Relaxation

wellness

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?
Daisy Jones
1.15.19
mental health

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.
Richard Morgan
12.20.18
mental health

A Short Run May Help You Focus Better Than Meditating

Moderate exercise translates to immediate benefits for brain functioning, a new study shows.
Christian Jarrett
10.23.18
Stress

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.
Cindy Kuzma
7.20.18
Motherboard

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

A new YouTube video brings serene "oceanscapes" to you.
Becky Ferreira
5.31.18
mental health

Your Sunday Meal Prep Is Actually a Form of Therapy

Why your mundane Sunday activities are so damn comforting.
Elizabeth Brown
1.3.18
On Edge

Shabbat Is an Underrated Way to Destress

Wine, weed, and unplugging—your ancient Jewish guide to modern-day stress relief.
Madison Margolin
12.8.17
Sleep

Sleeplessness Gives You the Cognitive Abilities of a Drunk Person

You can get through the day—but expect to kind of suck.
Nick Keppler
10.4.17
ughhhhh

Want a Break from Comey? Here Are 10 Soothing, Trump-Free Videos

Because today is a lot.
Kaleigh Rogers
6.8.17
Relaxation

I Stressed Myself Out By Having the Most Relaxing Day of All Time

Relax? Don't do it.
Justin Caffier
3.10.17
Health

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.
Sam Wolfson
12.5.16
Food

I Went to America's First Beer Spa

Unsurprisingly, it's in Oregon.
Marina Riker
8.5.16
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