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Exercising for Creativity

Exercising for Creativity

It’s nearing midnight when James Harris III runs through the mostly vacant streets of lower Manhattan. As he dodges the occasional drunk pedestrian, Harris runs faster. Despite his heavy panting, he never stops. His goal for tonight is five miles, the distance between his girlfriend’s apartment and the East River. […]

 
 

There’s Something About Molly

There’s Something About Molly

Imagine a summer scene of party-goers writhing with excitement as a DJ blasts pulsating beats through speakers, every hypnotic rhythm resonating. After one hit of molly the music gets louder, the lights get brighter,the dancers go non-stop, soaring to new heights of ecstasy. This is what 21-year-old student Rachel—whose name […]

 
 

Feeling Anxious? You’re Not Alone

Feeling Anxious? You’re Not Alone

When 22-year-old Katie needs help falling asleep, she pops in a DVD of a favorite Disney or “Harry Potter” movie, but not because there’s nothing on TV.  Having suffered from anxiety since she was 5 years old, the recent college graduate finds that these familiar movies help to distract from […]

 
 

Turn Down the Music

Turn Down the Music

Wearing ruby red metallic headphones, a young man boards the uptown N train, bobbing his head up and down to the sounds of Drake’s vocal percussion. Sighs and groans spill from a few passengers who had hoped for a quiet morning ride to the city as the sounds emitting from […]