Is knitting the “new” walking? According to CNN.com, the craft may be linked to improving mood, deceasing anxiety, and may even prevent against dementia. In fact, a survey of more than 3,500 knitters found that 81% of respondents with depression reported feeling happy after knitting. More than half reported feeling “very happy.” To learn more about the science behind the […]
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Squeezing in a quick workout may sound like a great way to utilize your lunch break, but showing up to that midday meeting with a flushed face is not a good look.
Spring is officially here, and New Yorkers can even expect the temperatures to climb into the 60s this weekend. (Let’s not dwell on the snow flurries predicted for Monday.) Now—with this long, cold winter technically behind us—is the perfect time to answer a burning sun care question: Must you wear sunscreen even when you’re indoors? According to Miami dermatologist Heather Woolery-Lloyd, […]
Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly the right way to sit at your desk to prevent eye strain, back soreness, and other symptoms of poor posture? Not everyone has the luxury of an ergonomics department at their office—but fear not. There’s an easy way to test your workplace set-up without the help of a professional. To establish good posture at […]
Dealing with anxiety can always feel like a daunting endeavor—but it doesn’t have to be one. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue in the United States and affect 18% of adults 18 and over. If you struggle with anxiety, try these simple ways to keep the negative feelings […]
Want to ace your next big meeting or job interview? Try this two-minute life hack, brought to you by Amy Cuddy, a social psychologist and professor and researcher at Harvard Business School, in a TED Talks presentation. Before entering a stressful situation, spend two minutes in a “high-power pose,” such as the “Wonder Woman” (standing up, legs shoulder-width apart, hands on hips). […]
Kids often need to show proof of immunizations for school, camp, and after-school activities. Unfortunately, keeping an accurate and up-to-date log of your family’s immunization records tends to be more difficult than it sounds.
Here’s a fun fact: People with quick strides are more likely to be viewed as busy and productive than those with a more mellow walk… which, if you live or work in a crowded city, can definitely come in handy! Surprised? Just as your body language sends unconscious cues to those around you, the way you walk can shape people’s […]
The superfluous contents of your purse may be a running joke at this point—even we Real Simple staffers giggled at our over-stuffing—but a too-heavy bag is no laughing matter. If you find yourself toting around everything from makeup to gym shoes to heavy electronics, remember that the extra weight can lead to neck and shoulder pain. Consider this advice from Heidi Prather, […]