Want to wear out your walking shoes as fast as we do? (many go through a pair every 12 weeks.) Determined to hit the sidewalk (or treadmill) regularly, despite rain, sleet, bad hair days, and mismatched tube socks? YOU can. Just lace on your sneaks and bust through these excuses.
Archive for August, 2013
A widely discussed 2006 study of transit noise in New York City, measuring noise on buses as well as in subway cars and on platforms, was described at the time as the first such formal study published since the 1930s. Click here for some recommendations included in the study.
You know they make a killer eggocado and are beloved among guacamole aficionados. You might also know you can feel good eating one, thanks to healthy fats and loads of nutrients. But the mighty powers of the avocado stretch farther than you probably realize. Click here for six things you might not know about avocados.
I do it. You do it. Even famous people do it. We’re talking about oversleeping, the cause of panicked wake-ups, harried mornings and angry bosses. So how can you stop the madness? To avoid sleeping too late, there are “two things you’re looking at: How can I make it so my body doesn’t want to oversleep, […]
If you have kids, chances are you’ve had some run-ins with fruit and veggie pouches. The squeezable bags tout “100 percent” produce, but unfortunately, that’s not where the story ends. The truth is that your kid’s main squeeze, even if it claims to have no added sugar or be made entirely of fruit, doesn’t really […]
If you spend every workday eating a sad-looking salad at your desk while still staring at your screen, you’re not alone — along with the death of the 9-to-5 job, the lunch break has vanished from many employees’ work schedules. According to a 2011 surveyby human resources consulting firm Right Management, only one in three American […]
Fifteen years after emerging as a major scientific movement, it’s clear that positive psychology – the study of what brings happiness and meaning in life — is not just a fad. The field is reaching new levels of breadth and depth: Having established its core themes and principles during its first decade, it is now getting deeper […]
When we were kids, our introduction to lemons wasn’t so friendly. (It went something like this.) But now that we’re all grown up, we actually like the tangy flavor it adds to our recipes for chicken, cookies and, most importantly, cocktails. But now our relationship with lemons has moved from the kitchen to the bathroom, as we incorporate the citrus fruit into […]
Ahh frozen yogurt. With live and active cultures, a “real” yogurt taste, a sprinkle of Fruity Pebbles and some fruit, it’s practically a health food … right? Not so fast. The summertime favorite, which has evolved into a multi-million dollar business, might not be the innocent treat we like to think it is. Yogurt, by definition, only […]
It’s the height of summer — and if you’ve been spending more time outdoors lately, chances are you’ve got a few (or more) bug bites to show for your time in the sun. And while bites from pests are an inevitable part of summer, it’s important to reduce your risk of bug bites from mosquitoes […]