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West Side YMCA, Where Teachers and Parents Work Hand-in-Hand

Written by Ashley Welch on . Posted in Blackboard Awards, Uncategorized

bba_Westside YMCA Co-op Nursery School_Emily Johnson Outstanding Nursery School Almost 50 years ago, a group of parents in the Lincoln Center area of Manhattan decided they wanted greater involvement in their children’s first school experience and founded the West Side YMCA Co-op Nursery School. The school started as a single classroom with 30 children, one teacher and a daily parent assistant. [&hellip
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The ABCs of Men and Vitamins

Written by Ashley Welch on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, Lifestyle, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Special Sections, West Side Spirit

When it comes to vitamins and minerals, many men are not getting enough nourishment. According to the USDA, men ages 31 to 50 need to eat 350 percent more dark green vegetables and 150 percent more fruit per day than they currently do in order to meet federal dietary guidelines. Ideally, more fruits and veggies [&hellip
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A Guide to Living in the Now

Written by Ashley Welch on . Posted in Lifestyle

Author offers techniques for reducing stress by staying in the present Whether worrying about the future or rehashing the past, it may always seem difficult to focus on the present. However, Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D, makes the case in his new book, The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life, that [&hellip
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Brain Exercise

Written by Ashley Welch on . Posted in Healthy Manhattan, Lifestyle, News Our Town, Seniors, West Side Spirit

Author remembers his age as he develops memory techniques   Authors Michael J. Gelb and Kelly Howell recently released Brain Power: Improve Your Mind As You Age, a book that attempts to demystify the long-standing belief that memory declines with age and offers simple tricks and techniques to improve brain activity and enhance overall mental [&hellip
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Blogger Tries to Put More Women on a Pedal (Actually, Two)

Written by Ashley Welch on . Posted in Bike Show, Breaking News, Sports

PHOTO BY Dmitry Gudkov New York City resident Susi Wunsch runs the bicycling blog velojoy.com, where she writes about the latest biking news, features new bike accessories and shares her experiences as a cyclist in the city. We recently spoke with her about her site, practical tips for riding in the city and ways to get more women involved [&hellip
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