Balancing nutrition with physical activity is important, and it's becoming even more important for young female athletes.
Are you a female athlete? If so, it’s very important to be aware of a common condition called “female athlete triad” – a condition that can be caused by not eating enough to replace the calories spent during exercise.
This failure to get appropriate nutritional support can result in the three hallmarks that give the “triad” its name : low energy availability, menstrual irregularity and low bone mineral density. Athletes suffering from this condition are at much higher risk for sustaining bone, joint and other sports-related injuries.
To ensure you’re staying healthy, make sure to always balance exercise with good nutrition.
Stones that are millions of years old possess amazing beauty and character - and they're fun to explore!
Working with materials that are millions of years old, I sometimes can feel like an intruder. But on a recent buying trip, my tour guides had me examine fossils, and I felt just the opposite. Perfectly preserved, unaltered, immortal beauty – I felt embraced by the open arms of these prehistoric gems.
This Valentine’s Day, stones of love, passion, hope and desire will be exchanged – beautiful rings hugging our fingers, bracelets wrapping our wrists and intriguing art adorning our homes. My fascination with stones satisfies my need for historical evidence that even during something ferocious, we can survive and emerge radiant.
There are many resources already put behind diversity. However, diversity can only succeed in an organization that also exhibits a high level of inclusion, which is how you retain the wonderful people that you recruit and hire.
Leaders should be open, constantly asking questions and giving people the opportunity to provide their input on a given situation. The Startup Institute gives access to the innovation economy to those who want and need it the most. This is done by teaching how to have an inclusive mindset, in addition to their desired subject areas in sales, digital marketing, design or coding.
A cure for the Super Bowl blues – spending an evening with one of the Patriots’ all-time greatest players and Hall of Famer: the original TB!
Want to take the sting out of this year’s Super Bowl loss? Look no further than Patriot Place tomorrow at 6:30 p.m., where legendary NE Patriot Troy Brown and ESPN reporter Mike Reiss will be on hand at Bar Louie to break down the game, talk about the future of the NE Patriots, discuss Troy’s experience on and off the field, and answer any burning questions about the team, players, coaches and training.
Each admission comes with a free Narragansett beer and Mike Reiss’ book with Troy Brown, “Patriot Pride.” Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here.
The Super Bowl didn't turn out as Patriots fans wanted, but it was certainly an exciting game. (Photo courtesy of Catherine Owen)
Well, the Super Bowl is over, and I’m sure people are amazed the city of Philadelphia is still standing – I know I am.
As you all know, it didn’t work out for us in the end. The 41-33 loss was tough as we watched Brandon Cooks get knocked out, Brady drop a catch that hit his hands, Malcolm Butler sitting out, Gostkowski missing field goals and much more that was disappointing.
But as usual, don’t count them out next year. Even with Matt Patricia gone, we should have a healthy squad ready to make another exciting Super Bowl run!
February is Black History Month. Head into Boston and learn about the historical places associated with our city.
February is Black History Month and a good time to head into Boston to learn something new and see some of the great historical landmarks our city offers. The Black Heritage Trail is a great place to start.
African-American culture is celebrated yearlong at the “Boston Black” exhibit in the Boston Children’s Museum. The exhibit explores music, dance and beauty while inspiring healthy discussions about race and diversity.
This February vacation, grab the kids and explore Boston and all of the surrounding areas for plenty of fun activities!
School vacation is around the corner, the Boston area has so many great offerings for families!
The JFK Museum’s “Meet Our Guest Presidents” show has actors portraying John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln sharing stories. The Museum of Fine Arts offers art activities, performances and tours.
On World Day of Social Justice, help someone, do something for your community, donate time or goods to a local shelter - perform an action that helps others.
This year, the UN’s World Day of Social Justice is Feb. 20, and its theme this year is “Workers on the Move: the Quest for Social Justice.”
There are an estimated 258 million international migrants – most of which were driven by a lack of work opportunities. People are trying to make better lives and must migrate to new areas in order to find work. Even when work isn’t the main reason initially, it usually becomes important during the migrant process.
No matter your political stance, don’t stop caring for other human beings. On Feb. 20, do something to help others!
Spring break is around the corner. Make sure you know how to be safe when traveling!
Spring break is about a month away, but college kids have already begun planning. The U.S. News and World Report ranked the 10 Best Spring Break Destinations based on popularity. Many are popular tourist areas within the U.S., but in any location, safety is most important. Consider these tips:
Be careful in the sun – Wear sunscreen and stay hydrated.
Always carry cash – Keep some emergency cash in your wallet, shoe, pocket, etc. in case of emergency.
Stick with your group – Don’t wander off by yourself.
Be careful in the ocean – Different areas can present hazards like rip tides.
The company plans to add 200 U.S. cities to the 50 cities across the globe that offer experiences for travelers. In fact, Airbnb has announced a plan to invest $5 million in the U.S. to develop, support and promote local entrepreneurs who benefit from Airbnb experience business.
Feed the Children distributed its 1 millionth H.E.L.P. (Homeless Education and Literacy Program) backpack with community partner support. H.E.L.P promotes school attendance and completion across the nation.
Samuel, the recipient of the 1 millionth backpack, attended an event with his mother to receive food and essentials not knowing he’d be the 1 millionth nationwide recipient.
“We want to make it easy for kids to stay in school,” Feed the Children Director of Education Partnerships Erin Carlstrom said. “For some homeless or at-risk children, these backpacks are the first thing they’re given that’s theirs.”
The EVO is a personalized daily planner to get you in the flow.
In today’s “attention economy” where eyeballs equal dollars, it is imperative to approach each day with a gameplan, lest you fall into a productivity-killing Reddit rabbithole.
To set you up for success, several entrepreneurs have crowdfunded new twists on the classic pen and paper daily planner. Passion Planner, Spark Notebook, and Freedom Journal (to name a few) have sold thousands of copies on Kickstarter and Amazon, but a new entrant promises one feature the others don’t: customization. After taking a “Brain Type Assessment,” the creators of the EVO Planner will send you a “flow system” perfect for your personality.
Today is Valentine’s Day! Find time to get fit before the food and sign up for an indoor cycling class at B/SPOKE solo or with your date before dinner. We hear they’re offering wine and chocolates after class.
Celebrate Galentine’s Day with the girls, perhaps with a class at The Paint Bar on Newbury Street.
If you missed out on planning a romantic dinner date, it’s okay – hop on OpenTable or call Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House to reserve a table for two and enjoy the restaurant’s special Valentine’s Day menu featuring oysters, caviar and champagne. How fancy.
Even if you can't make it to New Orleans this year, you can still celebrate!
This year’s Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” was Feb. 13 in New Orleans, marking the last day of a Carnival season of celebrations down south. Didn’t make the trip? Why not don your purple, green and gold right here in Boston.
– Throw your own Fat Tuesday dance party with a healthy mixture of jazz, blues and Cajun music.
– Deck yourself out in some colorful beads or a masquerade costume!
– Make big easy cocktails like ramos gin fizz or the hurricane cocktail.
– Whip up a delicious king cake, the traditional Mardi Gras dessert. They don’t call it Fat Tuesday for nothin’!
Nancy Capistran is founder and CEO of Capistran Leadership and founding partner of Crisis Interception. She is triple internationally certified as an executive coach. She grew up and still resides in the Boston area.
The rotator cuff is an injury-prone area for fitness enthusiasts and athletes. Take time to stretch and loosen these muscles.
The rotator cuff is a congested area, comprised of four different muscles surrounding the shoulder joint. They act like cables on a suspension bridge, coordinating movement and enhancing shoulder stability. Because the shoulder area is a heavily used joint in sports and exercise, many people find themselves with rotator cuff injuries.
Dr. Elizabeth Matzkin, surgical director of the Women’s Sports Medicine Program at Brigham and Women’s offers these tips to maintaining a healthy rotator cuff:
"Summer Over Autumn" discusses small-town life, and it provides inspiration for design through the serene lifestyle.
As a designer, I’m fortunate to work in many small towns. Growing up in Lincoln, I am overcome with nostalgia every time I drive down Boston Post Road, homesick for the quirks of small-town life.
Writer Howard Mansfield captures small-town life in his book “Summer Over Autumn.” From yard sales and Fourth of July celebrations to Sunday strolls and town meetings, all these community moments that connect you with neighbors are emphasized.
Stone design still has my heart, but my frequent small-town ventures bring me back to galloping through cornfields on the back of my horse, Mica.
This dangerous challenge is no joke – severe injuries were reported as a result of this viral stunt.
Dangerous viral videos and memes are circulating among teens pretending to, or actually eating, Tide Pods. Tide spokesman Rob Gronkowski may have gotten a concussion in last week’s AFC championship game, but even he knows they should NOT be eaten!
According to The New York Times, poison control centers in the first half of January alone dealt with 39 cases of teenagers ingesting the colorful laundry packets.
Once the pods are bitten, chemicals mixed with concentrated detergent and water can cause severe burns to the mouth, esophagus or the respiratory tract. Gronk’s right – just say “no” to eating Tide Pods!
A former Patriot is helping fans win their way to the Super Bowl.
Former New England Patriot Matt Light is giving one lucky winner and their guest the opportunity of a lifetime – a trip to Minnesota to watch the Patriots take on the Eagles in Super Bowl LLI!
Though he can’t offer you protection from Eagle Nation, everything else should be covered. Flights from Boston to Minneapolis for you and your friend will be provided by Delta Air Lines. Saturday and Sunday night accommodations will be offered at the Fairfield Inn in Hudson, Wisconsin.
Small business owners expected to see relief under the newly enacted tax law.
If you own a small business and file a Schedule C attachment with your return, reporting pass-through income to the IRS, you’ll get some relief under the new tax law. Nearly 17 percent of taxpayers fall into this category and use the pass-through to reduce the impact of double taxation.
Under the new law, the top rate on income earned lowers from 39.5 to 37 percent, and the income allowed to be claimed as a pass-through increases from 17.4 to 20 percent. It may not seem significant, but small business owners know every dollar counts!
Heart health is important, especially in the winter. If you have heart problems, take it easy in the winter months to avoid any issues.
New Englanders are prepared for cold, icy, snowy and long winters that demand a lot of hard work outdoors. Although slippery surfaces can cause danger, the cold weather can also be dangerous for those with cardiovascular disease, especially when shoveling snow.
Most heart attacks occur in the winter months because the low temperatures put added strain on the heart as it works harder to maintain body temperature. According to the American Heart Association’s advice, be sure to know the signs of a heart attack, take breaks from shoveling, don’t drink alcohol immediately before or after shoveling and learn CPR.
Get creative in the kitchen by making healthier versions of your favorite recipes.
February is Heart Health Month, and on the 3rd we wear red to raise awareness for cardiovascular disease, which causes one in three U.S. deaths. Many are preventable through significant lifestyle shifts, especially reshaping the way you eat! That doesn’t mean you have to give up all of your tasty treats. You just might have to get creative with your recipes.
One of my dad’s all-time favorite candies was peppermint patties, which are full of sugar, corn syrup and junk. So I made a healthy, homemade version to honor him for February’s Heart Health Month, the Peppermint Johnny.
The Patriots are headed to another Super Bowl. Here's where you can enjoy the game if you can't get yourself to Minneapolis.
Can’t swing a trip out to the Super Bowl? That’s alright, there’s plenty of spots to take in the action without actually being there.
These Boston restaurants and bars are throwing Super Bowl watch parties featuring the obvious gameday bites, beers on tap, endless TV monitors and even a chance to score free merch. Cheer on the Patriots, or Eagles if you dare, at one of these locations:
If you love craft beer, check out the Extreme Beer Fest, coming to Boston once again.
Extreme beer (n): A beer that pushes the boundaries of brewing.
Sound like your kind of thing? The 15th annual Extreme Beer Fest will be held in three sessions on February 2-3 at the Seaport World Trade Center. Hosted by BeerAdvocate, this event celebrates craft beer creativity in an ultimate showdown. Where else can guests taste drinks like winter ale aged in red wine barrels for 6-8 months?
Inspired by their motto “Respect Beer®,” BeerAdvocate waives beer and booth fees for brewers to support innovation in the industry. Now that’s a belief we can all agree on!
Get ready for an exciting Beanpot tournament coming in February!
Although February’s main attraction is the Super Bowl, especially when our New England Patriots are in it once again, the Beanpot gets plenty of attention around Boston.
Aside from the Frozen Four, college hockey’s March Madness, the Beanpot displays some of the best college hockey talent as area rivals Boston University, Harvard University, Northeastern University and Boston College all face off.
Last year, Harvard took home their 11th title, winning the championship game 6-3 over Boston University. With Northeastern ranked 8th in the men’s ice hockey standings and Boston College ranked 16th, we should see a really interesting tournament!
The key to an authentic brand is to have your CEO accessible to the media.
Trust is the key to success in most relationships. As the media landscape evolves, it’s important to understand what reporters and journalists are looking for when it comes to authenticity.
According to a recent study by DS Simon, members of the media look for interviews with experts rather than third-party spokespeople. In fact, 74% on average believe making a CEO available for interviews makes a brand more authentic. In reality, 82% believe third-party spokespeople are the least authentic brand reps.
Check out the full survey if you plan to provide thought leadership opportunities for your brand in 2018.