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EDITOR Yitty Denciger ART MARKETING Dr Peretz Lock Dr Daniel Ganz We really are as great as our Izzy Pupko PT team COPY EDITOR Lieba Bard Wigdor FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY Shevy Gross shevygphotography gmail com shevygphotography MANAGING EDITOR Darlene Fedele ADVERTISING Rachel Lebowitz rachel fyimagazineny com PHONE 718 412 2442 PA Saba Gitisetan What makes Boro Park Center Brooklyn s de facto address for quality care 4915 10th Avenue Brooklyn NY 11219 Phone 718 851 3700 www BoroParkCenter net PA Andrew Weissman Tzivia Cohen Miriam Reifman 14minds com The timeless dedication exhibited by all our board certi ed doctors nurses and therapists We re honored to keep our respected residents living happy while remaining invested in developing state of the art rehab therapies every day We truly are one awesome team WEBSITE www fyimagazineny com E MAIL ads fyimagazineny com AD DEADLINES December Issue Nov 20 FUNCTIONAL Published by FYI Magazine All rights reserved Reproduction in whole or in part in any form without prior written permission from the publisher is prohibited The publisher reserves the right to edit all articles for clarity space and editorial sensitivities FYI Magazine assumes no responsibility for the content of articles or advertisements in the publication nor for the connect of books that are referred to or excerpted herein B E A U T I F U L 732 367 7515 205 CEDAR BRIDGE AVE LAKEWOOD NJ SALES ICONPLUMBING COM WWW ICONPLUMBING COM
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contents November 2015 YOUR VOICE JointheDiscussion 91 If you were to write a book about your life what would the title be BEAUTY GUIDE Fashion Beauty 16 FASHION FINDS Fall Capsule Wardrobe 7 articles 15 fresh fun outfits 20 BEAUTY 101 How to clean and care for your makeup brushes 26 DRAB TO FAB Update your traditional spaces 84 FALL IN LOVE WITH LIFE 39 THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW Treating a Fever without Medicine 45 LIFE GOALS How to get yourself motivated 53 DO IT YOURSELF 5 exercises to lose belly fat YOU GOTTA KNOW 18 TRIED TESTED The best Makeup Sticks House Home 30 KITCHEN CORNER Genius Space Saving Finds 31 BE SAFE Gadgets and systems to make your home safer GET A HANDLE ON IT 55 EXPERTISE 5 ways to Raise Confident Kids 65 QUICK PICK ME UP Girl Time 68 FOOD FIGHTS 10 ways to feed picky eaters 70 MONEY SMARTS How To Save Money On Your Grocery Bill IN YOUR BUSINESS 55 SHARPEN YOUR APPETITE 83 FALL FOOD Chickpea Squash Soup Kale parmesean Soup Parsnip Fennel Soup AVOIDING ACCEPTING CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS DUE TO THE HIGH PROCESSING FEES 87 BETTER BREAKFAST 3 Quick Breakfasts that are tastier than Cereal FEATURED 91 GIFT GIVING The Ultimate Chanuka Gift guide for the men women and children in your life 96 SKINCARE S O S How to take care of your skin as you age We have changed the rules of the game No more inflated processing costs and hidden fees No more excuses for ever increasing charges Accepting credit card payments should not make you cringe With Banquest s rock bottom rates you will never think twice about processing a credit card payment 100 ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS Give your children what they need to succeed in school 73 ON TOP OF THEIR GAME Two transplanted aussie sisters on their mission to change modest fashion CREDIT CARD PROCESSING ACH CHECKBY PHONE ATM PLACEMENT SERVICE ONLINE PAYMENT PAGES ECOMMERCE FRAUD PREVENTION 77 ASK MAURICE Is it justifiable that I have not received a raise in 3 years 96 855 323 8300 ext 101 www banquest com KFrisch Banquest com K Frisch CEO
contents November 2015  YOUR VOICE  JointheDiscussion  91  If you were to write a book about your life, what would the tit...
contents November 2015 YOUR VOICE JointheDiscussion 91 If you were to write a book about your life what would the title be BEAUTY GUIDE Fashion Beauty 16 FASHION FINDS Fall Capsule Wardrobe 7 articles 15 fresh fun outfits 20 BEAUTY 101 How to clean and care for your makeup brushes 26 DRAB TO FAB Update your traditional spaces 84 FALL IN LOVE WITH LIFE 39 THE DOCTOR WILL SEE YOU NOW Treating a Fever without Medicine 45 LIFE GOALS How to get yourself motivated 53 DO IT YOURSELF 5 exercises to lose belly fat YOU GOTTA KNOW 18 TRIED TESTED The best Makeup Sticks House Home 30 KITCHEN CORNER Genius Space Saving Finds 31 BE SAFE Gadgets and systems to make your home safer GET A HANDLE ON IT 55 EXPERTISE 5 ways to Raise Confident Kids 65 QUICK PICK ME UP Girl Time 68 FOOD FIGHTS 10 ways to feed picky eaters 70 MONEY SMARTS How To Save Money On Your Grocery Bill IN YOUR BUSINESS 55 SHARPEN YOUR APPETITE 83 FALL FOOD Chickpea Squash Soup Kale parmesean Soup Parsnip Fennel Soup AVOIDING ACCEPTING CREDIT CARD PAYMENTS DUE TO THE HIGH PROCESSING FEES 87 BETTER BREAKFAST 3 Quick Breakfasts that are tastier than Cereal FEATURED 91 GIFT GIVING The Ultimate Chanuka Gift guide for the men women and children in your life 96 SKINCARE S O S How to take care of your skin as you age We have changed the rules of the game No more inflated processing costs and hidden fees No more excuses for ever increasing charges Accepting credit card payments should not make you cringe With Banquest s rock bottom rates you will never think twice about processing a credit card payment 100 ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS Give your children what they need to succeed in school 73 ON TOP OF THEIR GAME Two transplanted aussie sisters on their mission to change modest fashion CREDIT CARD PROCESSING ACH CHECKBY PHONE ATM PLACEMENT SERVICE ONLINE PAYMENT PAGES ECOMMERCE FRAUD PREVENTION 77 ASK MAURICE Is it justifiable that I have not received a raise in 3 years 96 855 323 8300 ext 101 www banquest com KFrisch Banquest com K Frisch CEO
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ENJOY THE CONVENIENCE OF MONTHLY HOME DELIVERY ad subscription page to the magazinewith the cover and low introductory price SU BSC RIB E NOW T G E T OU O R INTROD LOW UCTOR Y RATEIT WON T L AST L ONG SUBSCRIBE NOW ONLINE FOR ONLY 50 YEAR SUBSCRIBE NOW ONLINE FOR ONLY 3 50 MONTH Visit www fyimagazineny com Visit www fyimagazineny com we hear you I just wanted to let you know how very impressed I was with your awesome magazine FYI was chockfull of useful information running the gamut of tableware Halacha and clothes and accessory shopping The variety adds pizzazz and makes for an exciting read I really enjoyed the article on the halachos of calling 311 and I learned a lot The article on accessory shopping was very informative and useful The idea that each color looks different with different textures helped me understand the art of matching accessories For better or worse I now realize the value of shlepping the gowns and clothing to the accessory store Thanks so much for compiling such an insightful and quality magazine Sincerely GITTY EHRENTHAL Monsey NY In reference to the article How to Juggle Your Business in the Hectic Yom Tov Season all tips were so useful and really enhanced my Yom Tov prep Fridays and Erev Yom Tovs are really hectic around here and sometimes as much as I prepare in advance I still find myself huffing and puffing right before the zman Therefore I really appreciated the advice from Merav Levine about showering I added putting on makeup first thing in the morning It is such a small thing that makes such a big difference My fridays and Erevs are so much calmer if I get to re shower it s a bonus I showed this article to my mom and sisters and shared with them this piece of advice They all loved it and said that they had much calmer Erevs and appreciate your magazine very much Thank you R LEBOWITZ Brooklyn NY I really appreciated and related to the article Am I a People Pleaser It has taken me years to even realize how much self destruction this habit has cost me Ultimately the good I was doing for other people was not coming from a positive place and it was making my already low self esteem even lower as I was always seeking approval from the recipient And if I didn t get any acknowledgment I suffered tremendously I do want to add one point which wasn t mentioned in the article Every time you have an urge to do something for someone think Am I doing this for them to like me see how good I am If this is true say NO to yourself even out loud and if you need to keep repeating it Learning and practicing to say no to myself was what helped me change this habit I look forward to reading your future issues ANONYMOUS I really enjoy reading your magazine It is full of light and refreshing content and it is easy to read The article on organizing kids bedrooms was an eye opener for me It s interesting when you look at the room from a child s eye view After reading the article I promptly rearranged the drawers and shelves in my kids rooms from bottom to top My children have an easier time navigating their bedrooms getting dressed and cleaning up RACHEL Z Woodmere NY SOCIAL MEDIA SIGHTINGS sari berko tokeepJust read how shovyourmakeupfre v over Shabbos eryomto and LOVED it sarivic to ria Great m agazine Found before y you om tov a nd wait for the next can t issue
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featured contributors Q A WITH FOUR OF THIS MONTH S TALENTED CONTRIBUTORS MICHELLE DEVORAH KAHN Writer The best space saver in my home is does my mom count I m horrible when it comes to organizing my stuff but she s great at figuring it out I keep myself motivated by watching documentaries on people who have inspired me Knowing that they too struggled at one time makes me not want to give up My favorite way to de stress is read my article in THIS issue I cook too My nighttime skincare routine is simple remove makeup rinse with cold water and Avene face soap pat dry and relax for 10 minutes with cucumber slices on my eyes DINI KLIEN Recipe Developer Food Blogger The best space saver in my home is my second fridge in the garage I keep myself motivated by oddly enough Instagram keeps me motivated When I see what other supertalented people are doing and the businesses they re creating I m challenged to work harder My favorite way to de stress is going for a walk and sitting at Starbucks in the outdoor table area There I can just breathe and relax My nighttime skincare routine is 1 Washing my face with Cetaphil 2 Moisturizing with Cetaphil only in the winter 3 Cane Austin Glycolic Retexture Pads all over face or sometimes only T zone 4 Darphin Wrinkle Corrective Eye Cream for the eye area MIRIAM W The best space saver in my home is my under the bed storage containers Currently they re storing my artwork from high school and college The best space saver in my home is space saver bags I use them to store clothing and or extra towels they take up way less space than traditional storage I keep myself motivated by focusing on my goals and not my problems It s not productive to worry about obstacles instead I find a way to work around them Quality RIVKY KALMAN I keep myself motivated by If not you then who If not now when Hillel Writer Blogger My favorite way to de stress is watching reruns of Shark Tank on Youtube I love seeing entrepreneurs present their ideas My nighttime skincare routine is simple face wipes They re great for removing makeup and cleansing my sensitive skin you can feel Certified MUA Prices you can afford My favorite way to de stress is doing makeup it s definitely my creative outlet Nothing relaxes me like experimenting with different techniques testing new products and creating different looks My nighttime skincare routine is washing my face with a hydrating cleanser and toner since my skin tends to be on the dry side Then I apply an eye cream and night cream which repairs my skin while I sleep 6 Shirley Ave Somerset NJ 08873 P 718 499 6300 Rated 1 in all hosiery categories Available at your local hosiery store
featured contributors Q A WITH FOUR OF THIS MONTH   S TALENTED CONTRIBUTORS  MICHELLE DEVORAH KAHN Writer  The best space ...
featured contributors Q A WITH FOUR OF THIS MONTH S TALENTED CONTRIBUTORS MICHELLE DEVORAH KAHN Writer The best space saver in my home is does my mom count I m horrible when it comes to organizing my stuff but she s great at figuring it out I keep myself motivated by watching documentaries on people who have inspired me Knowing that they too struggled at one time makes me not want to give up My favorite way to de stress is read my article in THIS issue I cook too My nighttime skincare routine is simple remove makeup rinse with cold water and Avene face soap pat dry and relax for 10 minutes with cucumber slices on my eyes DINI KLIEN Recipe Developer Food Blogger The best space saver in my home is my second fridge in the garage I keep myself motivated by oddly enough Instagram keeps me motivated When I see what other supertalented people are doing and the businesses they re creating I m challenged to work harder My favorite way to de stress is going for a walk and sitting at Starbucks in the outdoor table area There I can just breathe and relax My nighttime skincare routine is 1 Washing my face with Cetaphil 2 Moisturizing with Cetaphil only in the winter 3 Cane Austin Glycolic Retexture Pads all over face or sometimes only T zone 4 Darphin Wrinkle Corrective Eye Cream for the eye area MIRIAM W The best space saver in my home is my under the bed storage containers Currently they re storing my artwork from high school and college The best space saver in my home is space saver bags I use them to store clothing and or extra towels they take up way less space than traditional storage I keep myself motivated by focusing on my goals and not my problems It s not productive to worry about obstacles instead I find a way to work around them Quality RIVKY KALMAN I keep myself motivated by If not you then who If not now when Hillel Writer Blogger My favorite way to de stress is watching reruns of Shark Tank on Youtube I love seeing entrepreneurs present their ideas My nighttime skincare routine is simple face wipes They re great for removing makeup and cleansing my sensitive skin you can feel Certified MUA Prices you can afford My favorite way to de stress is doing makeup it s definitely my creative outlet Nothing relaxes me like experimenting with different techniques testing new products and creating different looks My nighttime skincare routine is washing my face with a hydrating cleanser and toner since my skin tends to be on the dry side Then I apply an eye cream and night cream which repairs my skin while I sleep 6 Shirley Ave Somerset NJ 08873 P 718 499 6300 Rated 1 in all hosiery categories Available at your local hosiery store
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your voice JointheDiscussion Q If you were to write a book about your life what would the title be C M Y The Cancer Sandwich I was diagnosed with cancer 10 years and ago and am doing well I m still receiving treatment though I have seven kids and I am also the primary caretaker for my mother in law who has Alzheimer s My mother also has Alzheimer s so I help my parents a lot as well I feel like the sandwich generation cubed Anonymous New York NY Don t Give Up On Me I ve been considered an at risk kid from a young age I would write my book to help mothers cope accept and love regardless of what s going on Miriam E Lakewood NJ Don t Forget About Me or The Secrets of A Twisted Sister C B Toronto Ontario Woman Warrior Marissa Greenblatt Far Rockaway NY Living with a Ticking Time Bomb Rivkee Appel Brooklyn NY From Sour Lemons to Sweet Lemonade living a life of success despite all odds Y F Brooklyn NY 10 fyimagazineny com CM MY CY CMY K Question for next month If we would put you on a stage in front of thousands of people and you d have 30 seconds to relate a message to them what would you say Text your answer to 516 331 1885
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your voice JointheDiscussion Q If you were to write a book about your life what would the title be C M Y The Cancer Sandwich I was diagnosed with cancer 10 years and ago and am doing well I m still receiving treatment though I have seven kids and I am also the primary caretaker for my mother in law who has Alzheimer s My mother also has Alzheimer s so I help my parents a lot as well I feel like the sandwich generation cubed Anonymous New York NY Don t Give Up On Me I ve been considered an at risk kid from a young age I would write my book to help mothers cope accept and love regardless of what s going on Miriam E Lakewood NJ Don t Forget About Me or The Secrets of A Twisted Sister C B Toronto Ontario Woman Warrior Marissa Greenblatt Far Rockaway NY Living with a Ticking Time Bomb Rivkee Appel Brooklyn NY From Sour Lemons to Sweet Lemonade living a life of success despite all odds Y F Brooklyn NY 10 fyimagazineny com CM MY CY CMY K Question for next month If we would put you on a stage in front of thousands of people and you d have 30 seconds to relate a message to them what would you say Text your answer to 516 331 1885
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There s a new loaf in town editor s note Finally a ge lte sh that s not full of it And will have your family asking Are you sure this is not Bubby s recipe M ornings are usually hectic here From dressing my daughter the actually dressing doesn t take that long but making sure her hair is done teeth are brushed and shoes and socks are on can be the most time consuming to getting ready myself makeup and all and straightening the house there isn t much time to spare Occasionally I ll even throw a load into the washer or dryer or answer an important email Most days my daughter eats cereal and milk for breakfast and sometimes she has scrambled eggs She does often ask for macaroni and cheese which I would love to make her but it takes more than five minutes to cook which we can t afford in the morning I m sure a lot of you can relate I read the 3 Quick Breakfasts that are Tastier than Cereal with a loud Aha Boy was I excited to try these out and what a hit they were Definitely give that a shot On another note a couple of weeks ago I experienced a burglary which left me shaken and motivated to heighten the security in my home I promptly did research and found some effective gadgets and products that can provide peace of mind I am sharing those with you so you can protect yourself and your family too Find these items in this month s Magic Helper column Skincare is something women take very seriously and opinions methods and products abound We reached out to top doctors in the field to bring you a TM Noam Gourmet Premium Quality Ge lte Fish is made with more real fish and less fillers Our delicious recipe is all natural and gluten free It s bound to become a tradition in your home THE KING OF KOSHER FROZEN MILIE FA 40 S S DISTRIBUTED BY EL EM FFER SO well researched article Antiaging skin care tips It reveals which products and methods are good for you and which aren t You ll be glad you read this article As the weather gets colder soups are getting hotter pun intended Our recipe columnist has developed hearty and tasty fall soups that you will love Fall and winter clothes are starting to surface in our closets as well Betty Gulko has created a beautiful Fall Capsule Wardrobe 7 articles of clothing which make 15 trendy and unique outfits yes 15 Cold weather also means that Chanukah is around the corner We ve compiled the Ultimate Gift Guide for the men women teens and children in your life The products are diverse and we re sure you ll find a few things that you ll love Other great reads are How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes Treating Fever Without Medicine How To Raise Confident Kids and 5 Exercises to Lose Belly Fat Enjoy the rest of this issue and keep the feedback coming I appreciate every email note and social media message Wishing you all a warm and wonderful month ahead Yitty Denciger editor fyimagazineny com FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK FYIMAGAZINE yitty suggests There s nothing like glowing even toned skin This is my new favorite as it s perfect on the go as well page 18 I was inspired by these two sisters who started a great business helping orthodox women dress fashionably and modestly page 18 This vase will upgrade any living room Fresh and modern does it page 33 Have all your makeup neatly displayed ready for quick and easy removal The design can be adapted to any bedroom to look like an accent piece page 22
There   s a new loaf in town.  editor   s note  Finally, a ge   lte    sh that   s not full of it. And will have your fami...
There s a new loaf in town editor s note Finally a ge lte sh that s not full of it And will have your family asking Are you sure this is not Bubby s recipe M ornings are usually hectic here From dressing my daughter the actually dressing doesn t take that long but making sure her hair is done teeth are brushed and shoes and socks are on can be the most time consuming to getting ready myself makeup and all and straightening the house there isn t much time to spare Occasionally I ll even throw a load into the washer or dryer or answer an important email Most days my daughter eats cereal and milk for breakfast and sometimes she has scrambled eggs She does often ask for macaroni and cheese which I would love to make her but it takes more than five minutes to cook which we can t afford in the morning I m sure a lot of you can relate I read the 3 Quick Breakfasts that are Tastier than Cereal with a loud Aha Boy was I excited to try these out and what a hit they were Definitely give that a shot On another note a couple of weeks ago I experienced a burglary which left me shaken and motivated to heighten the security in my home I promptly did research and found some effective gadgets and products that can provide peace of mind I am sharing those with you so you can protect yourself and your family too Find these items in this month s Magic Helper column Skincare is something women take very seriously and opinions methods and products abound We reached out to top doctors in the field to bring you a TM Noam Gourmet Premium Quality Ge lte Fish is made with more real fish and less fillers Our delicious recipe is all natural and gluten free It s bound to become a tradition in your home THE KING OF KOSHER FROZEN MILIE FA 40 S S DISTRIBUTED BY EL EM FFER SO well researched article Antiaging skin care tips It reveals which products and methods are good for you and which aren t You ll be glad you read this article As the weather gets colder soups are getting hotter pun intended Our recipe columnist has developed hearty and tasty fall soups that you will love Fall and winter clothes are starting to surface in our closets as well Betty Gulko has created a beautiful Fall Capsule Wardrobe 7 articles of clothing which make 15 trendy and unique outfits yes 15 Cold weather also means that Chanukah is around the corner We ve compiled the Ultimate Gift Guide for the men women teens and children in your life The products are diverse and we re sure you ll find a few things that you ll love Other great reads are How To Clean Your Makeup Brushes Treating Fever Without Medicine How To Raise Confident Kids and 5 Exercises to Lose Belly Fat Enjoy the rest of this issue and keep the feedback coming I appreciate every email note and social media message Wishing you all a warm and wonderful month ahead Yitty Denciger editor fyimagazineny com FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK FYIMAGAZINE yitty suggests There s nothing like glowing even toned skin This is my new favorite as it s perfect on the go as well page 18 I was inspired by these two sisters who started a great business helping orthodox women dress fashionably and modestly page 18 This vase will upgrade any living room Fresh and modern does it page 33 Have all your makeup neatly displayed ready for quick and easy removal The design can be adapted to any bedroom to look like an accent piece page 22
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Make your life more beautiful the beauty guide Fall Capsule Tip goes here WARDROBE 31 years of research and development That s what ensures the highest quality Judaica brought to you by Keter 31 years ago Mr Tenenbaum made a decision that would change the quality of Judaica forever Being unsatisfied with the standards of the tzitzis available before Keter existed Mr Tenenbaum spent hours poring over the process of manufacturing tzitzis until he became entirely familiar with the techniques and machinery used to create a most hiddur tzitis After extensive research he decided to get involved and build a company that will manufacture Judaica which would stand apart from all those already available they would clearly be the most hiddur on the market After extensive discussion with leading rabbis and after publishing a few seforim on the topic he started manufacturing the now famous Keter line of products Rapidly he became the largest supplier of tzizis worldwide for those interested in a quality product and its trademark hiddurim Throughout the years Mr Tanenbaum has perfected and patented his technology to ensure that high quality goods are his final product Keter tzitzis and taleisim have earned the respect of consumers worldwide and are preferred by the discerning customer That s because a Keter tzitzis or tallis is whiter and lasts longer than any other competing brand does For those who value hiddur mitzvah and want a tallis that is a cut above the rest Keter is the brand to choose In addition Keter is the brand every Jewish mother supports since their tzitzis hold up beautifully even after they are put through the wash repeatedly Keter understands the needs of chassanim and they provide the entire gamut of Judaica in one simple package from the tallis bag to the challah cover An efficient and broad minded leader Mr Tanenbaum knows his work is never complete He is in touch with Rabbanim who aid him in constantly improving his products That translates into constant quality for you the consumer Keter s been the leading brand for 31 years Want to know why Try Keter today 7 Pieces 2 Pairs of shoes 2 bags 15 OUTFITS
  Make your life more beautiful   the beauty guide  Fall Capsule Tip goes here  WARDROBE 31 years of research and developm...
Make your life more beautiful the beauty guide Fall Capsule Tip goes here WARDROBE 31 years of research and development That s what ensures the highest quality Judaica brought to you by Keter 31 years ago Mr Tenenbaum made a decision that would change the quality of Judaica forever Being unsatisfied with the standards of the tzitzis available before Keter existed Mr Tenenbaum spent hours poring over the process of manufacturing tzitzis until he became entirely familiar with the techniques and machinery used to create a most hiddur tzitis After extensive research he decided to get involved and build a company that will manufacture Judaica which would stand apart from all those already available they would clearly be the most hiddur on the market After extensive discussion with leading rabbis and after publishing a few seforim on the topic he started manufacturing the now famous Keter line of products Rapidly he became the largest supplier of tzizis worldwide for those interested in a quality product and its trademark hiddurim Throughout the years Mr Tanenbaum has perfected and patented his technology to ensure that high quality goods are his final product Keter tzitzis and taleisim have earned the respect of consumers worldwide and are preferred by the discerning customer That s because a Keter tzitzis or tallis is whiter and lasts longer than any other competing brand does For those who value hiddur mitzvah and want a tallis that is a cut above the rest Keter is the brand to choose In addition Keter is the brand every Jewish mother supports since their tzitzis hold up beautifully even after they are put through the wash repeatedly Keter understands the needs of chassanim and they provide the entire gamut of Judaica in one simple package from the tallis bag to the challah cover An efficient and broad minded leader Mr Tanenbaum knows his work is never complete He is in touch with Rabbanim who aid him in constantly improving his products That translates into constant quality for you the consumer Keter s been the leading brand for 31 years Want to know why Try Keter today 7 Pieces 2 Pairs of shoes 2 bags 15 OUTFITS
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the beauty guide FASHION FALL FASHION FEED 7 Pieces 2 Pairs of shoes 2 bags 15 OUTFITS 8 7 Wondering how to make your capsule wardrobe work for you See below for some fab pairings using the same items that create completely different looks You ll be rocking a killer wardrobe all season long BuyLessChooseWell MinimalistStyle 9 FASHION EDITOR BETTY GULKO Rhinestone Beaded Fuzzy Sweater forever21 com 24 90 1 3 White Silk Bow Blouse theoutnet com 125 2 12 10 Black Turtleneck hm com 12 95 11 Fur Vest aritizia com 135 Faux Suede Skirt houseoffraser co uk 106 Faux Leather Pleated Skirt chichwish com 44 97 Louboutin Heels net a porter com 675 15 5 Denim Button Down Skirt topshop com 58 6 4 13 Fringe Suede Booties jane com 35 93 14 Imitation Pearl Clutch shopbop com 95 Black Bucket Bag katespade com 95 16 fyimagazineny com 17 fyimagazineny com Betty Gulko is an Orthodox freelance fashion stylist based in NYC She has been featured in the Huffington Post E Online and other media outlets Her styling work has been featured in major ad campaigns For styling or media inquiries feel free to contact her at bettygulko1 gmail com Follow her on Instagram for a daily dose of the LifeOfaStylist such a betty
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the beauty guide FASHION FALL FASHION FEED 7 Pieces 2 Pairs of shoes 2 bags 15 OUTFITS 8 7 Wondering how to make your capsule wardrobe work for you See below for some fab pairings using the same items that create completely different looks You ll be rocking a killer wardrobe all season long BuyLessChooseWell MinimalistStyle 9 FASHION EDITOR BETTY GULKO Rhinestone Beaded Fuzzy Sweater forever21 com 24 90 1 3 White Silk Bow Blouse theoutnet com 125 2 12 10 Black Turtleneck hm com 12 95 11 Fur Vest aritizia com 135 Faux Suede Skirt houseoffraser co uk 106 Faux Leather Pleated Skirt chichwish com 44 97 Louboutin Heels net a porter com 675 15 5 Denim Button Down Skirt topshop com 58 6 4 13 Fringe Suede Booties jane com 35 93 14 Imitation Pearl Clutch shopbop com 95 Black Bucket Bag katespade com 95 16 fyimagazineny com 17 fyimagazineny com Betty Gulko is an Orthodox freelance fashion stylist based in NYC She has been featured in the Huffington Post E Online and other media outlets Her styling work has been featured in major ad campaigns For styling or media inquiries feel free to contact her at bettygulko1 gmail com Follow her on Instagram for a daily dose of the LifeOfaStylist such a betty
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the beauty guide MAKEUP Tried Tested Makeup St icks Makeup sticks are all the rage right now They are solid forms of highlighters lipsticks concealers and blush that glide on easily to create seamless makeup Also these compact twist up tubes leave no mess Here are our favorite makeup sticks GIVE YOURSELF THE CHANUKA GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVING SUBSCRIBE for yourself and a friend and receive the second subscription 50 OFF Promo code CHANUKAH2015 ONLY 50 Best Concealer St ick Best Foundat ion St ick SHISEIDO STICK FOUNDATION shiseido com 38 99 Best Highlight ing St ick This stick makes pores appear smaller and skin look smoother to achieve an even toned complexion without a caked on appearance Application is easy gently glide right onto the face like a big crayon and add as needed Then smudge it out with the fingertips et voila skin looks like it was almost airbrushed NARS THE MULTIPLE LAGUNA narscosmetics com 39 The simplicity of this is amazing It takes only one dab on the desired area to give you perfect highlighting and light contouring Best of all the color is buildable and lasts all day Use this to step up your makeup game it is well worth the price 18 fyimagazineny com CLE DE PEAU BEAUTE CONCEALER nordstrom com 70 This concealer lives up to its reputation One thin layer covers every area magnificently without being greasy or filmy Apply a dab directly on dark circles or blemishes dark spots then blend out by dabbing with fingertips While this concealer is a bit on the pricy end it is worth the investment
the beauty guide  MAKEUP  Tried   Tested Makeup St icks  Makeup sticks are all the rage right now. They are solid forms of...
the beauty guide MAKEUP Tried Tested Makeup St icks Makeup sticks are all the rage right now They are solid forms of highlighters lipsticks concealers and blush that glide on easily to create seamless makeup Also these compact twist up tubes leave no mess Here are our favorite makeup sticks GIVE YOURSELF THE CHANUKA GIFT THAT KEEPS GIVING SUBSCRIBE for yourself and a friend and receive the second subscription 50 OFF Promo code CHANUKAH2015 ONLY 50 Best Concealer St ick Best Foundat ion St ick SHISEIDO STICK FOUNDATION shiseido com 38 99 Best Highlight ing St ick This stick makes pores appear smaller and skin look smoother to achieve an even toned complexion without a caked on appearance Application is easy gently glide right onto the face like a big crayon and add as needed Then smudge it out with the fingertips et voila skin looks like it was almost airbrushed NARS THE MULTIPLE LAGUNA narscosmetics com 39 The simplicity of this is amazing It takes only one dab on the desired area to give you perfect highlighting and light contouring Best of all the color is buildable and lasts all day Use this to step up your makeup game it is well worth the price 18 fyimagazineny com CLE DE PEAU BEAUTE CONCEALER nordstrom com 70 This concealer lives up to its reputation One thin layer covers every area magnificently without being greasy or filmy Apply a dab directly on dark circles or blemishes dark spots then blend out by dabbing with fingertips While this concealer is a bit on the pricy end it is worth the investment
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MAKEUP MAKEUP C leaning brushes is one of the most crucial parts of your beauty regimen Not washing your brushes is like not washing your face When you re using brushes bits of makeup oil dirt and bacteria adhere to the bristles If your brushes aren t cleaned properly you will be reapplying all these germs with your next makeup application which will result in clogged pores unwelcome breakouts and damaged brushes Keep in mind that by cleaning your brushes you will also be protecting your investment Good quality brushes can be quite costly and cleaning them properly will prolong their lifespan HOW TO CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES Taking care of your brushes will not only prove costeffective in the long run but will also give you a more flawless complexion CREDIT TO GO IN THERE the beauty guide HERE S HOW IT S EASY There are two main techniques used to clean brushes spot cleaning and deep cleaning Spot cleaning This method should be used every time you use your brushes Deep cleaning This is a more intense cleaning and should be done weekly Keep in mind that brushes take a while to dry so clean them after you ve completed your makeup application or the night before you ll need your brushes next SPOT CLEANING You will need Daily Brush CleanerI recommend using the Sephora Daily Brush Cleaner Sephora 8 50 It thoroughly cleans the brushes without drying them out Paper Towel INSTRUCTIONS All you need to do is spray the brush cleaner onto the paper towel and swirl the brush in circular motions on the paper towel until it s clean Remember you can always add more brush cleaner if you need to DEEP CLEANING You will need Dish washing soap Extra virgin olive oil A plate A sink Brush guards more on that in a bit INSTRUCTIONS Mix 2 1 parts of antibacterial dish washing soap and extra virgin olive oil in a plate The dishwashing soap will remove all the makeup dirt and dust However it will also strip the bristles of any oils and dry them out That s where olive oil comes in By adding olive oil you will recondition the hair on the brush making it soft and fluffy once again Next dip the brush into the mixture you just made Then swirl the brush in circular motions in the palm of your hand working up a lather If you don t want to get your hands dirty you can also use the Spa Brush Cleaning Glove from Sigma Beauty sigmabeauty com 39 instead of your palm Rinse the brush under lukewarm water Make sure the water isn t hot as it can damage your brushes Also be sure that the water reaches only the brush hairs and not the metal part of the brush between the bristles and handle also known as the ferrule as this can cause the glue to break apart and bristles to fall out Once the water runs clear squeeze out the excess water Now it s time to dry the brushes Take a paper towel and blot out the excess water and wipe the brush Don t use a regular towel since it will leave lint on the brushes Always dry your brushes with bristles down Drying your brushes with the bristles standing up will force the water to seep down and this will loosen the glue that s holding the bristles together Shaping the brushes is a very important step The best way to get the perfect shape is by using a Brush Guard Amazon 9 20 pack of 8 A brush guard is a stretchy mesh you slip onto the brush that keeps the fragile bristles in place while they dry Added bonus the brush guard 21 fyimagazineny com also protects the brushes against dust dirt and bacteria Brush guards come in a variety of sizes to fit a multitude of different brushes When you put the brush guard onto the brush it should fit snugly if it s a loose fit then it s too big for the brush and you need a smaller sized brush guard and vice versa Once the brush guard is on place all the brushes into a glass upside down Any excess moisture will drip out and the water will collect in the glass You want to dry your brushes indoors away from heat and direct sunlight Once your brushes are dry remove the brush guard and you are done Cleaning your brushes properly has many benefits Following these simple steps will sanitize your brushes and make them look brand new This is how I clean my brushes both personal and professional Enjoy your brand new clean bacteria free brushes fyi Rivky Kalman is a professional certified makeup artist based out of NY She is a true artist using skill and passion to make you look like the best version of yourself Follow her on instagram glitterandgloss365 For inquiries email glitterandgloss365 gmail com
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MAKEUP MAKEUP C leaning brushes is one of the most crucial parts of your beauty regimen Not washing your brushes is like not washing your face When you re using brushes bits of makeup oil dirt and bacteria adhere to the bristles If your brushes aren t cleaned properly you will be reapplying all these germs with your next makeup application which will result in clogged pores unwelcome breakouts and damaged brushes Keep in mind that by cleaning your brushes you will also be protecting your investment Good quality brushes can be quite costly and cleaning them properly will prolong their lifespan HOW TO CLEAN YOUR MAKEUP BRUSHES Taking care of your brushes will not only prove costeffective in the long run but will also give you a more flawless complexion CREDIT TO GO IN THERE the beauty guide HERE S HOW IT S EASY There are two main techniques used to clean brushes spot cleaning and deep cleaning Spot cleaning This method should be used every time you use your brushes Deep cleaning This is a more intense cleaning and should be done weekly Keep in mind that brushes take a while to dry so clean them after you ve completed your makeup application or the night before you ll need your brushes next SPOT CLEANING You will need Daily Brush CleanerI recommend using the Sephora Daily Brush Cleaner Sephora 8 50 It thoroughly cleans the brushes without drying them out Paper Towel INSTRUCTIONS All you need to do is spray the brush cleaner onto the paper towel and swirl the brush in circular motions on the paper towel until it s clean Remember you can always add more brush cleaner if you need to DEEP CLEANING You will need Dish washing soap Extra virgin olive oil A plate A sink Brush guards more on that in a bit INSTRUCTIONS Mix 2 1 parts of antibacterial dish washing soap and extra virgin olive oil in a plate The dishwashing soap will remove all the makeup dirt and dust However it will also strip the bristles of any oils and dry them out That s where olive oil comes in By adding olive oil you will recondition the hair on the brush making it soft and fluffy once again Next dip the brush into the mixture you just made Then swirl the brush in circular motions in the palm of your hand working up a lather If you don t want to get your hands dirty you can also use the Spa Brush Cleaning Glove from Sigma Beauty sigmabeauty com 39 instead of your palm Rinse the brush under lukewarm water Make sure the water isn t hot as it can damage your brushes Also be sure that the water reaches only the brush hairs and not the metal part of the brush between the bristles and handle also known as the ferrule as this can cause the glue to break apart and bristles to fall out Once the water runs clear squeeze out the excess water Now it s time to dry the brushes Take a paper towel and blot out the excess water and wipe the brush Don t use a regular towel since it will leave lint on the brushes Always dry your brushes with bristles down Drying your brushes with the bristles standing up will force the water to seep down and this will loosen the glue that s holding the bristles together Shaping the brushes is a very important step The best way to get the perfect shape is by using a Brush Guard Amazon 9 20 pack of 8 A brush guard is a stretchy mesh you slip onto the brush that keeps the fragile bristles in place while they dry Added bonus the brush guard 21 fyimagazineny com also protects the brushes against dust dirt and bacteria Brush guards come in a variety of sizes to fit a multitude of different brushes When you put the brush guard onto the brush it should fit snugly if it s a loose fit then it s too big for the brush and you need a smaller sized brush guard and vice versa Once the brush guard is on place all the brushes into a glass upside down Any excess moisture will drip out and the water will collect in the glass You want to dry your brushes indoors away from heat and direct sunlight Once your brushes are dry remove the brush guard and you are done Cleaning your brushes properly has many benefits Following these simple steps will sanitize your brushes and make them look brand new This is how I clean my brushes both personal and professional Enjoy your brand new clean bacteria free brushes fyi Rivky Kalman is a professional certified makeup artist based out of NY She is a true artist using skill and passion to make you look like the best version of yourself Follow her on instagram glitterandgloss365 For inquiries email glitterandgloss365 gmail com
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the beauty guide the beauty guide diy JEWELRY DISPLAY Say goodbye to tangled necklaces and missing earrings Choosing your accessories every day couldn t be easier No more searching and shuffling around in your drawer you can have them all beautifully displayed right in front of you This jewelry display will not only organize your jewelry and free up closet counter space but it will also enhance your room You can design the background however you like to suit your style you will need Large picture frame You can repurpose an old one or buy one from the dollar store Cork Roll Glue Gun Paint we used 3 colors Wide Paint Brush Painter s Tape regular tape will do as well Scissors Push Pins Thumb Tacks DISASSEMBLE THE PICTURE FRAME You will not need the glass Put aside the frame and cardboard Paint the frame to the desired color Let it dry Cut the cork roll to the exact size of the cardboard of the frame Then glue it on using the glue gun Paint the cork roll with the background color we used white It will need at least 3 coats Let it dry between coats IF YOU WANT TO CREATE A DESIGN like the gray chevron we made trace the pattern onto the cork Then tape off the areas you don t want to paint Finally paint the desired areas This will need two coats Let it dry between coats Remove tape immediately Allow it to dry TO PAINT PUSH PINS push them into a spare piece of cork Then paint with a paintbrush on all sides When the cork and frame are dry place the cork into the back of the frame as normal Voila You can now hang your jewelry 22 fyimagazineny com 23 fyimagazineny com
the beauty guide  the beauty guide  diy  JEWELRY DISPLAY Say goodbye to tangled necklaces and missing earrings. Choosing y...
the beauty guide the beauty guide diy JEWELRY DISPLAY Say goodbye to tangled necklaces and missing earrings Choosing your accessories every day couldn t be easier No more searching and shuffling around in your drawer you can have them all beautifully displayed right in front of you This jewelry display will not only organize your jewelry and free up closet counter space but it will also enhance your room You can design the background however you like to suit your style you will need Large picture frame You can repurpose an old one or buy one from the dollar store Cork Roll Glue Gun Paint we used 3 colors Wide Paint Brush Painter s Tape regular tape will do as well Scissors Push Pins Thumb Tacks DISASSEMBLE THE PICTURE FRAME You will not need the glass Put aside the frame and cardboard Paint the frame to the desired color Let it dry Cut the cork roll to the exact size of the cardboard of the frame Then glue it on using the glue gun Paint the cork roll with the background color we used white It will need at least 3 coats Let it dry between coats IF YOU WANT TO CREATE A DESIGN like the gray chevron we made trace the pattern onto the cork Then tape off the areas you don t want to paint Finally paint the desired areas This will need two coats Let it dry between coats Remove tape immediately Allow it to dry TO PAINT PUSH PINS push them into a spare piece of cork Then paint with a paintbrush on all sides When the cork and frame are dry place the cork into the back of the frame as normal Voila You can now hang your jewelry 22 fyimagazineny com 23 fyimagazineny com
the beauty guide  the beauty guide  diy  JEWELRY DISPLAY Say goodbye to tangled necklaces and missing earrings. Choosing y...
party time the beauty guide the beauty guide You may have noticed a trend at events you have attended in the last year or so It s a small thing that makes a big impression when done right Station signs Little details like this will make your buffet bounce from nice to WOW These work especially well on buffets and with hors d oeuvre but there are countless creative ways to incorporate funky signage in your event Here are some ideas from events we ve done 1 Salami Bar sign at rustic tent party on free standing chalkboard surrounded by flowers 2 Hors d ouevre passed around on a large clock tray with a sign saying Time to Eat 3 On a make it yourself salad bar signs naming the dressings held by oversized clips 4 Signs for ketchups mustards and other condiments in squeeze bottles tied with ribbon 5 Large chalkboard with funky food names hung behind the buffet in different colors of chalk 6 Make it yourself name flags hung onto striped straws on chocolate milk and mini donut shots 24 fyimagazineny com Davii Mandel Chany Kleinberger of Michicas have a collective 25 years in the catering business They bring their knowledge expereince and love of decorating culinary arts to make sure their clients have the best experience possible
party time  the beauty guide  the beauty guide  You may have noticed a trend at events you have attended in the last year ...
party time the beauty guide the beauty guide You may have noticed a trend at events you have attended in the last year or so It s a small thing that makes a big impression when done right Station signs Little details like this will make your buffet bounce from nice to WOW These work especially well on buffets and with hors d oeuvre but there are countless creative ways to incorporate funky signage in your event Here are some ideas from events we ve done 1 Salami Bar sign at rustic tent party on free standing chalkboard surrounded by flowers 2 Hors d ouevre passed around on a large clock tray with a sign saying Time to Eat 3 On a make it yourself salad bar signs naming the dressings held by oversized clips 4 Signs for ketchups mustards and other condiments in squeeze bottles tied with ribbon 5 Large chalkboard with funky food names hung behind the buffet in different colors of chalk 6 Make it yourself name flags hung onto striped straws on chocolate milk and mini donut shots 24 fyimagazineny com Davii Mandel Chany Kleinberger of Michicas have a collective 25 years in the catering business They bring their knowledge expereince and love of decorating culinary arts to make sure their clients have the best experience possible
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HOME the beauty guide How t o UPDATE LAMPS SHADES Dated lamps can bring down the style of a room in a flash A decade ago the market was glutted with lots of cheap lamps that have not stood the test of time Replace these unremarkable pieces with sleeker lamps for a better style statement R UPDATE A TRADITIONAL HOME TO A MORE CONTEMPORARY LOOK Q The simplicity of contemporary form mixed with classic details leads to a look that is inspiring and eye pleasing This is a good way to update an older home You don t have to get rid of all your traditional furniture You can mix soft contemporary upholstered pieces and contemporary artwork When done with the design principles of balance variety and harmony it can have great appeal Q INDOOR BLOOMS Add some greenery and fresh color to your indoors to freshen up traditional space and beat the winter blues RE IMAGINE FURNITURE A skirt on a sofa or chair is a traditional detail Remove the skirt and add some simple tapered and stained wooden legs Or tailor the skirts to avoid an old fashioned look Then choose a large scale print or more modern fabric reupholster the piece and voila You will be shocked 26 fyimagazineny com ADD A FEW TRANSITIONAL ACCENTS An easy and inexpensive way to keep a traditional look new is to weave in a few transitional accents We mix the most traditional of accents like looking glasses crystal water vases and silver candlesticks with contemporary looks like a bright orange ceramic vase MIRRORS AND METALLICS Mirrors create the illusion of more space and metallic rimmed mirrors knock the effect up a notch They are a great way to energize old traditional space REDUCE THE CLUTTER Modern does not have to mean white walls floors and furnishings and a stark environment However modern is clean and pared down Delete the clutter and carefully choose the accessories whatever style Cutting back on ornate mismatched frames accents and arrangements opens up a traditional space and makes it seem fresher and more airy INTRODUCE COLOR One of the simplest ways to freshen up any home is to integrate bright colors A rich canary yellow will feel decidedly modern while a bright soft mint green can create a youthful yet still traditional look Choose your own adventure MIX THINGS UP There is nothing wrong with mixing styles and textures If you have an antique dining room set for instance keep the beautiful mahogany table and change up the wooden chairs for more modern sleek ones 27 fyimagazineny com Susan Strauss Design is well established as a leading full service design firm founded by principal Susan Strauss The firm has been creating luxurious living environments for clients of the most discerning tastes for over a decade With a well earned reputation as one of the premier firms of the East Coast SSD s client base is firmly built on referrals and repeat clients
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HOME the beauty guide How t o UPDATE LAMPS SHADES Dated lamps can bring down the style of a room in a flash A decade ago the market was glutted with lots of cheap lamps that have not stood the test of time Replace these unremarkable pieces with sleeker lamps for a better style statement R UPDATE A TRADITIONAL HOME TO A MORE CONTEMPORARY LOOK Q The simplicity of contemporary form mixed with classic details leads to a look that is inspiring and eye pleasing This is a good way to update an older home You don t have to get rid of all your traditional furniture You can mix soft contemporary upholstered pieces and contemporary artwork When done with the design principles of balance variety and harmony it can have great appeal Q INDOOR BLOOMS Add some greenery and fresh color to your indoors to freshen up traditional space and beat the winter blues RE IMAGINE FURNITURE A skirt on a sofa or chair is a traditional detail Remove the skirt and add some simple tapered and stained wooden legs Or tailor the skirts to avoid an old fashioned look Then choose a large scale print or more modern fabric reupholster the piece and voila You will be shocked 26 fyimagazineny com ADD A FEW TRANSITIONAL ACCENTS An easy and inexpensive way to keep a traditional look new is to weave in a few transitional accents We mix the most traditional of accents like looking glasses crystal water vases and silver candlesticks with contemporary looks like a bright orange ceramic vase MIRRORS AND METALLICS Mirrors create the illusion of more space and metallic rimmed mirrors knock the effect up a notch They are a great way to energize old traditional space REDUCE THE CLUTTER Modern does not have to mean white walls floors and furnishings and a stark environment However modern is clean and pared down Delete the clutter and carefully choose the accessories whatever style Cutting back on ornate mismatched frames accents and arrangements opens up a traditional space and makes it seem fresher and more airy INTRODUCE COLOR One of the simplest ways to freshen up any home is to integrate bright colors A rich canary yellow will feel decidedly modern while a bright soft mint green can create a youthful yet still traditional look Choose your own adventure MIX THINGS UP There is nothing wrong with mixing styles and textures If you have an antique dining room set for instance keep the beautiful mahogany table and change up the wooden chairs for more modern sleek ones 27 fyimagazineny com Susan Strauss Design is well established as a leading full service design firm founded by principal Susan Strauss The firm has been creating luxurious living environments for clients of the most discerning tastes for over a decade With a well earned reputation as one of the premier firms of the East Coast SSD s client base is firmly built on referrals and repeat clients
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magic helpers Ingenious products that will make your day easier Home Security Gadgets 1 3 4 2 5 Don t let a small kitchen get in your way of your decor and its functionality 1 ALGOT WALL PANTRY 127 Utilizing wall space is a great way to create extra storage This wall pantry can be fitted with decorative yet functional baskets and bins 2 OLOFSTORP KITCHEN CART 249 Need extra counter space Use this cart when you need it and stow it away when you don t Or use it as an island and arrange and rearrange as your kitchen needs chang e 3 UTRUSTA CORNER PULL OUT CAROUSEL 128 Take advantage of all of your corner cabinet space with this pull out carousel large enough to store pots and pans Unlike most carousels pulling it out allows for better organization and easy access 4 VARIERA KNIFE TRAY 9 99 This tray will help keep those knives steady in one place and free up drawer space 5 VARIERA PULL OUT CONTAINER 8 99 Free up under the sink floor space with this nifty container You can clearly see what s inside and easily access your cleaning supplies 30 fyimagazineny com PERSONAL SECURITY DOOR STOP ALARM AMAZON COM 8 26 This product will help you feel safe in a strange place like a motel room Put the doorstopper at your door and as soon as someone opens the door an alarm will sound at 120 decibels It s an excellent product and a simple security measure You can use it anywhere and take it with you when you travel FUNLUX ZMODO BULLET IP CAMERA FUNLUX COM 55 99 Watch your home office or business on your phone wherever you are It is easy to set up even for those who are not tech savvy and provides recordings that are stored in the cloud It also has 80 foot night vision and takes clear images during the day as well This won t prevent break ins but it can give you an added sense of security KWIKSET KEVO SMARTDOOR LOCK HOMEDEPOT COM 199 Your life just got easier This lock unlocks with your smartphone just touch the door with your smartphone in your purse or bag Additionally you can add and send ekeys to family members or visitors and disable them when you want too so they can have access to your home The Kevo Lock is also incredibly secure You can receive notifications of lock activity deadbolt the door and reset the system if you lose your phone GE WINDOW ALARM HOMEDEPOT COM 18 95 SET OF 4 Here s a simple product for enormous peace of mind This magnetic battery operated alarm can be used on windows or sliding doors and will sound with a loud alarm when opened With no wires required for installation it s simple for anyone to set up FIND THESE PRODUCTS ON FYIMAGAZINENY COM 31 fyimagazineny com
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a closer look TIDBITS OF INFORMATION THAT S GOOD TO KNOW WHEN IN A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR FRIENDS KIDS OR EVEN WITH YOURSELF WRITTEN BY MIRIAM SCHWARTZMAN It was 54 years ago when the first disposable diaper from the Pampers brand shipped Thanks to Victor Mills a chemical engineer who was employed at Procter and Gamble and was looking for a better way to diaper his grandson Pampers brand was born And it s been looking up since then Today 25 million babies in 100 different countries use the Pampers line of products and the brand is worth 11 1 billion Winter is most certainly just around the corner and with it comes snow and sleet And that is not great news for those potholes in our city Winter increases the number of potholes as precipitation freezes in small cracks in the roads and streets squeezing them apart to form gaps Potholes cost New York City a small fortune NYC paid 138 million in settlements related to damages and injuries caused by potholes in the past six years I m sure lots of you are familiar with the routine work out hard work up a sweat reward yourself with a refreshing swig of vitamin water Repeat the next day WRITTEN BY CHAYA ADLER ILLUSTRATION BY SLYMDESIGNS This year 165 000 students in New York State or 20 opted out of standardized tests That s four times more than last year New York was an early adopter of Common Core based tests and the opt out movement was virtually non existent until two years ago Along came the teachers union who started a big campaign begging parents to refuse the test in support of teachers Teachers get evaluated by student scores and those whose students do well receive financial rewards and raises You and I both know that high scores do not necessarily indicate superb teachers Nevertheless parents took heed and began opting out both to support teachers and to put less stress on their kids Live in a small town with no school around for miles Seems to be less of a problem these days Just hire a teacher to fill you in In 37 states it is now legal to be a home school teacher without ever having received a high school diploma Vitamin Water 34 fyimagazineny com Or don t x The concept of vitamin water was dreamed up by a man named J Darius Bikoff Wary of an oncoming case of the sniffles and beset by thirst at the same time he downed some mineral water and then sucked on a Vitamin C lozenge Then he started thinking about how much easier life would be if he could have one drink that took care of his thirst and vitamin intake at the same time x In 2000 Vitamin Water became the most popular drink sold by his company Glaceau In 2007 the successful company was bought off by Coca Cola The snappy commentary on its bottles combined with slick advertising a cool website and an active social media presence helped cultivate a solid customer base of health conscious consumers who were glad to have a great tasting but healthy alternative to soft drinks Except that Vitamin Water is NOT healthy Sugar is the second ingredient listed after water this should be a dead giveaway Even more problematic is the type of sugar used Crystalline fructose is a highly refined form of sugar and is worse than high fructose corn syrup with ties to obesity diabetes and a raised triglyceride level x The vitamins that the drinks contain are either fat soluble which do not get absorbed into the body through drinking or those easily obtainable in a healthier form through good ol fruits n veggies or supplements x Then there is the matter of advertising I am not talking about the totally cool ads at bus stops that allow you to charge your phone while you wait I mean advertisements 35 fyimagazineny com advising the public that flu shots are so last year suggesting that Vitamin Water is your best bet to fend off the flu It s not Coca Cola was hit with a slew of lawsuits because of such ads In the U K it was forced to withdraw an ad that branded the drink as nutritious The Center for Science in the Public Interest a consumer advocacy group brought a class action lawsuit that Coca Cola ended up settling there was no payout but the company agreed to change labels that made the drink sound healthier than it is Perhaps because of the lawsuit Coca Cola attempted to replace the crystalline fructose with natural sugar but there was an immediate outcry from outraged customers who hated the new taste and the health advocates were not placated Faced with that response Coca Cola changed back to crystalline fructose Still convinced Vitamin Water has any health benefits to offer you Here s the statement Coca Cola presented in court No consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking vitamin water was a healthy beverage So if you re drinking for the vitamins stick to water and supplements If you simply enjoy the flavor drink on but know what you re swallowing fyi
a closer look TIDBITS OF INFORMATION THAT   S GOOD TO KNOW WHEN IN A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR FRIENDS, KIDS, OR EVEN WITH YO...
a closer look TIDBITS OF INFORMATION THAT S GOOD TO KNOW WHEN IN A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR FRIENDS KIDS OR EVEN WITH YOURSELF WRITTEN BY MIRIAM SCHWARTZMAN It was 54 years ago when the first disposable diaper from the Pampers brand shipped Thanks to Victor Mills a chemical engineer who was employed at Procter and Gamble and was looking for a better way to diaper his grandson Pampers brand was born And it s been looking up since then Today 25 million babies in 100 different countries use the Pampers line of products and the brand is worth 11 1 billion Winter is most certainly just around the corner and with it comes snow and sleet And that is not great news for those potholes in our city Winter increases the number of potholes as precipitation freezes in small cracks in the roads and streets squeezing them apart to form gaps Potholes cost New York City a small fortune NYC paid 138 million in settlements related to damages and injuries caused by potholes in the past six years I m sure lots of you are familiar with the routine work out hard work up a sweat reward yourself with a refreshing swig of vitamin water Repeat the next day WRITTEN BY CHAYA ADLER ILLUSTRATION BY SLYMDESIGNS This year 165 000 students in New York State or 20 opted out of standardized tests That s four times more than last year New York was an early adopter of Common Core based tests and the opt out movement was virtually non existent until two years ago Along came the teachers union who started a big campaign begging parents to refuse the test in support of teachers Teachers get evaluated by student scores and those whose students do well receive financial rewards and raises You and I both know that high scores do not necessarily indicate superb teachers Nevertheless parents took heed and began opting out both to support teachers and to put less stress on their kids Live in a small town with no school around for miles Seems to be less of a problem these days Just hire a teacher to fill you in In 37 states it is now legal to be a home school teacher without ever having received a high school diploma Vitamin Water 34 fyimagazineny com Or don t x The concept of vitamin water was dreamed up by a man named J Darius Bikoff Wary of an oncoming case of the sniffles and beset by thirst at the same time he downed some mineral water and then sucked on a Vitamin C lozenge Then he started thinking about how much easier life would be if he could have one drink that took care of his thirst and vitamin intake at the same time x In 2000 Vitamin Water became the most popular drink sold by his company Glaceau In 2007 the successful company was bought off by Coca Cola The snappy commentary on its bottles combined with slick advertising a cool website and an active social media presence helped cultivate a solid customer base of health conscious consumers who were glad to have a great tasting but healthy alternative to soft drinks Except that Vitamin Water is NOT healthy Sugar is the second ingredient listed after water this should be a dead giveaway Even more problematic is the type of sugar used Crystalline fructose is a highly refined form of sugar and is worse than high fructose corn syrup with ties to obesity diabetes and a raised triglyceride level x The vitamins that the drinks contain are either fat soluble which do not get absorbed into the body through drinking or those easily obtainable in a healthier form through good ol fruits n veggies or supplements x Then there is the matter of advertising I am not talking about the totally cool ads at bus stops that allow you to charge your phone while you wait I mean advertisements 35 fyimagazineny com advising the public that flu shots are so last year suggesting that Vitamin Water is your best bet to fend off the flu It s not Coca Cola was hit with a slew of lawsuits because of such ads In the U K it was forced to withdraw an ad that branded the drink as nutritious The Center for Science in the Public Interest a consumer advocacy group brought a class action lawsuit that Coca Cola ended up settling there was no payout but the company agreed to change labels that made the drink sound healthier than it is Perhaps because of the lawsuit Coca Cola attempted to replace the crystalline fructose with natural sugar but there was an immediate outcry from outraged customers who hated the new taste and the health advocates were not placated Faced with that response Coca Cola changed back to crystalline fructose Still convinced Vitamin Water has any health benefits to offer you Here s the statement Coca Cola presented in court No consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking vitamin water was a healthy beverage So if you re drinking for the vitamins stick to water and supplements If you simply enjoy the flavor drink on but know what you re swallowing fyi
a closer look TIDBITS OF INFORMATION THAT   S GOOD TO KNOW WHEN IN A CONVERSATION WITH YOUR FRIENDS, KIDS, OR EVEN WITH YO...
children s book review And Rachel Was His Wife We know the story of Rachel well who gave up a life of luxury and comfort to marry Akiva a simple Shepherd BY MARSI TABAK BOOK REVIEW BY MATTIE WISEMAN A Our reviews on the best children s books from classics to hot new releases nd Rachel Was His Wife has long been a treasured favorite of mine It is rare to find such a well written story pulsating with life and rich characters The most compelling aspect of this novel is its perspective The story is told from the viewpoint of the main character Leah Set against the backdrop of a magical time just before the destruction of the second Beis Hamikdash it spans her life and struggles from youth to old age When we meet Leah she is young immature and flighty and yet we can recognize within her someone special She loves shopping and gossiping she craves independence and she abhors her chores Innocent and full of life her friends cover a wide range of personalities and backgrounds from more liberal minded ones to her pious and earnest companion Rachel Akiva and Rachel are a side note interweaved within Leah s story What is so magnificent about this novel is watching Leah unfurl and develop slowly into a strong and holy woman through the choices she makes As many women around her fall prey to the call of Rome s fashion and commerce step by step seemingly insignificant decisions create Leah s destiny As her husband develops into a true Torah scholar she raises her children to have tremendous Love of Torah in a time when a liberal mindset is prominent All the while Rachel s warm strong influence is a steady rudder while Leah s other friends take baby steps on different paths that eventually lead them on journeys completely separate from her own As the friction between the Jews and Romans rise we see Rabbi Akiva s story through Leah s eyes as she struggles to comprehend the beauty Rachel finds in her 36 fyimagazineny com impoverished lifestyle What starts off as pity develops into admiration Rachel raises her family by herself lonely and seemingly abandoned yet dedicated to a cause that keeps her eyes shining and her heart strong Rachel s sacrifices and minimalist life keep Leah grounded and focused on life s true meaning And when the Temple is burned to the ground our hearts break When Rabbi Akiva is amongst the 10 holy men tortured to death by the Romans it is so real and devastating when brought to life through Leah s eyes that our hearts are torn out of our throats and we hardly dare breathe This is not the story of Rabbi Akiva and his wife Rachel This is the story of a positive lifelong friendship between two women Such a story has meaning today Leah s world over 2000 years before our time somehow becomes relatable and real Leah is a genuine character a fallible person struggling to become her best developing into a wife mother and then grandmother before our eyes And Rachel Was His Wife is a piece of historical fiction that is far more than history and fiction It is a reflection of a person determined to do right in a world gone wrong It is a powerful tale of personal triumph in the face of tragedy and it is a story well worth reading fyi THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE By Emily Winfield Marin Published By Random House Books This book is laced with love and wisdom Its wonderful rhymes express the thoughts and feelings that parents have toward their children Each child s uniqueness is celebrated regardless of what the future holds one thing is constant and unwavering the love parents have for their children And then I ll look at you And you ll look at me And I ll love you Whoever you ve grown up to be That s an assurance that we all like to hear no matter our age The accompanying illustrations are gorgeous and fanciful This is a must have picture book THE LITTLE BOOK OF BIG FEARS By Monica Arnaldo Published By OwlKids Books Math raccoons beetles or needles everyone has fears whether big or small common or quirky Children will see that their fears are normal and this book may help them to be less scared Arnaldo uses alphabetized characters to discuss different fears and at the end suggests that children be GUTSY and BRAVE to conquer their anxieties Playful illustrations magnify the fears humorously as children might imagine them BEAR AND DUCK By Katy Hudson Published By Harper Collins Bear is tired of his hot fur and having to sleep all winter so he decides to be a duck Things go okay until he starts trying to hatch an egg swim quietly and fly This is a wonderful book about friendship recognizing your strengths and being happy with who you are The clever storyline is enhanced by the cute illustrations 37 fyimagazineny com
children   s book review  And Rachel Was His Wife We know the story of Rachel well, who gave up a life of luxury and comfo...
children s book review And Rachel Was His Wife We know the story of Rachel well who gave up a life of luxury and comfort to marry Akiva a simple Shepherd BY MARSI TABAK BOOK REVIEW BY MATTIE WISEMAN A Our reviews on the best children s books from classics to hot new releases nd Rachel Was His Wife has long been a treasured favorite of mine It is rare to find such a well written story pulsating with life and rich characters The most compelling aspect of this novel is its perspective The story is told from the viewpoint of the main character Leah Set against the backdrop of a magical time just before the destruction of the second Beis Hamikdash it spans her life and struggles from youth to old age When we meet Leah she is young immature and flighty and yet we can recognize within her someone special She loves shopping and gossiping she craves independence and she abhors her chores Innocent and full of life her friends cover a wide range of personalities and backgrounds from more liberal minded ones to her pious and earnest companion Rachel Akiva and Rachel are a side note interweaved within Leah s story What is so magnificent about this novel is watching Leah unfurl and develop slowly into a strong and holy woman through the choices she makes As many women around her fall prey to the call of Rome s fashion and commerce step by step seemingly insignificant decisions create Leah s destiny As her husband develops into a true Torah scholar she raises her children to have tremendous Love of Torah in a time when a liberal mindset is prominent All the while Rachel s warm strong influence is a steady rudder while Leah s other friends take baby steps on different paths that eventually lead them on journeys completely separate from her own As the friction between the Jews and Romans rise we see Rabbi Akiva s story through Leah s eyes as she struggles to comprehend the beauty Rachel finds in her 36 fyimagazineny com impoverished lifestyle What starts off as pity develops into admiration Rachel raises her family by herself lonely and seemingly abandoned yet dedicated to a cause that keeps her eyes shining and her heart strong Rachel s sacrifices and minimalist life keep Leah grounded and focused on life s true meaning And when the Temple is burned to the ground our hearts break When Rabbi Akiva is amongst the 10 holy men tortured to death by the Romans it is so real and devastating when brought to life through Leah s eyes that our hearts are torn out of our throats and we hardly dare breathe This is not the story of Rabbi Akiva and his wife Rachel This is the story of a positive lifelong friendship between two women Such a story has meaning today Leah s world over 2000 years before our time somehow becomes relatable and real Leah is a genuine character a fallible person struggling to become her best developing into a wife mother and then grandmother before our eyes And Rachel Was His Wife is a piece of historical fiction that is far more than history and fiction It is a reflection of a person determined to do right in a world gone wrong It is a powerful tale of personal triumph in the face of tragedy and it is a story well worth reading fyi THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU WILL BE By Emily Winfield Marin Published By Random House Books This book is laced with love and wisdom Its wonderful rhymes express the thoughts and feelings that parents have toward their children Each child s uniqueness is celebrated regardless of what the future holds one thing is constant and unwavering the love parents have for their children And then I ll look at you And you ll look at me And I ll love you Whoever you ve grown up to be That s an assurance that we all like to hear no matter our age The accompanying illustrations are gorgeous and fanciful This is a must have picture book THE LITTLE BOOK OF BIG FEARS By Monica Arnaldo Published By OwlKids Books Math raccoons beetles or needles everyone has fears whether big or small common or quirky Children will see that their fears are normal and this book may help them to be less scared Arnaldo uses alphabetized characters to discuss different fears and at the end suggests that children be GUTSY and BRAVE to conquer their anxieties Playful illustrations magnify the fears humorously as children might imagine them BEAR AND DUCK By Katy Hudson Published By Harper Collins Bear is tired of his hot fur and having to sleep all winter so he decides to be a duck Things go okay until he starts trying to hatch an egg swim quietly and fly This is a wonderful book about friendship recognizing your strengths and being happy with who you are The clever storyline is enhanced by the cute illustrations 37 fyimagazineny com
children   s book review  And Rachel Was His Wife We know the story of Rachel well, who gave up a life of luxury and comfo...
fall in love with life Treating Fever Without Medicine Scientific studies show that children heal more quickly if their fever is not treated with medications The fever is important in aiding our immune system in the fight against viral and bacterial illnesses qq WRITTEN BY DR DAVID SIMAI
fall in love with life  Treating Fever Without Medicine Scientific studies show that children heal more quickly if their f...
fall in love with life Treating Fever Without Medicine Scientific studies show that children heal more quickly if their fever is not treated with medications The fever is important in aiding our immune system in the fight against viral and bacterial illnesses qq WRITTEN BY DR DAVID SIMAI
fall in love with life  Treating Fever Without Medicine Scientific studies show that children heal more quickly if their f...
A s a pediatrician I get paged on most nights by parents worried about their children s fever I patiently wait for the parents to complete their presentation and proceed to ask a battery of my standard questions 1 Is your child having difficulty breathing 2 Did your child appear listless today or was she active playful and out of bed 3 Does your child have diarrhea 4 Are you spending time hydrating your child or rather spending time worrying 5 How did you measure the temperature oral tympanic axillary or rectal approaches 6 I usually remember if the child in question just received an immunization at my office but if the caller is new I inquire whether the child was recently immunized 40 fyimagazineny com Except for the rare occasions such as a very young infant that is reported to be lethargic and febrile I usually suggest that the parents should hydrate the child as best they can and give Tylenol or Motrin for pain rather than treat the fever Most children could be checked in the morning if they are still showing signs of an illness FEVER IS OUR FRIEND Scientific studies show that children heal more quickly if their fever is not treated with medications The fever is important in aiding our immune system in the fight against viral and bacterial illnesses Fevers generally do not need treatment with fever reducing medication unless your child is uncomfortable or has a history of febrile convulsions Even higher temperatures are not in themselves dangerous or significant unless your child has a concomitant overwhelming pneumonia meningitis or a history of seizures or chronic disease Even if your child has a history of a fever related convulsion and you treat the fever with medication he may still have a febrile seizure It is more important to watch how your child is behaving If your child is playful with a good appetite and exhibits no signs of respiratory distress he probably does not need any treatment You should also talk with your pediatrician about when to treat your child s fever and have clear guidelines If your child has a fever above 105 or if you re febrile infant is younger than 8 weeks old call your pediatrician immediately These factors may signal a dangerous invasive illness USEFUL FEVER TREATMENT TIPS Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics 1 Keep your child s room and your home comfortably cool and dress him lightly 2 Encourage him to drink extra fluid or other liquids water diluted fruit juices commercially prepared oral electrolyte solutions gelatin Popsicles etc 3 If the room is warm or stuffy place a fan nearby to keep cool air moving 4 Your child does not have to stay in his room or in bed when he has a fever He can be up and about the house but should not run around and overexert him herself 5 If the fever is a symptom of a highly contagious disease e g chickenpox or the flu keep your child away from other children elderly people or people who may not be able to fight infection well such as those with cancer SPONGING In most cases using oral acetaminophen Tylenol or ibuprofen Motrin is the most convenient way to make your feverish child more comfortable However sometimes you may want to combine this with tepid sponging or just use sponging alone Sponging is preferred over acetaminophen or ibuprofen if Your child is known to be allergic to or is unable to tolerate antipyretic anti fever drugs a rare case It is advisable to combine sponging with acetaminophen or ibuprofen if Fever is making your child extremely uncomfortable He is vomiting and may not be 41 fyimagazineny com able to keep the medication in his stomach To sponge your child place him her in a regular bath tub or baby bath but put only 1 to 2 inches of tepid water 85 90 degrees Fahrenheit or 29 4 32 2 degrees Celsius in the basin If you do not have a bath thermometer test the water with the back of your hand or wrist It should feel just slightly warm Do not use cold water since that will be uncomfortable and may cause shivering which can raise his temperature and make the fever worse If your child starts to shiver then the water is too cold take him out of the bath in this case Seat your child in the water it is more comfortable than lying down Then using a clean washcloth or sponge spread a film of water over his trunk arms and legs The water will evaporate and cool the body Keep the room at about 75 degrees Fahrenheit 23 9 degrees Celsius and continue sponging him until his temperature has reached an acceptable level Never put rubbing alcohol in the water it can be absorbed into the skin or inhaled which can cause serious problems such as coma Usually sponging will bring down the fever by one to two degrees in 30 45 minutes However if your child is resisting actively stop and let him just sit and play in the water If being in the tub makes him more upset and uncomfortable it is best to take him out even if his fever is unchanged fyi Dr David Simai is a board certified pediatrician in his private practice in Cedarhust NY He is also an attending physician at LIJ Cohen Children s Hospital North Shore Manhasset University Hospital and South Nassau Community Hospital drsimaipediatrics gmail com
A  s a pediatrician, I get paged on most nights by parents worried about their children   s fever. I patiently wait for th...
A s a pediatrician I get paged on most nights by parents worried about their children s fever I patiently wait for the parents to complete their presentation and proceed to ask a battery of my standard questions 1 Is your child having difficulty breathing 2 Did your child appear listless today or was she active playful and out of bed 3 Does your child have diarrhea 4 Are you spending time hydrating your child or rather spending time worrying 5 How did you measure the temperature oral tympanic axillary or rectal approaches 6 I usually remember if the child in question just received an immunization at my office but if the caller is new I inquire whether the child was recently immunized 40 fyimagazineny com Except for the rare occasions such as a very young infant that is reported to be lethargic and febrile I usually suggest that the parents should hydrate the child as best they can and give Tylenol or Motrin for pain rather than treat the fever Most children could be checked in the morning if they are still showing signs of an illness FEVER IS OUR FRIEND Scientific studies show that children heal more quickly if their fever is not treated with medications The fever is important in aiding our immune system in the fight against viral and bacterial illnesses Fevers generally do not need treatment with fever reducing medication unless your child is uncomfortable or has a history of febrile convulsions Even higher temperatures are not in themselves dangerous or significant unless your child has a concomitant overwhelming pneumonia meningitis or a history of seizures or chronic disease Even if your child has a history of a fever related convulsion and you treat the fever with medication he may still have a febrile seizure It is more important to watch how your child is behaving If your child is playful with a good appetite and exhibits no signs of respiratory distress he probably does not need any treatment You should also talk with your pediatrician about when to treat your child s fever and have clear guidelines If your child has a fever above 105 or if you re febrile infant is younger than 8 weeks old call your pediatrician immediately These factors may signal a dangerous invasive illness USEFUL FEVER TREATMENT TIPS Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics 1 Keep your child s room and your home comfortably cool and dress him lightly 2 Encourage him to drink extra fluid or other liquids water diluted fruit juices commercially prepared oral electrolyte solutions gelatin Popsicles etc 3 If the room is warm or stuffy place a fan nearby to keep cool air moving 4 Your child does not have to stay in his room or in bed when he has a fever He can be up and about the house but should not run around and overexert him herself 5 If the fever is a symptom of a highly contagious disease e g chickenpox or the flu keep your child away from other children elderly people or people who may not be able to fight infection well such as those with cancer SPONGING In most cases using oral acetaminophen Tylenol or ibuprofen Motrin is the most convenient way to make your feverish child more comfortable However sometimes you may want to combine this with tepid sponging or just use sponging alone Sponging is preferred over acetaminophen or ibuprofen if Your child is known to be allergic to or is unable to tolerate antipyretic anti fever drugs a rare case It is advisable to combine sponging with acetaminophen or ibuprofen if Fever is making your child extremely uncomfortable He is vomiting and may not be 41 fyimagazineny com able to keep the medication in his stomach To sponge your child place him her in a regular bath tub or baby bath but put only 1 to 2 inches of tepid water 85 90 degrees Fahrenheit or 29 4 32 2 degrees Celsius in the basin If you do not have a bath thermometer test the water with the back of your hand or wrist It should feel just slightly warm Do not use cold water since that will be uncomfortable and may cause shivering which can raise his temperature and make the fever worse If your child starts to shiver then the water is too cold take him out of the bath in this case Seat your child in the water it is more comfortable than lying down Then using a clean washcloth or sponge spread a film of water over his trunk arms and legs The water will evaporate and cool the body Keep the room at about 75 degrees Fahrenheit 23 9 degrees Celsius and continue sponging him until his temperature has reached an acceptable level Never put rubbing alcohol in the water it can be absorbed into the skin or inhaled which can cause serious problems such as coma Usually sponging will bring down the fever by one to two degrees in 30 45 minutes However if your child is resisting actively stop and let him just sit and play in the water If being in the tub makes him more upset and uncomfortable it is best to take him out even if his fever is unchanged fyi Dr David Simai is a board certified pediatrician in his private practice in Cedarhust NY He is also an attending physician at LIJ Cohen Children s Hospital North Shore Manhasset University Hospital and South Nassau Community Hospital drsimaipediatrics gmail com
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NUTRITION 1 otes Qu Positive i Affirmataons th t and ire nsp i It is not what you are that holds you back it is what you think you are not If you hear a voice within you saying You are not a painter then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced Vincent Van Gogh If it doesn t challenge you it won t change you Fred Devito Fitness Expert A comfort zone is a very nice place but nothing ever grows there healthy back to school lunches YOUR KID WILL LOVE We all know the scene early mornings rushing around trying to get the kid s to eat pack the book bag and yes the dreaded packing of the school lunch This should be an easy task yet most of us parents are frustrated trying to come up with healthy ideas on what to put in our kids lunch boxes It s hard to find school lunches that are quick and easy for moms to prepare that are also healthy and tasty So I ve established a few tips and lists to make this process easier If you can dream it you can do it Walt Disney 43 fyimagazineny com
NUTRITION 1  otes Qu  Positive i Affirmataons th t  and  ire nsp i     It is not what you are that holds you back, it is w...
NUTRITION 1 otes Qu Positive i Affirmataons th t and ire nsp i It is not what you are that holds you back it is what you think you are not If you hear a voice within you saying You are not a painter then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced Vincent Van Gogh If it doesn t challenge you it won t change you Fred Devito Fitness Expert A comfort zone is a very nice place but nothing ever grows there healthy back to school lunches YOUR KID WILL LOVE We all know the scene early mornings rushing around trying to get the kid s to eat pack the book bag and yes the dreaded packing of the school lunch This should be an easy task yet most of us parents are frustrated trying to come up with healthy ideas on what to put in our kids lunch boxes It s hard to find school lunches that are quick and easy for moms to prepare that are also healthy and tasty So I ve established a few tips and lists to make this process easier If you can dream it you can do it Walt Disney 43 fyimagazineny com
NUTRITION 1  otes Qu  Positive i Affirmataons th t  and  ire nsp i     It is not what you are that holds you back, it is w...
STRIVE FOR A BALANCE Children need a healthy balance of protein carbs and fats for sustained energy and optimal learning Foods such as whole grains brown rice fruits and veggies are good sources of healthy carbohydrates which will provide energy to body and brain Greek yogurt cheese eggs and beans provide much needed protein Protein helps build and repair muscle to aid in your child s growth as well as slow the absorption of the carbs so your child feels full for a longer period of time Healthy fats found in nuts avocados and wholemilk dairy products help satisfy the appetite and maintain stamina And of course always remember fruits and veggies which give an extra boost of vitamins and antioxidants to help ward off the countless germs kids encounter throughout the school day Providing children a variety of these foods will help ensure that they re well nourished and energized to learn GET THE KIDS INVOLVED It s their lunch after all Let them choose what to eat within your guidelines For example plan out the main dish and the kids can decide what sides they d like to accompany it Then together you can pre chop and package their favorite healthy sides so they re ready to go for the week ahead BE INSPIRED Remember you don t have to go at it alone there are lots of helpful resources out there for breaking free from the same old same old lunches Take a few minutes each week to go online with your kids and seek out some new ideas to make lunch not only healthy but fun Always Remember Throw in a dessert a healthy homemade muffin nut free granola bar applesauce dried fruit or pudding The first step in meal planning is to make a Master List of Meals which is simply a list of all the meals you make No more racking your brain to think of what you should cook this week Simply look at your Master List of Meals each time you make your weekly meal plan As you try new recipes add the ones your family likes to the list Keep in mind that some children thrive on stability and don t enjoy the fear of the unknown not knowing what lunch s he ll have that day If that s your child find a nutritious lunch or two that s he likes and don t be afraid to repeat it almost daily Be sure to tell the child what s for lunch to ease his nerves before sending him her off to school Remember that sometimes it s all about the gear and packaging Send your child s lunch off in a cute stylish lunch box and whatever you put inside is instantly classified as cool Add a little surprise note from mommy and you ve won your child s heart fyi 44 fyimagazineny com HERE ARE SOME WHOLESOME LUNCH IDEAS 1 Turkey sandwich on a whole wheat bread roll When serving bread rolls pasta try to use whole grains to add extra fiber Whole grains will keep your children s bellies fuller for longer amounts of time and will aid digestion as well 2 Soy butter sandwich on whole wheat bread roll great for those who love peanut butter but aren t allowed to bring it to school Beware many schools are now nut and seed free so check food labels before sending lunch 3 Hummus and pita 4 Egg salad sandwich 5 Tuna sandwich or platter 6 Grilled cheese sandwich 7 Guacamole and pita bread 8 Mushroom barley vegetable or other soup in a thermos 9 Sushi salad 10 uinoa salad Q 11 Chicken salad 12 Homemade Chicken fingers or nuggets with cut up veggies salad 13 Greek yogurt smoothie with fresh fruit and granola You can freeze the yogurt to keep it cold 14 Cheese sticks and vegetable sticks with dressing dip 15 Cottage cheese and fresh fruit or vegetables Leah Berg is a Registered Dietitian with a Master s degree in Nutrition She provides nutritional counseling in the Five Towns area for children and adults addressing weight loss and various diseases illnesses To make an appointment with Leah send an email to Leahbrg gmail com for Go it your goals are within reach 45 fyimagazineny com
STRIVE FOR A BALANCE  Children need a healthy balance of protein, carbs, and fats for sustained energy and optimal learnin...
STRIVE FOR A BALANCE Children need a healthy balance of protein carbs and fats for sustained energy and optimal learning Foods such as whole grains brown rice fruits and veggies are good sources of healthy carbohydrates which will provide energy to body and brain Greek yogurt cheese eggs and beans provide much needed protein Protein helps build and repair muscle to aid in your child s growth as well as slow the absorption of the carbs so your child feels full for a longer period of time Healthy fats found in nuts avocados and wholemilk dairy products help satisfy the appetite and maintain stamina And of course always remember fruits and veggies which give an extra boost of vitamins and antioxidants to help ward off the countless germs kids encounter throughout the school day Providing children a variety of these foods will help ensure that they re well nourished and energized to learn GET THE KIDS INVOLVED It s their lunch after all Let them choose what to eat within your guidelines For example plan out the main dish and the kids can decide what sides they d like to accompany it Then together you can pre chop and package their favorite healthy sides so they re ready to go for the week ahead BE INSPIRED Remember you don t have to go at it alone there are lots of helpful resources out there for breaking free from the same old same old lunches Take a few minutes each week to go online with your kids and seek out some new ideas to make lunch not only healthy but fun Always Remember Throw in a dessert a healthy homemade muffin nut free granola bar applesauce dried fruit or pudding The first step in meal planning is to make a Master List of Meals which is simply a list of all the meals you make No more racking your brain to think of what you should cook this week Simply look at your Master List of Meals each time you make your weekly meal plan As you try new recipes add the ones your family likes to the list Keep in mind that some children thrive on stability and don t enjoy the fear of the unknown not knowing what lunch s he ll have that day If that s your child find a nutritious lunch or two that s he likes and don t be afraid to repeat it almost daily Be sure to tell the child what s for lunch to ease his nerves before sending him her off to school Remember that sometimes it s all about the gear and packaging Send your child s lunch off in a cute stylish lunch box and whatever you put inside is instantly classified as cool Add a little surprise note from mommy and you ve won your child s heart fyi 44 fyimagazineny com HERE ARE SOME WHOLESOME LUNCH IDEAS 1 Turkey sandwich on a whole wheat bread roll When serving bread rolls pasta try to use whole grains to add extra fiber Whole grains will keep your children s bellies fuller for longer amounts of time and will aid digestion as well 2 Soy butter sandwich on whole wheat bread roll great for those who love peanut butter but aren t allowed to bring it to school Beware many schools are now nut and seed free so check food labels before sending lunch 3 Hummus and pita 4 Egg salad sandwich 5 Tuna sandwich or platter 6 Grilled cheese sandwich 7 Guacamole and pita bread 8 Mushroom barley vegetable or other soup in a thermos 9 Sushi salad 10 uinoa salad Q 11 Chicken salad 12 Homemade Chicken fingers or nuggets with cut up veggies salad 13 Greek yogurt smoothie with fresh fruit and granola You can freeze the yogurt to keep it cold 14 Cheese sticks and vegetable sticks with dressing dip 15 Cottage cheese and fresh fruit or vegetables Leah Berg is a Registered Dietitian with a Master s degree in Nutrition She provides nutritional counseling in the Five Towns area for children and adults addressing weight loss and various diseases illnesses To make an appointment with Leah send an email to Leahbrg gmail com for Go it your goals are within reach 45 fyimagazineny com
STRIVE FOR A BALANCE  Children need a healthy balance of protein, carbs, and fats for sustained energy and optimal learnin...
DEAR SURIE I ve read and appreciated your previous answers Perhaps you can help me I have a few goals and I just can t get started with them I know I m good and yet I suffer from so much lack of confidence I go to sleep late and laze around all night and then I finally get some sleep but I get up around noon each day My house is filled with stuff I want to give away yet I don t I can t seem to get myself motivated to do anything I m 46 and I feel like I should have more energy Devorah HI DEVORAH As a woman in the prime of your life with lots of accumulated life experience and wisdom you are in a great position to accomplish any realistic goal that you set for yourself How can we tap into your resources to help you achieve what you want in life Let s break this down so we can address your concerns You have many GOALS but don t seem to be accomplishing much You are living with lots of CLUTTER internally and externally You are lacking ENERGY as is reflected in your sleeping patterns and lack of direction GOALS Goals are great to have But what is the secret that makes them become a reality The first step is to ask yourself Do I wish for it or do I want it Everyone WISHES to have a million dollars to be the perfect weight to establish a beautiful family or any other perceived value How many of us truly WANT it What is the difference between wishing and wanting Wishing is when I m INTERESTED in having or being something I would like it Wanting is when I m COMMITTED to having or being something I will make it happen Many people waste their lives and their dreams WISHING they would become rich They run to 46 fyimagazineny com the corner lotto every week and keep their fingers crossed praying and hoping that they will be the lucky one in a million There are other people that truly WANT to achieve wealth These people invest their time energy and resources to learn whatever it takes to make it happen They make real efforts to get to where they WANT to go They stay committed through the ups and the downs This is true for any worthy goal physical or spiritual that we may set for ourselves Having undefined goals swimming in our head is a sure way to go absolutely nowhere Rather than motivating us it drains us The gap between where we dream we should be and where we actually are deflates us and moves us further away from where we would like to be Follow these steps to make your goals real Identify and write down all the existing goals that you think you want to achieve Ask yourself if you want it or only wish for it Do yourself a huge favor and cross off any goal that doesn t meet the criteria for real wanting On a new sheet of paper write only the goals that you truly want Next to each entry write clearly what it takes for you to achieve that goal Review the complete list and ask yourself honestly which one of all these goals is the most relevant that you want enough to actually commit to making it happen Choose the one goal that you truly want and make a plan of action on how you will reach that goal Make a decision based on your actually wanting rather than wishing for this to happen that you are totally committed to achieving it Now that you have gained clarity on what your primary and prioritized goals are you are in a much better position to follow through and take action to achieve them CLUTTER A cluttered home is a sign of a cluttered mind Our outsides and insides are reflections of each other Having all these wishes and desires cluttering your mind contributes to the clutter in your physical surroundings Once you have cleared your brain and identified your most desired goal that you are truly committed to achieving and have a plan of action you can now tackle the job of decluttering your home as well Make an inventory of all the stuff that is in your possession Ask yourself these questions in relation to each item Does this item serve you in a beneficial way If you lost it would you replace it Does it have surroundings work on clarifying your goals One generally feeds off the other sentimental value Would you purchase it today with your own money There are basically three options of what you can do with each item USE IT if it answers the above questions in the affirmative Example a book on a subject that interests you a classic coat that fits you well a set of heirloom dishes from your grandmother or a good pair of sunglasses GIVE IT AWAY to someone else who will value it more Example clothing that your children have outgrown an extra set of glasses that you never use or a wig that is too short for your liking DUMP IT if no one you know can presently use it Example outdated clothing knickknacks with no intrinsic value makeup vitamins or food items whose expiration date is long past A HELPFUL SUGGESTION When you get stuck with your goals work on decluttering your physical surroundings When you get stuck with your physical 47 fyimagazineny com ENERGY Energy comes from momentum When we are in the process of realizing our goals we naturally create energy Creating space in our physical surroundings by eliminating stuff allows the energy to flow unobstructed Sleeping late is a reflection of your lack of direction which allows for all the clutter that obviously contributes to your loss of energy and motivation Your present awareness and your age are now an advantage since you can tap into all the wisdom you have acquired and utilize it to achieve the goals you really want Designating a partner a mentor or a coach that is committed to your success will ensure that you have the accountability to keep you on track for the long haul Ultimately remember that our direct source of energy is the One Above fyi Surie Frenkel is a certified life coach and co founder of JEWEL She is passionate about empowering women to be their best surie jewel community
DEAR SURIE, I   ve read and appreciated your previous answers. Perhaps you can help me. I have a few goals and I just can ...
DEAR SURIE I ve read and appreciated your previous answers Perhaps you can help me I have a few goals and I just can t get started with them I know I m good and yet I suffer from so much lack of confidence I go to sleep late and laze around all night and then I finally get some sleep but I get up around noon each day My house is filled with stuff I want to give away yet I don t I can t seem to get myself motivated to do anything I m 46 and I feel like I should have more energy Devorah HI DEVORAH As a woman in the prime of your life with lots of accumulated life experience and wisdom you are in a great position to accomplish any realistic goal that you set for yourself How can we tap into your resources to help you achieve what you want in life Let s break this down so we can address your concerns You have many GOALS but don t seem to be accomplishing much You are living with lots of CLUTTER internally and externally You are lacking ENERGY as is reflected in your sleeping patterns and lack of direction GOALS Goals are great to have But what is the secret that makes them become a reality The first step is to ask yourself Do I wish for it or do I want it Everyone WISHES to have a million dollars to be the perfect weight to establish a beautiful family or any other perceived value How many of us truly WANT it What is the difference between wishing and wanting Wishing is when I m INTERESTED in having or being something I would like it Wanting is when I m COMMITTED to having or being something I will make it happen Many people waste their lives and their dreams WISHING they would become rich They run to 46 fyimagazineny com the corner lotto every week and keep their fingers crossed praying and hoping that they will be the lucky one in a million There are other people that truly WANT to achieve wealth These people invest their time energy and resources to learn whatever it takes to make it happen They make real efforts to get to where they WANT to go They stay committed through the ups and the downs This is true for any worthy goal physical or spiritual that we may set for ourselves Having undefined goals swimming in our head is a sure way to go absolutely nowhere Rather than motivating us it drains us The gap between where we dream we should be and where we actually are deflates us and moves us further away from where we would like to be Follow these steps to make your goals real Identify and write down all the existing goals that you think you want to achieve Ask yourself if you want it or only wish for it Do yourself a huge favor and cross off any goal that doesn t meet the criteria for real wanting On a new sheet of paper write only the goals that you truly want Next to each entry write clearly what it takes for you to achieve that goal Review the complete list and ask yourself honestly which one of all these goals is the most relevant that you want enough to actually commit to making it happen Choose the one goal that you truly want and make a plan of action on how you will reach that goal Make a decision based on your actually wanting rather than wishing for this to happen that you are totally committed to achieving it Now that you have gained clarity on what your primary and prioritized goals are you are in a much better position to follow through and take action to achieve them CLUTTER A cluttered home is a sign of a cluttered mind Our outsides and insides are reflections of each other Having all these wishes and desires cluttering your mind contributes to the clutter in your physical surroundings Once you have cleared your brain and identified your most desired goal that you are truly committed to achieving and have a plan of action you can now tackle the job of decluttering your home as well Make an inventory of all the stuff that is in your possession Ask yourself these questions in relation to each item Does this item serve you in a beneficial way If you lost it would you replace it Does it have surroundings work on clarifying your goals One generally feeds off the other sentimental value Would you purchase it today with your own money There are basically three options of what you can do with each item USE IT if it answers the above questions in the affirmative Example a book on a subject that interests you a classic coat that fits you well a set of heirloom dishes from your grandmother or a good pair of sunglasses GIVE IT AWAY to someone else who will value it more Example clothing that your children have outgrown an extra set of glasses that you never use or a wig that is too short for your liking DUMP IT if no one you know can presently use it Example outdated clothing knickknacks with no intrinsic value makeup vitamins or food items whose expiration date is long past A HELPFUL SUGGESTION When you get stuck with your goals work on decluttering your physical surroundings When you get stuck with your physical 47 fyimagazineny com ENERGY Energy comes from momentum When we are in the process of realizing our goals we naturally create energy Creating space in our physical surroundings by eliminating stuff allows the energy to flow unobstructed Sleeping late is a reflection of your lack of direction which allows for all the clutter that obviously contributes to your loss of energy and motivation Your present awareness and your age are now an advantage since you can tap into all the wisdom you have acquired and utilize it to achieve the goals you really want Designating a partner a mentor or a coach that is committed to your success will ensure that you have the accountability to keep you on track for the long haul Ultimately remember that our direct source of energy is the One Above fyi Surie Frenkel is a certified life coach and co founder of JEWEL She is passionate about empowering women to be their best surie jewel community
DEAR SURIE, I   ve read and appreciated your previous answers. Perhaps you can help me. I have a few goals and I just can ...
WRITTEN BY ASHLEY COHEN e i l tive 48 fyimagazineny com CREDIT TO GO IN THERE p osi fe 5 to have a m ys or a w In our busy lives we may forget to notice all the precious gifts we are given each day By developing an attitude of gratitude we not only enhance the positivity in our lives but we also strengthen our connection to our Creator SAY THANK YOU To develop an attitude of gratitude it s a good idea to up your thank you quota This should be done in two ways both in quantity and quality To become a master of gratitude you should look for opportunities to say Thank you This can be at the supermarket in the bank or on a service call however it can also mean looking in areas you might normally take for granted If your husband offers to help put the kids to sleep while it might be his job too say Thank you If your parents always call to say Good Shabbos say Thank you If a neighbor hosts a class in his home that you attend regularly say Thank you If you feel silly remember that it s not about the one receiving the thank you it s about the one giving it Quantity however is only one way to enhance your gratitude Quality is another When you say Thank you to the person bagging your groceries in the supermarket how much are you really thinking about what you are saying Dwell on the fact that without her help the process would take much longer and you would be doing more work on your own Take it to heart then say Thank you Not only will it be more genuine but your gratitude attitude will double SCHEDULE GRATITUDE MOMENTS To avoid getting swept up in life without taking time to smell the roses begin setting a timer on your phone Have it go off twice a day and in that moment think of all the things you are grateful for Make it specific to that moment Many times we make sweeping statements of our gratitude pertaining to things like family health etc While these things are important we forget to recognize the immediate gifts in our lives By taking a minute or two throughout the day to express your gratitude you tap into a deep and more present sensation of what you are grateful for in the moment It might be that you are driving safely or that you are on time It may be that you are eating and becoming nourished for the day Whatever it is these scheduled gratitude moments help you to find the positives in your life in the present moment AVOID COMPLAINING OR PASSING JUDGMENT This might be an obvious one but when we complain or pass judgment we are allowing ourselves to internalize the negative Instead of seeing the wonderful gifts in our lives we are dwelling in the mucky ugly reality of that which we don t like In doing so we are developing an attitude that is the opposite of gratitude The more we complain the more we bring that reality into being It is nearly impossible to be grateful for the gifts in our lives while at the same time finding everything that s wrong In order to be more grateful we have to turn off the complaint switch and tap 49 fyimagazineny com into our well of positivity When we do so we realize all the good that surrounds us and become overwhelmed with gratitude WRITE IN A GRATITUDE JOURNAL One of the stand by methods for promoting gratitude is to use a Gratitude Journal Each night before bed think of all the events of your day and look for everything you can thank Hashem for Be as specific as possible By actually writing down what we re grateful for we accomplish two things We create a structure to our gratefulness by making it something we do each night but also we internalize the feeling of gratitude Just like studying for a test writing aids our memory By writing out what we are grateful for we remember longer and intensify our understanding GET A GRATITUDE PARTNER Sort of like the buddy system from our earlier days you re less likely to get lost or go off track when you have a buddy looking out for you If tackling the challenge of gratitude seems like a difficult task look for a partner someone who also wants to work on gratitude Check in with each other and ask if she filled in her gratitude journal that day kept to her gratitude moments and said authentic Thank you s When you have a partner you are more likely to stick to your plan And when it s all said and done don t forget to thank her too fyi
WRITTEN BY ASHLEY COHEN  e  i l tive 48   fyimagazineny.com  CREDIT TO GO IN THERE  p  osi  fe  5  to have a m ys or a w  ...
WRITTEN BY ASHLEY COHEN e i l tive 48 fyimagazineny com CREDIT TO GO IN THERE p osi fe 5 to have a m ys or a w In our busy lives we may forget to notice all the precious gifts we are given each day By developing an attitude of gratitude we not only enhance the positivity in our lives but we also strengthen our connection to our Creator SAY THANK YOU To develop an attitude of gratitude it s a good idea to up your thank you quota This should be done in two ways both in quantity and quality To become a master of gratitude you should look for opportunities to say Thank you This can be at the supermarket in the bank or on a service call however it can also mean looking in areas you might normally take for granted If your husband offers to help put the kids to sleep while it might be his job too say Thank you If your parents always call to say Good Shabbos say Thank you If a neighbor hosts a class in his home that you attend regularly say Thank you If you feel silly remember that it s not about the one receiving the thank you it s about the one giving it Quantity however is only one way to enhance your gratitude Quality is another When you say Thank you to the person bagging your groceries in the supermarket how much are you really thinking about what you are saying Dwell on the fact that without her help the process would take much longer and you would be doing more work on your own Take it to heart then say Thank you Not only will it be more genuine but your gratitude attitude will double SCHEDULE GRATITUDE MOMENTS To avoid getting swept up in life without taking time to smell the roses begin setting a timer on your phone Have it go off twice a day and in that moment think of all the things you are grateful for Make it specific to that moment Many times we make sweeping statements of our gratitude pertaining to things like family health etc While these things are important we forget to recognize the immediate gifts in our lives By taking a minute or two throughout the day to express your gratitude you tap into a deep and more present sensation of what you are grateful for in the moment It might be that you are driving safely or that you are on time It may be that you are eating and becoming nourished for the day Whatever it is these scheduled gratitude moments help you to find the positives in your life in the present moment AVOID COMPLAINING OR PASSING JUDGMENT This might be an obvious one but when we complain or pass judgment we are allowing ourselves to internalize the negative Instead of seeing the wonderful gifts in our lives we are dwelling in the mucky ugly reality of that which we don t like In doing so we are developing an attitude that is the opposite of gratitude The more we complain the more we bring that reality into being It is nearly impossible to be grateful for the gifts in our lives while at the same time finding everything that s wrong In order to be more grateful we have to turn off the complaint switch and tap 49 fyimagazineny com into our well of positivity When we do so we realize all the good that surrounds us and become overwhelmed with gratitude WRITE IN A GRATITUDE JOURNAL One of the stand by methods for promoting gratitude is to use a Gratitude Journal Each night before bed think of all the events of your day and look for everything you can thank Hashem for Be as specific as possible By actually writing down what we re grateful for we accomplish two things We create a structure to our gratefulness by making it something we do each night but also we internalize the feeling of gratitude Just like studying for a test writing aids our memory By writing out what we are grateful for we remember longer and intensify our understanding GET A GRATITUDE PARTNER Sort of like the buddy system from our earlier days you re less likely to get lost or go off track when you have a buddy looking out for you If tackling the challenge of gratitude seems like a difficult task look for a partner someone who also wants to work on gratitude Check in with each other and ask if she filled in her gratitude journal that day kept to her gratitude moments and said authentic Thank you s When you have a partner you are more likely to stick to your plan And when it s all said and done don t forget to thank her too fyi
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Lead by a deaf Rabbi and a deafblind woman the group sang Adon Olam complete with sign language THERE ARE MANY ORGANIZATIONS IN THE COMMUNITY THAT YOU MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH HERE WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT ORGANIZATIONS WHICH YOU MAY HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT AND ARE WORTH THE MENTION Opening Worlds WRITTEN BY LOREN MINSKY Jewish Advocates for Deaf Education JADE brings Judaism alive for the Jewish deafblind Community 50 fyimagazineny com My friends who are deaf or hard of hearing are funny artistic athletic and bright They can do everything but hear well says Yael Zelinger who spearheads JADE a program dedicated to raising awareness in the Jewish community about the needs of Jews who are deaf or hard of hearing This creates a critical barrier communication Think about shul a wedding or a lecture Jewish life is one big social event And that means communication Yael got involved with the deaf community as a teenager and then 16 years ago at The Macks Center for Jewish Education in Baltimore Many members of the Jewish deaf community appreciate an interpreter in group settings shares Yael Hearing people are generally unaware or feel awkward and tend to exclude deaf people unwittingly The result is that deaf people often seek community elsewhere like secular deaf clubs or even church My desire to change that is why JADE resonated with me JADE offers free workshops to sensitize and educate people who work in Jewish organizations and interact with deaf people She says I try to throw in some fun signs and convey important facts like facing the person you are talking to and not covering your mouth when speaking JADE encourages Jewish communal events to offer sign language or oral interpreters and its members have established an interpreter fund to help subsidize that cost 51 fyimagazineny com But everything got exciting and complicated around six years ago when Sharon Seigal a Jewish special educator in Las Vegas proposed a shabbaton weekend retreat for adults who have both hearing and visual loss In 2010 Yael together with Our Way director Rabbi Lederfiend Our Way offers resources services and social programs for Jews who are deaf or hard of hearing and Dr Sheryl Cooper head of the Deaf Studies Department at Towson University turned that idea into reality with the first ever international fully accessible deafblind Shabbaton Funded by a JEEP Jewish Education Enhancement Program grants and donations it was a resounding success and the Shabbaton has been a bi annual event ever since Everything we know about supporting the deaf community went out the window reflects Yael I love the creative challenge of making every detail accessible and empowering for participants This includes brailling everything from the room numbers menu and schedule to featuring activities that stimulate the senses of touch smell and taste like braiding challah and making matzah balls One year the highlight was a tour of Israel using a 16 foot map of Israel with the borders and important cities raised using ropes and wooden shapes A committee of experts is key to keep track of what communication method each participant uses and to pair him up with an appropriate SSP sight sound provider who may be deaf himself The layout of each room needs to be carefully
Lead by a deaf Rabbi and a deafblind woman, the group    sang       Adon Olam    complete with sign language.  THERE ARE M...
Lead by a deaf Rabbi and a deafblind woman the group sang Adon Olam complete with sign language THERE ARE MANY ORGANIZATIONS IN THE COMMUNITY THAT YOU MAY BE FAMILIAR WITH HERE WE TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT ORGANIZATIONS WHICH YOU MAY HAVE NEVER HEARD ABOUT AND ARE WORTH THE MENTION Opening Worlds WRITTEN BY LOREN MINSKY Jewish Advocates for Deaf Education JADE brings Judaism alive for the Jewish deafblind Community 50 fyimagazineny com My friends who are deaf or hard of hearing are funny artistic athletic and bright They can do everything but hear well says Yael Zelinger who spearheads JADE a program dedicated to raising awareness in the Jewish community about the needs of Jews who are deaf or hard of hearing This creates a critical barrier communication Think about shul a wedding or a lecture Jewish life is one big social event And that means communication Yael got involved with the deaf community as a teenager and then 16 years ago at The Macks Center for Jewish Education in Baltimore Many members of the Jewish deaf community appreciate an interpreter in group settings shares Yael Hearing people are generally unaware or feel awkward and tend to exclude deaf people unwittingly The result is that deaf people often seek community elsewhere like secular deaf clubs or even church My desire to change that is why JADE resonated with me JADE offers free workshops to sensitize and educate people who work in Jewish organizations and interact with deaf people She says I try to throw in some fun signs and convey important facts like facing the person you are talking to and not covering your mouth when speaking JADE encourages Jewish communal events to offer sign language or oral interpreters and its members have established an interpreter fund to help subsidize that cost 51 fyimagazineny com But everything got exciting and complicated around six years ago when Sharon Seigal a Jewish special educator in Las Vegas proposed a shabbaton weekend retreat for adults who have both hearing and visual loss In 2010 Yael together with Our Way director Rabbi Lederfiend Our Way offers resources services and social programs for Jews who are deaf or hard of hearing and Dr Sheryl Cooper head of the Deaf Studies Department at Towson University turned that idea into reality with the first ever international fully accessible deafblind Shabbaton Funded by a JEEP Jewish Education Enhancement Program grants and donations it was a resounding success and the Shabbaton has been a bi annual event ever since Everything we know about supporting the deaf community went out the window reflects Yael I love the creative challenge of making every detail accessible and empowering for participants This includes brailling everything from the room numbers menu and schedule to featuring activities that stimulate the senses of touch smell and taste like braiding challah and making matzah balls One year the highlight was a tour of Israel using a 16 foot map of Israel with the borders and important cities raised using ropes and wooden shapes A committee of experts is key to keep track of what communication method each participant uses and to pair him up with an appropriate SSP sight sound provider who may be deaf himself The layout of each room needs to be carefully
Lead by a deaf Rabbi and a deafblind woman, the group    sang       Adon Olam    complete with sign language.  THERE ARE M...
thought out You may need an SSP signing to a few people at close range another tactilely touch signing into someone s hands and another repeating what s said two feet in front of them Yael says This past June the Shabbaton chair people a group of dedicated hearing deaf and deafblind volunteers came up with the idea of an interactive beginner s minyan for Shabbat morning Lead by a deaf Rabbi and a deafblind woman the group sang Adon Olam complete with sign language Hebrew and foot stamping for rhythm A highlight every time is when a deafblind woman holds the havdallah candle while an interpreter signs havdallah into her free hand Amid consistent requests from participants JADE is yearning to start a group trip to Israel that would allow them to experience Israel as only deafblind Jews can with professional SSPs appropriate facilities and hands on activities Start up funds are desperately needed to pay for the participants as well as two SSPs per person SSPs would share important information like what s outside the bus window what the guide is saying what it looks and sounds like in the caves and everything in between says Yael Though SSPs may volunteer their time flights and hotel costs would need to be covered Jewish deafblind Americans would love to meet deafblind Israelis and share experiences Together they would feel the ancient ruins and smell the Mediterranean Sea Caf Kapish in Jaffa a Tel Avivian caf with deaf waiters would be a must as well as meeting the deafblind actors of the famous play Not By Bread Alone Like all Jews they dream of feeling the Kotel stones saying a personal prayer and maybe even dancing fyi 5 Effective Exercises to TEN TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH A PERSON WITH HEARING LOSS 1 To get a deaf person s attention get into her line of vision and wave your hand or tap her on the shoulder Shouting is not helpful 2 Face the person you are talking to and keep your face visible 3 peak slowly and clearly S 4 If you are not understood repeat and reword your message 5 Use gestures facial expressions and body language to help get your message across 6 sk the person to repeat A what she said even multiple times rather than just nodding your head politely The holidays are over and for many of us all the delicious foods made an impact on our midsection Diet is the key to cutting down on the unwanted excess by decreasing carbohydrate intake and cutting sugars and sugary drinks An increase of cardiovascular exercise will also help burn that belly fat These 5 exercises should be performed in a circuit with 25 repetitions per side at least 4 times a week 7 Write it down Text and email work great 8 Make sure your body language matches your message For example if you re saying no don t nod your head THE CLASSIC BICYCLE THE VERTICAL LEG CRUNCH 9 Hire an oral or sign language interpreter for important meetings 10 n a group only one I person should speak at a time To Volunteer or Donate contact JADE 410 735 5023 yzelinger cjebaltimore org CJEBALTIMORE ORG DEAFBLIND 52 fyimagazineny com Lie on your back on a mat lace your fingers behind your head and bring your knees to your chest Start to lift your shoulder blade to the opposite knee while fully extending the other leg simultaneously continue alternating Lie on your back on a mat with legs straight up to the ceiling crossing the legs Fingers are laced behind your head or crossed over the front of your chest Lift and lower shoulder blades off the floor while contracting your abdominals 53 fyimagazineny com
thought out.    You may need an SSP signing to a few people at close range, another tactilely  touch  signing into someone...
thought out You may need an SSP signing to a few people at close range another tactilely touch signing into someone s hands and another repeating what s said two feet in front of them Yael says This past June the Shabbaton chair people a group of dedicated hearing deaf and deafblind volunteers came up with the idea of an interactive beginner s minyan for Shabbat morning Lead by a deaf Rabbi and a deafblind woman the group sang Adon Olam complete with sign language Hebrew and foot stamping for rhythm A highlight every time is when a deafblind woman holds the havdallah candle while an interpreter signs havdallah into her free hand Amid consistent requests from participants JADE is yearning to start a group trip to Israel that would allow them to experience Israel as only deafblind Jews can with professional SSPs appropriate facilities and hands on activities Start up funds are desperately needed to pay for the participants as well as two SSPs per person SSPs would share important information like what s outside the bus window what the guide is saying what it looks and sounds like in the caves and everything in between says Yael Though SSPs may volunteer their time flights and hotel costs would need to be covered Jewish deafblind Americans would love to meet deafblind Israelis and share experiences Together they would feel the ancient ruins and smell the Mediterranean Sea Caf Kapish in Jaffa a Tel Avivian caf with deaf waiters would be a must as well as meeting the deafblind actors of the famous play Not By Bread Alone Like all Jews they dream of feeling the Kotel stones saying a personal prayer and maybe even dancing fyi 5 Effective Exercises to TEN TIPS FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION WITH A PERSON WITH HEARING LOSS 1 To get a deaf person s attention get into her line of vision and wave your hand or tap her on the shoulder Shouting is not helpful 2 Face the person you are talking to and keep your face visible 3 peak slowly and clearly S 4 If you are not understood repeat and reword your message 5 Use gestures facial expressions and body language to help get your message across 6 sk the person to repeat A what she said even multiple times rather than just nodding your head politely The holidays are over and for many of us all the delicious foods made an impact on our midsection Diet is the key to cutting down on the unwanted excess by decreasing carbohydrate intake and cutting sugars and sugary drinks An increase of cardiovascular exercise will also help burn that belly fat These 5 exercises should be performed in a circuit with 25 repetitions per side at least 4 times a week 7 Write it down Text and email work great 8 Make sure your body language matches your message For example if you re saying no don t nod your head THE CLASSIC BICYCLE THE VERTICAL LEG CRUNCH 9 Hire an oral or sign language interpreter for important meetings 10 n a group only one I person should speak at a time To Volunteer or Donate contact JADE 410 735 5023 yzelinger cjebaltimore org CJEBALTIMORE ORG DEAFBLIND 52 fyimagazineny com Lie on your back on a mat lace your fingers behind your head and bring your knees to your chest Start to lift your shoulder blade to the opposite knee while fully extending the other leg simultaneously continue alternating Lie on your back on a mat with legs straight up to the ceiling crossing the legs Fingers are laced behind your head or crossed over the front of your chest Lift and lower shoulder blades off the floor while contracting your abdominals 53 fyimagazineny com
thought out.    You may need an SSP signing to a few people at close range, another tactilely  touch  signing into someone...
THE REVERSE CRUNCH THE LONG ARM CRUNCH Lying on your back with arms to the side and shoulders lifted raise your legs up towards your head and lower slowly toward the ground not touching down For less stress on the lower back knees can be bent calves glued to hamstrings Lying flat on your back arms above your head lift the upper body and lower body into a crunch position a V shape Lower and repeat ELBOW KNEE DROP PLANK A Plank On elbows face the floor in a neutral position where you keep your spine straight Drop both knees to the floor without dropping your hips Continue for 60 seconds B Get into a plank position on your elbows Your spine and full body should be neutral Hold and drop one knee at a time towards the floor touching it down if possible without lowering the hips and still keeping them up in that neutral position Rebecca Blue is a certified personal trainer and the co owner of Rounds Elite Fitness a unique paleo fitness studio rblue yahoo com 54 fyimagazineny com
THE REVERSE CRUNCH  THE LONG ARM CRUNCH  Lying on your back with arms to the side and shoulders lifted, raise your legs up...
THE REVERSE CRUNCH THE LONG ARM CRUNCH Lying on your back with arms to the side and shoulders lifted raise your legs up towards your head and lower slowly toward the ground not touching down For less stress on the lower back knees can be bent calves glued to hamstrings Lying flat on your back arms above your head lift the upper body and lower body into a crunch position a V shape Lower and repeat ELBOW KNEE DROP PLANK A Plank On elbows face the floor in a neutral position where you keep your spine straight Drop both knees to the floor without dropping your hips Continue for 60 seconds B Get into a plank position on your elbows Your spine and full body should be neutral Hold and drop one knee at a time towards the floor touching it down if possible without lowering the hips and still keeping them up in that neutral position Rebecca Blue is a certified personal trainer and the co owner of Rounds Elite Fitness a unique paleo fitness studio rblue yahoo com 54 fyimagazineny com
THE REVERSE CRUNCH  THE LONG ARM CRUNCH  Lying on your back with arms to the side and shoulders lifted, raise your legs up...
Don t rescue or be a helicopter parent who hovers around her children You may always want to protect your offspring from every bad thing on this earth and come to their aid after every hurt Naturally you want them to live a life of joy and gladness and also confidence WRITTEN BY NISSI UNGER 1 UNDERSTAND THAT NO MATTER HOW MUCH you want to you cannot protect your children from everything in their lives such as their siblings wrath or nasty kids at the playground You can t emote each time they leave their homework sheet or their snack at home Children need to know how to get out of situations that life hands them Kids need to know that it s okay to fail and that it s normal to feel sad anxious or angry says Robert Brooks PhD coauthor of Raising Resilient Children The child spilled his cup of orange juice Don t come running with a dishrag Let him figure out how to fix the mistake If he fights with his siblings and friends allow him to settle the conflict without adult intervention Kids need to know how to solve problems without an adult taking over This will give them a sense of pride accomplishment and selfworth Of course if a child is very young or has made a terrible mistake it is important to discuss it once the situation has cooled down and everyone is calm Role play suggest and practice for situations that may arise in the future 2 LET THEM MAKE APPROPRIATE DECISIONS Do not walk into a clothing store and ask your toddler if she prefers stripes or polka dots At a local dry goods store I heard a mother asking her two year old son which shirt he preferred for Shabbos That s a decision she needs to know you are making Naturally you can t allow your kid to choose chocolate mousse for breakfast either however she can choose between peanut butter or avocado packing away the LEGOs or Clicks or using pink shampoo versus blue Kids need to feel in control of their lives and making decisions makes them feel empowered 3 GIVE SPECIFIC PRAISE Of course over praising should be avoided Anything in excess quickly turns meaningless Even when praise is in order use specific phrases Instead of Wow that painting is beautiful point out what you like about it I love the teal paint in the artwork or Look those lines are so precise you are so great with charcoal Phrases like Good job super big girl wear off fast and don t sound genuine They say nothing about the child s capability or effort I see you packed away each toy in the proper bin Wow you are super organized That s a lot better than just saying Great cleanup Kids remember those specific words and try to prove that what you are saying about them is true It also builds confidence because they know that they are good at something 56 fyimagazineny com 4 LET THEM PROBLEM SOLVE Don t give them answers to all their problems Do steer them towards the right solution I remember the joy when I heard my daughter screaming and my son rushing to the scene In a calm even tone he said Why are you crying She responded because my paper tore Wow that s why you need to cry Calm down Let s try to fix it Here look I have Scotch tape I will glue the two pieces of paper together again She was hollering He was calm as he found and executed a solution like a real little man I told him how much it meant to me that he cared about his sister and found a solution without getting emotional After repeatedly warning my children and students not to break a rule only to have them do it anyway I often ask How would you punish your kid if he or she did this And even the really little ones come up with fascinating punishments for themselves Brainstorm with your kids on how they can get their pencil back from the class bully make new friends and deal with sibling rivalry Let them come up with answers As they see their solutions work they feel smart and important 5 PRIVATE TIME Every single child needs private time with a parent undisturbed by anybody else even if only for a few moments It could be a trip to the bank grocery or shoe store It could be some time playing a game in the house It could be staying home from school once a month to bake challos It s a time your child will never forget Aside from making him feel important take time to nurture his special hobbies and interests So the kid loves to paint Do a painting together She loves baking Bake some cookies They love to talk Just listen Use private time and every other time to make sure they know your love is unconditional I practice with my kids How much does mommy love you Very very much Why Just plain because you are my mommy One of my children threw a huge tantrum and ruined my night Just before bedtime she managed to hiccup Okay but you love me anyway right She was five She knew that no matter how horrible she had been I still loved her She went to bed sad but confident that she mattered and would be loved unconditionally fyi 57 fyimagazineny com
Don   t rescue or be a    helicopter    parent who hovers around her children. You may always want to protect your offspri...
Don t rescue or be a helicopter parent who hovers around her children You may always want to protect your offspring from every bad thing on this earth and come to their aid after every hurt Naturally you want them to live a life of joy and gladness and also confidence WRITTEN BY NISSI UNGER 1 UNDERSTAND THAT NO MATTER HOW MUCH you want to you cannot protect your children from everything in their lives such as their siblings wrath or nasty kids at the playground You can t emote each time they leave their homework sheet or their snack at home Children need to know how to get out of situations that life hands them Kids need to know that it s okay to fail and that it s normal to feel sad anxious or angry says Robert Brooks PhD coauthor of Raising Resilient Children The child spilled his cup of orange juice Don t come running with a dishrag Let him figure out how to fix the mistake If he fights with his siblings and friends allow him to settle the conflict without adult intervention Kids need to know how to solve problems without an adult taking over This will give them a sense of pride accomplishment and selfworth Of course if a child is very young or has made a terrible mistake it is important to discuss it once the situation has cooled down and everyone is calm Role play suggest and practice for situations that may arise in the future 2 LET THEM MAKE APPROPRIATE DECISIONS Do not walk into a clothing store and ask your toddler if she prefers stripes or polka dots At a local dry goods store I heard a mother asking her two year old son which shirt he preferred for Shabbos That s a decision she needs to know you are making Naturally you can t allow your kid to choose chocolate mousse for breakfast either however she can choose between peanut butter or avocado packing away the LEGOs or Clicks or using pink shampoo versus blue Kids need to feel in control of their lives and making decisions makes them feel empowered 3 GIVE SPECIFIC PRAISE Of course over praising should be avoided Anything in excess quickly turns meaningless Even when praise is in order use specific phrases Instead of Wow that painting is beautiful point out what you like about it I love the teal paint in the artwork or Look those lines are so precise you are so great with charcoal Phrases like Good job super big girl wear off fast and don t sound genuine They say nothing about the child s capability or effort I see you packed away each toy in the proper bin Wow you are super organized That s a lot better than just saying Great cleanup Kids remember those specific words and try to prove that what you are saying about them is true It also builds confidence because they know that they are good at something 56 fyimagazineny com 4 LET THEM PROBLEM SOLVE Don t give them answers to all their problems Do steer them towards the right solution I remember the joy when I heard my daughter screaming and my son rushing to the scene In a calm even tone he said Why are you crying She responded because my paper tore Wow that s why you need to cry Calm down Let s try to fix it Here look I have Scotch tape I will glue the two pieces of paper together again She was hollering He was calm as he found and executed a solution like a real little man I told him how much it meant to me that he cared about his sister and found a solution without getting emotional After repeatedly warning my children and students not to break a rule only to have them do it anyway I often ask How would you punish your kid if he or she did this And even the really little ones come up with fascinating punishments for themselves Brainstorm with your kids on how they can get their pencil back from the class bully make new friends and deal with sibling rivalry Let them come up with answers As they see their solutions work they feel smart and important 5 PRIVATE TIME Every single child needs private time with a parent undisturbed by anybody else even if only for a few moments It could be a trip to the bank grocery or shoe store It could be some time playing a game in the house It could be staying home from school once a month to bake challos It s a time your child will never forget Aside from making him feel important take time to nurture his special hobbies and interests So the kid loves to paint Do a painting together She loves baking Bake some cookies They love to talk Just listen Use private time and every other time to make sure they know your love is unconditional I practice with my kids How much does mommy love you Very very much Why Just plain because you are my mommy One of my children threw a huge tantrum and ruined my night Just before bedtime she managed to hiccup Okay but you love me anyway right She was five She knew that no matter how horrible she had been I still loved her She went to bed sad but confident that she mattered and would be loved unconditionally fyi 57 fyimagazineny com
Don   t rescue or be a    helicopter    parent who hovers around her children. You may always want to protect your offspri...
Y ou flashback to that sweet old lady at the grocery store this morning who told you They grow up so quickly and her friend who added I wish I had taken more time to enjoy my children while they were young You think How can I possibly enjoy any of this I am in survival mode Shuffling your little ones from place to place and making sure they are safe and hygienic is taxing The to do list seems to keep growing and the young ones are not the most appreciative of customers Yet you start to think Am I taking the time to enjoy these children Am I building a loving and close connection with them en dr Digging through the research of what a close parent child connection means and how it can best be achieved we came across the following information Parents need at least five positive interactions to each negative interaction to maintain a healthy happy and close relationship with their child Yowza How can we manage to pull that off while guiding children through their daily routine Two more minutes until bath time saying no to bizarre requests No you cannot eat your dinner under your bed and correcting negative behavior We don t say that word in our house CREDIT TO GO IN THERE fee lose to our ch gc il in l Ever have a day where you feel like all you ve done was bark out orders lecture and yell After an incredibly long day youheave your achy body into bed and remember the twelve things you forgot to do In the frenzied life of a mom with missing shoes and days that don t seem to end it may seem impossible to find time to connect through play and laughter Just getting through dinner is a struggle to keep calm and composed let alone laugh and talk and enjoy each other s company It is so easy to forget how privileged we are to have these adorable little people in our lives who bring joy as well as destruction wherever they go So how can we accomplish connection and closeness while tackling the day to day parenting obligations Be mindful that children of parents who are constantly making the effort to provide love and warmth combined with guidance and discipline will feel secure even when the parent is upset or disappointed with them at the moment They tend to be open to the parents ideas and support and often talk things through with them On the other hand children who lack positive interactions with their parents and do not feel connected with them will resist guidance and discipline and may act out from fear of not being loved and accepted No parent in her right mind would choose the latter and no parent regrets an extra moment spent playing singing and laughing This time is wellspent and lays the groundwork for a future bond with our children The next time you heave your achy body into bed after a long day you will do so with a smile on your lips remembering the whispers giggles and joyful moments fyi muffins N moms is an interactive educational parenting workshop facilitated by Chaya Guttman LCSW and Leah Davidowitz LCSW Follow muffinsnmoms_parenting for your daily dose of parenting tidbits and humor muffinsmoms gmail com 59 fyimagazineny com SOME IDEAS FOR BUILDING POSITIVE INTERACTIONS THAT LEAD TO CLOSENESS ARE Hug Touch Snuggle with each child when he first wakes up Children of all ages need physical contact Have alone time with each child even if it s just for a few minutes a day This can mean enlisting your child to load the dishwasher with you or bringing him along on an errand No matter what your child says empathize show him her that you care All emotions are okay When you acknowledge how your child feels you strengthen your connection Laugh at your child s jokes even if they are not even remotely funny Instead of constantly reminding your child yelling to keep moving through the morning routine empower him her with a chart Smile and point to the chart asking him her to tell you what he needs to do next When your children fight with one another listen to both kids without taking sides throw in a dash of humor and then help them work out a win win solution When your child walks through the door at the end of the day stash your phone in a drawer turn down the music and put everything else aside for a few moments Listen to him her intently Show him her how important s he is to you You may be reading this wistfully and saying to yourself Oh if only I had the time And quite possibly you won t be able to do everything on this list every day with each child Most of the above activities don t take much time and they are sure to make the day go more smoothly
Y  ou flashback to that sweet old lady at the grocery store this morning who told you,    They grow up so quickly    and h...
Y ou flashback to that sweet old lady at the grocery store this morning who told you They grow up so quickly and her friend who added I wish I had taken more time to enjoy my children while they were young You think How can I possibly enjoy any of this I am in survival mode Shuffling your little ones from place to place and making sure they are safe and hygienic is taxing The to do list seems to keep growing and the young ones are not the most appreciative of customers Yet you start to think Am I taking the time to enjoy these children Am I building a loving and close connection with them en dr Digging through the research of what a close parent child connection means and how it can best be achieved we came across the following information Parents need at least five positive interactions to each negative interaction to maintain a healthy happy and close relationship with their child Yowza How can we manage to pull that off while guiding children through their daily routine Two more minutes until bath time saying no to bizarre requests No you cannot eat your dinner under your bed and correcting negative behavior We don t say that word in our house CREDIT TO GO IN THERE fee lose to our ch gc il in l Ever have a day where you feel like all you ve done was bark out orders lecture and yell After an incredibly long day youheave your achy body into bed and remember the twelve things you forgot to do In the frenzied life of a mom with missing shoes and days that don t seem to end it may seem impossible to find time to connect through play and laughter Just getting through dinner is a struggle to keep calm and composed let alone laugh and talk and enjoy each other s company It is so easy to forget how privileged we are to have these adorable little people in our lives who bring joy as well as destruction wherever they go So how can we accomplish connection and closeness while tackling the day to day parenting obligations Be mindful that children of parents who are constantly making the effort to provide love and warmth combined with guidance and discipline will feel secure even when the parent is upset or disappointed with them at the moment They tend to be open to the parents ideas and support and often talk things through with them On the other hand children who lack positive interactions with their parents and do not feel connected with them will resist guidance and discipline and may act out from fear of not being loved and accepted No parent in her right mind would choose the latter and no parent regrets an extra moment spent playing singing and laughing This time is wellspent and lays the groundwork for a future bond with our children The next time you heave your achy body into bed after a long day you will do so with a smile on your lips remembering the whispers giggles and joyful moments fyi muffins N moms is an interactive educational parenting workshop facilitated by Chaya Guttman LCSW and Leah Davidowitz LCSW Follow muffinsnmoms_parenting for your daily dose of parenting tidbits and humor muffinsmoms gmail com 59 fyimagazineny com SOME IDEAS FOR BUILDING POSITIVE INTERACTIONS THAT LEAD TO CLOSENESS ARE Hug Touch Snuggle with each child when he first wakes up Children of all ages need physical contact Have alone time with each child even if it s just for a few minutes a day This can mean enlisting your child to load the dishwasher with you or bringing him along on an errand No matter what your child says empathize show him her that you care All emotions are okay When you acknowledge how your child feels you strengthen your connection Laugh at your child s jokes even if they are not even remotely funny Instead of constantly reminding your child yelling to keep moving through the morning routine empower him her with a chart Smile and point to the chart asking him her to tell you what he needs to do next When your children fight with one another listen to both kids without taking sides throw in a dash of humor and then help them work out a win win solution When your child walks through the door at the end of the day stash your phone in a drawer turn down the music and put everything else aside for a few moments Listen to him her intently Show him her how important s he is to you You may be reading this wistfully and saying to yourself Oh if only I had the time And quite possibly you won t be able to do everything on this list every day with each child Most of the above activities don t take much time and they are sure to make the day go more smoothly
Y  ou flashback to that sweet old lady at the grocery store this morning who told you,    They grow up so quickly    and h...
SUCCESSFUL innovative 60 fyimagazineny com CREDIT TO GO IN THERE CREDIT TO GO IN THERE CLASSROOM eing an occupational therapist for the past few years has exposed me to a variety of occupations With opportunities to interact and deal with people from various fields I ve been particularly fascinated with one profession teaching I believe that education is the bedrock of every other vocation because without educators we would not have professionals What joy compares to the satisfaction of watching students grow and contribute to the world in their area of expertise Being a teacher is a very demanding job and many teachers are challenged by the inherent stress Based on my experiences working with teachers and their students I have come to see many impressive ideas and practices The following are some tips I believe can help teachers manage the class and maximize the teacher student relationship GROUP SEATING Teaching requires oceans of patience Children can be fidgety hyperactive and distracted A clever way to manage a boisterous class especially middle schoolers is to split them up into groups of 4 5 and teach one group at a time The other groups can meanwhile work on review or research together This strategy empowers the children while encouraging critical thinking AND communication skills a home run for educating the whole child WRITE IN COLOR When teaching little ones visual aids are critical Write on a smart board using colored chalk or markers to capture their attention To make class more interactive allow the students to write on their own boards as well Rust Oleum spray allows you to turn any surface into a chalkboard and it s a great way to inspire creativity and imagination in your classroom CREATE A COMFORTABLE SPACE Where can students cuddle up to decompress after recess Where can they spread out an extravagant Lego zoo Think about what message the room sends when you enter the space Of course teachers of all ages need to consider appropriate safety concerns as well MANAGE SUPPLIES For students who have a hard time staying organized at a desk washed out 15 oz cans stuck on hooks attached to the side of the desk can help manage multiple supplies and prevent falling objects and unnecessary litter LABEL IT UP A great way to keep a preschool classroom neat and organized is with labels labels and some more labels Teachers could put stickers on the floor as cues to let the kids know where to go when they need something For example you may arrange the
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SUCCESSFUL innovative 60 fyimagazineny com CREDIT TO GO IN THERE CREDIT TO GO IN THERE CLASSROOM eing an occupational therapist for the past few years has exposed me to a variety of occupations With opportunities to interact and deal with people from various fields I ve been particularly fascinated with one profession teaching I believe that education is the bedrock of every other vocation because without educators we would not have professionals What joy compares to the satisfaction of watching students grow and contribute to the world in their area of expertise Being a teacher is a very demanding job and many teachers are challenged by the inherent stress Based on my experiences working with teachers and their students I have come to see many impressive ideas and practices The following are some tips I believe can help teachers manage the class and maximize the teacher student relationship GROUP SEATING Teaching requires oceans of patience Children can be fidgety hyperactive and distracted A clever way to manage a boisterous class especially middle schoolers is to split them up into groups of 4 5 and teach one group at a time The other groups can meanwhile work on review or research together This strategy empowers the children while encouraging critical thinking AND communication skills a home run for educating the whole child WRITE IN COLOR When teaching little ones visual aids are critical Write on a smart board using colored chalk or markers to capture their attention To make class more interactive allow the students to write on their own boards as well Rust Oleum spray allows you to turn any surface into a chalkboard and it s a great way to inspire creativity and imagination in your classroom CREATE A COMFORTABLE SPACE Where can students cuddle up to decompress after recess Where can they spread out an extravagant Lego zoo Think about what message the room sends when you enter the space Of course teachers of all ages need to consider appropriate safety concerns as well MANAGE SUPPLIES For students who have a hard time staying organized at a desk washed out 15 oz cans stuck on hooks attached to the side of the desk can help manage multiple supplies and prevent falling objects and unnecessary litter LABEL IT UP A great way to keep a preschool classroom neat and organized is with labels labels and some more labels Teachers could put stickers on the floor as cues to let the kids know where to go when they need something For example you may arrange the
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Homemaking Problems Solved IDEAS FOR TEACHERS various toys on different shelves with their appropriate labeling When items have a clear spot where they belong the children can be expected to put them back at the end of each activity PHONE JAIL Most adults teens and even kids as young as nine have cell phones If a teacher notices that students are distracted by their cell phone she may introduce a system called phone jail At the beginning of class all the students are asked to place their phones into a container at the front of the room before instruction begins REWARD ACCOMPLISHMENT Make the most out of your classroom bulletin board Hang completed assignments in a prominent place to promote a sense of satisfaction and purpose Post fun and easy tasks that students can do when they finish early Added incentives are great too like a free homework pass for the most extra credit assignments completed This encourages children who finish faster than others to keep concentrating and keep quiet while others are still working beware of students who complete the intended assignment sloppily in order to join this fun competition WORD WALL To help students remember frequently used vocabulary use your handy can of Rust Oleum to create a Word Wall As students read the story or complete assignments they can glance at the wall as a quick reference tool This can help improve speaking and comprehension skills in any subject area DAILY AGENDA For focus and help with transitioning post a daily agenda on the wall in the classroom This includes the day s learning objectives assemblies and assignments Students will have an easier time staying on course with the day s activities MODELS FOR SUCCESS It has been proven that students are more likely to engage in learning when they see value in what they are learning and believe they can be successful Instructors can have models of students work from past years available which could serve as a guide of what is considered A work AVOID A CONFRONTATION Having an open confrontation with a student in front of his peers is never a good idea One of the most overwhelming negative feelings a young person can have is that of being ridiculed in public Such feelings can have a major effect on the way he views school learning and life in general When a student misbehaves teachers should use simple verbal reprimands Short sentences such as We will speak about this at 10 15 during recess followed by an immediate resumption of the lesson can be sufficient until you can speak with the student one on one fyi 62 fyimagazineny com WRITTEN BY RAIZY FRIED Take a moment to put on a smile even if you have to fake it Take a few deep breaths before entering the building The suck swallowbreathe cycle of drinking is calming Use affirmations chant a positive mantra to help yourself accept the situation at least for the moment Q What s the best way to store boots without them flopping over IN CONCLUSION Teachers are our unsung heroes we cherish and respect them Teaching is much more than simply transmitting information it is an opportunity to light a fire It is often said that A teacher s reward is in heaven While I cannot confirm that I can attest that there are rewards on earth when a student smiles or when you feel satisfaction knowing that you have impacted the lives of others Let s remember to say Thank you to our educators and not to wait until Chanukah ILLUSTRATIONS BY SLYMDESIGNS Instructors can have models of students work from past years available which could serve as a guide of what is considered A work The teacher s tone We are all exposed to stress in our daily lives which can affect our mood In our personal lives we might react to stressful situations by shouting or hiding in a corner to indulge in self pity At work however these behaviors could seriously harm a professional reputation and productivity If an instructor is in a combative mood because of something that happened at home he must strive to balance his emotions properly A To keep tall boots from taking up more room in the closet and getting misshaped around the ankle stuff them with cardboard newspaper to hold them upright Commercial products called Boot Shapers do the same job Q Sorting and putting away my kids outgrown clothes is probably my least favorite organizing task It s more complicated than one might think How should I store my children s out of season or outgrown clothes A Suggestion 1 Buy fewer clothes for your kids so you ll have less to organize and store later Suggestion 2 Limit the storage space with boxes Since baby clothes are small you can fit a lot into a box Having the clothes limited and divided by size is easier than having it all in one larger box because it doesn t take much to become disorganized Bulky coats 63 fyimagazineny com are stored separately The storage boxes are stacked and stored in the closet Be sure the clothes are clean before you store them and keep the boxes in a clean dry area especially if you are re purposing cardboard boxes Keep only the clothes that are still in great condition and nothing with permanent stains If it doesn t look good when it goes into the storage box it will only look worse when you take it out later Don t keep more than what will fit in the box just the best stuff and your favorites Only keep the items that will make you smile when you open the box again and the rest can be given away
Homemaking Problems,Solved  IDEAS FOR TEACHERS  various toys on different shelves with their appropriate labeling. When it...
Homemaking Problems Solved IDEAS FOR TEACHERS various toys on different shelves with their appropriate labeling When items have a clear spot where they belong the children can be expected to put them back at the end of each activity PHONE JAIL Most adults teens and even kids as young as nine have cell phones If a teacher notices that students are distracted by their cell phone she may introduce a system called phone jail At the beginning of class all the students are asked to place their phones into a container at the front of the room before instruction begins REWARD ACCOMPLISHMENT Make the most out of your classroom bulletin board Hang completed assignments in a prominent place to promote a sense of satisfaction and purpose Post fun and easy tasks that students can do when they finish early Added incentives are great too like a free homework pass for the most extra credit assignments completed This encourages children who finish faster than others to keep concentrating and keep quiet while others are still working beware of students who complete the intended assignment sloppily in order to join this fun competition WORD WALL To help students remember frequently used vocabulary use your handy can of Rust Oleum to create a Word Wall As students read the story or complete assignments they can glance at the wall as a quick reference tool This can help improve speaking and comprehension skills in any subject area DAILY AGENDA For focus and help with transitioning post a daily agenda on the wall in the classroom This includes the day s learning objectives assemblies and assignments Students will have an easier time staying on course with the day s activities MODELS FOR SUCCESS It has been proven that students are more likely to engage in learning when they see value in what they are learning and believe they can be successful Instructors can have models of students work from past years available which could serve as a guide of what is considered A work AVOID A CONFRONTATION Having an open confrontation with a student in front of his peers is never a good idea One of the most overwhelming negative feelings a young person can have is that of being ridiculed in public Such feelings can have a major effect on the way he views school learning and life in general When a student misbehaves teachers should use simple verbal reprimands Short sentences such as We will speak about this at 10 15 during recess followed by an immediate resumption of the lesson can be sufficient until you can speak with the student one on one fyi 62 fyimagazineny com WRITTEN BY RAIZY FRIED Take a moment to put on a smile even if you have to fake it Take a few deep breaths before entering the building The suck swallowbreathe cycle of drinking is calming Use affirmations chant a positive mantra to help yourself accept the situation at least for the moment Q What s the best way to store boots without them flopping over IN CONCLUSION Teachers are our unsung heroes we cherish and respect them Teaching is much more than simply transmitting information it is an opportunity to light a fire It is often said that A teacher s reward is in heaven While I cannot confirm that I can attest that there are rewards on earth when a student smiles or when you feel satisfaction knowing that you have impacted the lives of others Let s remember to say Thank you to our educators and not to wait until Chanukah ILLUSTRATIONS BY SLYMDESIGNS Instructors can have models of students work from past years available which could serve as a guide of what is considered A work The teacher s tone We are all exposed to stress in our daily lives which can affect our mood In our personal lives we might react to stressful situations by shouting or hiding in a corner to indulge in self pity At work however these behaviors could seriously harm a professional reputation and productivity If an instructor is in a combative mood because of something that happened at home he must strive to balance his emotions properly A To keep tall boots from taking up more room in the closet and getting misshaped around the ankle stuff them with cardboard newspaper to hold them upright Commercial products called Boot Shapers do the same job Q Sorting and putting away my kids outgrown clothes is probably my least favorite organizing task It s more complicated than one might think How should I store my children s out of season or outgrown clothes A Suggestion 1 Buy fewer clothes for your kids so you ll have less to organize and store later Suggestion 2 Limit the storage space with boxes Since baby clothes are small you can fit a lot into a box Having the clothes limited and divided by size is easier than having it all in one larger box because it doesn t take much to become disorganized Bulky coats 63 fyimagazineny com are stored separately The storage boxes are stacked and stored in the closet Be sure the clothes are clean before you store them and keep the boxes in a clean dry area especially if you are re purposing cardboard boxes Keep only the clothes that are still in great condition and nothing with permanent stains If it doesn t look good when it goes into the storage box it will only look worse when you take it out later Don t keep more than what will fit in the box just the best stuff and your favorites Only keep the items that will make you smile when you open the box again and the rest can be given away
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mg of 80 l t ime gir Q While I try to clean out my fridge periodically I don t feel like I ve got it under control I wipe it down clean the shelves and drawers put the food in again and two days later all the food is scattered about and there are spills everywhere Q I have an indoor plant that has dead edges on the leaves Is there any way to keep house plants leaves from turning brown on the tips and dying A When house plants get brown tips on their leaves it generally indicates poor watering habits The best way to water a houseplant is to thoroughly flush it until water runs freely out of the drainage holes Shallow watering can cause brown tips on the leaves But brown tips also indicate lack of humidity Many house plants are native to jungle conditions so if your home is very dry you ll need to mist your plants and give them a shower every few days Brown leaf tips can also indicate a buildup of salts from too much fertilizer or from softened water Don t over fertilize your houseplants and softened water should be distilled to keep your plants happy A If you ve taken on the daunting task of cleaning out your refrigerator you should give yourself a well deserved pat on the back Here are some tips to keep your fridge organized and easier to clean A well organized refrigerator keeps food fresh longer and lets you grab and go faster Before you unpack groceries spend a second thinking about the right place for everything Here are common sense ways to declutter and organize your fridge 1 The front of the middle rack near eye level is prime refrigerator real estate Put priority items there like leftovers you want eaten soon and healthy snacks The back of the fridge is the coldest part Store milk and raw meat there and it will stay fresh longer 2 Don t waste fridge space on food that doesn t need to be chilled Some examples ketchup vinegar jam and mayonnaise Put those items in the pantry 3 Never put tomatoes in the fridge or they ll get mushy Onions will soften honey will thicken and potatoes will turn too starchy Keep onions and 64 fyimagazineny com potatoes in separate paper bags and store in a cool dark place a lower cabinet drawer is great 4 Labels and bins are the way to go especially with children and husbands too sometimes Rectangular or square bins are your friends circular ones waste space Lazy susans or turntables can make things such as salad dressing and condiments easy to find 5 Invest in fridge coasters thin pads which absorb spills and keep your fridge cleaner longer Cleaning your fridge will be effortless In fact you might get by with simply running a wet sponge through the drawer and replacing the fridge coasters 6 To combat odors keep an open box of baking soda in the back corner of your fridge Vanilla extract will also keep it smelling fresh Soak a cotton ball or paper towel and put it on a paper plate Wait for it to dry before removing fyi management laxation and stress Best used to aid in re happiness se feelings of overall and to increa for 1 hour or 1 2 times per week SAGE RECOMMENDED DO edicine is highly ed WARNING this m as need nd sore grins sult in belly laughs a addictive and will re LLE DE VO RA H KA HN WR ITT EN BY MICHE 65 fyimagazineny com
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mg of 80 l t ime gir Q While I try to clean out my fridge periodically I don t feel like I ve got it under control I wipe it down clean the shelves and drawers put the food in again and two days later all the food is scattered about and there are spills everywhere Q I have an indoor plant that has dead edges on the leaves Is there any way to keep house plants leaves from turning brown on the tips and dying A When house plants get brown tips on their leaves it generally indicates poor watering habits The best way to water a houseplant is to thoroughly flush it until water runs freely out of the drainage holes Shallow watering can cause brown tips on the leaves But brown tips also indicate lack of humidity Many house plants are native to jungle conditions so if your home is very dry you ll need to mist your plants and give them a shower every few days Brown leaf tips can also indicate a buildup of salts from too much fertilizer or from softened water Don t over fertilize your houseplants and softened water should be distilled to keep your plants happy A If you ve taken on the daunting task of cleaning out your refrigerator you should give yourself a well deserved pat on the back Here are some tips to keep your fridge organized and easier to clean A well organized refrigerator keeps food fresh longer and lets you grab and go faster Before you unpack groceries spend a second thinking about the right place for everything Here are common sense ways to declutter and organize your fridge 1 The front of the middle rack near eye level is prime refrigerator real estate Put priority items there like leftovers you want eaten soon and healthy snacks The back of the fridge is the coldest part Store milk and raw meat there and it will stay fresh longer 2 Don t waste fridge space on food that doesn t need to be chilled Some examples ketchup vinegar jam and mayonnaise Put those items in the pantry 3 Never put tomatoes in the fridge or they ll get mushy Onions will soften honey will thicken and potatoes will turn too starchy Keep onions and 64 fyimagazineny com potatoes in separate paper bags and store in a cool dark place a lower cabinet drawer is great 4 Labels and bins are the way to go especially with children and husbands too sometimes Rectangular or square bins are your friends circular ones waste space Lazy susans or turntables can make things such as salad dressing and condiments easy to find 5 Invest in fridge coasters thin pads which absorb spills and keep your fridge cleaner longer Cleaning your fridge will be effortless In fact you might get by with simply running a wet sponge through the drawer and replacing the fridge coasters 6 To combat odors keep an open box of baking soda in the back corner of your fridge Vanilla extract will also keep it smelling fresh Soak a cotton ball or paper towel and put it on a paper plate Wait for it to dry before removing fyi management laxation and stress Best used to aid in re happiness se feelings of overall and to increa for 1 hour or 1 2 times per week SAGE RECOMMENDED DO edicine is highly ed WARNING this m as need nd sore grins sult in belly laughs a addictive and will re LLE DE VO RA H KA HN WR ITT EN BY MICHE 65 fyimagazineny com
mg of 80 l t ime gir  Q. While I try to clean out my fridge periodically, I don   t feel like I   ve got it under control....
affects helming ness of life e overw Logically we know th lives and st talking about our imes ju everyone but somet e need ruggling with is all w what we are st t s Sunday We must acknowledge all that lies ahead what needs to get done the laundry we didn t have time to complete the dishwasher that needs to be loaded the homework your children left till last minute and need your help with the fridge that needs to be restocked your husband s dry cleaning that needs to be picked up and the playroom which looks like it could use some much needed disaster relief It s extremely important that with all that goes on in our day to day lives we make the time to take care of ourselves Before you chuckle and utter easier said than done let me tell you that this was written by someone who finds it difficult understatement to relax Personally I have tried everything meditation sleeping massages but nothing has worked For some of us quiet time isn t always the answer We crave excitement and distraction The best medicine I have found is friends Just spending an hour a week with friends clears my mind of all my anxieties and makes me feel more hopeful and positive Here is what girl time has to offer SUPPORT AND STRENGTH Logically we know the overwhelming ness of life affects everyone but sometimes just talking about our lives and what we are struggling with is all we need Aside from getting it off your chest you might even find that your friends are experiencing similar situations Simply put we know we are not alone ASSISTANCE Often when we share our problems we share our solutions too You will probably walk away with some great advice and tips and possibly be able to help your friends in the process Knowledge is power DISTRACTIONS Friends can be the best and the most fun distraction out there You don t always need to just sit and talk Go shopping walking jogging have lunch do something It s about putting all that emotional energy into something physical to let it out We all know the physical and emotional benefits of physical activity of course but the benefit of doing it with friends is that when you are with a group of people who love and trust each other you are 66 fyimagazineny com more outgoing and willing to put energy and focus into it than when you are by yourself Extra tip Make it interesting Try bowling horseback riding or apple picking Something out of the ordinary FEEDING YOUR VIBES One of the greatest inventions in life is food It doesn t judge us it helps us Plus it loves hanging out with us at girl time It s usually the first one there Food used properly can actually calm us down Certain foods are known to increase the level of serotonin in our bodies This chemical is what makes us feel gratified calm and even sleepy Bananas oatmeal not the pre packaged high sugar kinds milk cold water fish salmon tuna etc eggs honey celery and chocolate amen to that all increase the production of serotonin The best advice is to stick to healthy natural foods not processed or chemically enhanced or high in sugar Protein and fiber are best to leave us full fueled and satisfied THE LIST GOES ON Do you really need another excuse to see your friends Well if you did now you have a great one The bottom line is we choose our friends for a reason They make us feel great when they are around so they should be around more often Girl time is not a cure for our problems but it s a fabulous and highly recommended treatment I just renewed my subscription fyi 67 fyimagazineny com
affects helming-ness of life e overw Logically we know th lives and st talking about our imes ju everyone, but somet e nee...
affects helming ness of life e overw Logically we know th lives and st talking about our imes ju everyone but somet e need ruggling with is all w what we are st t s Sunday We must acknowledge all that lies ahead what needs to get done the laundry we didn t have time to complete the dishwasher that needs to be loaded the homework your children left till last minute and need your help with the fridge that needs to be restocked your husband s dry cleaning that needs to be picked up and the playroom which looks like it could use some much needed disaster relief It s extremely important that with all that goes on in our day to day lives we make the time to take care of ourselves Before you chuckle and utter easier said than done let me tell you that this was written by someone who finds it difficult understatement to relax Personally I have tried everything meditation sleeping massages but nothing has worked For some of us quiet time isn t always the answer We crave excitement and distraction The best medicine I have found is friends Just spending an hour a week with friends clears my mind of all my anxieties and makes me feel more hopeful and positive Here is what girl time has to offer SUPPORT AND STRENGTH Logically we know the overwhelming ness of life affects everyone but sometimes just talking about our lives and what we are struggling with is all we need Aside from getting it off your chest you might even find that your friends are experiencing similar situations Simply put we know we are not alone ASSISTANCE Often when we share our problems we share our solutions too You will probably walk away with some great advice and tips and possibly be able to help your friends in the process Knowledge is power DISTRACTIONS Friends can be the best and the most fun distraction out there You don t always need to just sit and talk Go shopping walking jogging have lunch do something It s about putting all that emotional energy into something physical to let it out We all know the physical and emotional benefits of physical activity of course but the benefit of doing it with friends is that when you are with a group of people who love and trust each other you are 66 fyimagazineny com more outgoing and willing to put energy and focus into it than when you are by yourself Extra tip Make it interesting Try bowling horseback riding or apple picking Something out of the ordinary FEEDING YOUR VIBES One of the greatest inventions in life is food It doesn t judge us it helps us Plus it loves hanging out with us at girl time It s usually the first one there Food used properly can actually calm us down Certain foods are known to increase the level of serotonin in our bodies This chemical is what makes us feel gratified calm and even sleepy Bananas oatmeal not the pre packaged high sugar kinds milk cold water fish salmon tuna etc eggs honey celery and chocolate amen to that all increase the production of serotonin The best advice is to stick to healthy natural foods not processed or chemically enhanced or high in sugar Protein and fiber are best to leave us full fueled and satisfied THE LIST GOES ON Do you really need another excuse to see your friends Well if you did now you have a great one The bottom line is we choose our friends for a reason They make us feel great when they are around so they should be around more often Girl time is not a cure for our problems but it s a fabulous and highly recommended treatment I just renewed my subscription fyi 67 fyimagazineny com
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9 Ways t o Feed Picky Eaters Most of us are familiar with the frustration when our little ones refuse to eat the food set before them especially when it s packed with vitamins and minerals that they need for their developing bodies and minds The benefits of a healthy balanced diet make it worth persevering Below FYI shares ten helpful ideas 1 SNACKS Prepare cut up fruit and vegetables to be available at all times Be careful not to allow snacking right before a meal there s far higher chance of children tucking into what s placed before them if they are hungry and know that there are no other options 6 DISGUISE 2 PHRASING THE QUESTION When it comes to meal time never ask your children what they want in an open ended way Instead offer them a choice between two healthy options For example asking whether they want salad or broccoli alongside their pasta This gives them a feeling of empowerment 3 GET THEM INVOLVED Allow children to help prepare meals in an age appropriate way From a young age kids enjoy washing fruit and vegetables and older kids enjoy peeling and cutting up softer foods Get them involved in cutting sandwiches and omelets into shapes with cookie cutters as well as mixing dips This allows them to feel more in control regarding what goes into their bodies A lot of kids enjoy the sensory experience of dipping finger foods like vegetable crudit s or homemade fish fingers into a delicious dip They may also look forward to eating from colorful bowls or plates divided into sections and with festive napkins A fun idea for a family outing is to visit a local pick your own farm CREDIT TO GO IN THERE CREDIT TO GO IN THERE 4 HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVES WRITTEN BY LOREN MINSKY realistic amount of time once a week to try new dishes or play around with existing recipes that your kids love For example adding neutral tasting powerhouse foods like chia or hemp seeds to a dish they already enjoy will provide a real boost You can make a big difference by simply offering healthier versions of kid favorites like french fries made from potatoes butternut squash and sweet potato served with homemade or organic ketchup Try grilling or broiling foods rather than frying Kids who love pasta may also enjoy brown rice or buckwheat noodles and whole wheat or spelt pasta Where possible buy local or organic and make sure to avoid E numbers preservatives and coloring For children who eat pasta with tomato sauce you can try blending carrots spinach sweet potato zucchini or cauliflower into the sauce You ll want to include enough tomatoes Italian herbs garlic and olive oil to disguise the taste of vegetables You may also need to play around with the proportions You could also add chunks of squash or beetroot which are slightly sweet Other ideas include blending cauliflower into a cheese sauce for baked macaroni and cheese or throwing in some yellow squash with the potatoes and mince in a Shepherd s Pie Some children don t enjoy seeing chunks of vegetables in soup so try blending soups instead The options are endless 7 SMOOTHIES JUICES Frozen bananas dates and other fruits along with almond or coconut milk make a brilliant smoothie base for hiding greens or certain boiled vegetables like beetroot To sweeten try cinnamon maple syrup and or honey For best results freeze the bananas when they are sweet and beginning to brown You can also pour the smoothie mixture into ice pop molds and enjoy as a dessert Juicing fruit and some vegetables at home makes a nutritious drink bursting with vitality 8 DESSERTS Yes You can even pack nutrients into cakes cookies and muffins Steamed and blended pumpkin and sweet potato are wonderful in apple and banana cakes Choose recipes with raw oats whole wheat or spelt flour and use natural sweeteners like maple syrup or pure silan date honey 9 SET AN EXAMPLE 5 EXPERIMENT Though not every woman has the time or inclination to spend hours in the kitchen it s useful to set aside a Eat together and practice what you preach You ll want to encourage rather than force your kids to eat and explain the benefits of eating healthily Enjoy fyi 69 fyimagazineny com
9 Ways t o Feed Picky Eaters  Most of us are familiar with the frustration when our little ones refuse to eat the food set...
9 Ways t o Feed Picky Eaters Most of us are familiar with the frustration when our little ones refuse to eat the food set before them especially when it s packed with vitamins and minerals that they need for their developing bodies and minds The benefits of a healthy balanced diet make it worth persevering Below FYI shares ten helpful ideas 1 SNACKS Prepare cut up fruit and vegetables to be available at all times Be careful not to allow snacking right before a meal there s far higher chance of children tucking into what s placed before them if they are hungry and know that there are no other options 6 DISGUISE 2 PHRASING THE QUESTION When it comes to meal time never ask your children what they want in an open ended way Instead offer them a choice between two healthy options For example asking whether they want salad or broccoli alongside their pasta This gives them a feeling of empowerment 3 GET THEM INVOLVED Allow children to help prepare meals in an age appropriate way From a young age kids enjoy washing fruit and vegetables and older kids enjoy peeling and cutting up softer foods Get them involved in cutting sandwiches and omelets into shapes with cookie cutters as well as mixing dips This allows them to feel more in control regarding what goes into their bodies A lot of kids enjoy the sensory experience of dipping finger foods like vegetable crudit s or homemade fish fingers into a delicious dip They may also look forward to eating from colorful bowls or plates divided into sections and with festive napkins A fun idea for a family outing is to visit a local pick your own farm CREDIT TO GO IN THERE CREDIT TO GO IN THERE 4 HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVES WRITTEN BY LOREN MINSKY realistic amount of time once a week to try new dishes or play around with existing recipes that your kids love For example adding neutral tasting powerhouse foods like chia or hemp seeds to a dish they already enjoy will provide a real boost You can make a big difference by simply offering healthier versions of kid favorites like french fries made from potatoes butternut squash and sweet potato served with homemade or organic ketchup Try grilling or broiling foods rather than frying Kids who love pasta may also enjoy brown rice or buckwheat noodles and whole wheat or spelt pasta Where possible buy local or organic and make sure to avoid E numbers preservatives and coloring For children who eat pasta with tomato sauce you can try blending carrots spinach sweet potato zucchini or cauliflower into the sauce You ll want to include enough tomatoes Italian herbs garlic and olive oil to disguise the taste of vegetables You may also need to play around with the proportions You could also add chunks of squash or beetroot which are slightly sweet Other ideas include blending cauliflower into a cheese sauce for baked macaroni and cheese or throwing in some yellow squash with the potatoes and mince in a Shepherd s Pie Some children don t enjoy seeing chunks of vegetables in soup so try blending soups instead The options are endless 7 SMOOTHIES JUICES Frozen bananas dates and other fruits along with almond or coconut milk make a brilliant smoothie base for hiding greens or certain boiled vegetables like beetroot To sweeten try cinnamon maple syrup and or honey For best results freeze the bananas when they are sweet and beginning to brown You can also pour the smoothie mixture into ice pop molds and enjoy as a dessert Juicing fruit and some vegetables at home makes a nutritious drink bursting with vitality 8 DESSERTS Yes You can even pack nutrients into cakes cookies and muffins Steamed and blended pumpkin and sweet potato are wonderful in apple and banana cakes Choose recipes with raw oats whole wheat or spelt flour and use natural sweeteners like maple syrup or pure silan date honey 9 SET AN EXAMPLE 5 EXPERIMENT Though not every woman has the time or inclination to spend hours in the kitchen it s useful to set aside a Eat together and practice what you preach You ll want to encourage rather than force your kids to eat and explain the benefits of eating healthily Enjoy fyi 69 fyimagazineny com
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N ON IRON WRIN KLE FRE E C LASSIC FIT SLI M F I T C M Y CM MY CY CMY K The Secret to Saving Money On Your Grocery Bill C M Y CM MY CY CMY K When it comes to saving money the first and most important thing you have to know is that everything runs on sale cycles If you understand sale cycles you ll be able to identify a good sale know how much of an item to stock up on and overall the best way to save T here are two types of sales cycles monthly cycles which in reality may be anywhere from 4 6 weeks and yearly cycles Yearly cycles are when specialty items go on sale Think about Thanksgiving for example You re going to see canned pumpkin and cranberry sauce cheaper than at any other time of the year The same concept applies with baking related items in December Monthly cycles are when the brands you buy all the time take turns promoting their products If you pay attention to your local supermarket ads you ll almost never see competing brands being advertised at the same time And if you do one will be significantly cheaper than the other The goal of understanding sale cycles is to identify the best sale price for an item and then use a coupon 70 fyimagazineny com SLIM FIT
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N ON IRON WRIN KLE FRE E C LASSIC FIT SLI M F I T C M Y CM MY CY CMY K The Secret to Saving Money On Your Grocery Bill C M Y CM MY CY CMY K When it comes to saving money the first and most important thing you have to know is that everything runs on sale cycles If you understand sale cycles you ll be able to identify a good sale know how much of an item to stock up on and overall the best way to save T here are two types of sales cycles monthly cycles which in reality may be anywhere from 4 6 weeks and yearly cycles Yearly cycles are when specialty items go on sale Think about Thanksgiving for example You re going to see canned pumpkin and cranberry sauce cheaper than at any other time of the year The same concept applies with baking related items in December Monthly cycles are when the brands you buy all the time take turns promoting their products If you pay attention to your local supermarket ads you ll almost never see competing brands being advertised at the same time And if you do one will be significantly cheaper than the other The goal of understanding sale cycles is to identify the best sale price for an item and then use a coupon 70 fyimagazineny com SLIM FIT
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on top of it Coupons are the icing on the cake They are what make great deals even sweeter Typically in the first week of every month you ll see Proctor and Gamble items advertised in virtually every mainstream supermarket ad as well as in drugstores For those of you who are unaware Proctor and Gamble is the parent company of popular brands like Pampers Dawn Bounty and Tide This is when you ll often see the lowest prices for these brands even though they are sometimes on sale at other times too The great thing about Proctor and Gamble is that this company also publishes its own coupon insert distributed through the Sunday paper also the first week of every month Additionally it publishes coupons on its website pgeveryday com and on popular coupon websites like coupons com So now that you know how to shop for Proctor and Gamble products what about other items That s why it s important to start paying attention to sale cycles If one brand is on sale one week the competitor will have a different week So if Proctor and Gamble items are on sale the first week sales for a company like Colgate Palmolive would be another week Learning sale cycles can seem daunting but once you start to review your local store s weekly ads you should be able to catch on rather quickly Once you become familiar with sale cycles you ll also start to get a sense of the lowest price you ll want to pay for an item Take a cereal sale cycle for example Say a box of General Mills cereal retails for 4 99 but goes on sale once a month for 1 88 Would you rather pay the retail price or the sale price Obviously you d rather pay 1 88 So that s when the light bulb goes off If your favorite cereals go on sale at that price approximately once every four weeks you will want to buy enough boxes of cereal to hold you until that brand goes on sale again So if your family eats two boxes of cereal a week you may consider buying up to eight boxes Of course you always have the option of buying a competitor s brand during its sale week as well The goal is to estimate how much you ll need so you can get the items you buy at the best price without overpaying or overbuying WHERE TO FIND COUPONS Coupons can be found in the Sunday paper in the circulars store ads that get thrown onto your driveway online and through phone calls to companies I have found that the cheapest place to get the Sunday paper is actually Dollar Tree New subscribers may also be able to get an introductory rate as low as 1 Learning sale cycles can seem daunting but once you start to review your local store s weekly ads you should be able to catch on rather quickly Once you become familiar with sale cycles you ll also start to get a sense of the lowest price you ll want to pay for an item per issue As for online coupons stick to reputable websites like coupons com Redplum com and SmartSource com On most websites your computer can print two of each coupon NEVER photocopy coupons it s highly illegal For more information on where to find coupons and how to use them please visit www TheKosherCouponLady com The Kosher Coupon Lady is a nationally recognized sale and coupon maven She watches sale patterns and provides people with the best deals on her website www TheKosherCouponLady com Her first book I Don t Have Time To Save Money is anticipated to release in December 72 fyimagazineny com Sisters Revolutionize Fashion The clothes we wear say a lot about who we are our values and group identity Fashion impacts how people in society see us and to a large extent how we ultimately see ourselves From Manhattan s Fifth Avenue to Milan s Via Monte Napoleone and Sydney s Oxford Street clothes speak volumes
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on top of it Coupons are the icing on the cake They are what make great deals even sweeter Typically in the first week of every month you ll see Proctor and Gamble items advertised in virtually every mainstream supermarket ad as well as in drugstores For those of you who are unaware Proctor and Gamble is the parent company of popular brands like Pampers Dawn Bounty and Tide This is when you ll often see the lowest prices for these brands even though they are sometimes on sale at other times too The great thing about Proctor and Gamble is that this company also publishes its own coupon insert distributed through the Sunday paper also the first week of every month Additionally it publishes coupons on its website pgeveryday com and on popular coupon websites like coupons com So now that you know how to shop for Proctor and Gamble products what about other items That s why it s important to start paying attention to sale cycles If one brand is on sale one week the competitor will have a different week So if Proctor and Gamble items are on sale the first week sales for a company like Colgate Palmolive would be another week Learning sale cycles can seem daunting but once you start to review your local store s weekly ads you should be able to catch on rather quickly Once you become familiar with sale cycles you ll also start to get a sense of the lowest price you ll want to pay for an item Take a cereal sale cycle for example Say a box of General Mills cereal retails for 4 99 but goes on sale once a month for 1 88 Would you rather pay the retail price or the sale price Obviously you d rather pay 1 88 So that s when the light bulb goes off If your favorite cereals go on sale at that price approximately once every four weeks you will want to buy enough boxes of cereal to hold you until that brand goes on sale again So if your family eats two boxes of cereal a week you may consider buying up to eight boxes Of course you always have the option of buying a competitor s brand during its sale week as well The goal is to estimate how much you ll need so you can get the items you buy at the best price without overpaying or overbuying WHERE TO FIND COUPONS Coupons can be found in the Sunday paper in the circulars store ads that get thrown onto your driveway online and through phone calls to companies I have found that the cheapest place to get the Sunday paper is actually Dollar Tree New subscribers may also be able to get an introductory rate as low as 1 Learning sale cycles can seem daunting but once you start to review your local store s weekly ads you should be able to catch on rather quickly Once you become familiar with sale cycles you ll also start to get a sense of the lowest price you ll want to pay for an item per issue As for online coupons stick to reputable websites like coupons com Redplum com and SmartSource com On most websites your computer can print two of each coupon NEVER photocopy coupons it s highly illegal For more information on where to find coupons and how to use them please visit www TheKosherCouponLady com The Kosher Coupon Lady is a nationally recognized sale and coupon maven She watches sale patterns and provides people with the best deals on her website www TheKosherCouponLady com Her first book I Don t Have Time To Save Money is anticipated to release in December 72 fyimagazineny com Sisters Revolutionize Fashion The clothes we wear say a lot about who we are our values and group identity Fashion impacts how people in society see us and to a large extent how we ultimately see ourselves From Manhattan s Fifth Avenue to Milan s Via Monte Napoleone and Sydney s Oxford Street clothes speak volumes
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Two sisters are revolutionizing fashion by bringing modesty to haute couture Simi Polonsky and Chaya Chanin nee Gestetner grew up with a strong sense of Judaism in Sydney Australia Their father had a Chabad background and was the rabbi of a traditional shul At the same time they grew up in the heart of fashion and haute couture Today they are the Creative Directors of The FROCK NYC Simi and Chaya fill the gaps in a typical female closet by designing and creating modest essentials The FROCK NYC includes The Frock SWAP Designer Consignment Shop The Frock STYLE for Personal Stylists and The Frock BASICS their Signature Collection made in Manhattan Beyond simply clothing and dressing women Simi and Chaya are building self confidence for their clients by encouraging them to feel great while wearing modest clothes WRITTEN BY JOSEPH J SHERMAN J WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION TO START THIS BUSINESS Simi Polonsky We had an existing designer consignment pop up shop where we would always hear the frustrations of women who were searching for the right dress with this and the right skirt with that They struggled to find the missing piece that fit the bill Something was always too short too low without sleeves and required too much effort to make it work We wanted to create that missing piece in every wardrobe that didn t compromise on modesty and in particular fashion So we did Modest fashionable wardrobe solutions that when worn alone would enhance the wearer s outfit with their simplicity and edge yet layered would be transformed into something new J WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH WITH YOUR FASHION AND DESIGNS Simi Polonsky We really want to educate the world and change the misguided notion that modest women have no sense of style and fashion An orthodox woman who dresses modestly should not be expected to dress like she is from Fiddler on the Roof she is smart confident stylish and sophisticated Chaya Chanin We are helping them find their style from within We try to make that process of getting dressed a whole lot easier It s understanding and appreciating what women want and need in particular to find what is missing in a modest woman s closet and create it J RELATIONSHIP BUILDING IS CRITICAL IN A SMALL BUSINESS HOW DO YOU FORM POWERFUL RELATIONSHIPS Chaya Chanin The relationships that we create with our customers is a true blessing We are a far cry from the average cutthroat business owner that does whatever it takes to get there Coming from Australia we didn t know how many women from our community bond with other communities We are blessed to have met the people we have and more so for the relationships that have grown from our business Being open to meeting and working with other like minded women has opened our minds to a whole new world J HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL PROFESSOR JOHN DAVIS HAS ADVOCATED FAMILY UNITY AS A MAJOR FACTOR IN BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL FAMILY BUSINESS WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE PARTNERS WITH YOUR SISTER Chaya Chanin It is the best thing in the world We can always be ourselves We know what the other is thinking Simi Polonsky We feel blessed to be working together We are each other s family our support and we are best friends J EVERY BUSINESS OWNER FACES CHALLENGES WHAT ARE SOME CHALLENGES YOU FACED OPENING YOUR BUSINESS Simi Polonsky My biggest challenge is maintaining the feeling of confidence in knowing that you should be doing what you are doing Sometimes fear and doubt can get in the way of putting one foot in front of the other getting through those feelings is what helps us get through challenges Trusting in Hashem and knowing that at the end of the day nothing is in our control is what really helps us work through the challenges J TO WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE YOUR SUCCESS Chaya Chanin We have confidence in each other and in what we are doing We do a lot of hard work and focus on perseverance but most importantly Hashem is in charge If we are supposed to be doing what we are doing and do it well we will J WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OUR READERS Simi Polonsky Don t get too affected by what others may think or say about you It s important to listen and take others opinions into consideration but most importantly it s imperative to be yourself and have trust and confidence in yourself Honesty and integrity are more important than designing and selling any amount of dresses J DO YOU HAVE A BUSINESS MENTOR OR ROLE MODEL Chaya Chanin Role models are everywhere we look We feel like it s important to learn from the strengths as well as the mistakes of others so we are always open to learning and gaining information as well as inspiration from others We do have a business mentor we wouldn t be where we are today without her J DID YOU TAKE A FORMAL TRAINING PROGRAM SUCH AS A COLLEGE DEGREE OR BUSINESS COURSES BEFORE STARTING YOUR BUSINESS Simi Polonsky I went to fashion school for garment design and construction All of our clothing are designed and manufactured in NYC we work closely with manufacturers in Manhattan which allows us to have quality control over our garments and by working closely with our pattern makers and manufacturers we learn more and more about the process of design giving us the skills to constantly improve what we are doing fyi Joseph J Sherman is an Online Marketing Strategist based in Jerusalem 75 fyimagazineny com
Two sisters are revolutionizing fashion by bringing modesty to haute couture  Simi Polonsky and Chaya Chanin  nee Gestetne...
Two sisters are revolutionizing fashion by bringing modesty to haute couture Simi Polonsky and Chaya Chanin nee Gestetner grew up with a strong sense of Judaism in Sydney Australia Their father had a Chabad background and was the rabbi of a traditional shul At the same time they grew up in the heart of fashion and haute couture Today they are the Creative Directors of The FROCK NYC Simi and Chaya fill the gaps in a typical female closet by designing and creating modest essentials The FROCK NYC includes The Frock SWAP Designer Consignment Shop The Frock STYLE for Personal Stylists and The Frock BASICS their Signature Collection made in Manhattan Beyond simply clothing and dressing women Simi and Chaya are building self confidence for their clients by encouraging them to feel great while wearing modest clothes WRITTEN BY JOSEPH J SHERMAN J WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION TO START THIS BUSINESS Simi Polonsky We had an existing designer consignment pop up shop where we would always hear the frustrations of women who were searching for the right dress with this and the right skirt with that They struggled to find the missing piece that fit the bill Something was always too short too low without sleeves and required too much effort to make it work We wanted to create that missing piece in every wardrobe that didn t compromise on modesty and in particular fashion So we did Modest fashionable wardrobe solutions that when worn alone would enhance the wearer s outfit with their simplicity and edge yet layered would be transformed into something new J WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACCOMPLISH WITH YOUR FASHION AND DESIGNS Simi Polonsky We really want to educate the world and change the misguided notion that modest women have no sense of style and fashion An orthodox woman who dresses modestly should not be expected to dress like she is from Fiddler on the Roof she is smart confident stylish and sophisticated Chaya Chanin We are helping them find their style from within We try to make that process of getting dressed a whole lot easier It s understanding and appreciating what women want and need in particular to find what is missing in a modest woman s closet and create it J RELATIONSHIP BUILDING IS CRITICAL IN A SMALL BUSINESS HOW DO YOU FORM POWERFUL RELATIONSHIPS Chaya Chanin The relationships that we create with our customers is a true blessing We are a far cry from the average cutthroat business owner that does whatever it takes to get there Coming from Australia we didn t know how many women from our community bond with other communities We are blessed to have met the people we have and more so for the relationships that have grown from our business Being open to meeting and working with other like minded women has opened our minds to a whole new world J HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL PROFESSOR JOHN DAVIS HAS ADVOCATED FAMILY UNITY AS A MAJOR FACTOR IN BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL FAMILY BUSINESS WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE PARTNERS WITH YOUR SISTER Chaya Chanin It is the best thing in the world We can always be ourselves We know what the other is thinking Simi Polonsky We feel blessed to be working together We are each other s family our support and we are best friends J EVERY BUSINESS OWNER FACES CHALLENGES WHAT ARE SOME CHALLENGES YOU FACED OPENING YOUR BUSINESS Simi Polonsky My biggest challenge is maintaining the feeling of confidence in knowing that you should be doing what you are doing Sometimes fear and doubt can get in the way of putting one foot in front of the other getting through those feelings is what helps us get through challenges Trusting in Hashem and knowing that at the end of the day nothing is in our control is what really helps us work through the challenges J TO WHAT DO YOU ATTRIBUTE YOUR SUCCESS Chaya Chanin We have confidence in each other and in what we are doing We do a lot of hard work and focus on perseverance but most importantly Hashem is in charge If we are supposed to be doing what we are doing and do it well we will J WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OUR READERS Simi Polonsky Don t get too affected by what others may think or say about you It s important to listen and take others opinions into consideration but most importantly it s imperative to be yourself and have trust and confidence in yourself Honesty and integrity are more important than designing and selling any amount of dresses J DO YOU HAVE A BUSINESS MENTOR OR ROLE MODEL Chaya Chanin Role models are everywhere we look We feel like it s important to learn from the strengths as well as the mistakes of others so we are always open to learning and gaining information as well as inspiration from others We do have a business mentor we wouldn t be where we are today without her J DID YOU TAKE A FORMAL TRAINING PROGRAM SUCH AS A COLLEGE DEGREE OR BUSINESS COURSES BEFORE STARTING YOUR BUSINESS Simi Polonsky I went to fashion school for garment design and construction All of our clothing are designed and manufactured in NYC we work closely with manufacturers in Manhattan which allows us to have quality control over our garments and by working closely with our pattern makers and manufacturers we learn more and more about the process of design giving us the skills to constantly improve what we are doing fyi Joseph J Sherman is an Online Marketing Strategist based in Jerusalem 75 fyimagazineny com
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ASK MAURICE ARE YOU SOCIAL YOUR CLIENTS DEFINITELY ARE The numbers don t lie Facebook has over 1 19 billion users Instagram has 200 million and LinkedIn has 300 million users Not sure how to get started reaching your customers on social media We integrate our innate understanding of social media with online and traditional marketing strategies to increase brand awareness and drive revenue for your business Our team of experts will research position your company engage with customers through valuable content and interaction and promote your product or service across mutliple platforms Contact us today to take the first step hello 14minds com www 14minds com 516 590 0073 Dear Maurice Thanks for your insights I look forward to them every month Here is my question I have a great job as a manager of an office The problem is that I haven t gotten a raise in 3 years I feel like I am getting paid less than my market value for the work I contribute to the company I discussed this with my boss a few times over the last three years and his answer was that he would love to give me a raise but the company can t afford it at the moment I really like my job and don t want to start looking for another job What s the best way to convince my boss that it s about time to give me a raise Looking forward to your response An underpaid loyal manager 14MINDS collaborative marketing WHO ARE WE 14Minds is a team of experienced marketers collaborating on demand with 360 marketing for small business We ve disrupted and re imagined the conventional marketing agency by hiring and assigning team members as needed The end result You get access to leading industry experts writers designers programmers digital marketers and business strategists who are individually handpicked to collaborate on your project 76 fyimagazineny com Dear underpaid loyal manager Thanks for asking this is one of the most asked questions when I work with business owners It seems that most of them are struggling with the same issue but from the other side of the coin A business owner s focus is on keeping his employees and customers happy while at the same time being responsible for the cash flow of the company to ensure that there is always enough to pay vendors and employees And while most business owners would love to keep raising their employees pay they are afraid that they wouldn t be able to cover the increased overhead I am not saying this to justify the fact that you haven t gotten a raise in three years I am just mentioning it to give you the other side of the story that for a business owner it s very hard to decide to give raises to employees even when 77 fyimagazineny com
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ASK MAURICE ARE YOU SOCIAL YOUR CLIENTS DEFINITELY ARE The numbers don t lie Facebook has over 1 19 billion users Instagram has 200 million and LinkedIn has 300 million users Not sure how to get started reaching your customers on social media We integrate our innate understanding of social media with online and traditional marketing strategies to increase brand awareness and drive revenue for your business Our team of experts will research position your company engage with customers through valuable content and interaction and promote your product or service across mutliple platforms Contact us today to take the first step hello 14minds com www 14minds com 516 590 0073 Dear Maurice Thanks for your insights I look forward to them every month Here is my question I have a great job as a manager of an office The problem is that I haven t gotten a raise in 3 years I feel like I am getting paid less than my market value for the work I contribute to the company I discussed this with my boss a few times over the last three years and his answer was that he would love to give me a raise but the company can t afford it at the moment I really like my job and don t want to start looking for another job What s the best way to convince my boss that it s about time to give me a raise Looking forward to your response An underpaid loyal manager 14MINDS collaborative marketing WHO ARE WE 14Minds is a team of experienced marketers collaborating on demand with 360 marketing for small business We ve disrupted and re imagined the conventional marketing agency by hiring and assigning team members as needed The end result You get access to leading industry experts writers designers programmers digital marketers and business strategists who are individually handpicked to collaborate on your project 76 fyimagazineny com Dear underpaid loyal manager Thanks for asking this is one of the most asked questions when I work with business owners It seems that most of them are struggling with the same issue but from the other side of the coin A business owner s focus is on keeping his employees and customers happy while at the same time being responsible for the cash flow of the company to ensure that there is always enough to pay vendors and employees And while most business owners would love to keep raising their employees pay they are afraid that they wouldn t be able to cover the increased overhead I am not saying this to justify the fact that you haven t gotten a raise in three years I am just mentioning it to give you the other side of the story that for a business owner it s very hard to decide to give raises to employees even when 77 fyimagazineny com
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ASK MAURICE Maurice Stein is an internationally renowned success coach His debut book Turn Around Your Business by 5 PM has helped turn many struggling businesses around askmaurice com he feels they deserve it because at the end of the day week he must cover all of his expenses and make sure the company can handle its constantly increasing overhead This causes a lot of stress on the owner and when the employees ask for a raise he will naturally try to push it off because of his fear that he can t afford it That being said let s get back to your question on how to ask for a raise The best way to ask for a raise is to help your boss justify it by showing him the responsibilities you currently have in the company and if possible by taking on new responsibilities which will increase the sales profits of the company thereby justifying him investing more money in you to help him get those results Most employees ask for a raise either because they are not making enough money to pay their bills or because they ve been with the company for a long time and they feel that because of their longevity they deserve more However neither of those are legitimate reasons for an employer to give you a raise even though it is standard in the business world to give employees raises every year Most business owners will try to give a small raise every 12 months but if you want more than that you have to justify it The right way to ask for a raise is to think about your responsibilities and contributions to the company how they affect the bottom line and then present them to your boss in a professional way showing him your 78 fyimagazineny com value in actual profit to the company For example if you can show that you created a system for order processing or for customer service that saves 2 hours a day for the staff you can prove that you saved the company a lot of money For 3 staff members getting paid 18 per hour if will be 250 days per year x 3 employees x 2 hours per day x 18 per hour 27 000 savings per year If you can create a list of accomplishments and their value to the company it will take the conversation to a different level from just asking for a raise Another thing you can do is set a goal that you will accomplish for the company and ask for a raise or bonus if you achieve it For example you can offer to increase sales from existing customers or decrease the overtime hours that your staff is putting in anything that would increase the company s profits As a result you would like to get a pay increase or bonus In most cases you can get more by doing this than by simply asking for a raise If all of this doesn t work it s probably time to find out how much you are really worth by getting a job offer from another company which will give you an indication on how much your market value is Once you get that you can then decide if you want to use that as a negotiation tool to ask for a raise fyi IRA LTCI ANNUITY COLLEGE FUND PERSONAL FINANCE Which buckets are right for you One of the biggest challenges in designing financial programs for individuals is their individuality People have different skills needs interests objectives and current circumstances personalized financial planning is a micro issue And every plan is unique 79 fyimagazineny com
ASK MAURICE  Maurice Stein is an internationally renowned success coach. His debut book, Turn Around Your Business by 5 PM...
ASK MAURICE Maurice Stein is an internationally renowned success coach His debut book Turn Around Your Business by 5 PM has helped turn many struggling businesses around askmaurice com he feels they deserve it because at the end of the day week he must cover all of his expenses and make sure the company can handle its constantly increasing overhead This causes a lot of stress on the owner and when the employees ask for a raise he will naturally try to push it off because of his fear that he can t afford it That being said let s get back to your question on how to ask for a raise The best way to ask for a raise is to help your boss justify it by showing him the responsibilities you currently have in the company and if possible by taking on new responsibilities which will increase the sales profits of the company thereby justifying him investing more money in you to help him get those results Most employees ask for a raise either because they are not making enough money to pay their bills or because they ve been with the company for a long time and they feel that because of their longevity they deserve more However neither of those are legitimate reasons for an employer to give you a raise even though it is standard in the business world to give employees raises every year Most business owners will try to give a small raise every 12 months but if you want more than that you have to justify it The right way to ask for a raise is to think about your responsibilities and contributions to the company how they affect the bottom line and then present them to your boss in a professional way showing him your 78 fyimagazineny com value in actual profit to the company For example if you can show that you created a system for order processing or for customer service that saves 2 hours a day for the staff you can prove that you saved the company a lot of money For 3 staff members getting paid 18 per hour if will be 250 days per year x 3 employees x 2 hours per day x 18 per hour 27 000 savings per year If you can create a list of accomplishments and their value to the company it will take the conversation to a different level from just asking for a raise Another thing you can do is set a goal that you will accomplish for the company and ask for a raise or bonus if you achieve it For example you can offer to increase sales from existing customers or decrease the overtime hours that your staff is putting in anything that would increase the company s profits As a result you would like to get a pay increase or bonus In most cases you can get more by doing this than by simply asking for a raise If all of this doesn t work it s probably time to find out how much you are really worth by getting a job offer from another company which will give you an indication on how much your market value is Once you get that you can then decide if you want to use that as a negotiation tool to ask for a raise fyi IRA LTCI ANNUITY COLLEGE FUND PERSONAL FINANCE Which buckets are right for you One of the biggest challenges in designing financial programs for individuals is their individuality People have different skills needs interests objectives and current circumstances personalized financial planning is a micro issue And every plan is unique 79 fyimagazineny com
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n contrast governments and financial corporations operate on a macro scale Their financial perspectives issues and strategies are quite different from individuals Institutions don t interface with individuals in a one on one format their relationships are shaped by demographics and transactions with large numbers of people So how do institutions shape their programs products and services to respond to individual needs and preferences Governments use statistics to classify groups of citizens then address the perceived needs of the group In some instances this results in a change in tax policies allowing or eliminating deductions or the creation of new programs IRAs Pell Grants etc The ability to use these benefits may be prohibited by income levels or some other broad metric which narrows the range of citizens who can benefit from these changes But though it is narrowed down the approach is decidedly macro The macro response to individuality by financial institutions is to offer more options and recommend participation in everything or at least as many things as your budget allows Instead of saying only a subset of Americans are eligible for a special plan they attempt to make many financial products and services available to everyone You could call this a bucket approach to personal finance because that s what the financial institutions call it The bucket approach seems simple if you can cover all the financial bases for insurance retirement healthcare etc you should be safe But the bucket approach is often impractical and inefficient for most Americans Unless one has unlimited resources it is hard to fully fund everything In fact Americans today have less real income available for meeting long term financial objectives than 10 years ago According to The Wall Street Journal on September 16 2014 the Census Bureau reported that the 2013 median household income of 51 939 was 8 below its pre recession level Following the same track a July 2014 survey published in USA Today determined that living the American Dream required an annual income of at least 130 000 If the median income is 51 939 and the American Dream requires 130 000 do you think there will be enough money to fill every bucket The American Dream scenario consists of only two 80 fyimagazineny com savings components a maximum contribution of 17 500 to a 401 k and 5 000 allocated to two accounts for college savings But if these two financial deposits consume almost 25 of one s after tax income what s left to ensure human life value finance a home remodeling plan for long term care build emergency cash reserves and leave an inheritance And if you can t fill all the buckets which ones will have to be neglected Further what happens if USA Today s hypothetical family of four has to relocate because of a job loss decides to start a business or includes children who don t want a college education It might be cost prohibitive to liquidate either the 401 k or the college savings accounts Given the wide range of unknowns and the likelihood of change it s probable that narrowly focused financial decisions i e buckets of narrowly focused financial products or strategies will inevitably deliver less than optimal results Is better than nothing a good measuring stick Promoters of the bucket approach to personal finance will often concede its drawbacks however they contend that the value of the bucket approach is motivating people to take action and doing something is better than doing nothing There is psychological satisfaction in taking action to address a concern in most circumstances being proactive is better than doing nothing Most of the time any decision to save or insure will yield positive results However what if doing something gets in the way of doing something better Psychologically and financially someone who has filled his life insurance bucket with term insurance and his retirement bucket with a 401 k may not be receptive to considering alternatives I m all set I ve got the buckets Having a lot of buckets or even a few buckets selected haphazardly and attempting to fill most of them is not really a coordinated plan It s just a bunch of buckets The successful use of financial instruments comes not from simply owning these products but in determining which ones are selected and how they fit within the parameters of your current circumstances and objectives Not every product is suitable for every person You can t expect that having a lot of buckets will in itself lead to financial success Additionally many buckets come with restrictions on contributions and or distributions you can only add so much and you can withdraw only under certain circumstances So even if the particular bucket delivers some benefit its value is finite you may not be able to get more of what s good for you A Better Bucket Method financial progress doesn t require a lot of buckets You need the right ones filled to the brim with the option to pour over into other buckets as future circumstances permit One or two large multi purpose accumulation buckets whose use can be determined at a later date are usually more efficient and valuable than multiple narrowly focused and underfunded accounts The essence of efficient planning is not striving for higher returns but eliminating actions that deliver minimal benefits The savings that result from your financial decisions should directly and indirectly boost overall performance Consult your professional resources to identify the buckets appropriate for your situation and determine ways to maximize their value You probably can t fill them all but you should fill the ones that deliver the greatest benefits fyi Josh Faizzadeh provides practical advice and guidance for success to individuals families and small businesses Josh dedicated his professional life to the financial well being of his clients josh_faizzadeh strategiesforwealth com 81 fyimagazineny com COLLEGE FUND LTCI IRA ANNUITY College funding Fill a 529 bucket Worried that end of life expenses might impoverish a surviving spouse Try a LongTerm Care bucket Concerned about retirement Here s a bucket called IRA Want guaranteed income for life Find an annuity bucket to supplement Social Security
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n contrast governments and financial corporations operate on a macro scale Their financial perspectives issues and strategies are quite different from individuals Institutions don t interface with individuals in a one on one format their relationships are shaped by demographics and transactions with large numbers of people So how do institutions shape their programs products and services to respond to individual needs and preferences Governments use statistics to classify groups of citizens then address the perceived needs of the group In some instances this results in a change in tax policies allowing or eliminating deductions or the creation of new programs IRAs Pell Grants etc The ability to use these benefits may be prohibited by income levels or some other broad metric which narrows the range of citizens who can benefit from these changes But though it is narrowed down the approach is decidedly macro The macro response to individuality by financial institutions is to offer more options and recommend participation in everything or at least as many things as your budget allows Instead of saying only a subset of Americans are eligible for a special plan they attempt to make many financial products and services available to everyone You could call this a bucket approach to personal finance because that s what the financial institutions call it The bucket approach seems simple if you can cover all the financial bases for insurance retirement healthcare etc you should be safe But the bucket approach is often impractical and inefficient for most Americans Unless one has unlimited resources it is hard to fully fund everything In fact Americans today have less real income available for meeting long term financial objectives than 10 years ago According to The Wall Street Journal on September 16 2014 the Census Bureau reported that the 2013 median household income of 51 939 was 8 below its pre recession level Following the same track a July 2014 survey published in USA Today determined that living the American Dream required an annual income of at least 130 000 If the median income is 51 939 and the American Dream requires 130 000 do you think there will be enough money to fill every bucket The American Dream scenario consists of only two 80 fyimagazineny com savings components a maximum contribution of 17 500 to a 401 k and 5 000 allocated to two accounts for college savings But if these two financial deposits consume almost 25 of one s after tax income what s left to ensure human life value finance a home remodeling plan for long term care build emergency cash reserves and leave an inheritance And if you can t fill all the buckets which ones will have to be neglected Further what happens if USA Today s hypothetical family of four has to relocate because of a job loss decides to start a business or includes children who don t want a college education It might be cost prohibitive to liquidate either the 401 k or the college savings accounts Given the wide range of unknowns and the likelihood of change it s probable that narrowly focused financial decisions i e buckets of narrowly focused financial products or strategies will inevitably deliver less than optimal results Is better than nothing a good measuring stick Promoters of the bucket approach to personal finance will often concede its drawbacks however they contend that the value of the bucket approach is motivating people to take action and doing something is better than doing nothing There is psychological satisfaction in taking action to address a concern in most circumstances being proactive is better than doing nothing Most of the time any decision to save or insure will yield positive results However what if doing something gets in the way of doing something better Psychologically and financially someone who has filled his life insurance bucket with term insurance and his retirement bucket with a 401 k may not be receptive to considering alternatives I m all set I ve got the buckets Having a lot of buckets or even a few buckets selected haphazardly and attempting to fill most of them is not really a coordinated plan It s just a bunch of buckets The successful use of financial instruments comes not from simply owning these products but in determining which ones are selected and how they fit within the parameters of your current circumstances and objectives Not every product is suitable for every person You can t expect that having a lot of buckets will in itself lead to financial success Additionally many buckets come with restrictions on contributions and or distributions you can only add so much and you can withdraw only under certain circumstances So even if the particular bucket delivers some benefit its value is finite you may not be able to get more of what s good for you A Better Bucket Method financial progress doesn t require a lot of buckets You need the right ones filled to the brim with the option to pour over into other buckets as future circumstances permit One or two large multi purpose accumulation buckets whose use can be determined at a later date are usually more efficient and valuable than multiple narrowly focused and underfunded accounts The essence of efficient planning is not striving for higher returns but eliminating actions that deliver minimal benefits The savings that result from your financial decisions should directly and indirectly boost overall performance Consult your professional resources to identify the buckets appropriate for your situation and determine ways to maximize their value You probably can t fill them all but you should fill the ones that deliver the greatest benefits fyi Josh Faizzadeh provides practical advice and guidance for success to individuals families and small businesses Josh dedicated his professional life to the financial well being of his clients josh_faizzadeh strategiesforwealth com 81 fyimagazineny com COLLEGE FUND LTCI IRA ANNUITY College funding Fill a 529 bucket Worried that end of life expenses might impoverish a surviving spouse Try a LongTerm Care bucket Concerned about retirement Here s a bucket called IRA Want guaranteed income for life Find an annuity bucket to supplement Social Security
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Kale Parmesan Soup Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup COOKING IN HEELS SHOSHANA TURIN To me this recipe is equivalent to stone soup where you take basically nothing and make something incredible I absolutely love Parmesan cheese I think it takes any dish to a whole new level I m talking about the real one not the grated one that comes in a bottle Here we see a whole new face of Parmesan where its beautiful deep flavor pairs perfectly with the sweet caramel onions and the crunchy kale Prepare to surprise yourself by seeing how something so simple can be so delicious THE BEE S KITCHEN SABRINA OVADIA This recipe features very few ingredients and constitutes one of my fall favorite soups Butternut squash combined with chickpeas creates the perfect creamy soup for a cold winter night The taste is enhanced by cinnamon which brings the final touch 1 can chickpeas 1 teaspoon salt and pepper 2 tablespoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon olive oil IN A LARGE POT heat the olive oil Saute the butternut squash and the chickpeas for a few minutes and cover with water ADD THE SPICES and let simmer for about 45 min ONCE IT S READY put everything in a food processor and pulse until everything is liquid SPRINKLE some extra cinnamon on top 84 fyimagazineny com 2 large onions diced 6 cloves garlic peeled and diced 12 cups water 1 8 oz block of Parmesan cheese PHOTOS BY SHEVY GROSS 1 butternut squash peeled and cut in small chunks 2 cans white beans drained and rinsed 1 bunch kale preferably dinosaur cut into ribbons IN A LARGE POT saut the onions and some salt to taste over medium heat until light brown for about 10 minutes Add the garlic and continue to saut until the onions are golden Please keep a watchful eye Burnt onions will impart a flavor to the soup that just doesn t work here POUR IN the water TIE THE PARMESAN in a cheesecloth and add it to the soup BRING THE SOUP to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer Allow it to simmer for at least an hour The broth should be a creamy white beige color REMOVE the Parmesan and add in the beans and kale Simmer for 10 minutes or until the beans and kale are warmed through SPRINKLE WITH salt and pepper to taste Do not skip this step it really brings out the wonderful depth of the soup Serve with a toasted baguette and a sprinkle of Parmesan on top if desired Salt and freshly grated black pepper to taste 85 fyimagazineny com
Kale Parmesan Soup  Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup  COOKING IN HEELS   SHOSHANA TURIN To me, this recipe is equivalent...
Kale Parmesan Soup Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup COOKING IN HEELS SHOSHANA TURIN To me this recipe is equivalent to stone soup where you take basically nothing and make something incredible I absolutely love Parmesan cheese I think it takes any dish to a whole new level I m talking about the real one not the grated one that comes in a bottle Here we see a whole new face of Parmesan where its beautiful deep flavor pairs perfectly with the sweet caramel onions and the crunchy kale Prepare to surprise yourself by seeing how something so simple can be so delicious THE BEE S KITCHEN SABRINA OVADIA This recipe features very few ingredients and constitutes one of my fall favorite soups Butternut squash combined with chickpeas creates the perfect creamy soup for a cold winter night The taste is enhanced by cinnamon which brings the final touch 1 can chickpeas 1 teaspoon salt and pepper 2 tablespoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon turmeric 1 teaspoon olive oil IN A LARGE POT heat the olive oil Saute the butternut squash and the chickpeas for a few minutes and cover with water ADD THE SPICES and let simmer for about 45 min ONCE IT S READY put everything in a food processor and pulse until everything is liquid SPRINKLE some extra cinnamon on top 84 fyimagazineny com 2 large onions diced 6 cloves garlic peeled and diced 12 cups water 1 8 oz block of Parmesan cheese PHOTOS BY SHEVY GROSS 1 butternut squash peeled and cut in small chunks 2 cans white beans drained and rinsed 1 bunch kale preferably dinosaur cut into ribbons IN A LARGE POT saut the onions and some salt to taste over medium heat until light brown for about 10 minutes Add the garlic and continue to saut until the onions are golden Please keep a watchful eye Burnt onions will impart a flavor to the soup that just doesn t work here POUR IN the water TIE THE PARMESAN in a cheesecloth and add it to the soup BRING THE SOUP to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer Allow it to simmer for at least an hour The broth should be a creamy white beige color REMOVE the Parmesan and add in the beans and kale Simmer for 10 minutes or until the beans and kale are warmed through SPRINKLE WITH salt and pepper to taste Do not skip this step it really brings out the wonderful depth of the soup Serve with a toasted baguette and a sprinkle of Parmesan on top if desired Salt and freshly grated black pepper to taste 85 fyimagazineny com
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3 Quick Breakfasts THAT ARE TASTIER THAN CEREAL Creamy Asparagus Basil Soup DINI DELIVERS DINI KLEIN Breakfast has long been revered as the most important meal of the day and nothing is quicker than a bowl of cereal We get that mornings are hectic that s why all these recipes are super quick or can be prepared the night before When I make soup I want to throw a few simple ingredients into a pot cover it and eat it shortly after This soup is fresh beautifully colored easy to make and requires only 5 ingredients Frozen peas can be subbed for the asparagus for an equally delicious flavor It s a winner every time 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock What s better than a guilt free healthy muffin or two with coffee to start your day Made with no flour or oil and packed with oats yogurt and bananas these muffins make a deliciously healthy breakfast or snack These stay fresh in an air tight container for up to a week 2 pounds asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces 1 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt 1 cup fresh chopped basil 2 ripe bananas salt and pepper to taste 2 eggs 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion diced 2 cups rolled oats old fashioned or quick cooking IN A LARGE POT heat the olive oil on medium high heat and saut onion until translucent ADD THE STOCK a asparagus and basil BRING TO A BOIL cover and simmer for another 20 minutes USING AN immersion blender puree soup until smooth and creamy SEASON with salt and pepper to taste 86 fyimagazineny com cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder teaspoon baking soda cup chocolate chips mini or regular 1 Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit Prepare muffin tins by spraying well with cooking spray ADD all ingredients except chocolate chips to a blender or food processer and blend on high till the oats are broken down and batter is smooth and creamy Stir in chocolate chips with spoon POUR the batter into the prepared muffin tins filling each about full BAKE for 15 20 minutes until the tops of your muffins are set and toothpick inserted comes out clean ALLOW muffins to cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing YIELD 12 MUFFINS
3 Quick Breakfasts  THAT ARE TASTIER THAN CEREAL Creamy Asparagus-Basil Soup DINI DELIVERS   DINI KLEIN  Breakfast has lon...
3 Quick Breakfasts THAT ARE TASTIER THAN CEREAL Creamy Asparagus Basil Soup DINI DELIVERS DINI KLEIN Breakfast has long been revered as the most important meal of the day and nothing is quicker than a bowl of cereal We get that mornings are hectic that s why all these recipes are super quick or can be prepared the night before When I make soup I want to throw a few simple ingredients into a pot cover it and eat it shortly after This soup is fresh beautifully colored easy to make and requires only 5 ingredients Frozen peas can be subbed for the asparagus for an equally delicious flavor It s a winner every time 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock What s better than a guilt free healthy muffin or two with coffee to start your day Made with no flour or oil and packed with oats yogurt and bananas these muffins make a deliciously healthy breakfast or snack These stay fresh in an air tight container for up to a week 2 pounds asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces 1 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt 1 cup fresh chopped basil 2 ripe bananas salt and pepper to taste 2 eggs 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion diced 2 cups rolled oats old fashioned or quick cooking IN A LARGE POT heat the olive oil on medium high heat and saut onion until translucent ADD THE STOCK a asparagus and basil BRING TO A BOIL cover and simmer for another 20 minutes USING AN immersion blender puree soup until smooth and creamy SEASON with salt and pepper to taste 86 fyimagazineny com cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder teaspoon baking soda cup chocolate chips mini or regular 1 Banana Oat Greek Yogurt Muffins PREHEAT oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit Prepare muffin tins by spraying well with cooking spray ADD all ingredients except chocolate chips to a blender or food processer and blend on high till the oats are broken down and batter is smooth and creamy Stir in chocolate chips with spoon POUR the batter into the prepared muffin tins filling each about full BAKE for 15 20 minutes until the tops of your muffins are set and toothpick inserted comes out clean ALLOW muffins to cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing YIELD 12 MUFFINS
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CLIP SAVE 3 Creamsicle Smoothie Smoothies are king Now you ll have a quick grab ngo breakfast in the morning This smoothie is protein packed filling and absolutely delicious 1 cups frozen mango chunks cup milk 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt cup orange juice 2 Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes Pancakes are always a treat when fresh off the griddle but if refrigerated correctly they are great a day or two later as well Store the ready pancakes in a large plastic container in the fridge Reheat them in the morning in the oven or microwave or enjoy at room temperature And don t forget your favorite maple syrup drizzled on top 1 cups flour 1 Teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon white sugar 3 Tablespoons butter melted 1 cups milk 1 egg cup mini chocolate chips IN A large bowl sift together the flour baking powder salt and sugar Make a well in the center and pour in the milk egg and melted butter mix until smooth Once the batter is smooth add in chocolate chips HEAT a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat POUR or scoop the batter onto the griddle using approximately 1 4 cup for each pancake BROWN on both sides and serve hot YIELDS APPROX 8 SERVINGS SIMPLY place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy YIELDS 2 SERVINGS 1 butternut squash IN A LARGE POT heat peeled and cut in the olive oil Saute the small chunks butternut squash and the chickpeas for a few 1 can chickpeas minutes and cover with 1 teaspoon salt and water pepper ADD THE SPICES and let Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup 2 tablespoons simmer for about 45 min cinnamon ONCE IT S READY put everything in a food 1 teaspoon processor and pulse until turmeric everything is liquid 1 teaspoon olive oil SPRINKLE some extra cinnamon on top Kale Parmesan Soup 2 large onions diced 6 cloves garlic peeled and diced 12 cups water 1 8 oz block of Parmesan cheese 2 cans white beans drained and rinsed 1 bunch kale preferably dinosaur cut into ribbons Salt and freshly grated black pepper to taste IN A LARGE POT saut the onions and some salt to taste over medium heat until light brown for about 10 minutes Add the garlic and continue to saut until the onions are golden Please keep a watchful eye Burnt onions will impart a flavor to the soup that just doesn t work here POUR IN the water TIE THE PARMESAN in a cheesecloth and add it to the soup BRING THE SOUP to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer Allow it to simmer for at least an hour The broth should be a creamy white beige color REMOVE the Parmesan and add in the beans and kale SIMMER FOR 10 MINUTEs or until the beans and kale are warmed through SPRINKLE WITH salt and pepper to taste Do not skip this step it really brings out the wonderful depth of the soup Serve with a toasted baguette and a sprinkle of Parmesan on top if desired 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion diced 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock 2 pounds asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces 1 cup fresh chopped basil salt and pepper to taste Creamy Asparagus basil soup 89 fyimagazineny com IN A LARGE POT heat the olive oil on medium high heat and saut onion until translucent ADD THE STOCK a asparagus and basil BRING TO A BOIL cover and simmer for another 20 minutes USING AN immersion blender puree soup until smooth and creamy SEASON with salt and pepper to taste
CLIP   SAVE  3. Creamsicle Smoothie Smoothies are king. Now you   ll have a quick, grab-ngo breakfast in the morning. This...
CLIP SAVE 3 Creamsicle Smoothie Smoothies are king Now you ll have a quick grab ngo breakfast in the morning This smoothie is protein packed filling and absolutely delicious 1 cups frozen mango chunks cup milk 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt cup orange juice 2 Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes Pancakes are always a treat when fresh off the griddle but if refrigerated correctly they are great a day or two later as well Store the ready pancakes in a large plastic container in the fridge Reheat them in the morning in the oven or microwave or enjoy at room temperature And don t forget your favorite maple syrup drizzled on top 1 cups flour 1 Teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon white sugar 3 Tablespoons butter melted 1 cups milk 1 egg cup mini chocolate chips IN A large bowl sift together the flour baking powder salt and sugar Make a well in the center and pour in the milk egg and melted butter mix until smooth Once the batter is smooth add in chocolate chips HEAT a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat POUR or scoop the batter onto the griddle using approximately 1 4 cup for each pancake BROWN on both sides and serve hot YIELDS APPROX 8 SERVINGS SIMPLY place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy YIELDS 2 SERVINGS 1 butternut squash IN A LARGE POT heat peeled and cut in the olive oil Saute the small chunks butternut squash and the chickpeas for a few 1 can chickpeas minutes and cover with 1 teaspoon salt and water pepper ADD THE SPICES and let Butternut Squash and Chickpea Soup 2 tablespoons simmer for about 45 min cinnamon ONCE IT S READY put everything in a food 1 teaspoon processor and pulse until turmeric everything is liquid 1 teaspoon olive oil SPRINKLE some extra cinnamon on top Kale Parmesan Soup 2 large onions diced 6 cloves garlic peeled and diced 12 cups water 1 8 oz block of Parmesan cheese 2 cans white beans drained and rinsed 1 bunch kale preferably dinosaur cut into ribbons Salt and freshly grated black pepper to taste IN A LARGE POT saut the onions and some salt to taste over medium heat until light brown for about 10 minutes Add the garlic and continue to saut until the onions are golden Please keep a watchful eye Burnt onions will impart a flavor to the soup that just doesn t work here POUR IN the water TIE THE PARMESAN in a cheesecloth and add it to the soup BRING THE SOUP to a boil and then lower the heat to a simmer Allow it to simmer for at least an hour The broth should be a creamy white beige color REMOVE the Parmesan and add in the beans and kale SIMMER FOR 10 MINUTEs or until the beans and kale are warmed through SPRINKLE WITH salt and pepper to taste Do not skip this step it really brings out the wonderful depth of the soup Serve with a toasted baguette and a sprinkle of Parmesan on top if desired 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion diced 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock 2 pounds asparagus cut into 1 inch pieces 1 cup fresh chopped basil salt and pepper to taste Creamy Asparagus basil soup 89 fyimagazineny com IN A LARGE POT heat the olive oil on medium high heat and saut onion until translucent ADD THE STOCK a asparagus and basil BRING TO A BOIL cover and simmer for another 20 minutes USING AN immersion blender puree soup until smooth and creamy SEASON with salt and pepper to taste
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KEEP FACE ANTI AGING SKIN CARE TIPS WRITTEN BY DEBBIE BURRACK WITH EACH PASSING YEAR most women notice that their skin loses luster As you pass into your 30 s and 40 s your face may feel rough and dry as oil glands secrete less moisture Ruddy patches fine wrinkles and pimply bumps may also make their debuts Take heart while nobody escapes the grand ticking clock you can control some of the effects of aging on your skin Many factors have the greatest impact on how facial skin ages While genetics are to blame for 20 30 the rest is determined primarily by environ mental agents such as stress diet smoking and sun exposure Proper lifestyle choices can help your skin glow against the tests of time Eat nutritiously yes junk food has a bad effect reduce stress to reduce worry lines don t smoke and protect your skin from the sun SHUN THE SUN Hands down all contemporary responsible reports about proper skin care begin by shouting out the importance of sunscreen According to a 2013 scientific study it is estimated that 80 of skin changes due to aging are the result of exposure to ultraviolet light As the sun s rays blaze upon you UV light damages skin fibers called elastin Over time this causes skin to wrinkle stretch and sag bruise more easily and heal more slowly Keep in mind that sun damage is cumulative Even if it doesn t appear in the short term it will emerge later in life With no way to completely reverse the impact it s much easier to prevent unsightly effects than to erase them later Experts at the American Academy of Dermatology AAD advise everyone to apply a thick layer of broad spectrum water resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more When outdoors reapply 96 fyimagazineny com every two hours Is the sunscreen contained in your makeup and moisturizer good enough Eve Finkelstein MB BS FACD Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon in Israel says not to count on it Finkelstein explains Even when makeup and creams contain 30 SPF sunscreen people generally don t apply a thick enough layer for it to be effective That s why I always recommend purchasing a good broad spectrum oil free sunscreen which blocks UVA and UVB rays and oil free
KEEP FACE   ANTI-AGING SKIN CARE TIPS WRITTEN BY DEBBIE BURRACK  WITH EACH PASSING YEAR, most women notice that their skin...
KEEP FACE ANTI AGING SKIN CARE TIPS WRITTEN BY DEBBIE BURRACK WITH EACH PASSING YEAR most women notice that their skin loses luster As you pass into your 30 s and 40 s your face may feel rough and dry as oil glands secrete less moisture Ruddy patches fine wrinkles and pimply bumps may also make their debuts Take heart while nobody escapes the grand ticking clock you can control some of the effects of aging on your skin Many factors have the greatest impact on how facial skin ages While genetics are to blame for 20 30 the rest is determined primarily by environ mental agents such as stress diet smoking and sun exposure Proper lifestyle choices can help your skin glow against the tests of time Eat nutritiously yes junk food has a bad effect reduce stress to reduce worry lines don t smoke and protect your skin from the sun SHUN THE SUN Hands down all contemporary responsible reports about proper skin care begin by shouting out the importance of sunscreen According to a 2013 scientific study it is estimated that 80 of skin changes due to aging are the result of exposure to ultraviolet light As the sun s rays blaze upon you UV light damages skin fibers called elastin Over time this causes skin to wrinkle stretch and sag bruise more easily and heal more slowly Keep in mind that sun damage is cumulative Even if it doesn t appear in the short term it will emerge later in life With no way to completely reverse the impact it s much easier to prevent unsightly effects than to erase them later Experts at the American Academy of Dermatology AAD advise everyone to apply a thick layer of broad spectrum water resistant sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more When outdoors reapply 96 fyimagazineny com every two hours Is the sunscreen contained in your makeup and moisturizer good enough Eve Finkelstein MB BS FACD Dermatologist and Dermatologic Surgeon in Israel says not to count on it Finkelstein explains Even when makeup and creams contain 30 SPF sunscreen people generally don t apply a thick enough layer for it to be effective That s why I always recommend purchasing a good broad spectrum oil free sunscreen which blocks UVA and UVB rays and oil free
KEEP FACE   ANTI-AGING SKIN CARE TIPS WRITTEN BY DEBBIE BURRACK  WITH EACH PASSING YEAR, most women notice that their skin...
helps avoid acne KEEPING CLEAN If sunscreen is your first line of defense cleaning your skin properly is the second tactic What s the best soap to lather up Dermatologists assert that it doesn t matter whether you re a department store diva or a drugstore deal addict Plain plastic pump or sculpted glass bottle the same basic ingredients are inside most soap Finkelstein admits that she uses one no frills cleanser for body and face When it comes to cleaning power expensive soaps simply do a better job at cleaning out your pocket she adds A general guideline is to avoid bar soaps on your face as they often contain harsh ingredients that can dehydrate and irritate such as sodium lauryl sulfate Liquid or foaming cleansers are preferred AAD recommendations stress the importance of knowing your skin type If you have oily skin buy cleansers made for oily skin and the same obviously goes for dry or sensitive skin TO SCRUB OR NOT TO SCRUB Hang your fancy pouf out to dry Use a soft washcloth if you must but simple fingertips are even better According to Nanette Silverberg MD a dermatology professor at Columbia University the friction of scrubbing skin strips away your natural glowing moisture Silver berg advises gently rubbing on an exfoliating cleanser with your fingers Aging and sun damage cause the stratum corneum the outermost layer of skin cells to stop dividing and shedding normally Instead these cells stick stubbornly and fog up the luscious gleam of your skin Regular gentle exfoliation no more than twice a week can help cast these dead cells aside It generates a more even radiant look and allows moisturizers to penetrate deeper The key word here is gentle as your goal is not to strip away layers of healthy protective cells REJUVENATE WITH MOISTURE Although your body was designed with its own mechanism to keep skin naturally welloiled these gears slow down as you get older Moisturizer is needed to fortify dry skin and help prevent further transdermal water loss After sunscreen the AAD cites moisturizer as the most effective anti aging tool It plumps up the skin temporarily reducing lines and wrinkles In fact dermatologists claim that classic moisturizers are really the secret ingredients in many costly anti aging products It s tricky to choose a moisturizer from the plethora of products on the market ranging from old fashioned petroleum jelly to perfumed designer compounds Knowing the basic jargon is helpful emollients soothe skin and humectants hold in moisture By definition a good rich moisturizer offers a combo of emollients and humectants which work together to replenish the body s natural moisture barrier Finkelstein advises that how you feel should guide you to the moisturizer that s right for you Pick what appeals to you and hone in on the sensation Does it feel too heavy Does it leave your skin supple and smooth or greasy and uncomfortable There is no ultimate cream In addition to hydrating with a regular lotion eye creams are a good investment says dermatologist Patricia Farris MD clinical associate professor at Tulane University School of Medicine Your eyes are encircled by very thin and delicate skin and eye creams are formulated to target this area With more oil than facial creams they also contain beneficial ingredients such as neuropeptides to stimulate collagen production and caffeine to boost circulation and reduce puffy bags and dark circles CHEMICAL PEELS While they ve received a lot of recent attention 98 fyimagazineny com chemical peels with alpha hydroxy acids AHA have been around since antiquity with historical accounts of Cleopatra bathing in lactic acid Derived from milk and fruit sugars the most common AHAs are lactic acid and glycolic acid Able to penetrate deep AHAs unglue dead skin cells and make room for skin to regenerate After a few months of daily use many users report reduced wrinkling lightening of brown spots and smoother skin AHA use is not risk free These potent acids eradicate the protective outermost skin cells Sun sensitivity and skin irritation have been reported FDA studies also demonstrate that AHAs cause UV sensitivity however this seems to disappear within a week after discontinuing use Therefore FDA guidelines strongly recommend topical application of sunscreen while using AHA products Are higher concentrations of alpha hydroxy acids more effective Yes but the concentration level also determines who s allowed to use it J In home skin care products AHAs work best in a concentration of 5 8 Yet cosmetic labels are not required to display precise concentration To make a smart guess purchase products with alpha hydroxy acid listed as the second or third ingredient J Above 10 AHA solutions cannot be sold to retail consumers J Trained cosmetologists are allowed to work with 20 30 concentration treatments which often help remove fine wrinkles after only a few applications J Medical doctors can use products with a 50 70 concentration These treatments erase fine lines and superficial scarring with long lasting effects visible up to 5 years later Be forewarned that treatments at this strength have more extreme possible side effects with severe redness oozing and flaking skin for up to a month later ANTI AGING SERUMS Water based and lighter than most moisturizers serums boast a super quantity of active ingredients Retinoids vitamin A derivatives found naturally in the skin are the primary basis of many anti aging serums WHAT S ON YOUR FACE Learn how to read and understand product labels Here s a guide to popular skin care ingredients and what they do CERAMIDES Lipids that help skin retain moisture According to Yale dermatologist Jeffrey Dover MD retinoids step up the turnover of skin cells help retain collagen and may also build new collagen The most effective anti aging serums such as Retin A are acquired only through a prescription Yet over the counter products with retinols a weaker form have demonstrated positive results in scientific studies A 2008 study by the University of Michigan discovered that topical retinol use helped diminish wrinkles and lighten brown spots Note a physician should be consulted before using any retinol based products as they may not be safe prior to or during pregnancy There s ample support for layering retinols beneath moisturizer in your skincare routine However with so many active ingredients serums GLYCOLIC ACID LACTIC ACID SALICYLIC ACID OR MALIC ACID Good components to look for in gentle exfoliators are generally expensive The good news is that only tiny amounts are applied so a 1 ounce container should last a while The bad news is that shelf life is short Finkelstein explains that retinols oxidize quickly so keep an eye on the expiration date ACNE AT ANY AGE Not the exclusive blight of adolescence acne is also common among adult women According to Dr David Bank president of New York State Society of Dermatology nearly 30 million adult women in the United States suffer from adult acne with pesky red blemishes that tend to appear on the lower face and jaw line Toners with salicylic acid beta hydroxy acid are praised for cleaning acne prone skin and preventing breakouts of nasty blackheads and whiteheads Salicylic acid LANOLIN AND MINERAL OIL Helps skin maintain water absorbed during bathing found in anti aging creams helps even out skin texture by improving elasticity NIACINAMIDE DIMETHICONE NEUROPEPTIDES HYALURONIC ACID RETINOLS OR RETINYL PROPIONATES Vitamin A Helps the skin retain water often used in anti aging creams to GLYCERIN temporarily plump skin Plant based oil that and make wrinkles less draws water to the apparent skin derivatives with proven anti aging results BE REALISTIC No serum or moisturizer can turn back the clock Modest anti aging results can be achieved from some products when used alongside sunscreen Yet no treatment will trap your skin in a time warp of youth Beauty lies in our view on aging and the marks of life etched on your face should be seen as glorious emblems of experience As Mark Twain expressed Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been fyi SIRTUIN A protein SHEA BUTTER A hydrating ingredient well suited for thin delicate skin Attracts moisture to the skin and helps keep it there permeates and unclogs pores and eliminates dead cells To treat adult acne Bank recommends using warm or hot compresses on pimples several times a day This will kill the offensive bacteria and decrease swelling Anti inflammatory that helps renew the outer layer of skin Gentle stimulants for elastin and collagen production often found in eye creams 99 fyimagazineny com Vitamins C and E Aid in collagen production and help protect skin and reduce dark undereye circles
helps avoid acne.    KEEPING CLEAN If sunscreen is your first line of defense, cleaning your skin properly is the second t...
helps avoid acne KEEPING CLEAN If sunscreen is your first line of defense cleaning your skin properly is the second tactic What s the best soap to lather up Dermatologists assert that it doesn t matter whether you re a department store diva or a drugstore deal addict Plain plastic pump or sculpted glass bottle the same basic ingredients are inside most soap Finkelstein admits that she uses one no frills cleanser for body and face When it comes to cleaning power expensive soaps simply do a better job at cleaning out your pocket she adds A general guideline is to avoid bar soaps on your face as they often contain harsh ingredients that can dehydrate and irritate such as sodium lauryl sulfate Liquid or foaming cleansers are preferred AAD recommendations stress the importance of knowing your skin type If you have oily skin buy cleansers made for oily skin and the same obviously goes for dry or sensitive skin TO SCRUB OR NOT TO SCRUB Hang your fancy pouf out to dry Use a soft washcloth if you must but simple fingertips are even better According to Nanette Silverberg MD a dermatology professor at Columbia University the friction of scrubbing skin strips away your natural glowing moisture Silver berg advises gently rubbing on an exfoliating cleanser with your fingers Aging and sun damage cause the stratum corneum the outermost layer of skin cells to stop dividing and shedding normally Instead these cells stick stubbornly and fog up the luscious gleam of your skin Regular gentle exfoliation no more than twice a week can help cast these dead cells aside It generates a more even radiant look and allows moisturizers to penetrate deeper The key word here is gentle as your goal is not to strip away layers of healthy protective cells REJUVENATE WITH MOISTURE Although your body was designed with its own mechanism to keep skin naturally welloiled these gears slow down as you get older Moisturizer is needed to fortify dry skin and help prevent further transdermal water loss After sunscreen the AAD cites moisturizer as the most effective anti aging tool It plumps up the skin temporarily reducing lines and wrinkles In fact dermatologists claim that classic moisturizers are really the secret ingredients in many costly anti aging products It s tricky to choose a moisturizer from the plethora of products on the market ranging from old fashioned petroleum jelly to perfumed designer compounds Knowing the basic jargon is helpful emollients soothe skin and humectants hold in moisture By definition a good rich moisturizer offers a combo of emollients and humectants which work together to replenish the body s natural moisture barrier Finkelstein advises that how you feel should guide you to the moisturizer that s right for you Pick what appeals to you and hone in on the sensation Does it feel too heavy Does it leave your skin supple and smooth or greasy and uncomfortable There is no ultimate cream In addition to hydrating with a regular lotion eye creams are a good investment says dermatologist Patricia Farris MD clinical associate professor at Tulane University School of Medicine Your eyes are encircled by very thin and delicate skin and eye creams are formulated to target this area With more oil than facial creams they also contain beneficial ingredients such as neuropeptides to stimulate collagen production and caffeine to boost circulation and reduce puffy bags and dark circles CHEMICAL PEELS While they ve received a lot of recent attention 98 fyimagazineny com chemical peels with alpha hydroxy acids AHA have been around since antiquity with historical accounts of Cleopatra bathing in lactic acid Derived from milk and fruit sugars the most common AHAs are lactic acid and glycolic acid Able to penetrate deep AHAs unglue dead skin cells and make room for skin to regenerate After a few months of daily use many users report reduced wrinkling lightening of brown spots and smoother skin AHA use is not risk free These potent acids eradicate the protective outermost skin cells Sun sensitivity and skin irritation have been reported FDA studies also demonstrate that AHAs cause UV sensitivity however this seems to disappear within a week after discontinuing use Therefore FDA guidelines strongly recommend topical application of sunscreen while using AHA products Are higher concentrations of alpha hydroxy acids more effective Yes but the concentration level also determines who s allowed to use it J In home skin care products AHAs work best in a concentration of 5 8 Yet cosmetic labels are not required to display precise concentration To make a smart guess purchase products with alpha hydroxy acid listed as the second or third ingredient J Above 10 AHA solutions cannot be sold to retail consumers J Trained cosmetologists are allowed to work with 20 30 concentration treatments which often help remove fine wrinkles after only a few applications J Medical doctors can use products with a 50 70 concentration These treatments erase fine lines and superficial scarring with long lasting effects visible up to 5 years later Be forewarned that treatments at this strength have more extreme possible side effects with severe redness oozing and flaking skin for up to a month later ANTI AGING SERUMS Water based and lighter than most moisturizers serums boast a super quantity of active ingredients Retinoids vitamin A derivatives found naturally in the skin are the primary basis of many anti aging serums WHAT S ON YOUR FACE Learn how to read and understand product labels Here s a guide to popular skin care ingredients and what they do CERAMIDES Lipids that help skin retain moisture According to Yale dermatologist Jeffrey Dover MD retinoids step up the turnover of skin cells help retain collagen and may also build new collagen The most effective anti aging serums such as Retin A are acquired only through a prescription Yet over the counter products with retinols a weaker form have demonstrated positive results in scientific studies A 2008 study by the University of Michigan discovered that topical retinol use helped diminish wrinkles and lighten brown spots Note a physician should be consulted before using any retinol based products as they may not be safe prior to or during pregnancy There s ample support for layering retinols beneath moisturizer in your skincare routine However with so many active ingredients serums GLYCOLIC ACID LACTIC ACID SALICYLIC ACID OR MALIC ACID Good components to look for in gentle exfoliators are generally expensive The good news is that only tiny amounts are applied so a 1 ounce container should last a while The bad news is that shelf life is short Finkelstein explains that retinols oxidize quickly so keep an eye on the expiration date ACNE AT ANY AGE Not the exclusive blight of adolescence acne is also common among adult women According to Dr David Bank president of New York State Society of Dermatology nearly 30 million adult women in the United States suffer from adult acne with pesky red blemishes that tend to appear on the lower face and jaw line Toners with salicylic acid beta hydroxy acid are praised for cleaning acne prone skin and preventing breakouts of nasty blackheads and whiteheads Salicylic acid LANOLIN AND MINERAL OIL Helps skin maintain water absorbed during bathing found in anti aging creams helps even out skin texture by improving elasticity NIACINAMIDE DIMETHICONE NEUROPEPTIDES HYALURONIC ACID RETINOLS OR RETINYL PROPIONATES Vitamin A Helps the skin retain water often used in anti aging creams to GLYCERIN temporarily plump skin Plant based oil that and make wrinkles less draws water to the apparent skin derivatives with proven anti aging results BE REALISTIC No serum or moisturizer can turn back the clock Modest anti aging results can be achieved from some products when used alongside sunscreen Yet no treatment will trap your skin in a time warp of youth Beauty lies in our view on aging and the marks of life etched on your face should be seen as glorious emblems of experience As Mark Twain expressed Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been fyi SIRTUIN A protein SHEA BUTTER A hydrating ingredient well suited for thin delicate skin Attracts moisture to the skin and helps keep it there permeates and unclogs pores and eliminates dead cells To treat adult acne Bank recommends using warm or hot compresses on pimples several times a day This will kill the offensive bacteria and decrease swelling Anti inflammatory that helps renew the outer layer of skin Gentle stimulants for elastin and collagen production often found in eye creams 99 fyimagazineny com Vitamins C and E Aid in collagen production and help protect skin and reduce dark undereye circles
helps avoid acne.    KEEPING CLEAN If sunscreen is your first line of defense, cleaning your skin properly is the second t...
Help Your Child Attain Academic ACHIEVEMENT WRITTEN BY BARBARA PENN Though I graduated many years ago the memories of chiming school bells and the smell of overcooked school lunch mingled with lemon scented floor cleaner still elicit feelings of unease likely associated with the anxiety of those school years But even parents are not completely free of school related jitters As our children s academic schedules begin to pick up momentum many of us are faced with concerns of another nature Will our children excel academically Can we as parents really make a difference in their academic achievements What type of educational role can we fill in order to ensure that our children reach their maximum academic potential 101 fyimagazineny com
Help Your Child Attain Academic  ACHIEVEMENT WRITTEN BY BARBARA PENN  Though I graduated many years ago, the memories of c...
Help Your Child Attain Academic ACHIEVEMENT WRITTEN BY BARBARA PENN Though I graduated many years ago the memories of chiming school bells and the smell of overcooked school lunch mingled with lemon scented floor cleaner still elicit feelings of unease likely associated with the anxiety of those school years But even parents are not completely free of school related jitters As our children s academic schedules begin to pick up momentum many of us are faced with concerns of another nature Will our children excel academically Can we as parents really make a difference in their academic achievements What type of educational role can we fill in order to ensure that our children reach their maximum academic potential 101 fyimagazineny com
Help Your Child Attain Academic  ACHIEVEMENT WRITTEN BY BARBARA PENN  Though I graduated many years ago, the memories of c...
will be able to shed the worries of the day Encourage outdoor activities and exercise Free play and exercise are vital for the development of little minds J Create a Workable Sleep Schedule Sleep is fuel for the brain s engine Set up a consistent workable bedtime that will foster fresh and eager children instead of groggy foggy brained students J Become a HealthConscientious Individual Create a healthy menu for your family and stick to it School snacks that are high in sugars caffeine and additives are better at creating restless children and gross dental bills than settled students and attractive grades Pack them school lunches they ll look forward to eating Hiding a surprise snack note or treat will help them anticipate a new day at school HAPPIER KIDS MAKE BETTER STUDENTS The NASP Communique a psychology journal dedicated to the student quoted a study conducted in 2005 which found that students who exhibited more happiness exceeded their peers in terms of appropriate classroom behavior higher school grades better peer and teacher relationships better physical health and greater participation in the classroom Hubner Scott Students and Their Schooling Does Happiness Matter NASP Communique Volume 39 Issue 2 The study expounds on something we may not have previously put our finger on Aim for happy kids and you ll also get better students By nurturing kids in a healthy environment you will be paving the way for their academic success Encourage Relaxation Exercise and Play Time Children will be children is a useful motto with which to broach this topic No matter how driven you are by nature or how conscientious you were as a student remember that kids should be given the liberty to behave as children do Resist the urge to nag your kid about his school work or school related behavior as soon as he crosses over the door step Instead aim to create an environment where your child BRIDGING THE GAP HOMEWORK AS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE If your child perceives his parents as being on one side of the world and school on the opposite end then becoming involved in his education creates the bridge that connects both worlds The middleschool com website which is dedicated to creating successful students states that parental involvement in a child s classroom education is the most important determinant of student success Specifically Bridging the Gap by Ferdi Serim and Kristen Hammond credits involvement in a child s homework assignments as one of the main variables in academic success Your intimate knowledge and unique perspective of your child can be a major advantage toward the academic goal Because you know him best you can give your child the individualized attention that his teacher cannot and tailor 102 fyimagazineny com the lessons to his unique way of thinking and learning If a child struggles in a classroom because he doesn t understand the teacher s perspective of the subject matter you can help him apply new concepts to more familiar areas of his life or to something that particularly interests him You know his mental strengths so review the lessons for him in a way that focuses on those abilities For example if your child loves baseball and is struggling with his times tables you can make that concept come to life by applying it to baseball like multiplying bats with balls If your child retains information better when it s absorbed in song form you can help him put his spelling words into rhymes J Creating a Homework Environment Set up a time and place for homework that will be most conducive for your child s performance While some children may prefer studying in an informal environment most will appreciate a more rigid time and place to complete their work Create a designated spot that is clutter free and pleasant to work in J Help Your Child Stay Organized Avoid last minute distress and unnecessary confusion by helping your child stay on top of his school papers and homework directions Help your kid arrange his folders and loose leaf at the beginning of the year so both of you always have the necessary work papers available and know what is expected BRIDGING THE GAP PARTNER UP WITH TEACHERS Serim and Hammond say that another factor in building a bridge between a child s home and school life is to become an active partner with your child s teacher Teachers commonly complain that only on PTA night do parents finally grasp some important things that should have been discussed long before then Many teachers are happy willing and available for parents to discuss their child s unique needs and progress Early in the year reach out to your child s educator and let him know you re interested in hearing about your child s development throughout the school year J Show Appreciation and Respect Consider the famous quote by Paul Leo Children have never been very good at listening to their elders but they have never failed to imitate them Children will naturally mirror the behavior they see at home When children see that we value a respectful and appreciative attitude toward the teacher they will likely aim to improve their own relationship with the teacher and value the lessons she offers Therefore even if you are not particularly fond of a specific teacher don t allow that feeling to leak out to your child If you say anything negative about the teacher in front of your child he will value that educator less Besides the regular Chanukah and Purim gifts send your child to school with small gifts and thank you cards for the teacher to randomly to show your genuine appreciation for her INSTILL YOUR CHILD WITH VALUES CONDUCIVE TO SUCCESS Research and common sense both indicate that a child will mimic his parent s value system and behavior patterns Parents who are addicted to 103 fyimagazineny com drugs alcohol or negative behaviors are likely to have children that will do the same Likewise few couch potato parents have driven children and driven parents will demonstrate that value to their offspring If we show our children that we value their education and appreciate effort diligence and drive then they will likely appreciate those things as well Showing your child that you value the effort he makes toward his educational goals is more effective than preaching or pushing him to get A s and B s One way to do this is through dinnertime conversation ask him what he learned that day and share what you yourself learned Instead of focusing on grades praise hard work diligence and a well done report this can create a ripple effect greatly influencing your child s perspective towards learning J Empowering them for a Life of Success Is academic success merely a product of one s IQ A horticultural science class study performed in 2011 found that a healthy self esteem was directly correlated with a high level of academic performance While children who have a low sense of self often develop mental blocks toward subjects they are fearful of approaching children raised with a can do attitude are not afraid to tackle a daunting concept Their sense of self worth empowers them to approach the subject with an open and ready mind Though many of us are concerned about our children s academic success we needn t play the role of helpless observer or worry with our hands tied By viewing ourselves as our children s primary educators we will ensure success within and beyond the four walls of the classroom fyi
will be able to shed the worries of the day. Encourage outdoor activities and exercise. Free play and exercise are vital f...
will be able to shed the worries of the day Encourage outdoor activities and exercise Free play and exercise are vital for the development of little minds J Create a Workable Sleep Schedule Sleep is fuel for the brain s engine Set up a consistent workable bedtime that will foster fresh and eager children instead of groggy foggy brained students J Become a HealthConscientious Individual Create a healthy menu for your family and stick to it School snacks that are high in sugars caffeine and additives are better at creating restless children and gross dental bills than settled students and attractive grades Pack them school lunches they ll look forward to eating Hiding a surprise snack note or treat will help them anticipate a new day at school HAPPIER KIDS MAKE BETTER STUDENTS The NASP Communique a psychology journal dedicated to the student quoted a study conducted in 2005 which found that students who exhibited more happiness exceeded their peers in terms of appropriate classroom behavior higher school grades better peer and teacher relationships better physical health and greater participation in the classroom Hubner Scott Students and Their Schooling Does Happiness Matter NASP Communique Volume 39 Issue 2 The study expounds on something we may not have previously put our finger on Aim for happy kids and you ll also get better students By nurturing kids in a healthy environment you will be paving the way for their academic success Encourage Relaxation Exercise and Play Time Children will be children is a useful motto with which to broach this topic No matter how driven you are by nature or how conscientious you were as a student remember that kids should be given the liberty to behave as children do Resist the urge to nag your kid about his school work or school related behavior as soon as he crosses over the door step Instead aim to create an environment where your child BRIDGING THE GAP HOMEWORK AS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE If your child perceives his parents as being on one side of the world and school on the opposite end then becoming involved in his education creates the bridge that connects both worlds The middleschool com website which is dedicated to creating successful students states that parental involvement in a child s classroom education is the most important determinant of student success Specifically Bridging the Gap by Ferdi Serim and Kristen Hammond credits involvement in a child s homework assignments as one of the main variables in academic success Your intimate knowledge and unique perspective of your child can be a major advantage toward the academic goal Because you know him best you can give your child the individualized attention that his teacher cannot and tailor 102 fyimagazineny com the lessons to his unique way of thinking and learning If a child struggles in a classroom because he doesn t understand the teacher s perspective of the subject matter you can help him apply new concepts to more familiar areas of his life or to something that particularly interests him You know his mental strengths so review the lessons for him in a way that focuses on those abilities For example if your child loves baseball and is struggling with his times tables you can make that concept come to life by applying it to baseball like multiplying bats with balls If your child retains information better when it s absorbed in song form you can help him put his spelling words into rhymes J Creating a Homework Environment Set up a time and place for homework that will be most conducive for your child s performance While some children may prefer studying in an informal environment most will appreciate a more rigid time and place to complete their work Create a designated spot that is clutter free and pleasant to work in J Help Your Child Stay Organized Avoid last minute distress and unnecessary confusion by helping your child stay on top of his school papers and homework directions Help your kid arrange his folders and loose leaf at the beginning of the year so both of you always have the necessary work papers available and know what is expected BRIDGING THE GAP PARTNER UP WITH TEACHERS Serim and Hammond say that another factor in building a bridge between a child s home and school life is to become an active partner with your child s teacher Teachers commonly complain that only on PTA night do parents finally grasp some important things that should have been discussed long before then Many teachers are happy willing and available for parents to discuss their child s unique needs and progress Early in the year reach out to your child s educator and let him know you re interested in hearing about your child s development throughout the school year J Show Appreciation and Respect Consider the famous quote by Paul Leo Children have never been very good at listening to their elders but they have never failed to imitate them Children will naturally mirror the behavior they see at home When children see that we value a respectful and appreciative attitude toward the teacher they will likely aim to improve their own relationship with the teacher and value the lessons she offers Therefore even if you are not particularly fond of a specific teacher don t allow that feeling to leak out to your child If you say anything negative about the teacher in front of your child he will value that educator less Besides the regular Chanukah and Purim gifts send your child to school with small gifts and thank you cards for the teacher to randomly to show your genuine appreciation for her INSTILL YOUR CHILD WITH VALUES CONDUCIVE TO SUCCESS Research and common sense both indicate that a child will mimic his parent s value system and behavior patterns Parents who are addicted to 103 fyimagazineny com drugs alcohol or negative behaviors are likely to have children that will do the same Likewise few couch potato parents have driven children and driven parents will demonstrate that value to their offspring If we show our children that we value their education and appreciate effort diligence and drive then they will likely appreciate those things as well Showing your child that you value the effort he makes toward his educational goals is more effective than preaching or pushing him to get A s and B s One way to do this is through dinnertime conversation ask him what he learned that day and share what you yourself learned Instead of focusing on grades praise hard work diligence and a well done report this can create a ripple effect greatly influencing your child s perspective towards learning J Empowering them for a Life of Success Is academic success merely a product of one s IQ A horticultural science class study performed in 2011 found that a healthy self esteem was directly correlated with a high level of academic performance While children who have a low sense of self often develop mental blocks toward subjects they are fearful of approaching children raised with a can do attitude are not afraid to tackle a daunting concept Their sense of self worth empowers them to approach the subject with an open and ready mind Though many of us are concerned about our children s academic success we needn t play the role of helpless observer or worry with our hands tied By viewing ourselves as our children s primary educators we will ensure success within and beyond the four walls of the classroom fyi
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