Katie Makkai answers a question she’s had since she was very young in exactly the kind of way that slams into your gut and stays there.
I think we’re all aware that cigarettes contain tar and other carcinogens, but I didn’t realize just how gnarly that stuff looks when it goes into someone’s lungs. Check out the whole experiment, or just skip straight to 2:37 for the main event. Remember, many smokers put this amount of sludge (and often more) into […]
I know — when a young guy starts talking about sex, a lot of us are like, “OK, yeah, we get it.” But this is great, straightforward information that we should (but probably didn’t) get in junior high sex ed class. It’s all good info, but part five is particularly important.
It’s no secret that companies pay politicians to write laws that benefit their bottom line. The downside (besides our loss of democracy) is these companies using our money against us by contributing to organizations we don’t stand for (I’m looking at you, Chick-Fil-A). Welp, now there’s an app for that. You can download Buycott for […]
Sometimes the stuff that can make us happier and healthier feels really unattainable. Like, it seems that in order to meditate I have to get into the perfect cross-legged position in my clutter-free meditation room and become totally zen. That sounds fantastic. However, it also sounds like it’s just not gonna happen. (For starters, I […]
I’m not a particularly fast driver (well, not unless I’m listening to NPR’s “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross), but even I wonder whether our current limits do more harm than good. I love it when videos like this shatter my intuitions about things I take as normal.
One of my favorite yoga sayings is: I am not this body. Once we become detached from it — the way we are when we look at other people — it’s easier to treat it kindly as the incredible vessel we get to occupy. Not sure what I mean? Watch the video below. You’ll see […]
No matter how much you like the state you live in, there’s gotta be at least one claim to fame that you’re not proud about. (Mine = Kansas = Westboro Baptist Church. UGH!) This guy knows how to take one of his state’s faults and turn it into a room full of laughter, which is […]
This may seem like a silly challenge (and the set up is pretty funny actually), but the underlying message is clear: Should a living thing be treated this way?
Sometimes those health myths are just ridiculous. But I have to admit, I’ve heard some of these.