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Spring can literally put you in a good mood

Now that winter is finally over — despite that surprise dusting of snow that greeted folks Wednesday morning — don’t be surprised to find a little extra spring in your step. It’s only natural, and according to psychologists, is at least partly based in changes in body chemistry brought on by exposure to more light.

Thursday 04/17/2014
Fraxel DUAL Laser — your path to clear skin
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 2:38 pm

With summer just around the corner, we all want beautiful, blemish-free skin to enjoy. For some of us, that means a clear complexion without freckles or dark spots. For others, it means getting rid of those acne scars or wrinkles we’ve had forever. The good news is that there is a single laser device that can help with both: Fraxel DUAL.

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At Better Medical, a focus on preventive treatments
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 2:41 pm

Finding a specialist in the borough who deals with allergies and asthma can be a chore just because there are so many to choose from. The discerning patient will want the attention and care that comes with finding an experienced expert. To get the best, you need to look no farther than Better Medical Care in Bayside.

Since 2000, Dr. Warren Hsu has been treating and helping patients with all types of allergies, ranging from seasonal to environmental. He also provides flu shots and treats patients with asthma and other ailments with immunology. And beyond just treating those who are ill, he emphasizes preventive medicine whenever possible.

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Thursday 04/10/2014
'GRACE KELLY COLORS'
Posted: April 10, 2014

Spring blooms are ready to burst in bold patterns and creamy pastels, not just in our tiny Queens strip gardens and brick-house flower boxes but also splashed across freshly styled women’s dresses and yes, the neckties of fashion-forward men.

“Pastels is huge. Floral dresses is huge,” said Jacqueline Quinn, a Long Island City fashion designer. Quinn is creative director for the Sara Emanuel fashion house, sells her own line of clothing and accessories and works as a stylist and fashion consultant for celebrities. She recently consulted on and judged a “Design for Brad Smith” competition for Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Brad Smith and dressed 2013 Grammy winner Billy Vera, as well as others for the 2012 and 2013 Grammies.

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A DAY AT THE PARK
Posted: April 10, 2014

During the seemingly endless winter of 2014, you’ve undoubtedly fantasized about getting away from it all — perhaps by surfing on Kauai, or biking along Colorado’s mountain trails, or getting in touch with nature at a national wildlife refuge in Florida.

Whatever escape you may dream about, you’re likely to find at least a touch of it in your own backyard ... much of it available for free or at a fraction of what you might have expected to pay.

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LET'S DO BRUNCH!
Posted: April 10, 2014

Brunch has grown from being a meal for the rich and famous to a more accessible and creative way to enjoy the sweetness of breakfast and the savoriness of lunch.

While it has become popular with young adults, particularly in Brooklyn, Queens has become home to a significant number of eateries that specialize in the weekend afternoon meal.

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‘ENRICH YOUR LIFE’ AT THE QUEENS LIBRARY
Posted: April 10, 2014

Sure, spring brings to mind plans for the outdoors, as it should, but those April showers can sometimes put them on hold. When they do, the perfect place to spend your time in Queens is at the library. And the borough’s 62 locations offer so much, from the expected books to entertainment, job-seeking and home-buying assistance, children’s clubs and more, you just may want to go there even when it is sunny out. It’s with good reason the Queens Library’s slogan is “Enrich your life.”

April is National Poetry Month, and the library has a slew of special events planned to celebrate it. Just a few are listed below (the library provides so many programs its monthly newsletter looks almost like a magazine; April’s is 40 pages. Full listings are always posted at queenslibrary.org).

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PUT ME IN, COACH
Posted: April 10, 2014

As the weather finally warms up and the borough’s athletic fields thaw out, the dozens of youth sports leagues throughout Queens will begin play in the coming days and weeks.

Every athletically inclined child loves the feeling of dusting off the lacrosse stick or oiling up the baseball glove for the first time come springtime, and there certainly is no shortage of affordable programs parents can sign their kids up for, regardless of the sport.

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A BOOMING ART SEASON IN STORE
Posted: April 10, 2014

While tulips and daffodils poke out of the thawing soil and the borough undergoes its natural transformation into spring, the arts venues of Queens are going through their own metamorphosis.

Already, museums, music venues and theater spaces have begun rolling out their new exhibits and lineups.

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HIT THE WATER AS WEATHER WARMS
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 2:47 pm

We’re surrounded by water: bays, rivers and canals that are often just as clogged with traffic as some of our roadways.

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