Like, Love, Follow

Like, Love, Follow

How to use social media in a healthy way By Susan Trumpbour Social media—the double-edged sword of our digital age. It’s a modern-day wonderland that grants us access to a world of communication, self-expression and social connection, yet it leaves us vulnerable to a Pandora’s box of cyberbullying, curated content and constant comparison to others. It’s a bittersweet relationship that ...
Want to Improve Your Health? Be Kind.

Want to Improve Your Health? Be Kind.

Writing by Ana Dorta Yhen we walk into our local coffee shop every morning, some of us take the time to wish the cashier a good day, while others might saunter out without saying anything. But while a simple act of kindness like wishing someone well may seem purposeless and trivial, both anecdotal and scientific discoveries demonstrate the benefits that ...
Easy Ways to Improve Your Health

Easy Ways to Improve Your Health

https://connecttomag.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/05/ConnectTo-EasyWaystoImprove-2500x3780.jpg This article was published in the  May/June 2024 print edition of Connect to Northern Westchester ...
A Light in the Darkness

A Light in the Darkness

How to support a friend or loved one in need Writing by Josephine D'Ippolito Artwork by Tal Doron In the early morning of March 13, 2023, I found myself in the emergency room, battling an excruciating headache. Twelve hours later, I was diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. It was  terrifying, and the road to recovery was longer than anticipated, with numerous ...
How to Refresh Your Home

How to Refresh Your Home

Writing by Clare McAlpin Artwork by Aeneas Eaton Do you want to breathe new life into your home this spring without completely redecorating? Would you like your rooms to better reflect your personality? Are you hoping to create a personal sanctuary tailored to your tastes? Then you might need a home refresh. Buying completely new furniture and fully redecorating can ...
How to Create a Productive Workspace

How to Create a Productive Workspace

Writing by Kayla Schmidt Artwork by Aeneas Eaton In the age of artificial intelligence, productivity can no longer be measured by a person’s efficiency to complete tasks.  “Productivity needs to be redefined to measure how you think about and approach problem solving,” says Yoko Kawai, co-founder of Mirai Workspace, lecturer at Yale University, and principal art architecture designer for Penguin ...
How to Airbnb Your Home

How to Airbnb Your Home

Writing by Clare McAlpin Artwork by Aeneas Eaton Looking to rent out your home but don't know where to start? Try listing your home on Airbnb or similar sites. But if you’ve never done this sort of thing before, how do you get started?  Katonah resident Jeanine Isabella, who rents out her Vermont condo, and Cross River resident Kristen Tegtmeir, ...
Navigating the Transition to Senior Living

Navigating the Transition to Senior Living

Writing by Aerin Atinsky Artwork by Aeneas Eaton There are social outings, opportunities for new hobbies and activities, friends within walking distance, delicious meals prepared for you, housekeeping services and even entertainment—there's plenty to be excited about when it comes to community living.  ProMatura, a market research firm focusing on residential communities, reports a nearly 90 percent satisfaction rate of ...
Why Dogs Chew Furniture, Eat “Gross” Things and More

Why Dogs Chew Furniture, Eat “Gross” Things and More

Writing by Dr. Sarah J. Cutler Artwork by Zoe Stevens Were’s a riddle for you: What is difficult to imagine but impossible to forget? The answer: a natural disaster. hen my children were young, one of their favorite books was “Chewy Louie” by Howie Schneider. The story is about a family who brings a scruffy puppy named Louie into their home ...
Understanding the Legal and Financial Pieces of Buying a Home

Understanding the Legal and Financial Pieces of Buying a Home

Writing by Aerin Atinsky Artwork by Aeneas Eaton Buying a home is usually the largest purchase you’ll ever make, and the happiness of walking into a home designed to your personal taste is unparalleled. But how do you get from point A to point Z as seamlessly as possible?  If you’ve purchased a home before, and even if you haven’t, ...
New Year's Financial Resolutions

New Year’s Financial Resolutions

Partner Content by Judi McAnaw Now that we’ve reached 2024, you might be thinking about your goals and hopes for the new year. But in addition to whatever personal resolutions you might make — volunteering, going to the gym more, learning a new language and others — why not make some financial resolutions, too? Here are a few to consider: ...
How to Get A Grant

How to Get A Grant

Writing  by Gia Miller Photography by Justin Negard Do you have a great idea, but you don’t have the money to fund it? Are you hoping to grow your business, but you don’t want to take out a loan? Is your artistic endeavor at a standstill because you can’t afford to take it to the next level? A grant could ...