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21 Questions with…Greatist CEO/Founder Derek Flanzraich

Derek-Flanzraich-founder-and-CEO-of-Greatist_HeadshotWe ask Derek Flanzraich, a man on a mission to help everyday people live more healthful lives with his site Greatist, our 21 questions.

  1. When I get dressed in the morning I think… stripes on stripes on stripes.

  2. I never leave my home without… deodorant.

  3. My guilty pleasure is… Shake Shack frozen custard.

  4. My favorite healthy snack is… kale granola. Because that's a thing, apparently.

  5. The key to being a successful entrepreneur is… genuinely caring about your team as much as you care about your mission.

  6. When it comes to my workout routine I… try to mix it up: yoga, intervals, weight training and basketball nearly every week.

  7. My favorite place to work out is… in a park with friends on a beautiful day.

  8. The song I'm currently listening to most is… Daft Punk's Get Lucky. I think I've worn out the repeat button on Spotify.

  9. When I'm stressed I… eat lots of ice cream. Only slightly kidding.

  10. My favorite story to run on Greatist is… all of them? Picking a favorite article is like picking a favorite child… and I'm pretty sure I don't have any children. One I love a ton is our guide to the best and worst hangover cures.

  11. The best health tip I ever got… was that the best way to get leaner was to drink three Muscle Milks a day. Took me way too long to figure out that was a joke.

  12. My beauty must-haves include… Neutrogena's Pink Grapefruit Oil-Free Acne Wash Foaming Scrub.

  13. When I travel I always… arrive at airports extra early. Hate feeling late.

  14. I would love to have this expert contribute to Greatist… Mark Bittman.

  15. If my days had one extra hour… I'd probably work out for an extra twenty minutes, sleep for an extra thirty and dance to Get Lucky in just my underwear for an extra ten.

  16. When I'm hiring people, the key qualities I look for are… passion for Greatist and the difference we want to make in the world, plus a clear idea of how they can push Greatist forward.

  17. When I relax I… listen to jazz music.

  18. On a typical Saturday night I… am sharing laughs over dinner with close friends. Or sending emails.

  19. The item of clothing I'm currently wearing the most is… flippie-floppies.

  20. Every day I make sure to… be grateful for something or someone.

  21. The most gratifying part about my job is… the chance to help millions of people think of health and fitness in a healthier way.