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The Quantified Dan

For months now I’ve wanted to have one of those wearable health devices that measures activity and sleep. There are a few different options out there on the market: Fitbit, Jawbone Up, etc. 361 more words


Count It: The 5 Most Useful and Interesting Self-Measurement Tools

In a world become more and more dominated by data, there seems to an endless list of things to track and quantify. Even when it comes to… 965 more words


A Numbers Game: The Pros and Cons of Quantifying Yourself

Numbers are everywhere. From personal finances to dreaded scale check-ins, it is impossible to avoid confrontations with numbers in your day-to-day life. However, there is now a movement insisting you bring even more numbers into your life: … 1,099 more words


People by Numbers: Understanding The Quantified Self Movement

The Ancient Greek philosopher Pythagoras is often credited as the father of numerology. With his studies ranging from the connection between string length and sound, to the Pythagorean Theory , to numerous other areas of measurement – Pythagoras took the mathematical world by storm with one simple notion: “All is number” (The idea that any and all things can be measured and quantified). 1,023 more words