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Monday August 28th 2017

The Best Ways To End Summer In NYC With A Bang

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Are you looking to finish up your summer in a memorable way? If so, there are plenty of exciting things to do in NYC. My best friend and I go to the Hester Street Fair each August. We love to spend a Saturday looking at the unique items sold by vendors and tasting the delicious foods available there. We always make a beeline for our favorite coffee and doughnut bar. Yum! For this week's post, I've made a list of some other events and attractions you may be interested in for some late summer fun in NYC.

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Wednesday August 23rd 2017

The Top Public & Private Schools in New York City

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Back to school time is fast approaching, and students are getting excited. I love seeing the notebooks, folders, and colorful backpacks on display in stores: It reminds me of when I shopped for my own school supplies at the local drugstore. But for parents planning a move to New York City, sending the kids off to school can be a stressful proposition, since there are so many different schools all over the city to choose from. Like anywhere else, people who move here often consider the quality of the local schools when deciding on where they want to live, so to help out those of you who might soon be my neighbors in the Big Apple, I've put together a list of some of the best public, private and specialty schools in the city.

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Wednesday August 16th 2017

Keeping The Love Alive During Romance Awareness Month

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Did you know August is Romance Awareness Month? I bet you show your affection for your loved one every single day. At least, I hope you do! But since it's the officialmonth for romance awareness, I thought I'd give you a few ideas for letting your significant other know how much you care.

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Tuesday August 8th 2017

August's Birthflower: The Gorgeous Gladiolus

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Do you like your flowers on the bold side? If so, this month's flower is sure to be a favorite with you. The birth flower for August is none other than the gladiolus. These flowers love being the center of attention. In fact, any experienced gardener will tell you to plant your gladioli with an open area around them so they don't have to compete with other flowers or weeds for space. August is the perfect time to discover more about this inimitable bloom that savors the spotlight.

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Thursday July 27th 2017

Dress Up Dinner And Drinks With Edible Flowers

I love admiring the colorful flowers all around my neighborhood. Flowers can add so much cheer to any sort of environment. Many plants and flowers can also add flavor to the dishes and beverages on your dinner table. This week, I'm looking at how edible flowers and plants can contribute to the success of your next dinner party.

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Thursday July 20th 2017

Beware These Poisonous Plants That Grow In Your Yard

I love to discover new plants growing around my yard and neighborhood. But no matter how interesting a plant looks, I always identify it before touching its leaves. Some of the most attractive plants can be poisonous to the taste or touch. This week, I'm shedding some light on the characteristics of plants that are poisonous to humans, pets, or both.

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Wednesday July 12th 2017

Identify Mystery Flowers And Plants With These Apps

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Taking a hike or a pleasant walk in the woods is one of my favorite things to do at this time of year. On one of my recent walks, I spotted a beautiful pink flower, and I wondered for hours what it was. Have you ever found yourself wondering about the name of a flower or plant growing in the woods, around your neighborhood, or even in your own backyard? If you answered yes, I have great news for you! Finding out names and facts about plants and flowers is just an app download away.

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Thursday July 6th 2017

July's Birthflower: The Wonderous Water Lily

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As you know, I love all kinds of flowers, but I have a special place in my heart for water lilies. These flowers spend their lives floating happily atop picturesque ponds, streams, and lakes. Along with being lovely, they fulfill specific purposes in a pond or stream's ecosystem. This week, I'm celebrating July's birth flower and one of my beloved favorites, the water lily.

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Thursday June 29th 2017

The Best Home Remedies For Bug Bites And Bee Stings

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After a day out in the sun, do you find yourself scratching a lot of insect bites on your arms, legs, and elsewhere? I seem to be a favorite target of mosquitoes. They invite themselves to many of the barbecues, festivals, and outdoor concerts I go to each summer. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to avoid getting bitten, and there are homemade treatments that offer relief from bug bites. Check out these tips and arm yourself against those pesky bugs this spring and summer.

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Monday June 19th 2017

The Top 10 Family Vacation Spots in the Northeast

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Summer is the time to venture out and enjoy our beautiful country. But this summer, I'm not straying too far from home, since there are plenty of great vacation spots in the Northeast. If your family is interested in enjoying lovely scenery, swimming, boating, hiking, observing wildlife, and more, I have what you're looking for here.

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