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Swaps To Save The Earth

As Earth Day approaches, many of us ponder whether we’ll be leaving our planet in better shape than when we inherited it. After reading the disturbing fact that by the year 2050 more plastic bottles will occupy the ocean than fish, it doesn’t seem like we’re doing a particularly good


2000 GOP Delegate Offers Insights Into 2016 Convention

The Republican Party was about to nominate for president a privileged son with an internationally-known name and a limited grasp of either current events or history. But I doubted Texas Governor George W. Bush had much support among Long Island’s registered Republicans in 2000. It is why I circulated nominating


Focusing On Financial Literacy For Students

April is National Financial Capability Month. Decisions about paying for higher education can have a lasting impact on individuals and the economy. In keeping with ongoing efforts to increase financial literacy among college-bound and postsecondary students, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) is working with the U.S. Department of the


Getting To Know You, Etcetera, Etcetera

The King and I celebrates its first year at Lincoln Center Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I has been alive in the hearts of theatre goers for the past 65 years. After its original Broadway debut in 1951, the musical has seen several revivals, and has most recently found


A Star-Crossed Love

A true star takes the form of many talents: singing, acting, dancing and most importantly, the ability to transport an audience into a new world. At only 24-years-old, Ashley Park touches audiences every night with her angelic voice as she takes the stage as Tuptim in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The


Obstacles Diagnosing Autism Spectrum Disorder

Recent research suggests that children reach an average age of 4-5 years before receiving a proper Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Yet, there is ample evidence that we can identify ASD symptoms as early as 12 months of age. In fact, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends screening all children


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