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Why is taking an hour off so difficult?

Work less, adventure more, and get some rest

In the past two years, Americans have become disenchanted with work, leading to major strikes and what is being called the Great Resignation. But what if there was a better way? This writer went looking for that ever elusive work-life balance, learning how to get outside more and stress less.

He needed something—anything—to cure his winter COVID blues. Science led him to a mildewy steam room and a very cold shower.

‘Maintenance Phase’ hosts Aubrey Gordon and Michael Hobbes are tackling everything from Halo Top ice cream to the war on obesity

This quiet, four-speed tool helps ease sore muscles. “It doesn’t come with a lot of frills—there is no carrying case and no extra attachments—but it is a solid piece of machinery that can give you a relatively deep massage,” wrote our tester. “For the majority of people,…

Dubious about the hyped-up claims of many skin-care products, travel editor Erin Riley tried this popular mask, and now it’s part of her weekly routine. “My skin feels better than it ever has: softer, clearer, and firmer,” she wrote. Read her full review here.

This year’s predictions include fewer diets and a possible return of minimalist running shoes

Overcomplicating sports nutrition wastes money and time. It also perpetuates privilege.

This toiletry case is waterproof (like fully submersible waterproof) and made from a light TPU construction that tips the scales at 2.75 ounces. And it has the best of both worlds: the solid base and wide-mouth opening are ideal for countertop use, and the hanging loop allows you to take…

This is probably the most legitimate meal-replacement bar out there, with up to 390 calories per bar depending on the flavor you choose. All options are non-GMO certified and comprised of whole foods (you can pronounce most of the items on the ingredient list). We like the Superfood Slam, which…

Oregon voters have opened the door to treating mental illness with substances like ketamine and psilocybin. In a peek at the future, our seeker attends a backwoods retreat where patients get help from a powerful combination of drugs and the outdoors.

Lyme-carrying ticks are a bigger threat than ever. A promising new antibody treatment looks to stop infection—even after a tick bite.

Answers to the questions you’ve always had about perspiring but were afraid to ask

Exercise may not be enough to make up for thru-hikers’ bad diets, a new paper suggests

Pandemic-induced isolation has led to a wide range of physical effects. Here’s what to watch out for—and how to address it. 

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