Big Tech Uses Data to the Detriment of Consumer Health, But We’re Addicted. So What’s the Solution?

Opinions expressed by entrepreneur Shareholders are their own. It is also brilliantly chronicled in the 2020 Netflix documentary social dilemmaMuch of today’s technology uses data to take advantage of the human brain in a way that is detrimental to consumers’ health. Examples range from flooding people with ads to creating addictive social media algorithms to … Read more

4 Reasons The Venture Capital Boom Is Damaging Entrepreneurs’ Mental Health

The current venture capital bull market is creating additional pressure on entrepreneurs GT Unprecedented levels of investment capital. Standard ratings. Huge personal fortunes. The technology rush to gold that reached new heights in 2021 is showing few signs of slowing down this year. For entrepreneurs, this has created the perfect environment to build faster and … Read more

Sugar detox? Cutting carbs? A doctor explains why you should keep fruit on the menu

One of my patients – who was obese, uncontrolled diabetes and the cost of her medication – agreed in June 2019 to adopt a whole food plant-based diet. Chris George / Photo Plus Magazine / The Future via Getty Images – The Conversation Excited for the challenge, she did a great job. She increased her … Read more

What’s the difference between sugar, other natural sweeteners and artificial sweeteners? A food chemist explains sweet science

A quick walk down the beverage aisle of any corner store reveals the astonishing ingenuity of food scientists in their search for sweet flavours. You’ll find sugar in some drinks. Diet soda may contain an artificial or natural sweetener that is low in calories. And it’s found in just about everything high-fructose corn syrup, the … Read more

How much candy do Americans eat in a whole year?

Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question that you’d like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskidsus@theconversation.com. Atlantide Phototravel/Corbis Documentary via Getty Images – The Conversation How much candy do Americans eat in an entire year? – Ivana C, 9, Nevada From sweet treats to holiday … Read more

What the No Surprises Act Means for Your Medical Bills

Americans are concerned about unexpected medical bills more than any other expense, according to Kaiser Family Foundation surveys in 2018 and 2020. NerdWallet – Nerd Wallet Unfortunately, these bills aren’t uncommon: 18% of emergency visits and 16% of hospital stays had at least one out-of-network fee, according to a 2020 Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker study. … Read more