Teeny house, big lie: Why so many proponents of the tiny-house movement have decided to upsize – Globe and Mail
Haven’t we learned anything from futuristic sci-fi movies? Cramming people into boxes stacked on top of each other, thus turning space into a currency, is just asking for Matt Damon to lead a rebellion.
The incredible thing we all do during conversations – The Atlantic
On average, each turn lasts for around 2 seconds, and the typical gap between them is just 200 milliseconds—barely enough time to utter a syllable. That figure is nigh-universal. It exists across cultures, with only slight variations. It’s even there in sign-language conversations.
‘It’s a miracle no one has died yet’: The Biggest Loser returns, despite critics’ warnings – The Guardian
“In my season there was a woman named Heather who was made to look like a combative, lazy bitch. But in actuality, she had a torn calf muscle and had developed bursitis in both knees. When she refused to run, they edited it to make her look lazy.”
Giving birth can be as hard on your body as running a marathon – Vox
If an athlete sustained a similar injury in the field, she’d be in an MRI machine in an instant. We have this thing where we tell women, ‘Well, you’re six weeks postpartum, and now we don’t need to see you — you’ll be fine.’ But not all women feel fine after six weeks nor are ready to go back to work, and they aren’t crazy.
Why you should never do leg extensions – Stack
During Leg Extensions, the resistance is located at the shins, just above the feet. This causes shearing forces on the knees, which means the force is experienced horizontally across the joint. Your body does not like this. In most serious injuries, there’s some form of horizontal force—whether from a collision or momentum—that causes the injury. In the case of the Leg Extension, the ACL is the primary concern.
This Inspiring Video Proves Any Woman of Any Size Can Do Yoga – Cosmopolitan
If there’s one thing to take away from this woman, it’s that your weight says approximately N-O-T-H-I-N-G about what your body can do. Which is a perfectly good reason to throw your own body hang-ups out the window no matter what kind of shape you’re in.
Don’t Fall for the Common Habits Myth that Stops People from Making Successful Change. – Gretchen Rubin
We won’t make ourselves more creative and productive and healthy by copying other people’s habits, even the habits of geniuses; we must know our own nature, and what habits serve us best.
A Healthy Diet’s Main Ingredients? Best Guesses – NY Times
There is a conspicuous American tendency to cling to a favored diet as the gateway to good health, keeping weight down, staving off cancers and banishing heart attacks. A consequence is an abundance of regimens — vegan, gluten-free, Paleolithic, fruitarian and many more — each promoted by its adherents as the one true path. But nutrition experts, including those in this Retro Report, caution that life is complex, and that we are more than what we eat.
An argument for less intense exercise – Hufifngton Post
I don’t see commercials or magazine articles or complicated self help books about “taking a walk every day.” Because it’s free, and anyone can do it, it doesn’t seem as exciting of a goal for many people, and companies certainly aren’t spending money making it seem sexy.