Max Prinz

'Inheritance' author explains how genes change our lives and how our lives change our genes

Back in high school biology, in between talks on Punnett squares and dominant traits, your teacher likely implied that your genetic destiny was fixed at birth. You got some genes from your mom and some from your dad, and that’s how you came along. But now, new information about genes has shown that...

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 7:05 PM

Does the PrayFit diet work?

(Credit: IanLoganPhoto.com)For Jimmy Peña and the followers of the PrayFit diet, losing weight is about much more than the reflection staring back at you.“It’s not about the mirror,” Peña says. “It’s about the one we’re trying to mirror.”In his new book, The PrayFit Diet, veteran fitness writer...

Thursday, April 24, 2014, 10:29 PM

'Champs' and 'Intramural' bring sports to the Tribeca Film Festival

Bernard Hopkins is one of the boxers showcased in the documentary "Champs."Credit: Bert Marcus'Champs''Champs' attempts to explain boxing through the eyes of three world champions. Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson and Bernard Hopkins each discuss their rise to the top of the boxing world. All three...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 10:19 PM

New York Cosmos set for another title run

Credit: Getty ImagesLast season was a dream year for the New York Cosmos. They returned to New York and the North American Soccer League after a near 30-year absence. They won their first game of the year, at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium, 2-1 in front a capacity crowd of 11,929. And, after...

Saturday, April 12, 2014, 5:43 PM

Real Estate Tips From a Million Dollar Lister

Ortiz, of the firm Douglas Elliman, returns for his second season as a cast member of "Million Dollar Listing." (Credit: Getty Images)Luis D. Ortiz, star of Bravo’s hit show “Million Dollar Listing,” knows the New York real estate market better than just about anyone. Since acquiring his real...

Monday, April 7, 2014, 9:58 PM

SWICH helps you find restaurants that match your values

SWICH makes it easy for you to find a business you jibe with.Credit: SWICHSWICH is a new Yelp-like startup that seeks to help people find and support businesses that share their values.The new platform is different from other review sites because it provides users with scores to indicate the...

Sunday, April 6, 2014, 5:59 PM

Starkey Hearing Creates iPhone Hearing Aid

Starkey Hearing Technologies has collaborated with Apple to produce a hearing device that works with the iPhone. This new wireless technology — dubbed Halo — is the first made-for-iPhone hearing aid. It connects via a Bluetooth and a hearing control app, Trulink. It's available via hearing care...

Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 4:41 PM

What's new at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field this season? The food!

In addition to a new baseball season, the Mets and Yankees are serving up plenty of new ballpark food items that could hit a home run with fans. Credit: Getty ImagesYankee Stadium:This season, an Unlimited Popcorn Bucket will be sold at locations throughout the stadium. The new $12 souvenir bucket...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 11:25 PM

Staten Island Clown's creators reveal his origin

This is the clown who went viral as the #SIclown and grabbed headlines around the country. Credit: Z100The clown who briefly terrorized Staten Island streets swung by Manhattan on Friday morning.The joker was revealed as a stunt by a Staten Island-based production company, but the men behind the...

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 6:01 PM

Spring clean your pantry for a healthier year

Looks nice on the outside — but are the pantries in tip-top shape?Credit: Ben McGuinnAs spring begins to liven up the winter gloom, homes everywhere are getting that seasonal thorough cleaning. This year, don’t just wipe the windows and scrub the shower — start developing better eating habits by...

Sunday, March 30, 2014, 5:22 PM

'I Love College' rapper Asher Roth returns with 'RetroHash'

Roth's second album comes five years after his debut. He plays at the Barbary in Philly on April 2, at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, Mass., on April 4 and The Westway in NYC on April 5. Credit: Brock FetchAfter five years, Asher Roth is set to release his second full-length album, "RetroHash."...

Sunday, March 23, 2014, 9:37 PM

'Chasing Maria Menounos' offers a new look at 'Extra' host

Maria Menounos and her longtime boyfriend Keven Undergaro will a offer peek behind the scenes of their life together in 'Chasing Maria Menounos.' (Credit: Getty Images)Watching Maria Menounos host “Extra” often prompts the question, how does she do it all? Well, her new TV show might offer an...

Monday, March 17, 2014, 10:30 PM

Unhappy? Quitting Might Help

Bernstein and Streep argue that the most satisfied people have mastered the art of disengaging.Over and over, people are told, “quitters never win.” But, in "Mastering the Art of Quitting," readers are shown that learning how to let go can actually make them happier. The book, written by Peg...

Sunday, March 16, 2014, 10:28 PM

Spring into new beers

The Swing Session Saison from Victory can found at most Whole Foods Markets along the East Coast.As the snow starts to finally melt away and spring mercifully draws closer, a new round of beers is poised to rise right along with the temperature.Victory's Swing Session Saison is made from both...

Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 4:58 PM

A Job With a Shot of Whiskey

Hudson Whiskey, New York’s first post-prohibition distillery, is searching for a new brand ambassador. “Making the Cut,” invites whiskey aficionados to apply for a job representing Hudson Whiskey across the country.Gable Erenzo, co-founder and current brand ambassador, is stepping down to return to...

Sunday, March 9, 2014, 11:53 PM

Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo spills on season 5 and her signature hairstyle

Theresa Caputo might be reconsidering her signature hairdo. Credit: Noel Vasquez/Getty ImagesTheresa Caputo, better known to many as the Long Island Medium, is back on Sunday night with new episodes of her hit series, now entering its fifth season.In "Long Island Medium: On the Road," Caputo...

Thursday, March 6, 2014, 6:41 PM

Enter the kitchen of the "Mob Wives"

Sisters Renee, Jennifer and Lana Graziano share their family food line in a new cookbook. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)Fresh off a rocky season 4, Renee Graziano, star of VH-1’s “Mob Wives,” has teamed up with her sisters for a new cookbook, “How to Use a Meat Cleaver: Secrets and Recipes...

Sunday, March 2, 2014, 10:19 PM

This energy bar can tell you if you'll be allergic to it

Simply scanning the QR code will give users allergy information. Credit: ProvidedAllergies can make finding the right foods a hazardous task. But ZEGO, a maker of allergy-friendly snacks, has a new way to make sure your food is safe. You can simply ask your wrapper.ZEGO has introduced a new batch...

Sunday, March 2, 2014, 8:26 PM

Taco Bell breakfast thinking outside the bun

Taco Bell's Waffle Taco is just one of its new breakfast offerings (Credit: Taco Bell)Taco Bell is rolling out a new breakfast menu nationwide, the largest menu expansion in the company’s history, beginning March 27. Offerings include a Waffle Taco, an A.M. Crunchwrap and Cinnabon Delights.The...

Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 10:57 PM

GreenHopping: Get Healthy Using Your Phone

GreenHopping is available at the App Store for $.99 centsThe days of scouring New York hoping to find healthy food options are no more thanks to a new iPhone app.GreenHopping is designed to help health conscious eaters maintain an organic and healthy diet in the city. The app tracks organic and...

Sunday, February 23, 2014, 6:57 PM