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Jan 23, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 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 | 44 44 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
Jan 14, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend
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 | 56 56 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 | 63 63 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 | 73 73 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 | 123 123 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 | 104 104 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 | 101 101 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 | 130 130 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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BEST PLACES TO FIND SOME GREAT ICE CREAM
“I scream, you scream, we ALL scream for ICE CREAM!”
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BEST THINGS ABOUT THE FEAST OF MT. CARMEL
Far from just a Brooklyn event, folks flock to Williamsburg for the Feast of Mt. Carmel each July from as far away as Long Island, Florida, California, even Italy!
Jul 08, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES FOR 4th of JULY SHOPPING
Yes, folks, it’s that time of year where we all get to be “Yankee Doodle Dandies” and celebrate yet another birthday of this great nation of ours (our 233rd for those keeping score at home).
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BEST FATHER’S DAY IDEAS TO KEEP IN MIND
Probably our favorite thing about Father’s Day is how it gets here just about the time summer does (in fact, this year Father’s Day, June 21st, is actually the very first day of summer!)
Jun 17, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 118 118 recommendations | email to a friend
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OUR ANNUAL KIDS' SUMMER FUN GUIDE!
Our top recommendations as to how your kids should be spending their summer.
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BEST “BASEBALL PEOPLE” WE’VE COME TO ADMIRE
Well, as our pennant races start taking shape (or at least our All-Star balloting), we find ourselves getting drawn deeper and deeper into our national pastime...
Jun 05, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES FOR “A DAY AT THE RACES”
Well, no Triple Crown candidate this year, but it has been kind of an exciting season, wouldn’t you say?
May 21, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO DINE “AL FRESCO”
We figured this the perfect time to highlight a couple of places well-versed in the art of dining “al fresco,” probably the nicest words we’ve heard in a long, long while…
May 14, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 89 89 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST WAYS TO WOW THE MOM IN YOUR LIFE
As Paul McCartney himself once put it, “What does she get for all the love she gave you?"
May 06, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 99 99 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO HELP REMIND US OF BETTER DAYS
It’s always nice to know that there are a couple of places we can always count on, right? Or some places who see the significance in rekindling the values of a better time...
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BEST THINGS TO INCLUDE IN YOUR EASTER CELEBRATION
It’s one of the most special times of the year – a time for putting the desolation of winter behind us, a time for embracing a new season, a time of renewed hope for the future.
Apr 09, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 106 106 recommendations | email to a friend
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BEST PLACES TO CATCH A LITTLE OF THAT WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC “FLAVOR”
Here at “BEST OF THE BEST” it’s most definitely whetted our appetite for some of those oh-so-savory international flavors.
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Yes, St. Patrick’s Day is just about here at this point, the one day a year where EVERY-one’s an honorary Irishman...
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BEST PLACES TO FIND SOME GREAT BAGELS
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A woman walks though Central Park as it snows in the Manhattan borough of New YorkBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Northeast on Monday braced for a massive, crippling blizzard that could dump as much as three feet of snow as tens of millions of people were urged to stay home and airlines canceled thousands of flights. Transit systems in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts planned to curtail services, and several governors ordered motorists off roadways by evening in a region that is home to some 50 million people. The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for New York City and surrounding areas between coastal New Jersey and Connecticut, beginning 1 p.m. EST on Monday and worsening overnight. The New York City area could be the hardest hit, with lashing winds topping 50 miles per hour (81 kph) and snowfall of three feet or more in some suburbs.


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Iraqi security forces and pro-government militias took control of about two dozen villages from Islamic State fighters in the eastern province of Diyala near the border with Iran, security sources and local officials said on Monday. The assault, which began Friday, enabled Shi'ite militias, the Iraqi army and Sunni tribesmen to push the militants out of the Muqdadiya area, the closest Islamic State outpost to the Iranian border about 40 km (25 miles) to the east. Iraq's Shi'ite-led government, backed by U.S.-led air strikes, has been trying to push back Islamic State since it swept through northern Iraq in June, meeting virtually no resistance. "We managed on Jan. 25 and after three days' tough battle to defeat the terrorists in northern Muqdadiya and we cleansed all the villages of Daesh," said Hadi al-Amri, head of the Badr Organization, using a derogatory Arabic acronym for Islamic State.
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There is some leeway to make Greece's debt more affordable by finding a new arrangement on the length and interest rates of its loans, Ireland's finance minister said following a meeting of euro zone finance chiefs on Monday. Michael Noonan said there was a general sympathy for the Greek people at the meeting in Brussels and a willingness to engage with the new government but that most ministers would like to protect the money they had already lent Athens on behalf of their own taxpayers. The solution for Greece's debt problem is a new arrangement on the length of their loans and the interest rates to be paid and there is still some leeway even though these have been adjusted before," Noonan told Irish broadcaster RTE.
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