(Family Features) With so much time spent in the bathroom, it is important to give that space a little TLC like the rest of the home. Almost everyone that enters your home sees your bathroom. From changing accessories to a total bath remodel, it is important that it receives a little refreshment. A bathroom should be an oasis, and the environment that it displays directly correlates with just how relaxing it is.
If it would be possible to sum up Dabney Montgomery’s life in a single sentence, Gerald Karikari would have it about right.
“He stood up when it was time.”
Even with the kind of frigid weather Queens and the region have been experiencing the past couple of weeks, doctors rarely see cases of frostbite or other conditions related to exposure, according to a top physician with the North Shore-LIJ Health System.
More common are other ailments and injuries brought about as a result of winter weather, said Dr. Salvatore Pardo, vice chairman of the Emergency Department at Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park.
(NewsUSA) - As winter rolls around, most households are busy digging out their winter coats and firing up the woodstove. However, few people realize that as they gear up for festivities, pest invaders like rodents, cockroaches and nuisance wildlife are just one foundation crack, open utility pipe entry point or broken basement window away.
(BPT) - American hockey participation has greatly increased since the early 1990’s, according to USA Hockey, the governing body for organized amateur ice hockey in the U.S. More than just a game, experts say hockey develops skills on the ice that build a foundation for a lifetime. In addition to athletic prowess, the game promotes confidence, pride, focus and responsibility.
Many Queens businesses are gearing up for the New Year after the borough was recently named the No. 1 tourist destination in the U.S. for 2015 by the Lonely Planet Guide. The travel publishing company cites the booming art scene in Long Island City, the surfer-friendly beaches in Rockaway and an explosion of “nano-breweries” as just a few of the reasons that Queens, the city’s most diverse borough, is actually the hottest spot for tourists in the whole country.
Although the guide spotlights 2015 and many of the tourist spots mentioned won’t be in full swing till the warm weather, some of them are already feeling the love after Lonely Planet’s writeup.
It’s winter, and you know what that means. Time to lace up the boots and go outside and enjoy the fresh brisk air.
No, seriously. Winter doesn’t have to be a time where you come down with cabin fever. You can enjoy the outdoors. And you can do it without leaving Queens.
Southeast Queens had a year with a new mayor and old problems with accusations of political corruption, and possibly lost ground in its fight to keep airplane noise under control.
2014 will go down in the record books as the FDNY’s busiest year in its very active century and a half history, according to the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York and Fire Department data.
(BPT) - Most couples acknowledge that women get the majority of space in the bathroom. In fact, men claim that just one-third of the bathroom is set aside for their things, according to the 2014 U.S. Dove Men+Care Hair Survey, and they often reach for items that belong to their partner, instead of products made for them.
(BPT) - When Maryann Wahmann began experiencing severe abdominal pain and skin flushing, it didn’t feel like the standard gastrointestinal “bug.” She tried over-the-counter remedies and changed her diet, but after several weeks without relief, she still had bouts of diarrhea and began to lose weight so she finally went to see her doctor. But instead of finding out the cause, Maryann began a seven-year struggle to find a diagnosis.
(NewsUSA) - In case you haven't noticed, the indoor trampoline industry is booming with new arenas opening throughout the U.S. Not just because they're loads of fun (of course they are), but because it's something families can do together, while enjoying activities like dodge ball, basketball or even exercise classes.
(BPT) - Adamari López is an internationally acclaimed actress and an Emmy®-award winning television personality. In 2005, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent chemotherapy as part of her treatment plan. She has been in remission since 2006.
(BPT) - Though catching mice has been a popular theme in games and cartoons for decades, preventing rodent invasions is not child’s play. Even the most fastidious homeowners can fall victim to a pest invader at some point.
Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D-Rockaway Park) has co-written a letter with U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) petitioning U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to immediately approve an application filed by the Broad Channel Civic Association to open a new Contract Postal Unit on the island.
The neighborhood had a CPU that operated out of the Baygull Bagel Store on Cross Bay Blvd. until it was damaged in Superstorm Sandy.
There’s something about the winter holidays that makes everyone want some new clothes.
For shoppers who want to experience some holiday ambience while finding new clothing at good prices, Glendale Chamber of Commerce President Patricia Gatt recommends the Myrtle Avenue business district in Ridgewood.
For many families, uniting to eat around the table is a warm and memorable highlight of the holiday season.
In many restaurants throughout Queens, seasonal touches — such as festive dishes, rich decor and options for catered meals or parties — create enticing options for holiday dining.