• Voice Choices

    August 20, 2014


    Better not eat your wheaties.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    Ask Andrew W.K.: Letting Go of Stress

    [Editor's note: Every Wednesday New York City's own Andrew W.K. takes your life questions, and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask:\ Dear Andrew, I'm literally drowning in stress. Anxiety ha ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 11, 2013


    Who says it's all about giving?

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    The Five Most Stressed Out U.S. States

    Surely this is an honor New York State deserves, to make up for the fact that Miss New York never seems to win enough national pageants. But nooo! The five most stressed out states, according to a new survey, happen to be: West Virginia, Rhode Island, Kentucky, Utah, and Massachusetts. How can th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Study Says Women Drink More Than Men in Marriage

    "Honey get me a beer." According to a recent study by the Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, marriage means more drinking for women and less for men. Married women actually drink more than previously married women, but married men drink less than previously married men.

  • Voice Choices

    January 18, 2012


    MTC presents a comedy for bookworms

  • Voice Choices

    December 21, 2011


    Where to find chow mein 
and dinosaur bones

  • Voice Choices

    December 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    City Living Stresses Your Brain Out

    ​An international study has proven what many a New Yorker has had an inkling of for a long while: People who live or were raised in cities are different. The study, conducted by researchers at University of Heidelberg and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute at McGill University, fou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    Men Relax More When Their Wives Are Doing Chores (Seriously)

    ​Today in stereotype-reinforcing studies, we get this: Guess what? The stress levels of married women drop when their husbands help them with chores. But married men relax most when their wives are busy doing things besides relaxing. Hm! And we wonder why women seem to be less interested in ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Slackers: Better at Life?

    ​Here is your justification for being a slacker this chilly Friday. If you are a Type-A agro nerd, you're going to experience greater levels of stress and strain than the totally "whatever" Type C-/D , according to a new study in the Journal of Applied Psychology, says the Wall Street Journal. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Monty the 'Therapy Dog' Now Available for Checkout to Stressed Yale Law Students

    The power of a dog in shoes! (Not Monty)​Yale Law, maybe one of the most stress-filled of places in an already far too stress-filled world, is introducing a pilot program that will offer a "therapy dog" named Monty for checkout from the library, where many students flock to be stressed. The Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2011

    Scientists Cure Baldness in Mice; Mice Fedora Industry Panics

    ​Scientists have accidentally discovered a five-day treatment that reverses baldness in mice, ABC News reports. Does this mean you will never have to tell someone his thinning hair looks "dignified" ever again? Maybe. Dr. Mulugeta Million and his team of scientists (we'll call them "The Millio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Female Happiness Now Going for $24 a Pop

    $24 of happy is SO happy.​Paul Zak, a researcher at Claremont Graduate University, claims he knows what makes women happy. It's a natural hormone called oxytocin (also known as the "cuddle hormone," or, more colloquially, the crack cocaine of nature) that can boost trust and empathetic feeling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2010

    Update: MTA "Fixes" One Problem, Creates Another -- and So It Goes

    ​As of yesterday, the MTA planned to lay off two bus drivers currently at war in Iraq and Afghanistan. In a humanitarian move, perhaps realizing that the stress of war need not be coupled with the stress of job loss -- or that they would be getting some very bad publicity -- the MTA changed it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Study: Male Fetuses Pretend Stress "Isn't Happening"

    ​The University of Adelaide in Australia has determined that boy and girl babies have totally different reactions in the womb to a variety of stressors, from asthma, pre-eclampsia, and cigarette smoke to psychological stress in the mother. "The male, when mum is stressed, pretends it's not h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Newark Grocers Push Fruits & Veggies; Jonathan Safran Foer Asks, 'Why Not Eat Dog?'

    ​Costco will start accepting food stamps nationally after it started to accept them in New York earlier this year. The program should be operational in half the company's 407 warehouse-style stores by Thanksgiving, according to company officials. [NY Times] Small corner grocery stores in Newa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2009

    Medical Experts: Old Age, Stress, Genes Call for Drink, Drugs

    Like we keep telling our editors: "Regular Moderate Alcohol Intake Has Cognitive Benefits in Older Adults." A Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center study of 3,069 individuals over 75 years of age who were still sharp found that codgers who had eight to 14 drinks a week -- that's a few drinks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Valentine's Day Suggestions: Heart-Healthy Snacks, Medical Intervention

    It's never too early to worry about Valentine's Day. An alarming number of releases we've received take a recessionary angle. For example, from February 10 through February 15, participants in T.G.I. Friday's "Give Me More Stripes" promotion will receive free Spiced Up Cupcakes with the purchase of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    Lede of the Week

    "Sue Masaracchia-Roberts has had all kinds of bosses, but only one gave her an intestinal infection." This jumped right off the RSS reader, but when we followed the link to its source, we found the headline "Your Boss Could Be Killing You" -- still good, but confusingly unrelated to anal. Then we f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2008

    Anti-Energy Drink Comes to NYC

    It has rose hips instead of codine, so don't get too excited.

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    Barney's Warehouse Sale is Back (and Better than Last Time?)

    The Barney's Warehouse Sale, where you can see a lot of skinny bitches looking stressed out in their undies, starts tomorrow. We've been hitting this baby for years, and the snagged some of our favorite things there in the early days. Recently it has mostly seemed like a great opportunity to buy siz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2007
  • Columns

    September 13, 2005

    On the Waterfront

    Cruising over to work was never so easy

  • Theater

    February 22, 2005
  • Dance

    November 2, 2004
  • NYC Life

    February 9, 1999

    Stress Test

    Food for thought