Remembering Heroes: The D-Day Secret
As the country celebrates Memorial Day, all those who died for our country are remembered. This is a story about a young man from Brooklyn who gave his life for our freedom. Exercise Tiger Memorial at Slapton SandsExercise Tiger Memorial.Read full story
Why You Should Visit These Mountains in West Virginia
Crossing into West Virginia, one of the first things you see are mountains! Known as the Mountain State, West Virginia is the only state entirely within the Appalachian Mountain range. Wild Wonderful West Virginia has many mountains to visit.Read full story
Rutgers Students Push Back on Vaccine Mandate
Not every Rutgers student is looking to get vaccinated. Rutgers students planned to protest this Friday, May 21, at the University's College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick to fight the mandate that they get the coronavirus vaccine in order to return to campus.Read full story
Rutgers Mandates Vaccine for Fall Students
Rutgers University, The State University of New Jersey is New Jersey's largest public college. The school is spread out across the city of New Brunswick with several distinct campuses. For the 2019 school year, over 50,000 students were registered at the D1 school.Read full story
A Great Day Getaway on the Jersey Shore
Are you looking for a day getaway to fish, hike or just relax? Sandy Hook, part of the Gateway National Recreation Area, has all that, plus a place to stay!. The area was originally discovered by Sea Captain Henry Hudson in the early 1600’s and encompasses over 2,000 acres on the northernmost end of the Jersey shore. The almost seven-mile long peninsula juts out into the Atlantic Ocean and provides outstanding views of Brooklyn and Manhattan.Read full story
Three Must See Towns in West Virginia
Wild Wonderful West Virginia! Hiking, white water rafting, lakes, mountains and great food—there is so much to do and see!. There are many outdoor activities in West Virginia, but another great activity is to visit some of its local towns!Read full story
Wonderful Waterfalls in West Virginia
Wild Wonderful West Virginia! Hiking, white water rafting, lakes, mountains and great food—there is so much to do and see!. Landlocked, West Virginia is a panhandle that sits between Virginia to the east and south, Maryland and Pennsylvania to the north, and Ohio and Kentucky to the west. Originally part of the Commonwealth of Virginia, the names Kanawha after an Indian tribe, and Westylvania were considered, but neither stuck.Read full story
5 Things to Do in Atlantic City Without Visiting a Casino
Atlantic City is the playground of the East....for adults who like to gamble and party. Home to casinos, nightclubs, and the boardwalk, the town is non-stop excitement and fun. However, if you are there for a business trip or need a break from gambling, what can you do?Read full story
How New Jersey’s Recent Marijuana Decriminalization Affects Minors
New Jersey recently joined several other states and decriminalized marijuana. However the state went one step further with recent legislation. On February 22, 2021, Governor Murphy signed the law that would decriminalize possession of marijuana for adults 21 and over. Unbeknownst to most NJ residents was that the bill also prohibited police officers from contacting parents of minors who are suspected of using marijuana or alcohol. Currently in New Jersey, if a police officer suspected your 12-year old of using alcohol or marijuana, the officer would get in trouble if they contacted you.Read full story
Will NJ Return to Normal This Summer?
Jersey Shore. Image by Melba Losiewicz from Pixabay. One year later. It was last year at this time when lockdowns, masks, and social distancing were introduced to the world and to New Jersey.Read full story
Is This Your Child’s Worst Day Ever?
The past 12 months have been super hard for adults. And equally as challenging for children. Remote learning, social restrictions, masks—are new and confusing things to process for kids. They can bring up lots of different emotions.Read full story
China and the Implications of its Digital Currency
Last month China handed out red envelopes in celebration of Lunar New Year. The twist? The envelopes contained not actual cash, but digital yuan. The distribution was the latest in the country’s digital currency trials. Beijing residents will receive 200 digital yuan to be used at preselected locations or to buy select products at online retailer JD.com.Read full story
What are the Best Ways to Secure Your Digital Life?
Like it or not, devices rule our lives. From pictures to bank accounts to financial statements, every part of our lives is documented in some way on our phones, laptops, or desktops. But how secure are those precious memories, assets or important documents? And how are we keeping track of them?Read full story
Bring Back the Drive-in!
One of my favorite memories of the past few months was taking my youngest daughter to Bell Works in Holmdel to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (one of my favorite movies). As the sun set and the parking lot filled up, I felt the same excitement as I did growing up and going to a drive-in with my parents, or as a teen, with friends.Read full story
Five Things Our COVID Puppy Taught Me About My Kids
Along with many other Americans, we decided that adding another pug in the midst of a global pandemic was a good idea. Not that we hadn’t thought of it before. We had already discussed adding another pug to our two-pug, five-child household, but it never seemed like the right time. But with all seven of us at home, what could go wrong?Read full story
Why Teasing Doesn’t Mean He Likes You
Among the mistakes I have made as a parent, there is one in particular that bothers me the most. When my oldest daughter was in elementary school, she would come home and tell me how a certain boy would tease her. I would reply.Read full story
What I Wish I Knew Before I Had Kids
One of the books I read when I was first pregnant was What to Expect When You’re Expecting. Full of informative tips about taking care of a baby during the first year, I kept the book by my side for each of my pregnancies. It was an invaluable resource of information for a new mom.Read full story
Is Bitcoin Finally Mainstream?
Bitcoin’s price has surged during the last few months, skyrocketing from approximately $7,000 to near $29,000 during 2020, according to CoinGecko. So far in 2021, prices have been volatile, and hit a new all time high after Tesla said it invested $1.5 billion in the coin and would start accepting bitcoin as payment.Read full story
Freelancers - How to Keep Finding Work
Working as a freelancer has always seemed as the best of all worlds. Make your own hours, work from home (pre COVID, before everyone worked from home), choose your assignments.Read full story
What are the Benefits of a Central Bank Digital Currency?
The benefits of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) include revolutionizing payments and providing faster payment efficiency, as well as improving financial inclusion. At the beginning of 2020, the majority of countries were already in the process of investigating CBDCs, with several banks planning to issue their version within three years. The far-reaching implications of the global pandemic pushed these plans ahead, highlighting the need for greater financial innovation and inclusion.Read full story