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(Family Features) This holiday, give entertainment lovers of every age the perfect gift with easy access to the newest and most popular movie and TV show releases.
Hurricane Sandy hit 13 months ago, and the Rockaway boardwalk, which was completely destroyed in the storm west of Beach 88th Street, has still not been rebuilt.
That fact has been a point of contention between the city and the Rockaway community since the hurricane. As devastated boardwalks have been rebuilt on the Jersey Shore and Long Beach in Nassau County, the people of the Rockaways were left wondering “what about us?”
(BPT) - Americans have come a long way in their acceptance of marijuana. Long gone are the days of “Reefer Madness,” the infamous 1936 movie that depicted a couple falling into addiction and ultimately – madness. Today, 58 percent of Americans favor the legalizing of pot for recreational use, according to an October 2013 Gallup poll.
(NewsUSA) - 'Tis the season for list making. Of course, there's the naughty-and-nice list, the endless holiday shopping list and the "this-year-I-will-do-it-New Year's Resolution (really!) list." With so many lists to be made, there's one list that is particularly important -- the winter pest-proofing list.
The holidays are an exciting time of year, but it may seem like you never have enough time to get ready. From preparing meals, buying presents and cleaning your home before friends and family arrive, time seems to always run short. So wouldn’t it be nice if you could save time on even one of those monumental tasks? With the right tools, and a few helpful ideas, you’ll be spending your time celebrating the season instead of fretting about the cleaning.
During a nearly three-hour Community Board 13 meeting held Monday night at Deliverance Baptist Church on Linden Boulevard in Cambria Heights, several issues were presented, including a proposal to establish a community residential facility in Queens Village for six adult males with developmental disabilities.
The plan was voted down unanimously, with one abstention.
Street artists and activists are calling the recent paint job on 5Pointz “art genocide” after waking up on Tuesday to learn that the aerosol arts mecca was painted over.
The building, once covered with hundreds of pieces created by artists from around the world, is now nothing more than a storage space for food vendors, and 5Pointz founder Jonathan “Meres” Cohen is feeling the blow.
(BPT) - More than 26 million Americans have chronic kidney disease (CKD), a progressive loss of kidney function that’s most often caused by diabetes or high blood pressure.
(BPT) - It’s that time of year again, when the cold wind blows outdoors and your home works as hard as it can to keep you warm and comfortable indoors. Yet your home may be working harder than necessary, while inflating your energy bills in the process. By making a few home renovations this winter, you can boost energy efficiency, save money and add value to your home in the long run.
(NAPSI)—Many veterans have found that a sudden physical disability can change the course of their life. However, that change can often be as fulfilling as the path the person was on before the disability.
(BPT) - Is saving on your New Year’s resolution list this year? The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Ready.Save.Grow. campaign offers five saving strategies that will have you moving toward your long-term savings goals and toasting along the way.
(BPT) - Every year, thousands of Americans survive a heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction (MI), return home from the hospital and continue on their patient journey. However, according to AHA data, more than one in four women and nearly one in five men died within a year of having a heart attack.* The risk factors for death after an MI may include a patient’s age, medical history, multiple medical conditions, severity of the heart attack, lifestyle behaviors, and adherence to treatment. Heart attack patients may be able to impact their health by managing the risk factors which are under their control, such as following their doctor’s instructions around making lifestyle adjustments and taking their medications as prescribed. Caregivers can be a valuable source of help for their loved ones during this difficult time.
When he came home from the war in Iraq 10 years ago, Jason Sagebiel, a scout-sniper and sergeant in the U.S. Marines, knew something wasn’t right. He was losing weight rapidly, getting lightheaded after going up only a few steps, and without knowing it, was slurring his speech.
It took many tests — and even a diagnosis of parasites that he treated with medication to help him gain his weight back – to find that he had bleeding in his brainstem.
(BPT) - Leaving the military is like leaving home for the first time. Upon discharge, service members are faced with the question of: “What’s next?”
(NewsUSA) - Ah, yes, the holidays. A time for celebrating with family, ripping into presents ... and getting burglarized?
(NAPSI)—A boneless ham offers a world of delicious choices for holiday entertaining, whether served as the centerpiece of a festive sit-down dinner or made into a variety of tasty, easy-to-prepare appetizers excellent for more casual gatherings.
(Family Features) Show your friends and family just how much you care with delicious homemade holiday desserts. The combination of seasonal flavors and time-honored traditions are sure to give holiday party guests a sweet memory to savor long after gatherings and get-togethers are over.
When the weather is cold, few experiences warm your soul – or your home – as effectively as sitting in front of a crackling fire. But if you’ve ever avoided building an evening fire in your wood-burning fireplace because you didn’t want to wait up for the embers to go out, you might appreciate Scott Harrison’s ingenuity.
(NewsUSA) - Medicare is stronger than ever with more benefits, better choices and lower costs to beneficiaries. Expanded Medicare benefits under the health care law (the Affordable Care Act) continue to be available -- including certain free preventive benefits, cancer screenings and an annual wellness visit. Whether you choose Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage plan, take advantage of Open Enrollment to review cost, coverage or both for 2014.