#Brandneu – 6 neue Startups, die ihr euch anschauen solltet


Jeden Tag entstehen überall in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz neue Startups. deutsche-startups.de präsentiert an dieser Stelle wieder einmal einige ganz junge Startups, die zuletzt, also in den vergangenen Tagen, Wochen und Monaten an den Start gegangen sind sowie einige junge Firmen, die zuletzt aus dem Stealth-Mode erwacht sind und erstmals für Schlagzeilen gesorgt haben.

Flexcavo
Bei Flexcavo aus Rosenheim, das von Picus Capital angeschoben wurde, dreht sich alles um das MIeten von Baumaschinen. “Wir kombinieren unsere Mietflotte mit innovativer Technologie, um gemeinsam mit Ihnen den Einsatz von Baumaschinen zu optimieren”, teilen die Jungunternehmer mit.

URL: www.flexcavo.de
Hashtags: #eCommerce #B2B
Ort: Rosenheim
Gründer: Leonhard Fricke, Benedict Aicher

wirbauen.digital
Die Kölner Jungfirma wirbauen.digital positioniert sich als “praxisnahe Online-Plattform, um Architekten, Handwerkern und Bauherren lästige Verwaltungsarbeit abzunehmen”. Dafür bildet das Unternehmen, das von Daniel Grube geführt wird, die Bauprozesse digital ab.

URL: www.wirbauendigital.de
Hashtags: #PropTech #ConTech
Ort: #Köln
Gründer: Daniel Grube

Foodiary
Bei Foodiary dreht sich alles um gesunde Ernährung. “Mit dem Ernährungsplan von Foodiary erhältst du einen auf dich persönlich abgestimmten Ernährungsplan mit Rezepten, der dich unterstützt, dein Ziel zu erreichen”, heißt es auf der Website. Die kostet dabei ab 4,99 Euro pro Monat.

URL: www.foodiary.app
Hashtags: #Food #Wellness
Ort: Waiblingen
Gründer: Felix Mergenthaler

flair
Mit flair drängt eine “HR-Lösung für Salesforce” auf den Markt. Das System des Münchner Startup ist nach eigenen Angaben in der Lage “ jeden Prozess der HR-Abteilung von der Lohnabrechnung über Recruiting bis zum Spesenmanagement und DocuSign zu automatisieren”

URL: www.flair.hr
Hashtags: #HR #Software
Ort: München
Gründer: Evgenii Pavlov, Thiago Rodrigues de Paula

Audiopedia
Das Startup Audiopedia positioniert sich als “offenes, kollaboratives Projekt, um hörbares Wissen zur Verfügung zu stellen”. Zielgruppe sind Menschen, die nicht lesen können und keinen Zugang zu vielen Informationen haben. Das Projekt wird bereits vom Wikimedia Accelerator gefördert.

URL: www.audiopedia.org
Hashtags: #Audio
Ort: Gräfenhausen
Gründer: Felicitas Heyne, Marcel Heyne

jesango
Das junge Münchner Startup jesango versucht sich als “Fairfashion Shopping Community” zu etablieren. Die Bajuwaren wollen dabei vor allem “coole, stylische und aufstrebende Brands” in ihrem Shop versammlen. Auch eine “Fair Fashion Shopping App” ist bereits geplant.

URL: www.jesango.de
Hashtags: #eCommerce #Nachhaltigkeit
Ort: München
Gründer: Catja Günther, Sophia Wittrock und Larissa Schmid

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#aktuell, #audiopedia, #brandneu, #flair, #flexcavo, #foodiary, #jesango, #startup-radar, #wirbauen-digital

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How Good a Diet Is Intermittent Fasting?

The popular fasting diet regimen can work well for weight loss, but many other claims about its benefits remain to be proved

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#health, #the-body, #the-science-of-health, #wellness

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Our Health Depends on Our Homes and Work Spaces

A new book looks at the science of how our buildings affect our bodies and minds

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#anti-gravity, #health, #wellness

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Funding for mental-health focused startups rises in 2020

Turning away from the public markets, IPOs, SPACs and Palantir for a moment, would you like to talk about startups again? I would.

This morning, I pored over venture capital funding patterns for wellness-focused startups. Broadly, according to a new report, these startups raised less money in the first half of 2020 than they did in the first two quarters of 2019. Deal volume fell from nearly 600 in H1 2019 to just under 500 in H1 2020, and dollars invested slipped from $6.1 billion to $4.6 billion in the same timeframe.

But, if we peer a bit deeper and look at the subcategories of wellness startups, interesting hotspots become clear.


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Inside the sub-categories of wellness startups that CB Insights dug through while compiling the dataset, some, like fitness tech and sleep tech, saw fewer deals and dollars than they did in the first half of 2019. But one particular varietal is doing very well this year: mental-health focused companies.

The strong venture results that these startups have recorded in 2020 are not entirely due to a pandemic, a recession and political unrest that’s causing more anguish than usual, though I’d be surprised if those factors didn’t provide a tailwind of sorts.

Stepping back a few quarters, there’s a bit more to the business side of mental-health startups that I want to unpack.

This morning, let’s remind ourselves about how startups like Calm and Headspace proved that their market was large and lucrative, review the venture capital data and see if the pattern of strong investment in the space is continuing in the current quarter.

We should see another unicorn or two out of the group, we reckon, before the eventual tech downturn. So let’s work to understand where the category is today.

#apps, #calm, #economy, #finance, #fundings-exits, #headspace, #health, #mental-health, #startups, #tc, #the-exchange, #unicorn, #venture-capital, #venture-capital-data, #wellness

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How Your Homes and Buildings Affect You

Journalist and author Emily Anthes talks about her book The Great Indoors: The Surprising Science of How Buildings Shape Our Behavior, Health, and Happiness.

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#artsculture, #behaviorsociety, #biology, #chemistry, #environment, #health, #mental-health, #mind, #public-health, #the-body, #the-sciences, #wellness

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How to Boost Your Immunity

Some simple, practical steps can raise your resistance to viruses

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#health, #the-body, #the-science-of-health, #wellness

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What if Doctors Stopped Prescribing Weight Loss?

Focusing on body size isn’t making people healthier. Some clinicians are trying a different approach

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#features, #health, #public-health, #wellness

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Is Brain Stimulation the Key to Athletic Performance?

I wore a fancy set of headphones during every workout for two weeks to see if it could help me improve my cycling. And it worked (I think) through a concept called neuropriming

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#health, #mind, #neuroscience, #wellness

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How Nature Helps Body and Soul

Journalist and author Florence Williams talks about her book The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier and More Creative.

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#environment, #health, #mental-health, #mind, #neuroscience, #public-health, #sustainability, #the-body, #the-sciences, #wellness

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How to Fight PCOS with Diet and Nutrition

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) affects as many as 1 in 10 women of child-bearing age, but diet and lifestyle changes can help you overcome your symptoms

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#health, #wellness

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Should You Exercise While Sick?

It’s hard to do much of anything when you’re under the weather. Are there benefits to exercising while sick, or will working out just make you feel worse?

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#health, #wellness

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Is Coffee Flour a New Fair Trade Nutritional Powerhouse?

Coffee flour is a new ingredient making the rounds. Nutrition Diva has the scoop on what it is, how to use it, and whether the nutrition benefits live up to the hype

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#health, #wellness

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What Can We Learn from Our Sweat?

We wear sensors that track steps, heart rate, and calories burned. Soon, we may measure our sweat, too! What will those measurements tell us?

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#health, #wellness

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Fiber 2.0–Fiber’s New Science of Health-Boosting Benefits

Fiber is so much more than "roughage!" From your heart, to your bones, to your microbiome, the list of health benefits linked to fiber keeps getting longer as nutrition science learns more…

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#health, #wellness

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Helping Kids Cope With COVID Worries

The psychological state of children may need special attention during COVID impacts and isolation.

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#health, #mental-health, #mind, #public-health, #the-sciences, #wellness

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Helping Kids Cope with COVID-19 Worries

The psychological state of children may need special attention during COVID-19 impacts and isolation.

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#health, #mental-health, #mind, #public-health, #the-sciences, #wellness

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Can Whole-Body Vibration Training Make You Fit?

Whole-body Vibration Training promises some impressive fitness and health benefits. But is shakin’ it on a vibrating platform as good for you as regular old exercise?

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#health, #wellness

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3 Words Mislead Online Regional Mood Analysis

Analyzing keywords on Twitter can offer a loose measure of the subject well-being of a community, as long as you don’t count three words: good, love and LOL.

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#behaviorsociety, #public-health, #the-sciences, #wellness

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Can Pneumatic Compression Help You Recover Faster?

Can fancy-looking air-filled boots play a role in our workout recovery? I asked physiology expert Dr. Jeff Martin to take a deep dive with me to find out

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#health, #wellness

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What Are the Health Benefits of Yerba Mate?

The impressive health benefits of drinking yerba mate include increased energy and enhanced weight loss. Should you trade your coffee or tea for this traditional South American beverage?

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#health, #wellness

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Kevin Rose on health apps, crypto, and how founders get through this time with their sanity intact

Kevin Rose has been in the spotlight since cofounding the early social news aggregation site Digg in late 2004. A genial whiz kid turned serial entrepreneur, he has since become as well-known for launching a whole lot of slickly designed products, some of them out of his startup incubator Milk (later acquired by Google), and North, an incubator that would later lead him to a site for watch enthusiasts called Hodinkee in New York.

Along the way, Rose has been investing, at times as an angel, for several years as a partner with Google Ventures (now GV), and on behalf of True Ventures, which invited Rose to join as a venture partner three years ago — and where Rose more recently began writing checks as a full-time general partner.

How long it will last is anyone’s guess given Rose’s penchant for chasing the next. But we were able to catch up with him at his home in Portland, Ore., earlier this week to talk about who is managing his newest apps, why he is still bullish on crypto, and what advice he has for founders who might be struggling right now. Our chat has been edited for length.

TC: There has been some fascination over the years with your moves from West to East. Now you’re back on the West Coast in Portland.

I moved to Oregon a couple years ago. We came back to the West Coast from New York. We were going to have our first child, so we knew we wanted to be close to the family, and my family is all up here in Portland. The plan was just to come back, then bounce down to the Bay Area as needed. It’s an hour and 20-minute flight, so it’s really easy to get back down there. and there’s just so much so much to love about Portland.

I have to make a joke here about whether or not there are as many raccoons up there. I’ll never forget seeing footage of you throwing a raccoon off your dog years ago. We had a raccoon in San Francisco that was very determined to scratch our dog’s eyes out.

It’s no joke that there are actually a lot of dogs that are blind because they get in fights with raccoons, and the raccoons immediately go for the eyes. It was a really scary night.

How are you dealing with COVID-19?

I feel very fortunate in that my daily job is intact and I’m still able to back entrepreneurs and take those meetings. So it’s a very lucky position to be in. But, you know, it’s a scary time. We have two little girls and we have one nanny, and today our nanny came down with a fever, and we sent her home early [because] fevers are no joke these days, even a slight fever. It’s just a little unsettling.

How has sheltering-in-place affected how you’re investing with True?

There are a lot of great people out there right now who have free time to think of new ideas. Whereas I would have thought that on the investing side, there would be a slowdown, I’m still continuing to meet with great entrepreneurs that are coming up with their next big idea, and they’ve got the downtime and the extra cycles now to have that focus to really put in some time to build prototypes.  I would say if anything, [the rate at which I’m seeing companies] remains the same or is even a bit higher.

We’ve done a couple deals so far where we have never met the founders face to face, which is a first for us. But it’s all doable. I think you just spend more time on Zoom getting to know the people behind the camera prior to doing a deal.

Have you received any feedback from your LPs saying, ‘Why don’t you guys take a pause while we figure out how our portfolio is shaping up?’

No, we haven’t received any of that feedback. I think that they look at the instruction and the support that we’re giving our entrepreneurs.

One of the things that we do care a lot about is how we can help. We have over 300 different founders who we want to set up support systems and groups to help them get through this — not just financially but, you know, figuring out, for example, how to reopen responsibly. Like, how do you do that? What is the new norm? What does that look like? What are best practices that companies are putting into place?  So we’ve been really doubling down on our education component and creating these weekly gatherings where dozens of founders get together via Zoom and communicate how and what they’re doing.

In terms of going back to the office, what are you hearing from True’s startups?

We have entrepreneurs that have storefronts — like actual physical storefronts. We have others who have distributed teams by default, so for them, it’s work as usual, except for figuring out [how to manage] family life [at the same time]. So it’s all over the place, but I would say that most the people who I’ve had a conversation with are being more cautious. They’d rather kind of sit and wait things out a little bit.

You’ve bounced between founding and investing roles. You most recently founded the fasting app Zero and the meditation app Oak. What’s happening with both of these? 

I had a friend of mine, Mike Maser, who I’d worked with before —  we worked together at Digg —  and he actually created a [fitness coaching app] called Fitstar that he sold to Fitbit, so he was really into health and fitness. Then Mike was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkins lymphoma a little over five years ago, and as part of his treatment with chemotherapy, he was prescribed intermittent fasting; they’re doing fasting now in conjunction with chemo to help the outcomes.

Mike was able to beat back cancer. He is now five years cancer free, which is amazing. And he’s a fantastic CEO and was the perfect person to take on the project and run with it, because it really started growing so fast. Zero now is adding 25,000 new users a day at zero paid acquisition. Millions of people use it a month. And it’s gotten to the stage where it needed someone who could just focus on it full time and build out a team around it.

Mike created [a holding company called] Big Sky Health with that app along with Oak, my meditation app, and he has also launched a third app called Less that’s about tracking your alcohol consumption and being more mindful about the number of drinks you’re consuming week over week and month over month.

That sounds timely, considering that a lot of people are seemingly wrestling with developing alcohol problems at this strange moment in time.

It’s a real thing. For anyone who likes to drink casually and socially, being cramped up indoors and especially with all of the stress around the things that are happening in the world and your savings accounts and your family and friends . . . unfortunately, it can be a trigger for people to consume more alcohol.

I also wanted to talk to you about cryptocurrency, which is now re-entering the mainstream business conversation, with Andreessen Horowitz having just closed its second crypto-focused fund and this Bitcoin halving event. Is it something you’re tracking closely still?

Yeah, it’s something where I have a personal passion . . . I believe that it is still extremely difficult and not mainstream enough to be used as a currency.

That said, I do believe that there’s no doubt that the future of currency is digital. If you had to create a brand new country today, you wouldn’t go out and start buying printing presses to create your currency; you would issue something digitally. So there will be something that comes into existence that is spendable and easy to understand and is based on some type of blockchain technology. Like, there is no doubt that will be the case. The problem is that 99% of the projects out there and a lot of the people who are behind them are just in this for the pure financial gain. And there’s a lot of garbage out there. And that’s unfortunate because it really drags down the high-quality projects, and it muddies the space quite a bit.

As a partner earlier on with Google’s venture arm, you led an investment in Ripple, which has grown controversial, in part because the cofounder has sold some of his shares and because CEO Brad Garlinghouse has sold some of his shares. It’s also not being used as the company intended. What do you think of what XRP has become and its utility in the future?

When I invested in Ripple, it would have been seven years ago, something like that. But Brad was not running the company. There was a different CEO. The original founders were all still in place. There was a very different world when Ripple was first getting off the ground. And the excitement that I had around Ripple was that cryptocurrency was so raw; there was no way for the enterprise to embrace it in any fashion.

Early Ripple reminded me of a company that could come in, put some standards in place, and have these uptime guarantees and work with commercial banks and create a backbone that was based on blockchain. So that was very exciting. I never really saw the use case for Ripple as a currency. I understood that it was going to be used as a way to handle settlement in some capacity. It’s been quite a few years since I was with Google Ventures and I haven’t tracked it closely but those many years ago, the excitement was around creating something that commercial banks could understand and get comfortable with, because they weren’t comfortable with just random blockchain technology created by anonymous founders.

Do you think the number of cryptocurrencies needs to shrink before the cryptocurrency can be accepted in a more mainstream way, or is it possible for all these cryptocurrencies to survive ad infinitum?

It’s early days. I think that  this is going to be a space that will continue to mature over the next couple of decades. There’s a good chance you won’t even know you’re using cryptocurrency. I could see something like a Square Cash moving to some type of stablecoin underneath the covers, to where we’re still using it today, and it’s connected to our bank accounts, and all of a sudden, all the settlements are happening on the blockchain. Things like that will most likely happen in a really simple and easy-to-use interface by a very trusted brand.

I noticed you tweeting the other day about the next iteration of Epic Game’s game engine, which will support VR. Talking about technologies that have gotten a lot of attention but are farther out than anticipated a year or two ago . . .

Yeah, it’s gonna be in the new PlayStation, and the new Xbox. It’s beautiful.

Is VR something that now interests you as an investor?

I got a lot of flack from people because I did a blog post five years ago or so that said I thought the VR was a joke and [I was] basically dismissive of it, and I’ve avoided it altogether.

I don’t want to piss off people [but] It reminds me of when we all got the Nintendo Wii and we had so much fun swinging around the controllers and playing virtual tennis with each other. And then, after a couple weeks, the controllers just ended up in the drawer. You throw on a VR headset, you’re like, ‘Whoa, this is crazy.’ And then you get a little nauseous or get a little sweaty, and all of a sudden, you’re like, ‘I’m just kind of sticky and no one else can see what I was doing, and I look a little awkward.’

I don’t think we should abandon it altogether. I’m not a hater, but look what happened: we went into straight-up lockdown. It was the best possible time for VR sales to go through the roof. And what happened? The Nintendo Switch sold out.

Any advice for founders given that you’ve enjoyed extreme highs and some lows in your own career?

If there’s anything that I’ve learned as an entrepreneur it would be, number one, to seek out mentors and people that you can have an open and honest conversation — and hopefully those should be your investors, as well.

Some of my biggest mistakes [tied to] not admitting that I didn’t know something. I was scared, I thought it was weakness, like, ‘Gosh, they put me on the cover of Businessweek; I should know how to do X, Y or Z.’

But we’re all learning constantly, and that should never end. I’m a big advocate of lifelong learning and admitting when you’re wrong. Admitting that you don’t know something is just actually growing.

There’s also no shame in shutting something down. Some people won’t get through this, and they’ll have to start something new. You know, I’ve had many failed companies, tried a bunch of crazy stuff, but if you flip things a bit, that’s the excitement of this all. We’ve got this life to live and we’re going to die soon. Why not go try a bunch of crazy ideas and then [if it doesn’t work] it’s okay to cut bait sometimes and say, ‘I’m done’ and just move on to the next thing

#digg, #kevin-rose, #ripple, #tc, #true-ventures, #vr, #wellness, #zero

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Can High-Intensity Exercise Improve Your Memory?

Exercise like walking, swimming, and even dancing have been shown to be good for your memory, but the optimal intensity of that exercise has been unclear… until now

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#health, #mental-health, #mind, #wellness

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Why Exercise Is So Good For You

Health journalist Judy Foreman talks about her new book Exercise Is Medicine: How Physical Activity Boosts Health and Slows Aging

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#biology, #health, #mental-health, #mind, #the-body, #the-sciences, #wellness

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Our 3000th Episode

Some "highlights" from the last 13.5 years of this podcast.

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#artsculture, #neurological-health, #the-sciences, #wellness

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Can Your Microbiome Reveal Your Ideal Diet?

Forget carbs and calories. Your microbiome may hold the key to better blood sugar control

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#biology, #health, #the-body, #wellness

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Waiter, What’s This Worm Doing in My Sushi

Well, it’s probably there because the odds on it being so have gone way up in the last 40 years. But it’s still much more of a health problem for whales and dolphins than for us.

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#biology, #environment, #health, #public-health, #the-sciences, #wellness

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Sleep Apnea Is Different for Women

The risky disorder often follows a different pattern in women that may get overlooked

— Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

#health, #public-health, #the-science-of-health, #wellness

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Separating HIIT Fact from Fiction

It’s easy to get lost in the hype around new workout devices or protocols that promise maximal results in minimal time

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#health, #wellness

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Soylent vs. Huel–Can Powdered Meals Replace Food?

Meal replacement products like Soylent and Huel have gained a loyal following. But are these all-in-one powders and shakes really a more optimal way to get your nutrition?

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#health, #wellness

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Can Exercising Before Breakfast Dramatically Improve Your Health?

Hot on the heels of National Diabetes Month, a new study has shown that exercising before eating breakfast can improve how your body responds to insulin

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#health, #wellness

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COVID-19: Dealing with Social Distancing

Judy Moskowitz, a professor of medical social skills at Northwestern University, talks about ways to cope during this time of missing out on our usual diet of social interactions.

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#behaviorsociety, #health, #mental-health, #mind, #public-health, #the-sciences, #wellness

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If You Don’t Sleep, You Will Go Insane

Originally published in March 1880

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#health, #wellness

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Coronavirus Hot Zone: Research and Responses in the U.S. Epicenter

Scientific American contributing editor W. Wayt Gibbs reports from the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, Kirkland, Washington. In this installment of our ongoing series, he talks with…

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#biology, #health, #policyethics, #public-health, #the-sciences, #wellness

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Does Seed Cycling Help Balance Hormones?

A newly trendy nutrition practice called seed cycling is said to help balance female hormones and curb hormonal symptoms. Does science support the claims?

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#health, #wellness

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Coronavirus Hot Zone: The View from the U.S. Epicenter

Scientific American contributing editor Wayt Gibbs reports from the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, Kirkland, Washington. In this first of an ongoing series, he looks at why children seem…

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#biology, #health, #policyethics, #public-health, #the-sciences, #wellness

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Do Essential Oils Work? Here’s What Science Says

Every time you turn around someone is suggesting aromatherapy. Essential oils are a $1 billion industry, but are they effective?

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#health, #wellness

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What Type of Exercise Is Best during Menopause?

How can menopausal and perimenopausal women exercise to avoid “middle-age spread”? We talked with physician and triathlete Tamsin Lewis to find out

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#health, #wellness

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Astrology, Tarot Cards and Psychotherapy

With psychotherapists’ encouragement, troubled people are seeking solace in pseudoscientific practices such as astrology and tarot cards

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#health, #wellness

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Advancing Efforts in Disease Interception

Ben Wiegand, global head of the World without Disease Accelerator at Janssen, the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, talks about efforts to prevent a disease or to identify it in its…

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#biology, #health, #public-health, #the-sciences, #wellness

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