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 A study published last week in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that yoga and controlled breathing relieved depression symptoms in people on antidepressants who still had symptoms.  For the complete journal article: http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/acm.2016.0140 For a summary of the research results: https://medlineplus.gov/news/fullstory_164017.html Use this News According to the researchers, yoga maybe a side-effect free treatment option for people with depression. With its focus on ...

In Your Community

Atlantic Health System (AHS), a leading health care delivery network, announced today the organization’s commitment to increase colorectal cancer screening in New Jersey by joining "80 percent by 2018" - a national effort of the American Cancer Society in the fight against the disease.  Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women. This year, there will be an estimated 95,520 new cases of colon cancer and 39,910 cases of rectal cancer diagnosed in the U.S. The national ...

Know Your Nest

Springtime’s here (at least calendar-wise), and looking around your cluttered home, you may feel the urge to purge. Where to begin? Why not your bedroom closet? Whether you need to tidy up before selling your Sussex or Morris County home--Team Nest Builder knows: home buyers DO peek--or you’re just tired of tripping over your shoes, struggling through sweaters and pulling out wrinkled pants, we’ve got the tips that’ll get your closet cleaned out and organized in a jiffy! First Things ...

Newton Robotics Team

For six weeks, FIRST Robotics teams have been working arduously to prepare a robot to compete in competitions. They compete in the FIRST Robotics Competition—a worldwide S.T.E.M. robotics program for high school students in grades 9-12. At the beginning of each year, a new challenge is released and all teams are only allotted six weeks to conceptualize game strategies and construct a robot. January 7 marked the beginning of this year’s “build season” with a new challenge called “Steamworks,” in ...

Newton Town Manager's Blog

Our next Town Council meeting will begin at 7:00pm on Wednesday night. Enjoy the long weekend!  APPROVAL OF MINUTES  Lorraine's office has prepared the minutes from the September 28th Regular meeting for consideration and approval.  OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  This is for those that wish to address the Town Council but do not plan on staying for the whole meeting. There is a note to the public on the agenda to please keep their comments to a maximum of 5 minutes. This allows ample time for all whom wish to speak and ...

Shopfunding for a Cause

Jenny’s Hope Rescue was founded in honor of Jenny, an adopted adult puppy mill rescue dog. As a puppy mill pup, bred over and over again, her health was precarious.  Her owners knew Jenny was very sick, but there was a great chance of survival and a very happy life filled with the love she never knew. With some care, dollars spent, and lots of love, Jenny lived a healthy, wonderful life. The founders of Jenny’s Hope Rescue hope to provide other dogs with the care and love that Jenny received. Through their work they hope ...

The Hyperlocal Consultant

Facebook recently changed its algorithm to reduce organic reach of posts.  In other words, posts to Facebook are being seen by far fewer people.   While Facebook attempts to justify its decision to do so by claiming it is helping to unclutter the user experience, the reality is that businesses that spent money, and in some cases significant money, building up their Likes on Facebook are reeling.  Some are accusing Facebook of a bait and switch. Now if a business wants their post to reach the people that Like their ...

The Mighty Barribal

As the days grow darker and storm clouds gather up ahead, it’s good to know that there is at least one friendly home out there where you can while away the time, relax your thoughts and drop your fear for the future. Yes, such is the hospitality of Bomble Manor, legendary residence of the good squire Olivier Bomble, that we may return there again and again as long as these TAPinto pages exist. Now that the story of The Mighty Barribal has reached its conclusion, all the episodes can be found here for easy reference. If you first read ...

The Mommy's Review

The new movie Hidden Figures is now open in theaters nationwide, and I urge all parents out there to take your children to see it. It is a wonderful film with a wonderful message, not to mention a great endorsement of all things related to STEM. Hidden Figures brings us to Langley, VA in the 1960s, just as NASA is preparing to launch its first Americans off of the planet and into the unknown. Under much pressure from the space race with the Soviet Union, NASA’s teams of engineers and scientists are working with intense fervor to not ...

Your Family Matters

Even on a good day, it can be difficult not to take the bait when your teen is pushing your buttons.  How do you disengage to keep it from escalating into a battle?  The last line in the movie "War Games" describes it perfectly -- "The only winning move is not to play." Sometimes, in order to stay calm when things are heating up with your kids, not engaging is the way to go.  It's been expressed as "You don't have to show up for every argument" and "The only winning move is not to ...

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