(BPT) - Back-to-school season has thousands of college students packing their childhood rooms into cars, vans and moving trailers to transport into dorms and off-campus apartments. While college students usually don’t have a lot of belongings that need to be moved, the process can be exhausting and overwhelming.
(BPT) - School is gearing up and a plethora of activities are starting. From soccer season and dance classes to music lessons and more – fall is a time full of excitement yet major adjustment for families.
(BPT) - Helping your child ease into the school year sets them up to succeed both academically and socially. But making the transition from the lazy days of summer to the hectic pace of back to school can be overwhelming, for you and your kids. Between school supply shopping, extracurricular activities, homework, and the daily lunch box routine - where’s a busy parent to start?
(BPT) - Parents arm their kids with a plethora of school supplies, new attire and the latest technology to prepare them for a successful school year. But one of the most important components of academic success is often overlooked: nutrition.
(BPT) - Bob Dylan. The Rolling Stones. Led Zeppelin. Music helped define an entire generation of baby boomers. It expressed their fresh world view and energized them as they set the world in a new direction.
(Family Features) From simple storage solutions that freshen up messy rooms to projects that enliven a space, do-it-yourself options are a popular choice among many homeowners. Try out some of these ideas to make every room in your home feel new again, without having to empty your pocketbook or call a handyman.
(StatePoint) Regardless of income, everyone is looking for ways to save money. From improving your home’s energy efficiency to savvy shopping, you can cut back on your day-to-day expenses and monthly bills, alike.
To coincide with the 30th anniversary of longtime Forest Hills resident Geraldine Ferraro’s historic vice presidential nomination, which made her the first U.S. woman to be nominated on a major party presidential ticket, her filmmaker daughter, Donna Zaccaro, has produced a documentary about the woman who became a trailblazer without forgetting where she came from.
On Monday night, St. John’s University hosted a screening of the film, “Geraldine Ferraro: Paving the Way,” which has been chosen as a selection at several film festivals and is now being broadcast on Showtime.
(NAPSI)—Here’s a new look at an old pastime: Recreational vehicle (RV) travel has been a favorite with Americans for more than a century. The fuel of choice for RV travelers, propane, has also been around for more than 100 years. Propane is a clean, American-made fuel used for cooking, heating and cooling, and powering a variety of appliances in most towable, motorized and specialty RVs.
(NAPSI)—Spending too much time in front of a computer screen can present a number of challenges for young people, including eye strain and blurred vision. Fortunately, experts say taking a few simple steps can help to protect eye health.
(StatePoint) Whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, savvy approaches to running your home can save you money according to house smart experts.
(NewsUSA) - No longer do you have to choose between comfort and design. Once thought of as purely utilitarian, today's ceiling fans offer sophisticated styling, designer finishes and glamorous accents.
(BPT) - Recently, emboldened Russian hackers breached the systems of power plants across the United States and Western Europe. In June, Chinese hackers attempted to gain access to several U.S. power plant operation control systems. And in May, the Department of Homeland Security announced hackers had actually gained control of a mechanical device at an unnamed U.S. energy facility.
(Family Features) Making improvements around the house to curb your energy usage is not only good for the environment, it can make a big impact on your utility bills, too.
(BPT) - Think home technology begins with your wireless, programmable thermostat and ends with the high-definition, 3-D, web-enabled flat-screen TV with surround sound? Think again – whole home technology means using leading-edge devices to improve life in every room of the house, including the bathroom.
For most people, the old Wyckoff-Snediker Family Cemetery is nothing more than a plot of overgrowth behind a church on 97th Street. But for residents of Woodhaven, it is a key part of the neighborhood’s history, and hopefully its future.
The cemetery, located behind All Saints Church, is where 138 early Dutch settlers and their descendants lie. In operation from the mid-18th century until just before the dawn of the 20th, the graveyard is the final resting place of dozens of people with familiar last names — Wyckoff, Snediker, Elderts, and so on.
(NAPSI)—One way to keep your home at a comfortable temperature without your heating and cooling bills going sky high can be found underground.
(BPT) - Have you ever thought about how much food ends up being wasted? Expired yogurt cups, slimy salads, moldy leftovers - it all adds up. Experts estimate that more than 40 percent of the food produced in the U.S. - from farm to fork - is wasted. Imagine all the resources that went into growing, harvesting, processing, transporting, packaging, selling and serving that food. And then imagine throwing away almost half of it.
(StatePoint) Kidney disease is on the rise, according to government statistics. Even if you haven’t been diagnosed, getting informed about it is important, as more than 26 million Americans likely have kidney disease and over 430,000 Americans are currently receiving dialysis treatment for kidney failure, according to the National Kidney Foundation.
(BPT) - With back-to-school shopping, changing schedules and preparing kids for the upcoming school year, your family’s environmental impact may be the last thing on your mind
(BPT) - In wartime, members of the armed forces often face dangerous situations. President George Washington recognized this, when he created what is now known as the Purple Heart medal in 1782, to honor combat wounded veterans. Since then, an estimated 1.7 million Purple Hearts have been awarded by the military to soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen.
(Family Features) Hectic mornings, busy schedules and afternoon snack cravings can make it difficult to eat foods that are tasty, healthy and satisfying. Instead of grabbing a bag of packaged cookies or vending machine chips, have a healthy alternative available for you and your family that's delicious and satisfying.
(StatePoint) Curb appeal is important in setting a welcoming tone. And if your home is for sale, an attractive exterior becomes crucial.
(BPT) - Working out, getting in shape, starting a fitness routine – these are all practices that are good for the body. When mind and emotional-strengthening practices like yoga and meditation are included in the mix, you’re actively working to make all areas of your body healthy. You can take this one step further by engaging in a sustainable practice – one that’s good for the environment around you.
(StatePoint) Everyday choices can affect your family’s health as well as the environment.