What To Do With Your Sleep Tracker

What To Do With Your Sleep Tracker

You slept a total of seven hours and 36 minutes last night. So what? You know the total because you wore a fitness monitor to bed. You synced it with your smartphone. In the morning, you looked at the result: 7 hours, 36 minutes. What are you supposed to do with this information? Sleep trackers…

Where Did All The Waterbeds Go?

Where Did All The Waterbeds Go?

If a time traveler came from the 1980s, he or she might wonder where all the waterbeds went. Waterbeds were fairly common back then. Invented in California in the 60s, they grew in popularity over time. All together, waterbeds comprised about 20 percent of the bed market. Today, they make up a much smaller segment,…

2050: Self-Driving Cars Beget A Sleep Dystopia

2050: Self-Driving Cars Beget A Sleep Dystopia

Can you imagine a world where it’s a luxury to get up from a bed to walk around in an apartment-sized living area? When self-driving cars progress further down the development curve, it could happen. Beyond the effects on jobs in transportation like truck driving and delivery, wages won’t keep up with real estate price…

The Edgar Cayce Legacy: 11 Predictions Made By Looking At The Past

The Edgar Cayce Legacy: 11 Predictions Made By Looking At The Past

Part 4 of 4 History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.  Mark Twain When we’re looking forward to the future, we can make predictions based on technology that’s already here or coming soon. We can also use theories. Using the Strauss-Howe Generational Theory to attempt to predict anything precisely is abuse, misuse, and misunderstanding of the…

The Edgar Cayce Legacy: Evidence vs. Anecdote

The Edgar Cayce Legacy: Evidence vs. Anecdote

Part 1 of 4 It can be hard to date the origin of any term. I first heard the term “evidence-based practice” sometime in the late ’90s. It’s an offshoot of “evidence-based medicine,” introduced around 1992.  The idea behind it wasn’t new. The term was. Over the years, usage spread into areas tangential to healthcare. That a…

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