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Kate Mooney

Associate Features Editor, National Health Editor

kate.mooney@metro.us

Get free veggie burgers from California's beloved Amy's Drive Thru

You know Amy’s Kitchen as the purveyor of your favorite healthy, organic snacks and meals — mac and cheese, frozen burritos, canned chili — but did you know it also has its own completely vegetarian fast food joint? Amy’s Drive Thru opened in Rohnert...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 5:35 PM

Put a ring on it: The latest trends in engagement jewelry

When it comes to getting hitched, there’s no one way. Same goes with the ring you choose to symbolize your commitment. More and more couples are defying tradition and opting for engagement rings with a range of gems, colors and cuts. We asked jewelry store designers and owners what they...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 6:23 PM

Buzzkill: Just one glass a wine daily can increase risk of breast cancer

Bummer news ahead of National Wine Day this Thursday: according to a new report, drinking as little as one glass of wine a day can increase the risk of breast cancer.  The study, from the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) and the World Cancer Research Fund, found that drinking 10...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 12:43 PM

‘Bloodline’ Season 3: Linda Cardellini takes us to paradise — and hell

Linda Cardellini is deep into some family drama.   The “Freaks and Geeks” actress heads into the third and final season of “Bloodline,” the Islamorada, FL-set thriller about a tightly-knit family unraveling after the black sheep, Danny (Ben Mendelsohn) returns home. In...

Monday, May 22, 2017, 6:36 PM

The sexiest characters on the new 'Twin Peaks'

The new “Twin Peaks”has arrived, and the residents are looking damn fine 25 years later. Lynch’s new take brings with it a whole new level of bizarre — and no shortage of eye candy. Based on who we’ve encountered so far in the first two episodes, which premiered last...

Monday, May 22, 2017, 10:59 AM

Instagram could be the reason you hate your life

While you might find scrolling through your Instagram feed a soothing, mindless pastime (pretty pictures, what’s the harm?) — compared to Twitter, for example, which bombards you with politics and bad takes — it turns out the app of sunsets and selfies is majorly messing with your...

Friday, May 19, 2017, 12:49 PM

Healthy smoothies to beat the heat

Pump up the AC and grab a cold drink, because it is full-on, sultry summer. After the longest winter ever, the season of sweat is here and we need some relief. On 80+ degree days, there’s nothing better than a cold, refreshing smoothie — especially when you’re so overheated, you...

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 6:10 PM

These summer workouts will get you pumped for the season

After a long winter spent on the elliptical at the gym (likely, while watching the apocalpyse unfold on CNN), you're probably feeling uninspired by your typical workout routine — and stressed out enough about the world that you need to blow off more steam that usual. To give you some...

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 2:13 PM

The Bluths are back! ‘Arrested Development’ greenlit for Season 5 on Netflix

Fix yourself a frozen banana treat and hop in the shower in your jorts, because “Arrested Development” is coming back to your screens!  Netflix has greenlit our favorite dysfunctional family comedy for a fifth season due out in 2018, Variety reports.  When Fox cancelled the...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 12:51 PM

10 healthy and delicious snacks to eat at your desk

So many of us spend so many hours sitting in front of the computer at work, and we need pick-me-ups to keep energized throughout the day. Besides coffee, we often seek a boost in the form of snacks; but opting for chips or candy from the vending machine is a calorie-packed trap we’d do best...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 6:01 PM

The 20 must-see free concerts this summer in NYC

New York might be one of the most prohibitively expensive places to live in the world, but every now and then it throws us some solid freebies. Summer concerts is one. Mark your calendars, because here are twenty of the best free shows to catch this summer, from music festivals like SummerStage, to...

Monday, May 15, 2017, 6:12 PM

Get a free pick-me-up Friday at Peet’s Coffee

Friday afternoon is an apt time for a coffee beverage. You have a few more hours until the weekend, and you’re just trying to power through the workday and wake yourself up a bit so you won’t crash the second you walk out of the office and want to just go home and sleep.  Tomorrow...

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 5:39 PM

All the damn fine 'Twin Peaks' themed events in NYC

It really is happening again, and so soon! On Sunday, May 21, “Twin Peaks” returns and the suspense is high. Beyond a few cryptic teasers and a handful of interviews in which Lynch reveals, oh, absolutely nothing about season 3, we don’t know shit about what’s ahead for the...

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 1:36 PM

Drink beer and do yoga this weekend to support Planned Parenthood

This Saturday, get your buzz on, find your flow and contribute to a feminist cause.  On the day before Mother’s Day, Beer Fit Club brings Beer & Yoga: Female Power Edition to Sunset Park’s Lineup Brewing.  For $27, attendees get a pint of beer paired with a 60 minute...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 4:30 PM

The best outdoor fitness classes in NYC

Now that it’s warm, it's time to get outside and move your body. Gym memberships are cool and all, but why not find a way to break a sweat out in the (urban) elements, and make the most of the season’s longer, sunnier days in the several parks and green spaces of the city? You can...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 6:21 PM

You need to make these Korean BBQ sliders this summer

Spring has officially sprung, and that means we’re approaching grilling season. Just in time, McCormick released their 2017 Flavor Forecast: Grilling Edition, revealing this season’s trends for ‘Merica’s favorite backyard pastime.  “This summer is all about...

Monday, May 8, 2017, 4:43 PM

‘Master of None’ Season 2’s Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim are #friendshipgoals

If you watch Netflix’s “Master of None,” you know Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim’s onscreen rapport is pretty darn charming. In the comedy series co-created by Ansari and Alan Yang (“Parks and Rec”), Ansari and Wareheim play Dev and Arnold, thirtysomething besties...

Monday, May 8, 2017, 4:39 PM

Lyme Disease: How to prepare this tick season

As summer approaches, city folk tend to take advantage by getting out in nature — hiking, camping and more. But warmer weather also means it’s tick season — typically, May through July is when they’re most active — and if you’re going to be in wooded and grassy...

Friday, May 5, 2017, 6:29 PM

How BarkBox's dog comedy night (temporarily) relieved my human angst

Thursday was a garbage day, so I took myself and my pre-existing conditions — you know, I’m an anxious, depressive female of reproductive age — to a dog comedy night for some levity. Once a month, Bark & Co — the dogcentric start-up behind BarkBox, the monthly...

Friday, May 5, 2017, 1:52 PM

The 7 best places to drink on the water in NYC

It’s finally nice out! One of the best ways to enjoy the weather, of course, is to drink outside. Even better: drinking outside on a boat, or at least catching a breeze off of one of the city’s many waterways from the East River to the New York Harbor. Here are seven of New York City...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017, 2:58 PM