Top Diners on Long Island

Jan 19, 2018 by

Diners are as essential to the Long Island experience as pronouncing “ohs” as “aws” and drinking on the Long Island Rail Road. They’re the places we converge after a night out or for Sunday breakfast. The only place where you can get a fairly authentic gyro and a stack of pancakes at 2am. So, where do Long Islanders go when they choose which diner to go to? We’ve compiled a list of some of the best diners on Long Island for your convenience.   1. Landmark Diner Roslyn, Nassau County For over 45 years, Landmark Diner has lived up to its name as being an essential establishment on the island. With two stories and fashioned with an old-school, retro motif, Landmark prides itself on being the quintessential American dinner. It’s state-of-the-art water filtration system,...

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Nootropics for Beginners

Jan 17, 2018 by

Wading through the uncharted waters of nootropics can be confusing for many newbies. If you are entirely new to nootropics or have tried and are yet to find any satisfactory results, this mini guide is for you. I’ve tried to answer the most basic questions about finding the right nootropics for you, and attempted to cover all the possible angles from ‘what’ to ‘why’, ‘who’ to ‘how’, and ‘when’ to anything else. There is no denying nootropics can be puzzling or even intimidating for people who have never used them before. Sometimes, it can be difficult to make sense of the vast world of nootropics, even if you’ve been using them for a while. So, I’ve decided to create a mini guide to help you find the right nootropics by answering five crucial ‘W’...

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Healthy Eating Trend: The Best Oils for Healthy Cooking...

Jan 17, 2018 by

Your diet and lifestyle have a direct impact on the health of your heart. When you prepare your food, it’s recommended you eat something that is rich in nutrients and healthy fats. With oil, there is a difference in the type of fat that you can get. Before I recommend oils to use for your healthy cooking, let me explain the different types of fats that are found in oil. Oils are liquid fats that come from the seeds or nuts of plants. The ratio and type of fats contained in each oil usually differ.   Saturated Fats: Also known as Solid Fat, it is usually solid around room temperature and found mostly in animal foods like meat, cheese and milk.   This saturated fat is found less in poultry and fish, but more...

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Activated Charcoal: Detox Tool or Fitness Fraud?...

Jan 16, 2018 by

It seems as though every fitness media outlet has latched onto the newest trend: activated charcoal. The black powder is said to have medicinal purposes as a powerful detoxification agent, and is treated in a way that is safe for human consumption. Before being a fitness fad, it was commonly used in emergency rooms to treat mild poisonings. Basically, activated charcoal is supposed to flush out all toxins and chemicals from your body, giving you a clean slate to begin a healthier lifestyle. All of this sounds good, but how effective is activated charcoal at removing these so-called “stored toxins”? According to Livestrong, there is no evidence to show that the human body has stores toxins to begin with, or that charcoal can somehow extract them from your body. If you’re trying to use...

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Fun Fitness Classes in NYC to Help With Your New Year’s Resolution...

Jan 11, 2018 by

Now that the second week of January is coming to a close, how are your new year’s resolutions coming along? Less than stellar? Well, you’re not alone. Statistics show that only 8 percent of people actually keep their new year’s resolutions. If you’re one of the millions of Americans that pledged to lose weight in 2018, week three typically tends to see a steep drop in motivation. If you’re in the New York City area, however, there are a lot of creative, unique, and fun fitness class options to help keep you motivated!   Learn Japanese & Korean Sword Fighting – Sword Class NYC   Was your other resolution for 2018 to learn more about other cultures? Kill two birds with one stone and sign up for a Beginner Iaido – Siljun Dobup class....

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Get LIIT: All About The Long Island Iced Tea...

Jan 9, 2018 by

Oh, the infamous Long Island Iced Tea. The stuff of graceless nights and blurry memories. Despite its name, it’s traditional recipe actually lacks tea. Its contents are nothing short of a formidable concoction featuring 5 different alcohols; vodka, tequila, light rum, triple sec, gin, and a splash of cola for good measure. Compared to other cocktails, the Long Island Iced Tea’s alcohol content is quite high at 22 percent, which makes sense considering the drink is almost entirely liquor. The deceptive cocktail tastes like a refreshing, bittersweet, light drink, so handle with caution. Although some credit its origins to an older, prohibition-era version of the drink to Ransom Bishop of the community of Long Island in Kingsport, Tennessee, it’s quite different than the drink we know today, featuring maple syrup and whiskey in lieu of...

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Food & Fun: San Diego Restaurant Week...

Jan 9, 2018 by

It’s time once again to celebrate San Diego’s rich cultural and culinary scene at San Diego Restaurant Week, running from January 21st to the 28th. This year, over 180 restaurants around the county are participating, ensuring everyone can experience the food and fun. With the slogan “Eat. Laugh. Share.” organizers hope to inspire an environment and “experience that extends far beyond the dinner plate.”   As typical with most restaurant weeks, participating restaurants offer three-course, prix-fixe meals as a part of the celebration. The menus are specially designed to showcase the best dishes the establishments have to offer, ensuring a delicious and quality meal. Depending on the restaurant, dinners typically range from $20 – $50. If you’re looking to stop by for lunch, prix-fixe ranges between $10 – $20. While there is no need for tickets...

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5 Dishes That Represent Today’s Houston...

Jan 8, 2018 by

When you think of signature dishes for US cities, you might think of New York’s pizza, Chicago’s hot dogs, or Philly’s cheese steaks. However, Houston is quickly becoming one of the biggest hot spots for food tourism, due in part to its growing population and cultural diffusion. Currently, over 2 million people from many cultures and creeds call Space City home. Given the dynamically changing nature of Houston’s cultural scene, we’ve nominated the following as candidates for Houston’s signature dish. Pho The traditional vietnamese soup is taking hold in Houston in a big way. Although it’s an unlikely candidate for the humid southern city’s signature dish, it’s jam packed with all the things Houston loves about food: comfort, richness, and beef. We suggest checking out Pho Binh, a local chain that started in a...

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