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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Companies often find that staffing agencies are valuable resources for helping them fill temporary or permanent positions and for handling human resources issues. However, recently, an outside staf...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 15, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 43 43 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen D. Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the ...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: JANUARY 2015
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January 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of existing home sales increased in December, but remained below that in the same month of the previous year. Home prices declined as we moved in to t...
Negligence of Oregon Hospital Led to Wrongful Death of Patient
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 55 55 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:  Mark H. Sackstein, Esq. All it takes is one small mistake for a disaster to occur. No matter how much research is done when choosing a hospital, it is impossible to predict a situation suc...
Matching Workouts With the Results You Want
Jan 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard friends complain about not getting the results they want, despite how much energy they’re putting into their workout.  People who want bigger muscles go t...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants?
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 71 71 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the way...
Immersed in ancient times; the performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera. A review.
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 122 122 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Imagine being immersed in an ancient world, with colossal stone columns, palaces and images of deities, a marvelous music surrounding you and, thank God, no ce...
What to Eat Before Your Workout
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 102 102 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy Fueling up before a workout is the best thing you can do for your body.  But it’s important to eat the  right  things at the  right  time.  Eating too far in advance of your workout ...
Static vs. Dynamic Stretching
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy  So you’ve already heard that you should stretch before you work out, but did you know that some types of stretching can be more harmful than helpful?  The American Council on Exerci...
From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 129 129 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Awa...

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Google/Guggenheim team up
On June 8, the birthday of renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim Museum and Google announced the launch of Design It: Shelter Competition. From now until August 23, everyone is enco...
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New Astoria joint challenges Bohemian supremacy
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Govs Isle opens for the season
Governors Island opened to the public this past weekend for another fun-filled summer on this New York Harbor jewel that is a mere 800 yards from Lower Manhattan. Thousands flocked to the island, w...
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Brooklyn Book Festival returns for a fourth year
Last week, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz joined members of the Brooklyn Literary Council, top authors, publishing industry leaders, editors, and literary insiders to announce some of t...
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Chez Bushwick wins Rockefeller Foundation grant
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Gaga in Maspeth
Who says that superstars are always waited on hand and foot? Lady Gaga, whose current hit “Poker Face” is currently climbing the charts, was spotted this past weekend picking up some groceries at a...
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Rosie Perez on Gentrification
Rosie Perez moderated a May 7th panel discussion at WYNC’s new Jerome L. Green Performance Space titled “The Places that Bind: Examining Preservation and Culture in a Changing City.” The talk focus...
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Cool it Kiefer!
Kiefer Sutherland may play America’s best hope for a better tomorrow on television’s 24, but his real personality may be closer to that of the reckless vampire he played in The Lost Boys. The perpe...
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If you Build It Green, they will come
Green home supply store co-hosts block party
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McCarren Park Soon Infested With Artists and Fleas
If the spacious fields of McCarren Park weren't enough to draw Williamsburg and Greenpoint residents out of their homes this summer, Artists and Fleas has teamed up with the North Brooklyn Open Spa...
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Actresses Lola Kirke, left, and Greta Gerwig, right, pose at the premiere of "Mistress America" during the 2015 Sundance Film Festival on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/Invision/AP)PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig, the crack-pot team behind "Frances Ha," have proven their delightful screwball talents once more with "Mistress America," which premiered Saturday at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is a dreamy and idiosyncratic comedy about two enigmatic soon-to-be stepsisters who are just trying to figure out how they fit in the world,


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Homes are seen damaged after clashes between members of Libyan pro-government forces and Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries in BenghaziBENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped the deputy foreign minister of Libya's internationally recognized government on Saturday, the interior minister said. The gunmen took Hassan al-Saghir from a hotel where he was staying in the eastern city of Bayda, Interior Minister Omar al-Zanki said on Sunday. Kidnappings have become frequent in the North African country, where two governments and parliaments, allied to different armed factions, are vying for legitimacy and control four years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi. ...


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FILE - In this Sunday Oct. 19, 2014 file photo, Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), addresses the media in Gammarth, northeastern Tunisia. The World Health Organization is considering reforms that could overhaul its structure in what may be a last-ditch effort to salvage its credibility after botching the response to the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak. WHO has been repeatedly slammed for its sluggish, clumsy efforts in battling the epidemic in West Africa. On Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, WHO’s executive board, which advises the agency, will discuss proposals that could radically transform the U.N. health agency. (AP Photo/Adel Ben Salah, File)GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization is debating how to reform itself after botching the response to the Ebola outbreak, a sluggish performance that experts say cost thousands of lives.


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