sara benincasa
Yoga freaks will tell you yoga can slim you down, make your heart healthy, give you the perfect ass, improve your sex life and make you happy. Are they right?

Jun 8, 2012 at 2:30pm | 171 comments

I want to believe. I just don't know what I want to believe. You decide!
childhood misconceptions
I've got a lot of journals -- probably nine boxes' worth, mainly stored in my parents' house in New Jersey. This summer, I'm beginning the process of destroying them. But first, a taste.
i enjoy being a girl
I don't wax my bush, tan, get my nails done, or wear make-up. I don't use a daily moisturizer. I don't even wash my face every day. UNTIL NOW.
Or Bonnaroo, or Burning Man, or a Rainbow Gathering.
I can't even do one push-up. But that's about to change.
anxiety management
I've had enough panic attacks to fuel a dozen Woody Allen movies. Here are my tips on how to deal.
being alone
Eating Brussels sprouts alone and listening to Adele is not the healthiest thing.
What if there's a one-person bathroom in the bookshop that you have to get a key to use and the fan isn't working so you can totally hear the person inside?
north carolina
Lately, my favorite state in the union has really been disappointing me.
america's got talent
I considered going to church. Then I read what the Pope said this week.
sara benincasa
When I heard about the tragic subway death of a young man at the Bedford L stop this weekend, I wondered immediately if surveillance footage of the grisly tragedy had hit YouTube.
los angeles
And while you're at it, tell me if you believe in ooky-ooky-spooky stuff too.
chris christie
Meet Nikki, Chris, and Mitch, three potentials for VP.
family business
I ask my brother Steve how he ended up working in a profession that is overwhelmingly dominated by women, nursing.
getting married
Why be heteronormative when you can be bizarrofunative?
I'm now a stay-at-home mom to a squealing, pants-pooping little freelance career.
We deserve more than the crappy fluorescent lights and cold steel speculums and the brusque, no-nonsense doctor behavior.
giving stuff away
Way more fun than a colonic, a giveaway party is a great way to cleanse.