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B SD INTRODUC TOR PRICE Y 1 99 For a lifestyle in the know HOW TO PACK LIKE A PRO 27 GENIUS LIFE HACKS SIMPLE ROOM MAKEOVER DRAB TO FAB 5 IMPORTANT POOL SAFETY TIPS THE TRUTH ABOUT SARNO S METHOD NEW BBQ RECIPES YOU HAVEN T SEEN ANYWHERE ELSE THE SECRET TO RECONCILING WITH YOUR CHILDHOOD MOMMY DAY CAMP TIPS FOR ACTIVITIES ON A BUDGET SLEEP BETTER STARTING TONIGHT July 2015 Issue 6
B   SD  INTRODUC TOR PRICE  Y   1.99  For a lifestyle in the know.  HOW TO PACK LIKE A PRO 27 GENIUS LIFE HACKS SIMPLE ROO...
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THE ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL YOUR REMODELING NEEDS KITCHEN CABINETS TILE COUNTERTOPS CUSTOM CLOSETS Ad contents july 2015 on the cover fall in love with life 40 SHOP GUIDE Trends you need to know about 69 HOW TO PACK LIKE A PRO 64 27 GENIUS LIFE HACKS 43 REVEALING Drugstore Dupes vs High End Splurges 62 SIMPLE ROOM MAKEOVER DRAB TO FAB get a handle on it 55 5 IMPORTANT POOL SAFETY TIPS 58 EXPERTISE Organize your home office 28 THE SECRET TO RECONCILING WITH YOUR CHILDHOOD 68 GETTING TO KNOW Your Spice Rack 81 NEW BBQ RECIPES YOU HAVEN T SEEN ANYWHERE ELSE you gotta know 13 LOWDOWN Ticks and Lyme Disease FREE CONSULTATION WITH DESIGNER 20 GET A GRIP Say goodbye to dinner drama 17 TRIED TESTED Spiralizers recipes just ask 30 YOUR VOICE What is something you believe that most people disagree with you about 32 ONEYWISE M What s your secret number 34 QUICKFIX Your Homemaking Problems Solved 82 APPETIZER Pineapple Chicken Satay Skewers with Spicy Peanut Coco Sauce 83 SIDE DISH Grilled Corn with Cilantro Herb Oil 84 MAIN COURSE Kofta Burgers 85 DESSERT Peanut Butter Cookie S mores Gluten Free in your business WE WORK WITH YOUR CONTRACTORS AND INTERIOR DESIGNER BRING IN YOUR DESIGNER OR CONTRACTOR RECEIVE 10 DISCOUNT features 72 ADVICE Ask Maurice Should my husband be my partner 93 SUMMERTIME HAPPINESS Mommy day camp on a budget 77 PRODUCTIVITY GOALS Time Management 80 MARKETING MISTAKES 690 CENTRAL AVE CEDARHURST 1736 RICHMOND AVE STATEN ISLAND 516 218 2840 Avoid these at all costs 718 208 4273 INSIDE CASILE TILE WWW INHAUSKB C OM 5 fyimagazineny com 97 SARNO S METHOD Can your mind heal your body
THE ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL YOUR REMODELING NEEDS  KITCHEN    CABINETS    TILE    COUNTERTOPS    CUSTOM CLOSETS Ad  contents...
THE ONE STOP SHOP FOR ALL YOUR REMODELING NEEDS KITCHEN CABINETS TILE COUNTERTOPS CUSTOM CLOSETS Ad contents july 2015 on the cover fall in love with life 40 SHOP GUIDE Trends you need to know about 69 HOW TO PACK LIKE A PRO 64 27 GENIUS LIFE HACKS 43 REVEALING Drugstore Dupes vs High End Splurges 62 SIMPLE ROOM MAKEOVER DRAB TO FAB get a handle on it 55 5 IMPORTANT POOL SAFETY TIPS 58 EXPERTISE Organize your home office 28 THE SECRET TO RECONCILING WITH YOUR CHILDHOOD 68 GETTING TO KNOW Your Spice Rack 81 NEW BBQ RECIPES YOU HAVEN T SEEN ANYWHERE ELSE you gotta know 13 LOWDOWN Ticks and Lyme Disease FREE CONSULTATION WITH DESIGNER 20 GET A GRIP Say goodbye to dinner drama 17 TRIED TESTED Spiralizers recipes just ask 30 YOUR VOICE What is something you believe that most people disagree with you about 32 ONEYWISE M What s your secret number 34 QUICKFIX Your Homemaking Problems Solved 82 APPETIZER Pineapple Chicken Satay Skewers with Spicy Peanut Coco Sauce 83 SIDE DISH Grilled Corn with Cilantro Herb Oil 84 MAIN COURSE Kofta Burgers 85 DESSERT Peanut Butter Cookie S mores Gluten Free in your business WE WORK WITH YOUR CONTRACTORS AND INTERIOR DESIGNER BRING IN YOUR DESIGNER OR CONTRACTOR RECEIVE 10 DISCOUNT features 72 ADVICE Ask Maurice Should my husband be my partner 93 SUMMERTIME HAPPINESS Mommy day camp on a budget 77 PRODUCTIVITY GOALS Time Management 80 MARKETING MISTAKES 690 CENTRAL AVE CEDARHURST 1736 RICHMOND AVE STATEN ISLAND 516 218 2840 Avoid these at all costs 718 208 4273 INSIDE CASILE TILE WWW INHAUSKB C OM 5 fyimagazineny com 97 SARNO S METHOD Can your mind heal your body
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editor s note A few weeks ago my sisters and I planned a group night out It had been a long time since we ve all been out together therefore we wanted to do something memorable and exciting yet cost effective and not too time consuming We were debating our many options with food being the most popular choice of course In the end we decided to do a paint night It was better than I had expected and I learnt a few things about myself too I would never have believed that I could paint something so intricate and beautiful I also learned that painting is therapeutic and therefore something I plan on doing more of in the near future Loren Minsky s article on bringing out your artistic side reveals just that We need to bring out our inner child every now and then and this is something we can practice this month to take care of ourselves I love a great lifehack therefore I had to share my favorite ones with all my readers They really do work Summer vacation is upon us it s a great time to get away for a little while I can say confidently that packing is not my strong suit I am constantly over packing and over stuffing How To Pack Like a Pro by Sara Ansbacher is a must read for any traveler Learn how to pack correctly and efficiently Our new business section has received such wonderful feedback Check out our new marketing column which will encompass different areas of monthly marketing tips Have you ever been to a business meeting that was efficient useful and helpful Apparently this is an uncommon phenomenon We give you 7 Tips to Run an Effective Meeting in these pages You may have heard about spiralizers which are used to create vegetable pasta It s all the rage right now There are so many new foods you can create with this simple tool Like most you may be confused about which spiralizer to purchase We give you the lowdown on the top spiralizers to help you out Something else we all may need more of is sleep Sleep Better Starting Tonight written by Dini Harris includes practical tips and information that will actually help you catch more zzz s Makeup is something that helps us look our best when we are lacking sleep for example but most of the time it comes with a large price tag Is it really necessary to be spending so much money Batya Hess breaks it down for us in her fun and informative article Drugstore Dupes vs High End Splurge There are so many more great articles in this issue simple room makeover delicious BBQ recipes everything you need to know about ticks and Lyme disease and so much more Go ahead and take a look and enjoy Thank you all so much for taking the time to send me your feedback I really appreciate it and look forward to hearing from you Yitty Denciger editor fyimagazineny com FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK FYIMAGAZINE 6 fyimagazineny com letters to the editor yitty suggests I really enjoyed the article on creating a better relationship with your in laws However the title sounded a little demeaning Managing in laws isn t really a title with a positive connotation No one wants to be managed Just a thought I wanted to point out Thanks for a beautiful magazine Y H Monroe NY Use a spiralizer to create delicious healthful dishes for your family pg 17 This mirror will wow your family and friends and they would never guess what it s made of pg 66 I love a good life hack It makes life that much simpler pg 65 These cookie smore s are the most perfect dessert for the entire family Even better they re gluten free pg 85 What an amazing magazine you put together It s obvious that you put a tremendous amount of hard work into it Kudos Miriam M Passaic NJ My husband brought home this new magazine I didn t as much as glance at it to confess the truth Until he came skipping down the stairs pointing out his ingenuity in buying FYI He studied the article The More You Know until he knew it by heart We were about to meet with the board of directors of the cottage settlement we were contemplating getting into Needless to say he stood his ground at the meeting and got himself some perks to gloat about the entire summer Since then the magazine has not left my side It is so chock full of information and more information and even more information I loved the Susan Strauss Design children s room We are going to decorate our kids bedroom like it I hope you make it into the homes of everyone looking to learn and grow it s such an amazing read Loads of success on your upcoming issues Faigy Stern Balinsky Monsey NY P S I phoned my mother in law for the first time in many months thanks to your article It was relieving As I said you have a wonderful magazine This magazine is so good You have encompassed so much within and it is so relatable The Jewish world needs a light and informational magazine The nail polish article really opened my eyes to the dangers of manicures I was also impressed with Surie Frenkel s answer on how to eliminate a codependent relationship she answered spectacularly I really enjoyed the fashion section too Being big into fashion myself I found it to be very concise and to the point Michal Levine Toronto Ontario 7 fyimagazineny com B SD For a lifestyle in the know 6 MAKEUP SWAPS FOR SUMMER FASHION FINDS INTRODUC TORY PRICE 1 99 GREAT VACATIONS FOR ANY AGE EASY STEPS TO A HOME MAKEOVER HOW TO BEAT SEASONAL ALLERGIES 21 USES FOR BAKING SODA NEW BUSINESS SECTION HOW TO SUCCEED AT WORKING FROM HOME ASK MAURICE June 2015 Issue 5 FYI MAGAZINE The egg tip mentioned in Your Homemaking Problems Solved column is a winner This dilemma is something I constantly deal with I m never quite sure if my eggs are still fresh Thanks for the trick Rivka Weiss Cedarhurst NY I was disturbed by a comment in the Your Voice column in the June issue The commentator said I believe it s very important as parents to apologize to your kids if you make a mistake children learn by example I strongly disagree The above can mislead children to believe that they can disobey their parents and that their parents don t know best In my opinion this is a dangerous thing to do Anonymous Lakewood NJ 1
editor   s note A few weeks ago, my sisters and I planned a group night out. It had been a long time since we   ve all bee...
editor s note A few weeks ago my sisters and I planned a group night out It had been a long time since we ve all been out together therefore we wanted to do something memorable and exciting yet cost effective and not too time consuming We were debating our many options with food being the most popular choice of course In the end we decided to do a paint night It was better than I had expected and I learnt a few things about myself too I would never have believed that I could paint something so intricate and beautiful I also learned that painting is therapeutic and therefore something I plan on doing more of in the near future Loren Minsky s article on bringing out your artistic side reveals just that We need to bring out our inner child every now and then and this is something we can practice this month to take care of ourselves I love a great lifehack therefore I had to share my favorite ones with all my readers They really do work Summer vacation is upon us it s a great time to get away for a little while I can say confidently that packing is not my strong suit I am constantly over packing and over stuffing How To Pack Like a Pro by Sara Ansbacher is a must read for any traveler Learn how to pack correctly and efficiently Our new business section has received such wonderful feedback Check out our new marketing column which will encompass different areas of monthly marketing tips Have you ever been to a business meeting that was efficient useful and helpful Apparently this is an uncommon phenomenon We give you 7 Tips to Run an Effective Meeting in these pages You may have heard about spiralizers which are used to create vegetable pasta It s all the rage right now There are so many new foods you can create with this simple tool Like most you may be confused about which spiralizer to purchase We give you the lowdown on the top spiralizers to help you out Something else we all may need more of is sleep Sleep Better Starting Tonight written by Dini Harris includes practical tips and information that will actually help you catch more zzz s Makeup is something that helps us look our best when we are lacking sleep for example but most of the time it comes with a large price tag Is it really necessary to be spending so much money Batya Hess breaks it down for us in her fun and informative article Drugstore Dupes vs High End Splurge There are so many more great articles in this issue simple room makeover delicious BBQ recipes everything you need to know about ticks and Lyme disease and so much more Go ahead and take a look and enjoy Thank you all so much for taking the time to send me your feedback I really appreciate it and look forward to hearing from you Yitty Denciger editor fyimagazineny com FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM AND FACEBOOK FYIMAGAZINE 6 fyimagazineny com letters to the editor yitty suggests I really enjoyed the article on creating a better relationship with your in laws However the title sounded a little demeaning Managing in laws isn t really a title with a positive connotation No one wants to be managed Just a thought I wanted to point out Thanks for a beautiful magazine Y H Monroe NY Use a spiralizer to create delicious healthful dishes for your family pg 17 This mirror will wow your family and friends and they would never guess what it s made of pg 66 I love a good life hack It makes life that much simpler pg 65 These cookie smore s are the most perfect dessert for the entire family Even better they re gluten free pg 85 What an amazing magazine you put together It s obvious that you put a tremendous amount of hard work into it Kudos Miriam M Passaic NJ My husband brought home this new magazine I didn t as much as glance at it to confess the truth Until he came skipping down the stairs pointing out his ingenuity in buying FYI He studied the article The More You Know until he knew it by heart We were about to meet with the board of directors of the cottage settlement we were contemplating getting into Needless to say he stood his ground at the meeting and got himself some perks to gloat about the entire summer Since then the magazine has not left my side It is so chock full of information and more information and even more information I loved the Susan Strauss Design children s room We are going to decorate our kids bedroom like it I hope you make it into the homes of everyone looking to learn and grow it s such an amazing read Loads of success on your upcoming issues Faigy Stern Balinsky Monsey NY P S I phoned my mother in law for the first time in many months thanks to your article It was relieving As I said you have a wonderful magazine This magazine is so good You have encompassed so much within and it is so relatable The Jewish world needs a light and informational magazine The nail polish article really opened my eyes to the dangers of manicures I was also impressed with Surie Frenkel s answer on how to eliminate a codependent relationship she answered spectacularly I really enjoyed the fashion section too Being big into fashion myself I found it to be very concise and to the point Michal Levine Toronto Ontario 7 fyimagazineny com B SD For a lifestyle in the know 6 MAKEUP SWAPS FOR SUMMER FASHION FINDS INTRODUC TORY PRICE 1 99 GREAT VACATIONS FOR ANY AGE EASY STEPS TO A HOME MAKEOVER HOW TO BEAT SEASONAL ALLERGIES 21 USES FOR BAKING SODA NEW BUSINESS SECTION HOW TO SUCCEED AT WORKING FROM HOME ASK MAURICE June 2015 Issue 5 FYI MAGAZINE The egg tip mentioned in Your Homemaking Problems Solved column is a winner This dilemma is something I constantly deal with I m never quite sure if my eggs are still fresh Thanks for the trick Rivka Weiss Cedarhurst NY I was disturbed by a comment in the Your Voice column in the June issue The commentator said I believe it s very important as parents to apologize to your kids if you make a mistake children learn by example I strongly disagree The above can mislead children to believe that they can disobey their parents and that their parents don t know best In my opinion this is a dangerous thing to do Anonymous Lakewood NJ 1
editor   s note A few weeks ago, my sisters and I planned a group night out. It had been a long time since we   ve all bee...
featured contributors Q A WITH FOUR OF THIS MONTH S TALENTED CONTRIBUTORS SHEVY GROSS Photographer MIRIAM SCHWARTZMAN ERIKA PRAFDER REBECCA BLUE Writer Personal Trainer Writer I feel my best when I start my day by going to the gym My favorite indulgence is a runny chocolate souffl with whip and ice cream or when in health mode arugula and beet salad with warm goat cheese and pine nuts I wish someone would ask me to join them on a world tour That way I get to see the world I feel best when I m relaxing with my family My favorite indulgence is candy You are never too old for candy I wish someone would ask me to write their biography My favorite ice breaker question What is the one goal you would like to accomplish in your lifetime I feel my best when my life is in balance My favorite indulgence is long uninterrupted baths I wish someone would ask me to be a back up singer for a major pop star just for a night My favorite icebreaker questions is So how did you wind up here My favorite ice breaker question If you could visit any place in the world where would you choose to go and why I feel my best when I can help others accomplish their fitness goals My favorite indulgence is would be music I appreciate all kinds of music Music puts a smile on my face and sets my mood to a higher degree of happiness The vacation of your dreams up to 10 000 I wish someone would ask me to star in a Broadway show It s always been a dream of mine to act and sing on the Broadway stage My favorite icebreaker question is Do you have kids Drawing Date October 13th Here s how it works BUY SEND WIN Purchase 8 of any Mehadrin ice cream or ices products Email receipt images to win mehadrinfan com Scan or snap a photo of your receipt s or hold onto them Or mail the receipts to Mehadrin Win 694 Myrtle Ave Suite 389 Brooklyn NY 11205 Receipts must show proof of purchase of 8 Mehadrin ice cream or ices products Multiple entries welcome Every submission must have a clearly visible name address and phone number Choose the destination of your dreams pack your bags and bon voyage Yup that simple Now don t turn up your nose with a I never win THIS TIME YOU JUST MIGHT Excludes all individual ice cream bars and ices 8 fyimagazineny com 9 fyimagazineny com
featured contributors Q A WITH FOUR OF THIS MONTH   S TALENTED CONTRIBUTORS  SHEVY GROSS Photographer  MIRIAM SCHWARTZMAN ...
featured contributors Q A WITH FOUR OF THIS MONTH S TALENTED CONTRIBUTORS SHEVY GROSS Photographer MIRIAM SCHWARTZMAN ERIKA PRAFDER REBECCA BLUE Writer Personal Trainer Writer I feel my best when I start my day by going to the gym My favorite indulgence is a runny chocolate souffl with whip and ice cream or when in health mode arugula and beet salad with warm goat cheese and pine nuts I wish someone would ask me to join them on a world tour That way I get to see the world I feel best when I m relaxing with my family My favorite indulgence is candy You are never too old for candy I wish someone would ask me to write their biography My favorite ice breaker question What is the one goal you would like to accomplish in your lifetime I feel my best when my life is in balance My favorite indulgence is long uninterrupted baths I wish someone would ask me to be a back up singer for a major pop star just for a night My favorite icebreaker questions is So how did you wind up here My favorite ice breaker question If you could visit any place in the world where would you choose to go and why I feel my best when I can help others accomplish their fitness goals My favorite indulgence is would be music I appreciate all kinds of music Music puts a smile on my face and sets my mood to a higher degree of happiness The vacation of your dreams up to 10 000 I wish someone would ask me to star in a Broadway show It s always been a dream of mine to act and sing on the Broadway stage My favorite icebreaker question is Do you have kids Drawing Date October 13th Here s how it works BUY SEND WIN Purchase 8 of any Mehadrin ice cream or ices products Email receipt images to win mehadrinfan com Scan or snap a photo of your receipt s or hold onto them Or mail the receipts to Mehadrin Win 694 Myrtle Ave Suite 389 Brooklyn NY 11205 Receipts must show proof of purchase of 8 Mehadrin ice cream or ices products Multiple entries welcome Every submission must have a clearly visible name address and phone number Choose the destination of your dreams pack your bags and bon voyage Yup that simple Now don t turn up your nose with a I never win THIS TIME YOU JUST MIGHT Excludes all individual ice cream bars and ices 8 fyimagazineny com 9 fyimagazineny com
featured contributors Q A WITH FOUR OF THIS MONTH   S TALENTED CONTRIBUTORS  SHEVY GROSS Photographer  MIRIAM SCHWARTZMAN ...
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ADVERTISEMENT  you gotta know pg  24  LET   S CHILL WITH MEHADRIN  Outdoor Toys for Under  500  Now here is another reason...
ADVERTISEMENT you gotta know pg 24 LET S CHILL WITH MEHADRIN Outdoor Toys for Under 500 Now here is another reason to love Mehadrin Besides for bringing you the most delicious and creamiest variety of luscious ice creams and mouthwatering ices ever Mehadrin now is offering you the vacation of your dreams pg It is simple Next time you shop for a Mehadrin of course Mehadrin who else ice cream or ices purchase hold onto the receipt or snap a photo of it You just need 8 purchases and the receipt s to back it up to enter our drawing Ah yes you buy more than 8 of Mehadrin s huge variety of ice cream and ices per summer Mehadrin s line of ice cream and ices are irresistible after all That s why we allow you multiple entries as long as you provide us with previously unused receipts to prove any 8 of Mehadrin s ice cream or ices purchases Told you it s simple Now let s talk about the prize Oh and what a prize You can choose any destination Anywhere at all Well don t choose Iraq or Dubai but Mehadrin will fund your dream trip up to 10 000 Yup 10 000 Now what are you waiting for Let s party and bring on the ice cream Bon Apetit Ice cream tubs or family boxes of any ices or ice cream bars only 10 fyimagazineny com 20 Say Goodbye to Dinner Drama 13 Lyme Disease is one of the fastest growing Infectious Diseases in the U S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TICKS AND LYME DISEASE
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you gotta know you gotta know everything you need to know about TICKS LYME DISEASE The summer has just arrived and many parents have already called me to report suspicious rashes that their kids have developed and the possibility that they are infected with Lyme Disease WRITTEN BY DR DAVID SIMAI Lyme Disease is one of the fastest growing Infectious Diseases in the U S The State of New York being in the Northeastern U S is a prime breeding ground for Lyme Disease The reason this disease is so detrimental is because if left undetected it can spread to two major organs namely the heart and the brain where it can leave irreversible damage Let s go over the basic facts about this important disease First it has an interesting cycle in nature The most common bacterium that is the main culprit of the disease type in the U S is called Borrelia Burgdorferi These bacteria are commonly found in dead rodents and subsequently carried over via deer ticks to infect humans These ticks multiply best on the skin of certain types of deer hence the name deer ticks How can you or your child contract Lyme Disease Deer ticks can be found on any open field especially in tall grass Camping hiking or even simply lying down on the grass for a few minutes can expose us to these dangerous ticks 12 fyimagazineny com 13 fyimagazineny com
you gotta know  you gotta know  everything you need to know about  TICKS   LYME DISEASE The summer has just arrived and ma...
you gotta know you gotta know everything you need to know about TICKS LYME DISEASE The summer has just arrived and many parents have already called me to report suspicious rashes that their kids have developed and the possibility that they are infected with Lyme Disease WRITTEN BY DR DAVID SIMAI Lyme Disease is one of the fastest growing Infectious Diseases in the U S The State of New York being in the Northeastern U S is a prime breeding ground for Lyme Disease The reason this disease is so detrimental is because if left undetected it can spread to two major organs namely the heart and the brain where it can leave irreversible damage Let s go over the basic facts about this important disease First it has an interesting cycle in nature The most common bacterium that is the main culprit of the disease type in the U S is called Borrelia Burgdorferi These bacteria are commonly found in dead rodents and subsequently carried over via deer ticks to infect humans These ticks multiply best on the skin of certain types of deer hence the name deer ticks How can you or your child contract Lyme Disease Deer ticks can be found on any open field especially in tall grass Camping hiking or even simply lying down on the grass for a few minutes can expose us to these dangerous ticks 12 fyimagazineny com 13 fyimagazineny com
you gotta know  you gotta know  everything you need to know about  TICKS   LYME DISEASE The summer has just arrived and ma...
you gotta know you gotta know WRITTEN BY LEAH BERG LOCATING THE TICK After enjoying your outdoor activities thoroughly check yourself and your kids for any ticks Deer ticks are usually very small about the size of a sesame seed Please check carefully in areas where the skin is exposed the scalp especially behind the ears neck hands and feet Here I would like to break some good news 1 Large ticks are usually dog ticks that do not contain the harmful bacteria 2 It takes about 24 hours for the deer tick to transfer its bacteria to humans Therefore if you find small sesame sized ticks on your child right after a trip he may not have been infected yet 3 Midsize Ticks these can be ticks that rested on your child a little too long they grow larger because they actually feed on our blood and grow I would suggest saving these ticks after removal and showing them to your physician REMOVING THE TICK This step is very important I have had many parents bring me parts and pieces of ticks or who accidentally left a piece of the tick s mouth or head stuck in their child s skin Generally the recommended method is simply to pull the tick out with fine tweezers as close to the skin as possible without twisting or jerking Avoid crushing the body of the tick or removing its head thereby leaving it stuck in the skin If you must use your fingers for this operation cover them with a clean tissue during this procedure and wash them after the tick has been removed Wash the bite with antibacterial soap and place the tick in a sealed plastic container marked with the date in case the tick is later needed for confirmation of the illness Resist using other methods to free the tick from the body i e applying a soapy cotton ball petroleum jelly nail polish or a hot match on the tick These methods may actually stimulate the tick to quickly inject its harmful bacteria into the body GENERAL SYMPTOMS OF LYME DISEASE IN EARLY STAGES Flu Like Symptoms Fevers chills muscle soreness and fatigue in the first days or weeks after the tick bite Bull s eye Rash aka Erythema Migrans Luckily in about 80 of infected patients within 3 30 days after the tick bite the body will show a distinctive rash that can be easily identified as Lyme Disease The rash is red and circular outwardly expanding and usually painless Classically the innermost portion remains dark red and the outer edge remains red the portion in between clears giving the appearance of a bull s eye see attached picture The rash can appear anywhere on the body not just in the vicinity of the tick bite I must say that Lyme Disease like other diseases does not always follow the textbook description I you see a rash that is suspicious even if it doesn t resemble the classic rash of Lyme Disease be safe and show it to your physician Joint Swelling Lyme Arthritis In our area where Lyme Disease is endemic prevalent consider Lyme Disease with any joint swelling that can not be fully accounted for by other causes The swelling occurs most commonly on the knees followed by the ankles hips and elbows Headaches Usually Lyme Disease is caught long before it spreads to the brain Lyme Disease can cause persistent headaches with or without fevers 14 fyimagazineny com LATE SYMPTOMS OF LYME DISEASE Neurological Cardiac Deficits can cause Bell s Palsy which paralyzes the facial muscle on one or both sides of the face and leaves the distinctive facial droop Polyneuropathy involves shooting pains numbness and tingling in the hands or feet A neurologic syndrome called Lyme Encephalopathy is associated with subtle cognitive problems such as difficulties with concentration and short term memory Heart Block If Lyme Disease spreads to the heart a person may feel an irregular or slow heartbeat Rarely this may happen in the early stages of the disease Diagnosing Lyme Disease can be tricky so please partner with your physician to prevent it from affecting you and yours If caught early Lyme Disease can be treated with a course of a simple antibiotic such as Amoxycillin Dr David Simai is a board certified pediatrician in his private practice in Cedarhurst 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 these decisions are made quickly and instinctively without much thought Most people don t have time to analyze what they re eating or whether or not they re full and should put down the fork Instead the CAN approach suggests rearranging one s environment so that it will lead to more healthful food choices without having to think about them So how do you put the principles of CAN into practice the CAN approach Do you wish you could choose healthy food over junk food but just can t seem to do it New research from Cornell University has found that a CAN approach is the way to a successful diet After reviewing more than 100 studies researchers conclude that there are three things that help people choose healthier foods they must be Convenient Attractive or Normal The study published in the May issue of Psychology and Marketing suggests that the CAN approach is more effective than telling people what they are not allowed to eat or expecting them to rely on willpower to resist tempting food Although willpower alone may work for some people about 95 of willpower diets fail A typical person makes approximately 200 food related decisions per day according to the study The majority of CONVENIENT The first step is to make nutritious food choices convenient For example at home place a fruit bowl within two feet of where people walk most often and have at least two options of fruit availablesuch as apples and bananas Another suggestion is to keep the fruit bowl near your car keys This will remind you to grab a fruit as you head out the door providing a healthy and convenient option if you get hungry while you re out Aside from the fruit bowl stock your fridge with fruits and veggies which are easily accessible and ready to eat Prepared cut up produce makes it easy to grab a container when hunger strikes ATTRACTIVE In addition to being convenient healthy choices should look attractive A fruit bowl on the counter is not only expedient it also looks good It certainly pleases 15 fyimagazineny com the eye more than when it s out of sight in the bottom drawer of your refrigerator If you want to easily choose healthy foods over unhealthy ones make the healthy choices look as appealing and delicious as possible NORMAL Lastly make healthy food choices part of your normal routine By making nutritious foods easily accessible and readily available you alter your standards and eating them becomes a habit If you rearrange things so that when you come home you can grab a piece of fruit instead of cookies or chips then before you know it fruit will become your normal snack The CAN approach works in reverse for the less healthy food options Make them less convenient less attractive and less normal For example one researcher reported that in his household less nutritious snacks are kept in the laundry room where they are easily forgotten The CAN approach is practical and makes perfect sense One should make healthy foods easy to choose and consume Make it difficult for yourself to eat unhealthily and then healthy foods will become your go to choice Leah Berg is a registered dietician and provides nutritional counseling for children and adults addressing weight loss and various diseases illnesses leahbrg gmail com
you gotta know  you gotta know WRITTEN BY LEAH BERG  LOCATING THE TICK After enjoying your outdoor activities, thoroughly ...
you gotta know you gotta know WRITTEN BY LEAH BERG LOCATING THE TICK After enjoying your outdoor activities thoroughly check yourself and your kids for any ticks Deer ticks are usually very small about the size of a sesame seed Please check carefully in areas where the skin is exposed the scalp especially behind the ears neck hands and feet Here I would like to break some good news 1 Large ticks are usually dog ticks that do not contain the harmful bacteria 2 It takes about 24 hours for the deer tick to transfer its bacteria to humans Therefore if you find small sesame sized ticks on your child right after a trip he may not have been infected yet 3 Midsize Ticks these can be ticks that rested on your child a little too long they grow larger because they actually feed on our blood and grow I would suggest saving these ticks after removal and showing them to your physician REMOVING THE TICK This step is very important I have had many parents bring me parts and pieces of ticks or who accidentally left a piece of the tick s mouth or head stuck in their child s skin Generally the recommended method is simply to pull the tick out with fine tweezers as close to the skin as possible without twisting or jerking Avoid crushing the body of the tick or removing its head thereby leaving it stuck in the skin If you must use your fingers for this operation cover them with a clean tissue during this procedure and wash them after the tick has been removed Wash the bite with antibacterial soap and place the tick in a sealed plastic container marked with the date in case the tick is later needed for confirmation of the illness Resist using other methods to free the tick from the body i e applying a soapy cotton ball petroleum jelly nail polish or a hot match on the tick These methods may actually stimulate the tick to quickly inject its harmful bacteria into the body GENERAL SYMPTOMS OF LYME DISEASE IN EARLY STAGES Flu Like Symptoms Fevers chills muscle soreness and fatigue in the first days or weeks after the tick bite Bull s eye Rash aka Erythema Migrans Luckily in about 80 of infected patients within 3 30 days after the tick bite the body will show a distinctive rash that can be easily identified as Lyme Disease The rash is red and circular outwardly expanding and usually painless Classically the innermost portion remains dark red and the outer edge remains red the portion in between clears giving the appearance of a bull s eye see attached picture The rash can appear anywhere on the body not just in the vicinity of the tick bite I must say that Lyme Disease like other diseases does not always follow the textbook description I you see a rash that is suspicious even if it doesn t resemble the classic rash of Lyme Disease be safe and show it to your physician Joint Swelling Lyme Arthritis In our area where Lyme Disease is endemic prevalent consider Lyme Disease with any joint swelling that can not be fully accounted for by other causes The swelling occurs most commonly on the knees followed by the ankles hips and elbows Headaches Usually Lyme Disease is caught long before it spreads to the brain Lyme Disease can cause persistent headaches with or without fevers 14 fyimagazineny com LATE SYMPTOMS OF LYME DISEASE Neurological Cardiac Deficits can cause Bell s Palsy which paralyzes the facial muscle on one or both sides of the face and leaves the distinctive facial droop Polyneuropathy involves shooting pains numbness and tingling in the hands or feet A neurologic syndrome called Lyme Encephalopathy is associated with subtle cognitive problems such as difficulties with concentration and short term memory Heart Block If Lyme Disease spreads to the heart a person may feel an irregular or slow heartbeat Rarely this may happen in the early stages of the disease Diagnosing Lyme Disease can be tricky so please partner with your physician to prevent it from affecting you and yours If caught early Lyme Disease can be treated with a course of a simple antibiotic such as Amoxycillin Dr David Simai is a board certified pediatrician in his private practice in Cedarhurst 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 these decisions are made quickly and instinctively without much thought Most people don t have time to analyze what they re eating or whether or not they re full and should put down the fork Instead the CAN approach suggests rearranging one s environment so that it will lead to more healthful food choices without having to think about them So how do you put the principles of CAN into practice the CAN approach Do you wish you could choose healthy food over junk food but just can t seem to do it New research from Cornell University has found that a CAN approach is the way to a successful diet After reviewing more than 100 studies researchers conclude that there are three things that help people choose healthier foods they must be Convenient Attractive or Normal The study published in the May issue of Psychology and Marketing suggests that the CAN approach is more effective than telling people what they are not allowed to eat or expecting them to rely on willpower to resist tempting food Although willpower alone may work for some people about 95 of willpower diets fail A typical person makes approximately 200 food related decisions per day according to the study The majority of CONVENIENT The first step is to make nutritious food choices convenient For example at home place a fruit bowl within two feet of where people walk most often and have at least two options of fruit availablesuch as apples and bananas Another suggestion is to keep the fruit bowl near your car keys This will remind you to grab a fruit as you head out the door providing a healthy and convenient option if you get hungry while you re out Aside from the fruit bowl stock your fridge with fruits and veggies which are easily accessible and ready to eat Prepared cut up produce makes it easy to grab a container when hunger strikes ATTRACTIVE In addition to being convenient healthy choices should look attractive A fruit bowl on the counter is not only expedient it also looks good It certainly pleases 15 fyimagazineny com the eye more than when it s out of sight in the bottom drawer of your refrigerator If you want to easily choose healthy foods over unhealthy ones make the healthy choices look as appealing and delicious as possible NORMAL Lastly make healthy food choices part of your normal routine By making nutritious foods easily accessible and readily available you alter your standards and eating them becomes a habit If you rearrange things so that when you come home you can grab a piece of fruit instead of cookies or chips then before you know it fruit will become your normal snack The CAN approach works in reverse for the less healthy food options Make them less convenient less attractive and less normal For example one researcher reported that in his household less nutritious snacks are kept in the laundry room where they are easily forgotten The CAN approach is practical and makes perfect sense One should make healthy foods easy to choose and consume Make it difficult for yourself to eat unhealthily and then healthy foods will become your go to choice Leah Berg is a registered dietician and provides nutritional counseling for children and adults addressing weight loss and various diseases illnesses leahbrg gmail com
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you gotta know you gotta know Product Recalls LA Z BOY POWER RECLINER If the user exits the chair without resuming an upright position beforehand the furniture can tip forward causing a fall hazard This recall involves three series the single seat recliners loveseat recliners and the loveseat with console recliners These recliners were sold nationwide from January 2015 through March 2015 ranging in prices from 600 to 4 300 Call La Z Boy toll free at 855 5929087 for a refund or repair DR PRAEGER S GLUTEN FREE CALIFORNIA VEGGIE BURGER Dr Praeger s is recalling 950 cases of their California gluten free veggie burger as it may contain soy This poses a risk to consumers who are allergic to soy There have been no reports of illness or injury Each box is marked with UPC code 080868000602 lot code F15BC and an expiration date of 5 12 17 J CREW BABY COVERALLS Snaps on the coveralls can detach causing a choking hazard to children This recalled item includes numerous styles sizes newborn to 2T in various colors and designs The coveralls were sold exclusively at J Crew stores from April 2014 to March 2015 Contact J Crew for a refund at 800 261 7422 anytime daily by email at 24 7 jcrew com tried tested SPIRALIZERS GEFU Spiralfix 50 THE GOOD Has four easy to switch settings Easy to clean and store Works on almost all fruits and vegetables THE BAD Expensive THE BOTTOM LINE Best handheld spiralizer Vegetti 12 THE GOOD Dual slicer which cuts thick or thin pasta It is small which makes it easy to store Very simple and affordable Paderno World Cuisine Spiral Vegetable Slicer 33 THE GOOD Includes THE BAD Hard to clean between the tiny blades THE BOTTOM LINE Best bang for your buck MAKE HEALTHY TASTY FOOD WITH YOUR SPIRALIZER three blades which make spaghetti strands ribbon strands and thick spiral strands Great quality and easy to use Potato Noodle Pizza Sesame Cucumber Noodles Curly Fries Zucchini Noodle Soup Kale Waldorf Salad Parsnip Noodles Cucumber Dill Salad Rutabaga Chips Zucchini Fettuccine Broccoli and Carrot Slaw THE BAD The plastic stains easily takes up a lot of space and leaves the core of vegetables THE BOTTOM LINE The most functional and multi use spiralizer Find these products on fyimagazineny com Mi Chicas Catering Events 845 426 0747 www michicas com 17 fyimagazineny com
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you gotta know you gotta know dinner without the drama Many families struggle with keeping order at mealtime Luckily I have some amazing tips to help you bring the joy back to dinner Linda is not alone Many families struggle with keeping order at mealtime Luckily I have some amazing tips to help you bring the joy back to dinner 1 SET THE MOOD WITH MUSIC If a family has small children a parent can help focus their attention and calm them down by singing simple rhythmical songs before or during mealtime The repetition will even help the adults in the family to focus and settle down The same effect can be achieved by using a metronome reciting a rhyme or listening to a Quickshift CD These are available at the Therapeutic Listening app Vitalsounds com or can be purchased through vitalsounds com These specialized compositions played before or during meals can help support regulation centering and readiness to eat It can even help fussy kids to be willing to try new foods LINDA S STORY When my young self imagined dinnertime with my future family I thought of a nicely set table and three well behaved kids sitting quietly around it eating what I had cooked and making polite conversation Then I had my first kid and my bubble was burst WRITTEN BY MIRIAM MANELA OT E mily the baby in the family is extremely picky If a food isn t the texture color or temperature she thinks it should be she will refuse to eat it Her preschool teacher says she eats with all her senses I think it is probably more accurate to say she doesn t eat much because of her senses but at least she stays seated at the table most of the time keeping busy touching and exploring the food Kevin is a kindergartner We have to constantly remind him to sit while he eats and even when sitting he is never still He takes a bite and schmoozes to me about his day as he walks round and round the table stopping only to refill He is a very small eater since he is less interested in his food than in what everyone else in the household is doing Some days he comes home with an almost full lunchbox saying he wasn t hungry and wanted a longer playtime at recess My third grader Jesse is a ravenous eater She eats not only her own food but usually whatever Kevin doesn t want This is less of an issue except she is picky about the food s temperature and often asks me to get up mid meal to microwave something that has cooled a little too much for her taste Andrew my teenage stepson hates to eat at the table with us He basically would rather pile his plate full douse what he is eating with condiments ketchup hot sauce etc and then devour it quickly so he can rush away to play ball My husband is a noisy eater He sounds rather like a buffalo chewing its cud Additionally he is super picky about the texture of his veggies and fruits He judges the fruit based on how firm it is Please don t give me any fruit that has low blood pressure he jokes about any soft fruits I don t want you to think my kids are the only problem when it comes to poor mealtime behaviors At lunch I like to read while I eat and honestly there are days I wish I could bring a book to dinner as well to help me relax I also feel compelled to eat whatever the kids have left over I think dinnertime is one of my least favorite hours of the day 20 fyimagazineny com 2 IF YOU HAVE A HIGH ENERGY CHILD TRY PUTTING A CRAZY STRAW INTO HIS CUP The extra work involved in drinking through a long curly crazy straw incorporates a regulatory activity into meal and snack time Kids find them entertaining so they will be more likely to sit still Testing different types of straws such as coffee stirrers can be a fun and soothing exercise as well 3 DIGESTIVE OR BOWEL ISSUES OFTEN INDICATE THAT A PERSON S INNER CORE IS WEAK Blowing activities during meal time can help this like the ice cream cone activity from my book The Parent Child Dance Children can blow bubbles in milk but it is preferable to blow into larger amounts of liquid such as in a large bowl or pail Blow string pipes from Dysphagia Plus are another option 4 CHILDREN UNDER AGE THREE CAN BENEFIT FROM RHYTHMIC MOVEMENTS AT THE TABLE TO HELP THEM REMAIN STIMULATED They can rock on an adult s lap in a rocking chair or in a swing 5 MAKE SURE MEALS CONTAIN FOODS WITH VARIOUS TEXTURES SO YOU CAN LEARN YOUR CHILD S PREFERENCES Crunchy foods in particular tend to wake up and stimulate the mouth For instance serve nuts in the salad or crackers with cheese as a side dish Use continued exposure within reason Some kids will eventually like foods they have been exposed to again and again but never wanted to try 7 IF YOU HAVE HIGH ENERGY CHILDREN WHO NEED TO MOVE HAVE THEM WALK IN A FIGURE 8 For more details on this see the activity called Figure Eights in my new book The Parent Child Dance This can also be done with an infant the caregiver can walk in a figure eight while feeding him Walking in a figure 8 can even help children eat more and varied foods 8 EXTERNAL PACING GIVE FOOD IN SMALL CONTROLLED AMOUNTS RATHER THAN PUTTING LARGE AMOUNTS OF VARIOUS ITEMS ON THE PLATE This helps small or picky eaters to not feel overwhelmed You can also take away the food before they refuse it and then reintroduce it after a moment 9 SMALL CHILDREN WILL APPRECIATE FOOD CUT UP INTO BITE SIZED PIECES just right for their small mouths 10 FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE TO FOODS use ice cubes or juice pops to numb the mouth up a bit before a meal Making the mouth less sensitive increases the likelihood of eating 11 BEFORE MEALTIME FROM FRICK FRICK OETER AND RICHTER S OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES get kids in activities to promote a strong suck swallow breath I recommend activities that involve biting crunching or chewing Some objects to use are blow whistles bubble toys and ice cream cones from my book The Parent Child Dance The children can crunch on ice vibrate their lips with a kazoo play the puffy cheeks game play with noises i e raspberries lip smacks kisses play with speech sounds like m p b and motor noises such as mmmm puh puh Mealtime satisfaction is possible for any family even yours and Linda s Using the ideas above will allow families to have a more peaceful and productive mealtime Incorporate them consistently for best results Repetition is key Enjoy your newer calmer and less stressful mealtimes Miriam Manela is the owner of Thrive an occupational therapy practice and recently published her new book The Parent Child Dance Miriam is known for her exciting workshops for parents teachers college students and therapists miriam otthrive com 21 fyimagazineny com
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you gotta know you gotta know dinner without the drama Many families struggle with keeping order at mealtime Luckily I have some amazing tips to help you bring the joy back to dinner Linda is not alone Many families struggle with keeping order at mealtime Luckily I have some amazing tips to help you bring the joy back to dinner 1 SET THE MOOD WITH MUSIC If a family has small children a parent can help focus their attention and calm them down by singing simple rhythmical songs before or during mealtime The repetition will even help the adults in the family to focus and settle down The same effect can be achieved by using a metronome reciting a rhyme or listening to a Quickshift CD These are available at the Therapeutic Listening app Vitalsounds com or can be purchased through vitalsounds com These specialized compositions played before or during meals can help support regulation centering and readiness to eat It can even help fussy kids to be willing to try new foods LINDA S STORY When my young self imagined dinnertime with my future family I thought of a nicely set table and three well behaved kids sitting quietly around it eating what I had cooked and making polite conversation Then I had my first kid and my bubble was burst WRITTEN BY MIRIAM MANELA OT E mily the baby in the family is extremely picky If a food isn t the texture color or temperature she thinks it should be she will refuse to eat it Her preschool teacher says she eats with all her senses I think it is probably more accurate to say she doesn t eat much because of her senses but at least she stays seated at the table most of the time keeping busy touching and exploring the food Kevin is a kindergartner We have to constantly remind him to sit while he eats and even when sitting he is never still He takes a bite and schmoozes to me about his day as he walks round and round the table stopping only to refill He is a very small eater since he is less interested in his food than in what everyone else in the household is doing Some days he comes home with an almost full lunchbox saying he wasn t hungry and wanted a longer playtime at recess My third grader Jesse is a ravenous eater She eats not only her own food but usually whatever Kevin doesn t want This is less of an issue except she is picky about the food s temperature and often asks me to get up mid meal to microwave something that has cooled a little too much for her taste Andrew my teenage stepson hates to eat at the table with us He basically would rather pile his plate full douse what he is eating with condiments ketchup hot sauce etc and then devour it quickly so he can rush away to play ball My husband is a noisy eater He sounds rather like a buffalo chewing its cud Additionally he is super picky about the texture of his veggies and fruits He judges the fruit based on how firm it is Please don t give me any fruit that has low blood pressure he jokes about any soft fruits I don t want you to think my kids are the only problem when it comes to poor mealtime behaviors At lunch I like to read while I eat and honestly there are days I wish I could bring a book to dinner as well to help me relax I also feel compelled to eat whatever the kids have left over I think dinnertime is one of my least favorite hours of the day 20 fyimagazineny com 2 IF YOU HAVE A HIGH ENERGY CHILD TRY PUTTING A CRAZY STRAW INTO HIS CUP The extra work involved in drinking through a long curly crazy straw incorporates a regulatory activity into meal and snack time Kids find them entertaining so they will be more likely to sit still Testing different types of straws such as coffee stirrers can be a fun and soothing exercise as well 3 DIGESTIVE OR BOWEL ISSUES OFTEN INDICATE THAT A PERSON S INNER CORE IS WEAK Blowing activities during meal time can help this like the ice cream cone activity from my book The Parent Child Dance Children can blow bubbles in milk but it is preferable to blow into larger amounts of liquid such as in a large bowl or pail Blow string pipes from Dysphagia Plus are another option 4 CHILDREN UNDER AGE THREE CAN BENEFIT FROM RHYTHMIC MOVEMENTS AT THE TABLE TO HELP THEM REMAIN STIMULATED They can rock on an adult s lap in a rocking chair or in a swing 5 MAKE SURE MEALS CONTAIN FOODS WITH VARIOUS TEXTURES SO YOU CAN LEARN YOUR CHILD S PREFERENCES Crunchy foods in particular tend to wake up and stimulate the mouth For instance serve nuts in the salad or crackers with cheese as a side dish Use continued exposure within reason Some kids will eventually like foods they have been exposed to again and again but never wanted to try 7 IF YOU HAVE HIGH ENERGY CHILDREN WHO NEED TO MOVE HAVE THEM WALK IN A FIGURE 8 For more details on this see the activity called Figure Eights in my new book The Parent Child Dance This can also be done with an infant the caregiver can walk in a figure eight while feeding him Walking in a figure 8 can even help children eat more and varied foods 8 EXTERNAL PACING GIVE FOOD IN SMALL CONTROLLED AMOUNTS RATHER THAN PUTTING LARGE AMOUNTS OF VARIOUS ITEMS ON THE PLATE This helps small or picky eaters to not feel overwhelmed You can also take away the food before they refuse it and then reintroduce it after a moment 9 SMALL CHILDREN WILL APPRECIATE FOOD CUT UP INTO BITE SIZED PIECES just right for their small mouths 10 FOR CHILDREN WHO ARE PARTICULARLY SENSITIVE TO FOODS use ice cubes or juice pops to numb the mouth up a bit before a meal Making the mouth less sensitive increases the likelihood of eating 11 BEFORE MEALTIME FROM FRICK FRICK OETER AND RICHTER S OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES get kids in activities to promote a strong suck swallow breath I recommend activities that involve biting crunching or chewing Some objects to use are blow whistles bubble toys and ice cream cones from my book The Parent Child Dance The children can crunch on ice vibrate their lips with a kazoo play the puffy cheeks game play with noises i e raspberries lip smacks kisses play with speech sounds like m p b and motor noises such as mmmm puh puh Mealtime satisfaction is possible for any family even yours and Linda s Using the ideas above will allow families to have a more peaceful and productive mealtime Incorporate them consistently for best results Repetition is key Enjoy your newer calmer and less stressful mealtimes Miriam Manela is the owner of Thrive an occupational therapy practice and recently published her new book The Parent Child Dance Miriam is known for her exciting workshops for parents teachers college students and therapists miriam otthrive com 21 fyimagazineny com
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you gotta know you gotta know book review children s book review orange groves by rachel pomerantz Our reviews on the best children s books from classics to hot new releases P REVIEW BY M WISEMAN olitics can be sticky That s what makes politics so political if you will It s the mess of differing opinions the clash of separate mindsets and separate worlds Novelist Rachel Pomerantz has never been scared of tackling difficult issues in the most enjoyable way She wrote the charming novel Wildflower back in 1989 when the topic of infertility was still quite taboo and hush hush In her latest novel Orange Groves she does not disappoint The story opens in the chaotic minefield that is our beloved Israel A melting pot of different races cultures and ethnicities it is the perfect Petri dish of political unrest In her novel Pomerantz skillfully portrays different characters grappling with various political challenges One of the main characters is Barbara She is dealing with her overbearing mother Laura who is intent on furthering her daughter s writing career Laura will stop at nothing even if Barbara herself is not on board This delicate web of family politics is good fun and introduces us to the main theme of the novel Nothing is black and white Laura can be quite domineering and pushy but her motives stem from love and pride Another interesting character is Ilan a journalist intent on writing a groundbreaking piece involving the integration of Palestinian and Israeli worlds Perhaps the most conflict ridden topic in the media nowadays is the Israeli Palestinian conflict Through Ilan we are 22 fyimagazineny com presented with a fresh objective perspective all sides of this complicated issue are presented without bias In an unexpected turn of events we find ourselves rooting for both sides The book is filled with quite an eclectic mix of complex individuals Israel is known for its wide range of nuanced Jewish sects From Chassidish to Litvish Sefardi to Ashkenaz Right Wing to Left Wing different cultures are constantly clashing Pomerantz gives us Ariel an energetic and intelligent boy with a knitted Kippah Dafne who has heard many horror stories about the Chareidi world and Ronny a Chassidish Bachur with one foot in Yeshiva and another firmly lodged in the business world Ronny is a single boy with an imperfect past who is trying to navigate another political saga altogether the complicated Shidduch playing field Here the slightest blight on one s background can create untold heartbreak With sympathy we follow Ronny s frustrating struggle resulting from circumstances that were never in his control Pomerantz s exemplary writing allows us to relate and understand all sides of the coin The characters though fictional are nevertheless people we recognize from our own lives and characters to whom we can connect Without flinching Pomerantz presents controversial and sticky topics in a delightful romp ending with a stunning and satisfying resolution The Fruits We Eat By Gail Gibbons Little Red Henry By Linda Urban Almost every preschooler will instantly relate to this tale of redheaded little Henry the youngest of three whose well intentioned but incessantly doting family never lets him do anything himself They help him get dressed eat and brush his teeth until he s had enough and insists on performing these tasks alone But will Henry get carried too far in the other direction This book teaches children about independence patience and family Ages 3 6 We all eat many different types of fruit in various ways we eat part of the fruit or the whole thing frozen or fresh Fruits are eaten raw or cooked fried or baked But where does all this delicious fruit come from This colorful book is a wonderful first glance for children into where the fruit on their table originates It tells the story of all sorts of fruit from start to finish Even adults will appreciate learning about fruit growing farming techniques and much more Additionally this book teaches how to classify compare and contrast and how to use diagrams and graphs Ages 4 8 I Live With My Mommy By Tzvia Ehrlich Klein Rachel lives with her mommy and brother but not with her father In this sensitively written story well known author Tzvia Ehrlich Klein explores the challenges young children often face when their parents divorce The book offers divorced parents a springboard for discussion with their young children allowing these youngsters to express their pain while realizing that their parents love them It can also help children understand their friends who may be experiencing this I Live with My Mommy is a valuable tool to mitigate the distress of a child who is a victim of divorce It can help the juvenile mind cope with this difficult adjustment Dr Abraham J Twerski MD Ages 4 8 23 fyimagazineny com
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you gotta know you gotta know book review children s book review orange groves by rachel pomerantz Our reviews on the best children s books from classics to hot new releases P REVIEW BY M WISEMAN olitics can be sticky That s what makes politics so political if you will It s the mess of differing opinions the clash of separate mindsets and separate worlds Novelist Rachel Pomerantz has never been scared of tackling difficult issues in the most enjoyable way She wrote the charming novel Wildflower back in 1989 when the topic of infertility was still quite taboo and hush hush In her latest novel Orange Groves she does not disappoint The story opens in the chaotic minefield that is our beloved Israel A melting pot of different races cultures and ethnicities it is the perfect Petri dish of political unrest In her novel Pomerantz skillfully portrays different characters grappling with various political challenges One of the main characters is Barbara She is dealing with her overbearing mother Laura who is intent on furthering her daughter s writing career Laura will stop at nothing even if Barbara herself is not on board This delicate web of family politics is good fun and introduces us to the main theme of the novel Nothing is black and white Laura can be quite domineering and pushy but her motives stem from love and pride Another interesting character is Ilan a journalist intent on writing a groundbreaking piece involving the integration of Palestinian and Israeli worlds Perhaps the most conflict ridden topic in the media nowadays is the Israeli Palestinian conflict Through Ilan we are 22 fyimagazineny com presented with a fresh objective perspective all sides of this complicated issue are presented without bias In an unexpected turn of events we find ourselves rooting for both sides The book is filled with quite an eclectic mix of complex individuals Israel is known for its wide range of nuanced Jewish sects From Chassidish to Litvish Sefardi to Ashkenaz Right Wing to Left Wing different cultures are constantly clashing Pomerantz gives us Ariel an energetic and intelligent boy with a knitted Kippah Dafne who has heard many horror stories about the Chareidi world and Ronny a Chassidish Bachur with one foot in Yeshiva and another firmly lodged in the business world Ronny is a single boy with an imperfect past who is trying to navigate another political saga altogether the complicated Shidduch playing field Here the slightest blight on one s background can create untold heartbreak With sympathy we follow Ronny s frustrating struggle resulting from circumstances that were never in his control Pomerantz s exemplary writing allows us to relate and understand all sides of the coin The characters though fictional are nevertheless people we recognize from our own lives and characters to whom we can connect Without flinching Pomerantz presents controversial and sticky topics in a delightful romp ending with a stunning and satisfying resolution The Fruits We Eat By Gail Gibbons Little Red Henry By Linda Urban Almost every preschooler will instantly relate to this tale of redheaded little Henry the youngest of three whose well intentioned but incessantly doting family never lets him do anything himself They help him get dressed eat and brush his teeth until he s had enough and insists on performing these tasks alone But will Henry get carried too far in the other direction This book teaches children about independence patience and family Ages 3 6 We all eat many different types of fruit in various ways we eat part of the fruit or the whole thing frozen or fresh Fruits are eaten raw or cooked fried or baked But where does all this delicious fruit come from This colorful book is a wonderful first glance for children into where the fruit on their table originates It tells the story of all sorts of fruit from start to finish Even adults will appreciate learning about fruit growing farming techniques and much more Additionally this book teaches how to classify compare and contrast and how to use diagrams and graphs Ages 4 8 I Live With My Mommy By Tzvia Ehrlich Klein Rachel lives with her mommy and brother but not with her father In this sensitively written story well known author Tzvia Ehrlich Klein explores the challenges young children often face when their parents divorce The book offers divorced parents a springboard for discussion with their young children allowing these youngsters to express their pain while realizing that their parents love them It can also help children understand their friends who may be experiencing this I Live with My Mommy is a valuable tool to mitigate the distress of a child who is a victim of divorce It can help the juvenile mind cope with this difficult adjustment Dr Abraham J Twerski MD Ages 4 8 23 fyimagazineny com
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you gotta know just ask a closer look WRITTEN BY RIVKY FOLLMAN What do burnt eggshells burnt bread powdered ashes of oxen hooves burnt snail shells crushed bones powdered charcoal and bark have in common Yup they all used to be toothpaste Soap was added to the mix of burnt bread and other ingredients and the powder was kept in a bucket the entire family would take turns dipping their toothbrushes in it It was as unhygienic as it sounds Choose wisely when buying toothpaste It should not be too abrasive or it will damage your enamel How much do you really know about items you purchase all the time without a second thought Here s a closer look at TOOTHPASTE In 1950 Crest came out with a toothpaste that contained fluoride one of the most crucial elements in toothpaste even today because it strengthens tooth enamel Toothpaste containing fluoride has led to a remarkable drop in cavity rates The to 28 Secret with pg Reconciling Your Childhood Y 32 our Secret in pg Number Planning for the Future There are so many varieties of toothpaste today it can be hard to choose It comes in flavors like apricot lavender fennel ginger vanilla lemon and orange among others Or take an unflavored tube whatever cleans your teeth Try to find a company that is ADA certified for quality standards and fluoride content The FDA also cautions to stay away from toothpastes that are made in China Toothpaste still contains abrasives that scrape plaque and stains off our teeth but they are much gentler all the above items scrape off the enamel along with the dirt leaving teeth yellow sensitive and exposed to bacteria Most toothpastes contain detergents such as sodium lauryl sulphate SLS which makes the toothpaste foamy so it is thick enough to keep inside your mouth as needed however people who are prone to canker sores should be aware that SLS can cause canker sores or worsen them SLS also distorts your taste and makes orange juice taste bitter right after a brushing On the other hand it makes apple juice taste better Don t forget that most of the work is done by you You need to apply the toothpaste and elbow grease to get optimal results 30 What is something you believe that most people would disagree with you about YOUR VOICE 26 fyimagazineny com
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you gotta know just ask a closer look WRITTEN BY RIVKY FOLLMAN What do burnt eggshells burnt bread powdered ashes of oxen hooves burnt snail shells crushed bones powdered charcoal and bark have in common Yup they all used to be toothpaste Soap was added to the mix of burnt bread and other ingredients and the powder was kept in a bucket the entire family would take turns dipping their toothbrushes in it It was as unhygienic as it sounds Choose wisely when buying toothpaste It should not be too abrasive or it will damage your enamel How much do you really know about items you purchase all the time without a second thought Here s a closer look at TOOTHPASTE In 1950 Crest came out with a toothpaste that contained fluoride one of the most crucial elements in toothpaste even today because it strengthens tooth enamel Toothpaste containing fluoride has led to a remarkable drop in cavity rates The to 28 Secret with pg Reconciling Your Childhood Y 32 our Secret in pg Number Planning for the Future There are so many varieties of toothpaste today it can be hard to choose It comes in flavors like apricot lavender fennel ginger vanilla lemon and orange among others Or take an unflavored tube whatever cleans your teeth Try to find a company that is ADA certified for quality standards and fluoride content The FDA also cautions to stay away from toothpastes that are made in China Toothpaste still contains abrasives that scrape plaque and stains off our teeth but they are much gentler all the above items scrape off the enamel along with the dirt leaving teeth yellow sensitive and exposed to bacteria Most toothpastes contain detergents such as sodium lauryl sulphate SLS which makes the toothpaste foamy so it is thick enough to keep inside your mouth as needed however people who are prone to canker sores should be aware that SLS can cause canker sores or worsen them SLS also distorts your taste and makes orange juice taste bitter right after a brushing On the other hand it makes apple juice taste better Don t forget that most of the work is done by you You need to apply the toothpaste and elbow grease to get optimal results 30 What is something you believe that most people would disagree with you about YOUR VOICE 26 fyimagazineny com
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just ask the secret to reconciling with your childhood Do I move on from needing my mother s validation or risk upsetting her by confronting her Growing up I was on my own I didn t receive any praise or love from my mother As a result our relationship is hurting We now live far from each other so I don t see her often We also don t talk more than once every two or three weeks and the conversation is kept very basic I realize that I crave her validation so badly but it s something I may never get I just want her to understand my need for her validation but I m afraid that confronting her would hurt her feelings So should I try to move on from needing validation from my mother and if so how or do I risk upsetting her by confronting her 28 fyimagazineny com Dear Sarah First it s wonderful that you are able to acknowledge the pain which you are experiencing about not feeling loved and understood as a child It is also amazing to note the tremendous need that you in particular and children in general have for the connection to our parents In addition the sensitivity you display towards your mother s feelings in the present is truly commendable In your question you state that you didn t receive ANY praise or love from your mother Would you consider the possibility that this may be your personal perception rather than actual reality Objectively speaking it is highly unlikely that a mother would demonstrate 0 love and praise to a child that she bore and raised and with whom she still maintains some semblance of a relationship to this day Yet it is clear and crucial to acknowledge that your needs as a child to feel loved and validated were not satiated to any significant degree If we agree that this is your perception rather than fact then I can further assume that if we were to step into your mother s shoes for a moment we would see a very different picture Starting from the 9 months she carried you consider the endless nights she put you to bed the food she provided the schooling she arranged the clothing she purchased and the home that you lived in until adulthood that she created This is just a small part of how I would assume your mother remembers your childhood In your mother s language all this equals LOVE yet at the same time ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH YUD just ask your tender little heart was craving for a very different interpretation of the word It is unfortunate that very often our languages get miscommunicated In his classic book The Five Love Languages Gary D Chapman writes about the 5 universal love languages which are 1 Gifts 2 Acts of Service 3 Words of Affirmation 4 Quality Time 5 Physical Touch All 5 are valuable to humans but every individual has a primary language that most strongly communicates love to her individually Because every individual has one dominant language the caring and love can get lost in translation This phenomenon often also happens between couples parents with their children neighbors and friends We want to demonstrate our love but we communicate it through our own primary language rather than the language of the one we care about Knowing this we can assume that your mother in her own particular or peculiar way felt that she was loving you She might have even experienced frustration sensing that you her daughter were not connecting to her and having no clue why this was occurring As a result of not receiving adequate love and praise from your mother you may not have connected to your self worth This is painful for a little girl and you lived with a void in your heart Your valid need for experiencing love and praise through your mother was not met Today you are an adult You can still WANT to feel your mother s love and praise but you no longer NEED it As a child you were dependent on her but today you are an independent woman When you acknowledge that she loved you in her own way albeit limited and unfulfilled for you as a child you can look at it in a different way Once your judgment of your mother is completely eliminated due to your expanded perspective you can expect a mutually satisfying outcome when finally airing your grievances Confrontation and conflict occur only when judgment and accusation are present Bringing your maturity and independence to the table allows you to have a real and meaningful conversation with your mother WE WANT TO DEMONSTRATE OUR LOVE BUT WE COMMUNICATE IT THROUGH OUR OWN PRIMARY LANGUAGE RATHER THAN THE LANGUAGE OF THE ONE WE CARE ABOUT Feel free to talk with her and express that your needs as a child were not met as long as you acknowledge that her perspective was different True as a mother it was her responsibility to learn your particular love language so that she would be able to fulfill her job and provide you with your needs On the other hand you can better understand her now and therefore forgive her completely with your adult perspective I am so glad you allowed yourself to own your feelings and I believe that you will now bring this full circle I would like to clarify what was mentioned here You desire a relationship with your mother You are sensitive to your mother s feelings You acknowledge that as a child your particular needs for love were not met 29 fyimagazineny com You can appreciate that your mother loved you in her own language which unfortunately meant that you didn t receive the love you needed as a child since your language is unknown to her You can recognize that as an independent adult you don t NEED her validation anymore but you will naturally always WANT it You can refrain from passing judgment on any human being especially those that you love It is possible for you to forgive your mother wholeheartedly with your expanded understanding Remember to respect that everyone has her individual primary love language and it is wise to learn both our own language and those of the people we care about You can now initiate a healthy and mature relationship with your mother minus the fear of conflict and confrontation Trust that your mother will respond to your sincere desire to finally connect in a meaningful way One more valuable thought worth mentioning is the realization that everything we experience on our journey is for a reason Learning this concept personally through your mother has made you exponentially more aware of your impact on the important people in your life now such as your own children Use this knowledge and wisdom to improve all the existing relationships in your life This will provide you with the deepest feelings of love and validation that you desire and deserve 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
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just ask the secret to reconciling with your childhood Do I move on from needing my mother s validation or risk upsetting her by confronting her Growing up I was on my own I didn t receive any praise or love from my mother As a result our relationship is hurting We now live far from each other so I don t see her often We also don t talk more than once every two or three weeks and the conversation is kept very basic I realize that I crave her validation so badly but it s something I may never get I just want her to understand my need for her validation but I m afraid that confronting her would hurt her feelings So should I try to move on from needing validation from my mother and if so how or do I risk upsetting her by confronting her 28 fyimagazineny com Dear Sarah First it s wonderful that you are able to acknowledge the pain which you are experiencing about not feeling loved and understood as a child It is also amazing to note the tremendous need that you in particular and children in general have for the connection to our parents In addition the sensitivity you display towards your mother s feelings in the present is truly commendable In your question you state that you didn t receive ANY praise or love from your mother Would you consider the possibility that this may be your personal perception rather than actual reality Objectively speaking it is highly unlikely that a mother would demonstrate 0 love and praise to a child that she bore and raised and with whom she still maintains some semblance of a relationship to this day Yet it is clear and crucial to acknowledge that your needs as a child to feel loved and validated were not satiated to any significant degree If we agree that this is your perception rather than fact then I can further assume that if we were to step into your mother s shoes for a moment we would see a very different picture Starting from the 9 months she carried you consider the endless nights she put you to bed the food she provided the schooling she arranged the clothing she purchased and the home that you lived in until adulthood that she created This is just a small part of how I would assume your mother remembers your childhood In your mother s language all this equals LOVE yet at the same time ILLUSTRATION BY SARAH YUD just ask your tender little heart was craving for a very different interpretation of the word It is unfortunate that very often our languages get miscommunicated In his classic book The Five Love Languages Gary D Chapman writes about the 5 universal love languages which are 1 Gifts 2 Acts of Service 3 Words of Affirmation 4 Quality Time 5 Physical Touch All 5 are valuable to humans but every individual has a primary language that most strongly communicates love to her individually Because every individual has one dominant language the caring and love can get lost in translation This phenomenon often also happens between couples parents with their children neighbors and friends We want to demonstrate our love but we communicate it through our own primary language rather than the language of the one we care about Knowing this we can assume that your mother in her own particular or peculiar way felt that she was loving you She might have even experienced frustration sensing that you her daughter were not connecting to her and having no clue why this was occurring As a result of not receiving adequate love and praise from your mother you may not have connected to your self worth This is painful for a little girl and you lived with a void in your heart Your valid need for experiencing love and praise through your mother was not met Today you are an adult You can still WANT to feel your mother s love and praise but you no longer NEED it As a child you were dependent on her but today you are an independent woman When you acknowledge that she loved you in her own way albeit limited and unfulfilled for you as a child you can look at it in a different way Once your judgment of your mother is completely eliminated due to your expanded perspective you can expect a mutually satisfying outcome when finally airing your grievances Confrontation and conflict occur only when judgment and accusation are present Bringing your maturity and independence to the table allows you to have a real and meaningful conversation with your mother WE WANT TO DEMONSTRATE OUR LOVE BUT WE COMMUNICATE IT THROUGH OUR OWN PRIMARY LANGUAGE RATHER THAN THE LANGUAGE OF THE ONE WE CARE ABOUT Feel free to talk with her and express that your needs as a child were not met as long as you acknowledge that her perspective was different True as a mother it was her responsibility to learn your particular love language so that she would be able to fulfill her job and provide you with your needs On the other hand you can better understand her now and therefore forgive her completely with your adult perspective I am so glad you allowed yourself to own your feelings and I believe that you will now bring this full circle I would like to clarify what was mentioned here You desire a relationship with your mother You are sensitive to your mother s feelings You acknowledge that as a child your particular needs for love were not met 29 fyimagazineny com You can appreciate that your mother loved you in her own language which unfortunately meant that you didn t receive the love you needed as a child since your language is unknown to her You can recognize that as an independent adult you don t NEED her validation anymore but you will naturally always WANT it You can refrain from passing judgment on any human being especially those that you love It is possible for you to forgive your mother wholeheartedly with your expanded understanding Remember to respect that everyone has her individual primary love language and it is wise to learn both our own language and those of the people we care about You can now initiate a healthy and mature relationship with your mother minus the fear of conflict and confrontation Trust that your mother will respond to your sincere desire to finally connect in a meaningful way One more valuable thought worth mentioning is the realization that everything we experience on our journey is for a reason Learning this concept personally through your mother has made you exponentially more aware of your impact on the important people in your life now such as your own children Use this knowledge and wisdom to improve all the existing relationships in your life This will provide you with the deepest feelings of love and validation that you desire and deserve 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
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just ask just ask your voice JOIN THE DISCUSSION totally worth it Chaya Rivky Adler Toronto Canada If you want to eat healthy you can do it anywhere You need to be motivated enough to keep up the momentum Chany Brach Lakewood NJ Think positive and take one day at a time Chayie Rottenberg Brooklyn NY Don t blame other people When you put the blame on someone else you re only limiting your own growth especially in relationships Learn to accept mistakes nicely Anonymous Jerusalem Israel Q What memorable lesson have you learned recently A 30 fyimagazineny com Don t complain when your life is sort of boring Sometimes the excitement you get is just not worth it Bracha Biller Brooklyn NY Don t expect and be pleasantly surprised Sara Liebowitz Brooklyn NY Sometimes limitations can be freeing Rachel Nataneli Riverdale NY more important than others but that doesn t make it less important R A Miami Florida People are complex and operate you can do today Procrastination is you already know But if you listen Rebecca S Cedarhurst NY never push off for tomorrow what You can always find things that are you can learn something new Despite the common saying always If you speak you are repeating what Age is just a number It doesn t on many levels They can have dictate your emotional maturity more than one motivation for doing Bruchy Schick Brooklyn NY something Rarely is anything black and white Every family has issues in certain Blimie Heller Lakewood NJ areas Some are just worse and more apparent than others Trust your instincts especially Anonymous Far Rockaway NY when it comes to your kids You don t always have to feel guilty S A Queens NY for your children s behavior They are Man plans and G d laughs their own person and their behavior Sometimes you just have to go with is not necessarily a reflection on the flow and accept reality rather you than fight it Anonymous Chicago Illinois Emma Horowitz Honesty is the best policy The only fun chore is a chore you Y A Woodmere NY make fun C F Monsey NY Life is too short to worry about what others might think of your choices Anonymous Communication is so important Rochelle Nash Passaic NJ You don t have to disrespect and insult others simply to hold your ground If you do that shows how shaky your own position is Anonymous Dallas Texas Love yourself Miriam B Brooklyn NY You don t learn anything by being told what to do Ashley B Monsey NY Believe in miracles They really do happen Bracha D Crown Heights NY I am constantly reminded of it If you want something kept secret tell no one not even your closest friend Anonymous Brooklyn NY If you don t reach for the stars and really get out of your comfort zone you won t get anywhere Shevy G Brooklyn NY If you set yourself a goal it is something you need to devote time to or be mindful of on a daily basis Otherwise it may never be actualized or your dream shall slip away Shari Marks San Diego California 31 fyimagazineny com QUESTION FOR NEXT MONTH What is something you would never allow your children to do in your home We want to hear from you Be featured in our next issue Text your answer to 516 331 1885
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just ask my secret number WRITTEN BY JOSH FAIZZADEH ad Remember that New Year s resolution you made just a few months ago What happened to that gym membership How s the Paleo diet going Do we think about the end result Or do we think about the steps necessary to reach our goals How about trying both I am going to lose 30 pounds by March 30 That s never going to happen unless you clearly outline the steps to get there If the goal is a touchdown but you don t have specific tactics to reach the goal line then getting all the way to the end zone will seem unreachable How about a more defined goal I am going to exercise 3 times a week Without a goal we will never succeed in turning the specific action steps into a concrete definable habit If you can t see the goal line then your aspiration becomes only a continuous series of first downs What value is there in repetitively achieving first downs if you do not move closer to the end zone In finance there is much talk about the number The number being the amount of money you ll need for retirement First of all that s a proposition no one can possibly assess It s like asking how many points a team will need to win a football game Consider some of the factors beyond a team s control that may affect the number of points needed How many points will the other team score The weather The other team s play Home field advantage So too in finding your retirement number How much will necessities cost How about health care How healthy will you be How about your wife Will you get laid off Will you be able to sell your house for more or less than you bought it What will taxes be on your retirement accounts You don t know But you can set your sights on a goal You just have to include some first downs If you want to quit your job and work from home how much will you need to earn in order to do so If you d like to finally take that family vacation how much do you need Or how much to send your children to college In order to achieve my goal I ve set a concrete big picture number of what I d like my income to be Let s say 120 000 But instead of putting it down as my annual income I ve broken it down to a monthly number one that is front and center of my daily life 10 000 32 fyimagazineny com Those are the first 5 digits of my number Since it s a new goal consistency is going to be a challenge I may succeed in the first month but what happens if I go on a family vacation in month 2 or 3 So part of my number represents consistency I will need to save 10 000 month for 12 months straight to make it a habit My 6th and 7th digits are 12 The final two digits of my number represent the actual date at which I will reach the goal Committing to a touchdown and using first downs to get there is useless if I don t set a deadline Achieving the goal by the end of the 4th quarter isn t realisitic 60 000 at 1 000 month will take me 60 months 5 years January 1 2020 The last two digits of my number are 20 My number therefore is 10000 12 20 Now there s a commitment resolution that started with the end zone in sight and has the requisite steps or number of first downs required to get there If you want to have a chance at achieving your financial goals come up with a 9 digit number and watch yourself soar to new heights this year End tables Vi t r i n e s Lamps Mirrors Chandeliers Pa i n t i n g s Sconces Curios Breakfronts Chairs Armoires And More Also see our beautiful selection of porcelains including Herend 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 718 851 4700 4514 11th Ave Brooklyn NY 11219 33 fyimagazineny com Follow Us on Instagram UNIKANTIK4514
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just ask my secret number WRITTEN BY JOSH FAIZZADEH ad Remember that New Year s resolution you made just a few months ago What happened to that gym membership How s the Paleo diet going Do we think about the end result Or do we think about the steps necessary to reach our goals How about trying both I am going to lose 30 pounds by March 30 That s never going to happen unless you clearly outline the steps to get there If the goal is a touchdown but you don t have specific tactics to reach the goal line then getting all the way to the end zone will seem unreachable How about a more defined goal I am going to exercise 3 times a week Without a goal we will never succeed in turning the specific action steps into a concrete definable habit If you can t see the goal line then your aspiration becomes only a continuous series of first downs What value is there in repetitively achieving first downs if you do not move closer to the end zone In finance there is much talk about the number The number being the amount of money you ll need for retirement First of all that s a proposition no one can possibly assess It s like asking how many points a team will need to win a football game Consider some of the factors beyond a team s control that may affect the number of points needed How many points will the other team score The weather The other team s play Home field advantage So too in finding your retirement number How much will necessities cost How about health care How healthy will you be How about your wife Will you get laid off Will you be able to sell your house for more or less than you bought it What will taxes be on your retirement accounts You don t know But you can set your sights on a goal You just have to include some first downs If you want to quit your job and work from home how much will you need to earn in order to do so If you d like to finally take that family vacation how much do you need Or how much to send your children to college In order to achieve my goal I ve set a concrete big picture number of what I d like my income to be Let s say 120 000 But instead of putting it down as my annual income I ve broken it down to a monthly number one that is front and center of my daily life 10 000 32 fyimagazineny com Those are the first 5 digits of my number Since it s a new goal consistency is going to be a challenge I may succeed in the first month but what happens if I go on a family vacation in month 2 or 3 So part of my number represents consistency I will need to save 10 000 month for 12 months straight to make it a habit My 6th and 7th digits are 12 The final two digits of my number represent the actual date at which I will reach the goal Committing to a touchdown and using first downs to get there is useless if I don t set a deadline Achieving the goal by the end of the 4th quarter isn t realisitic 60 000 at 1 000 month will take me 60 months 5 years January 1 2020 The last two digits of my number are 20 My number therefore is 10000 12 20 Now there s a commitment resolution that started with the end zone in sight and has the requisite steps or number of first downs required to get there If you want to have a chance at achieving your financial goals come up with a 9 digit number and watch yourself soar to new heights this year End tables Vi t r i n e s Lamps Mirrors Chandeliers Pa i n t i n g s Sconces Curios Breakfronts Chairs Armoires And More Also see our beautiful selection of porcelains including Herend 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 718 851 4700 4514 11th Ave Brooklyn NY 11219 33 fyimagazineny com Follow Us on Instagram UNIKANTIK4514
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just ask just ask 2015 update going on now your homemaking problems solved There are no perfect homemakers just real moms deciding what s right for their families and working to create a warm nurturing home for those they love A great trick is to keep a marshmallow in the container with the brown sugar it ll prevent the sugar from clumping in the first place Once it s already become hard place the brown sugar in a bowl and top with a dampened paper towel Microwave for 20 25 seconds a pop Don t get overzealous with the time as the brown sugar will eventually melt into goo this method works fast It s important to store brown sugar properly Brown sugar gets hard because it contains a lot of moisture and when that moisture evaporates the sugar clumps together and becomes rock hard The easiest way to keep your sugar soft is simply to store it in an airtight container to minimize evaporation Tightly pack the sugar into a small container to help keep the ratio of air to sugar low My children bring home their wet swimsuits beach towels after a long day at camp and before I have a chance to wash them mildew sets in No matter how many times I wash them the smell won t go away This is an old time solution for mildew Fill a bathroom sink with lukewarm water and 1 cup of white vinegar plus 1 tablespoon of salt Add suits or towels and swish around for a minute Allow to soak for 30 minutes The salt and vinegar will kill the mildew Drain the sink squeeze out most of the water but do not rinse Place item s in sun for several hours until dry Sun exposure will further kill any remaining mildew Wash item s in warm soapy water and rinse very thoroughly Repeat the rinse cycle Dry thoroughly in the sun if possible In general hanging any laundry to dry in the sun will help remove mildew leaving you with fresh smelling linen and clothing My brown sugar tends to clump up and harden too often Every time I need to use it I m stuck with a hard rock of sugar any solutions What can I do with leftover sauces from meats or other dishes Any way I can salvage them I hate dumping good food Don t toss them Freeze leftover sauces in the big sized ice cube trays Then you can just punch out a cube or two at another time when you need a quick sauce Reheat them and you ve got fresh sauce all over again At what age is the right time to start teaching kids table manners You should be starting to teach some basic manners to kids under age 3 How to say please and thank you for example Once your child is 3 4 years old some basics to start with are chewing with the mouth closed asking for food politely and not making negative comments about food 34 fyimagazineny com I often rip out recipes from various magazines I have a large unorganized stack of random recipes What s the best way to keep them all in order for future reference Art Portfolios with plastic sleeves are great to store recipes and keep them all intact The plastic protects them from getting wet and it s simple to wipe the pages clean if they get dirty while cooking You can put a post it note onto each recipe after trying it on how your family liked it so you remember for next time If you have a lot of different recipes you can do a few portfolios and divide them according to categories Label one for meats one for sides etc It s a pleasure just to leaf through these bounded portfolios and view the recipes and pictures as with any cookbook It s so annoying when I open my cutlery drawer or my kitchen tool drawer and the tray slides back and forth What can I do to prevent this from happening Putting down a drawer liner will help this problem a little If you want something more stable use picture hanging strips they work beautifully Put one tab at the back of the drawer and one on each front side Remove the adhesive tab and carefully place the tray in the drawer There you have it a quick and inexpensive solution to a common kitchen dilemma Is your business listed Call smart list today to register your business on the app available for five towns boro park flatbush monsey williamsburg lakewood montreal POST YOUR BUSINESS BANNER AD IN THIS SPOT ON SMARTLIST BE SEEN BY 1000s OF SHOPPERS DAILY kiryas yoel staten island 5 Towns Far Rockaway chicago bergen county seagate cleveland melbourne australia England golders green manchester stamford hill gateshead more israel europe coming soon Text the word SMART to 99629 for an automatic link WRITTEN BY RAIZY FRIED phone 732 730 5330 www smartlistlocal com email banners lionscribe com web
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just ask just ask 2015 update going on now your homemaking problems solved There are no perfect homemakers just real moms deciding what s right for their families and working to create a warm nurturing home for those they love A great trick is to keep a marshmallow in the container with the brown sugar it ll prevent the sugar from clumping in the first place Once it s already become hard place the brown sugar in a bowl and top with a dampened paper towel Microwave for 20 25 seconds a pop Don t get overzealous with the time as the brown sugar will eventually melt into goo this method works fast It s important to store brown sugar properly Brown sugar gets hard because it contains a lot of moisture and when that moisture evaporates the sugar clumps together and becomes rock hard The easiest way to keep your sugar soft is simply to store it in an airtight container to minimize evaporation Tightly pack the sugar into a small container to help keep the ratio of air to sugar low My children bring home their wet swimsuits beach towels after a long day at camp and before I have a chance to wash them mildew sets in No matter how many times I wash them the smell won t go away This is an old time solution for mildew Fill a bathroom sink with lukewarm water and 1 cup of white vinegar plus 1 tablespoon of salt Add suits or towels and swish around for a minute Allow to soak for 30 minutes The salt and vinegar will kill the mildew Drain the sink squeeze out most of the water but do not rinse Place item s in sun for several hours until dry Sun exposure will further kill any remaining mildew Wash item s in warm soapy water and rinse very thoroughly Repeat the rinse cycle Dry thoroughly in the sun if possible In general hanging any laundry to dry in the sun will help remove mildew leaving you with fresh smelling linen and clothing My brown sugar tends to clump up and harden too often Every time I need to use it I m stuck with a hard rock of sugar any solutions What can I do with leftover sauces from meats or other dishes Any way I can salvage them I hate dumping good food Don t toss them Freeze leftover sauces in the big sized ice cube trays Then you can just punch out a cube or two at another time when you need a quick sauce Reheat them and you ve got fresh sauce all over again At what age is the right time to start teaching kids table manners You should be starting to teach some basic manners to kids under age 3 How to say please and thank you for example Once your child is 3 4 years old some basics to start with are chewing with the mouth closed asking for food politely and not making negative comments about food 34 fyimagazineny com I often rip out recipes from various magazines I have a large unorganized stack of random recipes What s the best way to keep them all in order for future reference Art Portfolios with plastic sleeves are great to store recipes and keep them all intact The plastic protects them from getting wet and it s simple to wipe the pages clean if they get dirty while cooking You can put a post it note onto each recipe after trying it on how your family liked it so you remember for next time If you have a lot of different recipes you can do a few portfolios and divide them according to categories Label one for meats one for sides etc It s a pleasure just to leaf through these bounded portfolios and view the recipes and pictures as with any cookbook It s so annoying when I open my cutlery drawer or my kitchen tool drawer and the tray slides back and forth What can I do to prevent this from happening Putting down a drawer liner will help this problem a little If you want something more stable use picture hanging strips they work beautifully Put one tab at the back of the drawer and one on each front side Remove the adhesive tab and carefully place the tray in the drawer There you have it a quick and inexpensive solution to a common kitchen dilemma Is your business listed Call smart list today to register your business on the app available for five towns boro park flatbush monsey williamsburg lakewood montreal POST YOUR BUSINESS BANNER AD IN THIS SPOT ON SMARTLIST BE SEEN BY 1000s OF SHOPPERS DAILY kiryas yoel staten island 5 Towns Far Rockaway chicago bergen county seagate cleveland melbourne australia England golders green manchester stamford hill gateshead more israel europe coming soon Text the word SMART to 99629 for an automatic link WRITTEN BY RAIZY FRIED phone 732 730 5330 www smartlistlocal com email banners lionscribe com web
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BROOKLYN fall in love with life PROMO es Brooklyn suit starting at 149 ghts Stay three ni night free get the four th pg 48 How to Pamper Yourself This Month pg 38 Advance The Plank Ad Stay Miami Stay Brooklyn Love the warm weather Can t get away Consider LXURE Miami your year round luxury destination Experience the ultimate luxury vacation without any travel Family sized villas Luxurious amenities included Private heated pool Full kosher kitchen Close proximity to shuls and restaurants LUXURY REDEFINED Spacious and sophisticated living space Indoor heated private wave pool Breakfast in bed Close proximity to shuls and restaurants Perfect chosson and kallah suites BROOKLYN MIAMI 718 501 3911 INFO LXURE COM LXURE com 36 fyimagazineny com 43 Is there a cheaper alternative that works just as well DRUG STORE DUPES VS HIGH END SPLURGES
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fall in love with life five minutes to fitness Last month our focus was on the abdominals the core of our strength The isometric exercise we discussed was the basic plank which works the upper and lower body stabilizes the spine and improves core strength to the maximum We also described how after holding the plank for 30 60 seconds you can add variations to target other areas of the body and expend more calories Rebecca Blue is a fitness enthusiast for over 27 years She is the co owner of Rounds Elite Fitness a unique paleo fitness studio rblue1994 yahoo com Just in time for spring ad My first favorite plank variation is the spiderman plank which also targets the obliques Start in basic plank position on elbows or hands Make sure your spine is neutral by positioning yourself in a straight line so as not to drop your hips risking back injury Squeeze your glutes to stabilize the bottom half of your body and avoid locking the knees Draw one knee at a time towards the outer tricep without twisting or moving your upper torso Push your heel back towards the starting position and keep repeating Another great variation that works the obliques is the side plank with a twist Lie on your side with your knees straight Push up on your elbow and forearm Raise your hips to form a straight line from head to ankle Extend your upper arm to the sky then reach under your body twisting the upper body and reaching behind you Hold the twist for a second or two and then repeat Make sure both sides are symmetrical Planks can be performed before during or after any part of your day even in the supermarket aisle Use your judgment but there is no reason not to perform these effective and quick exercises that will enhance your whole body strength AHEAD OF THE CURVE www yonanewyork com 855 YONA NYC 38 fyimagazineny com
fall in love with life  five minutes to fitness Last month, our focus was on the abdominals, the core of our strength. The...
fall in love with life five minutes to fitness Last month our focus was on the abdominals the core of our strength The isometric exercise we discussed was the basic plank which works the upper and lower body stabilizes the spine and improves core strength to the maximum We also described how after holding the plank for 30 60 seconds you can add variations to target other areas of the body and expend more calories Rebecca Blue is a fitness enthusiast for over 27 years She is the co owner of Rounds Elite Fitness a unique paleo fitness studio rblue1994 yahoo com Just in time for spring ad My first favorite plank variation is the spiderman plank which also targets the obliques Start in basic plank position on elbows or hands Make sure your spine is neutral by positioning yourself in a straight line so as not to drop your hips risking back injury Squeeze your glutes to stabilize the bottom half of your body and avoid locking the knees Draw one knee at a time towards the outer tricep without twisting or moving your upper torso Push your heel back towards the starting position and keep repeating Another great variation that works the obliques is the side plank with a twist Lie on your side with your knees straight Push up on your elbow and forearm Raise your hips to form a straight line from head to ankle Extend your upper arm to the sky then reach under your body twisting the upper body and reaching behind you Hold the twist for a second or two and then repeat Make sure both sides are symmetrical Planks can be performed before during or after any part of your day even in the supermarket aisle Use your judgment but there is no reason not to perform these effective and quick exercises that will enhance your whole body strength AHEAD OF THE CURVE www yonanewyork com 855 YONA NYC 38 fyimagazineny com
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fall in love with life fall in love with life FA S H I O N F E E D HOW TO WEAR DENIM TOP PICKS GAP shirtdress gap com 70 Silence Noise tote 59 urbanoutfitters com Lille lace up point flats 138 bodenusa com MicroFloral Trade those large floral printed pieces for a smaller bloom This look can be boldly edgy yet still feminine We all love florals so when shopping just opt for the look in a smaller print Victoria Beckham shows us a beautiful skirt in this trend This look is super versatile and definitely a staple for every fashionista Denim Jeans have gone to an entirely new level Not only can you wear denim for those CasualFridays but denim has now become the staple that can be worn even in a dressier style Designers like Saint Laurent bring us the basic jean skirt and Junya Watanabe implements the patchwork pattern into its pieces Don t be afraid to take advantage of the denim trend for any occasion Menswear Flats Yes heels are fabulous and even a necessity for many of us me included with my petite size of barely 5 2 but they are simply either unbearable or unpractical This leaves us with the flats style and if you re gonna wear flats they d better be just as fab Try this super strong and modern trend in a loafer or brogue You ll feel refreshingly simple and alluring FASHION EDITOR BETTY GULKO 40 fyimagazineny com MICROFLORAL Equipment Reese button down wild floral print blouse 93 sale neimanmarcus com Auberta White Pleated Midi Skirt In Scuba 40 misguided com Step squad black high heel sandal 38 lulus com Sequined shoulder black bag 25 sale romwe com MENSWEAR Knotted collar loose black blouse 13 sale romwe com Nicole Miller Artelier floral lace pencil skirt 153 sale neimanmarcus com Patent toe bluchers 70 zara com Betty Gulko is an Orthodox freelance fashion stylist based in NYC She has been featured on Huffington Post E Online and other media outlets Contact her at bettygulko1 gmail com follow her for a daily dose of the LifeOfaStylist such a betty 41 fyimagazineny com
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fall in love with life fall in love with life FA S H I O N F E E D HOW TO WEAR DENIM TOP PICKS GAP shirtdress gap com 70 Silence Noise tote 59 urbanoutfitters com Lille lace up point flats 138 bodenusa com MicroFloral Trade those large floral printed pieces for a smaller bloom This look can be boldly edgy yet still feminine We all love florals so when shopping just opt for the look in a smaller print Victoria Beckham shows us a beautiful skirt in this trend This look is super versatile and definitely a staple for every fashionista Denim Jeans have gone to an entirely new level Not only can you wear denim for those CasualFridays but denim has now become the staple that can be worn even in a dressier style Designers like Saint Laurent bring us the basic jean skirt and Junya Watanabe implements the patchwork pattern into its pieces Don t be afraid to take advantage of the denim trend for any occasion Menswear Flats Yes heels are fabulous and even a necessity for many of us me included with my petite size of barely 5 2 but they are simply either unbearable or unpractical This leaves us with the flats style and if you re gonna wear flats they d better be just as fab Try this super strong and modern trend in a loafer or brogue You ll feel refreshingly simple and alluring FASHION EDITOR BETTY GULKO 40 fyimagazineny com MICROFLORAL Equipment Reese button down wild floral print blouse 93 sale neimanmarcus com Auberta White Pleated Midi Skirt In Scuba 40 misguided com Step squad black high heel sandal 38 lulus com Sequined shoulder black bag 25 sale romwe com MENSWEAR Knotted collar loose black blouse 13 sale romwe com Nicole Miller Artelier floral lace pencil skirt 153 sale neimanmarcus com Patent toe bluchers 70 zara com Betty Gulko is an Orthodox freelance fashion stylist based in NYC She has been featured on Huffington Post E Online and other media outlets Contact her at bettygulko1 gmail com follow her for a daily dose of the LifeOfaStylist such a betty 41 fyimagazineny com
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fall in love with life fall in love with life quotes that inspire If it doesn t challenge you it won t change you Learning is a gift even when pain is your teacher Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will SUZY KASSEM Mistakes are proof that you are trying MAYA WILSON Whatever you are be a good one ABRAHAM LINCOLN I haven t failed I ve just found 10 000 ways that won t work THOMAS EDISON Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles it empties today of its strength 42 fyimagazineny com high end splurge VS drugstore dupes This past month I ve been putting this question to the test I looked for products with extremely similar ingredients with the same texture and color payoff and used them with as little bias as possible by repackaging them for an entire month This is what I ve found after testing out 5 high end splurges against their drugstore dupes Maybelline the Falsies Mascara 7 vs Lancome Hypnose Mascara 26 Extremely similar brush and formula both even contain jojoba oil and palm oil Both of these mascaras are amazing and leave the lashes full but not clumpy but through testing these products against each other I found that Maybelline the Falsies is the clear winner It doesn t smudge all day and it stays on longer because of an ingredient called Acrylates Copolymer which the Lancome product doesn t have The effects of these mascaras are similar but because of the long lasting ingredient and the incredible price I have to give the trophy to the drugstore dupe Mascaras need to be replaced pretty often around every 6 weeks BY BATYA REZNIK Milani baked Blush in Luminous 5 99 vs Nars Blush Orgasm 30 This Nars blush is possibly one of the most hyped up makeup items like ever and for good reason It gives the skin a gorgeous luminous rose gold sheen and goes on smooth like butter Also you don t have to worry about overdoing it You can just keep slapping it on and it s never too much or too little It s hard to go wrong with it I ve personally been a cult follower of Nars blushes for years and I was extremely skeptical about trying out ones from the drugstore because of my experience with chalky cakey cheap pharmacy products But I picked up this one from Milani and I must say I ve been cheating on my Nars Although there are some minor differences like the Milani blush is definitely sheerer it still gives that gorgeous glowing effect to the skin The color is a gorgeous mixture of peach pink and dusty rose so it looks natural on most skin tones Although I still love my Nars blush if you want to save yourself 24 definitely try out the Milani 43 fyimagazineny com
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fall in love with life fall in love with life quotes that inspire If it doesn t challenge you it won t change you Learning is a gift even when pain is your teacher Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will SUZY KASSEM Mistakes are proof that you are trying MAYA WILSON Whatever you are be a good one ABRAHAM LINCOLN I haven t failed I ve just found 10 000 ways that won t work THOMAS EDISON Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles it empties today of its strength 42 fyimagazineny com high end splurge VS drugstore dupes This past month I ve been putting this question to the test I looked for products with extremely similar ingredients with the same texture and color payoff and used them with as little bias as possible by repackaging them for an entire month This is what I ve found after testing out 5 high end splurges against their drugstore dupes Maybelline the Falsies Mascara 7 vs Lancome Hypnose Mascara 26 Extremely similar brush and formula both even contain jojoba oil and palm oil Both of these mascaras are amazing and leave the lashes full but not clumpy but through testing these products against each other I found that Maybelline the Falsies is the clear winner It doesn t smudge all day and it stays on longer because of an ingredient called Acrylates Copolymer which the Lancome product doesn t have The effects of these mascaras are similar but because of the long lasting ingredient and the incredible price I have to give the trophy to the drugstore dupe Mascaras need to be replaced pretty often around every 6 weeks BY BATYA REZNIK Milani baked Blush in Luminous 5 99 vs Nars Blush Orgasm 30 This Nars blush is possibly one of the most hyped up makeup items like ever and for good reason It gives the skin a gorgeous luminous rose gold sheen and goes on smooth like butter Also you don t have to worry about overdoing it You can just keep slapping it on and it s never too much or too little It s hard to go wrong with it I ve personally been a cult follower of Nars blushes for years and I was extremely skeptical about trying out ones from the drugstore because of my experience with chalky cakey cheap pharmacy products But I picked up this one from Milani and I must say I ve been cheating on my Nars Although there are some minor differences like the Milani blush is definitely sheerer it still gives that gorgeous glowing effect to the skin The color is a gorgeous mixture of peach pink and dusty rose so it looks natural on most skin tones Although I still love my Nars blush if you want to save yourself 24 definitely try out the Milani 43 fyimagazineny com
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fall in love with life Mac Snob Lipstick 16 vs Revlon Pink Pout 7 99 Revlon Photoready Airbrush Foundation 12 vs Dior Airflash Foundation 62 Both of these foundations claim to give an airbrushed finish to the face and the Dior Airflash has been a staple in my kit for years Sprayed onto a brush and then buffed into the skin it gives a lightweight smoothing effect that covers tiny imperfections because of the miniscule densely packed particles I was excited to try the Revlon foundation because it claims to have the same effect for a fraction of the price However after using it a few times I realized there was no comparison The Revlon foundation while being extremely thick and heavy on the skin also contains chunky bits of glitter that look completely unnatural Yes we all want a glow but we are not vampires in Twilight and we do not need to literally sparkle in the daylight Sorry Revlon the Dior Airflash still has my heart Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bronze 6 99 vs Chanel Illusion D Ombre in Mirage 36 Finally Drugstore cream eye shadows that are super creamy pigmented and stay on all day These Maybelline Color Tattoos have completely won me over They blend out just as well as the Chanel lllusion D Ombre ones and the color payoff is even better Oh and I can actually pronounce their name Total bonus But seriously if you re looking for a gorgeous long wearing cream eye shadow for Shabbos or just every day pop by your local CVS You can wear these beauties by themselves blended out all over the lid or as a base to prolong the wear of your other shadows Most importantly don t forget to blend Use the warmth of your fingertips to quickly smudge out the edges of the cream shadow and you re good to go Three second makeup done 44 fyimagazineny com Both stunning cool toned baby pink lipsticks with just the right amount of nude to make them go from Barbie to totally wearable With these on your smile will look wider your teeth whiter and your eyes brighter Although these lipstick colors are pretty similar Mac Snob is a tiny bit more matte while Revlon Pink Pout is slightly creamier with a glossier finish If you re looking for an everyday moisturizing lipstick that feels great and has a gorgeous sheen Revlon Pink Pout was made for you If you want a slightly more matte but still moisturizing lipstick that smells like vanilla goes on like silk and magically lasts for hours you re a Mac lippie gal like me But seriously although the Revlon ones are gorgeous there s just something about a Mac lipstick that makes my heart skip a beat How to Write A To Do List of Love WRITTEN BY ASHLEY COHEN Batya Hess is a full time makeup artist She loves making people feel beautiful and enjoys testing every new product launch makeupbybatya AS WOMEN we all live busy hectic lives We are constantly in a frenzy governed by the things on our To Do list I m not talking about our normal To Do list though the one with our chores I m talking about the one that says Be thinner you really need to lose some weight Why haven t you gotten to that yet Be kinder to the kids Sound familiar This To Do list haunts us and never lets us breathe I call it the To Do List of Doom Instead of crossing things off we add more on and instead of feeling good we feel only doom We ll never make it through our normal To Do list if we re always adding doomed things to the list Instead of writing and rewriting our To Do List of Doom we must learn to write a To Do List of Love 45 fyimagazineny com
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fall in love with life Mac Snob Lipstick 16 vs Revlon Pink Pout 7 99 Revlon Photoready Airbrush Foundation 12 vs Dior Airflash Foundation 62 Both of these foundations claim to give an airbrushed finish to the face and the Dior Airflash has been a staple in my kit for years Sprayed onto a brush and then buffed into the skin it gives a lightweight smoothing effect that covers tiny imperfections because of the miniscule densely packed particles I was excited to try the Revlon foundation because it claims to have the same effect for a fraction of the price However after using it a few times I realized there was no comparison The Revlon foundation while being extremely thick and heavy on the skin also contains chunky bits of glitter that look completely unnatural Yes we all want a glow but we are not vampires in Twilight and we do not need to literally sparkle in the daylight Sorry Revlon the Dior Airflash still has my heart Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bronze 6 99 vs Chanel Illusion D Ombre in Mirage 36 Finally Drugstore cream eye shadows that are super creamy pigmented and stay on all day These Maybelline Color Tattoos have completely won me over They blend out just as well as the Chanel lllusion D Ombre ones and the color payoff is even better Oh and I can actually pronounce their name Total bonus But seriously if you re looking for a gorgeous long wearing cream eye shadow for Shabbos or just every day pop by your local CVS You can wear these beauties by themselves blended out all over the lid or as a base to prolong the wear of your other shadows Most importantly don t forget to blend Use the warmth of your fingertips to quickly smudge out the edges of the cream shadow and you re good to go Three second makeup done 44 fyimagazineny com Both stunning cool toned baby pink lipsticks with just the right amount of nude to make them go from Barbie to totally wearable With these on your smile will look wider your teeth whiter and your eyes brighter Although these lipstick colors are pretty similar Mac Snob is a tiny bit more matte while Revlon Pink Pout is slightly creamier with a glossier finish If you re looking for an everyday moisturizing lipstick that feels great and has a gorgeous sheen Revlon Pink Pout was made for you If you want a slightly more matte but still moisturizing lipstick that smells like vanilla goes on like silk and magically lasts for hours you re a Mac lippie gal like me But seriously although the Revlon ones are gorgeous there s just something about a Mac lipstick that makes my heart skip a beat How to Write A To Do List of Love WRITTEN BY ASHLEY COHEN Batya Hess is a full time makeup artist She loves making people feel beautiful and enjoys testing every new product launch makeupbybatya AS WOMEN we all live busy hectic lives We are constantly in a frenzy governed by the things on our To Do list I m not talking about our normal To Do list though the one with our chores I m talking about the one that says Be thinner you really need to lose some weight Why haven t you gotten to that yet Be kinder to the kids Sound familiar This To Do list haunts us and never lets us breathe I call it the To Do List of Doom Instead of crossing things off we add more on and instead of feeling good we feel only doom We ll never make it through our normal To Do list if we re always adding doomed things to the list Instead of writing and rewriting our To Do List of Doom we must learn to write a To Do List of Love 45 fyimagazineny com
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fall in love with life 1 Pray This does not necessarily mean structured prayer It means being alone with your thoughts the Divine and silence at least once a day This helps set intentions for the day and gives a little boost of energy Prayer reminds us of life s truths and commits us to them It brings us back to ourselves and helps us face the challenges of the day with strength conviction and love THERE IS 2 Be present Check in with your inner self When the day is getting hectic and you haven t paused for a moment step away for just a second Check in with yourself and the present moment Take a deep breath and ask yourself am I present right now Am I happy right now If not ask what must I do to fix that Your inner self knows exactly what you need It will give you the answer and all you have to do is listen to it You will be surprised how much the inner you knows about you 3 Practice kindness It s a well known fact that helping others helps ourselves Practicing kindness doesn t have to be a huge burden It can be as simple as calling your mom to say I love you holding open the door for someone smiling at a cashier or even sending a text saying thinking of you It s amazing how far the little things go in brightening up another s day In the simple act of giving away you ll feel better as well 4 Practice self care Self care is probably self love s best kept secret It is the key to unleashing true self love Self care can be a few different things and I advise making a list of each things you do for fun things that make you feel good things that keep you healthy Practice one from each list per day See how much better you feel when you do 5 Leave yourself notes Instead of the mean notes you might usually leave yourself like you should lose some weight leave yourself love notes instead Put them in your lunch bag or on the mirror Put them by your coffee machine or on the fridge Leave notes everywhere Remind yourself You are beautiful amazing and lovely 7 Count your blessings Developing a deep appreciation for all you have can transform your life Set a timer on your phone and a few times day say I am grateful for Take that moment right then and there to recognize the gifts you have It might be that your car is getting you from point A to point B It might be that your fingers are helping you to type It might be that you are breathing Anything and everything is acceptable The key is finding and feeling the gifts you are given at every moment of your life 46 fyimagazineny com 6 Take note of the day s accomplishments Days tend to just fly by and rare is the moment we pat ourselves on the back At the end of each day sit down and think what did I accomplish today Who was I kind to How did I progress on my goals Is the house cleaner today than yesterday None of these could have happened without You So instead of nagging yourself for all that you didn t do start praising yourself for all that you did When we use the To Do List of Love our days are much brighter and our lives are much sweeter We can put aside the To Do List of Doom knowing this To Do List of Love is keeping us busy enough GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS The bad news is that the state approved the reduction of energy grants by 1 000 the good news is that the deadline to receive the full grant has been extended until August 1 2015 IT S A NO BRAINER New Jersey s Clean Energy Program in conjunction with NJNG is deeply interested in reducing energy waste and is offering 15 000 in incentives and interest free loans Let us help you to access this subsidy so you can upgrade your home s equipment without costing a dime Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Making homes more comfortable safe and energy efficient HEATING COOLING WATER HEATER SPRAY FOAM INSULATION AIR SEAL OIL TO GAS CONVERSION q732 444 8321 info EnergyAnalysisGroup com www energyanalysisgroup com New Jersey s Clean Energy Program Is Brought To You By The New Jersey Board Of Public Utilities And Does Not Endorse Any One Particular Contractor 47 fyimagazineny com
fall in love with life  1. Pray This does not necessarily mean structured prayer. It means being alone with your thoughts,...
fall in love with life 1 Pray This does not necessarily mean structured prayer It means being alone with your thoughts the Divine and silence at least once a day This helps set intentions for the day and gives a little boost of energy Prayer reminds us of life s truths and commits us to them It brings us back to ourselves and helps us face the challenges of the day with strength conviction and love THERE IS 2 Be present Check in with your inner self When the day is getting hectic and you haven t paused for a moment step away for just a second Check in with yourself and the present moment Take a deep breath and ask yourself am I present right now Am I happy right now If not ask what must I do to fix that Your inner self knows exactly what you need It will give you the answer and all you have to do is listen to it You will be surprised how much the inner you knows about you 3 Practice kindness It s a well known fact that helping others helps ourselves Practicing kindness doesn t have to be a huge burden It can be as simple as calling your mom to say I love you holding open the door for someone smiling at a cashier or even sending a text saying thinking of you It s amazing how far the little things go in brightening up another s day In the simple act of giving away you ll feel better as well 4 Practice self care Self care is probably self love s best kept secret It is the key to unleashing true self love Self care can be a few different things and I advise making a list of each things you do for fun things that make you feel good things that keep you healthy Practice one from each list per day See how much better you feel when you do 5 Leave yourself notes Instead of the mean notes you might usually leave yourself like you should lose some weight leave yourself love notes instead Put them in your lunch bag or on the mirror Put them by your coffee machine or on the fridge Leave notes everywhere Remind yourself You are beautiful amazing and lovely 7 Count your blessings Developing a deep appreciation for all you have can transform your life Set a timer on your phone and a few times day say I am grateful for Take that moment right then and there to recognize the gifts you have It might be that your car is getting you from point A to point B It might be that your fingers are helping you to type It might be that you are breathing Anything and everything is acceptable The key is finding and feeling the gifts you are given at every moment of your life 46 fyimagazineny com 6 Take note of the day s accomplishments Days tend to just fly by and rare is the moment we pat ourselves on the back At the end of each day sit down and think what did I accomplish today Who was I kind to How did I progress on my goals Is the house cleaner today than yesterday None of these could have happened without You So instead of nagging yourself for all that you didn t do start praising yourself for all that you did When we use the To Do List of Love our days are much brighter and our lives are much sweeter We can put aside the To Do List of Doom knowing this To Do List of Love is keeping us busy enough GOOD NEWS BAD NEWS The bad news is that the state approved the reduction of energy grants by 1 000 the good news is that the deadline to receive the full grant has been extended until August 1 2015 IT S A NO BRAINER New Jersey s Clean Energy Program in conjunction with NJNG is deeply interested in reducing energy waste and is offering 15 000 in incentives and interest free loans Let us help you to access this subsidy so you can upgrade your home s equipment without costing a dime Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Making homes more comfortable safe and energy efficient HEATING COOLING WATER HEATER SPRAY FOAM INSULATION AIR SEAL OIL TO GAS CONVERSION q732 444 8321 info EnergyAnalysisGroup com www energyanalysisgroup com New Jersey s Clean Energy Program Is Brought To You By The New Jersey Board Of Public Utilities And Does Not Endorse Any One Particular Contractor 47 fyimagazineny com
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fall in love with life fall in love with life take a break how to pamper yourself this month Go on a Crea t ive Da te wit h You rsel f Feeling worn out yet simultaneously guilty at the thought of giving yourself what you crave and need You re not alone Here we suggest an accessible and affordable way to feel more connected and cared for WRITTEN BY LOREN MINSKY Women who spend their days giving could reap magnificent benefits from a little playtime with their own child within Time set aside for something fun something you deeply loved as a child but perhaps feel is too frivolous now will leave you feeling nurtured and renewed Julia Cameron best selling author of The Artist s Way a 12 week course in discovering and recovering your creative self advocates a weekly artist date as a primary recovery tool According to Cameron this date is a weekly block of time say two hours or something realistic that is dedicated to pampering your creative consciousness your inner artist But what if you don t consider yourself an artist or creative type Cameron believes we re all creative and everyone can benefit When we spend regular time with ourselves having fun we can find our greater selves The date need not involve anything arts or crafts like but should include what you love think magical and engaging Most of us agree that in any relationship quality time is vital Yet we fail to internalize that truth when it comes to the relationship we have with ourselves The result we find ourselves feeling off center and not as present or relaxed as we could be On the flipside when we spend time in solitude with our artist child we find ourselves feeling more whole and at peace and thus able to give more fully when interacting with the world Cameron includes questions in The Artist s Way that may help spark date ideas If I had five other fun filled lives to lead what would I do in each of them What do I wish for What would I do if it weren t too crazy or selfish What do I love but am not allowed to do You could consider making an expedition to the beach for sunrise or sunset joining a drum circle or just going for a long walk in an unexplored part of town One idea is to take five dollars to your local five and dime and buy silly things like postcards stickers sparkly sequins and crayons CONSISTENCY We all know starting is the hardest part so set aside time for the upcoming weeks Savor the anticipation before each date and rest assured that the time will come again next week Some people try to wriggle out of the date initially Simply recognize this resistance as a fear of spending time with yourself and do it anyway PREPLAN If you have kids organize a babysitter or get your husband on duty well in advance Things may come up but wherever possible try to defend the time wholeheartedly As with any special outing it s worthwhile planning in advance This does not however rule out being flexible or spontaneous Remember this is not another to do but whatever feels like play GO SOLO Make sure that you take only yourself on this date no nursing babies or anyone else who expresses interest in tagging along COST A creative date need not cost much the time itself is more precious than what s spent It is however worthwhile setting aside a small budget for the activity in order to treat yourself and to alleviate any doubts in the moment Do I really deserve this Is this extravagant It may be hard to believe the impact that a date in solitude can have on you but getting in touch with your fun and creative side can awaken your soul and enrich all areas of your life Those who swear by it consider it pervasive refreshing and absolutely necessary WE ALL KNOW STARTING IS THE HARDEST PART SO SET ASIDE TIME FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKS 48 fyimagazineny com HOW TO GO ABOUT IT 49 fyimagazineny com
fall in love with life  fall in love with life  take a break   how to pamper yourself this month  Go on a Crea t ive Da te...
fall in love with life fall in love with life take a break how to pamper yourself this month Go on a Crea t ive Da te wit h You rsel f Feeling worn out yet simultaneously guilty at the thought of giving yourself what you crave and need You re not alone Here we suggest an accessible and affordable way to feel more connected and cared for WRITTEN BY LOREN MINSKY Women who spend their days giving could reap magnificent benefits from a little playtime with their own child within Time set aside for something fun something you deeply loved as a child but perhaps feel is too frivolous now will leave you feeling nurtured and renewed Julia Cameron best selling author of The Artist s Way a 12 week course in discovering and recovering your creative self advocates a weekly artist date as a primary recovery tool According to Cameron this date is a weekly block of time say two hours or something realistic that is dedicated to pampering your creative consciousness your inner artist But what if you don t consider yourself an artist or creative type Cameron believes we re all creative and everyone can benefit When we spend regular time with ourselves having fun we can find our greater selves The date need not involve anything arts or crafts like but should include what you love think magical and engaging Most of us agree that in any relationship quality time is vital Yet we fail to internalize that truth when it comes to the relationship we have with ourselves The result we find ourselves feeling off center and not as present or relaxed as we could be On the flipside when we spend time in solitude with our artist child we find ourselves feeling more whole and at peace and thus able to give more fully when interacting with the world Cameron includes questions in The Artist s Way that may help spark date ideas If I had five other fun filled lives to lead what would I do in each of them What do I wish for What would I do if it weren t too crazy or selfish What do I love but am not allowed to do You could consider making an expedition to the beach for sunrise or sunset joining a drum circle or just going for a long walk in an unexplored part of town One idea is to take five dollars to your local five and dime and buy silly things like postcards stickers sparkly sequins and crayons CONSISTENCY We all know starting is the hardest part so set aside time for the upcoming weeks Savor the anticipation before each date and rest assured that the time will come again next week Some people try to wriggle out of the date initially Simply recognize this resistance as a fear of spending time with yourself and do it anyway PREPLAN If you have kids organize a babysitter or get your husband on duty well in advance Things may come up but wherever possible try to defend the time wholeheartedly As with any special outing it s worthwhile planning in advance This does not however rule out being flexible or spontaneous Remember this is not another to do but whatever feels like play GO SOLO Make sure that you take only yourself on this date no nursing babies or anyone else who expresses interest in tagging along COST A creative date need not cost much the time itself is more precious than what s spent It is however worthwhile setting aside a small budget for the activity in order to treat yourself and to alleviate any doubts in the moment Do I really deserve this Is this extravagant It may be hard to believe the impact that a date in solitude can have on you but getting in touch with your fun and creative side can awaken your soul and enrich all areas of your life Those who swear by it consider it pervasive refreshing and absolutely necessary WE ALL KNOW STARTING IS THE HARDEST PART SO SET ASIDE TIME FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKS 48 fyimagazineny com HOW TO GO ABOUT IT 49 fyimagazineny com
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N O N I R O N WR I N K L E F R E E C L AS S IC F IT S L IM F IT get a handle on it pg 55 POOL SAFETY TIPS to Keep Your Family Safe This Summer AD C M Y CM MY CY CMY K 69 The process of packing can cause so much stress that it s enough to put you off the idea of vacationing HOW TO PACK LIKE A PRO SLIM FIT 50 fyimagazineny com
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N O N I R O N WR I N K L E F R E E C L AS S IC F IT S L IM F IT get a handle on it pg 55 POOL SAFETY TIPS to Keep Your Family Safe This Summer AD C M Y CM MY CY CMY K 69 The process of packing can cause so much stress that it s enough to put you off the idea of vacationing HOW TO PACK LIKE A PRO SLIM FIT 50 fyimagazineny com
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get a handle on it get a handle on it parenting in the age of distraction SOME HELPFUL TIPS ON HOW TO BEGIN PARENTING IN A NONDISTRACTED MANNER As with most things in life the first step to making a lifestyle change is acknowledging that you have a problem Be honest with yourself as to how often technology gets in the way of your best attempts at parenting WRITTEN BY MUFFINS N MOM Spending quality time with my children has always been at the center of my parenting approach So one sunny school day I found myself settling into a booth at a cafe with my son after a particularly grueling dentist s appointment takes precedence over our children s needs at the moment Here are some relatable scenarios Homework hour during which the phone beckons as your child asks for your complete focus on a tedious math problem or picture the bewilderingly late bedtime hour where you wonder where the time has gone after spending just a few minutes lost in the world of Facebook despite the chaos around you As we often point out to our clients the best form of parenting is by example Consequently the first step to guiding your children through the paradox of technology and its impact on their lives is to practice what you preach No media or technology during homework hour means no media or technology for the entire family a la The Berenstain Bears in Too Much TV The same holds true for dinner time bedtime and whatever other restrictions you put in place for your family In this way you will model for your children the meaning of balance and the time and place aspect of learning how to handle technology in a positive and rewarding manner 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 52 fyimagazineny com Commit to change make a conscious decision every morning to stick to your family rules regarding technology Be consistent No parenting technique will take without consistency Inconsistency sends mixed messages to your children throwing them off balance and benefiting no one PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHAYA YITTY WALKIN Feeling slightly self congratulatory for allowing him to take off from school to spend this time with me I took a few minutes to scan my e mail as we waited for the waiter to take our order Mom my son said firmly I heard his voice piercing through the fog of my intense concentration Hmmmm was my lukewarm response to him Mom he said sounding strangely familiar Can you hand me your phone I don t think this quite qualifies as special time Feeling deeply ashamed I sheepishly tucked the phone into my bag where it lay for the duration of the meal Not coincidentally this turned out to be a fabulous bonding experience for me and my son If you identify with the mom in the paragraph above you are not alone Many parents today wage battle against their children s technological devices in an attempt to bring up confident and well adjusted children By the same token however most of us face the same battle within ourselves A large majority of parents today can relate to this phenomenon and agree that it has been detrimental to them and their children at times The result of this type of parenting is a so called pseudo parenting in which parents go through the motions of parenting yet are not fully present In this manner parental guidance takes on a non genuine ring This distracted parenting often leads to resentful and impatient parents as the technology Decide what your family s rules are Each family will have different priorities due to its values and principles For some it may mean a complete cold turkey approach where technology is banned from the home For others technology is acceptable only during certain days and hours There are many options Regardless of the approach make sure to include yourself Be forewarned You will probably face a small revolution from a kiddie army but remember that you are instituting this change for their own well being and that of your entire family 53 fyimagazineny com
get a handle on it  get a handle on it  parenting in the age of distraction  SOME HELPFUL TIPS ON HOW TO BEGIN PARENTING I...
get a handle on it get a handle on it parenting in the age of distraction SOME HELPFUL TIPS ON HOW TO BEGIN PARENTING IN A NONDISTRACTED MANNER As with most things in life the first step to making a lifestyle change is acknowledging that you have a problem Be honest with yourself as to how often technology gets in the way of your best attempts at parenting WRITTEN BY MUFFINS N MOM Spending quality time with my children has always been at the center of my parenting approach So one sunny school day I found myself settling into a booth at a cafe with my son after a particularly grueling dentist s appointment takes precedence over our children s needs at the moment Here are some relatable scenarios Homework hour during which the phone beckons as your child asks for your complete focus on a tedious math problem or picture the bewilderingly late bedtime hour where you wonder where the time has gone after spending just a few minutes lost in the world of Facebook despite the chaos around you As we often point out to our clients the best form of parenting is by example Consequently the first step to guiding your children through the paradox of technology and its impact on their lives is to practice what you preach No media or technology during homework hour means no media or technology for the entire family a la The Berenstain Bears in Too Much TV The same holds true for dinner time bedtime and whatever other restrictions you put in place for your family In this way you will model for your children the meaning of balance and the time and place aspect of learning how to handle technology in a positive and rewarding manner 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 52 fyimagazineny com Commit to change make a conscious decision every morning to stick to your family rules regarding technology Be consistent No parenting technique will take without consistency Inconsistency sends mixed messages to your children throwing them off balance and benefiting no one PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHAYA YITTY WALKIN Feeling slightly self congratulatory for allowing him to take off from school to spend this time with me I took a few minutes to scan my e mail as we waited for the waiter to take our order Mom my son said firmly I heard his voice piercing through the fog of my intense concentration Hmmmm was my lukewarm response to him Mom he said sounding strangely familiar Can you hand me your phone I don t think this quite qualifies as special time Feeling deeply ashamed I sheepishly tucked the phone into my bag where it lay for the duration of the meal Not coincidentally this turned out to be a fabulous bonding experience for me and my son If you identify with the mom in the paragraph above you are not alone Many parents today wage battle against their children s technological devices in an attempt to bring up confident and well adjusted children By the same token however most of us face the same battle within ourselves A large majority of parents today can relate to this phenomenon and agree that it has been detrimental to them and their children at times The result of this type of parenting is a so called pseudo parenting in which parents go through the motions of parenting yet are not fully present In this manner parental guidance takes on a non genuine ring This distracted parenting often leads to resentful and impatient parents as the technology Decide what your family s rules are Each family will have different priorities due to its values and principles For some it may mean a complete cold turkey approach where technology is banned from the home For others technology is acceptable only during certain days and hours There are many options Regardless of the approach make sure to include yourself Be forewarned You will probably face a small revolution from a kiddie army but remember that you are instituting this change for their own well being and that of your entire family 53 fyimagazineny com
get a handle on it  get a handle on it  parenting in the age of distraction  SOME HELPFUL TIPS ON HOW TO BEGIN PARENTING I...
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get a handle on it Swimming Sa 5 magic helpers t o Keep i Ingenious products that will make your day easier WRITTEN BY NISSI UNGER The summer is here and so are those wonderful hours spent at the pool Being a certified lifeguard makes me sensitive to pool safety and pool rules It is every parent s responsibility to teach children safety and respect for all pool rules It is something you will never regret Sunsella Mighty Pops TrackR Sticker Never lose your keys again Apply the quarter sized sticker to your keys wallet or any other valuables that you lose often Then use the phone app to give you the location and or ring the tracker to quickly find lost items It also has separation alerts which notifies you before you forget your belongings thetrackr com 30 Make your own push up pops with these easy to use silicone molds Simply fill the molds with your favorite smoothie or juice cover and freeze They take up very little space in the freezer are dishwasher safe and come in six fun colors These Mighty Pops are great for kids and adults will love them too amazon com 11 n Mi Invisaband Corkcicle Air This easy peasy beautiful and breezy cork is a 4 in 1 tool for wine bottles Chill Aerate Pour Stop Perfectly chill red and white wines by placing the Corkcicle in the freezer before use The aerator expands the aromatic profile as you pour Here s the coolest feature You don t need to remove the Corkcicle to pour just tilt the bottle as usual The Corkcicle Air makes a good bottle of wine that much better corkcicle com 25 CREDIT TO GO IN THERE Stop getting mosquito bites with this all natural mosquito repellent wristband Invisaband is made from a cloth like material and is fully adjustable for all wrist sizes It can even be worn on the ankles belt bag and stroller The five bands come in a resealable bag and each band lasts over 120 hours Just put on an Invisaband and you re ready to go outdoors amazon com 20 Find these products on fyimagazineny com 54 fyimagazineny com 55 fyimagazineny com get a handle on it fe t y Tipser mm nd Th i s Su
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get a handle on it DO YOU AVOID DO YOU WAIT 2 Never leave kids unattended and don t run on the deck unless you are chasing a runaway child 1 Never speak to the lifeguard Regardless if there is one child or a hundred in the pool the lifeguard needs to be watching them and answering your questions or conversing with you takes focus away from her job Don t be insulted if the lifeguard does not make eye contact when she does answer your questions She is keeping her eyes on the pool Anything you need to discuss with her can be arranged after pool hours Tripping or slipping is just as much a danger as drowning If you see a child running on the deck stop him her immediately If you need to leave the pool area even for a second take all of your kids with you It is NOT the lifeguard s job to watch your toddler on the deck I still have nightmares of a little blonde two year old boy running around in the pool area when I was a lifeguard His mother would read while he ran around or bent over the pool Since this mother was putting herself and her child in danger and refused to be responsible the head lifeguard barred both of them from the pool While it may be a pain to drag three toddlers to the bathroom along with your six year old never mind all the sweat it beats accompanying a drowning child to the hospital anytime 3 Do not eat in the pool area Where do many snack wrappers and bottles end up In the pool First it is imperative to keep the pool clean Snack and candy wrappers can get stuck in pool filters causing them to stall and break In addition soda cans and glass bottles may pose a danger to swimmers they are responsible for cuts and lacerations in the pool and on the deck 5 Don t consider children drownproof because they learned 4 Protect your children by installing a pool alarm While many people don t think a pool alarm is necessary many lives could have been saved if parents had been alerted to an open pool door Too many children get into the pool area unattended Before you leave the pool area don t leave pool toys or buckets floating in the pool A child or toddler may get into the pool area unattended in an attempt to retrieve them 56 fyimagazineny com how to swim You may have paid a lot of money to get your son the greatest swimming trainer It doesn t matter any swimmer even the advanced can have an unexpected injury and should not be in the pool alone Keep your eyes on the pool and don t ever hesitate to get your floundering kid out of trouble Any swimmer even the advanced can have an unexpected injury and should not be in the pool alone Keep your eyes on the pool and don t ever hesitate to get your floundering kid out of trouble ad accepting a customer s credit card payment due to high processing fees for your customer to mail a check instead of accepting an immediate credit card payment DO YOU THINK it costs 3 or more to process credit cards on large transactions Looks like YOU ARE NOT PROCESSING with Banquest Payment Systems Banquest Payment Systems has developed proprietary systems that allow you to process large transactions If you are processing large monthly volumes you must CALL US TODAY to learn about our special WITH RATES AS LOW 1 70 LARGE VOLUME PROGRAM CALL BANQUEST PAYMENT SYSTEMS TODAY TO STREAMLINE YOUR COLLECTIONS AND REDUCE YOUR PROCESSING COSTS THE RESULTS ARE PRICELESS 855 323 8300 ext 101 www banquest com KFrisch Banquest com K Frisch CEO 57 fyimagazineny com
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get a handle on it DO YOU AVOID DO YOU WAIT 2 Never leave kids unattended and don t run on the deck unless you are chasing a runaway child 1 Never speak to the lifeguard Regardless if there is one child or a hundred in the pool the lifeguard needs to be watching them and answering your questions or conversing with you takes focus away from her job Don t be insulted if the lifeguard does not make eye contact when she does answer your questions She is keeping her eyes on the pool Anything you need to discuss with her can be arranged after pool hours Tripping or slipping is just as much a danger as drowning If you see a child running on the deck stop him her immediately If you need to leave the pool area even for a second take all of your kids with you It is NOT the lifeguard s job to watch your toddler on the deck I still have nightmares of a little blonde two year old boy running around in the pool area when I was a lifeguard His mother would read while he ran around or bent over the pool Since this mother was putting herself and her child in danger and refused to be responsible the head lifeguard barred both of them from the pool While it may be a pain to drag three toddlers to the bathroom along with your six year old never mind all the sweat it beats accompanying a drowning child to the hospital anytime 3 Do not eat in the pool area Where do many snack wrappers and bottles end up In the pool First it is imperative to keep the pool clean Snack and candy wrappers can get stuck in pool filters causing them to stall and break In addition soda cans and glass bottles may pose a danger to swimmers they are responsible for cuts and lacerations in the pool and on the deck 5 Don t consider children drownproof because they learned 4 Protect your children by installing a pool alarm While many people don t think a pool alarm is necessary many lives could have been saved if parents had been alerted to an open pool door Too many children get into the pool area unattended Before you leave the pool area don t leave pool toys or buckets floating in the pool A child or toddler may get into the pool area unattended in an attempt to retrieve them 56 fyimagazineny com how to swim You may have paid a lot of money to get your son the greatest swimming trainer It doesn t matter any swimmer even the advanced can have an unexpected injury and should not be in the pool alone Keep your eyes on the pool and don t ever hesitate to get your floundering kid out of trouble Any swimmer even the advanced can have an unexpected injury and should not be in the pool alone Keep your eyes on the pool and don t ever hesitate to get your floundering kid out of trouble ad accepting a customer s credit card payment due to high processing fees for your customer to mail a check instead of accepting an immediate credit card payment DO YOU THINK it costs 3 or more to process credit cards on large transactions Looks like YOU ARE NOT PROCESSING with Banquest Payment Systems Banquest Payment Systems has developed proprietary systems that allow you to process large transactions If you are processing large monthly volumes you must CALL US TODAY to learn about our special WITH RATES AS LOW 1 70 LARGE VOLUME PROGRAM CALL BANQUEST PAYMENT SYSTEMS TODAY TO STREAMLINE YOUR COLLECTIONS AND REDUCE YOUR PROCESSING COSTS THE RESULTS ARE PRICELESS 855 323 8300 ext 101 www banquest com KFrisch Banquest com K Frisch CEO 57 fyimagazineny com
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get a handle on it get a handle on it the official guide for the home 30 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 January 10 2015 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Friday 21 22 23 25 26 27 24 28 29 30 31 office pro Whether we like it or not most of our time is spent in the office We clock in we clock out and in between we sit at our desks looking busy Now when that office is right smack in the middle of your home your work hours increase exponentially and you can truly say the work is never done You go there for your morning cup of coffee you eat lunch at your desk and when you are there you avoid the clinging hands of the kids It s off limits to everyone It s your personal private domain it s the home office You are a domestic CEO WRITTEN BY REVA LIEBERMAN LET S GET TO WORK If you are under the impression that you need a spare room to set up a workspace in your home you are wrong Every square foot of your home is valuable Work friendly spaces can emerge from a spare corner and a few inches of wall Find a nook or cranny and make it work for you Blend style and function to create a space in which you will be inspired to work As I have emphatically articulated in each of my articles EMBRACE YOUR SPACE In order to build an effective and efficient business you need a professional well organized workspace This will save time and money and lay the groundwork for success Your office can not be a hodgepodge of carton boxes improvised desks and faux filing cabinets It cannot be a haven for clutter Constantly working around clutter can seriously impede productivity CLEAR IT Does your desk look like it s been ransacked Don t worry You are not terminally disorganized I ll help you get your office back on track and under control 58 fyimagazineny com First clear your mind and accept the fact that it s time to get serious about the disposition of your home office Once you get your mindset to get started do exactly that roll up your sleeves and get started Clear out the area you plan to use Don t do it little by little Make a clean break and start from scratch Take everything off your desk and out of your drawers Evaluate the items Are they redundant Are they outdated Do you have them because you need them or just in case I ll bet you ll find things you didn t even remember you owned You ll be amazed at what you have accumulated duplicate staplers cords to electronics that no longer exist outdated equipment ink cartridges for pens that have long gone into the circular file old adapters computer components for a PC you threw out during the Bush Administration broken CD s and don t be surprised if you find an overdue parking ticket stuck in there somewhere Make sure that what you keep is absolutely vital to the work you are doing If you don t need it dump it and ditch it PURGE THE PAPER PILE How do you know when it s time to dispose of those piles of files You have to rearrange things before you can sit down Your desk is so covered with paper you can hardly find it The files that were stacked on the edge of your desk have been moved to the floor temporarily of course And the biggest clue of all that your office is dysfunctional Losing items has become a frustrating and vexing daily occurrence You have to take a stand against the ongoing onslaught of paper Eliminate shred and dispose of those piles The less time you spend muddling through the encumbrances the more time you have to build your business After sorting through and shredding all excess files take action Set up a filing cabinet to keep track of important documents that aren t necessarily active but will eventually be needed Have a section for projects in progress for daily routine activities and for things to do later Systemize the information mail bills personal papers medical data insurance records etc by using labeled and color coded folders desk caddies and paper trays Make sure you check the in trays every single day so that the accumulation does not start all over again Please remember your desk is not a dumping ground The sanitation department does not make a personal pickup at your home office ORGANIZE CATEGORIZE UTILIZE Minimize the number of picture frames knick knacks decorative items and tchochkes on your desk Designate a specific section of your office to hold your fax machine printer and all your printing supplies Reva Lieberman is a court stenographer turned professional organizer Reva provides organizing and decorating services in NY yourpersonalorganizer points to consider Trade in your old printer fax machine and scanner and invest in a multifunction printer you ll have fewer electronics on the desk and it will increase the functionality of your office The same holds true for all your mailing needs envelopes letter sized and manila stamps address labels folders stationery greeting cards etc Store office supplies scissors staplers staples staple removers push pins clips pens pencils markers highlighters hole punchers sticky notes writing tablets calculators etc in containers baskets and bins Putting these supplies out of sight will declutter your desk and give you more room to work Having an organizer tray in your desk drawer will provide a distinct home for all the flotsam and jetsam that would otherwise create a junk drawer Use your wall Install shelves Hang your calendars and post a bulletin board The back of a door is a wonderful blank area to use for hanging file sorters It s also a great spot for a cork board if you didn t hang one up on the wall Consider using wall pockets for ingoing and outgoing mail boxes This will reduce the clutter on the desk and create order out of your disorder 59 fyimagazineny com
get a handle on it  get a handle on it  the official guide for the home  30  S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 January, 10 2...
get a handle on it get a handle on it the official guide for the home 30 S M T W T F S 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 January 10 2015 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Friday 21 22 23 25 26 27 24 28 29 30 31 office pro Whether we like it or not most of our time is spent in the office We clock in we clock out and in between we sit at our desks looking busy Now when that office is right smack in the middle of your home your work hours increase exponentially and you can truly say the work is never done You go there for your morning cup of coffee you eat lunch at your desk and when you are there you avoid the clinging hands of the kids It s off limits to everyone It s your personal private domain it s the home office You are a domestic CEO WRITTEN BY REVA LIEBERMAN LET S GET TO WORK If you are under the impression that you need a spare room to set up a workspace in your home you are wrong Every square foot of your home is valuable Work friendly spaces can emerge from a spare corner and a few inches of wall Find a nook or cranny and make it work for you Blend style and function to create a space in which you will be inspired to work As I have emphatically articulated in each of my articles EMBRACE YOUR SPACE In order to build an effective and efficient business you need a professional well organized workspace This will save time and money and lay the groundwork for success Your office can not be a hodgepodge of carton boxes improvised desks and faux filing cabinets It cannot be a haven for clutter Constantly working around clutter can seriously impede productivity CLEAR IT Does your desk look like it s been ransacked Don t worry You are not terminally disorganized I ll help you get your office back on track and under control 58 fyimagazineny com First clear your mind and accept the fact that it s time to get serious about the disposition of your home office Once you get your mindset to get started do exactly that roll up your sleeves and get started Clear out the area you plan to use Don t do it little by little Make a clean break and start from scratch Take everything off your desk and out of your drawers Evaluate the items Are they redundant Are they outdated Do you have them because you need them or just in case I ll bet you ll find things you didn t even remember you owned You ll be amazed at what you have accumulated duplicate staplers cords to electronics that no longer exist outdated equipment ink cartridges for pens that have long gone into the circular file old adapters computer components for a PC you threw out during the Bush Administration broken CD s and don t be surprised if you find an overdue parking ticket stuck in there somewhere Make sure that what you keep is absolutely vital to the work you are doing If you don t need it dump it and ditch it PURGE THE PAPER PILE How do you know when it s time to dispose of those piles of files You have to rearrange things before you can sit down Your desk is so covered with paper you can hardly find it The files that were stacked on the edge of your desk have been moved to the floor temporarily of course And the biggest clue of all that your office is dysfunctional Losing items has become a frustrating and vexing daily occurrence You have to take a stand against the ongoing onslaught of paper Eliminate shred and dispose of those piles The less time you spend muddling through the encumbrances the more time you have to build your business After sorting through and shredding all excess files take action Set up a filing cabinet to keep track of important documents that aren t necessarily active but will eventually be needed Have a section for projects in progress for daily routine activities and for things to do later Systemize the information mail bills personal papers medical data insurance records etc by using labeled and color coded folders desk caddies and paper trays Make sure you check the in trays every single day so that the accumulation does not start all over again Please remember your desk is not a dumping ground The sanitation department does not make a personal pickup at your home office ORGANIZE CATEGORIZE UTILIZE Minimize the number of picture frames knick knacks decorative items and tchochkes on your desk Designate a specific section of your office to hold your fax machine printer and all your printing supplies Reva Lieberman is a court stenographer turned professional organizer Reva provides organizing and decorating services in NY yourpersonalorganizer points to consider Trade in your old printer fax machine and scanner and invest in a multifunction printer you ll have fewer electronics on the desk and it will increase the functionality of your office The same holds true for all your mailing needs envelopes letter sized and manila stamps address labels folders stationery greeting cards etc Store office supplies scissors staplers staples staple removers push pins clips pens pencils markers highlighters hole punchers sticky notes writing tablets calculators etc in containers baskets and bins Putting these supplies out of sight will declutter your desk and give you more room to work Having an organizer tray in your desk drawer will provide a distinct home for all the flotsam and jetsam that would otherwise create a junk drawer Use your wall Install shelves Hang your calendars and post a bulletin board The back of a door is a wonderful blank area to use for hanging file sorters It s also a great spot for a cork board if you didn t hang one up on the wall Consider using wall pockets for ingoing and outgoing mail boxes This will reduce the clutter on the desk and create order out of your disorder 59 fyimagazineny com
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get a handle on it get a handle on it Joseph s name was cut out of oak tag and mini photo key rings were stuck all over the letters with photos of the bar mitzvah boy as well as a sticker with a name and table assignment 6 creative placecards 4 WRITTEN BY MICHICAS CATERING Place cards escort cards seating cards whatever you call them they are usually the same old thing a little white card that goes on a boring table in the outer hallway of a catering hall with your name and table assignment How can we make these cards more exciting and fun That card table is the first thing your guests see upon entering your event Do you want to portray a theme an atmosphere a taste of what s to come Then start by blowing people away with a unique or out of the box place card Here are some gorgeous ways to create a really special card table experience 3 This hostess prepared the guests names on clear labels and we stuck them to votives and positioned them at each place setting The tables looked stunning with all the extra lit candles For this beach themed wedding we placed lighthouse stands with rope strung across them on the beach The homemade place cards were glued onto a blue backing with little gems to add sparkle The hanging cards were clipped on with mini wooden clothes clips and the standing cards were pushed into sand in a Lucite tray Adorable 1 2 The bar mitzvah boy loved apples so the place cards were chocolate apple lollipops with name stickers standing in a bed of wheatgrass These simple cards were made prettier by attaching a small piece of pine to each one for an outdoor feel at this tent party 5 6 This photo courtesy of event planner Erick Suazo displays small logs with hand designed wood slices featuring each guest s name painted in a rustic theme 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 60 fyimagazineny com 61 fyimagazineny com
get a handle on it  get a handle on it Joseph   s name was cut out of oak tag and mini photo key rings were stuck all over...
get a handle on it get a handle on it Joseph s name was cut out of oak tag and mini photo key rings were stuck all over the letters with photos of the bar mitzvah boy as well as a sticker with a name and table assignment 6 creative placecards 4 WRITTEN BY MICHICAS CATERING Place cards escort cards seating cards whatever you call them they are usually the same old thing a little white card that goes on a boring table in the outer hallway of a catering hall with your name and table assignment How can we make these cards more exciting and fun That card table is the first thing your guests see upon entering your event Do you want to portray a theme an atmosphere a taste of what s to come Then start by blowing people away with a unique or out of the box place card Here are some gorgeous ways to create a really special card table experience 3 This hostess prepared the guests names on clear labels and we stuck them to votives and positioned them at each place setting The tables looked stunning with all the extra lit candles For this beach themed wedding we placed lighthouse stands with rope strung across them on the beach The homemade place cards were glued onto a blue backing with little gems to add sparkle The hanging cards were clipped on with mini wooden clothes clips and the standing cards were pushed into sand in a Lucite tray Adorable 1 2 The bar mitzvah boy loved apples so the place cards were chocolate apple lollipops with name stickers standing in a bed of wheatgrass These simple cards were made prettier by attaching a small piece of pine to each one for an outdoor feel at this tent party 5 6 This photo courtesy of event planner Erick Suazo displays small logs with hand designed wood slices featuring each guest s name painted in a rustic theme 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 60 fyimagazineny com 61 fyimagazineny com
get a handle on it  get a handle on it Joseph   s name was cut out of oak tag and mini photo key rings were stuck all over...
get a handle on it get a handle on it DECLUTTER Before we start adding anything to stylize a specific room de clutter and get rid of dust collectors start with a clean slate As they say Less is more Too many pieces of furniture or over accessorizing can kill the look and even make the room feel tight Remove all except the key pieces of furniture Decide the style and approach you d like to use in the room then reassess whether those pieces of furniture will suit the chosen style Often having a fresh perspective may be the easiest route invite a friend over to do a walk through and get an honest opinion on what should stay what should be tossed away and what may be revamped and updated take any room from drab to fab 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 on the East Coast SSD s client base is firmly built on referrals and repeat clients WRITTEN BY SUSAN STRAUSS DESIGN ACCESSORIZE FOCAL POINT Before you arrange your furniture and accent pieces in the room determine a focal point A focal point in its simplest definition is a point where lines converge The first thing you notice when you walk into a room would be its focal point It can be anything from a fireplace to a view or it can be an ugly picture or a large blank wall Creating a fabulous focal point is a great way to re energize a space and take the focus off the less attractive features In addition it can usually be done for free Add a fabulous painting or modern wall art to create an attractive focal point in a room Enlarge a family photo and mount it in a sharp eye catching frame Mirrors are the rage right now place a beautiful large mirror on the wall accented by sconces or smaller mirrors Another affordable idea is to repaint just one wall in a vibrant hue that coordinates with the other walls Printed or textured wallpaper gives the room a dynamic 3 D feel Painting molding trim and doors in an accent color automatically stylizes the entire room 63 fyimagazineny com Once you have created the wow factor and focus of the room have fun accessorizing and injecting a bit of loveliness into your interiors A side chair with bright cushions can give a room a modern twist A versatile trunk can add a vintage vibe while creating chic storage Change up some pillows and lamp shades in fresh new hues and you ve instantly given the room a whole new look Adding a cute rug is a great way to cover wood flooring that has seen better days Update your space by changing up old window treatments and linens or by just replacing old door hardware with cool new ones Be creative and use anything that you love chances are that others will appreciate it too Add pieces that define your style such as designer books or abstract sculptures Follow your heart and your style while making your decisions It s your home and you ve got to love it
get a handle on it  get a handle on it  DECLUTTER Before we start adding anything to stylize a specific room, de-clutter a...
get a handle on it get a handle on it DECLUTTER Before we start adding anything to stylize a specific room de clutter and get rid of dust collectors start with a clean slate As they say Less is more Too many pieces of furniture or over accessorizing can kill the look and even make the room feel tight Remove all except the key pieces of furniture Decide the style and approach you d like to use in the room then reassess whether those pieces of furniture will suit the chosen style Often having a fresh perspective may be the easiest route invite a friend over to do a walk through and get an honest opinion on what should stay what should be tossed away and what may be revamped and updated take any room from drab to fab 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 on the East Coast SSD s client base is firmly built on referrals and repeat clients WRITTEN BY SUSAN STRAUSS DESIGN ACCESSORIZE FOCAL POINT Before you arrange your furniture and accent pieces in the room determine a focal point A focal point in its simplest definition is a point where lines converge The first thing you notice when you walk into a room would be its focal point It can be anything from a fireplace to a view or it can be an ugly picture or a large blank wall Creating a fabulous focal point is a great way to re energize a space and take the focus off the less attractive features In addition it can usually be done for free Add a fabulous painting or modern wall art to create an attractive focal point in a room Enlarge a family photo and mount it in a sharp eye catching frame Mirrors are the rage right now place a beautiful large mirror on the wall accented by sconces or smaller mirrors Another affordable idea is to repaint just one wall in a vibrant hue that coordinates with the other walls Printed or textured wallpaper gives the room a dynamic 3 D feel Painting molding trim and doors in an accent color automatically stylizes the entire room 63 fyimagazineny com Once you have created the wow factor and focus of the room have fun accessorizing and injecting a bit of loveliness into your interiors A side chair with bright cushions can give a room a modern twist A versatile trunk can add a vintage vibe while creating chic storage Change up some pillows and lamp shades in fresh new hues and you ve instantly given the room a whole new look Adding a cute rug is a great way to cover wood flooring that has seen better days Update your space by changing up old window treatments and linens or by just replacing old door hardware with cool new ones Be creative and use anything that you love chances are that others will appreciate it too Add pieces that define your style such as designer books or abstract sculptures Follow your heart and your style while making your decisions It s your home and you ve got to love it
get a handle on it  get a handle on it  DECLUTTER Before we start adding anything to stylize a specific room, de-clutter a...
get a handle on it 27 Life Hacks You didn t know about get a handle on it 1 Want whiter teeth Gently rub the inside of a banana peel around your teeth for two minutes the minerals will absorb into your teeth and whiten them 12 Use a hair straightener to iron the collars of your shirt and for lastminute ironing touch ups 13 Place toothpicks in a freshly made cake and cover with Saran Wrap to avoid the icing getting ruined 14 Use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning bottles and supplies to save much needed space and to keep them out of reach of children 15 When heating food in a microwave space out a circle in the middle for even heating 16 Febreeze kills ants instantly on contact and won t leave your house smelling like chemicals 2 Put your phone number on a beaded bracelet for your child just in case he gets lost in public 3 Try baking cookies in a muffin tray They ll come out fluffier and won t run into each other 4 Mount towel racks on the inside of a cupboard door and store pot lids there to save space 5 Make unpoppable bubbles by mixing 6 cups water 1 cup corn syrup and 2 cups dish soap 6 Remove permanent marker from clothes with hand sanitizer 7 Want to prevent a mosquito bite from itching Rub a glue stick on the affected area The itch will be gone in 15 minutes and won t come back 8 Remove rainbow like discoloration from the bottom of stainless steel pots by pouring in some lemon juice and scrubbing gently 9 Tired of the pancake batter mess Put pancake mix in an old ketchup bottle and squeeze directly into the pan for a no mess experience 10 Place old newspapers or magazines at the bottom of your garbage bag to absorb any liquids that get thrown into the trash 11 Cutting the tops off strawberries but don t want to waste any fruit Insert a straw on the bottom and push up the stem will come right out 64 fyimagazineny com 17 Light a stick of spaghetti in place of long matches for shabbos candles or igniting a gas burner 18 Don t want to throw out wine that s getting old Pour it into an ice cube tray and use for cooking as needed 19 Make an ice pack by placing a saturated dish washing sponge in a Ziploc bag and freezing 20 Want thicker fuller eyelashes Simply apply translucent powder to your lashes between coats of mascara 21 Rub half a raw potato on the hot grill of a barbecue to prevent your food from sticking to it 22 Want your stainless steel sink to look good as new Simply scrub it with a ball of silver foil soap and water to remove grime rust and discoloration 23 Take Vitamin B Complex during the summer to ward off mosquitoes and flies Insects don t like the way it makes you smell to them 24 To unclog a toilet without a plunger pour in hot water and soap let it sit for five minutes 25 Turn your toaster sideways to make grilled cheese 26 Keep plastic wrap on banana stems to keep them fresh over a week or longer Cut bananas off as needed 27 Clean an old shampoo container and cut off some of the top Place your cell phone car keys and cash in it to keep it safe at the beach 65 fyimagazineny com
get a handle on it  27 Life Hacks You didn   t know about  get a handle on it 1. Want whiter teeth  Gently rub the inside ...
get a handle on it 27 Life Hacks You didn t know about get a handle on it 1 Want whiter teeth Gently rub the inside of a banana peel around your teeth for two minutes the minerals will absorb into your teeth and whiten them 12 Use a hair straightener to iron the collars of your shirt and for lastminute ironing touch ups 13 Place toothpicks in a freshly made cake and cover with Saran Wrap to avoid the icing getting ruined 14 Use a hanging shoe rack to store cleaning bottles and supplies to save much needed space and to keep them out of reach of children 15 When heating food in a microwave space out a circle in the middle for even heating 16 Febreeze kills ants instantly on contact and won t leave your house smelling like chemicals 2 Put your phone number on a beaded bracelet for your child just in case he gets lost in public 3 Try baking cookies in a muffin tray They ll come out fluffier and won t run into each other 4 Mount towel racks on the inside of a cupboard door and store pot lids there to save space 5 Make unpoppable bubbles by mixing 6 cups water 1 cup corn syrup and 2 cups dish soap 6 Remove permanent marker from clothes with hand sanitizer 7 Want to prevent a mosquito bite from itching Rub a glue stick on the affected area The itch will be gone in 15 minutes and won t come back 8 Remove rainbow like discoloration from the bottom of stainless steel pots by pouring in some lemon juice and scrubbing gently 9 Tired of the pancake batter mess Put pancake mix in an old ketchup bottle and squeeze directly into the pan for a no mess experience 10 Place old newspapers or magazines at the bottom of your garbage bag to absorb any liquids that get thrown into the trash 11 Cutting the tops off strawberries but don t want to waste any fruit Insert a straw on the bottom and push up the stem will come right out 64 fyimagazineny com 17 Light a stick of spaghetti in place of long matches for shabbos candles or igniting a gas burner 18 Don t want to throw out wine that s getting old Pour it into an ice cube tray and use for cooking as needed 19 Make an ice pack by placing a saturated dish washing sponge in a Ziploc bag and freezing 20 Want thicker fuller eyelashes Simply apply translucent powder to your lashes between coats of mascara 21 Rub half a raw potato on the hot grill of a barbecue to prevent your food from sticking to it 22 Want your stainless steel sink to look good as new Simply scrub it with a ball of silver foil soap and water to remove grime rust and discoloration 23 Take Vitamin B Complex during the summer to ward off mosquitoes and flies Insects don t like the way it makes you smell to them 24 To unclog a toilet without a plunger pour in hot water and soap let it sit for five minutes 25 Turn your toaster sideways to make grilled cheese 26 Keep plastic wrap on banana stems to keep them fresh over a week or longer Cut bananas off as needed 27 Clean an old shampoo container and cut off some of the top Place your cell phone car keys and cash in it to keep it safe at the beach 65 fyimagazineny com
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get a handle on it get a handle on it DIY INCREDIBLE EGG CARTON MIRROR FRAME THIS ELEGANT FRAMED MIRROR WILL ADD A GORGEOUS ACCENT TO ANY HOME IT IS COST EFFICIENT SIMPLE TO CONSTRUCT AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WILL NEVER BELIEVE YOU MADE IT THEY DEFINITELY WON T BE ABLE TO GUESS WHAT ITS MADE OF How to do it 1 Cut egg cartons Diagram 1 Three cups make one flower Layer 1 The innermost layer will be the smallest and has 6 petals Layer 2 The middle layer will be medium height and has 4 petals Cut slits evenly Layer 3 The outermost layer will be the tallest and has 4 petals Cut slits evenly 2 3 4 5 To make this frame you ll need Take layer 1 and roll it Glue it to hold it in place Diagram 2 Place glue under layer two and put it into layer three Make sure that the petals don t overlap they should all be visible Then place glue under layer one and put into layer two You now have a rose Lay all the roses out and spray paint them When they re dry after five minutes turn them over and spraypaint the back side Let them dry If you are using a framed mirror spray paint the frame the same color as the roses DIAGRAM 1 Layer 1 DIAGRAM 2 You can now glue the flowers onto the mirror by placing glue under the rose Hold down for 20 seconds to allow for strong drying That s it SCISSORS 12 CUP EGG CARTONS GLUE GUN AND GLUE STICKS SPRAY PAINT 8 MIRROR WITH OR WITHOUT FRAME 15 66 fyimagazineny com 67 fyimagazineny com Layer 2 Layer 3
get a handle on it  get a handle on it  DIY  INCREDIBLE EGG CARTON MIRROR FRAME  THIS ELEGANT FRAMED MIRROR WILL ADD A GOR...
get a handle on it get a handle on it DIY INCREDIBLE EGG CARTON MIRROR FRAME THIS ELEGANT FRAMED MIRROR WILL ADD A GORGEOUS ACCENT TO ANY HOME IT IS COST EFFICIENT SIMPLE TO CONSTRUCT AND YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WILL NEVER BELIEVE YOU MADE IT THEY DEFINITELY WON T BE ABLE TO GUESS WHAT ITS MADE OF How to do it 1 Cut egg cartons Diagram 1 Three cups make one flower Layer 1 The innermost layer will be the smallest and has 6 petals Layer 2 The middle layer will be medium height and has 4 petals Cut slits evenly Layer 3 The outermost layer will be the tallest and has 4 petals Cut slits evenly 2 3 4 5 To make this frame you ll need Take layer 1 and roll it Glue it to hold it in place Diagram 2 Place glue under layer two and put it into layer three Make sure that the petals don t overlap they should all be visible Then place glue under layer one and put into layer two You now have a rose Lay all the roses out and spray paint them When they re dry after five minutes turn them over and spraypaint the back side Let them dry If you are using a framed mirror spray paint the frame the same color as the roses DIAGRAM 1 Layer 1 DIAGRAM 2 You can now glue the flowers onto the mirror by placing glue under the rose Hold down for 20 seconds to allow for strong drying That s it SCISSORS 12 CUP EGG CARTONS GLUE GUN AND GLUE STICKS SPRAY PAINT 8 MIRROR WITH OR WITHOUT FRAME 15 66 fyimagazineny com 67 fyimagazineny com Layer 2 Layer 3
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get a handle on it get a handle on it getting to know your spice cabinet Acquaint yourself with your spice rack for each mysterious bottle can make your food and your life a little brighter cumin Cumin may be part of the parsley family but it bears no resemblance to its mild green cousin Cumin enhances dishes by adding warmth and an earthy slightly bitter undertone It comes in white amber and black and each has its own distinctive flavor It is used mostly in Spanish Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines although it is slowly gaining popularity around the globe Cumin is a major player in many spice blends including curry powder garam masala and chili powder The most American dish you ll find featuring cumin is chili but it can be used in endless ways It s great on strong flavored meats like lamb goat or venison Use it in spice rubs for meat fish and poultry or add it to rice and or couscous to warm it up Definitely use it in curries Mexican Tex Mex food and Middle Eastern foods Try it in falafel hummus and tahini Sprinkle it into guacamole and salsas for an authentic earthiness Just don t overplay your hand cumin is pretty powerful A little drop goes a long way Cumin has many yet unproven medicinal purposes however it is undeniably packed with vitamins and minerals magnesium iron folates Vitamin C calcium and potassium among many others It is also a great source of dietary fiber ginger Perhaps you are familiar with ginger as the spicy kick that warms your mouth when you dine at your favorite Chinese restaurant Ginger is actually ubiquitous in nearly every cuisine from Asian to Arabic to American Ginger pairs well with pretty much everything it brightens proteins spices up fruits adds flavor to soups including chicken and jazzes up vanilla desserts You can make your own syrup and have a daily gingerbread latte Ferment ginger to make homemade ginger ale You can even grow it in your own backyard Ginger also has great health benefits Gingerol which provides the heat in the spice helps relieve arthritis fight infection relieve menstrual pain and is used to alleviate nausea in both chemo patients and pregnant women It is used by athletes to mitigate muscle pain and soreness Ginger is also being studied to determine its effectiveness against diabetes cancer and stomach ulcers amongst other diseases Check with your doctor before taking ginger for medicinal purposes since it can interfere with some medications Do not give medicinal ginger to children under the age of two In almost every culture ginger is used medicinally in many ways not all of them scientifically proven cinnamon There are two types of people in the world those who like cinnamon and those who don t Cinnamon is the inside bark of the cinamomum tree The two main varieties we use are Ceylon cinnamon also known as true cinnamon which is milder sweeter lighter and healthier and Cassia which is more prevalent since it is a lot cheaper The cinnamon you are familiar with is likely the Cassia variety Add it to chilis and curries for a hint of sophistication Use it in rubs for chicken meat and even fish Cinnamon is amazing in sweet potato and on squashes and will also enhance rice beans and various soups Don t forget desserts Cinnamon works well with virtually every fruit or fruit based dessert and is paired with ginger to spice pumpkin recipes Cinnamon is not only delicious it is also good for you especially Ceylon cinnamon It contains many antioxidants and has been proven to prevent Alzheimer s disease fight bacterial and fungal infections and lower blood sugar It is being studied for possible effects on cancer Parkinson s HIV and respiratory distress On the other hand consuming too much of a cinnamon ingredient called coumarin can induce damage in the livers of susceptible people how to pack like a pro WRITTEN BY SARA ANSBACHER M ost of us love to travel whether for a relaxing vacation or just going to someplace new But ask people what they like least about the experience and invariably most will say the packing The process of packing can cause so much stress that it s enough to put you off the idea of vacationing Yet we all know those people who appear so organized when they travel Somehow they are able to pack their suitcase at a moment s notice and still know exactly what to bring How do they do it The secret is technique and some advanced planning I m going to share some tips and tricks so that you too can pack like a pro WRITTEN BY CHAYA ADLER 68 fyimagazineny com 69 fyimagazineny com
get a handle on it  get a handle on it  getting to know your spice cabinet Acquaint yourself with your spice rack, for eac...
get a handle on it get a handle on it getting to know your spice cabinet Acquaint yourself with your spice rack for each mysterious bottle can make your food and your life a little brighter cumin Cumin may be part of the parsley family but it bears no resemblance to its mild green cousin Cumin enhances dishes by adding warmth and an earthy slightly bitter undertone It comes in white amber and black and each has its own distinctive flavor It is used mostly in Spanish Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines although it is slowly gaining popularity around the globe Cumin is a major player in many spice blends including curry powder garam masala and chili powder The most American dish you ll find featuring cumin is chili but it can be used in endless ways It s great on strong flavored meats like lamb goat or venison Use it in spice rubs for meat fish and poultry or add it to rice and or couscous to warm it up Definitely use it in curries Mexican Tex Mex food and Middle Eastern foods Try it in falafel hummus and tahini Sprinkle it into guacamole and salsas for an authentic earthiness Just don t overplay your hand cumin is pretty powerful A little drop goes a long way Cumin has many yet unproven medicinal purposes however it is undeniably packed with vitamins and minerals magnesium iron folates Vitamin C calcium and potassium among many others It is also a great source of dietary fiber ginger Perhaps you are familiar with ginger as the spicy kick that warms your mouth when you dine at your favorite Chinese restaurant Ginger is actually ubiquitous in nearly every cuisine from Asian to Arabic to American Ginger pairs well with pretty much everything it brightens proteins spices up fruits adds flavor to soups including chicken and jazzes up vanilla desserts You can make your own syrup and have a daily gingerbread latte Ferment ginger to make homemade ginger ale You can even grow it in your own backyard Ginger also has great health benefits Gingerol which provides the heat in the spice helps relieve arthritis fight infection relieve menstrual pain and is used to alleviate nausea in both chemo patients and pregnant women It is used by athletes to mitigate muscle pain and soreness Ginger is also being studied to determine its effectiveness against diabetes cancer and stomach ulcers amongst other diseases Check with your doctor before taking ginger for medicinal purposes since it can interfere with some medications Do not give medicinal ginger to children under the age of two In almost every culture ginger is used medicinally in many ways not all of them scientifically proven cinnamon There are two types of people in the world those who like cinnamon and those who don t Cinnamon is the inside bark of the cinamomum tree The two main varieties we use are Ceylon cinnamon also known as true cinnamon which is milder sweeter lighter and healthier and Cassia which is more prevalent since it is a lot cheaper The cinnamon you are familiar with is likely the Cassia variety Add it to chilis and curries for a hint of sophistication Use it in rubs for chicken meat and even fish Cinnamon is amazing in sweet potato and on squashes and will also enhance rice beans and various soups Don t forget desserts Cinnamon works well with virtually every fruit or fruit based dessert and is paired with ginger to spice pumpkin recipes Cinnamon is not only delicious it is also good for you especially Ceylon cinnamon It contains many antioxidants and has been proven to prevent Alzheimer s disease fight bacterial and fungal infections and lower blood sugar It is being studied for possible effects on cancer Parkinson s HIV and respiratory distress On the other hand consuming too much of a cinnamon ingredient called coumarin can induce damage in the livers of susceptible people how to pack like a pro WRITTEN BY SARA ANSBACHER M ost of us love to travel whether for a relaxing vacation or just going to someplace new But ask people what they like least about the experience and invariably most will say the packing The process of packing can cause so much stress that it s enough to put you off the idea of vacationing Yet we all know those people who appear so organized when they travel Somehow they are able to pack their suitcase at a moment s notice and still know exactly what to bring How do they do it The secret is technique and some advanced planning I m going to share some tips and tricks so that you too can pack like a pro WRITTEN BY CHAYA ADLER 68 fyimagazineny com 69 fyimagazineny com
get a handle on it  get a handle on it  getting to know your spice cabinet Acquaint yourself with your spice rack, for eac...
get a handle on it Activities and weather The first thing to consider is the activities at your destination so you can pack appropriately Are you planning on doing sports or just relaxing at a resort Perhaps you re travelling for a family wedding Next check the weather forecast of your destination find out the climate and temperature in advance All this will determine what you ll need to bring Place heavy items at the bottom of your suitcase Lighter items and those that are likely to crease go on the top in your bus ness How to pack your case Edit Before you pack anything lay out on the bed everything you want to take Try to eliminate everything that isn t essential It s a good idea to create a capsule wardrobe by sticking to a base palette of two or three colors That way you can mix and match all your items and create more outfit combinations with fewer clothes You can add extra color and interest to your outfits with accessories At this stage choose what clothes you ll be wearing on the day you travel If possible wear the heaviest shoes to keep your case lighter It s also advisable to carry a sweater even if you re travelling somewhere hot in case of chilly air conditioning Plus it saves some room in your case Toiletries Instead of taking full size containers that take up space and add weight decant toiletries into smaller travel sized bottles A clever trick to prevent leakages is to place a square of plastic kitchen wrap over the bottle before you screw on the lid As an extra precaution store bottles in a leak proof bag you can also wrap a towel around it Start with your shoes Fill them with small items like socks in small resealable bags This helps the shoes keep their shape and uses every bit of available space Place shoes in bags to prevent damage or staining of other clothing items You can use special shoe pouches if you like but regular plastic bags will also work fine Pack each pair heel to toe which will help to create a flat base Place your toiletry bag in the center of your case This will give those containers maximum protection and prevent any excessive pressure against them during transit Stuff the gaps with small items like socks and underwear to create an even base Preferably pack them in small bags first according to item This will make it easier to locate everything when you unpack T shirts and other items that don t crease much can be folded and rolled up This will maximise the space Place them in one layer working from one side of the case to the other Longer items like skirts or dresses can be layered on top of one another in the suitcase with the long end hanging out of the 70 fyimagazineny com side and with each layer on an alternate side Fold them one over the other in an overlap formation A jacket should be placed sideways in the centre of the suitcase Fold one arm over the other and stuff the shoulder area with small items of clothing to hold the shape Next place some smaller garments such as tops and shirts on top of the jacket Finally fold the end of the jacket over to prevent heavy crease marks pg 74 Entrepeneur Feature Lauren Klein and Alexa Chaitoff If you have delicate necklaces thread them through drinking straws to prevent them from getting tangled up Alternatively place them between two layers of press and seal plastic wrap Then roll up and store somewhere safe If you re packing for a family and travelling by plane it s advisable to divide your family s clothes between the cases That way if one case gets lost you ll all still have some clothing For security keep a photocopy of your passport and travel documents in a separate place from your passport Alternatively scan them and email a copy to yourself Another little travel hack is to hide some emergency cash in an empty lip balm tube 72 The statistics in the tech industry show that 84 of people who founded companies did it with co founders vs only 16 who solo founded their company ASK MAURICE
get a handle on it  Activities and weather The first thing to consider is the activities at your destination so you can pa...
get a handle on it Activities and weather The first thing to consider is the activities at your destination so you can pack appropriately Are you planning on doing sports or just relaxing at a resort Perhaps you re travelling for a family wedding Next check the weather forecast of your destination find out the climate and temperature in advance All this will determine what you ll need to bring Place heavy items at the bottom of your suitcase Lighter items and those that are likely to crease go on the top in your bus ness How to pack your case Edit Before you pack anything lay out on the bed everything you want to take Try to eliminate everything that isn t essential It s a good idea to create a capsule wardrobe by sticking to a base palette of two or three colors That way you can mix and match all your items and create more outfit combinations with fewer clothes You can add extra color and interest to your outfits with accessories At this stage choose what clothes you ll be wearing on the day you travel If possible wear the heaviest shoes to keep your case lighter It s also advisable to carry a sweater even if you re travelling somewhere hot in case of chilly air conditioning Plus it saves some room in your case Toiletries Instead of taking full size containers that take up space and add weight decant toiletries into smaller travel sized bottles A clever trick to prevent leakages is to place a square of plastic kitchen wrap over the bottle before you screw on the lid As an extra precaution store bottles in a leak proof bag you can also wrap a towel around it Start with your shoes Fill them with small items like socks in small resealable bags This helps the shoes keep their shape and uses every bit of available space Place shoes in bags to prevent damage or staining of other clothing items You can use special shoe pouches if you like but regular plastic bags will also work fine Pack each pair heel to toe which will help to create a flat base Place your toiletry bag in the center of your case This will give those containers maximum protection and prevent any excessive pressure against them during transit Stuff the gaps with small items like socks and underwear to create an even base Preferably pack them in small bags first according to item This will make it easier to locate everything when you unpack T shirts and other items that don t crease much can be folded and rolled up This will maximise the space Place them in one layer working from one side of the case to the other Longer items like skirts or dresses can be layered on top of one another in the suitcase with the long end hanging out of the 70 fyimagazineny com side and with each layer on an alternate side Fold them one over the other in an overlap formation A jacket should be placed sideways in the centre of the suitcase Fold one arm over the other and stuff the shoulder area with small items of clothing to hold the shape Next place some smaller garments such as tops and shirts on top of the jacket Finally fold the end of the jacket over to prevent heavy crease marks pg 74 Entrepeneur Feature Lauren Klein and Alexa Chaitoff If you have delicate necklaces thread them through drinking straws to prevent them from getting tangled up Alternatively place them between two layers of press and seal plastic wrap Then roll up and store somewhere safe If you re packing for a family and travelling by plane it s advisable to divide your family s clothes between the cases That way if one case gets lost you ll all still have some clothing For security keep a photocopy of your passport and travel documents in a separate place from your passport Alternatively scan them and email a copy to yourself Another little travel hack is to hide some emergency cash in an empty lip balm tube 72 The statistics in the tech industry show that 84 of people who founded companies did it with co founders vs only 16 who solo founded their company ASK MAURICE
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in your bus ness in your bus ness and together you will make a great team for success Now the question is is it a good idea to work together with him While there is no clear answer lets look at the pros and cons which strangely enough are the same A ask maurice Q I have a idea for a technology company and would like to to develop my idea and bring it to the marketplace I don t think I can do it myself so I was thinking of bringing my husband on board as a co founder I feel that we are a great team and together we can make the business a success My questionu is a do I need a co founder or should I rather do it myself and b is it a good idea to work together with a spouse I This is a great question You didn t write about the financial aspect of this new company who will invest the money and how will you support your family until it becomes profitable if you and your husband are both working in this new company so I will assume that it s taken care of and your question is only if you should have a co founder and if so should it be your husband The statistics in the tech industry show that 84 of people who founded companies did it with co founders vs only 16 who solo founded their company The reason is that your chances of succeeding in your new business go up a lot when you have a team on board that s fully invested in the success of executing the idea and bringing it to the marketplace The reason why it s important to have a team on board is because it takes a lot of skill and hard work to make a startup successful in most cases you have to focus on product development while at the same time build a strong plan for sales and marketing While you can hire people to do those parts of the business if they are your employees it will all come back to you as the leader of the company to give them guidance and direction vs if you bring on board co founders who excel in areas where you don t you will be able to focus on your strengths while trusting your co founders with the other areas The other reason for having co founders is that they will keep you going when the going gets tough and it always does You can t expect employees to motivate and encourage you when you face challenges but co founders will keep each other going and survive the initial phase of launching the business But before you go and take on co founders you want to make sure that you are clear on why you are bringing them on board Take a closer look at your own working style and your values to see where and how you will need the other founder to compensate for you Sometimes we make the mistake of bringing on co founders who are like us because we feel comfortable in their presence but that s not what we need We need someone who is not like us who thinks differently in order to have a healthy balance Over the years I have seen a lot of businesses struggle because the co founders are friends who think the same way and have similar strengths which means they don t have anyone on the founders level to balance their shortcomings Let s assume that you do your homework and you conclude that your husband is the perfect balance to your weak points 72 fyimagazineny com Pro con You will be together more often Being together is great as it strengthens your relationship On the other hand sometimes you need a break from your significant other in order to appreciate him When you work together you can t go away Pro con You will have your life partner with you A lot of start ups have succeeded with a husband andwife team working together to build something that will support their family and give them the life of their dreams so on one hand there is nothing stronger than a husband and wife team But when things are not going as planned it can become very hard to keep your personal life separate from your business life and if the business struggles it can affect your relationship at home then you don t have a spouse to support you after a hard day at work PRO CON You will always have something to talk about We all talk about work to our spouses When they don t work with us we can share work news or feelings with them and then move on to talk about other things that are not business related When you work together however the conversation will always come back to work because both of you share the same company and are thinking about the same issues And while it s always good to have a topic to discuss it s not so good that the topic is work As you can see there is no clear answer it depends a lot on your personal style and way of working and communicating If you decide to take him on as your co founder I would suggest that together write down some rules on how to separate your personal and business lives as much as possible Make it a great day Maurice Maurice Stein is an internationally renowned success coach His debut book Turn Around Your Business by 5 PM has helped turn around many struggling businesses askmaurice com B R O A D WAY K I T C H E N S EXCEPTIONAL 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in your bus ness in your bus ness and together you will make a great team for success Now the question is is it a good idea to work together with him While there is no clear answer lets look at the pros and cons which strangely enough are the same A ask maurice Q I have a idea for a technology company and would like to to develop my idea and bring it to the marketplace I don t think I can do it myself so I was thinking of bringing my husband on board as a co founder I feel that we are a great team and together we can make the business a success My questionu is a do I need a co founder or should I rather do it myself and b is it a good idea to work together with a spouse I This is a great question You didn t write about the financial aspect of this new company who will invest the money and how will you support your family until it becomes profitable if you and your husband are both working in this new company so I will assume that it s taken care of and your question is only if you should have a co founder and if so should it be your husband The statistics in the tech industry show that 84 of people who founded companies did it with co founders vs only 16 who solo founded their company The reason is that your chances of succeeding in your new business go up a lot when you have a team on board that s fully invested in the success of executing the idea and bringing it to the marketplace The reason why it s important to have a team on board is because it takes a lot of skill and hard work to make a startup successful in most cases you have to focus on product development while at the same time build a strong plan for sales and marketing While you can hire people to do those parts of the business if they are your employees it will all come back to you as the leader of the company to give them guidance and direction vs if you bring on board co founders who excel in areas where you don t you will be able to focus on your strengths while trusting your co founders with the other areas The other reason for having co founders is that they will keep you going when the going gets tough and it always does You can t expect employees to motivate and encourage you when you face challenges but co founders will keep each other going and survive the initial phase of launching the business But before you go and take on co founders you want to make sure that you are clear on why you are bringing them on board Take a closer look at your own working style and your values to see where and how you will need the other founder to compensate for you Sometimes we make the mistake of bringing on co founders who are like us because we feel comfortable in their presence but that s not what we need We need someone who is not like us who thinks differently in order to have a healthy balance Over the years I have seen a lot of businesses struggle because the co founders are friends who think the same way and have similar strengths which means they don t have anyone on the founders level to balance their shortcomings Let s assume that you do your homework and you conclude that your husband is the perfect balance to your weak points 72 fyimagazineny com Pro con You will be together more often Being together is great as it strengthens your relationship On the other hand sometimes you need a break from your significant other in order to appreciate him When you work together you can t go away Pro con You will have your life partner with you A lot of start ups have succeeded with a husband andwife team working together to build something that will support their family and give them the life of their dreams so on one hand there is nothing stronger than a husband and wife team But when things are not going as planned it can become very hard to keep your personal life separate from your business life and if the business struggles it can affect your relationship at home then you don t have a spouse to support you after a hard day at work PRO CON You will always have something to talk about We all talk about work to our spouses When they don t work with us we can share work news or feelings with them and then move on to talk about other things that are not business related When you work together however the conversation will always come back to work because both of you share the same company and are thinking about the same issues And while it s always good to have a topic to discuss it s not so good that the topic is work As you can see there is no clear answer it depends a lot on your personal style and way of working and communicating If you decide to take him on as your co founder I would suggest that together write down some rules on how to separate your personal and business lives as much as possible Make it a great day Maurice Maurice Stein is an internationally renowned success coach His debut book Turn Around Your Business by 5 PM has helped turn around many struggling businesses askmaurice com B R O A D WAY K I T C H E N S EXCEPTIONAL 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in your bus ness in your bus ness how they did it FYI MEETS WITH SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WOMEN TO GET AN INSIDE LOOK AT THEIR SUCCESS W A YOGIC RECIPE FOR BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP Q A with Yogi Beans Co Owners Lauren Chaitoff founder and Alexa Klein CEO WRITTEN BY ERIKA PRAFDER 74 fyimagazineny com inning business partnerships take a union of skill sets communication respect flexibility and open mindedness Alexa Klein and Lauren Chaitoff have that very yogic type of relationship In fact they credit their success as co owners of Yogi Beans in part to being both practitioners and teachers of the practice that they sell Since opening their doors four years ago their kids yoga company and studio now employs a sizable team of instructors offers 25 on site classes weekly and has additional studio locations in view We caught up with this pioneering ambitious and entrepreneurial duo to learn how they built and continue to expand their business venture and relationship FYI How did you connect with yoga and with each other LAUREN I practiced in college at Northwestern University and got certified to teach in 2007 My personality suits working with children as I have a background in children s theatre and I wanted to be of service Find something you love and don t think about the dollar sign right away Consider how you can be of service and give back Kids are under enormous stress and pressure especially on the upper east side of Manhattan I started with small classes at a gym and then for preschoolers after school It grew organically and I soon realized that I didn t want or know how to run this business the way it needed That s when I met Alexa ALEXA I have a corporate law background and practiced for a while I ve also taught adult yoga and wanted to do something that resonated more with my heart and passion While looking to get into the business side of the yoga world I found Yogi Beans online and thought it was awesome At the time Lauren was doing a fair amount of behindthe scenes administrative stuff but the minute you meet her you realize that she needs to be teaching kids yoga We both knew we could help each other and decided to formalize a partnership FYI What key next steps and challenges did you tackle to move the business forward LAUREN We needed a home studio since until then I d been teaching in random places We found a lease raised capital privately through our own efforts and since 2011 we have been in the same space which is now the largest of its kind in our neighborhood I head up our 15 teachers who are independent contractors and teacher training sessions which are held once every other month We offer 25 classes per week at the studio and at least as many classes and trainings through partnerships with venues such as the 92nd Street Y Pure Yoga on the West Side and elsewhere in Westchester and on Long Island Our curriculum is fine tuned and age specific for infants through teens When we hire we look for someone who has a spark someone who s Beanirific And we train our employees extensively ALEXA There is constant opportunity I receive calls all the time from people who want to be involved in our business growth from around the country and the world Ideally this will mean studios in other locations moving toward the digital world and partnerships with more schools and camps We have both a solid business and teaching side It doesn t really exist elsewhere in the kids or yoga world It s an exciting time FYI Your partnership has remained strong What does it take to maintain the vision drive and commitment ALEXA As yogis we re willing to roll with the punches We really believe in what we re doing and how important it is to be able to change children s lives It underlies every conversation we have Kids are taking what ALEXA We average between three and ten students per class but an ongoing hurdle is convincing kids to choose yoga over soccer ballet or any number of other after school activities FYI What are your plans for growth 75 fyimagazineny com they re learning and using it when they can t fall asleep at night have a test or are upset with their parents We each continue to practice yoga ourselves too and believe in it on a deep level FYI What advice can you offer those who are in a business start up phase or pondering one LAUREN Find something you love and don t think about the dollar sign right away Consider how you can be of service and give back If you think of it like that the universe sends you good stuff ALEXA Be willing to work your head off and give up some things in order to pursue your commitment Find joy in it and believe in the end result Give it your best shot and don t let yourself get too out of sync or balance You can t bring your whole self to your business otherwise
in your bus  ness  in your bus  ness  how they did it FYI MEETS WITH SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WOMEN TO GET AN INSIDE LOOK AT TH...
in your bus ness in your bus ness how they did it FYI MEETS WITH SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WOMEN TO GET AN INSIDE LOOK AT THEIR SUCCESS W A YOGIC RECIPE FOR BUSINESS PARTNERSHIP Q A with Yogi Beans Co Owners Lauren Chaitoff founder and Alexa Klein CEO WRITTEN BY ERIKA PRAFDER 74 fyimagazineny com inning business partnerships take a union of skill sets communication respect flexibility and open mindedness Alexa Klein and Lauren Chaitoff have that very yogic type of relationship In fact they credit their success as co owners of Yogi Beans in part to being both practitioners and teachers of the practice that they sell Since opening their doors four years ago their kids yoga company and studio now employs a sizable team of instructors offers 25 on site classes weekly and has additional studio locations in view We caught up with this pioneering ambitious and entrepreneurial duo to learn how they built and continue to expand their business venture and relationship FYI How did you connect with yoga and with each other LAUREN I practiced in college at Northwestern University and got certified to teach in 2007 My personality suits working with children as I have a background in children s theatre and I wanted to be of service Find something you love and don t think about the dollar sign right away Consider how you can be of service and give back Kids are under enormous stress and pressure especially on the upper east side of Manhattan I started with small classes at a gym and then for preschoolers after school It grew organically and I soon realized that I didn t want or know how to run this business the way it needed That s when I met Alexa ALEXA I have a corporate law background and practiced for a while I ve also taught adult yoga and wanted to do something that resonated more with my heart and passion While looking to get into the business side of the yoga world I found Yogi Beans online and thought it was awesome At the time Lauren was doing a fair amount of behindthe scenes administrative stuff but the minute you meet her you realize that she needs to be teaching kids yoga We both knew we could help each other and decided to formalize a partnership FYI What key next steps and challenges did you tackle to move the business forward LAUREN We needed a home studio since until then I d been teaching in random places We found a lease raised capital privately through our own efforts and since 2011 we have been in the same space which is now the largest of its kind in our neighborhood I head up our 15 teachers who are independent contractors and teacher training sessions which are held once every other month We offer 25 classes per week at the studio and at least as many classes and trainings through partnerships with venues such as the 92nd Street Y Pure Yoga on the West Side and elsewhere in Westchester and on Long Island Our curriculum is fine tuned and age specific for infants through teens When we hire we look for someone who has a spark someone who s Beanirific And we train our employees extensively ALEXA There is constant opportunity I receive calls all the time from people who want to be involved in our business growth from around the country and the world Ideally this will mean studios in other locations moving toward the digital world and partnerships with more schools and camps We have both a solid business and teaching side It doesn t really exist elsewhere in the kids or yoga world It s an exciting time FYI Your partnership has remained strong What does it take to maintain the vision drive and commitment ALEXA As yogis we re willing to roll with the punches We really believe in what we re doing and how important it is to be able to change children s lives It underlies every conversation we have Kids are taking what ALEXA We average between three and ten students per class but an ongoing hurdle is convincing kids to choose yoga over soccer ballet or any number of other after school activities FYI What are your plans for growth 75 fyimagazineny com they re learning and using it when they can t fall asleep at night have a test or are upset with their parents We each continue to practice yoga ourselves too and believe in it on a deep level FYI What advice can you offer those who are in a business start up phase or pondering one LAUREN Find something you love and don t think about the dollar sign right away Consider how you can be of service and give back If you think of it like that the universe sends you good stuff ALEXA Be willing to work your head off and give up some things in order to pursue your commitment Find joy in it and believe in the end result Give it your best shot and don t let yourself get too out of sync or balance You can t bring your whole self to your business otherwise
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in your bus ness in your bus ness 5 MARKETING MISTAKES EVERY BUSINESS SHOULD AVOID Marketing is an important element of any business strategy Marketing can help increase your customer base brand awareness and ultimately increase your sales Most entrepreneurs are not savvy at marketing and make fatally common mistakes that actually decrease revenue But don t worry we can help you Here are the top five marketing mistakes to avoid AIMING AT ALL AUDIENCES No company can be everything to all people it just doesn t work Aiming at all audiences is an oxymoron Figure out who your target audience is and market only to them MARKETING ONLY TO NEW CUSTOMERS You may be so busy trying to get new customers that you re forgetting your current loyal customers They are your biggest advertisement right now as they can bring more customers by word of mouth Stay in touch with them via email and be sure to include interesting and current content ABUSING SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook Twitter and all other social media are a great free tools to get others to know about your business But posting every once in a while isn t enough You should be posting at least once a day with professional pertinent content Don t spam your friends or they will leave you NOT KNOWING YOUR MARKETING BUDGET Do not overspend your marketing efforts Assess your budget and stick to it When your revenue increases only then can you increase your marketing budget This way you can scale up your budget accordingly to assure flow and more leads NOT HAVING A PLAN You need to have a plan that includes goals so that you can move ahead towards your goal With a plan you can also measure success of campaigns and track return of investment You may be so busy trying to get new customers that you re forgetting your current loyal customers 76 fyimagazineny com time management tips to help you get the most out of your day HOW TO WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER Do you wish that you did not wait until the last minute to complete things Do you feel anxious and overwhelmed knowing there are deadlines Do you procrastinate Do you ever feel like there are not enough hours in the day Managing time is about simplifying things working more efficiently and relieving stress Here are a few strategies WRITTEN BY NANCY HILSENRATH LCSW CASAC SAP USE A CALENDAR Make sure you put the deadlines and events in your calendar Putting reminders in on earlier dates is a good idea to ensure you are working on it like a tickler MAKE LISTS Make a today list of things you need to accomplish for one specific day Break it down into categories such as calls errands desk work housework so you can group them together and organize your time more efficiently A later list is helpful for things during the week or for the following day This list is for things you know you will need to take care of in the near future This may seem like too many lists but the idea is to keep things off your mind At the end of each day revise your lists hoping to have completed much of what s on them HAVE A START AND END TIME Guesstimate how long it may take to complete a task Always build in extra time or wiggle room for things that get in the way If you think it may take two hours to complete something plan on two and a half or three depending on the task Create your start time and finish time and finish at that time put it away and be done Do not get distracted with other things Value your time and others will too PRIORITIZE YOUR LIST and be clear about it There are four quadrants read 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey urgent important non urgent important urgent non important and non urgent non important When you look to see where you spend the most time it will give you insight It is advisable to do the hardest things first When you complete the hardest thing first there is freedom and relief 77 fyimagazineny com BE FOCUSED AND MINDFUL of what you are doing Sometimes we multi task to a flaw People who are mindful complete tasks quicker and with greater ease Stay away from distractions People often check emails and play games in the middle of working on something Stay focused SET PLAY TIME in your schedule You may feel like you don t have time for this so you must generate space to play Down time is productive for mental health as well ESTABLISH SMART AND EFFICIENT SYSTEMS Create a system for every task you have to do daily With systems there is no guesswork It is familiar and it becomes routine DO IT ONCE Handle the paper one time Do not let things linger on Make the calls that you may be avoiding Read emails open your mail and respond throw out or place in a later folder REMOVE NEGATIVE SELF TALK or thoughts that you can t get it done or don t have enough time SAY NO If you find you have no time because you are too busy with things for other people like cooking and volunteering then say no Helping others is excellent but not when you feel like you are in a constant whirlwind being pulled in many directions HAVE FUN Remember life is not a to do list Enjoy it as much as possible and don t get stressed stress will only slow you down Nancy Hilsenrath LCSW CASA C SAP is a licensed clinical social worker for over 20 years She specializes working with people with addictions anxiety depression anger and time management issues nhilsenrath gmail com
in your bus  ness  in your bus  ness  5 MARKETING MISTAKES  EVERY BUSINESS SHOULD AVOID Marketing is an important element ...
in your bus ness in your bus ness 5 MARKETING MISTAKES EVERY BUSINESS SHOULD AVOID Marketing is an important element of any business strategy Marketing can help increase your customer base brand awareness and ultimately increase your sales Most entrepreneurs are not savvy at marketing and make fatally common mistakes that actually decrease revenue But don t worry we can help you Here are the top five marketing mistakes to avoid AIMING AT ALL AUDIENCES No company can be everything to all people it just doesn t work Aiming at all audiences is an oxymoron Figure out who your target audience is and market only to them MARKETING ONLY TO NEW CUSTOMERS You may be so busy trying to get new customers that you re forgetting your current loyal customers They are your biggest advertisement right now as they can bring more customers by word of mouth Stay in touch with them via email and be sure to include interesting and current content ABUSING SOCIAL MEDIA Facebook Twitter and all other social media are a great free tools to get others to know about your business But posting every once in a while isn t enough You should be posting at least once a day with professional pertinent content Don t spam your friends or they will leave you NOT KNOWING YOUR MARKETING BUDGET Do not overspend your marketing efforts Assess your budget and stick to it When your revenue increases only then can you increase your marketing budget This way you can scale up your budget accordingly to assure flow and more leads NOT HAVING A PLAN You need to have a plan that includes goals so that you can move ahead towards your goal With a plan you can also measure success of campaigns and track return of investment You may be so busy trying to get new customers that you re forgetting your current loyal customers 76 fyimagazineny com time management tips to help you get the most out of your day HOW TO WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER Do you wish that you did not wait until the last minute to complete things Do you feel anxious and overwhelmed knowing there are deadlines Do you procrastinate Do you ever feel like there are not enough hours in the day Managing time is about simplifying things working more efficiently and relieving stress Here are a few strategies WRITTEN BY NANCY HILSENRATH LCSW CASAC SAP USE A CALENDAR Make sure you put the deadlines and events in your calendar Putting reminders in on earlier dates is a good idea to ensure you are working on it like a tickler MAKE LISTS Make a today list of things you need to accomplish for one specific day Break it down into categories such as calls errands desk work housework so you can group them together and organize your time more efficiently A later list is helpful for things during the week or for the following day This list is for things you know you will need to take care of in the near future This may seem like too many lists but the idea is to keep things off your mind At the end of each day revise your lists hoping to have completed much of what s on them HAVE A START AND END TIME Guesstimate how long it may take to complete a task Always build in extra time or wiggle room for things that get in the way If you think it may take two hours to complete something plan on two and a half or three depending on the task Create your start time and finish time and finish at that time put it away and be done Do not get distracted with other things Value your time and others will too PRIORITIZE YOUR LIST and be clear about it There are four quadrants read 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey urgent important non urgent important urgent non important and non urgent non important When you look to see where you spend the most time it will give you insight It is advisable to do the hardest things first When you complete the hardest thing first there is freedom and relief 77 fyimagazineny com BE FOCUSED AND MINDFUL of what you are doing Sometimes we multi task to a flaw People who are mindful complete tasks quicker and with greater ease Stay away from distractions People often check emails and play games in the middle of working on something Stay focused SET PLAY TIME in your schedule You may feel like you don t have time for this so you must generate space to play Down time is productive for mental health as well ESTABLISH SMART AND EFFICIENT SYSTEMS Create a system for every task you have to do daily With systems there is no guesswork It is familiar and it becomes routine DO IT ONCE Handle the paper one time Do not let things linger on Make the calls that you may be avoiding Read emails open your mail and respond throw out or place in a later folder REMOVE NEGATIVE SELF TALK or thoughts that you can t get it done or don t have enough time SAY NO If you find you have no time because you are too busy with things for other people like cooking and volunteering then say no Helping others is excellent but not when you feel like you are in a constant whirlwind being pulled in many directions HAVE FUN Remember life is not a to do list Enjoy it as much as possible and don t get stressed stress will only slow you down Nancy Hilsenrath LCSW CASA C SAP is a licensed clinical social worker for over 20 years She specializes working with people with addictions anxiety depression anger and time management issues nhilsenrath gmail com
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in your bus ness in your bus ness 7 points on 4 STICK TO YOUR AGENDA It s very easy to derail into topics that were not on the meeting s agenda but you will lose focus and after a while the participants will be too tired to focus on the main objective It s your responsibility as the moderator of the meeting to keep it focused on the agenda If someone brings up a different issue tell him nicely that you will write it down and schedule another meeting to discuss it how to make your meetings more productive 5 STICK TO A TIME SCHEDULE Does this happen to you You are sitting in a meeting when you look up and you realize that everyone at the table is looking at his smartphone or have you been to a meeting where you wondered Why am I here According to statistics 37 of employee time is spent in meetings and it costs companies a lot more money than they think it s the largest expense a company has which is unseen on the P L While meetings are important unnecessary or poorly structured meetings waste a lot of time WRITTEN BY JON FRIED 1 HAVE A CLEAR OBJECTIVE 2 FOCUS ON ONE THING AT A TIME Be clear on why you need a meeting Do you want to make a decision unanimously Is it to generate ideas on how to solve a problem Do you want to communicate a message The more clear you are on the objective of the meeting the more productive it will be It may look like a good idea to have one meeting to accomplish a long list of things that you have in mind but in most cases the long meeting ends without clear results It s more efficient to have each meeting focus on one important topic which needs a discussion or decision This will allow you to keep the meeting short and get the needed 3 INVITE WITH CAUTION results It s better to have 5 weekly 30 minute meetings each one accomplishing a clear task than to have one 2 hour meeting discussing 5 topics It s not easy for the mind to switch from one topic to the other and get clear results so keep it focused 78 fyimagazineny com The more people present at the meeting the less productive it will be Before you invite anyone to a meeting ask yourself Does this person have to attend this meeting in order for it to be successful Sometimes you only need one person at the meeting and the others can be updated with a quick email If the meeting is called for 30 minutes make sure that you start and finish on time show your team members that you value their time and will meet only for the scheduled time Knowing that you only have 30 minutes will keep you focused to achieve your objective 6 KEEP THE CONTRIBUTIONS FAIR Don t let anyone monopolize the conversation you want input from everyone in the room If you notice one person taking over the meeting be open about it by saying I value your input but let s give other people a chance to share their view 7 FOLLOW UP Some meetings will end with a new approach on how to do things at your company or tasks for different participants Make sure to follow up within 24 hours with a clear summary of what was decided
in your bus  ness  in your bus  ness  7 points on  4. STICK TO YOUR AGENDA  It   s very easy to derail into topics that we...
in your bus ness in your bus ness 7 points on 4 STICK TO YOUR AGENDA It s very easy to derail into topics that were not on the meeting s agenda but you will lose focus and after a while the participants will be too tired to focus on the main objective It s your responsibility as the moderator of the meeting to keep it focused on the agenda If someone brings up a different issue tell him nicely that you will write it down and schedule another meeting to discuss it how to make your meetings more productive 5 STICK TO A TIME SCHEDULE Does this happen to you You are sitting in a meeting when you look up and you realize that everyone at the table is looking at his smartphone or have you been to a meeting where you wondered Why am I here According to statistics 37 of employee time is spent in meetings and it costs companies a lot more money than they think it s the largest expense a company has which is unseen on the P L While meetings are important unnecessary or poorly structured meetings waste a lot of time WRITTEN BY JON FRIED 1 HAVE A CLEAR OBJECTIVE 2 FOCUS ON ONE THING AT A TIME Be clear on why you need a meeting Do you want to make a decision unanimously Is it to generate ideas on how to solve a problem Do you want to communicate a message The more clear you are on the objective of the meeting the more productive it will be It may look like a good idea to have one meeting to accomplish a long list of things that you have in mind but in most cases the long meeting ends without clear results It s more efficient to have each meeting focus on one important topic which needs a discussion or decision This will allow you to keep the meeting short and get the needed 3 INVITE WITH CAUTION results It s better to have 5 weekly 30 minute meetings each one accomplishing a clear task than to have one 2 hour meeting discussing 5 topics It s not easy for the mind to switch from one topic to the other and get clear results so keep it focused 78 fyimagazineny com The more people present at the meeting the less productive it will be Before you invite anyone to a meeting ask yourself Does this person have to attend this meeting in order for it to be successful Sometimes you only need one person at the meeting and the others can be updated with a quick email If the meeting is called for 30 minutes make sure that you start and finish on time show your team members that you value their time and will meet only for the scheduled time Knowing that you only have 30 minutes will keep you focused to achieve your objective 6 KEEP THE CONTRIBUTIONS FAIR Don t let anyone monopolize the conversation you want input from everyone in the room If you notice one person taking over the meeting be open about it by saying I value your input but let s give other people a chance to share their view 7 FOLLOW UP Some meetings will end with a new approach on how to do things at your company or tasks for different participants Make sure to follow up within 24 hours with a clear summary of what was decided
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in your bus ness they do what sharpen your appet te Interesting businesses that you wouldn t believe exist Some businesses help their customers pull pranks some try to solve life s weirdest problems like where does that one sock always disappear to and some are just so niche most people wouldn t even think of starting them in the first place A Professional Cheese Sculptor If you ever thought you love cheese you ll discover your love pales compared to Sarah Kaufmann The Cheese Lady who makes her living as a traveling cheese sculptor Kaufmann creates cheddar cheese carvings for grocery stores sporting events festivals photo shoots and any other business or event that needs a giant hunk of cheese She has carved everything from a scene of the first moon landing to the Chicago skyline Though she makes most of her money carving cheese Kaufmann also hosts seminars where she informs audiences about the art and traditions of cheese making Rent A Chicken Some people who are interested in urban farming want to get chickens however that s a big step What if they discover they don t like caring for chickens Then they re stuck with a coop and several unwanted birds This is where Rent A Chicken comes in The husband and wife team in Traverse City MI will bring you everything you need to care for a brood of hens for the summer For 250 you can see whether or not you really want to try raising chickens on your own The Smashing Place The Smashing Place is a business located in Tokyo where clients come in buy a plate or a cup of their choice and smash it against a concrete wall They can swear stomp their feet or do anything else they want to relieve stress When you re burning mad this is your perfect destination Come hurl a plate or two across the room and take pleasure in watching it smash against the wall I have a feeling a business like this would really take off in New York A Prank Candle Company Prank Candles start out smelling wonderful with popular scents like apple pie and freshly cleaned laundry but after a short while things get ugly The sweet smelling aroma of fresh forest pine for example eventually gives way to the stench of skunk and the victim won t know until it s too late The trick candles come in innocent packaging and last for approximately 30 hours of burn time the first 40 smells wonderful They sell for 11 95 We live in a bizarre world so let your imagination run wild Don t label any idea as too weird You never know it might spring into a successful business one day WRITTEN BY RAIZEL KATON 80 fyimagazineny com it s barbecue season Pineapple Chicken Satay Skewers with Spicy Peanut Coco Sauce Grilled Corn with Cilantro Herb Oil Kofta Burgers Peanut Butter Cookie S mores Gluten Free
in your bus  ness  they do what   sharpen your appet  te  Interesting businesses that you wouldn   t believe exist. Some b...
in your bus ness they do what sharpen your appet te Interesting businesses that you wouldn t believe exist Some businesses help their customers pull pranks some try to solve life s weirdest problems like where does that one sock always disappear to and some are just so niche most people wouldn t even think of starting them in the first place A Professional Cheese Sculptor If you ever thought you love cheese you ll discover your love pales compared to Sarah Kaufmann The Cheese Lady who makes her living as a traveling cheese sculptor Kaufmann creates cheddar cheese carvings for grocery stores sporting events festivals photo shoots and any other business or event that needs a giant hunk of cheese She has carved everything from a scene of the first moon landing to the Chicago skyline Though she makes most of her money carving cheese Kaufmann also hosts seminars where she informs audiences about the art and traditions of cheese making Rent A Chicken Some people who are interested in urban farming want to get chickens however that s a big step What if they discover they don t like caring for chickens Then they re stuck with a coop and several unwanted birds This is where Rent A Chicken comes in The husband and wife team in Traverse City MI will bring you everything you need to care for a brood of hens for the summer For 250 you can see whether or not you really want to try raising chickens on your own The Smashing Place The Smashing Place is a business located in Tokyo where clients come in buy a plate or a cup of their choice and smash it against a concrete wall They can swear stomp their feet or do anything else they want to relieve stress When you re burning mad this is your perfect destination Come hurl a plate or two across the room and take pleasure in watching it smash against the wall I have a feeling a business like this would really take off in New York A Prank Candle Company Prank Candles start out smelling wonderful with popular scents like apple pie and freshly cleaned laundry but after a short while things get ugly The sweet smelling aroma of fresh forest pine for example eventually gives way to the stench of skunk and the victim won t know until it s too late The trick candles come in innocent packaging and last for approximately 30 hours of burn time the first 40 smells wonderful They sell for 11 95 We live in a bizarre world so let your imagination run wild Don t label any idea as too weird You never know it might spring into a successful business one day WRITTEN BY RAIZEL KATON 80 fyimagazineny com it s barbecue season Pineapple Chicken Satay Skewers with Spicy Peanut Coco Sauce Grilled Corn with Cilantro Herb Oil Kofta Burgers Peanut Butter Cookie S mores Gluten Free
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sharpen your appet te sharpen your appet te Grilled Corn with Cilantro Herb Oil chicken Shoshana Turin Cooking in Heels Pineapple Chicken Satay Skewers with Spicy Peanut Coco Sauce Summer cookouts are inevitable but all of us have had our fair share of awful barbeques with overdone meat underdone chicken and not a vegetable in sight Your summer bash doesn t have to be that way A delicious barbecue can totally be up to you Give your guests a taste of what s to come and show them you mean business with these chicken and pineapple skewers Don t be daunted by the long list of ingredients The whole recipe takes about 5 minutes to put together But don t worry because it tastes like it took hours Servings 12 appetizer portions Prep time 5 minutes 2 24 hours Cooking time 10 minutes 4 chicken cutlets sliced into 1 inch cubes 1 cup pineapple cubes 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander tsp turmeric 1 tsp chopped garlic 1 Tbsp brown sugar 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp lime juice 1 tsp worcestershire sauce tsp salt 2 scallions thinly sliced cup cilantro roughly chopped Lime wedges 16 24 small skewers soaked in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning on the grill 82 fyimagazineny com Place the chicken into a large Ziploc bag Mix the pepper cumin coriander turmeric garlic brown sugar coconut oil soy sauce lime juice worcestershire and salt in a small bowl Add the mixture to the bag along with the chicken cubes Marinate in the fridge for 2 24 hours When ready to cook the skewers stir chicken in its marinade and then thread each cube alternating with the pineapple chunks onto a skewer skewers are done when the chicken has turned golden brown and crispy along the edges Top with the scallions and cilantro and serve with the peanut sauce and lime wedges Sauce 3 4 cup natural style creamy peanut butter It s grilling season and that means we are all hosting tons of barbecues for friends and family There are steaks burgers hot dogs chicken potato salad grilled veggies and so much more With all of that prep sometimes you just want to serve something simple yet packed with flavor and color This grilled corn with herb oil is perfect for that The corn goes on the grill for only a few minutes and then you just whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over the hot corn Does it get any easier 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice from about 1 1 2 medium limes 4 1 2 tsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp granulated sugar 2 1 4 tsp chile garlic paste tsp sriracha 1 3 cup coconut milk Cook for a little more than 3 4 minutes each side turning fairly often to prevent burning and baste once more with oil or coconut milk Check with an internal thermometer to be sure the chicken reaches at least 165 F The 1 4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic minced 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley 1 tsp cumin 1 2 tsp sea salt Grill corn and place on a serving platter Top with the mixture of olive oil garlic fresh cilantro cumin and sea salt Enjoy Melinda Strauss Kitchen Tested 3 Tbsp hoisin sauce Baste the chicken and pineapple with oil or coconut milk and grill on a barbecue or under the broiler 4 6 corn on the cob 1 2 tsp toasted sesame oil 1 medium garlic clove mashed to a paste Blend the ingredients together in a food processor until smooth Serve together with the chicken skewers 83 fyimagazineny com
sharpen your appet  te  sharpen your appet  te  Grilled Corn with Cilantro Herb Oil  chicken  Shoshana Turin   Cooking in ...
sharpen your appet te sharpen your appet te Grilled Corn with Cilantro Herb Oil chicken Shoshana Turin Cooking in Heels Pineapple Chicken Satay Skewers with Spicy Peanut Coco Sauce Summer cookouts are inevitable but all of us have had our fair share of awful barbeques with overdone meat underdone chicken and not a vegetable in sight Your summer bash doesn t have to be that way A delicious barbecue can totally be up to you Give your guests a taste of what s to come and show them you mean business with these chicken and pineapple skewers Don t be daunted by the long list of ingredients The whole recipe takes about 5 minutes to put together But don t worry because it tastes like it took hours Servings 12 appetizer portions Prep time 5 minutes 2 24 hours Cooking time 10 minutes 4 chicken cutlets sliced into 1 inch cubes 1 cup pineapple cubes 1 tsp black pepper 1 tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander tsp turmeric 1 tsp chopped garlic 1 Tbsp brown sugar 1 Tbsp coconut oil 1 Tbsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp lime juice 1 tsp worcestershire sauce tsp salt 2 scallions thinly sliced cup cilantro roughly chopped Lime wedges 16 24 small skewers soaked in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning on the grill 82 fyimagazineny com Place the chicken into a large Ziploc bag Mix the pepper cumin coriander turmeric garlic brown sugar coconut oil soy sauce lime juice worcestershire and salt in a small bowl Add the mixture to the bag along with the chicken cubes Marinate in the fridge for 2 24 hours When ready to cook the skewers stir chicken in its marinade and then thread each cube alternating with the pineapple chunks onto a skewer skewers are done when the chicken has turned golden brown and crispy along the edges Top with the scallions and cilantro and serve with the peanut sauce and lime wedges Sauce 3 4 cup natural style creamy peanut butter It s grilling season and that means we are all hosting tons of barbecues for friends and family There are steaks burgers hot dogs chicken potato salad grilled veggies and so much more With all of that prep sometimes you just want to serve something simple yet packed with flavor and color This grilled corn with herb oil is perfect for that The corn goes on the grill for only a few minutes and then you just whisk together the remaining ingredients and pour over the hot corn Does it get any easier 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice from about 1 1 2 medium limes 4 1 2 tsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp granulated sugar 2 1 4 tsp chile garlic paste tsp sriracha 1 3 cup coconut milk Cook for a little more than 3 4 minutes each side turning fairly often to prevent burning and baste once more with oil or coconut milk Check with an internal thermometer to be sure the chicken reaches at least 165 F The 1 4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic minced 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley 1 tsp cumin 1 2 tsp sea salt Grill corn and place on a serving platter Top with the mixture of olive oil garlic fresh cilantro cumin and sea salt Enjoy Melinda Strauss Kitchen Tested 3 Tbsp hoisin sauce Baste the chicken and pineapple with oil or coconut milk and grill on a barbecue or under the broiler 4 6 corn on the cob 1 2 tsp toasted sesame oil 1 medium garlic clove mashed to a paste Blend the ingredients together in a food processor until smooth Serve together with the chicken skewers 83 fyimagazineny com
sharpen your appet  te  sharpen your appet  te  Grilled Corn with Cilantro Herb Oil  chicken  Shoshana Turin   Cooking in ...
sharpen your appet te sharpen your appet te sharpen your appet te Kofta are kebabs made up of ground beef mixed with spices and herbs They are often served with tzatziki sauce a Greek condiment consisting of yogurt cucumbers and dill I ve Paleofied the traditional dish to create a mouthwatering burger that s packed with flavor and perfect for summer barbecues KOFTA BURGERS 1 lb ground beef 2 cloves garlic minced 2 heaping Tbsp chopped parsley 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 2 tsp cumin lightly to incorporate the herbs and spices Divide the meat into burger patties and grill or broil for about 5 minutes per side YIELD approximately 4 burgers or 8 sliders VARIATION use lamb instead of beef for a more authentic kofta flavor 1 2 tsp allspice Kosher salt and pepper to taste PORTOBELLO BUN Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine Try not to handle the meat too much just mix 8 portobello mushrooms roughly the size of your burger patties olive oil PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE S MORES GLUTEN FREE salt and pepper to taste Lightly clean the mushrooms and brush with olive oil Season with salt and pepper Grill for approximately 5 minutes per side or bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes TZATZIKI TAHINI 1 2 cup tahini paste 1 cup shredded cucumber from about 1 2 of an English cucumber 1 clove garlic minced 1 Tbsp chopped dill juice of 1 2 lemon salt and pepper to taste 1 4 cup water Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk until emulsified If the mixture is thick add a bit more water until desired consistency is reached YIELD 1 cup To assemble the burgers place a kofta burger on a portobello mushroom and top with tzatziki tahini Add additional condiments if desired and cover with another portobello mushroom 84 fyimagazineny com Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies 2 cups creamy peanut butter best if it s not natural peanut butter 1 cups light brown sugar packed 1 3 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 4 tsp vanilla extract tsp salt tsp baking soda Marshmallow Cream 4 egg whites 1 cup sugar tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla extract Chocolate Ganache 1 cup chocolate chips or finely chopped chocolate 1 2 cup soy almond milk Yield About 20 sandwiches 40 cookies COOKIES Preheat your oven to 350 F Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper In a large bowl or in a machine with a paddle attachment stir together the peanut butter and sugars until the mixture is smooth and no longer grainy Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix until mixture is smooth again Round about a tablespoon of dough between your palms and place it onto the baking sheet Flatten the ball with the palm of your hand to around inch thickness Repeat with the rest of the dough Bake cookies for 9 10 minutes not longer Let the cookies sit on the sheet for a few minutes to finish setting and firming before moving them MARSHAMALLOW CREAM Pour the egg whites and sugar into the bowl of your electric stand mixer and whisk together Place the bowl over simmering water to make a double boiler ensuring the bottom of your top bowl isn t touching the water Whisk the mixture constantly for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is warm to the touch Remove the bowl from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract and salt Transfer the bowl to your machine fitted with a whisk attachment and beat marshmallow on high for a few minutes until it s glossy and stiff CHOCOLATE GANACHE Place your chocolate chips or chopped chocolate into a 85 fyimagazineny com small bowl Heat the soy almond milk in a small pot over a medium flame until the milk is hot to the touch alternatively heat in a microwave Pour the milk over the chocolate let it sit for a minute and then whisk the mixture till the chocolate melts and you get a smooth mixture ASSEMBLY Smear marshmallow cream or pipe with a star tip on the bottom of one cookie Drop a spoonful of ganache onto the bottom of another cookie Press the bottoms of two cookies together forming a sandwich If desired toast the visible marshmallow with a kitchen blowtorch Leah Nagel Chanie Apfelbaum Busy in Brooklyn Kofta Burgers on a Portobello Bun with Tzatziki Tahini
sharpen your appet  te sharpen your appet  te  sharpen your appet  te  Kofta are kebabs made up of ground beef mixed with ...
sharpen your appet te sharpen your appet te sharpen your appet te Kofta are kebabs made up of ground beef mixed with spices and herbs They are often served with tzatziki sauce a Greek condiment consisting of yogurt cucumbers and dill I ve Paleofied the traditional dish to create a mouthwatering burger that s packed with flavor and perfect for summer barbecues KOFTA BURGERS 1 lb ground beef 2 cloves garlic minced 2 heaping Tbsp chopped parsley 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 2 tsp cumin lightly to incorporate the herbs and spices Divide the meat into burger patties and grill or broil for about 5 minutes per side YIELD approximately 4 burgers or 8 sliders VARIATION use lamb instead of beef for a more authentic kofta flavor 1 2 tsp allspice Kosher salt and pepper to taste PORTOBELLO BUN Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine Try not to handle the meat too much just mix 8 portobello mushrooms roughly the size of your burger patties olive oil PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE S MORES GLUTEN FREE salt and pepper to taste Lightly clean the mushrooms and brush with olive oil Season with salt and pepper Grill for approximately 5 minutes per side or bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes TZATZIKI TAHINI 1 2 cup tahini paste 1 cup shredded cucumber from about 1 2 of an English cucumber 1 clove garlic minced 1 Tbsp chopped dill juice of 1 2 lemon salt and pepper to taste 1 4 cup water Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk until emulsified If the mixture is thick add a bit more water until desired consistency is reached YIELD 1 cup To assemble the burgers place a kofta burger on a portobello mushroom and top with tzatziki tahini Add additional condiments if desired and cover with another portobello mushroom 84 fyimagazineny com Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies 2 cups creamy peanut butter best if it s not natural peanut butter 1 cups light brown sugar packed 1 3 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 4 tsp vanilla extract tsp salt tsp baking soda Marshmallow Cream 4 egg whites 1 cup sugar tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla extract Chocolate Ganache 1 cup chocolate chips or finely chopped chocolate 1 2 cup soy almond milk Yield About 20 sandwiches 40 cookies COOKIES Preheat your oven to 350 F Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper In a large bowl or in a machine with a paddle attachment stir together the peanut butter and sugars until the mixture is smooth and no longer grainy Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix until mixture is smooth again Round about a tablespoon of dough between your palms and place it onto the baking sheet Flatten the ball with the palm of your hand to around inch thickness Repeat with the rest of the dough Bake cookies for 9 10 minutes not longer Let the cookies sit on the sheet for a few minutes to finish setting and firming before moving them MARSHAMALLOW CREAM Pour the egg whites and sugar into the bowl of your electric stand mixer and whisk together Place the bowl over simmering water to make a double boiler ensuring the bottom of your top bowl isn t touching the water Whisk the mixture constantly for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is warm to the touch Remove the bowl from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract and salt Transfer the bowl to your machine fitted with a whisk attachment and beat marshmallow on high for a few minutes until it s glossy and stiff CHOCOLATE GANACHE Place your chocolate chips or chopped chocolate into a 85 fyimagazineny com small bowl Heat the soy almond milk in a small pot over a medium flame until the milk is hot to the touch alternatively heat in a microwave Pour the milk over the chocolate let it sit for a minute and then whisk the mixture till the chocolate melts and you get a smooth mixture ASSEMBLY Smear marshmallow cream or pipe with a star tip on the bottom of one cookie Drop a spoonful of ganache onto the bottom of another cookie Press the bottoms of two cookies together forming a sandwich If desired toast the visible marshmallow with a kitchen blowtorch Leah Nagel Chanie Apfelbaum Busy in Brooklyn Kofta Burgers on a Portobello Bun with Tzatziki Tahini
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CLIP SAVE THESE RECIPES Because the music makes the event Pineapple Chicken Satay Skewers with Spicy PeanutCoco Sauce www sandbox marketing com 4 chicken cutlets sliced into 1 inch cubes 1 cup pineapple cubes 1tsp black pepper 1tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander tsp turmeric 1tsp chopped garlic 1Tbsp brown sugar 1Tbsp coconut oil 1Tbsp soy sauce 1Tbsp lime juice 1tsp worcestershire sauce tsp salt 2 scallions thinly sliced cup cilantro roughly chopped Lime wedges 16 24 small skewers soaked in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning on the grill Place the chicken into a large Ziploc bag Mix the pepper cumin coriander turmeric garlic brown sugar coconut oil soy sauce lime juice worcestershire and salt in a small bowl Add the mixture to the bag along with the chicken cubes Marinate in the fridge for 2 24 hours When ready to cook the skewers stir chicken in its marinade and then thread each cube alternating with the pineapple chunks onto a skewer The skewers are done when the chicken has turned golden brown and crispy along the edges Sauce 3 4 cup natural style creamy peanut butter 3 Tbsp hoisin sauce 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice from about 1 1 2 medium limes 4 1 2 tsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp granulated sugar 2 1 4 tsp chile garlic paste tsp sriracha 1 3 cup coconut milk 1 medium garlic clove mashed to a paste 1 2 tsp toasted sesame oil Top with the scallions and cilantro and serve with the peanut sauce and lime wedges Blend the ingredients together in a food processor until smooth Serve together with the chicken skewers Baste the chicken and pineapple with oil or coconut milk and grill on a barbecue or under the broiler Cook for a little more than 3 4 minutes each side turning fairly often to prevent burning and baste once more with oil or coconut milk Check with an internal thermometer to be sure the chicken reaches at least 165 F Grilled Corn with Cilantro Herb Oil 4 6 corn on the cob 1 4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic minced 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley 1 tsp cumin ORCHESTRA PRODUCTIONS All of our customers receive our undivided attention unparalleled professionalism benefiting from our creativity years of experience Contact us to help you plan an affair you will never forget 1 2 tsp sea salt Grill corn and place on a serving platter Top with the mixture of olive oil garlic fresh cilantro cumin and sea salt Enjoy 718 256 7200 www aaronteitelbaumproductions com aarontproductions gmail com t tweet us aaronteitelbaum facebook com aarontproductions Follow us on instagram aaronteitelbaum 87 fyimagazineny com
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CLIP SAVE THESE RECIPES Because the music makes the event Pineapple Chicken Satay Skewers with Spicy PeanutCoco Sauce www sandbox marketing com 4 chicken cutlets sliced into 1 inch cubes 1 cup pineapple cubes 1tsp black pepper 1tsp ground cumin 1 tsp ground coriander tsp turmeric 1tsp chopped garlic 1Tbsp brown sugar 1Tbsp coconut oil 1Tbsp soy sauce 1Tbsp lime juice 1tsp worcestershire sauce tsp salt 2 scallions thinly sliced cup cilantro roughly chopped Lime wedges 16 24 small skewers soaked in water for 30 minutes to prevent burning on the grill Place the chicken into a large Ziploc bag Mix the pepper cumin coriander turmeric garlic brown sugar coconut oil soy sauce lime juice worcestershire and salt in a small bowl Add the mixture to the bag along with the chicken cubes Marinate in the fridge for 2 24 hours When ready to cook the skewers stir chicken in its marinade and then thread each cube alternating with the pineapple chunks onto a skewer The skewers are done when the chicken has turned golden brown and crispy along the edges Sauce 3 4 cup natural style creamy peanut butter 3 Tbsp hoisin sauce 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice from about 1 1 2 medium limes 4 1 2 tsp soy sauce 1 Tbsp granulated sugar 2 1 4 tsp chile garlic paste tsp sriracha 1 3 cup coconut milk 1 medium garlic clove mashed to a paste 1 2 tsp toasted sesame oil Top with the scallions and cilantro and serve with the peanut sauce and lime wedges Blend the ingredients together in a food processor until smooth Serve together with the chicken skewers Baste the chicken and pineapple with oil or coconut milk and grill on a barbecue or under the broiler Cook for a little more than 3 4 minutes each side turning fairly often to prevent burning and baste once more with oil or coconut milk Check with an internal thermometer to be sure the chicken reaches at least 165 F Grilled Corn with Cilantro Herb Oil 4 6 corn on the cob 1 4 cup extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic minced 2 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro or parsley 1 tsp cumin ORCHESTRA PRODUCTIONS All of our customers receive our undivided attention unparalleled professionalism benefiting from our creativity years of experience Contact us to help you plan an affair you will never forget 1 2 tsp sea salt Grill corn and place on a serving platter Top with the mixture of olive oil garlic fresh cilantro cumin and sea salt Enjoy 718 256 7200 www aaronteitelbaumproductions com aarontproductions gmail com t tweet us aaronteitelbaum facebook com aarontproductions Follow us on instagram aaronteitelbaum 87 fyimagazineny com
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sharpen your appet te features Kofta Burgers on a Portobello Bun with Tzatziki Tahini Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine Try not to handle the meat too much just mix lightly to incorporate the herbs and spices Divide the meat into burger patties and grill or broil for about 5 minutes per side YIELD approximately 4 burgers or 8 sliders VARIATION use lamb instead of beef for a more authentic kofta flavor KOFTA BURGERS PORTOBELLO BUN 1 lb ground beef 8 portobello mushrooms roughly the size of your burger patties olive oil salt and pepper to taste 2 cloves garlic minced 2 heaping Tbsp chopped parsley 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 2 tsp cumin 1 2 tsp allspice Kosher salt and pepper to taste PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE S MORES GLUTEN FREE Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies 2 cups creamy peanut butter best if it s not natural peanut butter 1 cups light brown sugar packed 1 3 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 4 tsp vanilla extract tsp salt tsp baking soda Marshmallow Cream 4 egg whites 1 cup sugar tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla extract Chocolate Ganache 1 cup chocolate chips or finely chopped chocolate 1 2 cup soy almond milk COOKIES Preheat your oven to 350 F Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper In a large bowl or in a machine with a paddle attachment stir together the peanut butter and sugars until the mixture is smooth and no longer grainy Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix Lightly clean the mushrooms and brush with olive oil Season with salt and pepper Grill for approximately 5 minutes per side or bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes until mixture is smooth again Round about a tablespoon of dough between your palms and place it onto the baking sheet Flatten the ball with the palm of your hand to around inch thickness Repeat with the rest of the dough Bake cookies for 9 10 minutes not longer Let the cookies sit on the sheet for a few minutes to finish setting and firming before moving them MARSHAMALLOW CREAM Pour the egg whites and sugar into the bowl of your electric stand mixer and whisk together Place the bowl over simmering water to make a double boiler ensuring the bottom of your top bowl isn t touching the water Whisk the mixture constantly for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is warm to the touch Remove the bowl from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract and salt Transfer the bowl to your machine fitted with a whisk attachment and beat marshmallow on high for a few minutes until it s glossy and stiff CHOCOLATE GANACHE Place your chocolate chips or chopped chocolate into a small bowl Heat the soy almond 88 fyimagazineny com TZATZIKI TAHINI 1 2 cup tahini paste 1 cup shredded cucumber from about 1 2 of an English cucumber 1 clove garlic minced 1 Tbsp chopped dill juice of 1 2 lemon salt and pepper to taste 1 4 cup water SLEEP BETTER TONIGHT MOMMY DAY CAMP SARNO S METHOD Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk until emulsified If the mixture is thick add a bit more water until desired consistency is reached YIELD 1 cup To assemble the burgers place a kofta burger on a portobello mushroom and top with tzatziki tahini Add additional condiments if desired and cover with another portobello mushroom 93 90 milk in a small pot over a medium flame until the milk is hot to the touch alternatively heat in a microwave Pour the milk over the chocolate let it sit for a minute and then whisk the mixture till the chocolate melts and you get a smooth mixture ASSEMBLY Smear marshmallow cream or pipe with a star tip on the bottom of one cookie Drop a spoonful of ganache onto the bottom of another cookie Press the bottoms of two cookies together forming a sandwich If desired toast the visible marshmallow with a kitchen blowtorch Yield About 20 sandwiches 40 cookies 97 Can your mind heal your body A LOOK AT SARNO S METHOD 89 fyimagazineny com
sharpen your appet  te  features  Kofta Burgers on a Portobello Bun with Tzatziki Tahini Add all the ingredients to a bowl...
sharpen your appet te features Kofta Burgers on a Portobello Bun with Tzatziki Tahini Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix to combine Try not to handle the meat too much just mix lightly to incorporate the herbs and spices Divide the meat into burger patties and grill or broil for about 5 minutes per side YIELD approximately 4 burgers or 8 sliders VARIATION use lamb instead of beef for a more authentic kofta flavor KOFTA BURGERS PORTOBELLO BUN 1 lb ground beef 8 portobello mushrooms roughly the size of your burger patties olive oil salt and pepper to taste 2 cloves garlic minced 2 heaping Tbsp chopped parsley 1 tsp smoked paprika 1 2 tsp cumin 1 2 tsp allspice Kosher salt and pepper to taste PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE S MORES GLUTEN FREE Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies 2 cups creamy peanut butter best if it s not natural peanut butter 1 cups light brown sugar packed 1 3 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 4 tsp vanilla extract tsp salt tsp baking soda Marshmallow Cream 4 egg whites 1 cup sugar tsp salt 2 tsp vanilla extract Chocolate Ganache 1 cup chocolate chips or finely chopped chocolate 1 2 cup soy almond milk COOKIES Preheat your oven to 350 F Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper In a large bowl or in a machine with a paddle attachment stir together the peanut butter and sugars until the mixture is smooth and no longer grainy Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix Lightly clean the mushrooms and brush with olive oil Season with salt and pepper Grill for approximately 5 minutes per side or bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes until mixture is smooth again Round about a tablespoon of dough between your palms and place it onto the baking sheet Flatten the ball with the palm of your hand to around inch thickness Repeat with the rest of the dough Bake cookies for 9 10 minutes not longer Let the cookies sit on the sheet for a few minutes to finish setting and firming before moving them MARSHAMALLOW CREAM Pour the egg whites and sugar into the bowl of your electric stand mixer and whisk together Place the bowl over simmering water to make a double boiler ensuring the bottom of your top bowl isn t touching the water Whisk the mixture constantly for a few minutes until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is warm to the touch Remove the bowl from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract and salt Transfer the bowl to your machine fitted with a whisk attachment and beat marshmallow on high for a few minutes until it s glossy and stiff CHOCOLATE GANACHE Place your chocolate chips or chopped chocolate into a small bowl Heat the soy almond 88 fyimagazineny com TZATZIKI TAHINI 1 2 cup tahini paste 1 cup shredded cucumber from about 1 2 of an English cucumber 1 clove garlic minced 1 Tbsp chopped dill juice of 1 2 lemon salt and pepper to taste 1 4 cup water SLEEP BETTER TONIGHT MOMMY DAY CAMP SARNO S METHOD Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk until emulsified If the mixture is thick add a bit more water until desired consistency is reached YIELD 1 cup To assemble the burgers place a kofta burger on a portobello mushroom and top with tzatziki tahini Add additional condiments if desired and cover with another portobello mushroom 93 90 milk in a small pot over a medium flame until the milk is hot to the touch alternatively heat in a microwave Pour the milk over the chocolate let it sit for a minute and then whisk the mixture till the chocolate melts and you get a smooth mixture ASSEMBLY Smear marshmallow cream or pipe with a star tip on the bottom of one cookie Drop a spoonful of ganache onto the bottom of another cookie Press the bottoms of two cookies together forming a sandwich If desired toast the visible marshmallow with a kitchen blowtorch Yield About 20 sandwiches 40 cookies 97 Can your mind heal your body A LOOK AT SARNO S METHOD 89 fyimagazineny com
sharpen your appet  te  features  Kofta Burgers on a Portobello Bun with Tzatziki Tahini Add all the ingredients to a bowl...
FEATURES sleep better starting tonight Take one look at your To Do list and the first thought that comes to mind is If only there were more hours in the day The list is endless You need to keep the house clean and organized while entertaining feeding dressing and bathing a batch of kids Many of us have found a way to add hours to our days We steal them from the night We stay up late to finish cleaning the kitchen or to put in some extra work hours from home As long as we think we re managing we transform more and more hours of sleep time into full gear daytime FEATURES T he problem is that though we think we re managing we re really not Sleep has incredible physical emotional and mental benefits So when we consistently eschew sleep we condemn ourselves to waking hours in which we don t feel as good as we should we don t interact with others as well as we should and we don t perform as well as we should BENEFITS OF SLEEP Sleep helps us maintain our health When we re in a deep sleep our blood pressure drops the blood supply to our muscles is increased and tissue growth and repair occurs The hormones that help young people grow are released during sleep These same hormones increase muscle mass and strengthen the bones of older people In addition studies show that lack of sleep doubles the risk of death from cardiovascular disease Sleep is also a great asset for our beauty routine First of all it helps us maintain or lose weight When we sleep our body regulates our hormones particularly the ones that create our internal feelings of hunger and fullness If we don t sleep enough we are hungrier If we re hungrier then we eat more If we eat more we gain weight So sleep more if you want to diet successfully An adequate amount of sleep also adds luster to our skin and helps keep it smooth Lack of sleep compromises us emotionally and mentally Insufficient sleep is strongly linked to depression and mood disorders at the least it makes us whiny When you re tired it s much harder to deal calmly with your trouble making two year old The cup of milk on the floor is a justifiable reason to scream at and punish him But when you re well rested you can calmly help him clean up his mess even if it was a whole container that he tried pouring into his cornflakes Lack of sleep also affects mental alertness performance and memory You might put in more hours of work if you sleep less But you ll do a much better job if you sleep more You might even be sitting at your desk looking at your computer thinking you re working while in reality you re microsleeping Microsleep occurs when the brain of a sleep deprived person begins emitting low sleep waves The person doesn t even realize that he s only semi conscious Microsleep can be embarrassing if it causes a person s head to nod at an office meeting but it can be deadly if it happens while he s at the wheel of his car YOUR OWN CIRCADIAN RHYTHM How much sleep do you really need to perform at an optimal level Each person is different and there s no one clear cut answer however the range is between six to eight hours of sleep a night Very few people can perform optimally on less When is the best time for you to sleep That depends on your personal circadian rhythm No a circadian rhythm is not rare disease or a bug that haunts your laundry room It s the way your body changes physically mentally and behaviorally during a 24 hour cycle This rhythm is generally in tune with the light and darkness in your environment Though most people s rhythms are very similar each one is slightly different So it s worthwhile to get to know your own Some people sleep better earlier say bedtime at 10 00 p m and then enjoy an early morning seven hours later at 5 00 a m Night owls might prefer sleeping from 12 00 p m to 7 00 a m One thing that s been clarified by studies is that you should stick to whichever sleep hours work better for you Once you figure out which are your best sleeping hours designate a strict bedtime and wake up time Go to bed at the same time every single night and wake up at the same time every single morning even on Shabbos yom tov and vacation WRITTEN BY DINI HARRIS 90 fyimagazineny com 91 fyimagazineny com YOU MIGHT PUT IN MORE HOURS OF WORK IF YOU SLEEP LESS BUT YOU LL DO A MUCH BETTER JOB IF YOU SLEEP MORE
FEATURES  sleep better starting tonight  Take one look at your To-Do list, and the first thought that comes to mind is,  I...
FEATURES sleep better starting tonight Take one look at your To Do list and the first thought that comes to mind is If only there were more hours in the day The list is endless You need to keep the house clean and organized while entertaining feeding dressing and bathing a batch of kids Many of us have found a way to add hours to our days We steal them from the night We stay up late to finish cleaning the kitchen or to put in some extra work hours from home As long as we think we re managing we transform more and more hours of sleep time into full gear daytime FEATURES T he problem is that though we think we re managing we re really not Sleep has incredible physical emotional and mental benefits So when we consistently eschew sleep we condemn ourselves to waking hours in which we don t feel as good as we should we don t interact with others as well as we should and we don t perform as well as we should BENEFITS OF SLEEP Sleep helps us maintain our health When we re in a deep sleep our blood pressure drops the blood supply to our muscles is increased and tissue growth and repair occurs The hormones that help young people grow are released during sleep These same hormones increase muscle mass and strengthen the bones of older people In addition studies show that lack of sleep doubles the risk of death from cardiovascular disease Sleep is also a great asset for our beauty routine First of all it helps us maintain or lose weight When we sleep our body regulates our hormones particularly the ones that create our internal feelings of hunger and fullness If we don t sleep enough we are hungrier If we re hungrier then we eat more If we eat more we gain weight So sleep more if you want to diet successfully An adequate amount of sleep also adds luster to our skin and helps keep it smooth Lack of sleep compromises us emotionally and mentally Insufficient sleep is strongly linked to depression and mood disorders at the least it makes us whiny When you re tired it s much harder to deal calmly with your trouble making two year old The cup of milk on the floor is a justifiable reason to scream at and punish him But when you re well rested you can calmly help him clean up his mess even if it was a whole container that he tried pouring into his cornflakes Lack of sleep also affects mental alertness performance and memory You might put in more hours of work if you sleep less But you ll do a much better job if you sleep more You might even be sitting at your desk looking at your computer thinking you re working while in reality you re microsleeping Microsleep occurs when the brain of a sleep deprived person begins emitting low sleep waves The person doesn t even realize that he s only semi conscious Microsleep can be embarrassing if it causes a person s head to nod at an office meeting but it can be deadly if it happens while he s at the wheel of his car YOUR OWN CIRCADIAN RHYTHM How much sleep do you really need to perform at an optimal level Each person is different and there s no one clear cut answer however the range is between six to eight hours of sleep a night Very few people can perform optimally on less When is the best time for you to sleep That depends on your personal circadian rhythm No a circadian rhythm is not rare disease or a bug that haunts your laundry room It s the way your body changes physically mentally and behaviorally during a 24 hour cycle This rhythm is generally in tune with the light and darkness in your environment Though most people s rhythms are very similar each one is slightly different So it s worthwhile to get to know your own Some people sleep better earlier say bedtime at 10 00 p m and then enjoy an early morning seven hours later at 5 00 a m Night owls might prefer sleeping from 12 00 p m to 7 00 a m One thing that s been clarified by studies is that you should stick to whichever sleep hours work better for you Once you figure out which are your best sleeping hours designate a strict bedtime and wake up time Go to bed at the same time every single night and wake up at the same time every single morning even on Shabbos yom tov and vacation WRITTEN BY DINI HARRIS 90 fyimagazineny com 91 fyimagazineny com YOU MIGHT PUT IN MORE HOURS OF WORK IF YOU SLEEP LESS BUT YOU LL DO A MUCH BETTER JOB IF YOU SLEEP MORE
FEATURES  sleep better starting tonight  Take one look at your To-Do list, and the first thought that comes to mind is,  I...
FEATURES Theoretically if you re getting enough sleep you will soon wake up on your own without an alarm clock if you follow your sleep schedule STOP TOSSING AND TURNING Everyone experiences temporary insomnia at some point or other But long term insomnia can be agonizing for its sufferers Their health is affected they re sleepy the whole day long they re irritable and they can t concentrate on the work at hand Insomniacs can be dead tired but they still have trouble falling asleep And even when they do they sleep fitfully waking up throughout the night then having trouble falling back asleep Luckily there are many practical and technical tips that can help people get a better night s sleep so their seven eight hours of rest provides them with all the benefits they need to lead a healthy and happy life The first thing you need to know when trying to regulate your sleep schedule is the function of melatonin Melatonin is a hormone that controls your sleepiness You want less melatonin in the morning when you re awake and more in the evening when you re going to bed The secret of melatonin is that its secretion is controlled by light the less light the more melatonin Shower yourself with light during daytime hours This will suppress melatonin secretion and keep you up and alert Work by an open window and use bright lights Take a walk in the bright sunlight instead of waiting for evening hours As your bedtime approaches do the opposite Start turning off the lights or change to low wattage fixtures Turn off the computer and don t read from portable electronic devices that are backlit When you re ready to get into bed make sure the room is completely dark Cover the electrical displays on your clock air conditioner unit and computers You can even wear a sleep mask over your eyes Other tips for getting a good night s sleep are technical Make sure you re comfortable Is your pillow giving you enough support Maybe it s time for a new one What about the mattress Does it sag in the middle Putting a board under it may help you sleep more comfortably Check your room temperature You won t sleep well if you re too hot or too cold And it s important to get rid of all unnecessary noise Close your windows tightly so you don t hear car doors slamming or dogs barking Consider using earplugs so you don t hear any noise other than the baby crying to be fed RELAX If you ve just finished a power day jammed with activities that take planning and thought and still require your follow up care you can lie in your comfortable bed in a dark noiseless room at a perfect temperature and still have trouble falling asleep Your mind refuses to turn off as it thinks about the different options and possibilities and the myriad of things that require your attention In order to sleep well and to fall asleep when we get into bed we need to teach ourselves to relax firstly our minds and feelings If it s anger that s keeping you awake think about your emotion pinpoint why you re angry and think about what you 92 fyimagazineny com FEATURES save on summer camp can do to remedy the situation If worry is robbing you of sleep ask yourself if the worry is justified Is there something you can do about the situation If so you can think of a practical plan If not try to think that everything will work out for your benefit After you ve done your best to clear your mind of the worries and emotions of the day actively think of something else Imagine a restful scene the beach a meadow the park or going on a trip with the kids Once you ve relaxed your mind you can calm your body With your head on the pillow close your eyes and take deep breaths involving not just the chest but also the stomach and rib cage Breathe slowly in through your nose and out through your mouth Breathe deeply until you fall asleep It might take time to figure out your best sleep hours it might take resources to make your bedroom comfortable and it might take practice to learn how to relax your mind and body before falling asleep But the results are worth it When you re well rested you ll have a calm perspective on life You ll be able to concentrate on everything around you and take care of all your obligations with optimal efficiency On a tight budget Wish you could avoid spending thousands of dollars on summer day camp Make your own day camp at home Here are a couple of tips on how to give your kids fun filled days that rival any regular day camp on a small budget WRITTEN BY CHAVIE HELFGOTT
FEATURES  Theoretically, if you re getting enough sleep, you will soon wake up on your own, without an alarm clock, if you...
FEATURES Theoretically if you re getting enough sleep you will soon wake up on your own without an alarm clock if you follow your sleep schedule STOP TOSSING AND TURNING Everyone experiences temporary insomnia at some point or other But long term insomnia can be agonizing for its sufferers Their health is affected they re sleepy the whole day long they re irritable and they can t concentrate on the work at hand Insomniacs can be dead tired but they still have trouble falling asleep And even when they do they sleep fitfully waking up throughout the night then having trouble falling back asleep Luckily there are many practical and technical tips that can help people get a better night s sleep so their seven eight hours of rest provides them with all the benefits they need to lead a healthy and happy life The first thing you need to know when trying to regulate your sleep schedule is the function of melatonin Melatonin is a hormone that controls your sleepiness You want less melatonin in the morning when you re awake and more in the evening when you re going to bed The secret of melatonin is that its secretion is controlled by light the less light the more melatonin Shower yourself with light during daytime hours This will suppress melatonin secretion and keep you up and alert Work by an open window and use bright lights Take a walk in the bright sunlight instead of waiting for evening hours As your bedtime approaches do the opposite Start turning off the lights or change to low wattage fixtures Turn off the computer and don t read from portable electronic devices that are backlit When you re ready to get into bed make sure the room is completely dark Cover the electrical displays on your clock air conditioner unit and computers You can even wear a sleep mask over your eyes Other tips for getting a good night s sleep are technical Make sure you re comfortable Is your pillow giving you enough support Maybe it s time for a new one What about the mattress Does it sag in the middle Putting a board under it may help you sleep more comfortably Check your room temperature You won t sleep well if you re too hot or too cold And it s important to get rid of all unnecessary noise Close your windows tightly so you don t hear car doors slamming or dogs barking Consider using earplugs so you don t hear any noise other than the baby crying to be fed RELAX If you ve just finished a power day jammed with activities that take planning and thought and still require your follow up care you can lie in your comfortable bed in a dark noiseless room at a perfect temperature and still have trouble falling asleep Your mind refuses to turn off as it thinks about the different options and possibilities and the myriad of things that require your attention In order to sleep well and to fall asleep when we get into bed we need to teach ourselves to relax firstly our minds and feelings If it s anger that s keeping you awake think about your emotion pinpoint why you re angry and think about what you 92 fyimagazineny com FEATURES save on summer camp can do to remedy the situation If worry is robbing you of sleep ask yourself if the worry is justified Is there something you can do about the situation If so you can think of a practical plan If not try to think that everything will work out for your benefit After you ve done your best to clear your mind of the worries and emotions of the day actively think of something else Imagine a restful scene the beach a meadow the park or going on a trip with the kids Once you ve relaxed your mind you can calm your body With your head on the pillow close your eyes and take deep breaths involving not just the chest but also the stomach and rib cage Breathe slowly in through your nose and out through your mouth Breathe deeply until you fall asleep It might take time to figure out your best sleep hours it might take resources to make your bedroom comfortable and it might take practice to learn how to relax your mind and body before falling asleep But the results are worth it When you re well rested you ll have a calm perspective on life You ll be able to concentrate on everything around you and take care of all your obligations with optimal efficiency On a tight budget Wish you could avoid spending thousands of dollars on summer day camp Make your own day camp at home Here are a couple of tips on how to give your kids fun filled days that rival any regular day camp on a small budget WRITTEN BY CHAVIE HELFGOTT
FEATURES  Theoretically, if you re getting enough sleep, you will soon wake up on your own, without an alarm clock, if you...
FEATURES There are two ways to do this Recruit five families Each mother will host the day camp one day of the week leaving you free the rest of the time This works best in families with only younger children Do it yourself and bond with your children like never before You ll discover things you never knew about them Whether you do it as a group or just with your family there are many ways to make this a fun exciting experience 1 GRAND SUMMER PROJECT Choose one major project to work on slowly throughout the summer Some ideas Family Yearbooks Make a photo journal or family yearbook for each year a sort of scrapbook highlighting the main events of each year You can do one year each week and have each child in charge of completing one or two pages Younger children can be assisted by a parent or older sibling 2 INSTITUTE GROUND RULES Everyone must be up by 8 30 Everyone must have davened and eaten breakfast by 10 00 Breakfast and lunch dishes must be washed and leftovers put away Put on sunscreen in the morning and after lunch 3 THEMES Create a feeling of variety and excitement by picking a theme for each week Plan activities and crafts projects to fit the theme Some ideas Old fashioned Week Around the World Week Animal Week Space Week Patriotic Week Five Senses Week 4 FIELD TRIPS Set aside one day each week for field trips 5 NIGHT ACTIVITY One night a week everyone gets to stay up late for a fun activity such as game night or watching a nice film 6 SCHEDULE Create a basic daily schedule for example 10 00 10 30 Shiur on parsha or other topic 10 30 11 30 Backyard activity 11 30 12 30 Crafts project or indoor activity 12 30 1 30 Lunch and free time 1 30 2 30 Work on summer project 2 30 3 30 Free outdoor playing Relative Interview Interview an elderly grandparent or other relative and write a book about her life including copies of pictures and documents Have the book professionally printed and bound Get in touch with all relatives and plan an end of summer family reunion at which the interviewed relative will be the guest of honor and the book will be distributed FEATURES BACKYARD ACTIVITY IDEAS Water balloon fights Backyard campfire can even be done with a grill Plant a garden even if you don t have land this can be done in window boxes or planters There s nothing like eating a carrot or tomatoes you grew on your own Make paper boats and race them in a kiddie pool using straws to propel them Let kids paint each other with washable paint and then run through the sprinklers to wash it off Take lots of pictures Kan Jam a popular new game in which one Frisbee must be thrown into a garbage can sized container The goal is to score the most points by getting the Frisbee into your team s allotted container Set up a tent in the backyard to be used as a summer playhouse Nine Pin a backyard bowling alley Collect nine empty milk cartons or soda bottles and a plastic ball heavy enough to knock them down Draw a lane using sidewalk chalk Award one point for each pin that is knocked over Player with the most points after ten rounds wins Slip n slide take the tarp you use for Sukkos and cover with shaving cream See who can get all the way across without falling boxes and have everyone color them in For the previous day s crafts project have the children paint a bunch of paper plates black or red Make teams and begin the game Relay races try some original ideas i e place two large buckets of water on one end of the yard and two empty ones on the other side Team members run to the full bucket holding a plastic cup fill the cup with water run back without spilling and pour into the empty bucket First team to fill their empty bucket wins Outdoor Checkers turn staid old checkers into an exhilarating outdoor game Draw a giant checkerboard using chalk Make an x in alternating Mini Golf create your own mini golf course by arranging containers on their sides The golf ball must be pushed into the opening of the container Run through the sprinklers Fun and Original Ball Games BRIDGE BALL All players must stand with legs wide The player with the ball must try to get the ball between the other players legs before they stop it with their hands Redecorate the house Paint a different room at the beginning of each week and spend the rest of the week rearranging and redecorating You can shop at bargain stores such as Amazing Savings or Closeout Connections to find beautiful tchachkes to decorate the room at low prices Build a Clubhouse Buy wood and equipment and work together on building painting and furnishing 94 fyimagazineny com BLANKET VOLLEYBALL FOUR SQUARE CATS IN THE CORNER It only works if there are eight people Form two teams Each member holds one corner of a blanket A ball is placed in the center of one blanket which is then lowered and lifted quickly to jump the ball to the other team s blanket The opposing team must catch the ball on their blanket and toss it back Mark off a six foot square with chalk and divide it into four squares One child stands in each square The first child gets a ball bounces it once and taps it into another player s square That player must tap the ball into another square before the ball bounces again If the ball bounces more than once he is out of the game either the square is left empty or a new player comes in If the ball bounces out of the grid or onto an empty square the player is also out The child with the ball stands in the center while the other children stand in designated corners around the yard When the thrower calls Cat in the Corner the children have to run from one corner to another without getting hit by the ball If they are hit they are out 95 fyimagazineny com
FEATURES  There are two ways to do this       Recruit five families. Each mother will host the day camp one day of the wee...
FEATURES There are two ways to do this Recruit five families Each mother will host the day camp one day of the week leaving you free the rest of the time This works best in families with only younger children Do it yourself and bond with your children like never before You ll discover things you never knew about them Whether you do it as a group or just with your family there are many ways to make this a fun exciting experience 1 GRAND SUMMER PROJECT Choose one major project to work on slowly throughout the summer Some ideas Family Yearbooks Make a photo journal or family yearbook for each year a sort of scrapbook highlighting the main events of each year You can do one year each week and have each child in charge of completing one or two pages Younger children can be assisted by a parent or older sibling 2 INSTITUTE GROUND RULES Everyone must be up by 8 30 Everyone must have davened and eaten breakfast by 10 00 Breakfast and lunch dishes must be washed and leftovers put away Put on sunscreen in the morning and after lunch 3 THEMES Create a feeling of variety and excitement by picking a theme for each week Plan activities and crafts projects to fit the theme Some ideas Old fashioned Week Around the World Week Animal Week Space Week Patriotic Week Five Senses Week 4 FIELD TRIPS Set aside one day each week for field trips 5 NIGHT ACTIVITY One night a week everyone gets to stay up late for a fun activity such as game night or watching a nice film 6 SCHEDULE Create a basic daily schedule for example 10 00 10 30 Shiur on parsha or other topic 10 30 11 30 Backyard activity 11 30 12 30 Crafts project or indoor activity 12 30 1 30 Lunch and free time 1 30 2 30 Work on summer project 2 30 3 30 Free outdoor playing Relative Interview Interview an elderly grandparent or other relative and write a book about her life including copies of pictures and documents Have the book professionally printed and bound Get in touch with all relatives and plan an end of summer family reunion at which the interviewed relative will be the guest of honor and the book will be distributed FEATURES BACKYARD ACTIVITY IDEAS Water balloon fights Backyard campfire can even be done with a grill Plant a garden even if you don t have land this can be done in window boxes or planters There s nothing like eating a carrot or tomatoes you grew on your own Make paper boats and race them in a kiddie pool using straws to propel them Let kids paint each other with washable paint and then run through the sprinklers to wash it off Take lots of pictures Kan Jam a popular new game in which one Frisbee must be thrown into a garbage can sized container The goal is to score the most points by getting the Frisbee into your team s allotted container Set up a tent in the backyard to be used as a summer playhouse Nine Pin a backyard bowling alley Collect nine empty milk cartons or soda bottles and a plastic ball heavy enough to knock them down Draw a lane using sidewalk chalk Award one point for each pin that is knocked over Player with the most points after ten rounds wins Slip n slide take the tarp you use for Sukkos and cover with shaving cream See who can get all the way across without falling boxes and have everyone color them in For the previous day s crafts project have the children paint a bunch of paper plates black or red Make teams and begin the game Relay races try some original ideas i e place two large buckets of water on one end of the yard and two empty ones on the other side Team members run to the full bucket holding a plastic cup fill the cup with water run back without spilling and pour into the empty bucket First team to fill their empty bucket wins Outdoor Checkers turn staid old checkers into an exhilarating outdoor game Draw a giant checkerboard using chalk Make an x in alternating Mini Golf create your own mini golf course by arranging containers on their sides The golf ball must be pushed into the opening of the container Run through the sprinklers Fun and Original Ball Games BRIDGE BALL All players must stand with legs wide The player with the ball must try to get the ball between the other players legs before they stop it with their hands Redecorate the house Paint a different room at the beginning of each week and spend the rest of the week rearranging and redecorating You can shop at bargain stores such as Amazing Savings or Closeout Connections to find beautiful tchachkes to decorate the room at low prices Build a Clubhouse Buy wood and equipment and work together on building painting and furnishing 94 fyimagazineny com BLANKET VOLLEYBALL FOUR SQUARE CATS IN THE CORNER It only works if there are eight people Form two teams Each member holds one corner of a blanket A ball is placed in the center of one blanket which is then lowered and lifted quickly to jump the ball to the other team s blanket The opposing team must catch the ball on their blanket and toss it back Mark off a six foot square with chalk and divide it into four squares One child stands in each square The first child gets a ball bounces it once and taps it into another player s square That player must tap the ball into another square before the ball bounces again If the ball bounces more than once he is out of the game either the square is left empty or a new player comes in If the ball bounces out of the grid or onto an empty square the player is also out The child with the ball stands in the center while the other children stand in designated corners around the yard When the thrower calls Cat in the Corner the children have to run from one corner to another without getting hit by the ball If they are hit they are out 95 fyimagazineny com
FEATURES  There are two ways to do this       Recruit five families. Each mother will host the day camp one day of the wee...
FEATURES FEATURES INDOOR ACTIVITES Make your own jewelry purchase some good quality beads and string wire and make your own jewelry Make your own colored sand and use to make sand art Collect rocks and paint to look like animals Can be used as paperweights Ice Cream Cupcakes bake cupcakes in ice cream cones and decorate Bake homemade pizza with assorted toppings to eat for lunch Make homemade smoothies Buy an electronic ice cream maker and make your own frozen treats every week For even more fun get the YayLab ice cream ball everyone has to take turns rolling and churning the ball until the base liquid becomes ice cream Any fun baking or cooking activity popcorn balls homemade donuts with filling Rice Krispy treats Toothpicks and mini marshmallow buildings create 3D sculptures by connecting toothpicks with marshmallows Write and illustrate your own book Have it published into an actual hardcover book using an IlluStory book kit Backyard carnival have the kids create booths and clown costumes Invite the neighborhood for a fun filled afternoon Purchase a few new games to play together FIELD TRIP IDEAS Scavenger hunt in park or mall A to Z hunt find something that begins with every letter Find Everything on the List make a list of specific items that every person has to find Video or Photo hunt if you have a few cameras or phones with cameras make a list of things your kids have to take pictures of Farm pick fruits or berries and make a pie sorbet or smoothie with the fruits you pick Canoeing or rowing in a nearby lake Visit a local fire station or pet store Call up a local Jewish magazine or newspaper and ask if you can bring your kids for a behind the scenes tour Lumber Mill great for boy families Local zoos and aquariums Buy a membership to keep the prices down Tips Recycle regular household items for craftsshoe boxes egg cartons empty bottles magazines bottle caps and yogurt containers Make your own bubbles 6 cups water 1 cup Dawn dish soap Stir slowly until soap is mixed in Try not to let foam or bubbles form Add cup corn syrup and stir until evenly mixed CAN YOUR MIND HEAL YOUR BODY An in depth look at the Sarno method WRITTEN BY SARA BLUMENTHAL 96 fyimagazineny com
FEATURES  FEATURES  INDOOR ACTIVITES  Make-your-own jewelry purchase some good quality beads and string wire and make your...
FEATURES FEATURES INDOOR ACTIVITES Make your own jewelry purchase some good quality beads and string wire and make your own jewelry Make your own colored sand and use to make sand art Collect rocks and paint to look like animals Can be used as paperweights Ice Cream Cupcakes bake cupcakes in ice cream cones and decorate Bake homemade pizza with assorted toppings to eat for lunch Make homemade smoothies Buy an electronic ice cream maker and make your own frozen treats every week For even more fun get the YayLab ice cream ball everyone has to take turns rolling and churning the ball until the base liquid becomes ice cream Any fun baking or cooking activity popcorn balls homemade donuts with filling Rice Krispy treats Toothpicks and mini marshmallow buildings create 3D sculptures by connecting toothpicks with marshmallows Write and illustrate your own book Have it published into an actual hardcover book using an IlluStory book kit Backyard carnival have the kids create booths and clown costumes Invite the neighborhood for a fun filled afternoon Purchase a few new games to play together FIELD TRIP IDEAS Scavenger hunt in park or mall A to Z hunt find something that begins with every letter Find Everything on the List make a list of specific items that every person has to find Video or Photo hunt if you have a few cameras or phones with cameras make a list of things your kids have to take pictures of Farm pick fruits or berries and make a pie sorbet or smoothie with the fruits you pick Canoeing or rowing in a nearby lake Visit a local fire station or pet store Call up a local Jewish magazine or newspaper and ask if you can bring your kids for a behind the scenes tour Lumber Mill great for boy families Local zoos and aquariums Buy a membership to keep the prices down Tips Recycle regular household items for craftsshoe boxes egg cartons empty bottles magazines bottle caps and yogurt containers Make your own bubbles 6 cups water 1 cup Dawn dish soap Stir slowly until soap is mixed in Try not to let foam or bubbles form Add cup corn syrup and stir until evenly mixed CAN YOUR MIND HEAL YOUR BODY An in depth look at the Sarno method WRITTEN BY SARA BLUMENTHAL 96 fyimagazineny com
FEATURES  FEATURES  INDOOR ACTIVITES  Make-your-own jewelry purchase some good quality beads and string wire and make your...
FEATURES FEATURES FOR YOU ONLY SARNO S METHOD CAN HELP I couldn t believe the text I had just read My nutritionist on whom I had spent many hours and thousands of dollars in a 12 month period was saying she couldn t help me but Sarno s method could In a shocking coincidence I had heard this same thing just a few days before A close friend after hearing me whine again said You have to check out Dr Sarno I had been struggling for close to 20 years with no clear diagnosis or solution It started off with stomach problems similar to Crohn s Disease followed by muscle pain in my hands and feet For most of the past 20 years I was walking around with flu like symptoms feeling pain and weakness The biggest pain was that no doctor seemed able to explain my symptoms I took every test available in the medical field including two colonoscopies and endoscopies but every single one came back perfect I also consulted with some well known professors but even they could not explain what was wrong with me Since traditional medicine offered no solution I turned to alternative medicine starting with homeopathic drops and vitamins taking up to 30 vitamins every day Over the years I tried many diverse healing methods including zapping my body with small electric shocks and putting metal plates around my house to cure any bad energy I went on extreme diets in a desperate attempt to cure my stomach problems and while most things seemed to help me cope with the daily challenges none of them cured me I was ready to give up and accept that I would just have to live with this apparent immune disorder And then it happened Dr Sarno came into my life While processing the advice from my nutritionist and friend I remembered that I had actually bought Dr Sarno s book a few years back but had never read it After some searching my daughter finally found it it was The Mindbody Prescription I locked myself into my room and started reading it Three hours and a few smoothies later I had a new way of looking at my challenges and a clear path on how to deal with them Over the next two weeks I soaked up as many of Dr Sarno s interviews as I could find online Amazingly after two weeks I realized that most of my symptoms had disappeared I would say that I am now 80 cured WHO IS DR SARNO Dr John E Sarno was born in 1923 and graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians in 1950 In 1965 he was appointed director of the outpatient department at the Rusk Institute in New York University where he served as a professor of rehabilitation medicine and as attending physician until his retirement in 2012 Sarno started off as most of his colleagues did diagnosing and treating back neck and shoulder pain but he was disappointed with the results Sarno was trained to look for abnormalities in the spine then subscribe medicine or surgery to fix those abnormalities which seemed to be causing the pain He discovered two truths however The spinal abnormalities were not always connected to the pain Some of his patients experiencing terrible pain had perfectly normal spines and other patients with spinal abnormalities had no pain at all Additionally fixing the 98 fyimagazineny com abnormalities didn t necessarily cure the pain but shifted it to a different area in the body Sarno began to look for underlying causes for the pain his patients suffered After years of research he concluded that the pain was created by the subconscious mind as a distraction for emotional problems like hidden anger and the feeling of imperfection He then created a new diagnosis TMS tension myositis syndrome WHAT IS TMS Dr Sarno realized that most people have suppressed feelings in their subconscious brain Some have anger that has never been released aimed at a specific person Others try constantly to please people while never feeling they are good enough We all have basic human needs and are constantly under pressure to fulfill them Some of these needs are To be perfect to excel achieve succeed having high expectations and standards while being self critical and very sensitive to criticism from others To be liked to gain approval love admiration and respect a desire to please and be a nice guy To be taken care of a desire that forever remains no matter how old or independent we are To be soothed leading to a search for gratification through food drinking smoking entertainment etc To be physically invincible strong unrestricted When these needs are not met it can cause a subconscious buildup of anger and frustration Our subconscious does not want us to think about our unmet needs and the resultant anger because it thinks we can t deal with it emotionally In a protective effort it creates physical pain to distract us from our emotional issues According to Dr Sarno the subconscious mind can create all kinds of bodily changes creating the symptoms needed for distraction For example patients can have actual herniated discs which can be very painful but are caused by the subconscious mind When you deal with the emotional cause the abnormalities will disappear or the pain will stop while the abnormalities remain THE SOLUTION Some people are cured of their pain by simply accepting the fact that they are physically helathy but that their subconscious is causing pain as a distraction Dr Sarno instructs his listeners to talk to their subconscious mind as if it were a person They may say something like this I know what you are doing to me and I won t let you get away with it I will ignore the pain and deal with my issues instead of letting you protect me from them As soon as the subconscious realizes it can t distract you the pain will stop Sometimes patients may notice that the pain has disappeared from its original place only to take up residence elsewhere in the body This means that the subcon scious mind is trying to create another distraction in which case it must be addressed again Another big part of the cure is not to allow the pain to limit oneself While this may sound strange hundreds of testimonials support it Some people who were wheelchair bound due to severe pain started walking normally in a matter of days NOT JUST BACK PAIN While Dr Sarno is famous for healing back pain his research reveals a long list of disorders which are affected by our emotions and the subconscious mind including Gastrointestinal disorders Disorders of the circulatory system tension headaches migraine headaches Skin disorders acne eczema hives and psoriasis Disorders of the immune system Allergies Common infections Epstein Barr Syndrome Tinnitus Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 99 fyimagazineny com IS THERE PROVEN EVIDENCE THAT IT WORKS While some medical studies over the last 10 years prove the effectiveness of his work Dr Sarno insists that his biggest evidence is the 15 000 patients which have been mostly cured On this list are senators and other celebrities who shared their success stories publicly Sarno s first taste of fame came in the 1980 s when New York Magazine ran a cover story about him and back pain A big debate ensued where most medical doctors disagreed with Sarno s approach although others began practicing his method after being cured by it themselves Sarno s method might hold the secret cure to most of our illnesses yet a lot of research still needs to be conducted in order to understand Dr Sarno s findings fully The medical world should not consider this a threat because most people would choose medicine or even surgery rather than face their emotional issues
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FEATURES FEATURES FOR YOU ONLY SARNO S METHOD CAN HELP I couldn t believe the text I had just read My nutritionist on whom I had spent many hours and thousands of dollars in a 12 month period was saying she couldn t help me but Sarno s method could In a shocking coincidence I had heard this same thing just a few days before A close friend after hearing me whine again said You have to check out Dr Sarno I had been struggling for close to 20 years with no clear diagnosis or solution It started off with stomach problems similar to Crohn s Disease followed by muscle pain in my hands and feet For most of the past 20 years I was walking around with flu like symptoms feeling pain and weakness The biggest pain was that no doctor seemed able to explain my symptoms I took every test available in the medical field including two colonoscopies and endoscopies but every single one came back perfect I also consulted with some well known professors but even they could not explain what was wrong with me Since traditional medicine offered no solution I turned to alternative medicine starting with homeopathic drops and vitamins taking up to 30 vitamins every day Over the years I tried many diverse healing methods including zapping my body with small electric shocks and putting metal plates around my house to cure any bad energy I went on extreme diets in a desperate attempt to cure my stomach problems and while most things seemed to help me cope with the daily challenges none of them cured me I was ready to give up and accept that I would just have to live with this apparent immune disorder And then it happened Dr Sarno came into my life While processing the advice from my nutritionist and friend I remembered that I had actually bought Dr Sarno s book a few years back but had never read it After some searching my daughter finally found it it was The Mindbody Prescription I locked myself into my room and started reading it Three hours and a few smoothies later I had a new way of looking at my challenges and a clear path on how to deal with them Over the next two weeks I soaked up as many of Dr Sarno s interviews as I could find online Amazingly after two weeks I realized that most of my symptoms had disappeared I would say that I am now 80 cured WHO IS DR SARNO Dr John E Sarno was born in 1923 and graduated from Columbia University College of Physicians in 1950 In 1965 he was appointed director of the outpatient department at the Rusk Institute in New York University where he served as a professor of rehabilitation medicine and as attending physician until his retirement in 2012 Sarno started off as most of his colleagues did diagnosing and treating back neck and shoulder pain but he was disappointed with the results Sarno was trained to look for abnormalities in the spine then subscribe medicine or surgery to fix those abnormalities which seemed to be causing the pain He discovered two truths however The spinal abnormalities were not always connected to the pain Some of his patients experiencing terrible pain had perfectly normal spines and other patients with spinal abnormalities had no pain at all Additionally fixing the 98 fyimagazineny com abnormalities didn t necessarily cure the pain but shifted it to a different area in the body Sarno began to look for underlying causes for the pain his patients suffered After years of research he concluded that the pain was created by the subconscious mind as a distraction for emotional problems like hidden anger and the feeling of imperfection He then created a new diagnosis TMS tension myositis syndrome WHAT IS TMS Dr Sarno realized that most people have suppressed feelings in their subconscious brain Some have anger that has never been released aimed at a specific person Others try constantly to please people while never feeling they are good enough We all have basic human needs and are constantly under pressure to fulfill them Some of these needs are To be perfect to excel achieve succeed having high expectations and standards while being self critical and very sensitive to criticism from others To be liked to gain approval love admiration and respect a desire to please and be a nice guy To be taken care of a desire that forever remains no matter how old or independent we are To be soothed leading to a search for gratification through food drinking smoking entertainment etc To be physically invincible strong unrestricted When these needs are not met it can cause a subconscious buildup of anger and frustration Our subconscious does not want us to think about our unmet needs and the resultant anger because it thinks we can t deal with it emotionally In a protective effort it creates physical pain to distract us from our emotional issues According to Dr Sarno the subconscious mind can create all kinds of bodily changes creating the symptoms needed for distraction For example patients can have actual herniated discs which can be very painful but are caused by the subconscious mind When you deal with the emotional cause the abnormalities will disappear or the pain will stop while the abnormalities remain THE SOLUTION Some people are cured of their pain by simply accepting the fact that they are physically helathy but that their subconscious is causing pain as a distraction Dr Sarno instructs his listeners to talk to their subconscious mind as if it were a person They may say something like this I know what you are doing to me and I won t let you get away with it I will ignore the pain and deal with my issues instead of letting you protect me from them As soon as the subconscious realizes it can t distract you the pain will stop Sometimes patients may notice that the pain has disappeared from its original place only to take up residence elsewhere in the body This means that the subcon scious mind is trying to create another distraction in which case it must be addressed again Another big part of the cure is not to allow the pain to limit oneself While this may sound strange hundreds of testimonials support it Some people who were wheelchair bound due to severe pain started walking normally in a matter of days NOT JUST BACK PAIN While Dr Sarno is famous for healing back pain his research reveals a long list of disorders which are affected by our emotions and the subconscious mind including Gastrointestinal disorders Disorders of the circulatory system tension headaches migraine headaches Skin disorders acne eczema hives and psoriasis Disorders of the immune system Allergies Common infections Epstein Barr Syndrome Tinnitus Chronic Fatigue Syndrome 99 fyimagazineny com IS THERE PROVEN EVIDENCE THAT IT WORKS While some medical studies over the last 10 years prove the effectiveness of his work Dr Sarno insists that his biggest evidence is the 15 000 patients which have been mostly cured On this list are senators and other celebrities who shared their success stories publicly Sarno s first taste of fame came in the 1980 s when New York Magazine ran a cover story about him and back pain A big debate ensued where most medical doctors disagreed with Sarno s approach although others began practicing his method after being cured by it themselves Sarno s method might hold the secret cure to most of our illnesses yet a lot of research still needs to be conducted in order to understand Dr Sarno s findings fully The medical world should not consider this a threat because most people would choose medicine or even surgery rather than face their emotional issues
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