Body & Mind

What Working From Home Does to Your Brain, According to a Solitary Confinement Expert

It’s long been said — and suggested by research — that remote workers are more productive than their in-office counterparts. Most famously, the co-founders of the Chinese travel website CTrip found that their remote employees ended up making 13.5 percent more calls than those dialing from company headquarters, the equivalent of...

Scientists Are Collecting Poop From Elite Athletes to Create a Performance-Enhancing Poop Pill

As a society, we’ve become obsessed with probiotics. And rightfully so: The complex community of microorganisms living in the digestive tract greatly influence our overall health, and probiotics are a proven shortcut to this valhalla of bacteria—colonizing our stomachs with only the good stuff. But as it...