Indeed, weight is an imperfect metric of health. But to suggest it’s always and completely irrelevant to health is overstating things. (iStockPhoto) Last week, HuffPost published a story called “Everything You Know About Obesity is Wrong.” In it, the author, Michael Hobbes, weaves science and people’s stories together to challenge popular perceptions about obesity. He
If you’re a fan of everything pumpkin, we’ve got good news for you. Chili’s is now serving a pumpkin margarita, and it sounds like our creepy cocktail dreams have come true. The margarita — aptly named The Great Pumpkin — is the chain’s $5 beverage of the month. And while previous offerings have included a
DR MAX THE MIND DOCTOR: The pill scandal that’s as worrying as ‘mother’s little helpers’ The young woman sitting in front of me suddenly, violently, twitches. Her whole body appears to spasm. Once she has recovered and composed herself, she tells me: ‘That’s what I was talking about. Now you’ve seen it, but no one
According to Bustle, Prince William’s new mental health campaign, titled Mental Health at Work, aims to spread the awareness of mental health issues in the workplace by providing the proper training and resources to workplaces all throughout the United Kingdom. The initiative is expected to launch on September 11 in collaboration with the Mind and
How to get in the vacation mind-set to ease your stress – even if you aren’t going anywhere Three-quarters of Americans get some paid vacation time from work Research shows that time off reduces stress levels and makes people more productive when they return But making the most of that time is difficult in a
The public alcohol and drug system is chronically underfunded. About 200,000 people receive treatment for alcohol or other drug problems each year in Australia, but the demand is estimated at closer to 500,000. The result is long waiting lists for some publicly funded treatment, or people choosing private services to fill the gap. But there
A new book co-authored by a professor in the Department of Psychology offers 52 bite-sized chapters to help people navigate anxiety, stress and fear. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 30 percent of U.S. adults experience an anxiety disorder (such as panic disorder or social anxiety disorder) at some point in their lifetime.
As an undergraduate student at York University, Joel Lopata was studying film production and jazz performance when a discrepancy became apparent. “I noticed students in the jazz program were really developing a language of creative engagement, whereas in the film program, we weren’t having the same education. It was a lot more theoretical than practical,