Jesse Singal is a contributing writer at Newsweek and The Daily Beast. He can be reached at


A new study provides a strong argument for doing whatever you can to exercise this week. Then, eat all the Christmas ham you want.

Holiday Spirit?

It might be best to cancel that holiday party. Research suggests forcing coworkers to mingle can be damaging for relationships between diverse members of staff.

A new book reveals why a third of Americans convinced themselves they’re depressed—and what we can do to get sensible diagnoses. Historian Edward Shorter speaks to Jesse Singal about depression hysteria.

Presidential Debate

CNN correspondent Candy Crowley was right on the narrow question of whether Obama called the Benghazi attack an act of terror, but conservative bloggers have rushed to condemned her as biased. By Jesse Singal.