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Do you need to release stress?
Are you looking for a good workout?
Here is our suggestion: Start Climbing!!
Here are just a few point that should make you want to start climbing right now!!
1 It's a lot of fun in really strange way!
It's hard and you are not going to be a pro right away but if you like challenges Climbing is the right sport for you.

3 It's a great motivation to work out and eat better even when you are not climbing!
It's sometimes hard to decide to work out and to give up on junk food :) But if you know that the pushups/run/abs you are doing will make go a little higher next time you go to the climbing gym everything will be a little easier!
2 It's a great work out!
At the beginning you may think your arms are going to make the difference but legs and abs will make a difference in the long run. 

4 When you are climbing your mind is only focused on the wall! 
Not thinking about school work and life is really easy!
When you are climbing you have to be focused on your next move your mind will be thinking about moves, holds and chalk and trust me there will be no time for stress!
Ready to climb?!?
Here are some options for NYC:Manhattan Plaza Health Club has really good deals for students, they offer calsses and will rent you climbing gear for free!Brooklyn Boulders definitely bigger than MPHC it has a great vibe and offers more routes for beginners! 


 
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Winter or summer, rain or shine New York City is known for its fast moving life & you may have heard the vicious rumor about New Yorkers being a surly bunch with a bad attitude towards new comers. Having experienced this city for more than two years now, I can say honestly that the New Yorkers welcome the naïve new comers with open heart.. Unless of course they need to be at someplace & you get in their way :)

New York and New Yorkers move fast, and it's normal to feel uneasy, overwhelmed or downright frightened at the pace when are new to it. Read on for these simple tips for surviving this concrete jungle while you roam around in buses & subways.
  • When you get to the subway turnstile or on the bus, have your Metro Card in hand and ready to swipe. Nothing is more infuriating than missing your train because someone decided to wait until they were at the turnstile to begin searching their pockets/purse/suitcase for their Metro Card.
  • If you are travelling in a bus, get on at the front of the bus and get off in the back. This is a huge time saver for the people trying to board the bus, the people already onboard and the people waiting at the next stop.
  • Move to the middle of the subway car. You will have ample time to get off at your stop. Promise.
  • MTA has recently started a new bus service called “Select Bus Service”. These buses collect fare off board & you don't have to swipe your Metro Card inside the bus. These buses are time savers as they don't wait for the passengers to swipe in their card & start moving when all the passengers get in.
  • If you don't plan on walking up the escalator, move to the right. And if you are carrying a giant bag, take it off your arm or back and rest it in front of you so people can get by.
  • Never, under any circumstances, walk more than two people across on the sidewalks. While you take in your surroundings, others are trying to get where they need to be and want to be able to pass you.
  • If, for some reason, you decide to drive in New York City, leave ample room between you and the car in front of you in traffic. This way, if you get stuck at a red light, you won't block the intersection or the crosswalk.

 
I know I know Spring Break is almost over and we haven't had a really sunny day yet!
We all know that starting from next Monday the sun will be shining, temperatures will go up and we will be stuck with final presentation and final exams..
Oh well we can't really fix it but here is a little something you should do this week
Go to the Whitney Museum!


Contemporary art may be a little challenging but don’t let this stop you from going!
First: the building is amazing!
It feels real and concrete. If you walk up the stairs there are cute little benches with 3  lights where you can just sit and talk to you friend/date/imaginary buddy!

Second: free daily gallery tour! 
As most museum in town the Whitney offers free Audio Guide that you can pick up in the lobby but what I suggest is that you follow the tour guides around just like you did when you where a little kid! I followed them and they were fantastic! 
As I said before Contemporary Art Is Challenging and can leave you a little perplex but
 if you have someone that gives you a brief overview of the gallery, 
interesting anecdotes about the artists  and their view on art 
it is actually easier to appreciate Contemporary Art!


The Biennial is up until May 27th and you should check it out! 
They have a great calendar of events planned for the next month and 
Friday nights are “pay-what-you-whish” so you have no excuses not to go!!

 
As some of you know already, one of the best Spring Break activities is shopping. Among all the places we can go, I personally perfer to visit the Outlets since you get more discounts out there and a great example of that will be the Tanger outlet: http://www.tangeroutlet.com/riverhead. I was actually just there last week and it was totally worth driving more than an hour with all the bargains I was able to get.

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