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Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

College is a time of big changes, growth and challenges for young people and their families. The application process to get there can be just as challenging as college itself. Current college freshmen and parents have plenty to say about what they’re glad they did — or wish they’d done differently — when it came to college applications. The Common App is your friend R…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

A college degree offers many advantages: More career options and opportunities, greater job security and the ability to earn more money in your lifetime. According to the office of New York Governor Andrew W. Cuomo, 3.5 million New York State jobs will require an Associate’s degree or higher by 2024 — that’s roughly 420,000 more jobs than in 2014. A college degree, however…

Buffalo Magazine: Feature

Is there a secret to a long, successful marriage? We set out to find answers from a range of local people with expertise — either as professionals or practitioners, like David and Irene Sipos. After 45 years of marriage, said David Sipos, one thing you do realize is that nothing is forever….and that can reframe your outlook. “I’m more aware of the fragility of our…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Not everyone’s idea of a car collection is the same. Former late night talk show host Jay Leno seemingly wants one of everything. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is said to have one of largest private Porsche collections in the world. Then there’s Joseph Galvin, an avid Buffalo promoter and West Side real estate developer. A recent visit to his unassuming city garage (Seinfeld …

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

I love discussing, analyzing and sharing suggestions with friends to improve their love lives. I have a real passion for bridging the gap between Mars and Venus. One of the most popular and effective ways for meeting new people these days is through online dating sites. I’ve used Match.com and the Tinder app to navigate the local dating scene. I’ve met successful, attra…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

It’s the inevitable winter conundrum: Your dog craves outdoor activity, but frigid temps rule out anything longer than strictly business. When hunkering down inside becomes a matter of your furry friend’s safety, resigning to boredom or unchecked energy isn’t the only option! Keep your pet happy — and entertained — with these made-for-indoors ideas. Play hide and seek Of…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

New Year motivation levels at the gym always start out on a high note, but boredom and monotony can quickly set in. That’s where new programs and gyms like CKO Kickboxing come in. Newly opened in Amherst, CKO offers a cardio-based group exercise program that’s appropriate for all fitness levels. “You won’t waste time thinking about what to do, or waiting for equipmen…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

As we age, the muscle around the lens in our eyes diminishes in strength and doesn’t allow us to focus up close the way we used to. “It’s an unavoidable anatomical change,” says Dan Leberer, optician and co-owner at Visualeyes. The question becomes how to deal with it. Most people’s first solution is to grab what are essentially a pair of magnifying glasses — commonl…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

I feel I should start this piece by mentioning my own (one-day’s worth) background in snowmobiling. It involved: Hitchhiking from Hamburg to Springville during a high school Christmas break; Being properly dressed for neither hitchhiking nor snowmobiling; Vowing to never do either again as long as I live. That said, after talking to a few avid local snowmobil…

Buffalo Magazine: Home

Temperatures are hovering in the single digits and it’s snowing — again. Do you really want to bundle up and slog through slushy streets to the gym? Or worse, run outside? If you don’t want your fitness routine to falter during Buffalo’s long winter or if you want to set new, realistic goals this year, there’s a bevy of home workout equipment that will get results and k…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

The announcement did not seem real. Producers with The Biggest Loser television show decided to open another health and wellness resort, and it was going to Java Center. “There was a lot of disbelief that it was happening,” Sandra Schoellkopf said. “People didn’t know how we were having this world spotlight on Java Center, N.Y.” It was Schoellkopf’s persistence five …

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

When Ashlee Lonergan, 32, was looking for a catchy, meaningful and inspiring name to call her new fitness studio in Hamburg, she kept writing words and phrases down on a piece of paper. Gym. Fitness. Grungy. Hard work. Nothing seemed to fit. Then, Lonergan thought of “grit.” Something about the sound of the word resonated with her, and she quickly Googled its definit…

Buffalo Magazine: Wellness

Imagine climbing the steps to the church, your heart heavy with sorrow as you prepare to attend the funeral of a loved one who has passed. As you open the door and enter, a friendly face asks, “Would you like a venti cappuccino?” Likewise, imagine departing the church after attending a service for a friend who was an avid lifelong motorcyclist. As you pull into line for…

Buffalo Magazine: BufFYI

Let’s face it: fitness can be boring — likely why there’s always a hot new class or program to keep people motivated. The latest to hit Buffalo? Drum workouts like POUND that combine a fast, full-body workout with the fun of being a rock star. Judy Siniscalchi, owner of Garage Fitness Studio in Angola, said the workouts are pretty straightforward: Participants use drums…

Buffalo Magazine: Food + Drink

Not too long ago, fast food only meant fried goodies and chicken patties made from questionable animal parts. If you wanted something healthier, there weren’t many fast options to accommodate…or you made do with the meager “healthy” options on menus like dried-out salads or a plain grilled chicken breast — minus the bun. But a recent surge of fast take-out restaurants i…