Peter Andrey Smith is a New York–based reporter whose stories have been featured in The New York Times Magazine,Wired, Scientific American, Harper’s, and The Walrus; online at The New Yorker and Buzzfeed; as well as on the radio at Radiolab, Reply All, and Science Friday. He has worked as a regular contributor for The New York Times Magazine, smithsonian.com, GOOD, Maine magazine, and The Christian Science Monitor.
Americans spend $11 billion a year in pursuit of the blissful happy-ever-after. But what do we really accomplish? To find out, Peter Andrey Smith embedded with the utopia seekers for a weekend in Miami at the first-ever World Happiness Summit.
Don’t let the Theranos saga fool you: we’ve entered a new era of self-quantification, in which on-demand blood testing is sold as the easy way to fine-tune your training and nutrition. Can an algorithm really replace your coach?