The Weekly – February 29

The Weekly Movie

The Apple Pushers
Directed by Mary Mazzio, narrated by Edward Norton, and underwritten by the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

This documentary follows immigrant street vendors who are rolling fresh fruits and vegetables into the inner cities of New York to help help solve the food crisis and skyrocketing obesity rates in these areas. For more information about the film, how to purchase it or attend viewing parties please visit

Featured viewing party in our area:
March 20, 2012: CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College
Details: 6:00PM, Open to the General Public. Register by calling (212)-772-4007

The Weekly Recipe for Health

Easy Korean Bibimbap
Courtesy of Tara Parker-Pope, New York Times

In this week’s NYT Well blog, Tara Parker-Pope breaks down a delicious traditional Korean dish, Bibimbap, and provides five delicious variations that are easy to make at home. To check out the variations of the dish click here.


The Weekly Book

Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein

Sunstein and Thaler challenge readers to look at the way we make decisions through a new lens -nudging. Every day we make decisions about our lives and our health, but we do not always make the best decisions. While our humanity is a given, these authors assert that we can create a world where the right decision is easier for us to distinguish and choose.  This theory of “choice architecture” is used to explore the possibilities of nudging us into better decisions without restricting our freedom of choice. To learn more about this book or purchase it Visit Yale University Press or Amazon.


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