Julie Kayzerman

Fall Arts Guide: What's new at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

This 18th-century pastel portrait is presumed to represent Francois de Jullienne (1722-1754) and his wife, Marie Elisabeth de Sere de Rieux (1724-1795), by Charles Antoine Coypel (1694-1752). Credit: Provided by the Metropolitan Museum of ArtAs the leaves fall and the temperatures drop, you can...

Thursday, September 19, 2013, 2:35 PM

Selena Gomez dabbles in action film stardom with "Getaway"

Selena Gomez plays "The Kid" alongside Ethan Hawke in her first action film "Getaway." Credit: Getty ImagesSelena Gomez holds up her own car with a gun, hacks into complex computer systems and gets caught up in an everlasting car chase as “The Kid” alongside Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke) in Courtney...

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 6:31 PM

Don't let dyslexia keep your child from fulfilling their potential

Dealing with dyslexia himself, Ben Foss has detailed how to identify and deal with children with the disorder is new book “The Dyslexia Empowerment Plan: A Blueprint for Renewing Your Child’s Confidence and Love of Learning.”If you’re reading this article during your daily commute on public...

Thursday, August 22, 2013, 6:09 PM

'Chief Daddy Officer' explains how to use business skills in parenting

In his book “CDO Chief Daddy Officer: The Business of Fatherhood,” Christos Efessiou teaches that parenting can directly parallel with the business world. Credit: ProvidedChristos Efessiou didn't know much about parenting when his daughter Persephone was born. What he did know was business.In his...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013, 5:57 PM

'Is My Food Safe?' app helps home cooks prevent food poisoning

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics released the "Is My Food Safe?" app to prevent food poisoning.We can’t all be chef Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen, knowing exactly when our food is cooked to perfection and safe to eat. But that shouldn’t stop us from cooking.The Academy of Nutrition and...

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 9:34 PM

Store brand cereals are just as good as big brand names: report

According to a recent study, many store brand cereals are just as good as the big brand names. Credit: Getty ImagesYou might just be paying for the brand name when you buy high-fiber cereal, according to a recent study by Consumer Reports.The study shows that Target’s Market Pantry Frosted...

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 7:05 PM

Metropolitan Museum of Art: What to see this summer

Not every summer day is created equal. For each gorgeous sunny afternoon, there's one filled with overbearing heat or an insane thunderstorm. That's why you need a backup plan for your outdoor activities — and we humbly suggest stopping by the Metropolitan Museum of Art to visit some of the...

Thursday, August 8, 2013, 4:25 PM

Best summer fun roller coasters in the U.S.

The Cyclone is a New York classic.Amusement park expert Pete Trabucco gave us the 411 on roller coasters and travel tips from his new book, “America’s Top Roller Coasters and Amusement Parks.”Hottest new coaster:GatekeeperCedar Point, Sandusky, Ohiowww.cedarpoint.comTrabucco calls Cedar Point the...

Monday, August 5, 2013, 8:55 PM

Ty Bennett asks: Does your story have a bad guy yet?

Ty Bennett penned "The Power of Storytelling: The Art of Influential Communication."Credit: ProvidedDon’t tell lies like the boy who cried wolf, and don’t worry about being last, because the tortoise and the hare proved that slow and steady wins the race.We all remember these lessons from...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 6:35 PM

Theater: iLuminate goes from 'America's Got Talent' to NYC

This is just a sample of what you'll see happening onstage for 55 minutes when you check out iLuminate.Credit: Charles SykesIt’s not very often that a show’s success is based entirely on the teamwork of the performers. But in the case of iLuminate’s “Artist of Light,” unity is the prominent force...

Friday, July 26, 2013, 3:15 PM

Don't miss your chance to get a taste of NYC— Literally

Ben and Jerry's makes NYC flavored ice cream as part of their "City Churned" campaign. / ProvidedThis Friday, the city that never sleeps will take on the form of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.As part of their new “City Churned” campaign, the ice cream pro’s have kept track of public transportation...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 11:04 PM

Report: Average bra size in America is 34DD

We all know that the average weight of Americans is at all time high, but apparently our stomachs aren’t the only things expanding.According to a new study by Intimacy, the national bra size has increased by three cup sizes over the last 30 years — from 1983’s average of a 34B, to today’s average...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 10:08 PM

Rounding up the crazy, racist cast of this summer's 'Big Brother'

Surely it's no coincidence that racist Big Brother star Aaryn's name is an anagram for "Aryan."Credit: Getty ImagesWith “Big Brother 15” already underway, this summer is already proving to be full of surprises. Every season host Julie Chen warns the contestants to “expect the unexpected.” Even...

Wednesday, July 24, 2013, 8:12 PM

Sacha Baron Cohen quits the role of Freddie Mercury in Queen film due to 'creative differences'

Sacha Baron Cohen quits role as Freddie MercuryA dispute over “creative differences” with the remaining members of Queen, has prompted Sacha Baron Cohen to quit the leading role of Freddie Mercury in the highly anticipated biopic.With Cohen’s staggeringly similar physical characteristics to the...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 8:55 PM

READ: 'Why we shot you' letter from Taliban to Pakistani shooting victim Malala Yousafzai

A Pakistani school girl who survived a vicious attempt on her life has received an explanation from a Taliban spokesman on why members of the militant group tried to shoot her to death in 2012.Just days after addressing the United Nations with a heartfelt speech calling for the right of all...

Thursday, July 18, 2013, 10:53 PM

Fitness classes: Get fit in NYC this summer

Get back your body after a pregnancy with Baby Bounce Back class. / ProvidedBaby Bounce BackPrincess or not, you don’t have to be having the royal baby to get your body back in shape after delivery in a safe and effective way. Now through Oct. new moms can bounce back after pregnancy with a...

Thursday, July 18, 2013, 7:42 PM

Expert advice on picking a college major

Success at college — within reach for everyone.For graduating seniors, the excitement of completing the college application process and heading off to school just can’t be matched. But often, the excitement ends where the anxiety about choosing a major — and the big life questions that come with...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 11:52 PM

Try these haute NYC hot dogs

While there's nothing like a classic Nathan's, try one of these next time you're in a ketchup-and-mustard rut.Phaal DogBrick Lane Curry House, 1664 Third Ave., 646-998-4440Featured on “Man vs. Food,” Brick Lane’s famous phaal curry has now taken on the form of a hot dog just in time for National...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013, 11:17 PM

America's Best Wine Restaurants of 2013

“Wine Enthusiast Magazine” has just released its list of America’s Best 100 Wine Restaurants of 2013. / Getty ImagesAwarding the restaurants with the most outstanding wine selections, excellent wine-and-food pairings, impressively deep cellars and more, “Wine Enthusiast Magazine” has just released...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013, 7:43 PM

Laughter really is the best medicine

Francine Shore's laughing yoga class chuckles their troubles away with this laughing exercise. /Francine ShoreMaybe it was the welcoming freestyle dance session with 15 other strangers, taking a ride on the boogie train or putting on some laughter lotion from the imaginary vat on the floor that...

Thursday, July 11, 2013, 6:47 PM