The 2012 NBA ALL-STAR GAME kicks off in less than two weeks and in addition to soaring food prices, delectable dip recipes and showcasing pro basketball’s brightest stars, the big game brings with it some of the lowest prices of the year on electronics (save for Black Friday, of course).
If you’ve wanted to upgrade your big screen, enhance your surround sound or switch to a smartphone for instant play updates, now is a better time than ever. However, intercepting the best deals takes a smart shopping strategy.
Review this play-by-play buying guide to learn how to post up super savings on More >
We all know February is a big month for American history buffs since it commemorates both African American history as well as the lives of two of the most important Presidents of the U.S. But how do we, as parents and teachers, bring that history to life for the children in our lives? One way is through the railroad. Not only do kids love trains (just ask any kid what kind of train Thomas is), but the railroad has also played a major role in both African American and Presidential history in the U.S. Moreover model railroading, pioneered by companies like Lionel Trains, provides an More >
Kohl’s Department Stores invites customers to support women’s health with Kohl’s Cares® cause merchandise by renown fashion designer Dana Buchman. The exclusive cause merchandise offers shoppers apparel, accessories and gifts which can be found in all 40 Wisconsin Kohl’s stores and online atKohls.com, with 100 percent of the net profit donated to support the fight against breast cancer. The collection is available now through the end of April.
The exclusive Dana Buchman cause merchandise collection is the embodiment of everyday chic and includes items ranging from beaded bracelets and More >
Mothers are vessels of practical advice and wise words. Not only have they helped us tackle dilemmas and encouraged our dreams, but they influenced our smart money management and shopping skills. Though the budgeting basics introduced by our mothers has helped us save in the past, not everything they taught us applies today when it comes to bagging the best bargain.
Here are five shopping tips to ignore.
1. “Try It Before You Buy It” The days of purchasing with absolute certainty are over, thanks to the rise of e-Retailers who offer free shipping both ways. This convenient service lets you More >
Valentine’s Day is all about love, romance, hearts, flowers…and a lot of calories. Between chocolate, candy, a few cocktails and going out for a nice meal, by the end of the night you have not only been hit with cupid’s arrow, but probably a bloated belly as well.
To keep the romance alive, Dr. Larry Deutsch and Dr. Jeff Schweitzer, authors of the new book Calorie Wars: Fat, Fact and Fiction have come up with a few alternatives to some Valentine’s Day food favorites. Equally delicious but a bit more healthy!
1. Instead of: A box of chocolates Try: An edible fruit arrangement Here’s why: More >
To jumpstart the New Year, Genghis Grill is getting ready to launch its healthy-influenced campaign, Health Kwest, on February 1, 2012 and will last for 60 days. Last year’s khantestants lost a total of 1087 lbs and Health Kwest winner, Brandon Sanders from Murfreesboro, TN lost 60 lbs. in 90 days, adopting Genghis Grill’s healthier dining options into his daily life.
This year, khantestants will dedicate themselves for 60 days by eating Genghis Grill’s healthier meal options everyday, for FREE and have a chance to win $10,000. Khantestants will share their journey online by blogging about More >
Apparently, consumers buy more than 52 million pounds of chocolate during Valentine’s week bringing the sales of chocolate for the holiday to more than one billion dollars. To work off all those extra calories, consumers should plan on doing a lot of smooching since one minute of “passionate kissing” burns 6.4 calories.
Another heart-healthy factoid: men who kiss their wives in the morning live five years longer than those who don’t.
It’s been a fabulous week and great time to live in New York. We’ve celebrated the Giants stunning Super Bowl defeat of the Patriots – two parades: Downtown Manhattan and MetLife Stadium. You thought Victor Cruz was the latest sensation —-move over! It’s time for the new TALK OF THE TOWN – Jeremy Lin. Lin is the talk of the NBA and the New York Knicks. Everything runs on a NY minute – and Lin was considered a possible flash in the pan —it appears that #7 is here to stay.
So, what’s the real story here? You already know Jeremy Lin graduated from Harvard with an Economics degree and that’s More >
PetFlow is an online service that saves you from the hassles of feeding your pet, and likewise saves another dog or cat from being hungry again. There will be no more hungry days for your pet with just a simple setup and a few clicks on your computer. Owning a pet at home is like having a loyal friend in the form of a dog or cat. But, taking care of your furry friend also means doing a lot of responsibilities in order to raise a happy and healthy pet.
OK, so the world watched endless replays and the Twitter-verse went out of control with both dunks. In a matter of a few days, Blake Griffin embarrassed Kendrick Perkins of the Oklahoma Thunder and LeBron James obliterated John Lucas of the Chicago Bulls. It’s great NBA Public Relations as we can all AGREE that the sport needs it. Let’s begin to hype LeBron vs Griffin at this year’s SLAM DUNK CONTEST – All Star Weekend – later this month. David Stern – you’re a marketing GENIUS!!!
King James does it AGAIN!
Winner takes away a huge cash prize at this year’s All-Star Game and bragging More >
As only in Nike fashion, several weeks ago it announced the Nike+ FuelBand, a smart wristband that counts your physical activity across sports in its own proprietary language called Nike Fuel.
The device displays the Fuel counter as well as a series of colored LEDs that measure the day’s physical activity level. Users set a goal in Fuel points and then try to engage themselves in enough activity (of any kind) to reach the goal. A couch potato’s day shows red lights and increasing activity lights up toward green as the Fuel counter approaches 100%.
The device is as connected as one may More >
Here’s a few SUPER BOWL facts our LNP staff are providing without the $25 Media Day pass.
- 163 MIL expected viewers
- $11 BIL will be spent (includes chips and salsa)
- 5.1 MIL New TVs will be purchased
- $3.5 MIL for a 30 SEC commercial
DID YOU KNOW? (Do you even care?)
- 2 MIL Pizza Pies will be purchased (Yes – that equals 16 MIL slices)
- 1.25 BIL Wings eaten – (If you line them up – you’re able to circle the earth two times)
- 46 MIL LBS of Potato Chips will be eaten
- AVG viewer -1,200 CAL / 50G of FAT (just from snacking during the game.)
Enjoy the GAME and Don’t FORGET to make that trip to the More >
Gives parents quick access to pediatrician-approved health information for infants and toddlers; WebMD survey shows new parents overwhelmingly want more information to care for their babies
WebMD Health Corp., the leading source of health information announced today its new WebMD Baby App for iPhone and iPod touch, a free mobile application for parents of infants and toddlers. WebMD Baby gives new parents quick and reliable access to pediatrician-approved baby health and wellness information anywhere, anytime. WebMD Baby content was created exclusively for the app and is personalized for a More >
Every now and then, there’s a shift in the National Football League.
In the 80s – the advent of the West Coast Offense.
In the 90s – the all-purpose running back – Running out the backfield and catching passes.
Forever – the glamour position – the Quarterback – Tom Brady, Eli Manning, Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees assaulting Dan Marino’s single season yardage record.
Now – The Tight end is definitely the position that’s changing the game with a major impact.
The 2011 stats don’t lie:
• Jimmy Graham (NO) 99 REC, 1,310 YDS, 11 TDS • Rob Gronkowski (NE) 90 REC, 1,327 YDS, 17 TDS • Brandon More >