I'm the senior writer at Greatist, and I mainly cover new trends in psychology and mental health. When I'm not hanging out at Greatist HQ, I'm reading a novel, baking a batch of cookies, or buying stick-on earrings.
Meditation might seem like a solitary practice, but it’s ultimately about community. After years of hearing that meditation can make us smarter and more relaxed, we’re now learning it can also improve the way we interact with others.
New medical guidelines encourage doctors to talk to patients about their weight to promote health and wellness. How can doctors have crucial conversations about this sensitive subject without offending patients?
Well, crap. Apparently it’s healthier to squat while pooping, instead of sitting upright. That’s why some U.K. designers created the Wellbeing Toilet, which allows us to evacuate with less straining and a lower risk of medical problems.
Almost no one looks sexy after an all-nighter, but that’s not the only reason to schedule more snooze time. Recent research suggests sleep loss is linked to poor eating habits and a greater risk for obesity, heart disease, and diabetes.
Beyond gym memberships and trips to farmers’ markets, the environment where we work may have the biggest impact on our health habits. In honor of National Employee Wellness Month, we explore how companies can create a happy, healthy workforce.