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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Vacations are Good For Your Health


The United States is the only industrialized country that doesn’t require employers to give workers paid vacation time. In fact, about a quarter of employees in the US don’t receive any paid vacation at all, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

DIY Fermented Foods


"Humans did not invent or create fermentation; it would be more accurate to state that fermentation created us."

     -Sandor Ellix Katz, The Art of Fermentation, page 1

Fermented foods like sauerkraut, kimchi, pickles, and yogurt have so many health benefits. They support the healthy microorganisms in our digestive tract that we can't live without and they improve our ability to digest food and absorb nutrients.

If fermenting your own foods is daunting, take some help from these two books.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Free Fun Fitness Events in New York City


Exercise should be fun and it shouldn't cost a lot. Check out these FREE fitness events in New York City this summer to get outside and get moving.