Health happenings across NYC

Use Numi's brew kit to make your own creation. Credit: Provided
Use Numi’s brew kit to make your own creation.
Credit: Provided

To a tea

If you love getting creative with your tea — fall’s the perfect time to start adding cinnamon sticks, by the way — consider creating your own signature blend for Numi Organic Tea. Using ingredients in its Artisan’s Tea Blending Kit, whip up your own concoction and it might become the brand’s newest offering. The winner also gets a trip to San Francisco and a private tea tasting at Numi’s headquarters. Enter through Jan. 14; full terms and conditions are at www.numitea.com.

Give your old coat a new life

Donate your old coat to activewear brand Lole’s Yellow Label Program, which is inspecting, washing and repackaging pre-worn jackets and then selling them for $40. All proceeds are going to Ample Harvest, which donates farmers’ surplus produce to the needy. Learn more at www.lolewomen.com/yellowlabel.

Exercise, fight cancer two ways

Your next workout can help slash your risk of breast cancer, and prevent the disease in others. All proceeds from this weekend’s F*** Cancer fundraiser at ChaiseFitness will go to the charity, which supports efforts for early detection (90 percent of breast cancer is curable in Stage 1!). Take a class for $35 or sponsor a class (match the profits made) to help the cause. Get details at www.chaisefitness.com.

Food & Wine and Flywheel

The Food & Wine Festival is back in town this week, and if you plan on eating your face off (like us), you’ll probably want to burn off some of those extra cals. Enter Flywheel, which with pro chefs Todd English and Josh Capon is hosting a special ride Saturday at 3 p.m. to benefit the Food Bank for New York City. Reserve your spot at www.flywheelsports.com.



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International

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Local

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An officer alleged to have stomped on a Brooklyn man's head last week had his gun taken away and placed on modified duty.

National

New York Times calls for legalization of pot

The New York Times editorial board on Saturday endorsed a repeal of the federal ban on marijuana, becoming the largest paper in the nation to back the idea.

National

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Music

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Music

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Arts

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Movies

Box office: Scarlett Johansson wins battle of brains…

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MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

MLB

Joe Torre: I'm in Hall of Fame because…

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MLB

Yankees GM Brian Cashman breaks down art of…

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Auto racing

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Wellbeing

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Education

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Education

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Career

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