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(NAPSI)—If you find that the holidays can sometimes be too much of a good thing, there’s actually some good news. There are a number of simple steps you can take to stay in control of your social life. Here are some tips:
(BPT) - Not only is the holiday season time for presenting loved ones with carefully hand-picked gifts, it’s also the season for dressing up and sharing good cheer at office parties, family events and cocktail gatherings.
(BPT) - Between squeezing extra activities into your schedule, finding time to bake holiday treats for your children’s classrooms and organizing a mini family reunion, the holiday season might be causing you a bit of stress. And if that stress is affecting your sleep, you could be caught up in the vicious cycle of exhaustion causing stress and stress causing more exhaustion.
(Family Features) With a busy family and hectic schedules it can feel like the laundry pile is constantly growing. Just when you think you've finally made a dent, there's another shirt, sports uniform or pair of dirty socks needing a good washing. But with a little prep work, you can make laundry easier to tackle and keep your clothes clean and fresh:
Ivettelis Rodriguez, a city staffer, was quietly fired by her boss Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras (D-East Elmhurst) for her connection to a Facebook post shared by her husband.
The former district office director was dismissed after the Queens Crap blog linked her to the bikers who carried out the beating of a motorist on the Henry Hudson Parkway several weeks ago.
Halloween is the perfect time of year to let loose and embrace your inner kid. You have the option to be anything you want, so get creative this year! Save yourself time and money by looking for fun costume-worthy items at a vintage store. You may be surprised at the wide variety of creative costumes available for a reasonable cost.
(StatePoint) Most people don’t think about their sugar intake, insulin and blood glucose levels, but for those with diabetes, these are aspects of everyday life. There are more than 24 million people in the United States living with the disease, according to the American Diabetes Association, and this number is on the rise. For these individuals, managing the disease can be a stressful, time-consuming and even painful process.
(BPT) - Laundry is always on the to-do list, and in busy households across the country, it seems that the hamper is always full. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, the average household does 392 loads of laundry each year. That translates to 7.5 loads per week, which can make the process of washing your clothes, towels and bedding feel like a permanent chore.
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for homeowners looking for more efficient and economical ways to heat and cool their home. The next generation in geothermal technology has arrived. These systems are designed to leverage underground thermal energy to provide ultra efficient heating and cooling of a home.
(NAPSI)—Whether you are getting the kids’ clothes ready for school or putting your outfit together for a fashionable event, there’s good news-a new smartphone app can make your laundry life easier.
(BPT) - Pain is the single leading cause of disability worldwide and one of the main reasons Americans miss work. For example, 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time, according to the American Chiropractic Association, with experts estimating that as many as 80 percent of Americans will experience a back problem at some point in their lives. Meaning it is quite possible you may have symptoms right now.
(StatePoint) With its confusing overlap of symptoms, fibromyalgia syndrome (FM) can be a nightmare for the five million Americans -- 90 percent of them women -- who suffer from it.
(StatePoint) There’s nothing like spending time outdoors in the woods. With some simple steps, you can make your woodlands a paradise for flora and fauna by creating a space for wildlife to thrive.
(BPT) - The formerly “fringe” back-to-nature movement has become mainstream in America and nowhere is the desire for a more natural approach to living more prevalent than in our homes. From organically grown fruits and vegetables to VOC-free paint choices, the trend is toward fewer additives, synthetics and chemicals.
The 33rd annual antique motorcycle show brought out a lot of old-time bikes Sunday at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park.
The 33rd annual antique motorcycle show brought out a lot of old-time bikes Sunday at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park. The event was for motorcycles that were out of production for 10 years or more.
Bikers cruise in past the historic Adriance Farmhouse at the Queens County Farm Museum on Sunday.
Noah John Bennet, left, of Brooklyn checks in his 1881 54-inch BSA alpha high wheel bicycle.
Ken Johnson, left, of Farmingdale, LI chats about his 1952 Vincent Rapide with fellow Vincent owner, John Romano of Brooklyn.
Billy Micca, 6, of Kings Park, LI checks out bikes competing for top honors.
An owner of a vintage Whizzer, the precursor to the moped, wipes down his bike during the annual antique motorcycle show.
(StatePoint) The average family spends more than $1000 annually -- nearly half a home's total energy bill -- on heating and cooling costs, according to the U.S. government’s Energy Star program. Unfortunately, a large portion of those expenses are wasted due to poor home insulation.
Two weeks ago I wrote about how there did not appear to be many opportunities, outside of one Serena Williams, for fans of the red, white and blue to cheer for one of their own at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. I also noted that it’s been a decade since Andy Roddick won the US Open, and no American man has won a Grand Slam event since.
For a country that has produced such tennis legends as Jack Kramer, Arthur Ashe, Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi and, of course, Douglaston’s own John McEnroe, the natural tendency is to believe that the USA has been in a slump but the cycle will reverse itself.
(BPT) - Women might be surprised to know that most of them will develop fibroids or polyps as a health issue sometime in their lives. In fact, studies show that 70 percent of white women and 80 percent of African-American women will develop fibroids by the time they are 50. Although these growths are among one of the most common health problems a woman can face, few know what they are, what the symptoms can be, and what treatments are available to them.
(BPT) - What’s for dinner? It’s a question most of us ask every day. With evening routines packed full of extracurricular activities, chores and preparation for the following day, we don't always have as much time as we'd like to make dinner. Fortunately, a quick, delicious and healthy meal can still be an option for your family, even when you’re short on time. All it takes is a little planning, some common ingredients and one trip to the grocery store.