BY Bee Gray
on Apr 24, 2015
The icy paws of winter have finally released us from their blizzardy clutches! We’re free: running, jumping, tripping over ourselves, eager as f*** to get this whole spring show on the road. Cherry blossoms, sunshine, and a general cheerfulness has started to turn the world new shades of beautiful. It’s going to a party all the time.
But wait! Are we really prepared? You may have cleaned out the closet, purchased a new wardrobe, and finally removed that cobweb dangling in the stairwell, but there is other deep cleaning to do—and it’s all in your mind.
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BY Lex Ellenthal
on Jul 14, 2014
When I was 12, I started on a new medication that caused me to gain quite a bit of weight. I went from being so skinny that if you turned me sideways I couldn’t be seen to being relatively average sized. But I was 12, and after having been impossibly skinny for my entire life, I felt enormous. I stopped wearing shorts or skirts that fell more than an inch above the knee because I perceived my thighs as huge. I would get upset about how “fat” I was and eat to comfort myself. It became a very unhealthy cycle and soon I truly was overweight. Read More
BY Katrina Pallop
on Jan 22, 2013
Though flu season is already well under way, you can still squeeze in your ounce or two of prevention to keep yourself healthy. Here are three great tips on how to strengthen your immune system to ward off sickness, brought to you by the fine people at Soho Sanctuary in NYC.
1. Eat Your Veggies
Colorful vegetables are chock full of the vitamins you need to boost your immune system during cold and flu season. Kale and its leafy siblings are excellent sources of calcium and vitamin K, while carrots provide a whole mess of vital antioxidants. Read More
on Jul 14, 2010
Feeling stressed out? Why not grow some Jasmine in your home to help soothe your nerves? This fragrant, easy to grow and easy on the eyes plant has recently been the subject of some extensive research. A study conducted in Germany claims that the scent of the Jasmine plant promotes relaxation and reduces anxiety. The study was performed on mice, and showed that exposure to the scent of jasmine caused mice to “cease all activity” and “sit quietly in a corner” as if soothed. Read More