ART
Three Hotspots For Getting Into The Spring Spirit

Despite Old Man Winter's battle to stay with us just a while longer, signs of warmer weather via weather forecast channels tell us that it won't be long before spring truly begins to feel and look more like spring!

As Easter Sunday draws nearer along with the probability of 60° plus weather and the privilege of catching botanicals in full bloom, we have compiled a list of several cost effective venues that you'll find enticing to visit whilst enjoying the beautiful weather with "bae," family, friends or just relaxing solo. Spring-friendly weather may be taking it's sweet, sweet time to show itself but that doesn't mean it's too soon to start celebrating its grand arrival.

WHAT TO DO
Gregory Porter & Tomás Doncker at MIST Harlem's All-Star Benefit Concert

Head to the Mist Harlem Performing Arts Theater this Sunday to check out a great show for a great cause, as acclaimed Big Apple Blues musician, Tomás Doncker and Grammy-nominated jazz star, Gregory Porter, aka "the next great male jazz singer" (according to NPR) headlines The Harlem Arts Salon's all-star benefit concert. Tomás Doncker will perform selections from his latest set, Big Apple Blues, a follow up to Moanin' at Midnight: The Howlin' Wolf EP, released in the summer of 2014 along with the Tomás Doncker Band.

LOVE & SEX
Sex, Drugs and...Lube

Talk about euforia!

Edibles have long been popular in places like California and Colorado, where consumers can get their hands on marijuana-infused goods such as lollipops, brownies and more, but Foria is bringing a whole new meaning to the term 'edible.' Foria, a new pre-lubricant, uses a blend of cannabis and liquid coconut oil to enhance female pleasure.

With 4-6mg of THC in each spray, the lube promotes relaxation and blood flow, while also stimulating receptors in the brain responsible for tactile sensation and euphoria, giving you the best reason yet to participate in 4/20. Use it alone, or with a partner, and be sure to let them know it's 100% edible and totally tasty (you may not get the munchies but your partner sure will!).

GADGETS
Gibson Announces New Fitness Headphones

We know, one of your New Year’s resolution is exercising more, but, like, your current sound-sacrificing earbuds just aren’t gonna cut it for those bass-heavy tracks you love. But that excuse isn’t gonna swing for much longer: guitar maker and audio-expert, Gibson, just came out with the ultimate fitness headphones, Trainer by Gibson. Listening to your fave beats on the go (or on the run if you’re ambitious) will be more seamless, making that New Year’s resolution just a little more realistic.

TECH
Top 5 Anticipated Gadgets for 2015

With every new year comes new technology, and we’re super excited about the gadgets expected to be out in 2015. These 5 new gadgets promise to make your life a bit easier, and make you a whole lot cooler.

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1) Apple Watch

The release of Apple’s Smart Watch is probably the most anticipated for 2015. The Apple Watch was announced last September alongside the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The watch is set to hit markets early 2015, and will feature different designs and apps that users can modify to fit their personal taste.

ART
Stephen Knapp Makes His Debut Exhibition 'Illuminations' at the Bernaducci.Meisel.Gallery


If you’re looking for some beauty and serenity amidst the hustle and bustle of the holidays, Stephen Knapp’s debut “Illuminations” exhibit at Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery will offer you some astounding splendor. Knapps’s one-of-a-kind pieces are called “lightpaintings” because he harnesses light while directing it through a complex network of shaped and polished glass to create awesome abstractions that truly take one’s breath away. Be warned however, photos do not do Knapp’s work justice--they truly must be experienced in person. The exhibit includes four site-specific pieces as well as several smaller-scale works. Many of the lightpaintings in the exhibit extend beyond ten feel in width, length, and height.

GADGETS
The Coolest Gadgets to Gift, Just in Time for the Holidays

If the abounding television commercials and ever present holiday tunes are any indicator, the holiday season is in full swing. And as such, it is time to start planning your holiday shopping. This task never gets easier, as we all wish to bring thoughtful gifts to the table so that our loved ones know just how much we love them. In this day and age, one of the most popular pastimes is technology. This is why we have gathered a list of the coolest gadgets to gift (mostly wallet-friendly but we couldn't help including some super cool stuff that do have a price tag almost as long as your phone number!)

LIFESTYLE
How To Pass The Time If You Are Sick, Single And Alone

Now that you've graduated, moved out of your mom's house and live on your own, all alone because you're also single, you may find yourself tragically depressed at the idea of having to take care of yourself the next time you get sick. Well, cue the world's smallest violin and take note. Here are a few basic guidelines for when you're trying to get better from a bad bug:




Bed is best

When you’re trying to beat a bad cold, begin by getting as much rest as possible. Your body heals faster when it’s getting the TLC it needs, so snuggle up under the blankets and plan to make a day of it, because why waste another sick day?

LOVE & SEX
Useful Hacks for Paper Bag Speed-Dating

Word on the street has it that Paper Bag Speed Dating is on the rise. Loveflutter, the app behind the movement, has proposed this meetup alternative as a way for individuals to get to know one another by emphasizing personality rather than appearance (you know who you are, Tinderers!) as part of the #saynotoshallow movement.

As this Elite Daily video suggests, despite being well attended and organized, there still seem to be a few remaining kinks that need to be ironed out...

GADGETS
RadioShack and littleBits Team Up for Holiday Workshop

This Saturday, RadioShack and littleBits invite you to a one day only holiday workshop to be held at RadioShack’s 1565 Broadway location.

From 10am till 10pm guests will have the opportunity to test out RadioShack’s hottest new products while sipping on complimentary drinks and enjoying delectable holiday confections. The star of the day, however, will be the holiday creation station with littleBits, the electronic prototype that snaps together with tiny magnets and enables you to create many fun things. Made for all ages, the littleBits kits make the perfect holiday gift.

Additionally, the first 100 attendees will receive an exclusive RadioShack stocking stuffer and be entered in an exciting raffle to win various holiday items from the store.

LIFESTYLE
Minbar and Absolut Vodka Announce Collaborative Cocktail Kits

Just in time for the holidays, Minibar and Absolut Vodka are teaming up in merry “spirits," adding joy to everyones holidays.

Minibar is a mobile-first platform that provides consumers with on-demand access to wine, liquor, beer, mixers and more. Launched in February 2014, Minibar provides users with an easy and hassle-free way to stock their spirits. Since launching in February 2014, Minibar has moved quickly to become the #1 alcohol delivery service in New York. They recently expanded to San Francisco, Chicago, and Dallas, and have plans to launch in more cities soon.