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Daily Fitness: My Birthday Vows

This article was originally published in The Independent Newspaper As of Wednesday, I have entered into the final year of my 20s. A 365-day period I’ve been told is both freeing and gripping, as the numerical concept of youth slips away while social maturity sets in. Whether this is true or not, I’ll figure out

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North Fork Candles Get Lit

This article first appeared in the January 31, 2018  issue of The Independent Newspaper   Sip the wine, savor the local produce, and inhale the signature scents of the North Fork by candlelight. More than any other of the senses, our olfactory senses are the strongest at triggering emotions and memories. Suddenly a candle is

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Daily Fitness: Super Bowl Hacks

This article first appeared in the January 31, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper    Sunday marks the second largest food consumption day in America, behind Thanksgiving. Huddle around, it’s Super Bowl Sunday. From the wings to the beer, here are some (not so) skinny statistics. In 2015, according to Statista, the caloric intake of New York State

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Daily Fitness: Talking Rodan + Fields

This article first appeared in the January 24, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper The beauty of skincare is that it affects us all. You’ve likely seen advertisements across social media, or heard word-of-mouth, about a friend of a friend selling a popular skincare line, Rodan + Fields. But what’s it really about? After receiving

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FIN Montauk: A Deeper Side to Jewelry

This article first appeared in the January 28, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper   Bella Ornaf dubs herself not just a jewelry designer but a “shark wrangler.” Strictly speaking, the term means “someone who takes a string and wraps it around a fish tail or a fish head and then throws it into the

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Innovation Meets Transformation

This article first appeared in the January 24, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper Up until a few short weeks ago East End entrepreneurs had dispiriting options of where to work. Home isn’t a suitable place for business meetings and local coffee shops provide more chaos of passerby’s than professional growth. Now, a location with world

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Daily Fitness: Treat Grief As An Injury

This article first appeared in the January 17, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper   After the recent loss of a family member just prior to the New Year, I’ve experienced numerous changes ranging from lack of motivation, social isolation, and physical ailments. The sayings “broken heart,” “sick with grief,” and “hole inside” have become

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The Cold, Bitter End

This article first appeared as the cover story in the January 17, 2018 issue of The Independent Newspaper     Self-taught photographer James Katsipis braves the harshest winters in a location iconically praised during the summer months. He is an ambassador for Montauk Hard Label Whiskey and part of the East Coast Vision Team for

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Daily Fitness: Thank you, 2017

This article first appeared in the December 20, 2017 issue of The Independent Newspaper.   I’d like to start by thanking all of you. As a long-time writer, it was rather risky to begin a fitness column. After all, who am I? Why would you want to read what I have to say about health

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