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These protein powders are based on your favorite cereals, and now you can get 40% off

Protein powders and shakes used to be chalky concoctions that only bodybuilders and athletes needed. Now, they’re not only common dietary supplements but also taste a whole lot better, partly due to the increase in demand. In case you haven’t checked around, you can now get the supp in...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:44pm

NYC Council passes bill requiring an animal shelter in every borough

The New York City Council unanimously passed a bill on Thursday requiring that a full-service animal shelter be built and maintained in every borough. The bill, sponsored by Council Member Paul Vallone who represents District 19 in northeast Queens, will restore a legal requirement for New York...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:30pm

How to spot dog heat stroke symptoms

Much of the United States seemed to go directly from a brutally cold winter to brutal summer temperatures. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, areas of the United States tied — or broke — nearly 8,6000 daily heat records in May. During these days we tend...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 11:51am

4 inspiring college commencement quotes from this year

Every graduation season, we see some of the biggest names in popular culture giving inspiring college commencement speeches to light a fire under the new grads feet to go out and conquer the world. This year was no different. Here are some of the most inspiring college commencement speeches from...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 11:47am

Tennis pro James Blake criticizes NYPD disciplinary system

Former tennis pro James Blake has spoken out in response to the news that the NYPD officer who tackled him in 2015 received a penalty of five lost vacation days. Officer James Frascatore lost five vacation days for his use of excessive force against Blake, the New York Daily News reported —...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 11:14am

Celebrity deaths 2018: All the stars we lost too soon

The year is still young but the list of celebrity deaths 2018 just gets longer. Losing beloved celebrities is something we have to endure every year, and 2018 is no exception. The best we can hope for is that those that we lose too soon are able to pass away at a rich, old age, surrounded by...

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 11:06am

Disrupting the traditional four-year degree track

On June 22nd, Eastern International College (EIC) of New Jersey will be holding their inaugural commencement ceremony for students graduating from their Bachelor of Science completion program. This is a momentous occasion, as the community college had initially started as a two year school —...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:57pm

Suicide rates increased in nearly every state: CDC reports

Forty-five thousand. That’s how many Americans died by suicide in 2016 alone, according to a new CDC study released today, and that's twice the number of homicides committed that year. The U.S. suicide rate saw a 24 percent increase since 1999 — and, according to the study, it has...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 5:41pm

Ivana Trump is acting like the first lady and launching a campaign against obesity

A month after first lady Melania Trump announced she was launching an initiative (which is traditional), the president's first ex-wife Ivana Trump announced she was doing the same (which is not quite). In a morning press release, Ivana Trump said she would hold a press conference on June 13...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 4:16pm

Rare orange lobster found in a Roche Bros. will be donated to New England Aquarium

Lobsters in the summer may be a common sight, whether at a grocery store or on a restaurant menu, but one such crustacean that made its way to a Massachusetts Roche Bros. was a one in 30 million find. A rare orange lobster was found in a Westborough Roche Bros. last week and will now be donated to...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 4:14pm

You can write whatever you want on Trump's online birthday card, so have at it

It may be President Trump's 72nd birthday on June 14, but his digital staff has given the American public a gift. You can send Trump a birthday message on either his campaign website or the Republican Party's site — and it's free response. You can write whatever you want. Write...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 3:57pm

NYC elevator inspections are missing safety hazards: Audit

How safe are New York City elevators? Well, just checking the elevator inspections may not tell the whole story. Some elevator inspections in New York City missed safety hazards, according to a new audit released by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office, meaning those unsafe...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 3:24pm

Going to bed with sex robots isn't as healthy as some think, study finds

Masayuki Ozaki’s relationship with his sex robot started after his wife gave birth. "[W]e stopped having sex and I felt a deep sense of loneliness," the 45-year-old physiotherapist told AFP in 2017. "But the moment I saw Mayu in the showroom, it was love at first sight....

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 3:17pm

Preacher season 3: Everything we know right now

Can’t stop following the adventures of prodigal son Jesse Custer, the one-time criminal who returns home to fulfil a promise to his father to come back home to west Texas and takeover leading his church? You don’t have to wait much longer for the next chapter because Preacher season 3...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 3:04pm

Crossfit cans spokesman who called LBGTQ Pride celebration a 'sin'

CrossFit executive Russell Berger is looking for a new job after a series of tweets compared a LGBTQ Pride workout to a sin. "As someone who personally believes celebrating 'pride' is a sin, I’d like to personally encourage #CrossFitInfiltrate for standing by their convictions...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 2:45pm

Walsh, big-city mayors launch major renewable energy plan

Houston, Chicago, Los Angeles and other major cities have joined Boston and other cities to explore a potentially massive renewable energy procurement, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced Thursday at a climate summit. At the International Mayors Climate Summit in Boston, Walsh urged other mayors to...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 2:08pm

Espresso fans will love the Starbucks Happy Hour today

Many of us have a favorite day of the week, whether it’s Tuesday because your work schedule is miraculously clear of meetings or Fridays because, well, we all know why. But you might have noticed that one giant coffee chain is trying to make you love every day of the week a little bit more....

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 1:38pm

NY Senate passes bill that would correct spelling of Verrazano Bridge

A change may be coming to the Verrazano bridge, but it’s not one that would cause any construction delays. The New York state Senate passed a bill that would correct the spelling of the suspension bridge that connects Staten Island and Brooklyn. The Verrazano Bridge has actually been...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 11:29am

Nordic company offering paid 'pawternity leave' for employees with new pets

Moms and dads in the United States often grapple with how much parental leave — either paid or unpaid — to take. That’s not the case in several Nordic countries — and the CEO of a company based in Finland is taking the country’s already-amazing parental leave policy to...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 10:57am

Robot maids could become a reality with new MIT system

The future has long promised tech advances that take over mundane tasks like household chores, but though there’s no all-in-one robot housekeeper a la Rosie from The Jetsons on the market just yet, a new system out of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory could...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 10:52am