Aisha Sultan If sitting is the new smoking, then quitting the sedentary habit can be just as tough.
Iona Bruce took her fitness into her own hands after seeing a personal trainer who refused to listen to her needs. Now she is one of a surprisingly rare breed of PTs who take a feminist approach to exercise.
Jane E. Brody The rewards of knitting go well beyond replacing stress and anxiety with the satisfaction of creation.
Gretchen Reynolds Until now, few studies have systematically examined what really works against recurring back pain - and what doesn't.
Sarah Berry Plenty of research indicates eating natural probiotics like kimchi or yoghurt is really good for us. But does that mean we should start popping probiotic pills?
Rachel Nussbaum No, you're not just imagining it, mornings after are getting worse.
Annita Katee Batliwala How many times do you shower a week? Twice? Twice a day? What actually is the right amount?
Rebecca Greenfield When workers have control over their own schedules, it results in lower levels of stress, psychological distress, burnout, and higher job satisfaction.
Evelyn Lewin Having a new baby is a joy. But research shows being constantly woken makes you less likely to feel as happy.
Katherine Schreiber While letting people in is sometimes scary, it is precisely what enables us to enrich our lives.
Heather Skyler There can be a romance, particularly to female friendships, that is different from the passion of romantic love, but also richer and deeper in some ways.
Suzee Skwiot A caffeine fix could be just the kick your workout needs.
Jeff Cattel They're all super simple and won't leave you picking up for hours on end.
If you think all is not normal 'down there', maybe it's time for a reality check.
Bruce Feiler When one person has sleep issues, both can suffer. So, what can you do about it?
'Get over it'
Cynthia Kane How do we learn to live with frustrating and painful situations?
Rachael Schultz Sure, being in a couple is great. But it can take a toll on your wallet, sleep patterns, friendships and more.
Sarah Maraniss Vander Schaaff "It is embarrassing to share my private struggle, but not so embarrassing that I don't want someone else to learn from it."
Wendy Wood Before you give up prematurely on your New Year's resolutions, it helps to know the psychology of habits.
Rachel Feltman There's no silver bullet but there are a few things that might ease the pain.
Jen Vuk By its very name, "clean eating" makes the clear assumption that any other form of eating is "dirty or shameful".
Try your luck
Lindy Alexander Don't leave good fortune to chance - help create your own, writes Lindy Alexander.
Lindy Alexander Don't leave good fortune to chance, help create your own, writes Lindy Alexander.
Tamekia Reece We're all told "blood is thicker than water" but sometimes cutting off a family member really is the best thing.
Ariana Eunjung Cha The characteristics of a 'toxic worker' might not be what you would expect.
Helena Oliviero Stop, slow down, and don't let the hustle and bustle of the season drive you batty.
Kathleen Lee-Joe There's no need to spend the festive season in bed with a throbbing head. We've preventative and morning-after tips to help you on your road to recovery.
Laura Donnelly A study of one million women found happy souls are no more likely to live longer.
Writing as therapy
Gina McColl Writing as therapy is having a moment. Can it really cure the sick, the sad and the self-loathing?
Roberto A. Ferdman We all know them, the kinds of people who think total nonsense is really deep.
Irene Maher Here's some advice for making it through the festive season without a blowup (or two).
Susie Moore There is a freedom in not living the life people expect you to.
Shelby Sheehan-Bernard It's a stressful time of year but there are things you can do to keep calm.
Kren Weintraub What if we could measure out stress in the same way we monitor steps and movement.
Jenna Price There are lots of problems surrounding abortion. But this is one many would not have considered.
Roni Caryn Rabin The evidence is clear on the benefits of green spaces. But what about when they are inside?
Judi Light Hopson, Emma H. Hopson and Ted Hagen In order to crawl out of a bad mood, it pays to focus on what will help.
Pam Belluck and Sabrina Tavernise Pharmacists will be authorised to prescribe contraceptives after a quick screening process in which women fill out a questionnaire about their health and medical histories.
Samantha Selinger-Morris Alternative health treatments and online wellness gurus are flourishing, even though their therapies can cause more harm than good.
Jennifer Jolly Turns out turning off your mobile phone isn't necessarily the healthier option.
Judy Rose And possible solutions to reduce time pressure and stress.
Roni Caryn Rabin They can remind users to pack tampons, take birth control pills or have a breast exam.
Linda Blair How multitasking affects efficiency, accuracy and our ability to learn.
Laren Stover It doesn't hurt to indulge in the cloudy charms of melancholy, writes Laren Stover.
Olive Franks* My abstinence has never lasted. But this time it's different.
Ellen Connolly What can you do if a manager's constant agitation is rubbing off on you?
Rachel Feltman If that headline seemed shocking or offensive to you, we need to have a little chat.
Seth Porges An evidence-backed guide for hacking your wake-up routine.
Ellie Krieger Experts weigh in on what is the most simple way to improve health and well-being.
Tara Parker-Pope Research shows 'not bad, not good' relationships can be quite detrimental to health.
Kasey Edwards Oprah may have made $45 million in a day when she bought a stake in Weight Watchers in the US, but she paid for it in credibility.
Scott D'Arcy A new study suggests a month of abstinence may help more than just your bank account.
Evelyn Lewin Try applying paleo principles to bedtime for a better night's rest, suggests Evelyn Lewin.
Rex Huppke When it comes to workplace bullying, we often focus on the hammers and not the needles.
Work from home
Cindy Krischer Goodman The ability to take calls from your comfy couch sounds enticing. But is it efficient?
On your feet
Elahe Izadi A new study suggests sitting is no worse than standing for a person who doesn't otherwise move his or her body.
Locke Hughes It's nice to be nice, but knowing when (and how) to say no is crucial to your sanity.
A new hope
Disney is teaming up with a British bionics firm to make kids' prosthetics modelled off cartoon heroes
Jenny Noyes Prosthetic limbs inspired by Frozen, Star Wars and Iron Man look cool enough - but they function even better.
Mental health stigma
Emma Batha Despite high levels of PTSD, anxiety and depression in the Palestinian territory, families often avoid seeking help for their daughters.
Jan Hoffman College students in the US are getting permission to keep pets in their dorm rooms to help them cope with mental health issues.