Forget Waist-Up Wearable Tech: Smart Shoes on the Way?

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Many analysts say wearable technology such as Google Glass is the wave of the future, and in India, they’re getting on board with smart shoes that connect to your phone via Bluetooth. The shoes vibrate when you need to turn and count footsteps as well as calories burned. Watch this Time video to learn more. …read more

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Health Insurance for Cheapskates: Why You Shouldn't Just Pay the Fine

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It’s no secret that the rollout of the Affordable Care Act has been suffering from some serious glitches. (Ahem, including a website crash.) But if you’re one of those insurance-free people who hasn’t actually tried to sign up because you have no intention of buying health insurance anytime soon (we’re talking to you, I’m-gonna-live-forever people), here’s why you should think again.

First, the most obvious reason: Not having health insurance is like playing Russian roulette with your financial future. More than half of all personal bankruptcies in the United States can be traced at least partly …read more

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23 Health Insurance Terms You Should Know

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Health insurance can be seriously confusing. From choosing a plan (which one is really the cheapest?) to figuring out exactly how much a treatment will cost (did I meet my deductible? what is a deductible?), it can be tricky to navigate health insurance—and honestly, healthcare in general.

The Affordable Care Act should make it easier to understand and get health insurance, and to understand what is covered. But at the same time, it has also introduced some new terms and concepts that you may need to wrap your head around.

Here’s what you need to know to …read more

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7 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

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Choices are never easy, especially when it comes to life’s big ones. Phoebe, 39, came to see me one day, distraught after learning from a doctor that she might not be able to conceive. “How long have you been trying?” I asked. “On and off for eight months,” she told me. Even though she had always wanted a baby and had been married for seven years, she confessed that she’d had a lot of trouble committing to getting pregnant. She didn’t understand why; in fact, she’d had a similar problem deciding whether or not to marry her (very) long-term …read more

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