Food & Drink

Coffee, Bacon and Everything Else That May Soon Be Slapped With a Warning Label

“Everything causes cancer, and we’re all going to die.” This is the message we see on everything, all the time — from household cleaners to cigarettes to flame-retardant furniture (since they contain chemicals that may promote cancer). But as science continues to discover more and more links between cancer...

Does Berating Yourself Actually Work as Motivation?

There have always been cultures, groups and individuals — sports, the military, fitness freaks, the hyper-successful — who claim that negative self-talk is motivating for them in a way positivity can’t touch. But can that ever really be a good thing? I asked Chicago psychologist Jacqueline Duke. “For some, the use of shame...