(NAPSI)—There’s good news for homeowners who want to protect their family and property from the damage and discomfort that can be caused by a power outage.
(BPT) - Everyone wants to go green, but because the movement has been around for many years, it’s hard for homeowners to get a firm grasp on what products will keep the environmental footprint created by their homes smaller.
(Family Features) With apps that offer comfort, convenience and security, homeowners are getting more out of their smartphones to make their homes better, smarter places to live. Smart home apps such as those from Nest are expected to link various home devices together to bring peace of mind, control and even energy savings to our lives.
(Family Features) Now is the season for enjoying backyard BBQs and poolside parties with friends and family - not being trapped in the house for pre- and post-party cleaning. With a little planning, you can minimize time spent on daily chores and maximize time spent soaking up the sun and creating memories with guests.
A bill that aims to “prohibit discrimination based on one’s consumer credit history” by banning employers from doing credit checks on job applicants will be the subject of a City Council hearing set for 10 a.m. Sept. 12 at City Hall
The main sponsor of the bill, which was introduced in April and is being debated in the Civic Rights Committee, is Councilman Brad Lander (D-Brooklyn). The legislation has 38 co-sponsors who have signed onto it; among them are several members of the Queens delegation: Daniel Dromm (D-Jackson Heights), Jimmy Van Bramer (D-Sunnyside), Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria), Peter Koo (D-Flushing), Elizabeth Crowley (D-Glendale), Donovan Richards (D-Laurelton), Ruben Wills (D-South Jamaica) and Daneek Miller (D-St.Albans).
(NAPSI)—For the fifth consecutive year, warrior-athletes from across the country compete in Paralympic-style competitions—demonstrating their resilience, camaraderie and courage.
(BPT) - You’ve survived the back-to-school season, and transitioned from lazy summer days to the familiar routine of early rising and the roar of school buses in the neighborhood. But before you usher your children out the door tomorrow, you should know a few things about that lunch you may have packed bleary-eyed in the wee hours of the morning.
(Family Features) Engaging in outdoor activities are a great way for families to stay active and spend quality time together, but between tree-climbing, nature hikes, and backyard barbecues, outdoor adventures can lead to piles of dirty, dingy and stained clothing.
Transportation Alternatives declared Sunnyside to be the first Bike Friendly Business District outside Manhattan and community leaders are thrilled.
The district is a system of businesses and community organizations in an area deemed bike-friendly. The participating businesses often utilize bikes for deliveries or day-to-day operations and may also offer special deals to customers who ride their bikes to shop.
(Family Features) Ever hear the saying “Kitchens sell a home?” Well it’s true; the kitchen is the most important room in the home. Whether you’re considering putting your house on the market or investing in your home for personal long-term enjoyment, an upgraded and attractive kitchen can make your home irresistible.
Come budget season this fall, Councilmembers Karen Koslowitz (D-Forest Hills) and Antonio Reynoso (D-Brooklyn, Queens) will be kicking their feet up and allowing constituents to do at least a portion of their work for them.
The two lawmakers have announced they will be introducing participatory budgeting into their districts in the 2014-15 budget cycle, with residents getting the chance to brainstorm and vote for how $1 million in funds will be allocated in the area.
(Family Features) For many families, clothing represents the largest share of back-to-school expenses each year. The amount of money that goes into a new school wardrobe paired with the reality that kids tend to be careless about their stained clothing can be daunting, but with proper care, you can take steps to better protect your investment.
(StatePoint) The most uncomfortable afflictions are often the most embarrassing. And anorectal health issues can interfere with almost everything one does, from sitting on a bus to enjoying a meal out with friends.
The NYPD is encouraging cyclists to be mindful of their surroundings as well as traffic regulations as part of its Operation Safe Cycle initiative.
While Vision Zero and the pending 25 mile per hour speed limit have been in the headlines in recent weeks, the NYPD has launched Operation Safe Cycle, a campaign to remind bicyclists and those with whom they share the road to be watchful of each other and to observe all city traffic regulations.
The department on Wednesday began a two-week initiative of bicycle safety enforcement that will run through Aug. 26.
(NAPSI)—Calling breakfast the most important meal of the day is no exaggeration. Without breakfast, your metabolism can suffer, performance and concentration are apt to decrease, and hunger throughout the day can result in overeating during future meals.
(StatePoint) Before you turn off your AC system for the season, consider having it checked out by a certified contractor. If it’s older or has been giving you problems, you might want to replace it.
(BPT) - Keoni Hudoba wasn’t always the renowned New York City fitness trainer he is today. A native of Hawaii, he came to New York as a performer, and developed a love for fitness through a series of healthy steps that led to a radical transformation.
Artists and residents from all over Queens marveled at the whimsical treasures of the Apollonia Gallery as they slurped down Blue Point and Little Neck clams and sipped on champagne during its opening party last Sunday.
The concept behind the gallery, located at 48-14 Skillman Ave. in Sunnyside, is a fantasyland crossed with a curiosity shop, inspired by the movie “Amélie.” The shop features work by photographers, painters, jewelry makers, as well as a cosmetics brand and ceramics.
(StatePoint) Physical activity may not be the first thing parents or teachers think about when they want to boost a child’s academic performance, but evidence supports the notion that a bit of exercise for the body is beneficial to the brain as well.
(NewsUSA) - Summertime. It's the time of year to put your feet up, relax and have a little fun. So, why not make it a little safer for the whole family?
(BPT) - Your family is ready for a pet, so you head out to the local pet store. Within moments of walking into the shop, an energetic, sweet-eyed puppy steals your heart. You plunk down your money – possibly hundreds of dollars – and take him home, unaware that your new darling began his life in circumstances that most Americans would find horrifying, circumstances that will possibly cause him long-term health and psychological problems. He’s the product of a puppy mill.
(NAPSI)—While any time of year can be a good time for a bike trip, two of the best are spring and fall, when the highways and byways are both comfortable and colorful.
(NAPSI)—Ecotourism’s growing foothold in the tourism industry is driving travelers to seek out destinations for exploration rather than just escape.
(StatePoint) Everyday choices can affect your family’s health as well as the environment.