Author Archives: Carrie Murphy

5 Amazing Quotes From Kristen Bell’s Women’s Health Interview Or, Why We Want Her As A BFF

5 Amazing Quotes From Kristen Bell's Women's Health Interview Or, Why We Want Her As A BFF

I love Kristen Bell. I already loved her for her hilarious sloth video on Ellen a few years ago, then I loved her because of her awesome Twitter workout challenge #30DayHomies and then I loved her even more because she’s been such an advocate for talking about realistic post baby-weight goals. And her latest interview with Women’s Health just gives me even more more optimistic, body-positive reasons to love this woman. Read and see: More »

Crap. The Government Shutdown Is Terrible For Public Health.

Crap. The Government Shutdown Is Terrible For Public Health.

I’m sure by now y’all have heard that the government has shut down and that America is effed beyond belief (if the astute Facebook feed opinions of my random cousin, some girl on my hall freshman year and my friend’s ex boyfriend are any indication). If you think the shutdown doesn’t affect you because you’re not a government employee or planning to camp in any national parks, think again: This ish has effectively closed the CDC and the Department of Health and Human Services, seriously affecting our public health. More »

10 Vintage Photos To Make You Glad You’re Exercising In 2013

10 Vintage Photos To Make You Glad You're Exercising In 2013

We’ve got it pretty good these days in terms of exercise, I think. Not only do we have sweat-wicking fabric and sports bras, exercise science has come a long time in terms of figuring out exactly what we humans should do to stay strong and fit. Trends are always changing, of course; I bet that in 2040, people are going to think it’s insane that those of us living in the early part of the century took part in runs with pretend zombies chasing them. But I have to say the bloomer outfits, sauna belts and Spandex of earlier decades still makes me pretty glad I live in the time of UnderArmour, yoga, and exercise DVDs More »