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Ringing in the New Year with Reflexology

It seems everyone has superstitions about starting the new year. Most of these involve going to the gym immediately to kick off the month of January, which effectively angers the rest of the population that has been going all year. This year, I decided to embark on a relaxing entry to 2011 with my best […]

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To Brita or Not to Brita?

NYC tap water has been branded as the best in the nation.  In fact, some clever entrepreneurs even started bottling it last year but considering it didn’t explode in popularity, I’m not sure that venture was much of a success.   NY Mag went to the trouble of testing NYC’s water a few months ago from […]

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2-Week Yoga Challenge: Speed Up to Slow Down

Two weeks ago a friend and I embarked on a self-inflicted yoga challenge: Attend a yoga class everyday for two weeks.  This idea of ours was cosmically timed with a Groupon to YogaWorks for two weeks of unlimited classes for a measly $15.  With most yoga classes in NYC running upwards of $20 per session, […]

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Pop-Tarts World Brings Sweet Sushi to Times Square

Times Square is quickly evolving into a sugar-crazed universe!   Following the likes of M&M World and Hershey, Pop-Tarts opened their Pop-Tarts World today in Times Square.   Though I always thought Pop-Tarts were an inferior breakfast pastry to Toaster Strudel, they were always more functional because you could eat them without a toaster. The folks at […]

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NYC’s Old Folk Boast Superior Bill of Health

It’s not so shocking that New Yorkers tend to have a bit of a superiority complex about them, but when it comes to health there are actually numbers to back it up.  One of my favorite blogs (nerd alert), Economix from the Times, revealed an interesting statistical nugget  showing that New Yorkers live remarkably longer […]

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Just Say OM(G): Yogi World Record in Central Park

I don’t think anyone doubts that New Yorkers have a bit of crazy in them and Tuesday night’s free yoga class only adds further evidence. Despite sprinkles and threats of heavy rain, more than 10,000 yogis gathered for a free yoga class in Central Park and broke a world record in the process. The event […]

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Green Food Delivery Initiatives Spark Utensil Shortage

Ah, the joys of NYC food delivery. One of the luxuries of living in this fine town is that any cuisine is just a couple mouse clicks and less than an hour away from delivery to your doorstep.  The website SeamlessWeb, which aggregates all the restaurants that deliver to your particular building for online ordering, […]

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The Beauty of a Street Cart Fruit Salad

Look at that fruit salad! Is it not the most beautiful fruit salad you’ve ever seen?  Well, it was positively divine. And it came from a street cart. And it was $4. A lot of people avoid street carts like diseased villains around here, but the ones that offer more than Halal food can be […]

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Tarzan Moments in Anti-Gravity Yoga

I always wanted to be Tarzan. Though he always struck me as a bit of a blockhead, I envied his abilities to swiftly navigate the jungle as fast as the birds and look pretty cool doing it. I was once convinced to try pole-vaulting under the pretense that I would feel Tarzan-ish. Not true, and […]

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At the Mercy of ConEd

Turns out, the ground has been exploding a lot recently. I try to lead my life with some sense of rationality, but I’m giving serious thought to adding this to my irrational random fears list. (Along with expired eggs/milk, swarms of pigeons and getting KO’d by a falling fire escape ladder.) Since this is NYC […]

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