January 2019: The Wellness Issue

The new year brings new opportunities to improve your lifestyle. Let our January Wellness issue be your guide on alternative treatments, CBD oil, dietary supplements, essential foods, restful sleep and outside-the-box workouts. Read, enjoy, relax.

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Look Good, Feel Great

The Wellness Issue: Living a Happier and Healthier Life

We’ve put together a package to help you craft your own path to wellness this month and all year long.

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Alternative Roads: A Guide to Complementary Health Treatments

There are many paths to healing. Here’s how mind and body can travel together.

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Break a Sweat With These New Workouts

Tired of the treadmill? Exasperated by the elliptical? Stuck in a workout rut? Not to worry. These unique workouts will whip you into shape.

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Supplemental Thinking: Vitamins, Herbs & More

Supplements can improve health—but caution is advised.

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The Beauty of Sleep: Good Health Begins With Sleep Hygiene

All of the activities we engage in throughout the day affect our sleep that night. Here are tips on how to get a good night’s rest.

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Ways to Be More Mindful in the New Year

Feeling stressed? Even the checkout line at the supermarket can provide an opportunity to practice mindfulness.

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A Guide To Essential Oils and Flower Essences

How to integrate these natural remedies into your holistic health lifestyle.

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The Real Deal on CBD Oil

The demand for CBD oil is on the rise. Here’s what all the buzz is about.

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5 Essential Foods to Add to Your Diet

These foods are just as tasty as they are healthy.

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Wellness Centers: Diverse Paths to Health

Wellness centers incorporate traditional and nontraditional medical approaches to offer patients individualized paths to well-being.

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New Jersey’s Dairy Farms Are in Crisis

Jersey dairy farms are folding at an alarming rate. From a peak of over 500, there are now just 47. Among other factors, it costs more to produce milk than farmers can sell it for.

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After the Shutdown: Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station

Oyster Creek is done producing nuclear energy. Now comes the hard part: cleaning up five decades of radioactive waste.

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Newark Judge Victoria Pratt Serves Up a New Kind of Justice

As a municipal judge in Newark, Victoria Pratt developed a passionate approach to sentencing. The world noticed.

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Eat & Drink

Eat With Your Mind

Slowing down, letting your senses converge, makes each bite an epiphany.

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At Gayeon in Fort Lee, a Beautiful Encounter

The Korean word “Gayeon” translates to “beautiful encounter” into English. With few exceptions, the restaurant lives up to its name.

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“Hands of Gold”: Valentina’s in Northfield

That is how chef Rosaria Conti’s skill with dough is described by Paula Giordano, her business partner. It’s a just description for Conti’s pizzas and pastas. But he says not all of Valentina’s menu meets that golden standard.

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For and Against the Grain: Grain & Cane in Berkeley Heights

The restaurant, which opened last May, is bringing excitement to its part of Union County, in an attractive faux-industrial space, with some appealing dishes. But overall it needs to execute dishes more consistently.

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Garden Variety

Tap Dancer Evan Ruggiero Finds His Own Sense of Rhythm

Evan Ruggiero’s career as dancer/musician hasn’t lost a step—despite his loss of a leg to cancer.

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Author Dani Shapiro Chronicles Her New Origin Story in New Book

In her latest memoir, the best-selling author unearths a hidden family secret after receiving the results of a DNA testing kit.

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Andre Braugher Stars in “Tell Them I’m Still Young” at SOPAC

Andre Braugher, the distinguished actor best known for playing buttoned-up, hyper-competent characters on television stars in a world-premiere at SOPAC.

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Sing for Your Health! Helps Parkinson’s Patients Through Melodic Music

In 2015, singer/songwriter Dana Calitri developed Sing for Your Health!, a therapeutic program for Parkinson’s disease patients that’s offered monthly in West Orange, Ridgewood and New York City. 

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Where Women’s Health Gets Top Priority

In addition to encouraging women to have conversations with their health care providers, HealthyWomen brings women up to speed on health-care policy.

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Giving Back

Good Karma: Spotlight on Kula for Karma

Through this Franklin Lakes-based organization, yoga volunteers bring peaceful thoughts to at-risk populations.

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Home & Garden

Vibrant Hues & Repurposed Furniture Fill This Hawthorne Home

A designer transforms her Hawthorne home with consignment-store and online finds.

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Cozy Up To Cognac

As cold breezes blow, snuggle up and embrace this winter color trend.

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Begin Again: Get Your New Year Off to A Healthy Start With These Items

Take a deep breath—the holidays are over. It’s a new year. Time to focus on a healthy new you!

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Where the Wild Things Are: Wild Thing Yoga Apparel

Wild Thing Yoga Apparel is made of sustainable material—RPET (recycled plastic water bottles) and Spandex—that is quick-drying, lightweight, form fitting and antibacterial.

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Exit Ramp

20th Anniversary of “The Sopranos”

Oh maron! Can you believe “The Sopranos” premiered on HBO twenty years ago? Here’s an update on the most memorable characters and locations.

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Steve Adubato: Only in NJ

New Year, Nagging Issues

Murphy, Sweeney need to shake hands and come out swinging at the problems facing our state.

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