Health

Cities

In New York City’s black neighborhoods, poverty, housing issues, and asthma go together

New data shows health in Brooklyn varies along race and income lines.

Cities

Los Angeles kids finally get a breath of fresh air

L.A. air pollution is down, and L.A. kids' lung capacity is up. Fancy that!

Living

With the Kickstand desk, you never have to leave your bike, even for work

If you love biking so much that the idea of getting off your bike to do work makes your stomach curl just a little bit, here is your solution.

Food

Peanut butter was once a locally produced health food

Like avocados or chia seeds, peanut butter was once a trendy health food.

Food

You will eat more cookies if you’re told they’re ‘medium’ instead of ‘large’

Although people make decisions based on size labels, they don't really know how much food or drink they're consuming.

Living

Map shows where the biggest couch potatoes live (and it’s NOT the U.S.!)

A group of researchers looked at health surveys covering 89 percent of the world’s population and came to a surprising conclusion — Americans are not the least active people on the planet. Six in 10 of us get “30 minutes …

Food

Scientists create world’s healthiest airline meal

Oh, those scientists — they’re always trying to ruin hackish comedians’ most reliable material. You plan a whole routine about how airline food is shitty, and they go and make it good. In the United Kingdom, a team of scientists …

Food

Finally, a pizza you can eat three times a day

Dreams do come true: Eating pizza for every meal could be perfectly healthy. Only catch: You’d have to be eating the “first nutritionally balanced pizza.” A pizza that has seaweed in the crust. Which is to say, not exactly the …

Living

New York kids need a doctor’s note to use sunscreen in school or at camp

Once upon an innocent American summer, sun-kissed cheeks were all the rage for lithe, beautiful children freckling in the clean air. But now we know that evil sun rays will kill you — not now, but later, with skin cancer …