Mental and Emotional Well-Being

  • Voice Choices

    October 10, 2012


    Silversun Pickups hike 
over to Terminal 5

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Updated Item On Playgirl Cover Model Tim Boyce

    ​He was spotted on, as I ran here a few months ago. To clarify, he was advertising as a masseuse. The old item, with all my positive feelings, was like so:

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Patrick Stump's "Explode," Your Tuesday Morning Jump-Outta-Bed Song

    ​Yesterday hiatusing Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump released "Explode," a twitchy, danceable track about a man so pressured by his midlife crisis, he's willing to blow up everything he knows. Its world-crashing-down mania is led by Stump's spirited vocal, which leaps octaves in a single b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    New Yorkers: Miserable, Maybe, But Not Suicidal!

    ​According to a new joint study from Hamilton College in Clinton, New York, and England's University of Warwick, New Yorkers are the least likely of Americans to commit suicide. Even so, that does not mean we're particularly happy. Researchers determined that people's overall feelings of well- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    Happy People Are More Likely to Vote

    ​It seems counterintuitive, maybe, but according to a recent study of 1,300 people to be published in the Journal of Happiness Studies, those who are "contented" are more likely to vote than those who are unhappy. Further, unhappy people are not more likely to participate in political protests ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    Charlie Sheen's Self-Aggrandizing Insanity: Discuss

    ​I was on CNN this morning with anchor Kyra Phillips, discussing the plight of crazed Charlie Sheen, whose rants against the creator of Two and a Half Men have led to the suspension of this season's remaining episodes. Among my highly illuminating bon mots:

  • Voice Choices

    September 22, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 14, 2010

    Why the Russian Spies May Have Won, Emotionally

    ​Wondering who really got the best of whom in the aftermath of the U.S./Russia spy swap? A University of Michigan researcher named Igor Grossmann (full disclosure: he's Ukrainian) has delved into the mysteries of Russian vs. American psychology to see who's more "brooding." As you might expect ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Sadness Is Contagious, But Don't Worry: That Case of the Discontents Will Only Last You Five Years or So

    Hang in there for a few more years, Chris.​Not only is divorce potentially contagious, so are feelings. Which explains why when you're around someone who bitches and moans all the time, you want to start bitching and moaning (probably about them), too! Sadness begets sadness, and happiness bri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    New Yorkers' Well-Being Rises 0.3 Points in Survey; Hawaii, Unsurprisingly, Leads Nation

    ​The 2009 Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is out, purporting to show how citizens in each state in the union have been doing in terms of emotional and physical status. New York showed a net gain over last year of 0.3 points, from 64.7 to 65. No, we didn't notice, either. The number is calc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2009

    Pantone Announces Color of the Year

    ​As the world economy continues to collapse and celebrities line up to off themselves, there's heartening news: Pantone has announced the color of the year! And it's Obama! I mean Sully! I mean burnt siena! I mean....(drumroll)...turquoise! "Why turquoise?" I hear sea foam green screeching ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 6, 2008


    Opera, dance, and visual art unhinged

  • NYC Life

    September 5, 2000

    Academic Discussion

    The First Day of School's Around the Corner. Glad You’re Out?

  • Film

    April 6, 1999