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Forecast: Cold and Snow

This weekend promises more cold and potential winter weather. No surprise. It's January! And while winter can be magical snow globe of the sparkly stuff and plenty of hot cocoa with the ever-present promise of a snow day for both kids and kids-at-heart), it also can also increase the risk of physical injury for the young, the old, and the in-between. Cold, snow, and ice of the season bring a myriad potential problems.

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Fancy a Cuppa?

Baby it's cold outside. Warm up with a healthy cup of tea, decaffeinated if possible. Avoiding caffeine may not be easy, but finding alternatives can certainly help break the caffeine habit, keep you warm, and offer some health advantages.

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The Red Hook Star Review

Recently I was honored to be interviewed by our community newspaper, The Red Hook Star Revue. The Red Hook Star Revue began publishing in June, 2010. They are the only neighborhood newspaper to serve the Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Columbia Waterfront District, and Gowanus communities.

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Baby Steps

This time of year, we all have grand aspirations for New Year's resolutions. Expensive gym memberships, high tech kitchen equipment, stringent juice cleanses, and lofty philanthropic goals all start with great intentions but often morph into strangling guilt as the year marches on. But that doesn't mean we can't take bite-sized steps towards our new-year, new-you desires!!

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Holiday Health Tips

Now that it's full-blown holiday madness, here are some tips for staying healthy, keeping calm, and making the most of this time of year!

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Cup O’Cheer!

We can all find some comfort this time of the year with a little warmth. Winter's a wonderland for tasty brews, whether you wassail, chug glögg, hog the nog, or simply sample the cocoa left for Santa (and his elves). But if you could use a perkier brew - one that won't have you nodding off 15 minutes later - allow us to suggest a (new?) yuletide treasure that's both healing and delicious: masala chai.

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Toys: Safety & Fun!

Visions of sugarplums often means visions of the Most Amazing Toys for children during the holidays. As the Grinch says, "Pop guns! And bicycles! Roller skates! Drums! Checkerboards! Tricycles! Popcorn! And plums..."

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