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How confetti-filled photos aim to de-stigmatize mental health

Since 1949, May has been Mental Health Awareness Month, but this very well could be the first time confetti has been used to not only raise awareness for the cause, but also to encourage people to be vulnerable and playful while doing so.  “All the Feels” is a photo series...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 10:05am

Stonehill’s IMC master's degree leads with creativity

When researching graduate programs, you’ll likely see messaging from colleges and universities across an array of media platforms. The goal? Building brand awareness while communicating exactly how they can meet your needs. It's a perfect example of integrated marketing communications (...

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 6:02am

Stress eating: It's real and it's not your fault, but here's how to stop it for good

The pressure’s on at work and you’re feeling down and overwhelmed. Suddenly those doughnuts in the break room that looked blah this morning sound really good — irresistible, actually. The siren song of the sugary snacks pulls you to them and, before you know it, you’re down...

Monday, May 14, 2018 - 12:21pm

Is an electric bike for you? We took a test ride and fell in love

Biking in New York City is, to put it mildly, daunting. There are the distracted drivers on their phones, pedestrians who don’t respect bike lanes, the noise and rush of traffic right next to you. For the people who commute by bike, though, it’s all worth it. “Biking is the only...

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 8:52pm

Stupid simple ways to get healthy that you're still ignoring

When it comes to health, most of us claim we want the good guy who treats us well while running after the bad boy who brings nothing but trouble. You know you should eat greens. You know they’re good for you and they’ll help you slim down and maintain steady energy — and you claim...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 5:17pm

Viral tweets revealing worst things people have said about mental illness are eye opening

Every year in the U.S. one in five adults experiences mental illness. That equates to over 43 million people, according to Mental Health America. In a five-year period, rates of youth suffering from severe depression increased from 5.9 percent in 2012 to 8.2 percent in 2015, and over 1.7 million...

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 11:15am

It’s okay to ask for help. And it’s available, free, friendly and professional

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and as New York can be one of the most emotionally challenging/stimulating/draining cities in the world, it’s especially important for us to take care of ourselves. And vital to remember that — just like on a rush hour train — you are never...

Friday, May 4, 2018 - 9:51am

What is forest bathing, and how can city dwellers reap the health benefits too?

All too often, those handy solutions for stress doctors and therapists swear by only cause city dwellers more stress. I’m supposed to leave my miles-long to-do list and meditate at work, you wonder. Yeah right. That’s why you might have brushed off a new technique from Japan and South...

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 11:08am

‘Wild Wild Country’: what you need to know if you’ve been living under a rock

“Wild Wild Country” is the most talked about show on Netflix right now. From its masterful cinematography to its incredible archival footage, intriguing first person interviews from those involved and meticulous pacing, the story is so...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 2:30pm

April: Parkinson's Disease Awareness Month

Parkinson’s disease is a condition that we maybe hear about if it affects our grandparents or another older person in our lives. When actor Michael J. Fox announced he had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, it shone a new light on the disease as one that afflicts young people and...

Monday, April 23, 2018 - 12:59pm

Say what? The subtle ways you might be ruining your hearing

Our ears are constantly bombarded with intense sounds from the moment we wake up until the moment our head hits the pillow. But according to audiologist Theo Saunders, we could be doing permanent damage to our hearing without even realizing it.   “Hearing loss isn’t as obvious as...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 11:08am

What you need to know about autism spectrum disorder

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 kids in the United States have been identified with autism spectrum disorder. It’s a condition that’s misunderstood by many, but those false perceptions are being confronted more often now than ever. Where once...

Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 2:32pm

Better Living Through Sci-Fi: 5 Movies With Useful Lessons

By day, Dan Abella coaches people from actors to athletes in developing a more successful mindset at Peak Performance Sciences. By night, he is New York City’s foremost science fiction enthusiast who organizes of the annual Philip K. Dick Sci-Fi Film Festival. Those two interests will...

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - 5:42pm

Report: Quitting Facebook can reduce stress, but there's a catch

A new study from The University of Queensland, published late last month in The Journal of Social Psychology, reported that quitting Facebook can reduce stress. And from the recent data breach scandal (which has Mark Zuckerbug booked for an April 11 testimony before the House Energy and Commerce...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 5:20pm

Can you actually catch up on sleep?

It’s one of those weeks — you know, the ones when you’re running on caffeine and not much else. You have a few huge work deadlines, your family is coming into town and you have to plan a birthday party for 15 people. Sleep? What’s that? You’re lucky to get a few hours...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 5:31pm

Two experts explain once and for all why doing a juice cleanse is stupid

Every era has a question for the ages. Such as, where does lightning come from? What is relativity? And today: Do juice cleanses work? The number of trendy juice joints and salad chains like Sweetgreen just seems to keep rising. So does the prevalence of bottled drinks, beverage mixes and regimens...

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 5:03pm

Exactly how much water should you drink a day?

We owe our lives to water. No, really: Water is the driving force in everything we do — and it makes up 60 percent of our bodies. It lubricates joints, helps flush waste out of our organs and keeps our body temperature regulated. And, contrary to what your friend who “never drinks...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 4:40pm

Go ahead and bookmark these cures for hangover nausea now

You overdid it. There’s no splitting hairs about it, but there is one splitting headache — and it’s yours. But you know how to treat that, what you’re not sure of is how to cure hangover nausea. But it’s serious, and you need a solution — stat. That’s...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 11:06am

Does stress really cause grey hair?

Take a look at photos of a president — any president — at the beginning and the end of their terms. What do you notice? They all look a whole lot older at the end of their service, complete with new wrinkles and plenty of grey hair. Part of that is just due to aging; they are four or...

Thursday, March 15, 2018 - 11:59am

Meet plogging, the perfect fitness trend for city dwellers

The term plogging might sound a little strange — like prancercise — but it’s actually a fitness trend that’ll get you in shape and help save the planet. What is plogging, you ask? Plogging is the combination of the words jogging and “plocka up,” Swedish for...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 3:09pm