Resolve to turn the good things you already do into habits
December 12, 2016
This New Year’s Day, don’t waste time contemplating the well-intended resolutions you made last year that never made it beyond a few weeks or even a few days. Instead, try a new tack: look back at all the positive things you did do over the year and resolve to turn them into habits. What separates...
Escape from holiday pressure with these self-care ideas
December 6, 2016
The holiday season should be one long joy-fest, from Halloween until January 2. But for many of us, it’s not. There are so many ways we put pressure on ourselves: to socialize, to buy the best presents, to look perfect at holiday parties, and to host the finest holiday meals. Yet we still have all...
Tips for taking a break from politics
August 24, 2016
While the 2016 election offers some outrageous theater for hard-core political junkies, for others the constant barrage of politics in the news, on social media, and in conversations is a potent source of stress and anxiety. Some of the political rhetoric has even gone out of the way to incite a...
How to sleep when the temperature soars
May 12, 2016
We all know that sleep is one of the most important things we do for our health and well-being. From weight gain to the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a lack of sleep can have serious consequences. Summer’s high temperatures don’t help you get the rest you need. The summer of 2015 was the...
Food logging can help you lose or maintain your weight
March 23, 2016
Looking for a way to lose weight without radically changing what you eat? One way to do it is to create a food journal. Food logging (as opposed to food blogging) is simply keeping track of what you eat on any given day. You can do it with a notepad and a pencil; you can go online to one of many...
Ward off disease and slow the aging process with the nutrition in citrus fruit
February 7, 2016
Once upon a time, back in the Victorian era, citrus fruits were rare and expensive, a delicacy to be enjoyed only on special occasions. Earlier still, for sailors suffering from scurvy on long voyages, limes or lemons literally could make the difference between life and death. Today, we take...
Improving your posture is straight-up crucial
December 15, 2015
What single change could boost your mood, make you look thinner and feel more confident, and help you get a promotion? The answer is surprisingly attainable: improving your posture. A strong posture signals confidence to those around you. At work this translates into what business coaches call “...
December 10, 2015
Orange juice has been a staple of American breakfasts since the Jazz Age; it’s as American as apple pie. But Alissa Hamilton, a Food and Society Policy Fellow with the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, punched a big hole in our orange juice cartons with an exposé of the industry. In her...
Flu prevention starts with three simple words: Wash your hands.
October 6, 2015
Raise your hand if you have already gotten the fall cold that’s in circulation. Did you wash that hand? Probably not—or not enough. Fall heralds the beginning of the flu season in the office and on the playground. The influenza virus, aka the flu, is spread person-to-person through airborne...
How to stay loose on the job
August 19, 2015
Ever leave the office after a long day of sitting in front of the computer and feel like you’ve just run a marathon? Your body sore and stiff, feeling a couple decades more than its age? Think back—how many times during the day did you stand up? Two times? Three if you drank enough coffee to fuel...