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(BPT) - They say the eyes are the window to the soul, but did you know eyes also say a lot about your health? A number of eye ailments are limited to the eye, but often they can be an indicator of a systemic problem. Dry eye – a common condition in which the tear ducts make insufficient tears for lubricating and nourishing the eye – can be either.
(BPT) - We sit on our smartphones, toss them into a purse and sometimes, quite accidentally, douse them in the toilet. And that doesn’t include what grimy-fingered kids do to smartphones as they play games. Generally, we are not very nice to the technology that has become central to our lifestyles.
The synagogue was devastated last year by Hurricane Sandy, causing an estimated $150,000 in damage, according to its executive director, Barry Rachnowitz.
But now things are looking up, and Rachnowitz spent much of this week helping prepare a Thanksgiving feast, which brought together the temple’s pre-school students and their families on Tuesday afternoon.
(BPT) - Freezing temperatures and heavy snowfall are in store for much of the country this winter, according to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, and that means homeowners need to start taking immediate steps to ensure that their loved ones and property stay safe and warm through the long, cold months ahead.
(StatePoint) Many parents may be considering tablets, laptops or smartphones as holiday gifts. Indeed, more than 85 percent of American kids now have mobile devices, and this number is on the rise. And they don’t just use them for games, movies and Facebook. They use them for homework, to collaborate on school projects, and some even are integrated into classrooms.
St. Sebastian’s Parish in Woodside has been preparing its Nov. 23 fundraiser for disaster relief in the Philippines for nearly a month.
“But we had been planning that in response to the earthquake [on Oct. 15],” the Rev. Msgr. Michael Hardiman said. “Now they’ve been hit with this typhoon. So we’ve just ratcheted up the response.”
Pablo Herran doesn’t view himself as a hero. He just chuckles, shakes his head and smiles at the thought of being called one.
How he reacted in order to save his neighbor from his burning apartment on Tuesday night was no laughing matter.
Trees are coming down in Howard Beach, but it’s residents who are making a sound.
A number of trees affected by Hurricane Sandy last year have been cut down over the last few months in Howard Beach and homeowners are concerned they will now be left without the shady canopy they’ve grown used to.
(NewsUSA) - The holiday season is one of merriment, decorating, baking seasonal treats and family gatherings. As homeowners begin spreading holiday cheer, the National Pest Management Association encourages them to also be cautious to ensure they aren't also spreading seasonal pests. Whether they are hiding in old boxes of ornaments and decorations, contaminating baking ingredients stored in pantries, or sneaking indoors on freshly cut Christmas trees, these pests are not the holiday visitors anyone wants.
(Family Features) - When you've mulched the last of the leaves, your fall lawn care isn't quite done. This transition time from your lawn's active growth to its healthy dormancy is when you need to take some extra care to help prepare it for next year's growth.
(BPT) - When it comes to bathroom decor, tastes and preferences are as common and varied as wrinkles on elbows. A look that delights one homeowner may disgust another, but one trend suits everyone’s taste: saving money. You may want your bathroom redo to look like you spent a million bucks on it, but you can get a whole new look for a lot less than that.
St. Barnabas Church in Howard Beach lost a lot in Hurricane Sandy, but the congregation’s faith was not among the items taken by the storm.
A little more than a year after Sandy’s storm surge destroyed the church’s basement and events space in the adjacent parish house, Bishop Robert Rimbo of the Metropolitan New York Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America joined congregants to rededicate the sanctuary at 159-19 98 St. on Saturday.
(NAPSI)—When it comes to prepping outdoor equipment for winter storage, even an optimist knows that a gas tank that’s half full is bad news.
(BPT) - Your backyard is a space where you enjoy quality time with your family – from running around with your kids in the fall leaves to playing catch with your furry friend in the snow. It’s a place to escape, but remember accidents can happen anywhere at any time, and just like you childproof your house, you need to ensure your backyard is safe as well.
The arrival of fall and winter weather is a signal to homeowners that unprotected driveways, patios, sidewalks, pool decks, paths and other exterior concrete surfaces around the house are in danger of flaking, spalling, staining or cracking.
Tip #1: Mow lower. While a key organic lawn care tactic is to keep the blade high so the grass will produce more nutrients, that's not as important in the winter, when grass is dormant. Drop the blade to 2 inches for your final mowing, which is usually in early November for most parts of the country. If you leave the grass too high heading into winter, you may be creating a nice haven for field mice, which can damage the lawn.
(Family Features) The cooler temperatures of fall may be on their way, but cooler weather also brings an increase in home fires. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than half (54 percent) of home structure fire deaths occur in the cooler months of November through March.