In the Great Indoors, I Like to 'Bag It Up

It arrived a week ago. I put it on and zipped up and saw myself in the full-length mirror, looking like the bastard offspring of Barney and Gumby, or scientist victim No. 4 from John Carpenter's The Thing. Mummified in polyester, I marshaled my intestinal fortitude to confront the very first thought I had when I saw… » 10/21/11 8:00pm 10/21/11 8:00pm

How Making Fitness Into a Role-Playing Game Makes Us All Look and Feel Great

About four months ago I profiled Fitocracy, the social networking/fitness site that seeks to motivate gamers to hit the gym by incorporating role-playing game aspects into their workout plan. Today, Fitocracy and its founding duo received a huge profile courtesy of CNN, and it's making all gamers look better as a… » 10/14/11 11:00pm 10/14/11 11:00pm