For almost all of human history, food has been a scarce resource, and periods of fasting—even long ones—were fairly common. For many of us today, however, our next meal is no farther away than the kitchen pantry. Overconsumption of food, not underconsumption, is more likely to be our biggest health threat.
Comfort is a vital part of good sleep hygiene, which means having the right lighting, the right temperature, the right mattress—and the right pillow. There are so many pillows to choose from, with dozens of different material and style combinations available. Here’s a quick guide to finding one that’s right for you.
We can learn a lot from the habits of people living in the “Blue Zones”—the communities scattered around the world where residents enjoy an unusually long and healthy life span. Modern “Blue Zoners” try to live better by replicating and expanding on these good habits, with programs promising less stress, more energy and better sleep.