The Impact of Running on the Spine

Life is busy and often we don’t have time for exercise. Although jogging became popular in the US in the 1970s, it is probably in the past 10 years that it has taken root in Budapest, with more people incorporating it into a daily activity. With more and more races in the city and the… [Read More]

A Sunburn to Die for

According to my 2017 calendar, summer actually starts with the summer solstice, June 21, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere. Although hotter temperatures come deeper into the summer months, it is on this day that we should reflect on the power of the sun, and understand the impact it can have… [Read More]

Summer enemy #1

Most summertime rituals, such as a friend’s barbecue, heading to Balaton, hiking in the woods or even a campout, are a lot of fun. Unfortunately, uninvited guests often make these events memorable for all the wrong reasons, leaving us itching and scratching from mosquito bites. Does this mean we should avoid the outdoors? Not a… [Read More]

Asian Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad

Asian Grilled Chicken Noodle Salad Summertime parties are a great way to take advantage of longer days and warmer temperatures. Now that the weather is virtually guaranteeing conditions favorable for friend or family get-togethers, it’s time to get that charcoal or gas grill out of storage and start cooking. If you’re having people over or… [Read More]

The Health Benefits of Dog Ownership

Take two dogs and call me in the morning. Owning a dog is great not just because you have an extra family member who adores you when you are unbearable, but did you know that there are numerous health benefits associated with dog ownership as well. 1. Dogs Boost Your Mood Dogs have long been… [Read More]

Cruise for a Cause – A United Way charity event

On June 15, join the United Way Hungary for its ‘Cruise for a Cause’ An evening of the most spectacular views of Budapest by night along the river await you next month as the United Way hosts its second annual river cruise on the Danube. As part of the evening’s events, you can enjoy an American-style… [Read More]

Orange and walnut salad

With spring upon us, fresh produce is becoming more readily available, and certainly more desirable. While this meal can be prepared just as easily as any other salad, its pleasant color scheme, unique combinations of sweet and savory flavors, and contrasting textures make this a unique sensory treat. It is simple but sophisticated; healthy and… [Read More]

Summer Dangers

There are numerous festivals, markets, water resorts, and other outdoor programs available for those willing to leave the comfort of an air conditioned room as a way of surviving the summer heat. Keep in mind the heat is not so bad once you get used to it and all the all those cool activities are… [Read More]

Getting Positive with Paul

Welcome back. Last month we introduced you to Budapest resident happiness expert, Paul Pahil, founder of September’s “Budapest Happiness Week”. His professional mission is based on his belief that all people have the right to experience the richness and benefits of optimal living. This month we’ll continue our discussion on positive psychology. Paul, Is a… [Read More]

Let’s get fresh

New Potato, Squash and Goat Cheese Gratin It’s spring so that can mean only one thing: fresh produce. After a long, cold winter where the fresh fruit and veg counter looked to be selling produce picked ages ago, it’s great to return to the times of plenty. Over the past few weeks since the return… [Read More]