Going out on your own is never easy, whether it be as a freshman in your first dorm, or leaving your folks’ home for your first apartment. There are a number of consumer goods out there to make your life a bit easier.
(Family Features) A day in the classroom, playing out on the field after school, and completing homework at night requires the right foods to fuel such activities. But unhealthy choices lurk around every corner, making the task of getting kids to eat a balanced and healthful diet a daunting one.
(Family Features) Soon, parking lots of colleges, high schools and professional stadiums across the nation will be filled with fans gearing up for another sporting season - and the tailgating celebrations that go hand-in-hand.
(Family Features) Looking for creative ways to get your family to eat healthier? Registered dietitian nutritionist and mom of three, Frances Largeman-Roth, finds inspiration from the color spectrum, creating vividly-hued homemade culinary creations that encourage her children to explore new foods while incorporating good nutrition.
(Family Features) Football season can only mean one thing - time to grab the best seat in the house, and we're not talking about at the stadium. In fact, 77 percent of Americans think the best seat in the house is at home in front of an HDTV, according to a recent survey by McIlhenny Company, maker of Tabasco brand products. Instead of heading to the stadium, keep the tailgate at home and throw a "homegating" party.
(Family Features) Make dinnertime simple, delicious and fun by using different proteins, such as shrimp, for tried-and-true dishes like tacos, pasta or even slider sandwiches.
(Family Features) Snacks are a common aspect of most Americans' daily diets. Although you may feel like stealing nibbles between meals is a guilt-worthy offense, making smart snacking choices can actually contribute to a healthy eating plan.
(Family Features) Americans who have recently endured a prolonged power outage at home are much more likely to improve their family's emergency preparation for the future, according to a recent report.
(BPT) - Did you know that Hispanics are at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes? U.S. Hispanics are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with diabetes as non-Hispanic whites, and diabetes is the fifth leading cause of death within the Hispanic community, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
(StatePoint) With all the options in the grocery aisle these days, consumers are gravitating toward lower-calorie foods and beverages. According to new research, 99 percent of the almost $1/2 billion in sales growth for leading consumer packaged goods for the five-year period ending December 31, 2012 came from lower-calorie foods.
(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.
(Family Features) Taking time in the fall to prepare your lawn for the colder months ahead will pay dividends come spring and allow you to enjoy lusher, greener grass when temperatures rise again.
(BPT) - Football season has arrived, and it’s time to get started planning those football-watching parties so you can root the home team toward victory and post-season success. Game day is a great day to spend time with family and friends, so if you’re thinking about hosting a party , keep in mind there are ways to keep it simple and inexpensive so you can kick back and relax come kickoff time.
(BPT) - The air is crisp, kids are back in school and leaves are beginning to change color – fall has arrived! With it comes many possibilities for making amazing memories. From favorite fall flavors to awesome autumn activities, everyone has something to look forward to as the season changes. So what types of things are high on Americans’ to-do lists this year?
A new line item in the city budget will allow for added trash cleanups and beautification at major intersections and commercial strips in Eastern Queens.
Councilman Mark Weprin (D-Oakland Gardens) on Monday announced the allocation of more than $72,000 that will pay for workers in programs run by The Doe Fund and The Horticultural Society of New York.
During the building boom of the 1920s, Elmhurst was considered a blue-chip growth area. Land was still cheap and the IRT subway along Roosevelt Avenue was nearby. Another subway line called the IND was built along Broadway in the early 1930s.
Broadway was zoned for both residential and commercial use. A four-story pale brick building was erected in 1927 at the northwestern corner of Broadway and 77th Street. In common form, the upper floors were residential and the bottom was commercial.
“Japan — An Island Nation: 1870-1890,” Resobox Gallery, 41-26 27 St., Long Island City. Opening reception: Fri., Sept. 12, 7-9 p.m. Exhibition thru Oct. 10. Info: (718) 784-3680, resobox.com.
Howard Beach Key Food owner Frankie Almonte, holding scissors, is joined by elected officials and nearby business owners to celebrate the grand opening of the supermarket at 163-10 Cross Bay Blvd. last Friday.
The new Key Food’s deli counter includes selections from Russo’s On The Bay catering hall’s Fresh Gourmet line, including salads, soups, sandwiches and pastas to go.
Ann Kiernan carefully studied the bag of green grapes she picked up from the shelf, somehow tuning out the chaos around her.
“This is a good price,” she said, grabbing a bag of purple grapes and placing them both in the black basket that hung from her arm.
On Jan. 31, 1968, Private First Class Richard Gilley, of Maspeth, was killed in action on a Vietnam battlefield three weeks shy of his 21st birthday.
Almost 50 years after his death, a memorial dedicated in his name sits unkempt and dirty next to the former American Legion post at 776 Fairview Ave., underneath the Forest Avenue station along the M train line, in Ridgewood.
A group of military veterans on Labor Day threw a picnic for their some of their less fortunate brethren at the VA Community Living Center in St. Albans.
The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32 of Queens organized the day of food, entertainment and comraderie for elderly and disabled veterans going back as far as World War II. Stop & Shop was one of a number of sponsors donating food to the event.
Douglaston leaders are hoping a new plaza near the Long Island Rail Road station will bring more life to the location. So does Randi Gurka.
Gurka, a retired school guidance counselor and doula, a certified postpartum and lactation specialist, has set up shop in the plaza selling $5 bowls of organic oatmeal to morning commuters.
Are you feeling behind the times with today’s computer technology? Do you see everyone using their iPads, iPhones, smartphones, and tablets and ask yourself: What are these products all about? Can I ever learn to use them? Do you already own one of these devices but wish to learn more about it?
The Middle Village Adult Center is offering a free “21st Century Computer Technology Seminar” for seniors (60+) Thursday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Seniors will be paired up with high school volunteers from Grover Cleveland High School, who will demonstrate how to navigate today’s iPad, iPhone, Android Tablet and smartphones in a fun, interactive and exciting way.