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Negligence of Oregon Hospital Led to Wrongful Death of Patient by cjleclaire
Jan 12, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 221 221 recommendations | email to a friend
Author:  Mark H. Sackstein, Esq. All it takes is one small mistake for a disaster to occur. No matter how much research is done when choosing a hospital, it is impossible to predict a situation such as one that occurred last month in Oregon. Loretta Macpherson, a patient at a Bend, Oregon hospita...
Matching Workouts With the Results You Want by MartialArtsNYC
Jan 10, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 206 206 recommendations | email to a friend
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard friends complain about not getting the results they want, despite how much energy they’re putting into their workout.  People who want bigger muscles go to the gym every day but aren’t getting stronger.  People who want better endurance when they lift ar...
How Do 2015 Minimum Wage Increases Affect NY Restaurants? by cjleclaire
Jan 08, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 181 181 recommendations | email to a friend
Author: Stephen Hans Minimum wage increases took effect on December 31, 2014, raising the New York minimum wage from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour for employees who work based on hourly wages. By the way, another minimum wage increase also occurs approximately a year from now, on December 31, 2015, rai...
8JDC_aida4.JPG Immersed in ancient times; the performance of Aida at the Metropolitan Opera. A review. by Milano52
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 295 295 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Imagine being immersed in an ancient world, with colossal stone columns, palaces and images of deities, a marvelous music surrounding you and, thank God, no cellular phones ringing: what else can one wish for? Well, how about some great arias and choruses? Do...
What to Eat Before Your Workout by MartialArtsNYC
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 136 136 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy Fueling up before a workout is the best thing you can do for your body.  But it’s important to eat the  right  things at the  right  time.  Eating too far in advance of your workout can lead to an energy dropout at the gym, and eating too close can lead to an unsettled stomach.  Ge...
Static vs. Dynamic Stretching by MartialArtsNYC
Jan 03, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
by Mary Murphy  So you’ve already heard that you should stretch before you work out, but did you know that some types of stretching can be more harmful than helpful?  The American Council on Exercise warns against static stretching (like reaching down to touch your toes) on cold muscles. Static s...
From "Lost Side Of Suburbia" to "Poptropica," An Exclusive Interview with Artist Kory Merritt by Milano52
Dec 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 263 263 recommendations | email to a friend
Written By:  Tiziano Thomas Dossena   Kory Merritt started cartooning and illustrating while attending SUNY Brockport. His weekly comic strip, Brockport Chronicled, won the John Locher Memorial Award in 2007. He signed a comic strip development contract with Creators Syndicate in 2009, although t...
This Month in Queens Real Estate: DEC 2014 by queenshometeam
Dec 17, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 249 249 recommendations | email to a friend
Dec 2014 Queens NY Market Update  The pace of home sales continued to decrease in November and inventory continued to track below last year’s levels as well.  Sales are well below those seen in the same month last year while prices are well above those seen in the same month last year. Prices con...
NYC Employment Law — Pre-tax Transit Benefits by cjleclaire
Dec 17, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 185 185 recommendations | email to a friend
As employers, sometimes it is difficult to keep with the employment law changes, which is why you should consult periodically with an employment defense lawyer and stay apprised of new laws. At the end of October 2014, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the Affordable Transit Act  into law...
Wage and Hour Regulation Pitfalls by cjleclaire
Dec 10, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 229 229 recommendations | email to a friend
Business owners can get themselves into trouble when not understanding wage and hours laws. What appears to be a bright idea that cuts corners and saves money is sometimes a violation that leads to costly consequences. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wages and standards fo...