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With a Ten-Foot Pole

There are few sports that elicit more awe in me than the parallel bars at the summer Olympics. As gymnasts combat gravity to fling themselves around the horizontal poles and through the air, it’s immediately clear how strong and flexible … Continue reading

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Surprise! It’s Bike to Work Day

Do you value your safety and personal well-being? No? Well then, have I got a holiday for you: Today’s National Bike to Work Day! Situated smack in the middle of National Bike to Work Month, today’s holiday is meant to … Continue reading

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Raisin D’être

My sister and I have disagreed about many important things in life. Peanut butter: creamy or crunchy? (My sister: “Of course creamy. Butter doesn’t come with chunks of cow in it.” Me: “Mmm but it should.”) Empire Records’ emo heart-throb … Continue reading

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On the Rocks

There are a couple tenets of my workout policy that I’d thought were non-negotiables: always hydrate before a run, carry a $20 in case of emergencies, think heavily about stretching (though don’t actually do it) and wear a hat when … Continue reading

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Wedding Planning’s the New Marathon

Whenever I catch up with friends and family this year, I’m asked one of the following questions: How is wedding planning going? Are you and Ben liking the new Queens apartment? Why did your dog move to Hawaii without you? … Continue reading

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I Love the Nineties

Measuring one’s health, much like measuring the size of Donald Trump’s hands, is very much up to interpretation. Really: what is it that makes someone “healthy” anyways? Is it their weight? Their BMI? Their pant size? Is it the number … Continue reading

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Summer of Sloth

If the year 2011 feels a long time ago to you, it was. That’s the year Will and Kate got married, the year Amy Winehouse sang her last note and the year the world got its eighth and final installment … Continue reading

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