Go into this day kicking ass. If I ever need a little inspiration to push forward with a big project or to quiet voice inside that's saying 'no', I'll listen to a few minutes of an inspiring TED talk. Some listed here are old, some are new. But they're worth watching because what's the point of life if you stop learning, right? Consider this your graduate course in self improvement. xo The Takeaway: You're More Creative Than You Think Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love, gives a great talk about harnessing … [Read more...] about 5 TED Talks Every Smarty Pants Should Watch
Below freezing temps got you down? The weather outside has certainly been frightful lately. It’s usually around this time that I start fantasizing about staying under the covers through March. But you know what? There are so many fun things to do in the winter, activities that your kids will remember in years to come – so why not take advantage? Here are five ideas. 1. Skewer up some marshmallows and toast them in the fireplace. S'mores aren't just for the summer! 2. Make whipped cream shapes for your hot … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Make Winter Days Fun
It's been a big year for women, and in many ways, an exhausting one. Thanks to groundbreaking reporting about sexual harassment in the New York Times, Kristen Roupenian's provocative short story "Cat Person" that went viral in the New Yorker, Rebecca Traister's insightful feminist essays in New York Mag and, yes, the #metoo movement, sexuality -- and the myriad ways that it intersects with gender and power -- is dinner party conversation these days. (If you haven't read Cat Person, it's a must.) Still, there's been … [Read more...] about What We Learned About Sex in 2017
I'm a big believer in jotting down a few New Year's resolutions every year, which is why in previous years, I wrote about committing to shopping local, and in another, spending the winter running outdoors, despite the temperatures. This year, I'm all about healthy clean living, and not just when it comes to eating better and working out. In 2018, I'm committing to nourishing the mind. Whenever I'm on my yoga mat, I set an intention, and often, it centers around going through the rest of my day with the same sense of … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Feel Healthy in Mind, Body & Soul
Scarsdale is on a roll. Two new restaurants hit the town’s dining scene this winter, both trendy yet neighborhoody additions, and rumor has it that BV's Grill, a cousin of Bobby Van's Steakhouse, will be opening in the space formerly occupied by Wuji soon. In the meantime, PopoJito in the village is serving up Mediterranean-Mexican fare, while Café Alaia on Garth Road dishes out savory Italian favorites. Here’s a look at both. PopoJito Although PopoJito labels its cuisine as “Med-Mex,” I would place the food solidly … [Read more...] about New Year, New Eats
Did you kids get duplicates of a certain toy, gifts they weren’t really into, or simply too much stuff this holiday season? There are organizations all over Westchester that continue to accept new, unopened toy donations after the holidays are over, and we contacted a few of them to get the details on how and what to donate. It’s a great way to de-clutter and help those in need at the same time. Toys for Tots Their holiday toy drive continues through Dec. 30 at one drop-off location, a Westy Self Storage facility in … [Read more...] about Too Many Toys This Holiday Season?