Living in NEPA means that you get all four seasons in full swing each year. It also means you can get all four seasons in four days. We have a beautiful fall, a snowy winter, a warm spring, and a hot summer. You'd think it would just keep it in that order, wrong. We never know what we are gonna get up here in NEPA.
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As a Friends fanatic myself, I often wonder about the places in New York City featured in the various episodes and whether I could actually visit them. Most of them are fictional or no longer exist, but there are a few places you can go to reminisce about your favorite Friends moments. So, here are 6 places in New York City you definitely need to visit as a Friends fan.
1. The Apartment Building, Obviously
The building used for the exterior shot of the apartments in Friends is real, and is located at 90 Bedford Street at the corner of Grove Street in Greenwich Village. It's an obvious must-see.
2. The Pullitzer Fountain
This is the fountain that the friends danced around in for the iconic theme song, and it's located right in Central Park.
This is the department where Rachel worked before she moved on to Ralph Lauren, where she met Joshua, and where she started her career in fashion.
4. The Plaza Hotel
This is where Monica and Chandler celebrated their engagement in The One WIth Monica's Thunder, and is actually really gorgeous.
5. The Central Perk Replica
While Central Perk isn't a real coffee shop, a pop-up replica opened up in 2014 on Lafayette Street and it's definitely a must-visit.
6. Chandler's Office
The fictional Chandler works in the real Solow Building, located on West 57th street.
Seasonal Affective Disorder affects many people. I promise it is a real thing. The Mayo Clinic defines SAD as "A mood disorder characterized by depression that occurs at the same time every year." Mine comes in the dead of winter. So this winter, I wrote down a couple of things that made me feel better.
1. Take a hot shower/bath
All the steam in the bathroom and the heat from the water soothes the soul for real.
2. Get out of bed
Try and wake up earlier than usual.
3. Buy a happy lamp
They mimic sunlight but without the UV rays.
4. Make your bed everyday
One small accomplishment everyday.
5. Sit in your living room as opposed to your bed room
6. Eat healthier
7. Do one small thing for yourself everyday
Get a cup of coffee or go for a walk.
I hate it as much as the next person but it does help.
9. Go out with friends
I know sitting at home may be ideal but it's nice to be surrounded by people who love you.
10. When you're sad, let yourself be sad
Cry, listen to sad music, do what you gotta do.
11. Ask for help
Let people know what you're going through. It's ok.
12. Take care of yourself
Put on a facemask. Paint your nails.