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Growing up

Growing up

New Moms Use Their Smartphones More Than Other Adults Do Because They’re Imprisoned by Diapers

Ugh homegirl, we have anxiety FOR you. (technorati.com)

For most millennials, the idea of having children is terrifying enough without any scientific data. Giving up on Netflix binges and our pert little kale-nourished bodies in favor of making sure a screaming blob of meat doesn’t die on us? Um, no thanks.

So this new study is either a point in favor of reproduction, or a point against it, depending on how you feel about smartphone addiction. Research sponsored by AOL has determined that new moms use their smartphones more than any other adults do, the Los Angeles Times reports. Read More

Growing up

Fitocracy Now Has a Dick, a Wang, and a Cocken

Mr. Cocken.

Mr. Cocken.

Fitocracy, the New York-based fitness gamification startup that recently graduated from the Mountain View incubator 500 Startups, likes to hire its users. The company announced it has hired a chief product officer today, Jared Cocken, a Fitocracy user and until now, the creative director of the high-profile web design agency The Wonderfactory.

Fitocracy’s CEO is Brian Wang and its CTO is Dick Talens, so Mr. Cocken will fit right in. But besides the name coincidence, the startup just generally lucked out with the hire. Fitocracy was scouting for a designer, and Mr. Cocken had been helping them with screens for the iPhone app. “We noticed he was really really passionate about the product,” Mr. Talens told Betabeat. They didn’t have high hopes, and Mr. Talens says he’s still not sure how they managed to woo the talented Mr. Cocken. Read More