Body and Mind

Oregon is changing its drug laws on heroin, cocaine to combat racism, addiction

Oregon lawmakers are taking a radical approach to the war on drugs. Last week, they passed a bill that will lessen punishments for possessing drugs like methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine. First-time offenders caught with small amounts of heroin, cocaine, meth and other hard drugs will face...

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 3:17pm

Sorry, chia! Moringa is the next big thing for health, weight loss and skincare

Move over quinoa. Matcha, you had your moment in the sun. Superfoods (we see you, turmeric) are bowing down to the next kale, moringa. What is moringa? Besides your next superfood obsession? Moringa oleifera is also called drumstick tree, horseradish tree, ben oil tree or benzoil tree. Not just...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:06pm

You're not imagining it: There are more food recalls than ever

It seems like the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announces at least one food recall a week, ranging from contaminated dog food and romaine lettuce to chocolate and sausages. While we aren't actually seeing a new recall every week, they are on the rise. A new report from the non-...

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:50pm

The United States of Masturbation needs sex toys for dudes

Masturbation. Let's get comfortable saying it. Masturbation. And guys, women have our Satisfyer suckers and magic wands with attachments resembling the Muppet Gonzo’s nose (Le Wand... lifechanger!), so we get it. You want sex toys for men. Your hand is not always enough and spicing things...

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 9:50am

Give him the best blowjob ever (NSFW)

“Who is a blowjob newbie?” No hands in the packed classroom raised. “Who thinks they are the sh-t at sucking d-ck?” All hands shot up. “OK, so this is like a blowjob fan club.” That was our introduction to “Blowjobs and Beyond,” a sexpert...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 1:57pm

NEO U living up to its Netflix of fitness billing

When CrossFit Fifth Ave. owner Nathan Forster boldly proclaimed over the summer that he and his business partner’s newest fitness project — NEO U — would become the “Netflix of fitness,” the entrepreneur raised the bar higher than any of his grueling WODs. Forster,...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 10:07pm

Making a ritual of success

We all think it — then eventually overthink it: If only we could re-create the step-by-step process that led to today's killer 6 a.m. workout every day, we'd be invincible in everything we do. New CrossFit PR, a set of six-pack abs you keep training toward, even applying the formula...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 5:47am

How to avoid injury while shoveling snow

You probably know how to shovel snow, at least you think you've got it down to a T. But one wrong move, and you can hurt yourself in the process. Last week, the East Coast and mid-Atlantic experienced their first winter storm of the season. The storm, called "Avery," brought 6....

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 6:51pm

One-night stands: The down-and-dirty on the one-and-done

That walk of shame in college might have turned into an ultra-embarrassing Uber ride in your 20s, but besides knowing how to own your sexuality and have safe fun (protection, kiddos), take comfort that “a lot of people have one-night stands,” a new survey said. The team at DrEd....

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:35pm

Obese sex is totally hot and not at all like what you see on TV

Let’s talk about obese sex — sex positions, myths and how damn hot it is.  “They don’t know what they’re missing,” an audience member called out at the start of speaker Laura Delarato’s class Big, Fat, Hot Sex, referring to people who won’t have...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:35pm

BDSM is an 'act of compassion,' NYC dominatrix explains (NSFW)

My name is Goddess Aviva, and I am a professional and lifestyle dominatrix. Men (and occasionally women and couples) come to me to experience submitting to and serving a dominant goddess. These experiences can take a variety of forms depending on the sub’s interests and limits, my particular...

Monday, October 15, 2018 - 4:17pm

Dirty Lemon launched an NYC store, and paying is on the honor system

Dirty Lemon has a cult-like following, but would their customers pay for their bottles boasting health benefits if they didn’t have to? That’s the question the company seems to be asking with their recently opened Tribeca outpost, The Drug Store. While you’ll find rows and rows of...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:48am

What is mindfulness, and why is everyone obsessed with it?

It seems like you can't threaten to have a nervous breakdown anymore without someone popping up and suggesting you try mindfulness. Mindfulness has been called the most important psychological development of the millennium, with psychologists attesting to its effectiveness in ameliorating...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 - 12:08pm

What are varicose veins and can they be prevented?

Summer means shorts season, which can cause anxiety if you chronically skip leg day, or if you suffer from varicose veins. Up to 40 percent of Americans have them, and they can be uncomfortable as well as unsightly. But you don't have to resign yourself to living with them if they bother you....

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 2:33pm

What is your third eye?

You don’t have to participate in Hinduism, Buddhism or yoga to have heard about the third eye located in the center of your forehead, associated with the pineal gland. Take, for instance, the common saying, "third eye blind." But what is the third eye, exactly? The third eye,...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 9:06pm

Sore knees? How to tell if it's something serious

When your knees are sore, it's easy to dismiss. You just went too hard at the gym. You must be getting older; don't think about it! It's summer — who has body aches in summer? But knee pain isn't something you should get used to. It can happen at any age, for a number of...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 2:02pm

Is erectile dysfunction curable?

It's estimated that 30 million American men experience erectile dysfunction, or ED. It's a condition that has spawned an entire category of drugs (not to mention paranoia-inducing online ads). Once a man begins experiencing ED regularly, are medications — a temporary remedy, not a...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 10:47am

Stay healthy in the summer heat

Summer may be less than a month old, but we are already feeling the heat -- a lot of fit. We talked to Dr. Elizabeth Garland, director of the Division of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and associate professor, environmental medicine and public health, pediatrics, Icahn School of Medicine...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 2:45pm

Ask Mount Sinai: Protect yourself from ticks this summer

Most people know ticks are carriers of Lyme disease, and that if you have a pet, a monthly preventive is a must. Those are serious matters, but they aren’t the only ones; according to a report last month from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “illnesses from mosquito, tick,...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 - 10:00am

I Tried to be Body Positive. Here’s How It Went

I’ve struggled with my weight and body image for most of my life, so when I was offered the trip of a lifetime to spend a long weekend in Grand Cayman, I knew I had to work on being more body positive. So I made a pact with myself to not let myself — and my long-unhealthy mindset...

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 6:02am