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Easy Ways to Get Fit While You Work

We know it’s important to be active and to go to the gym but a new study from The Women’s Health Initiative found that may not be enough. With a link between a sedentary lifestyle and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer, it’s evident that going to the gym an


Learning to Conquer Self-Doubt and Own Your Career Success

Over brunch recently, a friend was excitedly telling me about a new job she just accepted. But after I congratulated her, she said with a distressed expression, “I’m worried I won’t be able to succeed. Maybe I played up my skills too much in the interview. What if I start my training

Host an Easy Labor Day Picnic in the City

Living in New York City (or any city, for that matter) can present a unique set of challenges. Battling for Saturday night cabs. Fourth floor walk-ups. Laundry. In the summertime, friends with outdoor space, whether a backyard or a rooftop with a skyline view, are few and far between. If

Why You Don’t Have To Be a Pro To Run a 5k

I signed up for my first 5k a few years ago with an ominous feeling in the pit of my stomach. What was I getting myself into? Me, the girl who could barely run a mile without collapsing? Needless to say, despite my pre-race jitters I ended up having a

Saffron Zucchini and Butter Bean Salad Recipe

If you’ve ever tried to grow your own zucchini, or know someone who did, you know that it can be a very plentiful harvest. In fact, it tends to be a little too plentiful. Everyone who grows this vegetable knows that when the time is right, they will find themselves

A Mother-to-Be’s Guide to Emotional Well-being During Pregnancy

Being pregnant has a strange duality to it. Your life—the principle parts of it—stay the same. Social invites keep hitting your inbox. Work doesn’t wane. You still have the same commitments, meetings, and to-dos. So this big difference in your life can feel, well, small. It can be hard to be present


How My Lupus Diagnosis Taught Me to Love a Salt-Free Life

My three favorite meals growing up were fried chicken from KFC, Szechuan beef from the local Chinese restaurant, and microwavable macaroni and cheese. Or in sum: anything that didn’t require cooking and included a lot of salt. Goodbye, Salt In 2004, just days after my twenty-first birthday, I was diagnosed


6 Health Food Myths Debunked

“Oh, I don’t eat carrots,” she said to me. “They’re starchy carbohydrates, and I heard they will make me gain weight.” I looked down at the floor and cleared my throat to hide the grin and laughter bubbling up from my stomach. It wasn’t professional to laugh at a client