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A new approach to tackling race relations around the globe

It's no secret that the oppression of black people is alive and well, on both a national and global scale. Metro caught up with clinical psychologist Jerome E. Fox, Ph.D. to discuss his new book: Addicted to White: The Oppressed in League with the Oppressor. You’ve described your book as...

Friday, May 5, 2017, 11:40 AM

Holistic drug rehab centers gain popularity

Overcoming addiction is usually a hard-fought battle. Whether it's alcohol, heroin, nicotine or prescription drugs, going it alone only adds another layer of complexity and isolation to the process. Experts say that incorporating social support and therapy ups our chance of being successful. (It's...

Friday, February 24, 2017, 12:00 PM

Renowned yoga guru knows why you're stressed

Stressed out? If you're like most Americans, your answer is yes. But while the vast majority of us seek solace in activities that distract us from anxiety, the world's oldest wisdom traditions tell us that the only way out is in.In other words, the key to optimal well-being may be to sit with...

Tuesday, September 6, 2016, 6:59 PM

Do missing teeth kill job prospects? Patients share smile's importance

We all know first impressions matter, but did you know that very first impression is made within seven seconds of meeting someone?In an interview situation, you need to act quickly in those crucial moments to leave a stellar impression on your interviewers. Somewhere between the handshake and the...

Friday, August 19, 2016, 8:52 PM

In Philly, college grads have more opportunities than ever

When community colleges first opened their doors, they widened the gateway to social mobility and were fondly celebrated as America’s “people’s colleges.”Today, more and more scholars are enrolling at Community College of Philadelphia because they know they can travel to just about any destination...

Monday, July 11, 2016, 12:06 PM

New Yorkers look to Cog Railway for summer fun

If you're on the lookout for some out-of-the-box fun this summer, you may want to put the Mount Washington Cog Railway on your list. The first mountain-climbing cog railway, nestled in the jaw-dropping White Mountains of New Hampshire, is attracting visitors of all stripes with its lineup of...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 1:43 AM

Get ahead in your degree with Online Summer Session at CUNY SPS

At some point in every college student's life, they wonder if they could, or should, have finished their degree more quickly. To some, the idea of adding mores classes to an already busy schedule seems daunting and unattainable. When would they find the time to attend more classes?Three words:...

Monday, May 2, 2016, 9:28 PM

Hello, spring! Cog Railway remains top attraction in New England

Spring is pretty much at our doorstep, and it couldn't have come sooner. While saying so long to the winter chill is famous for revving up our spring cleaning engines, the change of season also pushes us outdoors to experience nature at its very best. In the Northeast, few attractions awe and...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016, 2:30 PM

Have dental restorations? If so, you're going to want to read this

With 120 million Americans missing one or more teeth, many are left with crowns, bridges or veneers. The best way to care for and maintain these dental restorations, however, has remained unclear—until now.The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is bringing some clarity to the situation with...

Friday, March 18, 2016, 12:20 AM

Eco-friendly laundry product eliminates need for detergent

Is it possible to get your dirty clothes clean without actually using laundry detergent? A product called Crystal Wash is making believers out of us all.The eco-friendly system relies on something called bio ceramics, which can best be described as small, almost pebble-like balls that directly...

Tuesday, December 29, 2015, 7:34 PM

Celebrate the holidays cruising the high seas

Snow and ice aren't the only way to experience Christmas magic. If you're looking to put a twist on the traditional holiday celebration, consider cruising to the Bahamas as a family. With Christmas sneaking up on us, what better last-minute gift than white sandy beaches and family fun abroad?With...

Friday, December 18, 2015, 10:10 PM

Mayor de Blasio signs bill to strengthen PE in city schools

The PE Reporting Bill (officially known as Intro 644) was signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio last week, marking a major step forward for the campaign to improve physical education in city schools. The new law will require the city to share just how much time (or how little) students are...

Friday, November 13, 2015, 7:40 PM

New website puts fresh spin on holiday shopping

With the holiday season right around the corner, many of us have already begun making our shopping lists. The average American spends over $800 each year on holiday gifts alone, according to the National Retail Federation. What's more is that 80 percent of shoppers plan on using credit cards to...

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 11:45 PM

Prior experience might help you earn your degree

While weighing the pros and cons of earning a college degree, many working adults are under the misconception that they have to start at the very beginning. What they may not know is that a variety of educational and professional training can actually be applied as credit toward a bachelor's degree...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 9:51 PM

Fresh from a Middle East tour BODYTRAFFIC premieres four works

BODYTRAFFIC, one of the hottest new dance companies from Los Angeles, performs November 4-8 as part ofDance Affiliates'inaugural NextMove series at the Prince Theater in Philadelphia (1412 Chestnut Street).Audience members are in for a treat, BODYTRAFFIC is recognized for its athletic and...

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 12:22 AM

LeafFilter shares easy ways to increase the value of your home

Preparing to put your house on the market? If so, doing all you can to up the value of your home beforehand can payoff big time in the long run. While big projects (like a kitchen remodel, for example) often require a hefty investment of money and time, smaller home projects can also give your...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 9:27 PM

Cooler temps make now the best time to treat varicose veins

If you've been putting off treating your varicose veins, the best time to act is now. With summer moving behind us, experts from USA Vein Clinics say that we're coming up on the ideal time of year to say goodbye to unsightly veins.Since wearing compression stockings is often required for the...

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 7:27 PM

Deals in real time; new iBuySell app puts twist on reverse auction

Whether you're a brand reseller, boutique owner, or someone who sells items online to generate extra income—you'll likely find the selling process both time consuming and expensive (not to mention the hassle of high upfront promotion costs and fees).For bargain hunters looking to shop their...

Friday, October 16, 2015, 7:07 PM

Website reveals personal info Google may be hard pressed to find

Ever wonder about the registered sex offenders living in your neighborhood? Or found yourself curious about the background of someone you just met online?When it comes to getting insider information, most of us turn to Google. Unfortunately, this often leads to inaccurate information, outdated...

Friday, October 16, 2015, 4:11 PM

Online education reshaping college experience

For many working Americans, the career-family juggle is simply part of everyday life—so much so that the idea of finishing a bachelor’s degree may feel like nothing more than a dream.But earning a college degree can come with some serious advantages.According to a 2014 Pew Research Center report,...

Friday, October 9, 2015, 3:58 PM