Wellness

The Shape of Your Life

You think you've got it all figured out? We used to think that, too. But there's always a day of reckoning. It isn't just about getting winded on a long ride or your pants not...

The 15-Day Reboot

Sure, you’ve made a resolution—we’re more than a week into the New Year. But by now, if you’re like

The Ultimate Infographic Guide to Happiness

Books, movies, friends and family, wise strangers on the street. Everyone has an opinion on what happiness means and how to achieve it. Our friends at

Does Dancing Lower Stress?

Like taxidermy and puppeteering, Zumba is one of those things I just thought I’d never do. But there I was, at 9:30 A.M., in a brightly lit studio, wearing beat-up trail-running shoes and...

Can Radically Honest Facebook Updates Ease Anxiety?

You know the drill. You log on to Face­book to see what’s happening, and look­ing at all the awesome things every­­body is doing leaves you feeling inadequate, lonely, or,...

Six Quick Happiness Fixes

Our same old routines and out-of-control smartphone addictions aren't doing much for our quality of life. So we experimented with simple lifestyle changes that max out fitness and health,...

Can Hugging Make You Happier?

We live in a touchy-feely world. Virtually everyone is in on it: the folks over at FreeHugsCampaign.org, the thousands of people who...

How Dogs Laugh With You, Not At You

I was sitting on a front porch in Helena, Montana, with my 14-year-old son on a hot summer afternoon when the smoke of nearby forest fires made the air even hotter. A black Labrador belonging to...

Learn to Love the Nap

Naps are like snacks—with a good game plan, they can revitalize you, improving your mood and cognitive function, says Dr. Christopher Winter, medical director of the sleep center at Martha...

We Tried It: Stop Obsessing Over Gear

After an eight-hour drive back to Kansas for the Christmas holiday, I dropped my bags and headed out the door for a run. I left my watch inside.I’ve gone through a variety of phases...

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