Editor Archive: Greatist

Are Flip Flops Bad for Your Health?

From New York’s sweltering sidewalks to Brazil’s sandy beaches, there’s no sandal that signals summer quite like the flip-flop. But are these no-fuss flats as harmless as they seem?

11 Scientifically Proven Ways to Boost Metabolism

Every time we eat or drink, we can thank our metabolism for converting all those calories into energy. Our size, gender, and age all factor into our metabolic rate, but there are also ways to independently control its speed.

June 14, 2013 at 12:19 PM | Health

Would You Eat Your Neighbors’ Leftovers?

Are leftovers the next Facebook? It could happen if Shareyourmeal, a leftover-exchange social media site that aims to reduce food waste and bring neighbors together, keeps growing.

Always Overeating? Food Can Be as Addictive as Drugs

Remember Lay’s Potato Chips’ classic slogan “Bet you can’t have just one” and Pringles’ “Once you pop, you can’t stop”? They’re fun, sure, but for so-called food addicts, those taglines might mean more than just a catchy advertising scheme.

Can Stress Actually Make Us Go Gray?

From the legendary story of Marie Antoinette’s hair turning white overnight to the press coverage of Obama’s graying temples, the link between stress and gray hair has been a longtime concern.

Why Some People (And Mice) Can Eat a Lot and Stay Skinny

Almost everyone has a friend with a hollow leg. You know, that guy or girl who eats tons, never exercises, and somehow (infuriatingly) stays thinner than a clean eater, a vegan, or a paleo fiend? A new study on mice says it’s all about the (skinny) genes.

May 14, 2013 at 12:33 PM | Health

Do Sleep Aids Really Work?

Sleep. Many of us would like to know how to get more of it, do it better, and make it easier. And for good reason: The average person spends more than a third of their life catching Zzs.

May 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM | Health