Cassie Shortsleeve

Cassie Shortsleeve

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How Much Am I Supposed to Sweat During a Workout?

The average person sweats between 0.8 liters (27 ounces—about the size of a large Slurpee) and 1.4 liters (47 ounces) during an hour of exercise. That’s equal to around one to three pounds of body...

Cassie Shortsleeve
Jun 2, 2015

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 Jefferson...

Cassie Shortsleeve
Jan 7, 2015

Take a Sick Day When You’re Feeling Great

We know what you’re thinking. I don’t even use all my vacation days. Why should I fake being sick? How’s this even a good habit? Two answers: You are going to use all your vacation days this year,...

Cassie Shortsleeve
Jan 7, 2015

Take Your Lunch Breaks—All of Them

It’s time to ditch lunch with your computer. Get your blood pumping instead, and you may wind up a more efficient worker all afternoon, no extra screen time required.

Cassie Shortsleeve
Jan 7, 2015

Commute Without Your Car

So you don’t get to take a Google bus to work. There are still ways to make your commute more tolerable—fun, even—that will simultaneously make you happier, calmer, and more creative.

Cassie Shortsleeve
Jan 7, 2015

Charge Your Phone in the Kitchen

Two things about your smartphone: it emits blue light, and it can keep your brain on high alert. Put them together and you’ve got a recipe for a disastrous night in bed.

Cassie Shortsleeve
Jan 7, 2015

Have Your Morning Coffee

There are two ways of washing the dishes, Zen master Thich Nhat Hanah writes in The Miracle of Mindfulness. You can wash the dishes for the sake of making tea. Or you can wash the dishes for the sake...

Cassie Shortsleeve
Jan 7, 2015

Become a Renaissance Athlete

Most great athletes are synonymous with their sport. You see Kelly Slater, you think surfing; Julia Mancuso, skiing. But here’s the thing: even pros do other sports.

Cassie Shortsleeve
Jan 7, 2015

Stand (and Sit) Up Straight

You should hold your shoulders back and sit up straight—but not for the reasons you might expect.

Cassie Shortsleeve
Jan 7, 2015

Embarrass Yourself... Once a Month

Something about messing up has us tip toeing around mistakes. But embarrassment can actually help us get ahead by making risk-taking seem a little bit less risky.

Cassie Shortsleeve
Jan 7, 2015

7 Airline Innovations That Will Change the Way We Fly

There was a day not too long ago when seatback TVs on planes looked space-aged, the concept of a call from 30,000 feet seemed impossible, and the idea of WiFi—let alone on a plane—was completely out...

Cassie Shortsleeve
Jan 7, 2015

Eat the Same Breakfast Every Day

Steve Jobs was famous for his black turtleneck sweaters. Mark Zuckerberg wears the same gray t-shirt every day. And President Obama only wears blue suits. It’s not because they’re lazy

Cassie Shortsleeve
Jan 7, 2015