(Thu, Dec 29 2016 4:26 PM to TBD) 47 47th buses are temporarily rerouted via 47th, King Drive, 46th, St. Lawrence, and 47th.
There have been so many shocking deaths in the entertainment world in 2016 and we are ready for the new year to start already.
The news of Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher‘s untimely passing has left the world in mourning and there are so many other stars that died this year as well.
The year kicked off with the loss of David Bowie, who lost his battle to cancer at the age of 69. Other major losses in January included Harry Potter actor Alan Rickman and Rene Angelil, the husband of Celine Dion.
Some of the other shocking deaths throughout the year include actor Anton Yelchin dying in a freak car accident, singer Christina Grimmie being killed at her meet and greet by a deranged fan, Prince‘s untimely death at the age of 57, and the recent loss of George Michael due to heart failure.
Click through the slideshow for a recap of all the unfortunate deaths in 2016…
Christmas week is officially here! If you celebrate or not, this is a heavily traveled time and it’s also the heart of cold & flu season. Between stuffy airplanes and germs everywhere, it’s hard not to get sick. And with all the events this week, it’s such a bummer when you do feel blah. To counteract everything going against our immune system, here are some simple ways to keep healthy:
Make sleep feel like home
We all know how vital sleep is by now, and it’s even more important during this time of year. If you’re on the road, make your hotel or whatever room you’re staying in feel like home. Bring a lavender spray for your pillows (or skin), and download a white noise app to drown out noises you aren’t used to. I also like to bring a pair of warm and cooler PJs depending on what the room’s temp is. Whatever you can do to get more sleep, do it!
Keep the air clean
I personally travel with a mini humidifier. It’s easy to pack, keeps air clean (great for clearing out germs floating around) and the air hydrated. If you feel a cold coming on, this can be a life-saver for congestion and sore throats.
Limit the booze
This sounds like a bummer, especially during the holidays, but it’s a simple way to limit feeling bad. Alcohol can affect your immune system, wreak havoc on quality of sleep, lead to unhealthy food choices, and it dehydrates you. For each drink you have, follow it up with a large glass of water, and don’t go overboard. Definitely skip the extra sugary drinks!
Exercise can go out the window during travel, but it’s key to staying healthy. You don’t have to find a gym or anything, simply go for a run or speed walk wherever you’re staying. Check out Yelp to find a close hike, and try to bring the family along for some fresh air and detoxification. Or, just pack a jump rope and sweat inside.
Up the nutrients
To counteract germs while traveling and overall exhaustion that comes with being on the road, I try to get in as many nutrients as possible via food. I make sure I’m having leafy greens throughout the day, Vitamin-C packed snacks, and TONS of water to flush my system. Everything you can do to promote nutrition is genius during this time.
Travel with a scarf
Airplane pillows and blankets freak me out, so I bring my own scarf to use as a pillow/blanket. Knowing that my own item is clean and hasn’t been coughed on by others is comforting, and it’s a little piece of home.
Obviously wash those hands as much as you can, too. I hope you have a healthy holiday week!
Okay, maybe someone else was using the remote controls and they actually weren’t using the force, but the BFFs had a blast getting to test out the super cool new drones at the event on Monday night (December 19) at a private residence in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Joey was joined at the party by her sister Hunter King, who hung out with her BFF Titina Gargiulo.
35+ pictures inside of Joey King, Nolan Gould, and more at the party…
The opposite can be true of big-city business centers (especially in Berlin and the Scandinavian capitals), which are busiest with corporate travelers and are most expensive off-season.
Off-season adventurers loiter all alone through Leonardo da Vinci’s last home in France, ponder in Rome’s Forum undisturbed, kick up sand on lonely Adriatic beaches, and chat with laid-back guards by log fires in a Loire chateau.
In wintertime Venice, you can be all alone atop St. Mark’s bell tower, watching the clouds of your breath roll over the Byzantine domes of the church to a horizon of cut-glass Alps.
Below, on St. Mark’s Square, pigeons fidget and wonder, “Where are the tourists?” Off-season adventurers enjoy step-right-up service at shops and tourist offices, and experience a more European Europe.
Pack for the cold and wet – layers of clothing, rainproof parka, gloves, wool hat, long johns, waterproof shoes and an umbrella.
Cold weather is colder when you’re outdoors trying to enjoy yourself all day long, and cheap hotels are not always adequately heated in the off-season.
Beware of shorter hours:
Because much of Europe is at high latitudes, the winter days are short.
Winter sightseeing is fine in big cities, which bustle year-round, but it’s more frustrating in small tourist towns, which can be boringly quiet, with many sights and restaurants closed down.
[…] some of my warmest European memories have been in the chilly off-season.
Rick Steves writes European travel guidebooks and hosts travel shows on public television and public radio.
Hey My Loves!
When it comes to shopping, the last thing on our mind is the environment. But for the sake of future generations, it’s a good idea to think twice before making any purchases. That way, you can have a cute new addition to your wardrobe while helping the environment at the same time. My friend Jessie whose very into the environment really got me interested and their actually some easy ways to go eco-friendly with your wardrobe.
Invest in a cotton handbag
Let’s face it, leather bags can be a fantastic addition and a huge statement piece to your wardrobe. After all, there are some beautiful ones out there. However, if you want to help the environment, you should consider going for a handbag which is made from cotton instead. That way, it’s an eco-friendly option which will last you for years to come. You could also look into bags which have been upcycled. They can still look brilliant with your wardrobe, and you will know you are doing a good thing too:) Also, when heading out to invest in some new pieces for your wardrobe, make sure you use a reusable shopping bag. That way, you don’t have to cause waste by opting for plastic bags which end up heading to the landfill! They are tons of cute inexpensive ones at Forever 21 and Urban outfitter with cute slogans too.
Hunt down brands which do natural clothing
Could you name some brands who do eco-friendly clothing? It’s best to get some research done up before you start buying new clothes. You can look online to find clothing which has been made with the environment in mind. For example, Merino Snug wool clothing is eco-friendly as it’s made from natural fibers. Therefore, look for brands that you can wear that you know you are not harming the environment! There are also many sites online which can guide you to make the right choice when buying clothing.
Go for handcrafted jewelry
You should also make sure you are making the right choice when it comes to jewelry. There are so many beautiful necklaces nowadays which might have been created with toxic materials. Therefore, you should opt for handcrafted items from someone who makes them themselves.Plus it’s more special that way too. As this article explains, it helps to reduce the toxins when manufacturing items!
Opt for vintage clothing
Rather than always heading for the latest trends, you should consider opting for vintage clothing, you will be re-using old items which another person may have thrown away. And you are bound to get compliments if you choose something unique.I love wearing vintage. I love hitting up thrift shops or you can raid your mom’s wardrobe to do your bit for the environment.
Shop in local stores
It’s always a good idea to help your local boutiques in your area if you want to do your part for the environment. If you buy clothes cheaply from large organizations, they are bound to fall apart after a few washes. And it means you will end up having to go buy more clothes sooner rather than later which is not good for the environment. Therefore, support your local stores who often make the clothing themselves.
And remember to always take old clothing to thrift shops. It’s such a waste when people put them straight into the bin. But unfortunately, a lot of individuals put old clothes in the garbage. So,this weekend head to a thrift shop and make a difference to the environment. And remember it’s not just clothing; you should go natural with your makeup too! Hmm maybe I should do a part 2 lol.
P.S. So much has been happening, I have to definitely give you guys an update…stay tuned.
Thanks For Reading,
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In September, Bruce Springsteen published his new autobiography, Born to Run. Patiently I’ve been awaiting the audiobook version, which came out today. And, to my surprise, I discovered that it’s narrated by Springsteen himself. All 18 hours of it.
You can hear him read Chapter 41 (called “Hitsville”) above. And if you want to hear the whole shebang, you can purchase it online. Or download the audiobook for free by signing up for Audible’s 30-day free trial. As I’ve mentioned before, if you register for Audible’s free trial program, they let you download two free audiobooks. At the end of 30 days, you can decide whether you want to become an Audible subscriber (as I have) or not. No matter what you decide, you get to keep the two free audiobooks. Springsteen’s memoir can be one of them.
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