As a high school cheerleader, one of my favorite perks was the body. Growing up, I'd always been slightly pudgy, but the extra pounds magically melted off once I started cheering. By senior year, I was a size two, and my prom dress needed to be tailored closer to zero. Some of my neighbors thought I was anorexic, but I loved to eat everything from hero subs to Cap'n Crunch.
Victory Tastes SweetThere are more juice cleanse and fast products on the market than we can list, but it turns out they might be just a tad overrated. While juice cleanses can promote quick weight loss, much of what's lost comes back quickly once returning to a real-food diet. And juicing in place of chowing down on some actual food can have some potentially dangerous side effects including fatigue and protein deprivation.
A few years ago, I had the incredible fortune to be included in a trip to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, which turned out to be an unbelievably humbling and gratifying experience. Although these days I try to exercise a few times a week, back then I was not quite a greatist/fitness enthusiast, so many of my friends found my Kili plan mystifying.
There's too much Internet-like this pen that writes with spices -and too little time. That's why we curate a list of the best of the best (a.k.a. “the Greatist”) things we've come across on the Web this week. In other words, it's the stuff we'd email/gchat/tweet/text you immediately if we were besties.
Although psychiatrists disagree on whether going to bed angry is really that bad, snoozing in the middle of a fight can cement hard feelings, making the quarrel last longer. Put arguments to bed for a better morning. If nighttime forgiveness is out of reach, at the very least express gratitude towards the person you're mad at.
I want to start by saying I'm not “anti” aging. I want to live a long life, and that means I'm going to get old. The changes that go along with that are not signs of failure. And yet, some of the more overt signs of aging-sagging skin, brittle hair, and a hopeless relationship with technology-aren't qualities I'm exactly eager to embrace.