Want to know what’s new and noteworthy in the exploding universe of consumer products and services all geared toward the health-minded shopper? Me too. And not just because I’m one of them. I spent last weekend at the famously gargantuan Natural Products Expo West out here in Anaheim, CA–I’ve been coming here more years than […]

I was just featured in a story (“Single, Sexy, and Gluten-Free”) that made the front page of DNAinfo.com for a spell (second to the breaking news about the prostitution ring) on a topic so seemingly miniscule that I can’t even believe it merited a whole story: Gluten-Free Dating. I was like, is that even a […]

If you’re looking for a fun and unpredictable night of live performance, one in which there are no spoiler alerts or reviews because the show doesn’t exist yet, go see a professional improv group perform. That’s what I did this past weekend, on a chilly, rainy night, pushing along with the crowd into the Upright […]

Want to do a little detoxing without doing a full-on cleanse? Try this smoothie from Kimberly Snyder, nutritionist to the stars, author of The Beauty Detox Solution, and all-around detox queen. In essence, all you do is combine: Greens of your choice: kale, spinach, a little watercress, anything you have around. Blend that up with a […]

The other night I had the good fortune of scoring a pass to a very special event: A book launch event for Agapi Stassinopoulos’s  Unbinding the Heart: A Dose of Greek Wisdom, Generosity, And Unconditional Love. Agapi, of course, is Arianna Huffington’s baby sister, and the two of them joined none other than Deepak Chopra […]

If you’re not in hot, sweaty love at the moment, in the relationship of your dreams, or in a relationship at ALL, it’s easy use today’s date as another reason to do a self-loathing pile on and beat your esteem to a bloody pulp. Let’s not do that. The temptation is there, I grant you. […]

Recently, Dr. Andrew Weil appeared on Dr. Oz to share some of his expertise into the field he has arguably pioneered in this country: holistic and integrative medicine. I’m a fan of Weil’s, of course–having worked with his staff at the now-defunct Self Healing newsletter, when it was a sister pub of Body+Soul (now Whole […]

So you’re single on Valentine’s Day. Good for you. Fear not–I won’t patronize you with ridiculous advice that 1) presumes you need pity, 2) insults your intelligence, or 3) suggests that you need a bubble bath and a new pair of shoes because you don’t have a boyfriend. Ok, so maybe some ladies LIKE to […]

Kill Your Wish List: Stop Telling Online Daters Who They Should Be

An old friend of mine moved back to New York and before he found an apartment, the guy has dates out the wazoo. Here's a man who knows how to make it happen. You know how? He asks. He asks a lot of people. He shows interest in lots of ladies…

Don't Lose Focus on the Details (or, If You Do, Get New Glasses)

I don't look or feel that much different than I did two, five, even ten years ago. In fact, I look better now, thanks to having grown out some questionable haircuts and dropped gluten from my diet. Certainly, no worse for the wear. I still get…

Summer Can Kiss My Ass

Everyone mourns the end of summer. I always did, too. I'd get nostalgic and weepy as a kid, watch horrible VHS tapes of a family trip to the beach, make mix tapes of songs that I could sob over in September. Ah, summer, so delicious, fleeting,…

Hook Ups Will Leave You Hungry

Many young women think that hook ups with dudes they can't stand sober is a great way to save time and energy while staying focused on career goals. Fact is, hooking up will leave you hungry--especially if it's with a guy you wouldn't care…

Why You Want Huma To Leave

  You might know exactly what you'd do if your partner cheated on you. So did Richard Cohen of the Washington Post. But when his wife Linda cheated on him, that's not what happened at all. He didn't want it to have happened, but…
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Um, Gluten Should Never Be a Dealbreaker

You may be single, and unable to eat wheat, but there's hope for you yet. Why? Because now there's glutenfreesingles.com! Why would you ever bother with another bread-eating boyfriend again when you can rule them out altogether? Quinoa lovers…