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Kate Mooney

Associate Features Editor, National Health Editor

kate.mooney@metro.us

CVS combats nation’s opioid epidemic by limiting prescriptions

In a constructive step forward in the fight against our country’s opioid crisis, CVS announced Friday that it will implement new restrictions on how opioid prescriptions are dispensed in stores nationwide, beginning Feb. 1, 2018. The national pharmacy chain will limit opioid prescriptions to...

Friday, September 22, 2017, 1:52 PM

Why Jill Soloway won't spend 2 hours in makeup

Since its start three years ago, “Transparent” has always been an exploration of the boundaries we draw and the blurred lines that result — with gender, identity, the body and our relationships. In season four of the family drama, out Friday on Amazon, the whole Pfefferman...

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 12:40 PM

Taking a break from dieting could help you lose weight

Everyone agrees dieting is le worst. Well, here is some good news for everyone: according to new research, taking breaks from your calorie counting can actually help you lose more weight and keep it off in the long run! You no longer have to beat yourself up for veering off your diet or indulging...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017, 2:02 PM

Feeling anxious? Try journaling

Since we were little, we’ve been told the merits of journaling as a way to work through our thoughts and emotions. As adults, indulging in “Dear Diary”-style exercises often takes a backseat to the myriad tasks that pile up on any given grown-up day, as we struggle to find a work-...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 5:53 PM

FAD Market debuts fall edition at City Point

If you’re ready to do your fall shopping, but would prefer to get your new outfits, home goods and self-care products from independent designers, check out the Fashion Art and Design (FAD) Market, which debuts its fall edition this Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24 at City Point. The...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 2:51 PM

Sitting is extremely bad for you

If you’re sitting down right now as you read this, you might want to get up and move around, for the sake of your health. New research shows that being sedentary for long periods is linked to an increase in early death — even if you exercise regularly.  The study, published in the...

Monday, September 18, 2017, 6:03 PM

Breakfast tacos, donuts and dumplings are coming to Prospect Park

This fall, your Prospect Park picnics are about to get a lot more delicious. Three new food vendors will set up staions at the park: King David Tacos, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 19, with  Carpe Donut NYC and Anton’s Dumplings rolling out later in the fall.  These mobile...

Monday, September 18, 2017, 2:19 PM

Why we love our neighborhood bodegas

On Wednesday, news from the tech world drew the ire of New Yorkers citywide. Fast Company reported that a new startup, which is calling itself Bodega, is planning to disrupt our beloved corner mom ‘n pops by setting up “5-foot-wide pantry boxes filled with nonperishable items you might...

Thursday, September 14, 2017, 4:42 PM

Broad City’s season 4 premiere foreshadows Trump’s presidency

Spoilers, duh The broads are back! In the season four "Broad City" premiere, “Sliding Doors,” we go back to the day Abbi and Ilana first met, and alternate between two versions of how things could have gone — with drastically different outcomes. Just like that Gwyneth...

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 1:06 PM

In its sixth year, Photoville expands beyond its shipping containers

Sam Barzilay knows how hard it can be to motivate yourself to get out to a museum.  In 2012, when he co-founded Photoville, the free outdoor photography exhibition that takes over Brooklyn Bridge Plaza for two weekends every September, the idea was “to get photography and art not where...

Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 6:40 PM

Best Oktoberfest celebrations in NYC

Beer and sausage time is upon us. When Oktoberfest kicks off Saturday, September 16 and goes through Tuesday, October 3, venues across the city, from beer gardens to cruise ships, will turn up to celebrate the holiday with kegs of Bavarian brews, plates of schnitzel and sauerkraut, polka bands, mug...

Monday, September 11, 2017, 6:06 PM

Can plants make you less anxious?

Can keeping a plant on your desk at work help you have a better day? If you turn your apartment into a “house jungle,” per the recent Washington Post trend piece on millennials, will it improve your mental health, or just makeover your Instagram feed? Studies have shown that spending...

Monday, September 11, 2017, 12:44 PM

Your guide to leaf-peeping in New York

Summer may not officially end until September 22, but it’s already beginning to feel like fall and in just a few weeks, the leaves will begin to change. If you want to spot the glorious auburn and golden hues before they ghost from the trees, you’ve gotta have a plan. To find out the...

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 5:34 PM

Wanderlust Fest brings a mindful triathlon to Prospect Park

A different kind of festival will take over the Nethermead in Prospect Park this Sunday.  Wanderlust 108, a daylong wellness celebration, is not so much Parkchella as it is “a festival for grownups, for people who are seeking balance in their lives,” says founder Sean Hoess....

Thursday, September 7, 2017, 2:12 PM

Want to feel more focused and energized? Try Hatha yoga, meditation

If you’ve been feeling foggy-headed, distracted, sluggish — pretty standard for any day in the life — there is self-care you can incorporate into your daily routine that might help you feel better.  A new study from the University of Waterloo found that practicing Hatha yoga...

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, 2:02 PM

Make over your home office for fall

Whether you work from home or find yourself often bringing work home with you, convincing yourself to be productive in the place where you live is always challenging. There are so many distractions and comfortable places to lounge, like, your bed, that it’s a wonder we ever get anything done...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 4:57 PM

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom go paddle boarding, keep it PG this time

A year and change since that time Orlando Bloom and his exposed dick went paddle boarding with Katy Perry,  the two have found romance on the water again. Only this time, Bloom managed to keep his junk in his swim trunks.  Over Labor Day weekend, the extra exes were spotted partaking in...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 2:46 PM

Aya Cash: You can't live in this world and not suffer from anxiety

Where we last left off in “You’re the Worst” — the season three finale — Jimmy (Chris Geere) had just proposed to Gretchen (Aya Cash) and then impulsively driven away, abandoning her on a mountain in LA. The new season, premiering Wednesday, September 6, is all...

Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 12:56 PM

Where to donate to Hurricane Harvey victims

As you look forward to the long holiday weekend, with its promise of beach days, BBQs and binge-watching, take a second to realize how lucky you are not to be stuck in a flooded home, waiting for someone to rescue you via boat. After you let that feeling sink in, take five minutes and donate some...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 2:16 PM

Get free Skyn condoms and ice cream today in the Meatpacking District

The weather’s been unseasonably cool lately, but we’re predicting the long holiday weekend ahead is going to be...smoldering hot. If you didn’t have a summer fling this year, don’t mope. Instead, think of it this way: You have until Laid-By Day to get one in. When the...

Wednesday, August 30, 2017, 12:52 PM