New York City’s rising art star will paint you for free

Most days, artist Adam Dresner toils away in his East Side apartment, creating intricate oil paintings, many of which fetch more than $10,000. Others, he drags his art cart, which he made himself, to Washington Square Park. In the chaos, he sets up a pop-up studio, complete with a tarp, striped umbrella, and sign, in … Read more

How to find sustainable travel companies

People said the pandemic made them want to travel more responsibly in the future. New data now suggests that they do. According to a report published in January by the World Travel and Tourism Council and Group: Almost 60% of travelers have chosen more sustainable travel options in the past two years. Almost 70% … Read more

A healthy lifestyle — especially a nutritious diet — appears to slow memory decline in older adults

Marcus Aurelius on Pexels A 10-year study of Chinese adults over the age of 60 showed that a healthy lifestyle, particularly a nutritious diet, is associated with slowing memory decline in the elderly. Published in The BMJ, the major new research shows that the benefits of healthy living are seen even in those who have … Read more

Fitness trainer Vicki Hill shares her simple “lifestyle” to help you lose a pound in a week

The fitness guru shares her simple ‘life hack’ to help you lose a pound a week — and her other 5 ‘must-haves’ to shed fat fast British fitness trainer Vicki Hill said that walking 10,000 steps is the key to losing weight She said that 10,000 steps burns 500 calories, which is 3,500 calories each … Read more

Here are 8 things rich people do differently that make them ‘super rich’

It took me 20 years of trial and error before I achieved a multi-million dollar net worth. Now, at 64, I get income from the 18 businesses I started and the 12,000 housing units I own. But I wish I knew sooner how rich people think about money. I’ve built relationships with many millionaires over … Read more

Three Things with Joe Wicks: “If I’m having a stressful day, I jump in the ice shower.” | Australian lifestyle

MNone of us have made an effort with Joe Wicks. As the world started to shut down again in 2020, the UK-based fitness personality started sharing her daily workout sessions on YouTube. They became a sensation, garnering over 100 million views globally. Wicks considers the success of those workouts his “proudest life achievement,” but it … Read more

Living sustainably in New York City by unplugging appliances

There are those for whom recycling and composting just aren’t enough, who’ve reduced their annual waste to almost zero, who’ve given up their clothes dryer or stopped flying, and who are ready to take the next step in exploring the frontiers of sustainable living. For Manhattanite Josh Spodek, that meant no refrigerator, which he identified … Read more

New York bans cosmetics containing deadly mercury amid health concerns

New York bans cosmetics containing mercury, becoming the third country to do so. The new law, which Gov. Kathy Hochul signed in December, will go into effect June 1 and will ban the sale of any beauty goods that contain the potentially dangerous neurotoxin. Mercury has been linked to a number of debilitating and harmful … Read more

Modern Mystery ‘Missing’ Elevates Online Storytelling | lifestyle

As we learned thousands of years ago with the legend of Prometheus, technology can be both a gift and a curse. No matter how old you are, dear reader, think of all the scientific advances that have taken place in your life. The internet has got to be the biggest and most influential of the … Read more

Guggenheim Foundation ‘Refuses’ to Return Picasso to Holocaust Survivors’ Heirs: Lawsuit

A Pablo Picasso painting valued today at up to $200 million was sold for a song by a Jewish couple desperate to flee the Nazis in 1938 — and now the heirs want it back from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. The 1904 piece “Woman Ironing” (La repasseuse) was gifted to the Guggenheim decades ago … Read more