Calling All Men: How to Watch Out for Prostate Cancer

What do actors Robert De Niro and Charleton Heston,  former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Yankees manager Joe Torre, golf legend Arnold Palmer, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani,  and former South African President Nelson Mandela all have in common? They all survived prostate cancer. September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and.. read more →

29 Sep 2014
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Autumn’s Advantages

Autumn. The fall season. The time when bright heat gives way to subtle cool, when green leaves transform to oranges, reds, and yellows. The time when school’s been in session for almost a month, and there’s a few-week stretch of straight routine before Halloween, Veteran’s Day, and Thanksgiving kick in. All told, autumn provides a.. read more →

22 Sep 2014
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The Good, The Bad, and the Pretty: Cholesterol Levels

September is National Cholesterol Education month. By now, who hasn’t heard about cholesterol? It’s so prominently discussed in terms of health conscience that to not mention it would be akin to not mentioning mopping when teaching your child how to house clean. Along with exercise, not smoking, and blood pressure, healthy cholesterol levels are one.. read more →

15 Sep 2014
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Sweet September: National Honey Month

Do you know when bee season ends? Now! Not surprisingly, bees thrive when the flowers do – during warm weather. So, while colder weather turns leaves’ colors from green to orange, worker bees cluster in hives to keep Queen Bee warm. In order to stay energized themselves, the worker bees consume literally tons of the.. read more →

05 Sep 2014
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Just Because: Robin Williams and August 27th

On the 27th of August, at the cusp of summer vacations ending and the welcoming of the routines of autumn, comes a seemingly quirky day: Just Because Day (yes, really).  This day gives pause to a transition period when people are trying to get back on their feet, students exit camps and enter classes, and workers.. read more →

23 Aug 2014
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Let Us Break Bread Together: Family Meals Month

August is Family Meals Month. Did you know that family meal times tend to be more nutritious? According to Nemours, a children’s health system, eating together as a family leads to more conscious planning on the part of the parents, resulting in healthier choices placed on the table.  In addition, there’s the “social nutrition” aspect:.. read more →

14 Aug 2014
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American Artists Appreciation Month: Four Featured Artists

When it comes to artists, Europe tends to steal the show in the Western world. Van Gogh, Picasso, Michelangelo, Monet, Rembrandt – these are some of the more recognized names. At the same time, the US has its share of famous artists, and for this reason a month is dedicated to appreciating them. August, the.. read more →

02 Aug 2014
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That Multilayered Italian Delight

Lick your lips: July 29th is National Lasagna Day. Seriously.  A whole 24 hours dedicated to the scrumptious combo of pasta, soft cheese, sliced cheese, tomato sauce, and minced meat (debatably optional) main dish that has become as mainstay for Americans as the hotdog. Whether restaurant, pasta bar, or homemade, lasagna can be relied upon.. read more →

28 Jul 2014
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You Won’t Believe What the Month of July Is

When school ends for the summer, the children let out a sigh of relief. “Free at last!” they shout. Until about 24 hours in. Even if they have a day camp to keep them busy, there are still those late afternoon and evening hours to fill which would normally be taken care of with homework.. read more →

17 Jul 2014
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Bring On the Companionship

At times, it seems like there’s a day, or even a month, dedicated to practically anything.  This month alone we have National Scarecrow Day, I Forgot Day, World UFO Day, and Sidewalk Egg Frying Day, to name a few. Thankfully, some of the more obscure dedicated days are incredibly positive for volunteerism, such as a.. read more →

10 Jul 2014
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