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Ten ways to a good night’s sleep

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Getting enough sleep is an important part of maintaining overall health Healthy sleep habits can make a big difference in your quality of life. Having healthy sleep habits is often referred to as having good “sleep hygiene.” Try to keep the following sleep practices on a consistent basis: Stick to the same bedtime and wake [&hellip
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Out & About

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April 11 The Political Sociology of Pierre Bourdieu Lecture NYU, 239 Greene Street 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Free In Symbolic Power, Politics, and Intellectuals, David L. Swartz delves deeply into Bourdieu’s work to show how central—but often overlooked—power and politics are to an understanding of sociology. Arguing that power and politics stand at the [&hellip
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Say No to Scaffolding

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Op Ed Sidewalk sheds and scaffolding plague the city and cause unnecessary eyesores By John Elari There is something I would like you to look into: the ever-increasing number of buildings shrouded in scaffolding and/or sidewalk sheds in NYC. I use the term ever-increasing because I understand that’s exactly what is happening. And it’s all [&hellip
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What the next Landmarks Chair could mean for downtown

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Op Ed By Andrew Berman, Executive Director, Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation There’s been much speculation lately about who the next Chair of the City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission will be. Though there are competing theories as to who the frontrunner is, all agree that whoever is chosen will have a huge impact on our [&hellip
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Out & About

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April 4 The Paper Bag Players Workshop Hamilton Fish Park Library, 415 East Houston Street 3:30 p.m., Free The goal of the Workshops is for each participant to experience The Paper Bag Players approach to creating and performing theater — essentially each participant becomes a Paper Bag Players.Each session will deal with the elements that [&hellip
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Is construction noise a problem in your neighborhood?

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   “I haven’t noticed noise particularly with construction. I think there are bigger problems we should worry ab out.” Gabrielle M., Downtown “Construction is a problem maybe sometimes on the weekends and mornings. Especially the roadwork.” Daniel N., Upper East Side “I think it’s most annoying when you’re trying to sleep. The morning is the [&hellip
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Dos and Don’ts for College Admissions Interviews

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Teen Life There’s one more crucial step for teens with their sights set on top colleges It’s college application time and your teen has taken the SAT or ACT, kept up his or her grades, written a stellar essay and completed all college applications. There is one more piece to the college admissions puzzle that [&hellip
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Why Cars Are Killing People

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Approximately 30,000 Americans will die from automobile collisions this year – but it doesn’t have to be this way By Hunter Oatman-Stanford There’s an open secret in America: If you want to kill someone, do it with a car. Today, despite the efforts of major public-health agencies and grassroots safety campaigns, few are aware that [&hellip
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Strength Training — The Power of Camp

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Why the structure of a camp setting helps children with crucial development By Ethan Schafer, Ph.D. When I was fifteen, I was in my sixth summer at a traditional camp for boys in New Hampshire. One night after dinner, my counselor from the year before (a six-foot, five-inch English rugby player) asked me if I [&hellip
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