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When push comes to shove


Being a jewelry designer and a newspaper columnist isn’t always easy for Mel Cuevas, with production schedules, sourcing for materials, marketing wares, deadlines and more stress-inducing matters.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Columns,Fashion and Beauty | Read More »

Why children are stressed out–I’m guilty of overscheduling my girl, too!


I was chatting with my daughter when, out of the blue, she blurted out that her friend was “stressed.”

Posted: February 4th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Are you stressing out your child?


Though stress isn’t the sole cause of the seeming rising incidence in child disorder today, it is still something parents must be concerned about.

Posted: September 10th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Parenting,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Caring for one’s self in the midst of major changes


As I write this, I’m in a state of in-betweens. I’m in between moving jobs, from doing part-time and freelance work, to now, at the cusp of hitting my second adulthood, going back into full-time work. In the same breath, I’m in the midst of moving homes, from living in the suburbs, to right smack in the urban zone. In many ways it feels like a new beginning, and rather than stress myself out, I’m trying to enjoy every moment of this major transition.

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

How managing our stress may help us avoid breast cancer


It’s been a tough month, with one friend after another being diagnosed with breast cancer. Most of the women are my age. Two out of five have a strong history of cancer, the other three do not. One is a vegetarian and a yogi.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Thank heavens for girl friends

“WHAT’S Good for the Goose...”

We share from our souls with our sisters and mothers, and evidently that’s very good for our health I must admit I doll up for intimate lunches with girl friends. After all, the first part of the program is usually a gushing exchange of compliments, and, while I may need some self-assurance in this department, I’d like to deserve at least some of it.

Posted: June 2nd, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Studies tie stress from storms, war to heart risks


Stress does bad things to the heart. New studies have found higher rates of cardiac problems in veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), New Orleans residents six years after Hurricane Katrina and Greeks struggling through that country’s financial turmoil.

Posted: March 11th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Is your child in a preschool ‘rat race’?

JUDY Ann Santos Agoncillo, with children Lucio and Yohan, is cover of Baby, still in the magazine stands

My daughter first attended music classes when she was 9 months old. My cousin Brenda and her 5-month-old Anastasia invited us to a “Music Together” demo class on the Upper West Side. I remember bundling her up in her cozy pink sweater one particularly cool spring day, and was surprised to see a newborn, barely 3 months old, in the class, as well.

Posted: March 5th, 2013 in Editor's Pick,Headlines,Home and Entertaining | Read More »

What’s in a child’s name?


In what could possibly be the strangest place to find inspiration for an article, this week’s story comes from last night’s dream.

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Relieve stress with adult swimming programs

Photo taken from Infant Swimming Resource

Swimming can be learned at any age. After a strenuous week at work, it’s time to relieve stress by learning the basic skills in swimming, building your endurance and enhancing your fitness level.

Posted: November 2nd, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Job strain boosts risk of heart disease by 23 percent: study

Workers who suffer job strain are 23-percent more likely to have a heart attack than stress-free counterparts, but the risk is far smaller than smoking or a sedentary lifestyle, a large study published in The Lancet on Friday says.

Posted: September 14th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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