Pat King

Career and Education Editor

patrick.king@metro.us

Lover of doughnuts and rock n' roll. 

Unplug for your family vacation at Plantation on Crystal River

Vacations are a perfect time for you and your family to unplug and enjoy each other’s company. There’s no better way to do that than with a stay at Plantation on Crystal River in Florida  Unplug for your family vacation at Plantation on Crystal River  Photo provided by...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 11:54 AM

Adam Rippon on finding your Olympic work ethic

Adam Rippon is much more than an athlete. The Olympic figure skater and political activist captured our hearts during the PyeongChang Winter Olympics where he and the rest of the U.S. men’s figure skating team took home bronze, making him the first openly gay U.S. male athlete to win an award...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, 9:18 AM

Everything we know about the new Kanye West album YANDHI

2018 has been an insanely productive year for Kanye West. Disregarding all of the noise that surrounded his musical output, West had a pretty astounding rush of creativity with the release of 4 albums with Nas, Pusha T, Teyana Taylor, his new collaborative project with Kid Cudi KIDS SEE GHOSTS, and...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 12:31 PM

Earn your degree in robotics and automation from these forward thinking schools

While we are experiencing a considerable amount of job growth these days, there is a looming asterisk that seems to hover about those favorable statistics like a dark cloud. This footnote is the rise of robotics, automation, and artificial intelligence (A.I.)  that threatens to take away...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018, 11:20 AM

Take advantage of this special off on a DreamCloud Mattress!

There are so many things that you can cut corners on in life when it comes to spending money. Sure, the quality can waver. Overall, you will feel assured in saving the money in the long run. But are there any items you can purchase that are the top of the line quality without spending an arm and a...

Friday, September 14, 2018, 5:48 PM

How important is getting positive validation in the workplace?

We would all like to think that we are good at what we do. But how important is hearing that you have done a good job from your employer? A little positive validation of your efforts can make it all worthwhile at the end of a long work week. How important is validation at work to you? ...

Friday, September 14, 2018, 4:38 PM

How finding an all-inclusive Healthcare provider can put your mind at ease

Making sure you have the most efficient Healthcare coverage possible is one of the most important things that you can do. But making sure you understand which platforms you are eligible for can be a tricky thing for the average person. When it comes to enrolling in Medicaid and Medicare — do...

Friday, September 14, 2018, 1:52 PM

The best places to watch the Canelo Alvarez Vs. GGG rematch in NYC

After almost an entire year of waiting the day is finally getting close to Canelo Vs GGG 2. That’s right, the highly anticipated rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin is finally here after their first match was — controversially— scored as a draw. The initial rematch...

Thursday, September 13, 2018, 3:14 PM

Don’t let dinner fall through the cracks

As kids are heading back to school, it might be tough for most parents to juggle their work life balance in the ways they could over the Summer. With so so much  going on, a lot of things can fall through the cracks. Luckily, healthy meals do not have to be one of them. Peapod by Stop and Shop...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 2:47 PM

How to watch the 2018 Emmy Awards for free

The Emmy Awards 2018 will be broadcasted live this Monday from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and we are already casting out bets on which nominees will be taking home awards this year. If you are one of the many out there who has given up cable in exchange for a “streaming only”...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 1:38 PM

Visit Florida: Hunt for scallops along the Gulf of Mexico

To escape the harsh northeast winters, many make the trip to Plantation on Crystal River to swim with manatees and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere along the Gulf of Mexico. But even before the leaves start to change up here, down along the coast of Florida it’s scalloping season. Book your...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 10:57 AM

Fall Concert Guide 2018: Our picks of the best tours hitting your city

The days of standing outside for three days straight at sweltering Summer music festivals has officially passed us by. But that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on great live music as it becomes jean jacket weather. Here is our complete Fall concert guide for the best shows coming to your...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 10:27 PM

Fall movies 2018: Your guide to the season's must-see flicks

With the end of Summer officially here, it time to look at some of the films that will be released just in time for awards season. Get the popcorn ready and check out our fall movies 2018 guide.   Bradley Cooper and Lady GaGa in A Star is Born. Photo Credit: Neal Preston.  ...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 3:21 PM

A brief history of the Nicki Minaj Cardi B beef

Years from now we will all be asking each other this pointed and profound question: "where were you when Nicki Minaj and Cardi B finally threw down at New York Fashion Week?" There is no doubt that the fight between the two current queens of New York hip-hop will go down as one of the...

Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 1:15 PM

5 Tips to help fix your bad posture

Do you find yourself hunching your way through life? Well, it turns out the little things we do throughout the day can contribute to bad posture which can affect our breathing patterns and our digestion. We spoke with Charlotte Reardon, a New York-based trainer with BiCoastal model management, who...

Monday, September 10, 2018, 5:26 PM

Rapper Mac Miller has died of a drug overdose

Some sad news today as TMZ has reported that the 26-year old rapper Mac Miller has died of an apparent drug overdose. Law enforcement officials found Miller in his San Fernando Valley home and pronounced him dead upon their arrival on the scene.  Rapper Mac Miller has died of an apparent drug...

Friday, September 7, 2018, 5:02 PM

The fight against erectile dysfunction

Many men deal with the awkward physical disability commonly known as erectile dysfunction. As a matter of fact, it may be a more common drawback for more men than you may think. According to a study conducted by the Cleveland Clinic, roughly 52 percent of men experience erectile dysfunction in...

Friday, September 7, 2018, 3:54 PM

Managing the stress of back to school

With labor day behind us, Summer is officially over. That means parents are sending their children back to school or putting them on the school bus for the very first time. This can be a stressful time for both children and parents alike. But with how busy your life can be outside of making sure...

Friday, September 7, 2018, 2:56 PM

Desperate Measures speaks truth to power off Broadway

We all know that age old saying “art imitates life”. But the testament to truly great art is if that work can be translated throughout history time and time again. The musical Desperate Measures has been able to do that with its critiques on powerful men abusing their power without any...

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 5:33 PM

Young Thug charged with 8 felonies

According to TMZ — the wildly popular and influential rapper Young Thug has been charged with eight different felonies including possession and intent to distribute such drugs as meth, hydrocodone, and marijuana.   The charges are related to Young Thug's arrest last...

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 2:13 PM