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Steamy With Maybe a Shower

Steamy With Maybe a Shower

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, June 18, 2015 – South Florida’s unusually dry June continues on Thursday with steamy conditions but just a chance of an early shower. Look for hot sun, clouds, and highs near 90 degrees. That pattern continues from Friday through Sunday, with 90 degree highs and just a few quick showers in spots. A few isolated afternoon storms are in the forecast for Monday and Tuesday, and highs will creep into the low 90s. Tropical Depression Bill […]

by · June 18, 2015 · Weather
Chill at a Florida spring: This is Rock Spring Run at Kelly Park

Six cool outings for hot Florida weekend getaways

By Bonnie Gross, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 17, 2015 – It’s hot, but that doesn’t mean you have to seal yourself in air conditioning for the next five months. You can enjoy the natural and authentic Florida, even in the summer. Here are six weekend outings that are perfect for a hot, sunny summer weekend: 1. Bicycling. Try Jupiter Island. Why is it cool? The tree-shaded road on Jupiter Island gets ocean breezes. As long as you keep peddling, you stay […]

20th Summer Shorts Even More Consistently Funny & Poignant

20th Summer Shorts Even More Consistently Funny & Poignant

By Bill Hirschman, FloridaTheaterOnStage.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 17, 2015 – A nervous air passenger drives an off-duty pilot crazy with her worry about crashing, a Haitian immigrant wrestles with the cost of assimilation, a loving couple is depicted at two stages of their relationship – simultaneously, the new management of a previously buttoned down company seems to prefer employees who are puppets – literally. Intriguing premises are the jumping off points for the nine flights of theatrical whimsy in City […]

Mayo Expert Says New Cholesterol Drugs are Very Effective

Mayo Expert Says New Cholesterol Drugs are Very Effective

By Dennis Douda, Mayo Clinic.org, – June 17, 2015 – The FDA may approve the new medications for use later this year. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has recommended approval of the first drug in a new class of cholesterol-lowering medications, called PCSK9 inhibitors. PCSK9 is a protein that interferes with the liver’s ability to reduce levels of LDL, often called the bad cholesterol. A similar drug made by another company will be considered by the panel today. “The […]

by · June 17, 2015 · Featured, Health, MayoClinc.org, News
Feels Like July This Week

Feels Like July This Week

By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, June 17, 2015 – South Florida feels more like July than mid June this week, with hot and sticky but mostly rain free conditions. On Wednesday and through the first half of the weekend, look for morning lows in the muggy upper 70s, a few clouds and maybe a quick early shower on the ocean breeze, and highs around 90 degrees. Shower chances go up a bit on Sunday and Monday, as the atmosphere moistens slightly, […]

by · June 17, 2015 · Weather
Avast ye lubbers! Pirate Festivals invade Florida

Avast ye lubbers! Pirate Festivals invade Florida

By Bob Rountree, FloridaRambler.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 16, 2015 – Florida was strategically important for the protection of Spanish galleons that plied their way home with precious metals plundered from South America and the Caribbean. Heavily-laden vessels called the plate fleets sailed up the Gulf Stream through the straits that parallel Florida’s Keys, and pirates would prey on the fleets from their hidden sanctuaries in the Keys and along the Florida coast. Hurricanes created additional hazards, sometimes wrecking the ships on the […]

Two bars of chocolate a day “lowers risk of stroke and heart disease” WAIT, WHAT?

Two bars of chocolate a day “lowers risk of stroke and heart disease” WAIT, WHAT?

By Mark Young, EyesOnNews.com Managing Editor, June 16, 2015 – Like many of you, when I saw this headline I did a double take and said “can this be true?” I mean I could hear my doctors saying, you can’t have chocolate, it’s not good for you, blah, blah, blah….and then this news. For chocoholics (I’m just an ordinary chocolate lover) of the world, it should have been a “BREAKING NEWS” or “NEWS ALERT” headline.  Instead, this article was buried among […]

by · June 16, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, Health, Medical, Science
Broward Candidate Files Late, Tells State She Lives Outside House District

Broward Candidate Files Late, Tells State She Lives Outside House District

By RedBroward, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 16, 2015 – Nearly one month after it was due, Florida House District 95 candidate Roxanne Y. Valies finally filed her April 2015 campaign financial report. Last month, REDBROWARD reported on the May 12th “Fail To File” letter from the Florida Division of Elections ordering her to explain why her report was not filed. Valies would be fined $50 a day for the first three days the report is late. If the report is not filed after three […]

Undertaking Fatherhood

Undertaking Fatherhood

By Dr. Michelle Hintz, Psychologist, for EyesOnNews.com, June 16, 2015 –  “Never underestimate a kid’s tenacity. Raising a child is like wrestling a small but relentless opponent.” – Stephen Colbert Numerous well-known men have, in recent years, come out in favor of fatherhood through interesting, sometimes humorous comments such as Stephen Colbert’s in this recent interview. In addition to Colbert, Dwyane Wade and Jack Black are well-known for their devotion to family. In a completely unscientific poll, nine out of […]

by · June 16, 2015 · Consumer, Relationship, Tribute
Steamy Here, TS Bill Threatens Texas

Steamy Here, TS Bill Threatens Texas

            By Donna Thomas, EyesOnNews.com Meteorologist, June 16, 2015 – South Florida will be steamy again on Tuesday, while Texas deals with the threat of heavy rains from Tropical Storm Bill. Here in South Florida, look for a few early showers on Tuesday, followed by sun and clouds and highs near 90 degrees. We’ll be stuck in a similar pattern through the weekend, with passing overnight and morning showers, steamy but mostly rain free afternoons, and […]

by · June 16, 2015 · Weather
Comcast CEO Brian Roberts is building a $15 million-home in North Palm Beach (investors.com photo)

As Comcast Struggles, CEO Brian Roberts Builds $15 Million-House in North Palm Beach!

By Jose Lambiet, GossipExtra.com, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 15, 2015 – NORTH PALM BEACH — In yet another story of corporate unaccountability: Comcast CEO Brian Roberts is building a sprawling mansion on the ocean in North Palm Beach. Never mind that Comcast is still struggling with an aborted merger and its title of America’s Worst Company! By the end of the year, the 55-year-old Roberts will be vested in the Palm Beach Country real estate market to the tune of $18 […]

(Photo by Mark Young)

Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Allow Kids To Use Your Cellphone

By Dr. Michelle Hintz, Psychologist, for EyesOnNews.com, June 15, 2015 – The prevalence of technology means that the amount of time children spend interacting with screens is increasing. This is a troubling trend, and there are numerous reasons why parents should not only carefully restrict children’s usage of technology, but also consider not letting their children use their cell phones. First and foremost, cell phones were designed as a communication tool. Therefore, their primary functions are to facilitate interaction with others […]

by · June 15, 2015 · Consumer, Featured, Health