Couples in Relationships Walk Together at the Woman's Slow-Ass Speed

Here are the facts as we know them. Men, in general, walk faster than women. However, when hetero romantic couples (oooOOOh) are walking together they usually walk at the same speed. BUT WHO SETS THE SPEED? Can we get a high step for all the ladies in the house? Turns out we live in a Matriarchal Walking Society.… » 10/23/13 9:30pm 10/23/13 9:30pm

This Is How You Live Forever: 103-Year-Old Man Walks the Mall Everyday

Mekey Yetashawork, a retired pharmacist in Denver, walks the perimeter of his local mall daily. He credits it for keeping him alive to 103 years old, and I totally believe that. Walking is the best! If you can physically do it, the health rewards are great, and the risks are small. Plus, you get out in the world and… » 1/09/13 9:50am 1/09/13 9:50am

Mobile Phones Find Creative New Ways to Maim Distracted Pedestrians

If people don't stop seriously injuring themselves because they're walking in a crowded city with their eyes trained on the latest cat-and-monkey-become-best-friends-and-steal-a-shopping-cart video, then some lawmaker is going to sense that there's an easy way to start generating revenue by having police issue… » 7/31/12 9:45am 7/31/12 9:45am

Very Busy Woman Is So Busy Texting That She Walks Off a Pier

Bonnie Miller was walking on a pier in Benton Harbor, Michigan, with her husband Greg and her 15-year-old son, Quinn. She realized she'd made an appointment for the wrong time and took out her phone to text. The next thing she knew, she'd fallen off the pier and into a river channel that leads to Lake Michigan. Oops.… » 3/27/12 9:30am 3/27/12 9:30am

How to Be a Good Guy on the Sidewalk

A number of men have asked us the same question recently: if you're walking on a dark street near a lady, how can you let her know you're not a threat? So this week, we offer some tips for dudes who'd like to help women feel more comfortable in public spaces. » 2/23/12 5:30pm 2/23/12 5:30pm

Your Insistence on Wearing High Heels Is Ruining Your Life

Are you one of those people who wears high heels so much that you put them on to walk to the bathroom in the middle of the night? Well then you might want to send a note of apology to your calves, because you could be fucking them up big time. » 1/26/12 11:00am 1/26/12 11:00am

Trick Yourself Into Eating Less Chocolate


So many of us find ourselves sitting at our desks mid-afternoon, a little bit hungry for something sweet and a little bit bored. We put off eating the chocolate we keep in our drawer for a few minutes, telling ourselves we are virtuous and can resist, but then after staring mindlessly at yet another spreadsheet or… » 1/16/12 1:05pm 1/16/12 1:05pm

Walking Makes You Smarter — But So Does Sugar

In a new study, girls who walked to school did better on tests than girls who got there by car. But lazy students take heart: caffeine and sugar also up test scores. » 12/09/10 9:38am 12/09/10 9:38am

Why Can't Humans Walk Straight?

Looking for a new way to humiliate friends? Ask them to walk in a straight line while blindfolded. Scientists have tested several theories on why humans can't walk, swim or drive straight without visual reference points, and they're still stumped. » 11/29/10 2:06pm 11/29/10 2:06pm

ANTM Makes Even Walking Seem Impossible

It's always been laughable that one of the most challenging aspects for the contestants on this show is something that most people master as toddlers: Walking. Last night's episode played this up by making such a simple function nearly impossible. » 10/07/10 2:31pm 10/07/10 2:31pm

Walk With Poise And Creepy Attention Could Be Yours!

"The new girl reached her desk without causing particular notice until the office boy and the boss began casting admiring glances at her." If you, too, want this kind of attention, master the "business girl's correct walk!" [Modern Mechanix] » 6/22/10 1:40pm 6/22/10 1:40pm

Don't Perambulate If You Inebriate (A Cautionary Tale)

In a service-y post at Tara Parker-Pope's New York Times blog, she notes that New Years Day (the early part) is the most fatal day of the year for pedestrians, many of whom are drunk. » 12/31/08 4:20pm 12/31/08 4:20pm

"A Free, Fluid, Energetic, Sensual Walk": Details From The Gait/Orgasm…

Thanks to several intrepid readers, we now have a copy of "A Woman's History of Vaginal Orgasm is Discernible from Her Walk," the study we discussed » 9/05/08 2:30pm 9/05/08 2:30pm earlier today. As you might expect, it's chock-full of obnoxious. The study opens with a quote from Virgil: "The goddess was discovered by her gait." As if the idea of…