If you’re curious, take a moment and Google the word “rebellion.” Perhaps even type the words “Why does rebellion…” and watch it auto-suggest* “…feel so good.”
When I was studying Russian at a university in Siberia, I’d heard of a book about the late Nobel prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman called “Tuva or Bust.”
What could be more beautiful, irresistible or dangerous than our own name? Forget scents wafting from packages and promises of zen moments. Personalization might be the most powerful weapon food advertisers are using against us.
A couple of weeks ago I discovered that the source of my yearlong discomfort is celiac disease. Which apparently makes other people uncomfortable.
David McRaney is a curator of examples of irrational behavior. They’re almost always applicable to health habits, especially exercise—because few aspects of American life expose our irrationality quite like exercise. We need to do it in order to survive. We don’t do it.
I read an article the other day about how eating healthy is more important than exercising because you can’t “outrun a bad diet.” But I hate reading articles like this, because the truth is we need both, so it’s a stupid comparison in the first place. You can’t out-exercise a bad diet, but no amountRead More
One of the cool things about sports is that they’re a perfect arena for uncovering and challenging culturally imposed gender limitations. Kathrine Switzer famously snuck into the 1967 Boston Marathon, registering under a man’s name, and became the first woman to run it.
“First of all come great dreams, then a feeling of laziness, and finally a witty or clever excuse for remaining in bed.” – Søren Kierkegaard
This week, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson gave a lecture at the University of Utah on “Science as a Way of Knowing.” He cautioned against the devaluing of science in our society, and everyone had a laugh at a slide that showed many Americans still rejecting the theory of evolution. In the face of scientific evidence!Read More
So McDonald’s advertisement burger is Photoshopped. This is old news online, and to anyone who’s eaten an actual McDonald’s burger. Yet, despite publicly airing the fact that its ad burger is both digitally altered and made from completely different ingredients, McDonald’s is still flipping more burgers than any other fast food chain. In fact, people seemedRead More