This week, just like every other, the Greatist Team spent a whole lot of time staring at our computer screens. Thankfully, we learned how to avoid computer eye strain by positioning our computer screens just right, and brightening or dimming the lights (good for your eyes and romantic). Our happiness editor Shana took on her first week of the #Zensperiment after encountering some less than zen-filled situations. And for all those greatists out there also working to achieve zen, we break down the most common yoga injuries and how to avoid them. Post yoga, try our chocolate blueberry smoothie. (Sounds good, right? Now take a look at its picture!) — Nicole McDermott


Computer Eye Strain Explained (and How to Avoid It)

Geeking out on Reddit and Facebook is totally awesome (as is, you know, doing work), but it can also cause computer eye strain. Use those eyes to read about the symptoms of Computer Vision Syndrome and how to deal.

Recipe: Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie

Last week, The Greatist Team participated in a lesser-known type of yoga class: yin. Find out how holding poses for minutes on end affected our bodies and minds.

Dangerfood: Crackers

Those deliciously thin and crispy crackers can be totally addicting. But these supposedly “healthy” snacks can have a dangerous side, too — they’re often packed with trans fats, artificial flavors and colors, and a whole lot of sodium.

Cool Tomato Hacks: Slice, Suture, and Ripen

They’re good for more than just ketchup and salsa. We rounded up seven of the most unusual tomato tips and uses to get the most out of this super fruit.

News: Bad Tattoo Ink One Reason to Rethink That Tat

Thinking about a new tattoo? It might come with a new (and nasty) infection. The FDA recently recalled a number of contaminated inks that caused bacterial infections. So is it safe to get inked?

The Greatist Table: 5 Healthy Recipes from Around the Web

Take a look at our five favorite recipe picks for this week!

Recipe: Baked Fake Potato Wedges

Try this healthier substitue for classic potato wedges to satisfy those comfort food cravings this fall!

Is My Partner Bad for My Health?

Our romantic partners may not share every interest with us. But when do quibbles over exercise and eating habits become reasons to call it quits?


8 Bodyweight Exercises for Any Dorm Room

Class at 10:00, meeting at 2:00, evenings too full of studying to hit the gym? No problem. Take this bodyweight workout back to the dorm to break a sweat in 30 minutes or less.

The Complete Guide to Interval Training [Infographic]

The complete guide to interval training: targeting maximum fat loss through high-intensity interval training (HIIT).

Know Before You Go: Road Cycling

Road cycling is good for the body, heart, and the environment. So learn how to sit, what to say, and what to do when hitting the pavement on two wheels.

#imagreatist Mood Boosting Workout Tips

Need a workout idea? Ask a greatist.

Equinox Goes PG-13 with Steamy Partner Yoga [VIDEO]

Woah, baby. Watch this husband and wife duo take on an impressive few minutes of scantily clad yoga.

We Did It: DhoonyaFIT

This week, the Greatist team went on a Bollywood-inspired dance adventure! Here’s what we learned.

The Most Common Yoga Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Yoga has been hailed as a health cure-all, but that doesn’t mean it can’t also cause harm. Learn how to prevent yoga’s most common injuries.

Know Before You Go: Barre Classes

Think you have what it takes to try out this ballet-inspired class? Learn more about barre, one of the fastest growing fitness trends combining strength, flexibility, and grace.

Poop Health: Everything You Want to Know But Haven’t Asked

Poop might not be a popular conversation topic, but it’s something we all have a whole lot of experience with — and it can be an important indicator of overall health.


How to Be Optimistic About Everything

Having a positive outlook may not always be easy, but it’s probably worth it. Learn how and why we should be optimists — and how looking on the bright side may benefit our health and wellbeing.

40 Days of Meditation #Zensperiment: Meditating in Real Life

This week I tried Zen meditation after having a few not-so-Zen moments. Read on to find out what happened.

Quote: Sow the Path of Life with Flowers

GUEST POST: Blogger Joel Runyon took on the challenge of getting six-pack abs in 8 weeks. Find out what he sacrificed to reach his goal and whether it’s really worth it.

How to Pick the Perfect Mattress

Good sleep is essential to good health. Do mattresses play a role in the equation?

RescueTime Review: Tech to Boost Productivity

Time getting away from you at work? Greatist tried out an online time tracker to see if it could boost workplace productivity.