The Conversation About Consent and Touch in Yoga

Last week The New York Times published a story by Katherine Rosman about the epidemic of inappropriate touching taking place in yoga spaces. Rosman’s story was a follow-up to a #MeToo-related effort Rachel Brathen (aka Yoga Girl) launched more than two years ago. In October 2017, she asked her followers in an Instagram post to email her their stories of experiencing…

Why Poor Sleep Can Lead to Weight Gain

Researchers say poor sleeping patterns can lead to weight gain and an increase in body mass index. They say the extra weight can lead to health issues such as high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, and coronary artery disease. Researchers say caffeine and alcohol intake, as well as impulsive behaviors, can result in poor sleep….

How to Safely Exercise During Pregnancy

Both times I’ve been pregnant, I’ve felt conflicted about exercise. On the one hand, I was often tired and nauseous; napping felt way more appealing than sweating. On the other hand, I wanted to do what was best for my baby and ward off extra pregnancy pounds. So I began hunting for the perfect prenatal…

Don’t Like Karela? Try This Karela Bhurji Recipe That Is Sure To Impress You

We have to admit that bitter gourd is not exactly a favoured vegetable, especially among kids. The slightly bitter taste of karela is enough to put off their appetite. You may have tried different karela recipes in the hope of making your family like it but it doesn’t always work, does it? Here’s a fact about karela you should know –…

Study Finds Ibuprofen Likely Doesn’t Make COVID-19 Symptoms Worse

During the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, the WHO said people shouldn’t take ibuprofen if they had COVID-19. A new report found that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen aren’t linked to any adverse effects in people who were positive for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. COVID-19 is a multi-system disease…

Good First Jobs for Teens

Having a job as a teenager is a great way to learn responsibility while making some money. Although not all jobs are available to those still in high school, there are some jobs that tend to be a perfect fit. Here are a few of the most popular jobs for teenagers. Babysitting Babysitting is the…

The Hard-Knocks Restaurant World Discovers Wellness

Katie Button gives workers at her Asheville, N.C., restaurants an annual cash incentive of $300 if they get medical checkups and have their teeth cleaned. In Austin, Texas, the people who make bone-marrow tacos and mix carrot-juice margaritas at Comedor attend free yoga classes and run together. At West-bourne, an all-day cafe in Manhattan, service starts with meditation; soon the…

What Pro Wrestling Taught Me and My Immigrant Grandmother

“Your grandmother would’ve loved The Rock,” said my husband, Brendan, as he turned on “The Titan Games,” and I sank into our living room couch. During the coronavirus lockdown, the reality show, hosted and produced by The Rock, was my comfort because it reminded me of what I loved about professional wrestling: the showmanship, bravado…

The Crispy, Crunchy South Indian Tea-Time Snack That Has Our Heart

Soul-soothing and flavourful, south Indian food has fans across the country and abroad. The fact that you can have it pretty much all through the day, makes it even more appealing. Have you not used the left-over idli batter from breakfast to make some more for lunch? We certainly have, and the results only got…