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    January 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 22, 2012

    As Whooping Cough Spreads, Schumer Demands Free Vaccinations

    WebMD describes whooping cough as a "disease that causes very severe coughing that may last for months." It is a respiratory infection that can spread rapidly if untreated. And, in recent weeks, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that cases have been popping up across the co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Depressed? Blame The Summer!

    And you thought the Internet was making you depressed... Turns out, there might be another cause to your sadness -- summertime. Yep, you read that right. The SUMMER Apparently, a form seasonal affective disorder, rather appropriately abbreviated as SAD, strikes some during the sunniest months of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    Women Have Finally Discovered Booze

    ​Back in the old days, before gender equality and such things, women who drank excessively were considered untoward, ill sots, the kind you wouldn't bring home to your mother, who only had a small sip of sherry when feeling poorly and then spat it out immediately. But today, the world has embr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Chances Are, Your Brain Will Not Be Eaten by an Amoeba

    That font is terrifying.​This is worrisome. We have been reminded that a science-fiction horror-film-esque fear is actually a reality. Brain-eating amoebas exist, and they have killed three people this summer, including a boy in Virginia, a girl in Florida, and a man in Louisiana. Fortunately, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2011

    Tons of Turkey Recalled; Target Now a Grocery Store, Too

    ​Cargill, one of the country's largest meat producers, is recalling more than 35 million pounds of ground turkey in association with the salmonella poisonings that killed one and sickened 76. [USA Today] Really fancy kids can now get served puréed squash, organic chicken, and "babe-a-ccinos" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2011

    Meet Anne Saxelby, Cheesemonger; Martha Stewart Turning 70!

    ​It might be time for you to start rethinking what part of your produce should end up in the trash. Rinds and peels can be put to good use. [NY Times] A profile of Anne Saxelby of Saxelby Cheesemongers, which was just named Manhattan's Small Business of the Year. [NY Times] Americans are in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Satanism is Huge on the Internet, Stoking Exorcism Market

    ​File this one under "Probably Fake Trend Stories That Are Funny Enough Regardless," because the Telegraph is reporting that a six-day conference on exorcism blames the internet for a rise in Satanism. "The internet makes it much easier than in the past to find information about Satanism," sai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    New York Is Full of Gross Diseases

    ​This morning we awoke with a hacking cough (okay, it's been hanging around for a few days now) and realized upon attempting to yell at a possible mouse behind our refrigerator that our voice was all but gone. But instead of feeling sad about this, we turned to the New York Times and realized ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Where to Dine By the Fire; An Interview with Le Pain Quotidien Founder

    ​The CDC's Division of Foodborne, Waterborne and Environmental Diseases has found that one in six Americans gets sick, as opposed to one in four, which was previously reported. [WebMD] A 90-year-old Harlem man mugged after leaving a Key Food received $500 in cash and $500 in gift cards from t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Revenge of the Nerds: Invisalign 'Invisible Braces' Potentially Bad for You

    ​It's a good day for dorks! Everyone knows that one preppy girl in their lives whose parents had enough money to buy her Invisalign, the plastic dentures that spare you the embarrassment of walking around with a mouth full of metal while making your teeth perfect over time. But those of us traumat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    West Nile Virus Made a Comeback this Season -- Save Yourself from Its Wrath

    ​West Nile -- it almost sounds like something that should be on VH1's I Love the '90s -- but it's still among us and it can be dreadful, especially for those on either side of the age spectrum. The disease, first found in the U.S. in 1999, is at its highest levels in New York since 2000. There hav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Mezcal Still the Next Big Thing; Pinot Grigio Makes a Comeback Among Snobs

    ​Officials are moving forward with plans to replace the dated bar cars on Metro-North Railroad's Connecticut trains with new cars that look more like a sit-down pubs on wheels. [Wall Street Journal] VinPerfect, a new type of screw cap that regulates air into the wine bottle, joins the synthet ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 6, 2010


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  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    Study: Coffee May Reduce Risk of Death. (Downside: You're Addicted, and It Makes You Work Harder.)

    ​Today the Wall Street Journal offers one of those bad-things-are-good-for-you stories everyone loves. This one's about coffee. This has been done before by WebMD ("Coffee: The New Health Food?") and others, but the WSJ story adds to a list of several diseases coffee may prevent (including s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    Women Eat Less on Dates with Men (Duh!); New York Cafes Go WiFi-less

    ​A new study shows that women eat more when they eat with large groups of other women, and that -- shocker! -- they eat less when there are men present. Women will consume about 110 calories less when they're on date with a man than if eating with a girlfriend. [WebMD] "President Obama's daug ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    February 28, 2006

    Drinking to Your Health

    Boozing through the Common Cold