In the Year of the Cupcake, All Cupcakes Are Not Created Equal

(DGIwire) — Cupcakes are enjoying a popularity that ten years ago, no one could possibly have predicted. If you had told someone in 2006, that they were going to attend a wedding with cupcakes in lieu of a wedding cake, no one would have believed it. Or even a wedding cake made out of cupcakes. […]

Microbes and Mood: A Gut Feeling?

(DGIwire) —  The National Microbiome Initiative was started by the U.S. Government this year with a budget of five-hundred million dollars. Microbiomes are not a common dinner table subject but perhaps that will soon be changing. According to Wikipedia, microbiota, microbiome and microbe are largely synonymous and are used to describe “the ecological community of […]

The Next Debate: Power vs. Compassion

(DGIwire) – Power vs. Compassion: If given the chance, which one would most voters choose as more important? On Saturday, October 22, 2016, an answer will come from a New York City audience at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center. The venue will host a reading of The Cost, a stage play written by Aquaila […]

Is Eating Extra Protein Really Helpful?

(DGIwire) — You may have read that consuming more protein than the recommended daily allowance (RDA) is a helpful strategy during weight loss, or that consuming extra protein will keep you feeling fuller longer helping to control hunger. The question is: Is it really helpful, healthful or even necessary? Even though consuming extra protein to […]

An Instructional Manual for People’s Health: Practical Paleo

(DGIwire) — Life doesn’t come with an instruction manual. But with the staggering statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that more than one-third of U.S. adults are obese, maybe a NUTRITIONAL instructional manual is what is needed? Diane Sanfilippo to the rescue. Sanfilippo is the best-selling author of Practical Paleo, which spent […]

Intense Debate Over Chemicals in Tents

(DGIwire) – A night spent camping in a tent under a starry sky: what better way to commune with Mother Nature? Ironically, however, some have raised red flags about whether this activity is as healthy as it sounds—due to the presence of certain types of chemicals in the tent fabric. According to a recent article […]

What Keeps New York’s Fashion Industry Humming? People, People, People

(DGIwire) – The days before Fashion Week in New York City are perhaps the busiest in the city’s apparel industry. Frantic designers rush around looking for gold buttons with blue inlay, for seamstresses to make pleats and for patternmakers with spare fabric. They make modifications to dresses in real time under enormous deadline pressures. Yet […]

Shane O’Neill Wins the 2016 Street League Skateboarding Nike SB Super Crown Championship; Lacey Baker Takes Home Top Pro-Women’s Skateboarding Purse

(DGIwire)  —  The 2016 Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Nike SB Super Crown World Championship touched down in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 2nd, for the first time in history delivering one of the most riveting competitions ever to go down in skateboarding, with seven skateboarders notching up at least one 9 Club score at the […]

The Cost: A Political Drama Comes to Tribeca

(DGIwire) – In this season of high political turmoil, a different type of politics will be playing on the stage at New York City’s BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The venue will host a performance of The Cost, a stage play written by Aquaila Shene Barnes and directed by Barbara […]

Why Activity Is Essential

(DGIwire) — More and more studies are providing evidence that we were made to move. Activity is not an option for good health it is an essential. Over the last few years sitting for long periods has been shown to be an independent risk factor for several common chronic diseases. This means that lack of […]

A RevOlution in Balance

(DGIwire) – What can you buy a kid who lives and breathes skateboarding? Certainly a skateboard, trucks, wheels, bearings, grip tape, t-shirts, protective gear and a helmet are all good ideas. Then, of course, there are sneakers, which are a complete necessity about every three weeks thanks to the effects of grip tape and sidewalks! […]

HEIRLOOM: A Romantic Comedy Debuts

(DGIwire) — With tomatoes still at their most delicious, Heirloom, an aspirational romantic comedy series about a young woman who rediscovers herself after inheriting a small plot farm in Sonoma, is now available on Vimeo. It’s a heart-warming journey back to small town life and simple pleasures. Inspired by the experience of co-creator and series star […]

Eliminating Diabetes

(DGIwire) — In 2015, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimated the number of people with diabetes was 415 million. The actual number however, may be as high as 520 million, according to researchers from Monash University with partners in the UK and US. They say that the incidence of global diabetes has been grossly underestimated […]

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