Tag Archives: Getting

The case for getting fitter — not slimmer: Why our obsession with weight could be a mistake

“There is a general consensus out there that a fat person is basically a premature death waiting to happen.” Dr. Glenn Gaesser is on the phone from Arizona State University in Phoenix, where the professor, exercise physiologist and author of Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Health is known for challenging the… Read More »

MHM: 5 Tips on Getting Better Sleep

Sleep and I have a long, sordid history. If you have depression, you know how important (and messed up) sleep can be. I think it’s ironic that one of the signs of depression is either a lack of sleep or sleeping too much, but there it is. I know that when I don’t get enough… Read More »

Getting a ‘Hollywood’ wax may not increase STI risk, after all

Many health and hygiene guides advise women, in particular, to avoid shaving or waxing all or most of their pubic hair to maintain their “natural barrier” against sexually transmitted infections. But is this a misconception? Completely removing pubic hair most likely does not influence the risk of STIs, according to recent findings. Many women, often… Read More »