(BPT) - Picture this: warm wind blowing across your face, the sound of waves crashing, and all your worries left behind on land. This is you on a boat and now is the perfect time to make this dream a reality. Winter may be frigid for many, but it’s the best time to start planning for warmer days ahead.
(Family Features) When the mercury drops, it’s more important than ever to stay properly hydrated. During the winter, people may not seem to sweat as much as in the summer, but that doesn’t lessen one’s risk of dehydration.
(Family Features) When the weather outside turns frightful, baking homemade treats will be so delightful. Whether it's with friends, the kids or even by yourself, making treats is a great way to keep warm and active when snowed in.
(Family Features) As winter temperatures drop, the potential for higher utility bills goes up. Taking steps ahead of the cold season can help you trim costs and make your home more energy efficient, keeping those utility bills in check even as the winter weather rages.
(BPT) - In the middle of winter, snowstorms and severe weather might be top of mind, but when was the last time you thought about the flu? Are you one of the many individuals who don’t think the flu is serious until you experience it firsthand?
(BPT) - You probably already know that exercising and eating right are key ways to improve your health. But, you may be overlooking one major health necessity that is as close as your kitchen faucet – water. It’s vital all year long, even during winter months when you might think hydration is less important.
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.
Crime continues to drop in the 104th Precinct. But that doesn’t mean there can’t be ugly blips on the radar every now and then.
At the 104th Precinct Community Council meeting on Tuesday, Capt. Chris Manson, the squad room’s commanding officer, said crime is down significantly in the jurisdiction, made up of Maspeth, Middle Village, Ridgewood and Glendale.
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.
The lifestyles of the rich and famous can often feel entirely unrelatable to the average working person. The glamour and grandness of multi-million dollar mansions, private drivers and huge walk-in closets are out of reach for most people, and yet tucked in a row of middle-class Corona homes on 107th Street sits the haven of one of the most famous jazz musicians of all time.
Louis Armstrong’s house is almost impossible to pick out if you’ve never seen it before. Aside from the weathered plaque and visitor’s welcome center — constructed within the musician’s old garage — the house looks like any other on the block during this time of year: A wreath with a red bow hangs on the wooden front door, a Christmas tree glows gently from the living room window and outside, an evergreen is wrapped in twinkling clear lights.
(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.
The holiday season is certainly a joyous time but it can be stressful when it comes to finding a gift for the special people in your life. Here are some last-minute gift ideas that just might inspire. You may even want to treat yourself!
(NAPSI)—Sunlight streaming through the window and onto your skin may feel fine when the weather’s cold but it can damage your skin—unless you take certain steps.
(Family Features) When the cold of winter settles in, it can bring a wide range of problems – especially for individuals who wear glasses.
(BPT) - The holidays will be here in the blink of an eye – have you finished shopping for gifts? If your answer is no, you’re not alone. Fortunately, you can save time, money and cut down on stress thanks to a handy gift-guide guaranteed to inspire perfect presents for everyone on your list.
(NAPSI)—Every day, you can find intriguing information, useful advice and timely reminders on managing your health from a free planner.
An Auburndale house that has practically been engulfed by overgrown foliage has became a thorn in the side of neighbors on Utopia Parkway.
Built in 1925, the two-level residence at 32-51 Utopia Pkwy. was converted to two apartments about 20 years ago. Since then, the owner, Michael C. Lee, has received citations for the overgrown conditions and trash in the front yard as well as rats on the property.
A long-awaited — and long overdue — new subway entrance to the E and F lines in Briarwood finally opened for business on Monday.
The entrance, on the north side of Queens Boulevard near the library, was first planned for fall 2012 before weather, the discovery of lead paint and other delays sometimes slowed construction to a crawl.
December is hardly the time of year to oil up the baseball glove, lace up the soccer spikes or toss the old pigskin around in the park.
Tuesday’s chilly rainstorm was enough to keep even the most diehard athlete inside, with the Madden NFL, NBA 2K or MLB 14: The Show video games serving as their sports playing instead.
(NAPSI)—Millions of Americans enjoy the unmatched comfort of propane-powered appliances for space heating, water heating, cooking and clothes drying. To help them stay safe and comfortable in cold weather, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) offers some advice.
(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.
(BPT) - Home fires, carbon monoxide poisonings and home break-ins tend to increase during the winter months. If you’re aware of the increase in dangers to your home during the cold-weather season, you have the power to take precautions. Now is the perfect time for you and your family to review a few essential home safety checks.
(Family Features) If cooler temps have you feeling blue, there's no better time for a party with family and friends to lift your spirits.
(Family Features) When the weather conditions are just right, a relaxing evening spent on the porch or patio is perfect for enjoying good company and the beauty of the outside world. Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy these comforts regardless of the season?
(NAPSI)—You can keep your vehicle on the road to safety even on rough roads and in cold, wet weather if you heed a few hints: