36 Hours in Rockaway Beach, Queens

It’s been seven years since Hurricane Sandy decimated this barrier peninsula on the southern edge of Queens, tearing the boardwalk from its moorings and scattering debris across the peninsula. But as the scars heal, the working-class neighborhood of Rockaway Beach has transformed from one of the city’s best-kept secrets to a destination beach town, where…

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Make This Pie!

Good morning. I’ll be on the road this weekend, driving north toward black flies and shooting stars. There’ll be yeasted doughnuts along the way, a lobster roll, an egg-and-white-cheese on an English muffin, a tub of poutine, ice-cold Cokes, lots of water, rinse and repeat into the depths of New England. I’ve got a three-ton…

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Medical News Today: Spinach supplement may increase muscle strength

New research has examined the potential of spinach extract as an enhancer of athletic performance. The active compound in spinach extract significantly improves muscle strength, leading the study authors to recommend banning the supplement in sports. Spinach contains an extract that could boost athletic performance. Rich in calcium, magnesium, and iron, some people call spinach…

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‘This Old House’ Turns 40

While filming a 40th anniversary special for “This Old House” recently, Bob Vila, the show’s original host, stopped to consider why, after all these years, people still can’t seem to get enough of home improvement shows. “This Old House,” which began chronicling home renovations in 1979, was one of the first such shows to air…

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