By JANE E. BRODY
“Look on the sunny side of life.”
“Turn your face toward the sun, and the shadows will fall behind you.”
“Every day may not be good, but there is something good in every day.”
“See the glass as half-full, not half-empty.”
Researchers are finding that thoughts like these, the hallmarks of people sometimes called “cockeyed optimists,” can do far more than raise one’s spirits. They may actually improve health and extend life.
There is no longer any doubt that what happens in the brain influences what happens in the body. When facing a health crisis, actively cultivating positive emotions can boost the immune system and counter depression. Studies have shown an indisputable link between having a positive outlook and health … [Continue reading...]
Nat King Cole is making an unforgettable difference in the lives of dementia patients through the SingFit PRIME. Designed by certified music therapists, SingFit PRIME offers a therapeutic music program for patients with dementia to stimulate their cognitive and physical abilities and improve their mood through group sing-alongs. Patients at senior facilities can sing along to more than 200 songs from classic artists including Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline, and Tony Bennett from the SingFit iPad app. In addition to music, the program incorporates movement and trivia to keep patients focused and engaged. www.singfit.com … [Continue reading...]
TALKS 2015-16 NBA SEASON AND A CAUSE CLOSE TO HIS HEART
NBA Hall-of-Famer Jerry West was nicknamed “Mr. Clutch” for his amazing ability to come in strong on the court when it mattered most. Now, the 14-time NBA All-Star and legendary coach and manager is hoping to win—off the court—for a cause that hits home. Jerry shares a condition with as many as 6 million Americans called atrial fibrillation, or AFib, an irregular heartbeat that puts him at one-in-three odds of having a stroke in his lifetime. Since diagnosis, he has been working closely with his doctor to start and stay on treatment to help prevent a stroke due to AFib, and is now speaking out to encourage others with AFib to do the same.
More than half of people with AFib don’t believe that they are at an increased risk of … [Continue reading...]
Good Deeds Day is an annual celebration of doing Good Deeds, ( http://gdd.goodnet.org/) and is coming up on Sunday, March 15th! Launched in the U.S. in 2013, Good Deeds Day has taken off with over 50 countries participating including Mexico, Panama, Chile, Argentina, France, Germany, Switzerland, Britain, Denmark, Finland, Portugal, Israel, Hungary, Ukraine, South Africa and Singapore. All over the world, hundreds of thousands choose to volunteer and help others, putting into practice the simple idea that every single person can do something good, be it large or small, to improve the lives of others and positively change the world.
Initiated by American-Israeli businesswoman and philanthropist, Shari Arison, owner of Arison Group, Good Deeds Day was first launched in Israel in 2007, and … [Continue reading...]
Pop superstar will.i.am has one. Michael Kors says he’s coming out with one. Apple is very soon going to finally start selling a long-awaited one. Everybody, it seems, in the world of fashion is talking about the same thing:
And what better time to talk about that, than during Fashion Week season in New York—and here to do that is fashion and lifestyle reporter Katlean de Monchy, who joins us in studio today. Good morning, Katlean!
Katlean: good morning.
Anchor: And you have your top five hot fashion technology trends this morning!
Katlean: That’s right—fashion and technology are merging more and more and some of the new ideas that are coming out of that merger are really exciting.
Anchor: Okay, let’s get right to it!
Number … [Continue reading...]
Based out of the East Village for over a decade, VPT combines music, improv and storytelling in new and dynamic ways to transform audience members' stories into an exciting theater experience. Theatergoers enjoy both the thrill of live improv and the powerful experience of seeing a moment in their lives onstage.
VPT offers public performances for New Yorkers as well as private shows for under served populations, and they partner with a broad range of local, national and international organizations. Previous clients include New York University, The New School, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and Sing Sing Correctional Facility. Past seasons have included performances for New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Sandy and 9/11, members of the Afghanistan Human Rights and Democracy Organization, and … [Continue reading...]