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East and West Will Meet in a Hospital's Cancer Ward

I think modern medicine might be evolving: New York’s Beth Israel hospital is devoting a whole floor of its cancer ward to holistic treatments such as yoga, meditation and aromatherapy. Finally, a chance to address the spirit as well as the body in the realm of treating illness and disease! […]

Why High Heels Are the Shoes of Satan

Can you walk in high heels? I can’t. Okay, sure, I have been known to use them to get from Point A to Point B (usually at a wedding), but do I enjoy the experience? Do any of us? These are the questions that plague womanity – or at least […]

Tiny Ways to Feel a Lot of Joy

Abundant joy doesn’t come from big spending or exhausting work. It’s a truism that many of life’s best pleasures are the simplest ones.  Browse through your favorite photos. It could be the pictures from your 12th birthday at Disneyland, your college graduation (so happy you were done with that!) or […]

The Top 5 Myths About Sex

Sex is natural, sex is good. Not everybody does it. But everybody should. Or so goes the 80s god of sass, George Michael. Now that I’ve implanted that song in your head for the rest of the day, let us continue. If you were born before the age of the […]

The Best Way to Stop a Cold Sore

Until last week, when I got my first cold sore, I’d managed to dodge the cold sore bullet, and it’s a wonder that I made it this far, when they’re so highly contagious and 9 out of 10 adults get them.  Now who have I been kissing? When the sore […]

17 Reasons We Should All be Riding Bicycles

Riding bicycles: A life on two-wheels is a life well lived, not only for personal health reasons, but for your community and the environment. With longer and warmer days, you have no excuse not to get on a bike. Need some inspiration? Here are 17 reasons riding bicycles is oh […]

The Insider’s Guide to Life: Pet Sounds

ColumnPets and landlords should mix. Discuss. A neighbor in my building has adopted a new golden retriever puppy, and it can yelp with the best of them. With my front door facing the lobby stairway, it seems I can’t go an hour without hearing a bark or a floppy tumble […]

Wise Concoction: Seeds of Life Gel

This gel has become a staple in my refrigerator. It is a unique and simple way to enjoy the sustenance contained in seeds. Seeds are nature’s most nutrient-rich food, the essence of all the bounty that we enjoy from the plant kingdom. Frequently discarded when we make juice or eat […]

Do We Need More Reasons to Have Sex? Of Course! (Here are 6).

Let’s put on our leg warmers and take a trip to 1980s-ville, shall we? The year is 1987, and George Michael’s I Want Your Sex had just hit the airwaves. The Flagship Censorship was in overdrive. Meanwhile, tweens (before they knew they were tweens) were singing “Sex is natural, sex […]

How to Stop a Panic Attack

I, like 1 in 3 Americans, have suffered panic attacks in my life, and I’ll never forget how real and overpowering the fear was, paralyzing in its strength. Symptoms of a panic attack include shortness of breath, a choking feeling, dizziness and feelings of disconnectedness from reality and losing control. […]

Healing with Holistics

Accidentally shot at the age of 9 and paralyzed from the waist down, Chanda Hinton didn’t let her disabilities stop her from participating in activities with friends throughout her school years. But in college, she began to experience chronic pain. The best her physician could do was prescribe narcotic painkillers, […]

(Self) Love in the Fast(ing) Lane

Considering a fast or cleanse to rev up your energy levels, release stored junk in your trunk, disarm your inner warrior of its angry liver complex? Consider this as well. The potency of a good cleanse is well-worth the investment, time and self love you put into it. That’s right, […]

Growing Their Own: Restaurant to Farm Its Own Dining Room

Dubai, Kwait, Qatar, et al: a Disneyworld of senseless “innovation.” Don’t they have the world’s tallest buildings over there now? Or was it the largest? Neon aquatic hotels? Indoor skiing in the outdoor desert? I suppose the fact Kuwait is about to get a new restaurant that grows its own produce in its dining room shouldn’t […]

Are Sunless Tanners Safe?

Fall is sweeping across the Northern Hemisphere, and many of us are starting to bundle up against the cold. For the lighter skinned lots, this means a loss of that summer glow. And when you spent the summer months alternating between organic sun blocks and healthy doses of Vitamin D […]

Fight Prostate Cancer with Nutrition and an Awesome Moustache

Have you noticed a trend among men lately? No, I’m not talking about orange tans or a disturbing move towards overly-gelled coiffing. Rather, some of our brethren are strutting the streets sporting moustaches not seen since Magnum PI was sporting daring thigh-grazing shorts. November is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – […]

The Gratitude Dance

Since I’m normally reserved, certain souls (Mom) will be pleased to know I danced like an exuberantly witless chicken this morning. In full view of my neighbors. A good friend emailed me a link to the Gratitude Dance on YouTube. Expressing conscious gratitude is a pretty healthy habit, but did […]

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (Doctor's Orders)

It’s been a while since we last reported on it…and the jury’s showing no signs of movement. But now it appears that for a place in a healthy lifestyle, coffee is much more than a drink. This being Monday morning, we feel this is eminently newsworthy. The smell of coffee […]

Coffee Reduces Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Can drinking coffee reduce your risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease? According to a study at the University of Kuopio, Finland in collaboration with the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, and the National Public Health Institute in Helsinki, Finland, the answer is yes. The January 2009 issue of The […]

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4 Smart Textiles Revolutionizing the Future of Fabric

With the invention of technology-laden fabrics, otherwise known as smart textiles, we are able to benefit from multifunctional materials.   Smart textiles, also known as E-textiles, smart garments, tech fabrics, and smart fabrics, are materials based on technology that integrate advanced features beneficial to the wearer. In an interview with […]

4 Vegan Lifestyle Leaders: Influential People You Should Know

A vegan lifestyle often goes beyond abstaining from certain foods. For many, like the four individuals below, it becomes a chance to spread awareness about animal, social, and environmental issues through the use of their talent and individuality. Veganism is essentially defined as a person who does not consume any […]

4 Totally Doable DIY Aromatherapy Projects Using Essential Oils

Aromatherapy, sometimes referred to as essential oil therapy, is beneficial in so many ways. Not only can it make you feel better, but your house will smell wonderful too, which is why we’ve rounded up some of our favorite DIY aromatherapy projects using the revitalizing tinctures. The National Association for […]

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4 Vegan Lifestyle Leaders: Influential People You Should Know

A vegan lifestyle often goes beyond abstaining from certain foods. For many, like the four individuals below, it becomes a chance to spread awareness about animal, social, and environmental issues through the use of their talent and individuality. Veganism is essentially defined as a person who does not consume any […]

4 Smart Textiles Revolutionizing the Future of Fabric

With the invention of technology-laden fabrics, otherwise known as smart textiles, we are able to benefit from multifunctional materials.   Smart textiles, also known as E-textiles, smart garments, tech fabrics, and smart fabrics, are materials based on technology that integrate advanced features beneficial to the wearer. In an interview with […]