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Young Adult Book Review: They Both Die at the End

The following review of They Both Die at the End (Harper Teen, September 5, 2017) by Adam Silvera is from Food, Fitness & Fiction contributing editor Joshua Flores (pictured below). In Adam Silvera’s latest release, They Both Die at the End, the intertwined stories of two boys struggling through their… Read More

If you’re looking for a way to spice up mealtimes at home, consider investing in an air fryer*. According to culinary nutritionist Dana Angelo White, “The air fryer is the new must-have kitchen appliance. And it’s not just for lovers of fried foods.” If you’ve never heard of an air… Read More

The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook: Q & A with Toby Amidor

If getting family meals on the table is a struggle, The Healthy Meal Prep Cookbook can make the task less daunting and far more enjoyable. I had the pleasure of interviewing nationally recognized registered dietitian Toby Amidor about her latest cookbook. Read on for her insights, and scroll down for… Read More

3 Strategies to Reduce Stress Eating

Want to reduce stress eating? Here’s a tease for my latest Success Magazine column. No matter how motivated you are to eat well, you might find yourself seeking solace from food. My friend Christine said a combination of work pressure and a challenging relationship recently led her to binge on… Read More

3 Strategies to Reduce Stress Eating

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Do You Want to Write for Children or Young Adults?

If you currently write for children or young adults, or are thinking about doing so, becoming a Children’s Lit Fellow at Stony Brook Southampton might be just for you. It was for me in more ways than one. First, a little backstory… Following my mother’s near-death experience in 2014*, I… Read More

Young Adult Book Review: Wonder Woman Warbinger

The following review of Wonder Woman Warbinger (Random House Books for Young Readers, August 29, 2017) by Leigh Bardugo is from Food, Fitness & Fiction contributing editor Joshua Flores (pictured below). In Wonder Woman Warbringer, Leigh Bardugo depicts the teenage years of princess Diana. With magical lassos, world destruction, and… Read More

8 Healthy Dorm Room Snacks

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Hope Lingers

  How do you hope when it feels out of reach How do you hope when the haters leach Their anger, their madness into the air   The stench of their fury too awful to bear When you look up to find the answers you need A strong, courageous mentor to… Read More

Young Adult Book Review: Words in Deep Blue

The following review of Words in Deep Blue (Random House, June 6, 2017) by Cath Crowley  is from Food, Fitness & Fiction contributing editor Amber Lee (pictured below). Here’s a description from Amazon: Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked… Read More