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SCHOOL INTERVIEWS TO PREP OR NOT TO PREP?

By Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff If you, as a parent, are planning to have your child go through the admissions process to gain acceptance into a highly-regarded public or ongoing private school, it is imperative that you support your child, but do not over coach them on how to act, or bribe them with […]


Brooklyn Charter School – Brings Unique Mix of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Education to Assist Learning

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By W. A. Muller When looking for the perfect school for any child, it is important to look at those where all students can feel secure; recognize their potential; be respected regardless of race, religion or culture; and are encouraged to aim high and achieve. The Brooklyn Charter School (BCS) has been unreservedly committed to […]


What School Is The Right “Fit”?

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By Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff The New York City metropolitan area offers hundreds of excellent educational choices. Some of the oldest private schools in the country are located in your city. An amazing aspect of living in New York City is the opportunity afforded to parents who have the privilege to apply to a […]


Summer To Do List For the Upcoming Admissions Season

By Jennifer Brozost and Vimmi Shroff   1. Getting Organized One of the most important things you can be doing this summer to ensure a smooth admission season is to get organized! When September arrives you must schedule and attend tours and open houses, mail your applications, and attend the various playgroups/interviews. Why not set […]


Virtual Piggy: Teens, Money & Technology

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By Dr. Jo Webber, Founder and CEO of Oink When we look at the figures of consumer spending, credit and savings we often overlook the under 18’s and yet they represent a significant component of the US economy. The almost 40 million teenagers in the United States represent over $200 Bn of annual spending power […]


Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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By W. A. Muller Mother’s Day is the perfect day to spoil mom, here is a great selection of gifts of beauty and fashion for every kind of mom.


ORGANIZE TO ENSURE VACATION RELAXATION – Fashionable travel essentials from MIAMICA

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By W. A. Muller Vacations are extremely effective in decreasing stress that can take heavy tolls on busy New Yorkers’ physical and mental health. However, with new airport security measures, having to deal with the stress of organizing chargers, makeup and cosmetic products and for some, the stress of traveling with an infant or small child, traveling can be […]


The H.O.P.E. Foundation: Kathy & Lou DiCocco

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By Isaiah Negron Frank DiCocco was a highly respected 29-year-old high school football coach who turned down a position at Yale to work with inner city teenagers that needed encouragement and guidance both on and off the field. In 2010, he wrote “Playbook for Manhood,” an instructional guide to help young men develop the positive […]


Will 2014 Be the Year of the Bitcoin?

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By Dr. Jo Webber, Founder and CEO of Oink Let’s start from the beginning – what is a Bitcoin? Bitcoin is an open source, peer-to-peer payment network and digital currency introduced in 2009. Okay, so that’s clear! Probably the easiest way to understand it is to look at a recent deal. In December, a Florida […]


STOP!!! Don’t Make That Resolution!

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By Rhonda Huff, M.Ed, BS Fitness/Wellness, IIN, AADP Holistic Health Coach Research from the University of Scranton suggests that only 8% of people achieve their New Year’s resolutions. I want to provide you with a simple way to beat those odds.


HEY MOM! IT’S TIME TO GET OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE!

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By Karen Amster-Young Karen Amster-Young and Pam Godwin are the co-authors of The 52 Weeks: Two Women and Their Quest to Get Unstuck, with Stories and Ideas to Jumpstart Your Year of Discovery (Skyhorse Publishing, November 2013). The book is available online and in stores everywhere. _____________________________________________________________________ It’s so easy to fall into a routine […]


Gift Ideas For Children

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By Hillary Latos Here are some great Remote Controlled (RC) toys from our friends at Pilotage Fun & Hobby. There is something for everyone here – boating, aviation and off-road lovers will delight!


Creating Christmas Cheer

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By John Friia New York at Christmas is a special time of year. Crowds gather around the big tree in Rockefeller Center, gaze at the iconic window displays and discover new Christmas shops that put anyone into a cheerful mood. Yet it could also be a stressful time of the year when it is time […]


The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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By Dr. Jo Webber For most people the upcoming holidays are something to look forward to. Businesses shutdown and the frantic pace of the modern day work environment is put on a two-week pause. During this time families get together and enjoy some downtime together, kids are freed from the rigors of school, and if […]


5 Ways to Give Your Kid an Attitude of Gratitude from Empowerment

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By Expert Jen Groover With the holiday season quickly approaching, children are inundated with advertising and talk of toys and gifts, creating a seemingly endless stream of “I want’s.” It’s easy for children to forget about all the things, both material and immaterial, that they already have in their lives. According to Empowerment Expert Jen […]


The Joys of Traveling with your Children

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By Dr. Jo Webber We have a 4 and a 7 year old and travel regularly with them both in and outside of the United States. While traveling in the US, I’ve learned a few things that at first were not so obvious to me.


Five Ways to Empower Your Kids This School Year

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Empowerment and Business Expert Entrepreneur, Author & Mom Jen Groover, Shares Her Tips for Raising Happy, Healthy, Empowered Children in New York City The world children grow up in today is vastly different than the one many of us remember from our own childhoods – especially in New York City. As parents today, we want […]


Controlling Your Dog’s Scent Marking

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By Victoria Stilwell Scent marking is a very normal and common behavior particularly in male dogs but becomes a big problem when marking occurs in the home. Dogs mark to advertise their presence or to claim territory and resources. Pheromones in urine and feces contain chemical messages that pass on information about the marker such […]


The Tri-state Area’s Best Private Schools

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By Anna Ryan It’s that time of year again when parents start thinking about school. Whether it’s a youngster entering grade school or a teenager going into high school, we’ve got the best private schools in the tri-state area. Admissions into the top private schools have become a contact sport and we wish to only […]


Teaching Dog Safety

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By Victoria Stilwell According to the Humane Society of the United States, 50 percent of children will be bitten by a dog before their 12th birthday. Children under the age of 5 are most likely to be bitten, and most of these bites come from a dog that the child knows, such as the family […]


The College Admissions Process

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By Anna Ryan Not that long ago I began the lengthy and tedious process of applying to many different colleges in hopes I would be accepted into my number one choice. While the process of applying and waiting for a response may be daunting, it’s really not that bad. As I discuss what I went […]


Adult Continuing Education

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By Nalini Leilani Whether you seek a creative outlet, a shift in career trajectory, or an enhancement of your skillset, adult continuing education options in New York City are abundant. While these programs are generally thought of as a means to earn graduate degrees or certificates, continuing education programs can be excellent resources to acquire […]


Children & Technology

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By Dr. Jo Webber Children are still often times the most tech savvy in the house.  Mobile Internet, for example, is a swiftly evolving technology and its fastest adopters are children.  In fact, in a recent survey by Piper Jaffrey we learn that the no one uses the mobile Internet more than the under 18 year […]


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