Monthly Archives: April 2011

Ditch Your Excess Baggage

A few months ago I read a psychology study that really resonated with me: It said that one way to get over a hard experience is to pack away reminders into a box and seal it—the act of physically removing … Continue reading

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Health Tip Tuesday: Fight Fat with Blueberries

Last night I read some news which caused me to change my morning routine: I topped my standard yogurt/granola/banana combo with blueberries. Not necessarily ground-breaking stuff, but the reason behind this blueberry addition is actually pretty neat: Researchers at Texas … Continue reading

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A Beet Grows in Brooklyn

I never thought of myself as having a green thumb, but a few summers ago I realized that the handful of plants I’d inherited over the years were thriving. Just like that, I came to think of myself as a … Continue reading

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Who Gets Osteoarthritis in their 20s?

Me, it turns out. On my 29th birthday my knee swelled up after a run, and it kept puffing up after any sort of intense activity, such as jump roping, or even carrying a heavy bag downstairs. It took a … Continue reading

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Workouts this Week

Here’s a funny thing about being a fitness editor—sometimes you’re just too busy to work out. I know, right? I’m just as good at using the old “I don’t have enough time to workout” excuse as everyone else. But the … Continue reading

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Health Tip Tuesday: Maple Syrup is a Superfood

I recently made myself French toast for breakfast. It was amazing–I used a bread with fennel and golden raisins and pretty much doused it in pure maple syrup. At the time, I felt guilty about pouring on so much syrup, … Continue reading

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Meet Betty the Bike

This weekend I picked up my new Globe Daily 2 bike! It’s a cute 8-speed cruiser style bike. Here’s a video I made right after getting home, showing off it’s basic features. I went for another long ride today and … Continue reading

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Crisper Cleanup: Making peace (and juice) with old produce

I can’t be the only one who does this: I pick up something in the produce section of the grocery store vowing to eat it in the next day or two. Seven days later, it’s buried deep in the crisper. … Continue reading

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Home Remedies for Colds

I’m at home sick today, which is not how I’d prefer to spend my Saturday, but between all of my recent travel, regularly riding the subways, and work stress, it was bound to happen! This morning it occured to me … Continue reading

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Healthy Taco Salad, Served in the Perfect Salad Tote

I recently saw a study about people’s misconceptions about exercise: While most people may not look forward to exercising, when finished they don’t think the workout was nearly as unpleasant as they’d imagined. In fact, they may actually have enjoyed … Continue reading

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