Tiffany shares how she let go of a dead end relationship and aspired for bigger dreams.
After struggling to finish high school, Antonina took a break from her education to work on herself. Despite the lack of support she got at that time, she knew it was the right move for her. Now four years later, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Antonina decided she was ready to attend college and is glad she waited until she was in the right mindset to begin.
Music has always been a part of Diana’s life, but she never had the confidence to share her songwriting until she met Crow. He helped her achieve happiness both musically and romantically. When Diana experiences two great losses with less than a decade between them, she finds a way to heal and continue on through music. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “All of Me Wants All Of You (Helado Negro Remix)” by Sufjan Stevens
Amanda doesn’t have the best relationship with her father. When she was a child, he preferred partying and doing hard drugs over being a decent dad. Her parents divorced when she was very young, and she didn’t see her father again until she was in grad school. After inviting her to reconnect with him in Paris, Amanda learns that sometimes people don’t change.
Livia shares what she learned from her marriage at a young age and what she is looking for in a partner today.
Erinn talks about how gardening makes her feel connected to her grandmother as well as the others who came before her, and how it is meaningful that today her labor benefits only herself and those of her choosing.
After getting clean, Enzo worked hard to maintain his sobriety with the support of his three pillars — school, the gym, and his relationship.
Andrew recounts his first experience with online dating which did not go as expected.
Stephanie talks about how second chances can change lives and how they should be extended to everyone without bias.
Paul Ollinger on the psychology of money. New movie, ‘Buyoyancy.’ Plus music by Oginalii and HaStyle Rhymes
VoiceLove connects COVID-19 patients to loved ones in a low-cost way. New movie, ‘Mr. Jones.’ Plus music from Shamir and Space Sluts.
While moonlighting as a cabbie, Devon discovers that the old man who hangs outside the local grocery store with a jug of wine in his lap has more than meets the eye.
Gabriele risked his financial security during a time of global uncertainty in order to pursue his dream of becoming a professional gamer. He talks about how he prepared for this major life change and how the support of his friends and family helped ease the transition.
During a trip to New York City, Simon experiences virtual reality for the first time and becomes inspired to quit his job and found a VR business in his home country of Denmark. He discusses how people must take action quickly in order to avoid being stuck in the concept stage.
Lisa regrets when she bullied a boy in middle school in order to fit in. She discusses the importance of not judging others by their looks and being aware of how our actions could affect others. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Loving” by Katie Dey
When he was in college, Ellis went on a spontaneous road trip with a dormmate to meet the Guru Maharaj Ji. He shares his thoughts on spirituality and how humanity’s need for hope can cause one to overlook hard truths. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Aerostar” by Video Age
Matt Ruby chats w/ Rabbi Avram Mlotek about Judaism and our current crises–and his new book. Plus music by Worriers and Seán Barna.
Becca recalls a harrowing night when teenage rebellion led to a near-death experience. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Kiss It Off Me” by Cigarettes After Sex
Greg recounts how a disdain for office work and an interest in clock and watch repair inspired him to turn a hobby into a career. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Sunshine (Back To The Start)” by Anemone
Training is key when it comes to winning races and beating your personal best times.
Miles reflects on being subject to a violent incident when he was in college, what he took away from that situation, and the ways in which others might benefit from a similar experience.
A few tips and tricks to make getting out of bed to train super early a little easier.
Betsy shares her story of getting arrested at seventeen and how she was able to come out of the situation unscathed.
Posture impacts our ability to extend our hips and activate our core—and too often, athletes miss it.
Dan reminisces about a prank he pulled on his sister when they were children and how he still feels guilty about it decades later. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Opera” by Surf Curse
Racism is an issue on trails and in other recreational spaces, even in self-acclaimed progressive cities.
Andy shares his views on dating based on his experience and what he believes men and women desire in relationships.
Spending time in the sauna can improve your ability to deal with heat, increase your lung capacity, and more.
While reminiscing about his time as a psychologist, Gil recalls the way he handled things with a certain patient and how he wishes he was better able to help at the time.
Public outdoor spaces are as steeped in racial inequality as the rest of American society.
Lara shares how she ended up taking care of handicapped dogs and how it has become central to her life and work.
Its superfood properties can help fight inflammation and reduce muscle pain—all without pharmaceutical side-effects.
Suggestions disguised as predictions for what we’ll be cooking often this strange season.
Gregory describes his idyllic family situation growing up and the shifts that began to take place as his parents’ health deteriorated.
A company has created a protective suit that includes a snap-in canister for drinking & vaping.
Don’t let a little thing like a deadly pandemic ruin your fun in the sun with friends.
Athletes tend to make a few key mistakes when recovering from hard workouts. Here’s what to avoid.
Eleanor talks about her upbringing in South Africa and describes what she feels is different about raising children today.
More bikes on the road mean more accidents—here are some simple techniques & tricks to stay safe.
Jealla shares a story of being betrayed by someone she thought was a friend and how she changed after that experience.
Not everything about pandemic parenting has to be a major life lesson, sometimes it’s about the little things.
Just 15 minutes a day has helped relieve stress and make me a better athlete, even under lockdown.
Laura shares the ways in which her life has not gone according to her plan and how she’s come to terms with that being okay.
Your trusty cross-trainers might be hard to part with. But there are some easy ways to tell when it’s time for a new pair.
Try feel-good chicken wing and cornbread recipes from a New York City restaurateur with a feel-good mission.
Jean-Paul shares his thoughts on keeping a positive attitude and his approach to spreading positivity to others.
The responsibilities and pressures of parenting during an already anxious quarantine increase as my son’s mother gets sick.
Jason shares his thoughts on recognizing biases and racism and the importance of using privilege to call those behaviors.
Louie describes how he came to live in New York City and mentions some of the things that have changed over the years.
More training time can lead to more soreness and possibly injury. Here are some of the best ways to self-massage at home.
Being both the parent and teacher for my six-year old becomes especially challenging during the “empty days” of quarantine life.
Two NYC ER doctors created an Instagram account for healthcare workers to share stories and stay connected.
The smartest ways to stay safe and healthy while getting some valuable time outside.
I thought co-parenting a six-year old autistic boy as a newly separated dad would be a challenge, and then along came a global pandemic …
Andrea describes how she got started with photography, what she likes about the process and where she hopes to go as she progresses with the artform.
A nutritionist shares tips on how to help prevent illness and promote overall health.
Darcy describes the violent abuse he survived as a child and how it altered the course of his life.
As COVID-19 keeps athletes inside, in-home cycling can provide some terrific workouts.
Demauni describes his reaction to meeting T-Pain when he was a kid and how the experience was different than he thought it would be.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind as an athlete as COVID-19 takes hold of the United States.
Aleyna describes an instance where she changed herself for a crush and why she wouldn’t do it again.
By understanding your hormones, female athletes can time workouts to maximize gains.
Ryan describes the accident which resulted in him losing a limb and how he has adjusted to life since then.
I’m hoping that by increasing foot and calf mobility I can conquer longstanding discomfort and injuries.
We found the products to help you get the most out of your tiny kitchen so you don’t have to.
Alex explains how he discovered that long term methadone use had affected his sex drive.
Think you’re getting enough D from dairy and sunlight? Think again.
Maria shares her thoughts on why it’s important to balance being independent while also having people to rely on.
Getting hurt always presents setbacks but it doesn’t mean you have to give up.
The thoracic spine is a key part of stabilization and strength but is too often overlooked.
Zac shares why he does not believe in fairy tales and discusses the opportunity they present to teach children.
Some common reasons and treatments for when runners’ feet ache.
Jade describes how they would like to use art to get more people involved in politics and allow people to see new perspectives.
If your menstrual cycle is interrupted, the reasons might be more complicated than you suspect.
Ashley describes the evolution of a relationship of a friend and what it taught her about maintaining friendships with others.
Myths and misconceptions surround physical conditioning and periods. Let’s set the record straight.
Josiah describes why he enjoys trolling people in real life and how his behavior has affected his relationships with others.
There’s no silver bullet but rest is key to battling illness during training—and so is knowing when you’re too sick to run.
Aaron discusses how he decided that he would run for public office and some of the ways in which he can help improve New York City.
Runners aren’t at higher risk for knee injury but still need to pay attention to their joints.