From My Interview with Felix Baumgartner’s Coach: Your Exercise Plateau Might be Mental

The world may have been watching Felix Baumgartner overcome his fears and plunge 120,000 feet through the sound barrier toward earth… But chances are, almost no one is watching whether you ace your workout. For my latest U.S. News piece, I talked “exercise hang-ups” with Michael Gervais, a licensed psychologist and expert in sports performance. AsRead More

Irrationally Tasty

“It’s a Zen moment, and the cup should reflect that,” said a Starbucks creative director to Fast Company recently. She was talking about Teavana’s new pristine cup design with disguised sleeve, instead of the old cardboard option, and it sounded like bullshit.  “Zen moment”? But in truth, I’m not any more rational when it comes to judging aRead More