April 3, 2020
As coronavirus cases increase in Philadelphia and South Jersey, local organizations are taking steps lift community spirits. Middle Child, a restaurant, is donating sandwiches to hospital workers while keeping its employees on payroll. The DOT organization in Winslow Township, New Jersey is helping vulnerable residents access medicine and the Pennsylvania SPCA is facilitating pet fosters.
January 15, 2019
I never complain about running in the heat because it is much easier for me than running in the cold. That’s because I experience Raynaud’s phenomenon, a condition which causes vasospasm in the small arteries of the hands and feet due to extreme cold or stress.
December 4, 2018
Rest days make me feel like total garbage. So I stopped taking them.
August 1, 2018
While yoga/farm animal fusions might seem fun and Instagrammable for some, I see a real need for cat yoga – for people and cats, too.
April 4, 2018
Dana Falsetti isn’t your average yoga teacher. The 24-year-old Bucks County native stumbled on internet acclaim in 2016, when her advanced yoga practice attracted Instagram followers in droves. It wasn’t just Falsetti’s headstands or backbends that people liked; fans were drawn to her personal vulnerability, her struggles with body image, eating disorders, and overall self-loathing, which she was eager to share with others enduring similar pressures on the image-driven social media app.
February 2, 2018
As more Olympic figure skaters battle eating disorders, a new documentary from Nancy Kerrigan seeks solutions to an age-old problem
October 11, 2017
Recently, Netflix released the documentary "Gaga: Five Foot Two," an intimate look at the iconic musician’s struggle to record "Joanne," her fifth and most personal studio album, while battling the relatively common but mysterious chronic pain condition fibromyalgia.
August 30, 2017
I don’t know how I would have endured this past winter without yoga.
July 12, 2017
Every few years, the media erupts with stories about the commercialization
of western yoga and the body shaming, racial discrimination, and cultural
appropriation that ensue. The conversation is ignited (the fire is usually
held to lululemon, whose
controversial, sizeist former CEO
built his business model by
marginalizing fuller figured women
), and then the discussion slowly dies down. People reabsorb the idea that
yoga is the exclusive privilege of thin, white women, whose spines
naturally bend in half.
June 27, 2017
The overwhelming majority of kittens under 8 weeks old brought into shelters are euthanized. Instagram and Twitter are helping to find them homes.