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The Faithful Shopper: Halloween Havoc

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.15.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Costumes, candy and company -- the perfect way to spend a splendid Halloween. Take the scare out of shopping for this most frightening of nights by checking out my latest list of stores, where you'll be treated to all you need for your creepy costume.

4 Keys to Get Off the Plateau

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 08.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

So if the plateau is an expected but undesired part of the process, what can you do to get off the plateau and continue your climb to greater and greater heights? I mean, after all, that's why you go to the gym and push yourself, right?

Got Gentrification?

Martin Kleinman | Posted 07.17.2015 | New York
Martin Kleinman

Change can be good. Improved schools, transportation, job creation, street safety, housing - everyone wants that. And, let's face it, the better a neighborhood gets, the higher housing prices go. But it's a question of degree, of balance, of compassion.

Weight Loss Studies Drive Me Crazy

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 06.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Every so often, I stumble across a study that makes me nuts. Some well-intentioned researchers suggest at the conclusion of a well-financed study that...

6 Things I Learned From My First Spartan

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 05.19.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

I gathered a group of tough, like-minded Spartan virgins and we began our training program. I created a workout for all of us to use, a sort of litmus test to prepare ourselves as well as gauge our progress during training. We trained as a team. We raced as team. And we finished as a team. Here are a few things I learned:

A Mother's Day Tribute To 8 Fantastic Make-Believe Moms

Pat Gallagher | Posted 05.06.2015 | Fifty
Pat Gallagher

So last year we paid tribute to our favorite TV moms, and this year we thought we would celebrate our favorite cartoon/fairytale mothers --- just because, why not? So, without further ado: The Top 8 Cartoon/Fairytale Mothers.

4 Must-Dos to Get Ready for Summer

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 05.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

Here are four solid tips that will help you get in the best shape for summer.

Faithful Shopper: Re-Cycle Your Fitness

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.16.2015 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

It's spring at last, and time to get yourself in shape for summer. One of the great exercises around, that's particularly easy on the joints, is cycling.

The Five-Minute Rule

Michael Neill | Posted 05.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Michael Neill

But from time to time, I forget all that and I once again become frightened by own internal weather. My experience of the world looks all too real, and phrases like "it's just my own thinking and it will pass" seem cruel instead of comforting.

The Faithful Shopper: Don't PassOver the Easter Treats

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.30.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Happy Passover - Happy Easter! As always, I focus on the sugary for these joyous holidays - chocolate treats that promise even sweeter days in the spring and summer to come.

Faithful Shopper: Coming Attractions

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.12.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Now that it's almost officially fall, all of us retail watchers are anxiously awaiting the new stores that are hurrying to open before the holidays! T...

Live-Action 'Dumbo' Is Basically Everything That's Wrong With Hollywood

The Huffington Post | Lauren Duca | Posted 07.10.2014 | Entertainment

"Dumbo" is set to become the latest Disney classic developed into a live-action film. The re-imagining of 1941's large-eared elephant follows box offi...

WATCH: Adorable 'Dumbo' Octopus Proves Deep Sea Creatures Aren't Always Creepy

Posted 05.15.2014 | Green

Usually deep sea creatures give us the willies, but this one really surprised us with its cuteness. The Grimpoteuthis octopus, which was recently ...

Here's The Real Reason Gravity Was Such a Great Movie

Galanty Miller | Posted 06.08.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

No, the reason I liked Gravity is because it was short. The entire movie clocks in at 85 minutes. I pressed the "play" button on my DVD remote. And an hour-and-a-half later I was back at my job as Jaden Smith's personal assistant.

Citizens of Brooklyn, Take 1

Myrdith Leon Mccormack | Posted 05.24.2014 | New York
Myrdith Leon Mccormack

Brooklyn is home to some of the coolest people on the planet. It is the birthplace of icons, legends, infamous figures and notorious souls. To know B...

If New York City Neighborhoods Were European Cities, Where Would You Live?

The Huffington Post | Karin Swanson | Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel

We can't all afford the luxury of traveling or living abroad. But if you live in New York City, maybe you can experience some of Europe's offerings wi...

Please Stop Sending Me Links to Crying Baby Elephants

Alison Rosen | Posted 11.17.2013 | Media
Alison Rosen

Remember that scene in Dumbo where he's a baby and his mother is rocking him in her trunk and everyone is crying, especially me? That scene wrecked me. Years of therapy can't remove that image from my memory and it wasn't even real.

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Books

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been a couple of years since I've written about the independent bookseller scene - and thank the literary gods, it's as strong as ever! Between t...

Vocal Cast for Disney's Planes Includes a Top Gun Reunion, Top Names From Stand-up Comedy

Jim Hill | Posted 05.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

The Planes production team did come up with an appealing aerodynamic cast for this animated feature. But then the question became, who would Disney recruit to come voice this new set of characters?

Post-Sandy, NYC Artists Find a Slow Road Back to Creativity

Vera Haller | Posted 03.30.2013 | New York
Vera Haller

In the best of times, the life of an artist is difficult. Lean years, sacrifice and solitude are the norm. Add a natural disaster and life becomes even more precarious.

From Stage to Screen and Then Back Again

George Heymont | Posted 01.14.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

In recent decades, movie musicals that began as full-length animation features and original movie musicals have become multi-million dollar stage vehicles drawing audiences into theatres in cities around the world.

Brooklyn By Bike

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 11.24.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

We ride past a group of buildings in the massive Brooklyn Navy Yard, spread out over 300 waterfront acres. Felipe speaks to us through his walkie-talkie. "Ready to go to the farm?"

PHOTOS: Dumbo Arts Festival 2012 Preview

Posted 09.10.2012 | New York

If the crisp, cool air hasn't already got you excited for the upcoming fall season, here's a preview of one of New York's most exciting events, the 16...

Artists Bring Green 'Flock Houses' To NYC

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.31.2012 | Arts

Artists, engineers and environmentalists are bringing mobile, self-sufficient living units to the parklands of New York City this weekend. It's all a ...

Free And Fun Photo Festival Comes To New York

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.17.2012 | Arts

Good news, photo fanatics: this weekend The New York Photo Festival takes over Dumbo, Brooklyn from today until May 20. The festival, which is free an...