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I’ve been celebrating Halloween with my kids for over a decade now, and as a result, I’ve got a few Halloween hacks for parents to share. 1. Go to the pumpkin patch early. Some might take this advice a step further and skip heading out to the over-crowded pumpkin-slash-apple-slash-pony-ride-slash-corn-maze extravaganza entirely, but not me. Those fall pumpkin photos with the kids are just too amazing to miss. But go early. Most farms are pretty empty the first few weekends in October, but not so much as ...

Health News You Can Use

Research results presented last week at the annual conference of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes showed an association between salt intake and the risk of developing type II diabetes. Study participants that consumed the highest salt intake, about 1.25 teaspoons (2800 mg of sodium) a day, were 72% more likely to develop diabetes than those with the lowest intake. In general, a salt intake of more than 5 grams a day (1950 mg of sodium) may contribute to the development of type II diabetes. Presentation abstract: ...

Know Your Nest

Drink, eat and be merry at any or all of these 4 Northern New Jersey Oktoberfests (lederhosen optional.)  Team Nest Builder says, “Prost!”  (“Cheers!”) The 19th Annual Chester Lions Club Oktoberfest and Antique Car Show, Chester September 23rd-24th The Chester Lions Club hosts its 19th annual Oktoberfest charity fundraiser from noon to 8 PM at Chubb Park. Enjoy authentic German food, beer, dancing, live entertainment and a 50/50 raffle.  This Oktoberfest is a family-friendly event with ...

Piscataway Library - CHECK US OUT!

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Pre-registration is NOW OPEN for Fall 2017 STAR Homework Club Participants. Opportunities are also available for students in grades 9-12 to earn community service and volunteer hours as STAR Advisors. Volunteers will provide general assistance to Teen Services Librarians. Sign-up now to be a STAR Advisor at http://bit.ly/STARadvisor (Please note, the link is case sensitive). The STAR Homework Club will provide structured time for Piscataway students in grades ...

Rutgers News

Scarlet Knights post largest margin of victory in a shutout since 1978 PISCATAWAY, NJ – Fueled by four rushing touchdowns from true freshman quarterback Johnathan Lewis, Rutgers football dominated Morgan State in a 65-0 shutout on Saturday afternoon at High Point Solutions Stadium in front of 39,892 fans. It was the largest shutout by RU since 1978. Overall, Lewis was responsible for five RU touchdowns, including four rushing and one passing. It marked the most rushing touchdowns for a quarterback during a single ...

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The Mommy's Review

My first and last visit to Nashville was about 15 or 16 years ago with my boyfriend (now husband), and I’ve been craving a return trip for a while, especially since I’m such a big fan of the Nashville TV show on ABC. Luckily, we were able to take the kids on a fun trip there recently, and we wound up flying into Nashville and turning our excursion into a mini-road trip with stops in Chattanooga and Atlanta. After landing at BNA and picking up our rental car (through Costco - always the best deal I can find), we took the 2-hour ...

Tune Into Tola

When Sunday’s season finale of Game of Thrones commenced with a haunting mash-up of the iconic Lannister and Targaryen theme songs, fans knew they would be hanging off the edge of their seats in agony for a record-breaking 79 minutes and 43 seconds. A potential “Red Wedding” scenario was thankfully avoided when the first 40 minutes placed more than a dozen principle characters in one location and not a single one lost a head. But the sigh of relief was short-lived as we realized the episode was only halfway through. The ...

Your Family Matters

Many of you are sending your kids off to college soon, and maybe for the first time. I’ve been there, twice.  And now my daughter lives overseas!  Most of the time I’m okay with it… you get used to it, you know?  But sometimes when she sends me little notes, or we chat on Skype, I miss her again. She’s clever and loving and generous, and so very courageous — and you really can’t do hugs on Skype.  And then, when we actually visit, it hits hard.  It sounds strange, but I don’t ...

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