How a workout becomes a social identity
A controversial treatment designed to remove environmental metals from the body might be effective in treating heart disease. Will one renegade doctor persuade the rest of the medical establishment to consider it?
One professor left his home for a 36-square-foot open-air box, and he is happier for it. How much does a person really need?
Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.
Red and white wines showed equal health benefits in new research—among people who move.
Wealthy people are eating better than ever, while the poor are eating worse.
People are eating almonds in unprecedented amounts. Is that okay?
Living up to a social contract is inordinately valuable, and there's no pressure to exceed it.
The cost of limiting carbon emissions would pay for itself in human health benefits.
Artificial sweeteners probably don't cause weight gain, when used strategically.
Today the pendulum of science defends breakfast skippers.
A doctor tries the ever-popular Master Cleanse. Sort of.
People who know and trust their neighbors are less likely to have heart attacks. New research builds on the understated health benefits of a sense of belonging and community.
Can anything stay popular forever?
J. Cole's tribute to Michael Brown implores, "All we wanna do is be free."
People in dense cities are thinner and have healthier hearts than people in sprawling subdivisions. New research says the secret is in the patterns of the streets.
The comedian existed in the id where most people dream of living but are too afraid.
Is there a gun in your home? If so, is it secure? A Florida law now prevents physicians from discussing firearm safety with patients.
Thicker, stronger, and more resilient. Once a week is all it takes, new research says.
The amount of time we spend on email—and the stress it generates—are unsustainable. Enter the "cool" button.