Body and Mind

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

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, October 15, 2018 - 4:33pm

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

IQ scores have been falling for decades, study shows

It's not your imagination: The world is getting dumber. Scientists have discovered that IQ scores have been dropping worldwide, reversing a century of gains. They say environmental factors — not stupid people reproducing like rabbits — are to blame. Norwegian scientists looked at...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 1:38pm

Does your toothpaste have this common ingredient that could wreck your gut health?

Last year was the year for gut health. You finally started taking a probiotic, eating kimchi even when you’re not at a Korean restaurant and sipping kombucha even though you were extremely skeptical about drinking anything fermented. You’re all about adding things into your routine to...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 5:02pm

How to keep your voice in good shape this allergy season

To put it lightly, this time of year is absolutely brutal for people with seasonal allergies. Normally, walking down a street lined by trees would be a pleasant experience. But in the early stages of summer — AKA, allergy season— sidewalks that run through such lush terrain can become...

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 6:09pm

Does coffee dehydrate you, or is that just a myth?

Let’s face it, coffee powers your career. You have your go-to coffee shop, a favorite blend for your coffee machine at home and a mug almost permanently glued in your hand. You know you should probably drink as much water as you drink coffee, but you can’t go without your cuppa. But...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 4:34pm

People are now paying $300 to cuddle cows. Here's why

Believe it or not, people are now shelling out $300 for two people to spend 90 minutes cuddling, brushing and playing with cows. The wellness trend is simply called cow cuddling, and it’s the most recent addition to animal-centric holistic health offers, like goat yoga. If you’re still...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 11:01am

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