Stress

Why You Should Have a Practice Thanksgiving

Heading into the holiday season, with its big buffet dinners and lengthy mingling sessions, can be intimidating—especially if you’re worried about what others will say when you turn down a calorie-laden appetizer or walk around with an empty glass. That’s why being able to anticipate your actions and responses is key. “You know when those...

Trick Yourself Into Never Wanting Treats Again

There’s a reason why candy, cookies, chips and fast-food tastes oh. so. delicious. Many food items are engineered by scientists to deliver an irresistible “bliss point”—a term that describes the optimization of a tasty ingredient like sugar, salt, or fat that drives you to reach for more. But just because food scientists have worked...

Why Your Boss Doesn’t Want You to Work 50-Hour Weeks

Too much work and not enough time to get it all done do? You’re definitely not alone. But don’t think late nights at the office or pulling all-nighters is the way to solve your problem. Sneaking in those extra hours could be exactly what your boss doesn’t want you to do—even if she doesn’t realize it yet. While a 40-hour work week is...

Cycling Legend Jens Voigt Shares His Gran Fondo Experience

Photo: Alex Chiu On Saturday, October 10, I had the great pleasure of hosting the first The Jensie Gran Fondo in Marin County, California. The event offered three rides, 100 miles, 70 miles, and 40 miles, which allowed road cyclists of all abilities to gather together and take part in a day of fun and suffering with me. It was a bizarre feeling...

4 Supplements that Might Be Worth Swallowing

When it comes to supplements, people either love ‘em or hate ‘em. The camp of believers pop multivitamins, probiotics, fish-oil pills, and more, thinking more vitamins and minerals are better than less. The camp of skeptics refuse to swallow, relying on a healthy diet to deliver all the necessary nutrients. Who’s right?

What to Do When Your Pain Doesn’t Go Away

Everyone has experienced an instance of acute pain—it’s generally sharp and comes on fast. Maybe you sprained an ankle while running, threw out your back picking up a box, or burned your hand on a hot pan. Most acute pain lasts roughly a few moments to a few months, and it goes away when the source of the pain heals or is treated. Chronic pain...

Should You Rethink Your Footwear?

Science has confirmed something most women already know, and plenty of men assume: walking in sky-high stilettos presents a host of challenges. But guys don’t get off easy in the shoe department either.