From Resolution to Ritual: Why People Start and Stick With Yoga – UConn
While most people reported starting yoga for purely physical reasons, the primary motivations for long-term practitioners were not just about the body. Participants listed stress relief, a sense of community, and self-discovery among the reasons they kept coming to yoga, with “spirituality” as the most common answer.
To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This – NY Times
A heterosexual man and woman enter the lab through separate doors. They sit face to face and answer a series of increasingly personal questions. Then they stare silently into each other’s eyes for four minutes. The most tantalizing detail: Six months later, two participants were married.
Green Bay’s Board-Game Obsession – WSJ
“At first we’re like, ‘What the hell is this? Brick? Wool? What kind of game is this?’” said starting center Corey Linsley. But that quickly faded. “We are completely addicted to it, we play it whenever we can,” said tight end Justin Perillo.
The biggest winter energy myth: That you need to idle your car before driving – Washington Post
Auto experts today say that you should warm up the car no more than 30 seconds before you start driving in winter. “The engine will warm up faster being driven.”
The World as 100 People Infographic – Jack Hagley
Most are Asian, Chinese-speaking, literate, and have a cellphone.
How Nonemployed Americans Spend Their Weekdays: Men vs. Women – NY Times
Nonworkers spend much more time doing housework. Men without jobs, in particular, spend more time watching television, while women without jobs spend more time taking care of others. And the nonemployed of both sexes spend more time sleeping than their employed counterparts.
How $40 Oil Prices Would Impact Canada’s Provinces – Globe and Mail
If plunging oil prices are writing a boom-to-bust story in provinces such as Alberta, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland, the narrative will be much different in other parts of the country.
How Exercise Keeps Us Young – NY Times
Many of our expectations about the inevitability of physical decline with advancing years may be incorrect and that how we age is, to a large degree, up to us.
How Will You Work Out When CrossFit is No Longer Hip? – NPR
High-intensity interval training is the result of a lot of these infomercials. In five years, we’re not going to be talking about [it]. Part of the reason is because there’s a high probability of injuring yourself when doing aggressive exercises.