The Most Intimate Relationship You’ll Ever Have

by Vidya McNeill Life is not just a privilege – each person also contains the seeds for actualizing their potential. Considered to be the pinnacle of biological evolution, we human beings have the capacity for “self-awareness” – to be conscious of a self that “I” call “Me.” The Self is the most unique feature of […]

The Extreme Athletes of the Second World War

By David Browne In his 2009 bestseller, Born to Run, Christopher McDougall wrote about a tribe of extreme runners, deep in the Copper Canyon of northwest Mexico, who showed the world the forgotten benefits of barefoot running. In his new book, Natural Born Heroes, McDougall unearths another band of extreme athletes, this time in the […]

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

By Tim Walker Like a zombie, Sami—one of my fifth graders—lumbered over to me and hissed, “I think I’m going to explode! I’m not used to this schedule.” And I believed him. An angry red rash was starting to form on his forehead. Yikes, I thought. What a way to begin my first year of […]

Why Movement over Muscles?

By Steve Cotter We have entered a new golden age of fitness education. There is now more awareness about “functional fitness” beyond the so-called “bodybuilding” model that until the last 10-15 years has provided most of the mainstream education that has informed the public about how to exercise. There is now an understanding that movement […]

How good are the calorie counts on apps and wearables really?

By Kevin Purdy You knew that calorie counts were estimated. Just not 1903-pencil-chart-and-fire estimated. About two years ago, give or take, I was interviewing the head of a mobile development firm about the various features and design choices in their run-tracking app. I thought I had just realized something smart. “Ohhhhhh,” I said breathlessly into […]

Eating Healthy While Travelling

Travel is one of the hardest times to eat healthy. Your schedule is thrown off and it seems like the food options around you are all fat, salt and sugar. The good news is that better options are available in ways they never have been before. Here are my suggestions for how to keep from […]

How to Build a Meaningful Career

By Amy Gallo Everyone aspires to have purpose or meaning in their career but how do you actually do that? What practical steps can you take today or this month to make sure you’re not just toiling away at your desk but you’re doing something you genuinely care about? What the Experts Say Unfortunately, most […]

Feeling sleep deprived? Try Shutting Down Your Senses

By Wellness FX Sleep loves consistency. Having a set bedtime and waking time is one of the quickest tickets to a better night’s sleep. But if your schedule is erratic, you can try to create some regularity with a simple pre-sleep routine. The more you relax all of your senses, the more you’ll convince your […]

Why Work-Life Balance is an Illusion

This is one of the most efficient petrol engines ever constructed. The V6-FSI by Audi has gone into the new A5 generation of cars: it produces 199kW at 6500 rpm and torque of 330 Nm occurs around 4000rpm. Part of the reason that it is so efficient – and part of what makes us human […]