By Shawn Dell Joyce Monday, June 28 2010 @ 05:25 PM EDT
According to NASA, 2010 is the hottest year on record so far. Summer temperatures are starting to soar, and many of us are looking for ways to keep cool without turning on the air conditioner. Here are a few low-cost and low-carbon ways to stay cool gleaned from around the world:
South America: Dampen a sheet, and hang it in the window like Mexico City tenement dwellers. The water evaporates in the breeze, cooling the room in the process. Another method is to place frozen 2-liter bottles of water in front of a fan for instant a/c.
By Post Sunday, June 27 2010 @ 06:05 AM EDT
East Rutherford, NJ – June 15, 2010 – With the New Jersey/New York economy still in the doldrums, State Fair Meadowlands today announced that it is offering special Family Value Deals, bargains and promotions to help local residents keep fun close to home this summer. The fair, to be held for 19 days from June 17 through July 5 at the Meadowlands Fairgrounds, will feature spectacular FREE entertainment with entry ticket, 50 food vendors and over 150 rides and attractions for all ages.
By Dr. Rallie McAllister Friday, June 25 2010 @ 06:14 AM EDT
Summer offers a perfect opportunity to enjoy a bounty of delicious, fresh fruits. Like other plant foods, fruits are packed with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and antioxidant compounds known as phytochemicals.
These health-promoting agents help protect plants from environmental hazards, including insects, fungi and ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Although the human body isn't capable of producing many of the natural compounds found in plants, we can enjoy their protective benefits by consuming a variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes and grains.
By Shawn Dell Joyce Friday, June 25 2010 @ 06:10 AM EDT
About 1.3 percent fewer Americans are expected to fly this summer than last summer, according to the Air Transport Association. Which may be good news for the environment, since a single transatlantic flight for a family of four creates more carbon emissions than that family will generate domestically for an entire year.
By Post Thursday, June 24 2010 @ 01:55 PM EDT
Oscar & Wendy Bond
Fifth NAHA Nomination
Bloomfield, NJ (June 22, 2010)—The Bond Academy-L’ANZA Institute announces that Oscar and Wendy Bond, academy beauty educators, co-founders of Manhattan’s acclaimed Oscar Bond Salon, and internationally renowned husband-and-wife style and color team, have been nominated as finalists in the Master Hairstylist category for the North American Hairstyling Awards 2010. This is the fifth NAHA nomination for Oscar and Wendy Bond.
By Mel Fabrikant Thursday, June 24 2010 @ 08:12 AM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, June 23 2010 @ 08:43 PM EDT
-- Public Invited to Experience Northern N.J.'s Premier Active-Adult Community From 1 to 4 p.m.
Within the last decade, Passaic County, N.J.'s Del Webb has become renowned throughout the state for providing active adults with an incredibly eventful, low-maintenance lifestyle that has yet to be matched anywhere else. However, the Del Webb tradition is one that dates back to 1960, when Del E. Webb -- then known as a former owner of the New York Yankees, as well as for his work building world-class casinos -- constructed his first retirement community.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, June 23 2010 @ 08:40 PM EDT
Industry Veteran and Cofounder of Workstage, Don Slaght, Appointed Managing Director of New Division; Focused on Providing Solutions to Corporations and Investors
Advance Realty, a leading Northeast U.S. owner and developer of Class A office, mixed-use and flex-space properties, today announced the formation of Advance Real Estate Solutions, a new division of the company that will provide corporations, building owners and investors with a comprehensive platform of real estate solutions.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, June 23 2010 @ 08:36 PM EDT
With perfect weather, the Santa Monica beach as a backdrop and crowds overflowing onto the beach, the first-ever PacSun Summer Solstice Beach Ballyhoo was a wild success. Taking over the entire north side of the Santa Monica pier, the PacSun Beach Ballyhoo summer kick off event was held June 19th- 20th. The hype surrounding this two-day event had excited fans lining up hours before the beachside bash opened.
Day one kicked off with crowds packing the grounds to catch AWOLNATION
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, June 23 2010 @ 08:32 PM EDT
Santa Monica, Southern California's Quintessential Beachfront City Invites Visitors and Residents to Make Their Summertime Experience Unforgettable with Hotel Specials, Free Events and Attractions
With the beginning of summer comes outdoor fun and entertainment in the summer sun, and what better place to enjoy it than in Santa Monica. From summer solstice parties and free concerts to daily outdoor entertainment, this summer, Santa Monica is host to a wide range of summer specials, hotel packages, and free activities and events, giving visitors and locals alike the ideal California experience. For those looking for summer deals and free things to do this summer in Santa Monica, please visit http://www.SantaMonica.com/summer-specials
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, June 23 2010 @ 08:30 PM EDT
Thirty physicians from Englewood Hospital and Medical Center have been named among the very best in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area as part of New York magazine’s 13th annual “Best Doctors” issue (June 14 – 21). The publication lists 1,119 physicians in 66 medical specialties. In New Jersey, Englewood Hospital leads the 2010 list with more “Best Doctors” practicing at the Medical Center than at any other hospital in the state.
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, June 23 2010 @ 08:26 PM EDT
American Properties Realty, a New Jersey-based full service real estate company, will host a party for homeowners and prospective buyers at its popular condominium community, The Preserve at Matawan, on June 26 to celebrate its recent "Community of the Year" Sales and Marketing (SAM) award from the New Jersey Builders Association (NJBA).
By Mel Fabrikant Wednesday, June 23 2010 @ 08:19 PM EDT
Planned Companies, a leader in the janitorial/maintenance, concierge/doorman and security services industry since 1898, announced today that it has added Accordia Realty Ventures to its extensive list of New Jersey clients. Planned Building Services, an affiliate of Planned Companies, will perform janitorial services for Accordia's office building at 100 Passaic Ave., in Fairfield, N.J.
By Post Wednesday, June 23 2010 @ 08:38 AM EDT
Dellridge will host a fundraiser for a young child in our community who has Cerebral Palsy and is in need of an electronic lift to help transport him.
Support him by donating to our Bake Sale on Thursday June 24th, 2010 10am-4pm
Or donate directly online at www.BCfriendship.com/donate
in honor of Jakie Adler.
By Sharon Mosley Wednesday, June 23 2010 @ 07:12 AM EDT
The girls from "Sex and the City" may have spent their summer in the desert, but what are us girls stuck in the hot city supposed to wear? We can definitely take some cues from the fashionable foursome in the latest "Sex and the City 2" movie, says Whitney Kessler, assistant editor of Stylesight (www.stylesight.com), a trend forecasting service.
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, June 22 2010 @ 12:40 PM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, June 21 2010 @ 06:26 PM EDT
The Angel’s Game
The author of The Shadow of the Wind has written another novel, The Angel’s Game also set in Spain. Zafón concentrates on Spain and his native Barcelona in writing this tale of intrigue along with vivid descriptions of the area. Somewhat on the order of Stephen King, he deals in occult mystery that he manages to piece together in a way that captivates the reader. He brings in some material from The Shadow of The Wind that blends into the story.
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, June 21 2010 @ 11:40 AM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, June 21 2010 @ 11:36 AM EDT
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, June 21 2010 @ 11:13 AM EDT
Luxury Property Doubles the Federal Government's Expired Tax Credit For Purchases That Close by Sept. 30
CANCOlofts in Jersey City, N.J., recently announced that it picked up where the Federal Tax Credit left off! CANCOlofts is offering to DOUBLE THE TAX CREDIT towards the purchase of any new condominium home, doubling the $8,000 federal first-time homebuyers' tax credit that expired on April 30.