Some of the country’s top execs are swapping their suits for spandex to compete in the most challenging races on earth
Imagine running through the wilderness for days, diving (on purpose) under solid blocks of ice or rowing a tiny boat across the Atlantic Ocean—then suiting up and heading into the office for a day of delegating. It sounds like the trajectory of a Bond movie, but this sort of double ... More
A Texas spa is serving up a bucketful of relaxation for the tiniest of patrons
At Houston’s tot-friendly haven for relaxation, Float Baby, ‘pamper’ means much more than a diaper brand. Privileged little ones at the “spa” are treated to a 20-minute hydrotherapy session, where they are free to move their limbs in the water, immediately followed by an instructor-led neonatal massage from a parent ... More
One woman is taking sculpting, toning and chiseling treatments to high-tech heights
Aesthetic laser specialist Jeannel Astarita doesn’t cut corners. When she worked in various doctors’ offices and saw patients whose concerns couldn’t be suitably addressed by whatever body-contouring machines she had on-hand, she’d send them away, refusing to treat using anything other than the precise mix of technology she knew to be ... More
Egg-freezing parties help women turn panic into peace
When Lisa, a 40-year-old high school teacher in San Mateo, California, gussied herself up in a floral wrap dress and a hint of plum lipstick and drove up to San Francisco on a balmy February evening, it wasn’t to meet a hot Tinder date. Instead she was heading out by ... More
One brave soul (literally) lays it all on the table
Hydrotherapy spas have been cropping up all over New York and Los Angeles, but the Turks have been steaming and stewing in hot water for a thousand years. At the Richmond Nua Spa on sublime Lake Sapanca—the Hamptons of Turkey—I hesitated before signing up for a full Turkish bath ... More
With more pressed juice labels popping up every day, one website will help locate the most convenient truly organic squeeze
Let's face it; buying fresh-pressed juice these days (from small cafes, Fresh Direct and even Starbucks) is akin to purchasing organic in the grocery aisle. It's something many of us do regularly, even when we aren't sure exactly what we're paying for. Portlandia-esque questions – Is the chicken really farm ... More
Health and wellness spas around the globe are offering sessions with intuitive counselors and tarot card readers. So what if it's bunk?
Did I really need to see the psychic?
The question gnawed at me as I sat down with Susan King, the visiting “intuitive counselor” at the COMO Shambhala wellness retreat in Bali. I was decompressing for a few days, and the other guests convinced me to drop the $350 dollars ... More