(BPT) - As temperatures drop, home heating costs increase across the country. In fact, experts predict this winter will be colder than previously expected, and electricity and natural gas prices will climb accordingly, ABC News reports. While the majority of Americans rely on those two sources to heat their homes, there is a time-proven alternative that should warrant consideration for homeowners looking to trim heating costs this winter: heating with wood.
(NAPSI)—Heart failure affects more than 5 million Americans. It is a chronic, progressive disease in which the heart’s ability to pump blood is reduced and the heart does not pump enough blood for the body’s need for oxygen. Knowing a few facts can be important to the health of heart failure patients.
(NAPSI)—If you’ve long felt you have a slim chance of getting fit, the inspiring story and useful tips from one father and daughter pair may help in a big way.
(NewsUSA) - It's not easy being green -- especially when you share space with more than 3 million people. And yet, one Southern California business is making it easier.
(NewsUSA) - A simple, inexpensive lighting update can completely transform your kitchen from dull to dynamite.
(Family Features) As the building blocks of life, your body requires protein to function properly. But protein is also an important nutrient for those who wish to stay satisfied and full throughout their busy days.
(Family Features) Sprouted grains have been popular among health food junkies for years, but they've only recently hit the mainstream, popping up everywhere from breads and cereals to restaurant menus. This hot new healthy ingredient has loads of nutritional benefits and is increasingly easy to find. But what exactly are sprouted grains?
(BPT) - The trend toward affordable luxury has resonated in the hearts of American homeowners, including those in the market for a manufactured home. Today’s manufactured homes deliver affordability and convenience, as well as the kind of designer elements found in site-built homes.
Old Man Winter's wrath will be unleashed on Queens and the rest of the New York City metropolitan area tonight and Tuesday.
A blizzard warning is in effect the five boroughs, Long Island, Connecticut and most of New Jersey ahead of a potentially historic Nor'easter that could drop up to 30 inches of snow on the area through Tuesday night.
It’s winter. The trees are stark and ghost-like — and that’s just the art.
At first, the idea of large paintings depicting black-and-white woodlands in a season when most New Yorkers fantasize about the tropics isn’t so appealing.
The Shannon Gaels Gaelic Athletic Association Club will officially be getting a home of its own in College Point this spring with the construction of a $1.7 million training field in Frank Golden Park.
Community Board 7 voted unanimously last week to approve the plan that will be carried out in three phases. Phase 1 will cost $1.7 million to construct a training field and will be paid for by Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
(BPT) - The big game is just around the corner, and it’s an exciting time to plan and attend parties, gather with friends and enjoy the most-watched television event of the year. But did you know that the average big game party with 30 guests can create up to 80 pounds of waste? While the players on the field are putting points on the scoreboard, you can also score big at home ... with the environment. Follow these easy eco tips from Unilever Project Sunlight, an initiative to encourage people live more sustainability and learn how you can be a game changer for this year’s big game.
(Family Features) Sports nutrition isn’t just the domain of professional athletes — for a good workout and quick recovery, everyday athletes need the right diet, too.
(Family Features) What makes a healthy and satisfying snack for children? A well-balanced snack with good nutrition can help kids grow and provide them with the proper support and energy needed for school, sports and other daily activities. Parents have the best intentions when looking for nutritious options for their children, but challenges related to lack of access or knowledge of nutritious foods have contributed to an alarming trend. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity rates in the U.S. have more than doubled in the past 30 years, with over one-third of children currently overweight or obese.
(BPT) - The average American spends an hour a day in the kitchen preparing food and cleaning up afterward, according to the American Time Use Survey by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Add in the time it takes to put groceries away, load and unload dishwashers, organize cabinets and pantries or just hang out, and you spend a whole lot of time in your kitchen.
(NAPSI)—Longing for the days when you felt good about driving your car, truck or SUV?
(BPT) - The start of the spring semester in the classroom is a great time for teachers to refresh the room so all learning goals can be accomplished before the end of the year. Sometimes a refresh involves disinfecting everything to help students stay healthy. Perhaps this year's refresh even involves incorporating some new decor and bright colors. This semester, help your students stay energized all spring long, right up until the final bell rings for summer break:
It’s a salty, surly, high seas adventure — in a playhouse in Queens.
“Pirate Pete’s Parrot,” running on alternating Saturday afternoons at The Secret Children’s Theatre — the little sister of The Secret Theatre in the Long Island City Art Center — packs a punch with audience interaction, striking costumes, silly noises, fun music, a noble quest and sky-high levels of energy. From the play’s opening, pirates encourage the children to scream, boo, hiss and clap.
City Councilman Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) proposed a bill Jan. 7 that pushes the use of geothermal energy systems in city-owned buildings.
The elected introduced the bill, which would jump-start a program making the installation of more efficient and earth-friendly solar panel and geothermal energy systems simpler and easier for homeowners as well, to the Committee on Environmental Protection. At press time, there was no set committee hearing date.
(BPT) - What are the hottest updates for homes in 2015? The kitchen is one of the most popular rooms in the home to remodel, and for good reason. According to HGTV and Trulia, a kitchen update is one of the secrets to selling your home.
(Family Features) As winter temperatures drop, the potential for higher utility bills goes up. Taking steps ahead of the cold season can help you trim costs and make your home more energy efficient, keeping those utility bills in check even as the winter weather rages.
(NAPSI)—While professionally cleaned ductwork can be like a breath of fresh air to many houses, there are a few facts you should know when it’s time to have your home’s air ducts cleaned.
(BPT) - Do your kitchen and bathrooms look a bit drab? If you don’t have the time or budget for a full remodel, there are still many simple updates you can do to refresh these spaces and invigorate each with impressive style. From affordable faucet updates to pretty paints, each takes one day or less to complete, instantly providing a dramatic effect.