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Tips On Turning Your Bedroom Into An Eco-Friendly Haven

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Every day, your body endures a hectic day of work and stress, and every time you go home, you want to spend your time relaxing. Your bedroom is the place where you rest and sleep, where you spend about eight hours every night, enjoying the peace and comfort it brings. That’s why you may want to transform your bedroom into a toxin-free, more rejuvenating, and healthier environment for you to relax and sleep in. 

Check out these tips to help you turn your bedroom into an eco-friendly haven today:

Go Green and Organic 

In the past, nylon sheets or human-made fibers were very popular. However, such fabric types create sparks when coming in contact with nylon pajamas, with toenails and fingernails latching onto the threads. These fabrics may also cause overheating and night sweating. Using nylon sheets were very uncomfortable and also have a large carbon footprint because of the manufacturing process. 

Luckily, eco friendly mattresses are now available, and are made produced without using large quantities of chemicals, thus reducing the toxin levels in your bedroom. Pure organic cotton in eco-friendly mattresses has not been soaked in chemicals like pesticides during its manufacturing process. Now you can enjoy a safe and comfortable sleep every night with a chemical-free and eco-friendly mattress. 

Other eco-friendly options include mattresses that are made of all-natural latex, hemp, bamboo, or wool. Futon mattresses that have not been treated with flame retardants is also a good idea. If you have a conventional mattress that is treated with fire retardants, choose a mattress cover that is made of food-grade polyethylene. 

Declutter Wisely

If you want a relaxing room, keep away stacks of papers, piles of laundry, and other unnecessary things around your bedroom. Donate unused and unwanted clothing, and give away excess bedding. Declutter your bedroom for a more organized space and improved mood for rest and sleep.

Cut Down on Gadgets and Other Electronics 

Appliances and other electronic devices generate positive ions and create electromagnetic radiation in the atmosphere, which is harmful to human beings. The body can absorb these electrical by-products during sleep, and the light generated by electrical devices can also interfere with the body’s natural sleep cycles.

However, it is hard to eliminate TVs inside bedrooms nowadays because it’s a major source of entertainment in every home. Here are some tips to help minimize any possible harmful or adverse effects of gadgets and other electrical equipment:

  • Keep your laptops, phones, and tablets turned off or away from the bedroom when you’re not using these gadgets.
  • Try to turn all electronic devices and equipment off at night, such as your electric beds, electric blankets, mobile phones, and lamps. 
  • Place a Himalayan salt lamp in your bedroom as it generates negative ions to counter the effects of electrically-generated positive ions. It creates a sense of inner peace, well being, and balance. 
  • Remove electromagnetic radiation in your bedroom by placing house plants, like a Peace Lily, to help improve indoor air quality. Fresh flowers can help create a beautiful scent in your bedroom and a more pleasing and relaxing mood.

Choose Low or No VOC Paints 

Volatile organic compounds or VOCs are dangerous chemicals, giving the paint a typically strong smell that can offgas chemicals for many years. That’s why it’s essential to use low or no VOC paints rather than traditional VOC paints in your bedroom walls. 

Use Insulated Window Treatments 

You can cut down on cooling and heating costs and save energy by using insulated window treatments like blinds and curtains to retain heat during winter and keep your bedroom cooler during summer. 

Invest in Used Furniture 

Second-hand or used furniture is a wise investment. Aside from saving you money, it is a healthier choice because any toxic finishes are already off-gassed. So don’t refuse your grandma’s hand-me-down furniture. Be grateful to find a rare collection of nightstands, dressers, and cabinets. 

Choose Eco-Friendly Floor Coverings

Opt for tile, bamboo, or hardwood if you want to change your floor covering. When choosing bedroom carpets, refuse ones that have been treated with fire retardants, antimicrobial treatments, and those that are stain-resistant. Many carpets are made with formaldehyde, benzene,  xylene, and p-Dichlorobenzene that can release off-gas for years, which is dangerous to your health. 

Conclusion  

Transform your bedroom into an eco-friendly haven—a place where you can retreat to relax and unwind. An eco-friendly bedroom is free from toxic substances that can be absorbed by the body, causing negative effects like chronic respiratory and skin conditions, and even cancer. Applying the tips mentioned above will help you achieve a greener, healthier, and safer bedroom so you can fully enjoy a relaxing and restful sleep.  

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NYC Restaurant Weeks Is Here With Three Pricing Option

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On Monday, July 22 through Sunday, August 18, 2024 Restaurant Week returns. This bi-annual event was created in 1992 to offer prix fixe menus to allow New Yorkers to eat at the city’s most coveted restaurants. Hundreds of restaurants across all five boroughs are participating this year with a 2-course lunch, 3-course dinner, or both. There will be a trio of pricing options for $30, $45 and $60. The deals run Monday-Friday, as Saturday is excluded as is Sunday to certain restaurants.

If you have a preregistered Mastercard you will receive $10 back for in-house dining transactions of $45 or more.

Menus and reservations can be found here.

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A Weekend In The Hamptons With Holistic Health Fair, Store Opening, Oyster Farms and Art Party

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Every weekend in The Hampton’s it’s not what to do, but which to do. We decided to join Cristina G Cuomo’ s Purist for its third annual health fair in Southampton and experience the best in wellness. From top concierge practitioners of Eastern and Western modalities, to clean beauty, sustainability and nutrition, this was one terrific event to attend.

This year’s participants included: Boiron, Ecotone New York, Flyte, Bellantz, Cancer Culture, Rejuvenation Health, reactIVate, STANDwellness, Boxed Water, Biography, Post House, Cocoon and Hive, Mrs Momma Bear Workwear, Juice Press, evolvetogether, Figaro Apothecary, Hamptons Aromatherapy, Tahuu Chocolates, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Filienna Filigree Jewelry, Rev. Jolene Star and the Enchanted Heart, The Erickson Method, bySILKE, Dr. Lea Lis, and  Happy Coffee by Robert Downey Jr. 

One of our favorite things was flyte. I have been wanting to create a floating Orgone and this just may be part of my answer. They also had a bed that vibrated to music and heals, that was highly effective.

I also loved the infra red light therapy by STANDwellness, the energizing clothing by Cocoon and Hive, CBD Chocolates by Tahuu Chocolates. The crystals and healing modality by Rev. Jolene Star and the Enchanted Heart and the amazing massage by Linda. Thank-you as my shoulder was really in pain.

Next onto BIBA’s store opening with Ilene looking fabulous, with the store’s manager. BIBA, has returned to the East End to showcase its collections, featuring an eclectic melange of clothing from both local and European designers. During the years of 1995 to 2010, BIBA held locations in East Hampton and Southampton Village, and has continued to serve customers in South Florida, with a Delray Beach location, ever since. Now open in Southampton Village, BIBA is frequented by celebrities, visitors, and locals alike, and aims to bring a VIP shopping experience to all. Snowbirds can rejoice knowing the store will have locations in both Southampton and South Florida.

John Nicolas, of Mudford Farms in East Hampton Shuckers, grows oysters and populates the waters to clean and make a healthier water and a healthier dish by filtering the water in the biggest way he knows how. Currently incubating about 1 million oysters in this facility alone.


Finally Rick Friedman and his wife is Cindy Lou through a fabulous art party with fireworks, a band and of course art.

All photo’s by Roger Sichel

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Disney Broadway In Bryant Park Part Two

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106.7 LITE FM’s brought Disney to Broadway in Bryant Park. We brought you the video and now the pictures so you are there.

Tshidi Manye

Jackie Rene

Jackie Rene and Gilbert Domally

Jackie Rene and Gilbert Domally

Jackie Rene and Gilbert Domally

Jackie Rene and Tshidi Manye

Jackie Rene and Tshidi Manye

Tshidi Manye and Gilbert Domally

Tshidi Manye and Gilbert Domally

Jim Ferris, Gilbert Domally and Ben Jeffrey

Jim Ferris, Gilbert Domally and Ben Jeffrey

Jim Ferris, Gilbert Domally and Ben Jeffrey

Ben Jeffrey, Jackie Rene, Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris and Gilbert Domally

Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene, Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris and Ben Jeffrey

The Lion King’s Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Jackie René, Ben Jeffrey and Gilbert Domally

Charissa Hogeland

Charissa Hogeland

Chad Burris

Frozen’s Charissa Hogeland and Chad Burris

Michael James Scott

Adi Roy

Adi Roy

Michael James Scott, Adi Roy

Michael James Scott, Adi Roy

Sonya Balsara

Sonya Balsara

Adi Roy, Sonya Balsara

Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy

Adi Roy, Sonya Balsara

from Aladdin‘s Michael James Scott, Sonya Balsara and Adi Roy

106.7 Lite FM’s Hosts-Paul Cubby Bryant and Christine Nagy

Paul Cubby Bryant and Christine Nagy

The hosts were Paul ‘Cubby’ Bryant and Christine Nagy.

Chad Burris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Jackie Rene, Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris and Gilbert Domally

Chad Burris, Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene. Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy and Michael James Scott

Chad Burris, Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene. Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy and Michael James Scott

Chad Burris, Gilbert Domally, Jackie Rene. Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Charissa Hogeland, Ben Jeffrey, Sonya Balsara, Adi Roy and Michael James Scott

 

 

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Disney Broadway In Bryant Park

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106.7 LITE FM’s Broadway in Bryant Park brought Disney to its 2024 program. The Bryant Park stage is located at 6th Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets. Lawn seating is first come, first serve.

This weeks performances came from Aladdin‘s Michael James Scott, Sonya Balsara and Adi Roy

Frozen’s Charissa Hogeland and Chad Burris

And The Lion King’s Tshidi Manye, Jim Ferris, Jackie René, Ben Jeffrey and Gilbert Domally

The hosts were Paul ‘Cubby’ Bryant and Christine Nagy.

 

 

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Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents Allison Eden

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“Live From The Hotel Edison Times Square Chronicles Presents”, is filmed from the Hotel Edison.

In this episode T2C’s publisher and owner Suzanna Bowling talks with Allison Eden. Allison is the visionary artist who is creating the look at Serendipity 3, which will be opening this year on 47th Street, in Times Square. Today, she stands as a pioneer in the design world, captivating audiences worldwide with her innovative glass and stone mosaic masterpieces.

To see Allison’s work and learn more click here.

I am so grateful to my guest Allison Eden.

We are so proud because the show and our guests are now featured on the TV screens in the lobby and the hotel rooms. We were also gifted a poster in the lobby.

Suzanna, Allison and Rommel

Thank-you Magda Katz for videoing and creating the content to go live, Rommel Gopez and The Hotel Edison for their kindness and hospitality.

We are so proud and thrilled that Variety Entertainment News just named us one of Summer’s Best Picks in the category of Best Television, Radio, PodcastsThe company we are in, has made us so humbled, grateful and motivated to continue.

The Daily Geek Report” has also named host Suzanna Bowling on the list of Most Engaging Hosts. Thank-you so much for recognizing us and thank-you Eileen Shapiro who has helped us get noticed, we are so grateful.

You can catch us on the following platforms:

Pandora:

https://www.pandora.com/podcast/live-from-the-edison-hotel-times-square-chronicles-presents/PC:1001084740

Stitcher:

https://www.stitcher.com/show/1084740

Spotify:

Amazon:

https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/e3ac5922-ada8-4868-b531-12d06e0576d3

Apple Podcasts:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/live-from-the-edison-hotel-times-square-chronicles-presents/id1731059092

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