Markham Heid, TIME.com

Markham Heid

TIME.com

Philadelphia, PA, United States

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Recent:
  • TIME.com
Past:
  • Men's Health Mag
  • Prevention Magazine
  • People

Recent articles by Markham:

How to Avoid Vehicle Pollution When You’re Stuck in Traffic

It isn't as simple as just rolling up your window. → Read More

The Best Sports and Exercises to Avoid Injury

Obviously, it's important to exercise. But some sports and exercise regimes carry a greater risk of injury than others. → Read More

Is Sugar as Bad for Kids as It Is for Adults?

It seems like kids can eat sugar all day without feeling any impact. But can their bodies withstand the negative health impacts it causes in adults? → Read More

Why You Should Always Wash New Clothes Before Wearing Them

The chemicals used in manufacturing clothing—especially workout gear—are potentially bad for your skin. Good news: some can be washed off. → Read More

Does Listening to Music Stimulate Creative Thinking, or Stifle It?

In some cases, listening to music while you work stimulates creativity. In others, it's the exact opposite. → Read More

The Best Gins You Can Buy for Less Than $50

Cocktail expert John McCarthy, author of Be Your Own Bartender, ranked the 7 best gins available to purchase right now for less than $50. → Read More

Are Paint Fumes a Health Concern? Here's What the Latest Science Says

New research raises concerns about potential health risks from common paint chemicals, especially for pregnant women. Here's what to know. → Read More

What the Science Really Says About Grilled Meat and Cancer Risk

The research on charred meat’s cancer risks is much less clear than many believe. → Read More

Can Wearing a Hat Contribute to Baldness?

Take off that hat. It will make you bald. It’s the sort of thing an opinionated grandparent might tell a grandchild wearing a hat indoors,... → Read More

The Science Behind Fever Dreams

There are reasons that your dreams are so strange and intense when you're trying to sleep off a fever. → Read More

Why Not Everyone Should Sleep with a White Noise Machine

Sleep sound machines—producing white, pink, or brown noise—can be indispensable for some. But the science shows they aren't for everyone. → Read More

Your Bottled Water Probably Has Plastic In It. Should You Worry?

Research shows that many major bottled water brands contain plastic particles. But microplastics show up in other surprising places, too. → Read More

Experts Say 'How Much' is the Wrong Way to Assess Screen Time

Way back in the late 1990s—not long after home Internet use became widespread in the U.S.—researchers started turning up links between time spent on computers... → Read More

Your Bottled Water Probably Has Plastic In It. Should You Worry?

Research shows that many major bottled water brands contain plastic particles. But microplastics show up in other surprising places, too. → Read More

Experts Say 'How Much' Is the Wrong Way to Assess Screen Time

Way back in the late 1990s—not long after home Internet use became widespread in the U.S.—researchers started turning up links between time spent on computers... → Read More

Are Veggie Chips or Straws Healthier Than Potato Chips?

Nutrition experts say some ostensibly good-for-you veggie chips and straws are just junk food in disguise. → Read More

Are Veggie Chips or Straws Healthier Than Potato Chips?

Nutrition experts say some ostensibly good-for-you veggie chips and straws are just junk food in disguise. → Read More

The 3 Most Effective Exercise Moves That Don’t Require Equipment

Want to work out without a gym? You can get total-body training without machines or dumbbells. Here are the 3 best body-weight exercises. → Read More

What’s the Best Time to Sleep? You Asked

The earlier the better? 11 PM? Sundown? Sleep experts say it’s not that simple. But there is a time range you should shoot for if you’re questing for a perfect night’s sleep → Read More

Can Anxiety Cause High Blood Pressure? Here's What the Research Says

Constant anxiety and worrying is bad for the heart and may contribute to high blood pressure. Here's what to know. → Read More