(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.
The recently concluded baseball winter meetings in San Diego produced little news for Mets fans aside from the team signing former Phillies outfielder John Mayberry Jr. to a $1.45 million, one-year contract. Mayberry has power and had been a thorn in the Mets’ side whenever they played Philadelphia. This kind of bargain-basement acquisition is a hallmark of Mets general manager Sandy Alderson’s tenure.
If that was all that transpired, the Mets would have been better off than they were before the winter meetings. Unfortunately, Alderson once again felt compelled to discuss Mets’ fans least favorite topic: namely the Amazin’s need for continued “payroll flexibility.” That term has become a sports euphemism for pinching pennies, which of course is an area in which the Mets have expertise.
I want to introduce myself to you and the residents of Queens.
I started my library career as a children’s librarian trainee in Suffolk County, while pursuing my master’s of library science at St. John’s University. I served customers at the front desk for many years and then managed small and large public libraries in Iowa, Connecticut and New York State.
After several years as director of the Buffalo and Erie County Library System, I came to the Queens Library because of its reputation as one of the world’s best. I’m a working parent, with school-aged daughters, and am also studying for my MBA at St. John’s. I understand the personal and professional challenges that many of us experience every day, juggling work life with home life and trying to find a precious few minutes to read and relax.
Queens Library customers have told us repeatedly that they wish the library were open later in the evenings and earlier in the mornings to accommodate their busy schedules. I am pleased to let you know that as of Jan. 5, we will be modifying customer service schedules so every library is open at lea
st two evenings until 8 p.m., and at least two mornings at 10 a.m. The Central Library and Flushing Library will maintain their expanded hours (until 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday) and several of our libraries are open at 9 a.m. on Monday mornings. We hope that many more people will find it convenient and enriching to come to the library.
We want to build on the powerful people, places, partners and programs that are the heart of your Queens Library. Our goal is to surprise everyone in Queens with how much value they get from their library, whether they are downloading e-books, learning to code their own websites, attending a concert, borrowing a tablet to use at home or grabbing a great book to while away a rainy afternoon. I look forward to seeing you at the library and wish you all a bright 2015.
It took 16 years, but the bill to form a commission on the creation of a National Women’s History Museum went to President Obama’s desk this week after being passed by Congress.
“When you go down the mall, everything is there,” Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan, Queens), who introduced the bill in 1998, said. “They have museums for postage stamps, for law and order, and yet there is not a single museum dedicated to the accomplishments of women.”
Once any snow we may get melts and the weather warms up again, Ridgewood residents may have yet another unique, brand-new eatery to kick back and relax at.
Community Board 5 voted 24-7 in favor of granting a 600-plus person seasonal beer and wine license to The Back Yard, an outdoor gathering space planned for 56-06 Cooper Ave. in Ridgewood, last Wednesday.
Deputy Inspector Jeffrey Schiff said last Wednesday that the 106th Precinct has seen crime drop by 7 percent year-to-date, following a 5-percent decline in crime over the last month.
“The men and women of the 106th are doing are great job here, including transit officers,” Schiff, the commanding officer of the precinct, said at the monthly meeting of the 106th Precinct Community Council.
The star of the St. John’s men’s basketball team is not the tattooed shooting guard with the sweet jump shot.
It’s not the lengthy center with the imposing presence on defense.
(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.
(NewsUSA) - Wow.
Two massive cranes and a third smaller one lift trusses into place as part of the construction of a $100 million retractable roof slated to cover Arthur Ashe Stadium by the time play begins in the 2016 US Open.
Columbia University dismissed Lions football head coach Peter Mangurian this past Friday. Ironically, the fact that the Lions are in the midst of a 21-game losing streak had little to do with the dismissal; rather it was reports that Mangurian was verbally abusive to players, and even worse, ignored their concerns about having incurred concussions, that spurred Columbia president Lee Bollinger to act.
Not to belittle the players’ concerns, but not firing this guy just based on his win-loss record reminds me of how the feds could only put Al Capone away for income tax evasion instead of for any of his hardcore gangster activities. But the important thing is that Columbia finally got rid of “the Vince Lombardi of losing.”
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.
You can see them for miles around.
Two massive cranes, one on each side of Arthur Ashe Stadium within the National Tennis Center in Flushing, have become seemingly permanent parts of the skyline in recent weeks.
Community Board 9 Transportation Chairman Kenichi Wilson said on Tuesday that eight parking spots have been restored along 101st Avenue in Ozone Park, following the partial removal of the controversial pedestrian plaza at the City Line.
“The entire curb line has parking spots,” he said to community board members.
A love of EPCOT Center at Disney World and an unexpected visit to Flushing Meadows Park led to a four-year odyssey for Ryan Ritchey, resulting in his new video, “Afterthe Fair.”
Ritchey, 38, who lives outside Philadelphia, makes corporate videos for a living. In a telephone interview, he said he always knew that EPCOT was fashioned after the 1964-65 World’s Fair at Flushing Meadows, but didn’t think anything remained of the extravaganza.
When a gunman shot Anastasia Massey just feet from her apartment, the four Massey children didn’t just lose a mother; they lost a baby sister as well.
The tragic deaths of the 27-year-old and, hours later, her newborn daughter — who, according to friends, would have been called Tru Melody — happened early on Thanksgiving eve.
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.
(BPT) - The heat is definitely on this winter. With winter storms hitting many parts of the country early in the season, furnaces are plugging away, causing rising heating bills. Space heating is the largest energy expense in the average U.S. home, accounting for 45 percent of energy bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Consumers are looking to keep their homes cozy as the temperature continues to drop, while also having manageable utility bills.