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To Sleep, Per Chance For Good Health

Posted on 16 March 2011

Edison, Ford and Jobs: the visionaries who brought light, cars and computers into our lives in a way no one could ever have imagined. They’re re also the same guys who have us up nights; their innovations freeing us from nature’s norms. But, we humans have to sleep. According to Southampton Hospital’s Dr. Howard Sklarek, [...]

On The Wind: Sporting Sails

Posted on 16 March 2011

Soaring and gliding has long been the domain of birds, squirrels, kite-flyers and windsurfers. A new product, sporting-sails, brings that experience out of the sky, off the water and onto land, its parachute-like material developed to allow wind-riding on skateboards, skis and snowboards. The rules for using sporting-sails? Pretty simple: Fasten lower straps snuggly around [...]

Such Simple Fun: Pooh Sticks

Posted on 16 March 2011

The best exercise is something anyone can do, even a Pooh Bear or an Eeyore. While walking across a bridge in “The House at Pooh Corner”, Winnie the Pooh inadvertently drops a fir-cone he’s carrying off one side, seeing it fall into the stream below and then drift out on the other side. Rather than [...]

Full Moon Fire: Clean It Up

Posted on 16 March 2011

The ancients used fire to discard the unusable and create a sense of “clean”. Their spiritual leaders often staged purification ceremonies at the times of full moons “when the veils between worlds are at their thinnest,” according to local shamanic energy practitioner Brendan Davison. A shaman on the East End? Today? Sure. Shamanic healing is [...]

Me, Caveman: Feel Primal, Healthy

Posted on 16 March 2011

Maybe we’re so soft around the middle because we have it so easy. It’s been a long time since anyone in our tribe has had to fend off a saber-tooth tiger or wooly mastodon. But maybe a little caveman-like behavior can tighten us up a bit. A few fitness gurus have created regimens to replicate [...]

East End Top Races of 2011

Posted on 16 March 2011

Kaites Courage 5k Run Saturday April 9, Sag Harbor www.islandrunning.net Mind Over Matter 5k Run Saturday May 14, Sag Harbor http://glk.kintera.org/ Rotary Firecracker 8 k Sunday July 3, Southampton www.firecracker8k.com/ Joe Koziarz 5k Saturday July 16, Westhampton www.islandrunning.net/ Montauk Lighthouse Sprint Triathlon Sunday July 17, Montauk www.marathonguide.com Ellens Run Sunday, August 21, Southampton www.ellensrun.org 30th [...]

Sauteed Porgy for Two

Posted on 16 March 2011

• Skin two porgies fillets and rinse them with water • Roll fillets in flour • Heat a wide sauté pan and add salted, whipped butter, letting it melt • Lay porgy fillets in pan and sauté them for about 4 to 5 minutes on one side • Flipping them over, add salt and pepper [...]

She Dances With Hoops and Fire

Posted on 15 March 2011

By Emily Weitz There are some things that are just so much fun, it’s hard to believe they’re not bad for you. Unlike chocolate cake or a fine cigar, these precious indulgences won’t compromise your health in any way. Quite the opposite, when you’ve finished with fifteen minutes of blissful hooping or a session of [...]

A Primer on Stand Up Boards

Posted on 15 March 2011

By Laura Houston “The beauty of paddle boarding is that it’s gear intensive to get started, but once you’ve got your gear you’re good to go,” explains Gina Bradley of Paddle Diva, a local woman’s Stand Up Boarding (SUP) company. Having a positive SUP experience starts with finding a board that fits your body shape [...]

Food For Your Face

Posted on 15 March 2011

If we are what we eat, then our skin acts as a mirror, reflecting our food choices for the world to see. Using the foods below in teas, recipes or on their own can help promote healthy skin. • Lemon and hot water: Start your day with freshly squeezed lemon and hot water to help [...]