Most of us try to avoid getting flora or fauna in our contraceptive devices, but you may change your mind about that soon. Researchers from the University of Queensland have found a way to make condoms using grass and they say they're thinner and more durable than regular rubbers. (In related news, could spray-on condoms catch on for safe sex?)
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When Shape headquarters moved to midtown Manhattan last year, I was thrilled. The move effectively cut my commute in half, which meant that I could finally try something I'd been curious about for years—run commuting. Door to door, the new offices were just shy of three miles away from my apartment, a little shorter than my everyday, run-of-the-mill run. By running to the office, or home from work, I figured I'd be killing two birds with one stone. I'd get my run in, and I'd avoid at least one trip on the packed, sometimes smelly subway at rush hour.
Being in a relationship can be great, but it can also be a mess. Sometimes, we just want to ditch all those human feels and pledge monogamy to the one place that's our true bae: the gym. Here's why trading love and romance for lifting and running is sometimes the better way to go:
1. If you're going to commit to something, you might as well commit to something that's absolutely sure to help—not hurt—you.
When you have exercise bulimia, everything you eat turns into an equation. You want a cappuccino and banana for breakfast? That'll be 150 calories for the cappuccino, plus 100 for the banana, for a total of 250 calories. And to burn it off, that'll be approximately 25 minutes on the treadmill. If someone brings cupcakes to the office, you'll cancel whatever plans you had after work in favor of the gym (you're looking at an extra 45 minutes of cardio), and the thought of missing a workout or eating a meal you couldn't work off is practically crippling.
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