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5 Ways Cities Can Become More Active (And No, You Won’t Have To Walk Everywhere)

A new report from Designed to Move–a coalition that was founded by Nike and now includes more than 80 sports and health organizations–makes this …

Urban Design

Want to Save Lives? You Need a Map of What’s Doing Us In | WIRED

Author: Lee Simmons. Lee Simmons Science<p>Date of Publication: 11.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>Want to Save Lives?<br>You Need a Map of …

Watch People Dance The Age They Feel, Not The Age They Actually Are

Our age doesn’t reflect who we are. This social media campaign urges us to embrace that–for our own health and happiness.<p>In 1981, Harvard psychology professor Ellen Langer set up a short but classic experiment: For five days, a group of men in their seventies left their homes and temporarily lived …

Want To Stop Your Brain From Getting Old? Live In A Walkable Neighborhood

At Kansas University, assistant professor of psychology Amber Watts is gearing up for a large study on how the walkability of neighborhoods impacts …

The Brain

Your Body Wants You To Read This

Looking for what to do at the gym? Or maybe just a little motivation? Instagram can offer endless fitspiration — if you follow the right people, that …

The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness

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Health

Making Space for the Homeless

On a recent afternoon, at Parsons School of Design, on Thirteenth Street, the artist and interior designer Kevin Walz greeted a handful of guests in a large, long studio space that had high, old-fashioned embossed-metal ceilings and work spaces crowded with scraps and tools and models. He wore a …

How Two Liberal Arts Students Created A Million-Dollar, Rainforest-Saving Tea Company

With support from Channing Tatum and the MacArthur Foundation, RUNA is reimagining what a socially conscious business can be.<p>In 2010, Brown University student Tyler Gage took a course about the languages and religions of the Amazon that blew his mind. Gage, who had grown up in the comfortable Bay …

Is CrossFit Safe? What '60 Minutes' Didn't Tell You

CrossFit is a global phenomenon: 12,000 locations, hundreds of thousands of diehards, and a full-body workout that can make you look like a superhero, <i>60 Minutes</i> said on Sunday.<p>“In just 15 years, the king of CrossFit has created the largest gym chain in history,” correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi …

This Public Swimming Pool in London Is Part Art, Part Laboratory

Urban public pools often serve many purposes — from cool-down spot to community gathering place.<p>That ethos is what two architects and an artist had …

Swimming

Sustainable Development Solutions Network | World Happiness Report 2015 Ranks Happiest Countries

<b>World Happiness Report 2015 Ranks Happiest Countries</b><p><i>Seen as source for world leaders as they set to adopt Sustainable Development Goals</i><p>NEW YORK, …

World Happiness Report

Overkill

An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it?<p>It was lunchtime before my afternoon surgery clinic, which meant that I was at my desk, eating a ham-and-cheese sandwich and clicking through medical articles. Among those which caught …

Medicine

How to Turn Your Grandma’s Hobby Into A Business

A social business venture is bringing elderly women in a Bulgarian village a little closer to the American dream.<p>In 2002, when Bulgarian Dimitar Apostolov went to college in the United States, his grandmother Yanka Dodnikova sent him off with several pairs of hand-knit wool socks to keep him warm …