5 Hacks For A Healthier Week — Jan 18 2015

Illustrated by Jenny Kraemer.
Fitness trackers can make it easier (and more fun) to keep an eye on your workouts. But, to make sure you've chosen one that'll work for you before you buy, try Lumoid's new rental service.
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If you want people to trust you a little more, put on a spritz of lavender. It sounds silly, but a recent study revealed that the scent lulled people into a more easygoing state in which they were more trusting. (Self)
Need a last-minute doctor's appointment? Try calling between 10 and 11 in the morning. That's when the office staff is figuring out their schedule — and learning about afternoon cancellations — so you'll have the best chance of getting in that day. (Prevention)
There's no getting around it: First dates will always be at least a little bit awkward. But, studies show that asking the bigger questions (like these) can put you on the fast track to feeling close with a new person.
Yes, burpees suck, but it turns out they could be your best bet. In a recent study, burpees and battling rope moves were named as the best exercises for revving up your metabolism. (Shape)