Throwback Thursday: What a Kitchen Says About Us #TBT: Looking back, we can see how a kitchen is about more than a meal. What Kitchen History Tells Us. Our story starts during the 1920s when an Austrian architect was asked … Continue reading Cooking styles
Why Do You Grab Your Bag When Running Off a Burning Plane? Imagine trying to get out of a plane, but the passenger ahead of you is blocking the aisle as he tries to wrestle his carry-on free. Frustrating, right? … Continue reading Cognitive disorientation
Eat Food. All the Time. Mostly Junk. I can’t stop thinking about cupcakes. No, not chic ones from the bakery, swathed in caramel buttercream, $3.95 each—I mean real cupcakes, baked at home by Mom and the kids in a classic … Continue reading The way we eat
Why Is It So Hard to Change Bad Habits? I’ve managed to turn around a lot of my bad habits over the years, like reducing my fast food consumption, spending less time glued to screens, and finding an exercise regimen … Continue reading Habit reset challenge
Do You Have the Courage to Stop Doing? Our basic state of wellbeing is obscured because of the essential paradigm (or misunderstanding) we live by, namely, that we are human doings not human beings. We see ourselves, our value, as … Continue reading To stop or not to stop?
Two small nudges help cut back on opioid prescriptions A major source of the opioid crisis is overprescribing by well-meaning doctors who want to relieve patients’ pain, but are insufficiently focused on the risks. Could behavioral economics help change that … Continue reading Reasons to change
The Freshest Ideas Are in Small Grocery Stores Maj. Gene Hogg, the Salvation Army’s commander for central Maryland, organized mobile kitchens after the twin towers fell in Manhattan and the levees broke in New Orleans. He fed protesters and police … Continue reading Small is beautiful