I know what you’re thinking. Kayaking? In the East River? Seriously?
Yes, I was skeptical too. Growing up in New York City, the East River always presented the impression of a mass of toxic water that you would never want to make contact with your skin, let alone sail on.
(NAPSI)—While high heat can drain your energy, increase your utility bills and make your AC work overtime, there are simple ways you can save energy without compromising comfort.
(BPT) - The great outdoors begs to be explored this summer. From week-long camping trips to spending an afternoon at the park with the kids, there’s so much to see and do during the warm weather months that it may be hard to choose where to start.
(Family Features) For many homeowners, there is nothing better than inviting friends over to cool off from the sun's warm rays in the comfort of their own backyard pool.
(Family Features) As many busy women know, a daily beauty regimen requires effort and time, but it also has a significant payoff. Keeping your outward appearance healthy and youthful inspires confidence — a glow everyone around you can see.
(Family Features) With the warm weather season in full swing, the opportunities for firing up the grill are plentiful. But before you reach for those barbecue tongs, there are some important grill safety tips you and your family should keep in mind.
(NAPSI)—More than 95 percent of Americans have cooked outdoors in the past year and 80 percent of U.S. households have an outdoor barbecue, grill or smoker, according to the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association.
(NAPSI)—After a grueling winter, summer is finally here and Americans across the country are trading their heavier layers for lighter wear. Whether your idea of fun in the sun is a picnic at the park, hiking, volleyball on the beach or grilling in the backyard, it’s important to be mindful of one outer layer in particular: your skin. As seen on ABC’s “Good Morning America” and NBC’s “TODAY”, board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Jeanine Downie, offers these easy tips to help protect your skin while you embrace warm weather activities.
You may enjoy the sun and fun in the fresh outdoors even more when you know you’re properly protected. (NAPS)
(BPT) - Cheeseburgers, chicken thighs and hot dogs are common fare at summer barbeques, but what about guests who are looking to reduce their meat intake? In addition to traditional meat dishes, there are many ways to prepare meals on the grill that everyone can enjoy, including vegetarians.
(Family Features) Whenever friends and family gather to celebrate warm weather days, potato salad is probably the most popular side dish served. However, the traditional salad made with mayonnaise and eggs that we all know and love is being passed by for lighter versions that include more vegetables, different protein sources and healthier dressings.
(Family Features) After a record shattering amateur career, Honolulu native Carissa Moore became the youngest surfer ever to become a World Champion at just 18 years old. Two years later, at the age of 20, she did it again. Now, at the mid-point of the 2014 surfing season, Carissa currently sits in first place with her eyes focused firmly on nailing down a third World Title.
(StatePoint) Whether you played too hard over the weekend, worked at your computer so long that your shoulders are in knots, or woke up with a stiff neck, there are plenty of natural ways to seek relief from sore and stiff muscles.
The NYPD is looking for the suspect in a grand larceny that occurred at a South Richmond Hill laundromat last month.
On May 30 at 1:05 a.m., the suspect walked into the office of Metropolitan Laundry, located at 127-19 101 Ave., removed a MacBook laptop and fled. There were no reported injuries. The suspect is light-skinned male, 5 feet, 8 inches to six feet tall and weighing 180 lbs.
(BPT) - Summer is supposed to be fun, so who has time for hassles like printing vacation photos or doing laundry? And then there’s all that time you spend slathering on sunscreen. A few time-saving tips can help you get inevitable summer tasks done more quickly, so you can spend more time savoring the sunshine and warm weather.
(Family Features) Every household has its honey-do list, but inevitably you’re not always going to have time to cross off every project on the list. Rather than setting lofty goals that make it easy to procrastinate, the key to a productive and effective list is to be realistic. Start with the projects that will have an immediate effect on creating and maintaining a safer and healthier home.
(Family Features) According to the National Safety Council, approximately 70 percent of all accidents occurring in the home happen in the bathroom — accounting for nearly 200,000 accidents each year.
(BPT) - Picture this: It’s late in the evening when you realize that something is very wrong with your dog. Your normal veterinary clinic is closed, but you’re not sure if the problem can wait until tomorrow. You rush your pet to the closest ER and hope for the best.
(BPT) - Sunscreen, bug spray, pool chlorine – some chemicals seem unavoidable when summer arrives but the season should be a celebration of Mother Nature. You can give your family a healthier and fresher summer by switching to natural cleaning products in your home.
(NAPSI)—There’s good news for those who are concerned about the state of their skin. Two new products are available that can be used as the first and last steps of a skin care routine.
Two new products can be used as the first and last steps in a daily skin care regimen to transform your complexion. (NAPS)
(BPT) - Having hair that is resilient means it can bounce back from the constant challenges it undergoes on a daily basis. From morning workouts through evening soirees, the key to stepping out with your best hair is establishing a strong, healthy foundation, starting from the scalp.
Have you ever discovered that your father, brother, husband, partner or boyfriend failed to schedule — or keep — a doctor’s visit for a screening or a preventative checkup? Did you know, on average, women in the United States are expected to live approximately five years longer than men? One possible explanation is that women are more likely than men to see their doctors regularly. As a periodontist and oral healthcare professional, I can personally attest to the validity of this statement. Let’s change that! June is Men’s Health Month. All men should take these three important steps to start reducing their risk of cancer: exercise, eat healthy and get screened.
The Skin Cancer Foundation estimates that one person dies from cancer of the skin every hour in the United States. Skin cancer can be essentially divided into two categories: melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer (NMSC) and both types have been increasing at alarming rates worldwide. The risk factors for the development of skin cancer include light-colored skin, eyes, and hair, ultraviolet radiation (sun) exposure, tanning parlor use, smoking, increased age, immune system suppression and certain genetic diseases. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common type of skin cancer, followed by squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma.
Basal cell carcinoma (BCC) usually appears as a skin-colored to reddish bump on sun-exposed skin, such as the face, scalp, arms and legs. While less common, lesions on sun-protected skin may also be seen, particularly in patients who frequent tanning parlors. BCC usually doubles in size yearly and can invade into surrounding tissue with a destructive effect. It can also very rarely spread to other organs (metastasize) if left untreated. Multiple surgical and nonsurgical therapeutic options exist, and these must be discussed with your dermatologist. Early detection and treatment is the key to prevent disfiguring lesions.