Well: Talking to Kids About Racial Violence

It’s tempting to avoid painful conversations. Experts say we shouldn’t.

Well: How Many Calories We Burn When We Sit, Stand or Walk

Engaging frequently in one type of activity while at work may help many of us avoid weight gain. But that activity is not standing up.

Well: Lifting Lighter Weights Can Be Just as Effective as Heavy Ones

In a study, participants’ muscles got bigger and stronger whether they lifted heavy or light weights — as long as they lifted until they were tired.

Well: How the Government Supports Your Junk Food Habit

The most popular junk foods come from crops that are heavily subsidized by the federal government.

Well: An App to Deconstruct Your Food

Using yoga-posing pears and bike-riding melons, a new app deconstructs your food, giving you a trove of information not found on a typical food label.

Well: Ask Well: Can You Train Yourself to Need Less Sleep?

Many people think they can teach themselves to need less sleep, but they’re wrong.

Wired Well: A Shocking Way (Really) to Break Bad Habits

A device called the Pavlok is being marketed as a way to actually fulfill those New Year’s resolutions, by delivering a jolt.

Well: Can Running Make You Smarter?

To strengthen your mind, you may first want to exert your leg muscles, according to a sophisticated new experiment involving people, mice and monkeys.

Phys Ed: Which Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?

For the first time, scientists compared the neurological impacts of different types of exercise in rats: running, weight training and high-intensity interval training.

Well: To Stem Obesity, Start Before Birth

Researchers are tracing the origins of obesity to the pre-pregnancy weight of a child’s mother and father.

Well: Pokémon Has Children on the Move

The game gets kids off the couch, but do our usual screen time limits apply?

Well: Thumb Suckers and Nail Biters May Develop Fewer Allergies

Thumb sucking and nail biting worries parents, but now new research shows that children with those bad habits may develop fewer allergies later in life.

Well: How to Sell Kids on Vegetables

The same marketing ploys used to sell junk food also work at the salad bar, a new study finds.

Well: Computer Vision Syndrome Affects Millions

Blurred or double vision as well as burning, itching, dryness and redness can interfere with work performance.

Well: The Urgency in Fighting Childhood Obesity

Overweight children are likely to become overweight adults – unless they adopt healthier patterns of eating and exercise.

Well: Ask Well: Taking a Daily Aspirin

Adults ages 50 to 69 who are at high risk for heart attack or stroke should take a daily low-dose aspirin to prevent both heart attacks and strokes as well … Continue Reading →

Well: When a Child Thinks Life Is Unfair, Use Game Theory

Sometimes it’s not fair. But these game theory strategies may help children make fair decisions and stop the squabbling.

Well: Ask Well: Does Skipping Breakfast Cause Weight Gain?

The long-promoted idea that a hearty breakfast is good for your health is not backed by scientific evidence.