Author: William McGruder

Loving Myself – A New Life At 40

I will be forty this year. Yes, it’s the big 4-0 for me, and you know what, the hell with everything negative. I choose to be happy, and I will fight my way to make “me” stay that way. So what if he left me […]

Low-Cost Hobbies That Will Make You Happier And Healthier

Aside from surrounding ourselves with positive people, keeping a fulfilling hobby is also a must for a healthier life.  Hobbies play a significant role in keeping our life sane and stress-free even for a while. In fact, every therapist’s advice would involve looking for a […]

Must-Try Healthy Restaurants In New York




If you’ve spent the winter months living and working in New York, you will surely appreciate the coming of spring. Hibernation is a favorite hobby of New Yorkers when it’s freezing cold, which is why when it’s over, they can’t wait to get out into the sun and go brunching with your friends. You begin texting them, wondering if they’d be as eager to bond with you, and then they ask you where to eat.

Where you and your friends will go depends on your mood usually, right? One day, you can be super hungry and then the next day you just want some coffee and chatting. Or who knows, your friends might be up for just Instagram-worthy food.

To make it a little easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of restaurants in the city that are popular for their healthy and equally delicious recipes. Their menus were created for people who crave food but are especially conscious of what they feed their bodies with. So read on and start planning where to go today and the rest of the week.


When You Want Brunch After Working Out: West Bourne

A relatively new café, West Bourne welcomes everyone with the Los Angeles vibe in him or her. Roasted banana yogurt with turmeric and cacao is among the crowd’s favorite here. Most gym enthusiasts also come for their scrambled eggs combined with shallots, pickled onions, and avocado plus a dash of hot sauce. They vow that food in West Bourne is just perfect – tasty and healthy at the same time – especially right after sweating it out.

When You Crave For Salad But You’re In A Hurry: Tender Greens

This popular restaurant is located in the Flatiron area and caters to New Yorkers who love Shake Shack by Danny Meyer. It’s the first branch open in New York, and quickly their lobster salad and delectable sandwiches are becoming overly famous. You can use them as takeout, which is why you can drop by Tender Greens if you’re in the Union Square area.

When You Want A Taste Of Aussie Coffee: Saltwater Coffee

The owners of this café at East Village were raised in Sydney, and they share their knowledge and passion for Australian coffee here. You’ll even love coffee more when you get a taste of their coffee mixed with macadamia, oat, or almond. Want something without caffeine today? Choose from their other equally healthy drinks like golden milk latte, vanilla charcoal chai latte, and matcha. Truly, Saltwater has a drink for everyone.




When You Need Instagram-Updating: Broken Coconut

Even before you enter the restaurant, you’re instantly convinced that you have to take a picture to update your Instagram. The Broken Coconut is pretty, with all its colors and delicate decorations. Your friends from out of state would wonder where you are when they see those awesome pictures of you drinking a smoothie in such a beautiful place.

When You’re Suddenly Hungry Just Off Time Square: Mala Project

Midtown New York can be pretty overwhelming, with all the fancy restaurants and bars surrounding the area. That’s why it’s a relief to dine and wine at the Mala Project, a place that serves nutritious food just off of Time Square. Most people visit for their build-your-own-dry-pot of fresh vegetables and delish proteins. Cauliflower, sweet potato, and other Chinese dishes are also available here.

When You Have Vegan Friends Who Want To Meet Up: XYST

Matthew Kenney is the town’s new hero for the vegan New Yorkers. With his unique way of preparing raw food at the XYST, he has successfully populated the city with Mediterranean-inspired dishes like stuffed beet ravioli, kale polenta and mushrooms, and Tunisian spiced squash. Though the options are quite expensive, it hasn’t prevented people to come and unwind, especially for their cocktails made from kitchen leftovers to help save the environment.

When You Feel Like Celebrating The New York Way: Ophelia

Toasting with friends, work colleagues, or even with family at a rooftop bar overlooking the city lights is just an awesome way to make your day. It’s a new place, but it’s worth checking out. Their cocktails are uniquely created, some you can’t find anywhere else, including Ophelia’s Ascension, a tasty drink concocted with Jamaican pepper.




There you are – the top places that you must check out to complete your spring. Who knows? You just might not be able to resist going to these restaurants in winter!





Tips On Downsizing Your Family Home

Leaving your big family home for greener pastures but needing to stay at a smaller house comes with various advantages and disadvantages. A couple of benefits you will notice is that there will be a lot fewer things to organize and that your bills may […]

3 Stress-Free Tips On Decluttering Your Closet

Isn’t it depressing to open your closet door and see how messy it has become inside? You probably take several outfit changes before going out, and you only have time to throw what you won’t wear back in the cabinet. Some of the clean clothes may be with the dirty ones too or vice versa. If we’re honest, they may be a time when you prefer not to change for as long as possible, primarily when it means that you don’t have to look at the drawers and racks for a while.


Despite that, hygiene should always be everyone’s top priority. You can’t merely forget that your storage problem exists because it won’t go away until you do something about it. The most stress-free thing you can try instead is to follow the tips below.

1. Keep Several Containers Ready

The first task to make the decluttering process effortless is to prepare three baskets, plastic containers with lid, or even trash bags. You practically need one for every clothing article that you: 1) still wear, 2) want to donate to charity, and 3) put in the garbage. In case you have plenty of apparels, you are free to label more vessels accordingly.

The reason why it should be #1 on your to-do list is that you’ll only waste your time pulling everything out of the closet and then weeding through them again. When your containers are ready before even opening the cabinet, you can get the articles piece by piece and drop them on their respective baskets.


2. Separate Clothes By Season

Many individuals commit the mistake of buying more outfits of similar style. It is not typically because they have nothing to spend on or they like the same things. Instead, their closet is in an utter state of disorderliness, and so they forget all the clothes they already own.

An excellent solution to this matter is to segregate the articles based on the seasons of the year. Assuming space isn’t a problem, put the tank tops and short shorts on the summer section. The trench coats and padded jackets, meanwhile, are supposed to go to the winter area. This way, you know where to look for what next time you need particular clothing.

3. Stick With The Ones You Often Use

Lastly, if your closet situation still looks unappealing to you, it may be advisable to sort through the fabrics once again and pick out the items that you rarely use. There may be slacks inside that you only use for formal parties you don’t always go to. Similarly, there are possibly hoodies and T-shirts that you keep as memorabilia.

Considering there are many garments that you love but cannot throw out, then it is only appropriate to get a fourth container and fill it with all of that. You may be able to decide on what to do with its contents later. What merely matters is that they are no longer cluttering your storage space.


Final Thoughts

Organizing your closet can take an hour up to an entire day, depending on how much clothing materials you have. Will be tiring and almost emotional at some point? Yes. Is it worth it, though? Oh, yes!

Remember the tips above when you are ready to start the decluttering process. Cheers!

Beyond Comfort Food: Recipes for Dark Days

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Top 3 Diet Programs Loved By Celebrities

What are the top 3 diet programs trending with celebrities today? Every page you open over the internet, there is an ad saying: The Best Diet Program Ever. All 1,000 diet programs formulated by doctors, nutritionists, food experts and such are the “best.” When you […]

10 Basics Inside A Classy Woman’s Closet



As the great Coco Chanel once said:

“Dress shabbily, and they remember the dress; dress impeccably, and they remember the woman.”

With this quote, it is safe to assume that every woman must learn how to dress at their best. It doesn’t have to be a designer brand. If you can afford it, then, lucky you! But lots of inexpensive clothing screams “sophisticated.” You just have to know what a “classic” from “fad” is and keep those “necessities” inside your closet for a stylish you.


Impact of Multivitamins – Are They Good for Your Heart?

  Multivitamin supplements are formulated as dietary supplements and are prepared using vitamins, minerals and other nutritional elements required for the adult human body to function properly. The concoctions are available in the market mostly in the forms of tablets, capsules, powders and injectable forms. […]