strapped to their arm.  The number of connected wearable devices worldwide will push 74 million this year and is expected to rise to more than 1 billion by 2022 – health-focused wearables will make up a large part […]

30 Habits That Make You Unstoppable

by koku_jin
You are unstoppable and that is the truth. Develop good habits, and you’ll prove it to yourself. Here are thirty things you ought to do to make it so: 1) Know and act. Do not just think. Deep down, you know what to do and how to do it. This is the pinnacle of high self-esteem, so hold your head up high–make it a habit! 2) Always be prepared. “If you fail to plan, plan to fail,” said Benjamin Franklin. When you have the knowledge inside you, you can instinctively act upon it. Soak up all that information that is […]

Is US Environmental Tax Policy Hindering Solar Power to Fuel Digital Technologies?

by koku_jin
Green policy and crypto energy consumption in the US. Society is now witnessing the implementation of digital currencies, AI and blockchain technology worldwide. These new digital technologies, necessitate very high consumption of electric energy, currently produced with coal and fossil fuels with adverse environmental effects. A global shift towards green energy will require the removal of the technological/infrastructure, financial and regulatory/tax policy barriers. In a series of articles, we will evaluate the tax, digital technology and solar policies (including space power satellites) of the top CO2 emitting countries. The United States is at the forefront of blockchain and artificial intelligence […]

Endless Exodus: Faculty of Color Leave the Academy in Search of Fulfillment

by koku_jin
Like many youngsters of color in low-income, crime-challenged communities, Dr. Andre M. Perry found his way up and out through education. The Pittsburgh native earned a series of degrees that helped him achieve his goal of serving on a college faculty, but he eventually left the academy to better make the kind of impact on public policy that he feels is part of his calling. “Many people go into academe wanting to make a tremendous impact in society,” says Perry. “But when you’re in it, you see the limitations on making substantive change. You can influence researchers and thinkers and […]

Why Micro-Influencers May Be the Most Effective Influencer Marketing Strategy

by koku_jin
They say bigger is better … but in the case of influencer strategy, we think the opposite could be true. The latest data shows that micro-influencers, influencers with 10,000 or fewer followers, are getting the best results for brands and businesses. More engagement, more clicks, and lower ROI. Keep reading as we dive into the world of micro-influencers and explain the ins and outs of this new trend toward going small with your influencer campaigns. If you’re keen to dip your toe into influencer marketing or if you’re just interested in a strategy shakeup, then we think you’ll find a […]

Pro gamers in South Korea train for 15 hours a day – here’s what’s involved

by koku_jin
For many, the idea of earning a living as a professional gamer seems like a dream come true. Getting paid to play video games all day, with unlimited access to state-of-the-art gaming rigs and the latest peripherals, certainly sounds amazing on paper, as does the prospect of jet-setting around the globe to compete in international tournaments for big cash prizes. However, the reality is that very few players are cut out for the task, as it requires incredible dedication, determination and perseverance to keep up with the daily demands of a pro gamer's lifestyle.  We all have a favorite game […]

Healthcare startups struggle to navigate a business world that’s set up for them to fail

by koku_jin
Justin Barad Contributor Justin Barad, MD is the co-founder and CEO of Osso VR, a clinically validated and award-winning surgical training platform. Dr. Barad is also an orthopaedic surgeon with a bioengineering degree from UC Berkeley, and an MD from UCLA. Digital health startups seem to be struggling to the point of failure. Many insights into why have addressed how technology’s traditional model of quickly putting out a minimum viable product then finding useful applications and business models isn’t working. The model might work in the general technology startup space, but it rarely goes well in the complex world of […]

The Scheduling Woes of Adult Friendship

by koku_jin
Earlier this year, I set out to make scheduling time with my friends more seamless—or as I, perhaps grandiosely, termed it, “to revolutionize my friend group.” Ten of my friends and I already had a group-text-message thread, which we used as our main form of communication, but even though we talked all day every day, sending one another dumb, meta jokes we saw online about group chats and checking in about who’d be at trivia that night, we still often struggled to plan hangouts. With so many schedules to coordinate, we felt like any impromptu event was missing a handful […]

Budgeting for Beginners

by koku_jin
Many people live above their means and don’t even realize it. When you want to improve your financial health, the one piece of advice you hear most often is to start a budget. Budgeting helps you better understand how you spend your money and shows you ways to manage your money, pay off debts and save for future financial goals. Whether you’re new to budgeting or you’ve tried it before and failed, understanding which steps to follow makes budgeting for beginners simpler. Basics of Budgeting for Beginners Begin planning your monthly budget by figuring out how much you have coming in […]