• Nancy’s Blog: Beyond Measure…?
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    Three years ago, we themed our TEDxAustin event “Beyond Measure”. As technology and access to information continues to advance at dizzying speeds, we wanted to explore what it means to be human at a time when we are hurtling toward exponentially expanding extremes. How can we find our human value between quarks and googolplexes (Googleplexes?)? What are the implications of volume and complexity on the way we live?  And how does our stunning capacity to measure help us…

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  • Beyond Measure: What The Worlds Largest Wellbeing Data Set Can Tell Us.
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    The projected cost of American healthcare by 2017 has been estimated at over $4 trillion. At least 50% of these costs will be due to preventable disease, including diabetes, cardiovascular conditions, and strokes. The definition of health as described by the World Health Organization is “not only the absence of infirmity and disease, but also a state of physical, mental, and social wellbeing.” In an unprecedented move, Gallup and Healthways have partnered…

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