Maja Lundager Pedersen

Do you have a cold or winter allergies?

It might not be a cold; you could be allergic to something.Credit: Flickr/foshydogIt’s been 14 days and that cold you caught is still hanging on. What do you do? Probably nothing — it’s just a cold, right? Actually, you might have an allergy. No, allergies aren’t just a spring thing.“What I tell [...

Sunday, February 2, 2014, 10:02 PM

Eric Borgia serves Super Bowl food for 80,000 fans at MetLife Stadium

Eric Borgia shows off his famous Nonna Fusco’s Meatball Sandwich. Credit: New York JetsFor Super Bowl Sunday, Eric Borgia wants to cook like you do at home, but the only difference is he has 80,000+ fans at the table. In 2010 Borgia started as executive chef at MetLife Stadium, home of the New...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 7:41 PM

Bitcoin gold rush hits New York City

The Bitcoin Center New York City opened for business this month. Credit: Miles DixonOn a Monday evening in early January, a group of businessmen chatted enthusiastically at a Midtown Manhattan bar. The men weren’t talking about sports, women or vacation plans though — they are discussing Bitcoin,...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014, 1:52 AM

Scarlett Johansson on her love for SodaStream

Scarlett Johansson likes bubbles — a lot. The actress admitted as much last Friday evening at the launch event announcing her new role as the global brand ambassador for SodaStream, for which she’ll star in a Super Bowl commercial on Feb. 2.“I grew up drinking carbonated water. My mom used to mix...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 11:50 PM

Watch out for Anthony Bourdain's new food market in NYC

Bourdain has earlier worked for several restaurants amongst others Brasserie Les Halles in New York.Foodies, rejoice!A new dining project is coming to New York. When it will open, what it will be called and where exactly it will be placed is still a secret, but one thing is for sure is: it’s got...

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 11:58 PM

Lose weight with these diet books for every taste

There's no one diet book out there that works for everybody (otherwise, how would we health editors stay in business?). Everybody takes a different approach to dieting; therefore, we rounded up eight very different books so there is something for all tastes.Men Don’t Diet, Men… Refuel – A 24-Day...

Thursday, January 9, 2014, 5:04 PM

Helpful books for a new year without stress

According to American Psychological Association only 37 percent of Americans feel they are actually doing an excellent or very good job of managing their stress.High blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, diabetes: These are all common, dangerous effects of stress. If you're looking for some...

Sunday, December 29, 2013, 10:26 PM

Comedy: American Candy sticks to its roots — and possibly even 'Roots' — in Brooklyn

American Candy has a lot of women in the troupe, and member Hollie Harper thinks they "give a layer of communication that men don’t have."Credit: Yolanda D. HuffAmerican Candy is a "bombastic sketch comedy show straight outta Brooklyn," says the flyer handed out at the group's most recent show, "A...

Sunday, December 29, 2013, 8:35 PM

How to avoid a hangover

Plan to drink a lot? Read on for tips to avoid a nasty hangover.Credit: Metro fileIs your go-to normally Advil and Tylenol when the hangovers arrive on Jan. 1? Dietitian Tanya Zuckerbrot, founder of The F-Factor Diet and author of "The Miracle Carb Diet," says the foods you eat before, during and...

Friday, December 27, 2013, 7:24 PM

When it comes to beauty, Alexa Chung is a minimalist

Alexa Chung launched her collaboration with Eyeko in London on Nov. 14. Credit: Getty ImagesLike you, Alexa Chung is too lazy to wear makeup on the weekends and forgets her razor when she travels. We chatted with the TV personality and fashion icon at the U.S. launch of Alexa for Eyeko, her new...

Friday, December 27, 2013, 3:30 PM

Stop by Hops & Hocks and grab a meat cone

Yes, this is what a meat cone looks like.As if their 200 beers, 100 flavors of cured meats, cheeses, mustards, coffees, pickles — you name it — weren't enough, the beer and charcuterie retail store Hops & Hocks that opened in Bushwick this November now has one more reason for you to pay a...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 3:53 PM

Theater: 'Love Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter' reflects on an odd couple

In a classic jazz setting, Stevie Holland sings "Night and Day," "I Love Paris" and other beloved tunes by Cole Porter.Credit: Carol RoseggLike the Eskimos have 29 words for snow, Richard Maltby Jr. thinks we should have 29 words for relationships. The Tony Award winner is currently the director...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 2:30 PM

Simon Cowell speaks ‘The X Factor’ and the future of his show

Simon Cowell looked pleased after the season finale of "The X Factor," where his group Alex and Sierra won. Credt: Getty ImagesWorking on a televised talent show in 2013 is in some ways as much of a talent competition as the actual competition. With competing shows as “America’s Got Talent,” “...

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 6:12 PM

SantaCon: A Dane tests out an American tradition

A transplant from Denmark joins revelers at SantaCon.Credit: MetroI've heard all of the crazy stories about the New York SantaCon, the hundreds of people dressed like ole' Saint Nick, drinking themselves blind and slurring carols around the city.Having been in the states for a couple months, away...

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 11:12 PM

Alison Sweeney on health and holidays

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Alison Sweeney attends the OK! TV Launch Celebration at Lavo on September 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/FilmMagic)We recently sat down with Alison Sweeney, host of "The Biggest Loser" and the new leader of California Almonds' team of lifestyle experts...

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 9:22 PM

Cocktail recipes for good health

Feel a runny nose and coughing sneak up on you? Take a shot of bitters along with your flu shot; it worked in the old days and it still does, says Warren Bobrow in a new cocktail book called "Apothecary Cocktails – Restorative Drinks from Yesterday and Today."Before modern medicine, apothecaries...

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 11:10 PM

Girls skate through school with Figure Skating in Harlem

[caption id="attachment_278107" align="alignnone" width="614"] Zjana Ray, 17, has been part of FSH since she was 9 and is now captain of one of the Harlem Ice teams. “When I [first started], I felt like I was completely blossoming into a different person,” she tells Metro.[/caption]The saying “if...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 11:34 PM

Where to go ice skating in NYC

Grab some skates and go swirling and twirling all over New York, like the Rockefeller Center ice rink.Credit: Patina Restaurant GroupIt's the most wonderful time of the year — for a seasonal skate. Here are our favorite places to go.The Rink at Rockefeller CenterAt the Rockefeller ice rink, you...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 11:44 PM

World AIDS Day sets a hopeful goal

In New York, the number of new HIV infections per years has decreased by 37 percent between 2002 and 2010.In Times Square on Sunday, the chant of “end AIDS now” echoed as Housing Works, an organization that helps homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS, and nearly 1,000 supporters...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 4:38 PM

Village Voice's holiday party celebrates end of Prohibition

U.S. Prohibition agents destroy a bar in an undated photo held by the National Archives and Records Administration.Credit: ReutersBased on the number of bars in our great city, it seems there are many who are happy Prohibition was overturned. The booze ban was officially scrapped 80 years ago...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013, 4:36 PM