Relaxation

1.15.19

I Got 'Brain Surgery' from a Doctor Whose Card I Found on the Street

I had an hour-long immersive experience in an attempt to relax. But what was I really paying for?

12.20.18

The Introspective Parts of Our Brains Are Getting Out of Shape

Researchers call it "hurry sickness": The more we overload our schedules, the more we strengthen the task-oriented network of the brain.

10.23.18

A Short Run May Help You Focus Better Than Meditating

Moderate exercise translates to immediate benefits for brain functioning, a new study shows.

7.20.18

How to Actually Relax on Vacation

Do vacation right, and you’ll feel less stressed, tired, and dissatisfied, and more happy and energized when you return.

5.31.18

Give Yourself a Brain Massage With 10 Straight Hours of Ocean Footage

A new YouTube video brings serene "oceanscapes" to you.

1.3.18

Your Sunday Meal Prep Is Actually a Form of Therapy

Why your mundane Sunday activities are so damn comforting.

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12.8.17

Shabbat Is an Underrated Way to Destress

Wine, weed, and unplugging—your ancient Jewish guide to modern-day stress relief.

10.4.17

Sleeplessness Gives You the Cognitive Abilities of a Drunk Person

You can get through the day—but expect to kind of suck.

6.8.17
12.5.16

I Took a 'Gong Bath' to See if It's a Better Way to Chill Than Gorging on Netflix

TV binging is apparently not a good way to relax, so I got a guy to bang a symbol over my head instead.

8.5.16

I Went to America's First Beer Spa

Unsurprisingly, it's in Oregon.

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