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More Than Fun and Games -- Play Matters

Nancy Brown | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

"Ultimately, play matters because people matter, and it represents one of the best opportunities in our daily lives for people to really get to know one another -- to see and truly be seen by others."

With Football and Hazing, History Repeats Itself

Brian Patrick Harmon | Posted 10.15.2014 | Sports
Brian Patrick Harmon

When a school team's hazing customs go unchecked, the bullying will grow more degrading every season. In many instances, each class looks to top its predecessor. Given how widespread hazing is, it cannot be eliminated.

Confessions of a Serial Songwriter: Shouting out to a Teacher Who Changed My Life

Shelly Peiken | Posted 10.14.2014 | Education
Shelly Peiken

He humored me and assigned me to the right (as opposed to the left) side of the bleachers with the sopranos. I strained to reach the notes.

True Love Found Through Helping Humanity, Together

Jim Luce | Posted 10.13.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Jim Luce

By Jim Luce with Mitzi Perdue. Name a person who wouldn't like to find true love and a soul mate? Lorraine Silvetz nee Cancro and her new husband, Dr...

Small Bird At Center Of Sandy Recovery Controversy

AP | By FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green

BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — A court fight over a protected bird called the piping plover is holding up a $207 million plan to replenish the sand along a ...

Restoring Long Island's Water

Nancy Rauch Douzinas | Posted 10.06.2014 | New York
Nancy Rauch Douzinas

It's our health, our environment, and our economy that is at risk. Our elected officials should be prepared to stand up for us.

Ryan Kristobak

Allies Makes Rock Music Sexy Again

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 10.01.2014 | Entertainment

While radio stations and stages today are dominated by pop, hip-hop and EDM, bands like Heavy English, Closure in Moscow and Dorothy prove rock music ...

Highly Rated Teachers, Low Performing Students

George Rand | Posted 09.29.2014 | New York
George Rand

Critics viewed with disbelief the recent data from the state Education Department that showed that fewer than four-tenths of one percent of Long Island teachers are rated "ineffective."

"Laundry Basket Case"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.03.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Life is a vicious cycle because there is always a laundry list of things to do. This is especially true if you have to do the laundry...

Climate Change This Week: Rising Health Risks and Heat, Rising Renewables, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 08.30.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, much of the US is cooler than normal, but the eastern Pacific warm spot continues to prevent much rain from reaching California, which is hotter than normal.

Served Fresh Delivers Quality Fashion and Controversial Conversations

Marjoriet T. Matute | Posted 08.26.2014 | Style
Marjoriet T. Matute

At Served Fresh, tasteful designers craft delectable treats for hungry fashionistas inspired by urban news and trending topics. Their unique designs serve as walking billboards emphasizing important and distinct messages.

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part IX -- 'The Following Beaches Will Be Closed This Weekend'

Marshall Brown | Posted 10.13.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

A long list of Long Island beaches will be closed this weekend because heavy rains has submerged countless cesspools; now that contaminated water is following into our rivers, ponds, and bays, along with fertilizer from lawns and from farms.

Strong (Sandwich) Island

Leah Bhabha | Posted 10.06.2014 | Taste
Leah Bhabha

Following a relaxing hour or so baking in the sun, the most important part of the day arrived: selecting the ideal deli in a region known for its delis.

Right You Are... the Past Is Prologue

Warren Adler | Posted 09.27.2014 | Media
Warren Adler

To my mind, Jimmy Cannon was the greatest sports writer who ever lived. I read his columns in the New York Post avidly and religiously. When he wasn't writing about sports, he was musing, offering his personal, mostly one- or two-liner opinions, about anything that hit his off-the-charts observant eye. Most had little to do with sports.

Neighbor Charged With Murdering Dismembered Woman

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.24.2014 | Crime

A New York woman has been charged in the slaying of a mother of four whose partially dismembered body was discovered on Long Island earlier this month...

10 Cocktails Every Bartender And Cocktail Connoisseur Should Know

Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree | Posted 08.26.2014 | Taste
Clint Lanier and Derek Hembree

Unfortunately these classics have taken a backseat to some of the more popular cocktails of today while becoming a second thought to many bartenders.

Can Long Island Be Saved, Part VII -- Now It's Up To Albany To Pass The Long Island Water Quality Control Act

Marshall Brown | Posted 08.13.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

For Long Island to be saved, we need to save its drinking water. If our water becomes undrinkable -- and its heading that way in a hurry -- what then?

Can Long Island Be Saved, Part V: Cuomo's Initiative to Water Quality and Coastal Resilience

Marshall Brown | Posted 08.04.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

Can Long Island be saved? Three of the four planned meetings called for by Governor Cuomo on Long Island Resiliency and Clean Water Infrastructure have now been held.

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part III -- An Interview With Carl LoBue of The Nature Conservancy

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.17.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

I first got to know Carl in August of 2012, shortly after founding Save The Great South Bay. We new that if The Great South Bay was to be saved, it was going to have to be through bringing science to the problem.

Man Stabbed To Death Near Little League Field During Game

AP | Posted 05.18.2014 | Crime

BABYLON, N.Y. (AP) — A man is charged with manslaughter after a fatal stabbing near a Little League field where kids were playing on New York's Long...

Can Long Island Be Saved? Part II

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.13.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

The first of four public meetings scheduled this month on Long Island's water quality crisis was held Monday, May 12, 12-4 p.m. in the Nassau County L...

Can Long Island Be Saved?

Marshall Brown | Posted 07.06.2014 | New York
Marshall Brown

The groundwater, polluted with nitrogen from the septic tanks and from lawn and farm fertilizers, has over the past 30 years triggered ever larger and more devastating algal blooms, destroying marine habitats everywhere.

College Prep for Kindergarteners?

Lenore Skenazy | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents
Lenore Skenazy

Eventually, kids who are curious will want to learn from books, from teachers, from tech. But substituting top-down "education" for free play isn't preparing little kids for college or careers.

The Hole Truth

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.22.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

I am not a Rhodes Scholar because I have holes in my head, but I recently became a roads scholar because I learned how to patch holes in a road despite being suspended after only 10 minutes on the job.

Who Tries to Open a Bookstore in This Day and Age?

Carol Hoenig | Posted 06.17.2014 | Books
Carol Hoenig

Yes, I read about how the smaller, independent bookstores couldn't stay afloat against the behemoth big-box bookstores, and felt a tiny bit of guilt while reading how one store and then another was forced to close up shop.