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.
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.
Maria Kang, fitness junkie and mom of three, continues to ignite controversy across the web, with Facebook posts that suggest there’s no excuse for not working out and that obese people should be judged, not supported.
Some (weird-looking) gadgets are designed to help create personal space in urban environments, where breathing room can be hard to come by. The trend suggests people are getting fed up living without room to walk or think freely.
For those who believe impulse eating leads to poor nutritional habits, think again. A new study finds that trouble actually arises when we take the time to consider our food choices — in the form of excuses for why that pumpkin pie is A-okay.
New research suggests “food neophobia,” or the fear of trying new foods, is largely related to genetic factors. The kids (and adults) who suffer from this condition may be at risk for nutritional deficiencies and health issues such as obesity.
According to new research, people who feel judged based on their weight are at greater risk of becoming obese. These findings suggest that obesity, like any medical issue, has a lot to do with our psychological and emotional health.