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It's a global celebration, so if you have not enjoyed a cup of coffee today it is time to do it right away. Celebrate International Coffee Day with one of the most buzzed about natural skin care ingredients. You guessed it, coffee.

Your fave morning brew does a lot more than just give you a jolt of energy in the morning, noon or at night.

When applied topically, java delivers a double shot of beautifying benefits. It's chock-full of more free-radical-fighting, skin-protecting, and youth-boosting antioxidants than any other substance on earth.

Coffee's not-so-secret weapon, caffeine, stimulates circulation and perks up complexions. It's also a potent anti-inflammatory, making it super soothing for irritated skin. And the grounds are a great natural exfoliator.

In fact, I am going to share this with the two most beautiful women I know, my daughters Natasha and Sabrina. But please don't tell them... Is a secret from DaD.



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Pope Francis has ushered in his first Christmas as pontiff, likening Jesus' birth to a burst of light on the sometimes dark moments of human history, marked by pride and ambition.

The 77-year-old Francis celebrated Christmas Eve Mass late Tuesday in St. Peter's Basilica, returning to rest in his Vatican lodgings barely 12 hours before he was due to return to the basilica.

At noon (1100 GMT) Wednesday, Francis was scheduled to deliver a traditional Christmas day message meant for a worldwide audience. Tens of thousands of tourists and Romans are expected to gather in St. Peter's Square for his speech and blessing delivered from the central balcony of the basilica.

At the Tuesday night Christmas service, Francis drew on the humility theme of his nine-month-old papacy as he cited Jesus' humble beginning as a poor and vulnerable baby. "You are immense, and you made yourself small; you are rich, and you made yourself poor; you are all-powerful and you made yourself vulnerable," Francis said of Jesus as he delivered his homily in the basilica, packed with the faithful.



The existing marijuana laws on the books in Colorado and in Washington state may evolve into an $8 billion business by the year 2018., according to Marijuana Business Daily, which predicts half of the retail sales will represent recreational use and the other half will for medical use.

This forecast is five-times the increase over figures previously projected. These estimates are based on a US Justice Department hands-off approach, in states where legal use of marijuana is available for recreational, or through medical prescriptions.



About a million NYC public school children return to school today after what may have appeared to be a short Summer vacation.

It's a warm welcome to the 2014-15 school year for New York City students and their families as their first day of school and a fantastic school year.

Here is one in a million: Man photographs daughter walking to school every day for 2 1/2 years, compresses them into 2 minute video

Three For Me


I am the third of three siblings, I live in apartment number 3, I could go on, but you probably get the idea.
My lucky number is three. It is said that in Chinese culture, number 3 people have strong personalities. We possess mystical abilities and a powerful creativity. With an instinct for art, we prefer to create the sense of beauty in life. We people are sociable and talented at convincing others that our own view on life is to be easygoing and contented.

First Best or Last Worst?


President George Washington was home-schooled until he was 16 years old, at which point he went to map out the boundaries of Virginia.

In 1752, he inherited his family's fortune. Though he had over 100 slaves, he was disliked the practice of slavery and often did manual labor on his land.

In 1753, Washington, a major in the Virginian militia, attacked the French and Indians. After he returned from the skirmish, he married Martha Dandridge Custis, a wealthy widow, which made him one of the wealthiest leaders in the state.

"Fill Up the Food Banks"


Fill Up the Food Banks" food drive is underway! In observance of Mother Teresa’s 103rd birthday, I am teaming up with Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj, asking area residents to bring donations of nonperishable food (pasta, sauce, soup, canned fruit and vegetables, cereal, etc.) to the corner of Lydig and Holland Avenues, beneath the street sign reading “Mother Teresa Way,” at 11 AM on Monday, August 26. We will be there, along with volunteers, to collect the food and deliver the donations to the Jewish Community Council of Pelham Parkway food pantry.



Snowplow drivers are having a go at it just to keep ahead of the sleet and ice which has been falling all night.

There is no one else who actually sees the ice and snow firsthand like those people driving the plows.

These dedicated individuals are racing to keep our roads plowed to stay ahead of the fast-falling sleet and snow.

"What's made it hard this year is that the streets keep freezing after it snows," says Guy, a driver who's been at it for nearly 20 years. "It makes it hard to pick up snow." He continues to say...



Are the New York Rangers on the back burner? Not yet, but hey may soon be out of range.(Update)

Rangers shutout moves LA Kings one away from second Stanley Cup in three years. Los Angeles wins in New York and takes a 3-0 series edge. The Kings are just one win away from winning their second Stanley Cup in three years.

For 85 seasons, the New York Rangers hockey team has entertained fans with some of the most memorable moments in New York sporting history.

During their first 16 seasons, the Rangers missed the playoffs only once, and only twice did they fall lower than third place. By the early 1940s, the Blueshirts’ popularity contributed to the decline of the Americans, who left The Garden for Brooklyn before eventually folding in 1942. During that 16-year span in which they were one of two New York hockey teams, the Rangers won three regular-season championships, finished second five times and third on six other occasions. Rangers’ nights at The Garden became popular, attracting a ‘dinner-jacket’ crowd that often included sports figures, Broadway entertainers, New York’s society elite and City Hall politicians.

Playing at one of the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, The New York Rangers have built a storied reputation on pride, passion and tradition. Will this rich tradition continue?