How To Eat Healthy, Even When A Cheeseburger Is Right There

One day you’ll decide to start giving a shit about your body, but that does not mean the world-at-large will help you along the way. That’s something I had to learn on my own—the friends and websites I consulted before changing my eating habits never mentioned how lonely it can be to try to lose weight and exercise. …

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How To Order Delivery Without Feeling Like Shit, You Lazy Bum

Sometimes, after a long, soul-crushing day at work (or when you’re staring down an impossible hangover), the last thing you want to do is cook. You’d much rather fire up Seamless and order from your favorite local restaurant, where someone else will prepare the greasy food you think will make you feel better. Then it…

What Medical Info Should You Have On You At All Times?

Maybe you returned from your honeymoon to a pile of wedding gifts and decided to use as many new kitchen appliances as possible in one meal. Maybe that’s how you ended up in the urgent care with a small but non-negligible chunk missing from your thumb. It is wider than it is deep, so stitches are probably out, but if…

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How To Care For A Spouse With Early-Onset Alzheimer's

So Julianne Moore won an Oscar last year for her role in Still Alice, playing a woman with early-onset Alzheimer’s. Good for her. I read the book, but I won’t see the movie. First, I hate tearjerkers. Second, my wife Mary is five years younger than Moore, her dementia is much further along, and our lives are not very…

Everything You Need to Build Your Own Bodyweight Workout

An effective bodyweight training program can whip you into shape and even pack on muscle, but “effective” doesn’t look the same for everyone. Some people could do with 10 push-ups, others need 20, and some need to do more sets than others. Even how often you work out is a consideration. Let’s get you up to speed, and…

Don't Panic, But Zika Might Be "Scarier Than We Initially Thought"

That’s what Dr. Anne Schuchat, deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said at a White House briefing on Monday. The pronouncement accompanied a request made by Dr. Schuchat and Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, that Congress…