Like so many dubious health claims, stretching before exercise has its roots in yoga culture. Maria Konnikova explains that stretching is exercise in-and-of itself and shouldn’t be treated like a warm-up. Then why do so many trainers and health nuts preach stretching as gospel? Konnikova is a regular guest on The Gist, a New Yorker staff writer, and the author of The Confidence Game.
In the Spiel, Rachel Maddow’s report on President Donald Trump’s taxes was fine news but bad showmanship.
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The United States isn’t going to see the kind of change brought by the Arab Spring and Euromaidan—no matter how many millennials rock the vote.
Can a new, smaller iPhone mean big business for Apple? Miriam Gottfried and David Reilly are joined by Dan Gallagher to discuss the latest offering from the tech giant. Then, Paul Davies in London talks about Credit Suisse's latest troubles and what these say about too-big-to-manage banks.