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.
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.
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.