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@nrohrbacher @nicole1 Thanks so much for reading this and for sharing your story. I'm happy to hear that you found something that works for you. I am not commuting anymore and I am beyond relieved. There's more time to sleep, workout, cook, and relax. As much as I know commuting was the right decision for me for a period of time, I am thrilled it is over.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Why I Commute Four Hours and Won"t Change (For Now)
@DannielleFlaherty Hi Dannielle! Great question. From what we've read around the web, it's best to store these in an airtight container for just a few days. Hope that helps!
6 months, 4 weeks ago on 16 Healthier Ways to Make Chips
@Misty610 Hi Misty, the researchers actually deem two 5 oz. glasses of wine (daily) as heavy drinking.
7 months, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://greatist.com/health/daily-drinking-decreased-brain-function-012114
@johnqdoe @KarenTO1 Thank you both for reading and commenting. Because we've received quite a few similar comments regarding this title, we've tweaked it so as not to offend any other readers. We of course never intended to illicit misogynistic thoughts or mislead our audience. Apologies for giving that impression.
@ThePrimalYogi Thank you for reading! There absolutely are benefits to commuting, but I have to admit that there have been quite a few technical difficulties with trains leading to extreme delays and intermittent service in the last 6 months since I wrote this. Definitely something to consider!
7 months, 1 week ago on Why I Commute Four Hours and Won"t Change (For Now)
@RightPhase You're welcome!
@ElizabethE @nicole1 @mc123 Appreciate your feedback, Elizabeth! We will certainly keep this in mind. Our intention was definitely not to incense readers.
@mc123 Thank you! We're always grateful for diligent readers :) The current excerpt (the blurb below the title which shows up on the homepage and in a google search) mentions brain function and cognitive decline, so hopefully readers will pick up on that when reading both. We're always up for title debate especially considering our editorial team constantly works to balance humor, the Greatist voice, and accuracy to create a compelling way to lead readers into a story.
@Brad.Wolfe Thanks for reading, Brad! To characterize long-term alcohol consumption patterns, the researchers calculated mean alcohol consumption over 10 years for each participant via questions (in three separate questionnaires) on frequency of alcohol consumption over the previous year and questions on the number of alcoholic drinks consumed in the last 7 days. The drinks were then converted into grams of alcohol consumed per week, then divided by 7 to yield the average daily consumption of 36 grams (or about 2 drinks). According to this method, the researchers may consider heavy weekend drinking (likely in combination with lighter weekday drinking) as heavy drinking. It's important to note, though, that these questionnaires were self-reported and certainly have room for error. Hope that clears things up!
@mc123 Thank you for reading and weighing in! The current title is meant to convey (in a light and silly way) that this study associated daily drinking with decreased brain function and memory decline — i.e. making men's brains work "worse" than women's (when 2 drinks a day are involved). The study and the title do not refer to overall intelligence. Sorry for any confusion!
@michaeljshore Thanks, Michael! Definitely a new approach to get people recycling. Glad you like it!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://greatist.com/health/recycling-i-want-to-be-campaign-072013
@HeatherFry Thanks for catching this, Heather! We've made the correction.
7 months, 2 weeks ago on Is It Safe to Work Out Twice a Day?
@jclaeys Currently, we don't have the resources to provide calorie counts for our big lists. We would certainly love to update these in the future with nutritional information. Thanks for reading!
7 months, 2 weeks ago on 54 Healthy Smoothies for Any Occasion
@Llowmiller Thanks so much for weighing in on this topic. In comparison to antiperspirants (and the many dangerous/irritating ingredients we researched here: http://greatist.com/health/are-antiperspirants-bad-me), this homemade deodorant is arguably safer for some people. We've added in the correction "or arrowroot powder" which is not linked to possible yeast infections. Thank you!
7 months, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://greatist.com/health/DIY-Deodorant
@HeatherBinnsCPT Thanks, Heather! Glad you found us.
7 months, 3 weeks ago on The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness 2012
@norwaytova The entire Greatist team organizes this list.
@PatrickRose1 Greg was on our preliminary list, but did not make the cut based on all of our criteria for the final list.
@ChristineHydeCassar Totally see where you're coming from, Christine. I guess Tony was not the best example. But for many of these influencers it's their reach, accessibility, and motivation that puts them so high on the list. While Jillian Michaels and Tracy Anderson may not have the degrees other trainers have, she's had the opportunity to influence millions of people to live happier, healthier lives (whether or not everyone agrees with the way they train or the type of fitness they promote).
@ChristineHydeCassar Absolutely true, Christine. Tony Robbins, for instance, never graduated college. Does that make him any less influential? For ranking purposes, yes. But where he faltered, other criteria were very strong.
@ChristineHydeCassar Hi Christine. Certifications and degrees are only a part of the puzzle. When degrees and certs are lacking for some influencers, other criteria ranks higher (earning them a spot on this list). We do not give points for "honorary" degrees.
@ZioTonesItUp Sounds like these women certainly play a big role in the fitness world. Adding them to next year's list of hopefuls!
@KevinRose Thanks for sharing, Kevin! Adding Corena to next year's preliminary list.
@BasPaul Thanks, Paul. Adding Esther to our 2014 prelim list now!
@LaurenAniess Thank you for the suggestions, Lauren! Adding these to next year's list of hopefuls!
@emilou715 Cool! Adding Abel to next year's list of contenders.
@CentarLife Thanks so much for reading!
@SophiaCassidyeK Hi Sophia. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment. I'd like to point out that race is not a part of our ranking system. We're very proud of this list and our intention is to rank by the numbers, not by preference. We will certainly add Dolvett Quince to next year's list of contenders.
@dimitrithevenin Thank you! Adding Mike to next year's list of contenders.
@H2oburyallen Thanks for the suggestion! Adding Chad to next year's list of contenders.
@lisadimona Adding Miss Rose to the list of 2014 hopefuls! Thank you, Lisa!
@MarcSmith1 That is a pretty impressive reach. Adding the Hodge twins to next year's list of contenders. Thanks, Marc!
@TG08While both of these men are clearly influential in fitness history, we unfortunately only include people who are active on social media accounts. Though you bring up a great idea — an article about fitness greats (whether or not they are still alive). Adding this to our pitch list!
@emilyclare18 Hi Emily! Thank you so much for both trying out the apple recipe and for reaching out to us to make a correction. In doing some further research (and finding a lower bake time in many other recipes) we're going to fix this stat! Apologies for the kitchen fail :/
7 months, 3 weeks ago on 16 Healthier Ways to Make Chips
@cneigh That IS a lot of #s! Thanks for suggesting Judi for next year's list!
@FitMissy9 Heck if you've got fit in you're name, we've GOT to add you to next year's prelim list ;) Thanks, Missy!
@GordonWayneWatts Thank you for sharing the post, Gordon!
@GaryMoon Consider him considered! Thanks for the suggestion!
@natheriot Thanks so much for the suggestions!
@ValeriaBaldovino Glad he is your #1 :) With so many votes for Chris in the comments section, we've made sure he's a contender for next year!
@AnnamarieHouse Thanks for weighing in, Annamarie! Bethenny does in fact have a strong business going with her SkinnyGirl line, but she also has a new talk show and has a huge following for her fitness and health advice. Accreditation and certifications do play a significant role in our ranking system, but recency (and accomplishments/influence in 2013) carries more weight for this list.
@BarboraZlatuskova Hi Barbora! Thank you for your feedback. We included Chip not only for his influences in the fitness apparel industry, but also for his work with Whil. (We were also sure to point out that Chip is as controversial as he is influential). Thanks for reading!
@gravitygirl8 Thank you for reaching out to us! We'll be adding Joel to our preliminary list for next year.
@al.pittampalli We're big fans of food journaling and treating big challenges like weight loss as a day-by-day process. Sounds like Adam is a great contender for next year's list. Thank you!
@jennanlovell @TaraHivelyBurch Adding the Hartwigs to next year's list of contenders! Thanks for the suggestion.
@sportsstuff01 Thanks for the suggestion!
@DrewBechtel Adding Scott to the preliminary list for next year! Thanks, Drew!
@NatalieBushaw Thank you for the suggesting Bahram, Natalie!
7 months, 4 weeks ago on The 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness 2012
@JoeDaniels Completely agree, Joe. This list reflects the people in the health and fitness space that are most accessible in social media and reach which by definition makes them influential. Thank you for reading!
@KarenGoeller Marketing certainly plays a huge part in helping these influencers get exposure. Based on our criteria, the ranking process comes down to level of overall influence.
@NathanRichie1 Adding Andy to next year's prelim list! Thanks, Nathan.