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What is cupping, and why are Olympic athletes doing it?

What is cupping, and why are Olympic athletes doing it?

TweetWhat is Cupping & Why Are Olympic Athletes Doing it? But honestly. This week, Michael Phelps was spotted poolside at the Rio Olympics with round purplish bruises on his shoulders and back — catapulting cupping into the news (yet again). Google searches for “what is cupping” and “Michael Phelps cupping” have skyrocketed over the past few days, unsurprisingly. Not since celebs like Gwyneth ... »

Opera in Jerusalem: a twist on classic performance

Opera in Jerusalem: a twist on classic performance

TweetWhen tourists look for destinations to see world class operas, Jerusalem doesn’t exactly make it to their top 10 list, but the opera in Jerusalem isn’t one to be ignored. The Jerusalem Opera Festival launched last summer to acclaim and success, giving way to an annual festival that brings unique opera performances to one of the city’s most epic theaters, The Sultan’s Pool, an outdoor am... »

Take February 2016 by Storm in NYC (fitness, milkshakes, and life)

Take February 2016 by Storm in NYC (fitness, milkshakes, and life)

TweetGroundhog Punxsutawney Phil Didn’t See His Shadow, but You Can Still Make Like Snowmageddon for February 2016 and Take it by Storm So our Groundhog friend didn’t see his shadow this week, predicting spring is closer than we think.  Still, let’s face it, February will likely not win “Month of the Year.” While it’s the shortest, it only grants us one Federal holiday, which this year happens to ... »

Galesnjak Island is Heart Shaped and Adorable

Galesnjak Island is Heart Shaped and Adorable

TweetGalesjnak Island boasts a heart shape and lush vegetation, making it a top destination for adventurous lovers. You love travel, we love travel, and sometimes traveling new places loves you right back– such is the case with this perfectly heart-shaped island in the pristine waters of Europe. The island, which is easily spotted by Google map enthusiasts, is located in the Pasman Channel o... »

Will Bananas Go Extinct?

Will Bananas Go Extinct?

TweetWill bananas go extinct, as the internet is suggesting? Probably not. Once again, the biological doomsday ringer has been set off, this time by people frightful of the downfall of our most loved smoothie ingredient, the banana. In January 2003, a report in New Scientist recommended bananas could well vanish inside of ten years on account of two scourges: dark Sigatoka, a leaf organism, and Pa... »

7 Unforgettable Runs Through Jerusalem

7 Unforgettable Runs Through Jerusalem

TweetMarathoners and fitness buffs from around the world flock to Israel for these unforgettable runs through Jerusalem. Jerusalem, the holiest city in the world, is also one of the hilliest cities making it a fitness buff’s ultimate spiritual destination. While Jerusalem is a top tourist attraction for its rich history, delicious cuisine, impressive cultural calendar and constant vision for... »

Disney Mom Bloggers: ‘White or Christian’

Disney Mom Bloggers: ‘White or Christian’

TweetOne prolific blogger details her experience with Disney PR and social media when addressing the issue of diversity and religious acceptance. Disney has an interesting backstory with Mom Bloggers who don’t identify as white or Christian. In early 2009 a Disneyland trip was organized and Mom Bloggers inand around Los Angeles were invited to bring their children for a media day at the park. The ... »

Falafel Balls: A Jerusalem Love Story

Falafel Balls: A Jerusalem Love Story

TweetCan falafel, Israel’s fast food, be luxurious? It can in Jerusalem. Summer has officially arrived in Jerusalem. Tis the season when Israel’s capital fills up with tourists and locals eager to explore Jerusalem’s rich history and impressive innovation. Obviously, with touring comes hunger. In Jerusalem craving that hunger means munching on falafel balls– solo, in pita, or on platters. Je... »

10 Things You Learn First Year in New York

10 Things You Learn First Year in New York

TweetYour first year living in New York is one that you will always remember. Somewhere between your first time getting toppled by an angry homeless man and your first time being mentioned in a newspaper gossip column, you find a sincere love and appreciation of our nation’s biggest city. Here are some things a person learns their first year in New York. 1. Always Carry an Umbrella. While Mo... »

It Happened to Me: I Was Almost Sold Into White Slavery

It Happened to Me: I Was Almost Sold Into White Slavery

TweetHow April Brucker was almost sold into white slavery during her first year in New York. When I was 22 I was working as a singing telegram delivery girl in NYC. At the time, I had just been dumped so I was looking for something to cheer me up. Ben, the medical school student I was seeing, went back to his old girlfriend he was on “a break” with. So when my boss called me to do a naughty nurse ... »

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