There’s an app for just about everything, and now there are even apps to help better your bike rides. These cycling apps will help you to plan routes, track your miles, burn more calories and stay on course, all from your mobile device.
Map My Ride
Created for the iPhone, Map My Ride is an all-inclusive cycling app for both recreational cyclists and those riding for exercise. This simple app uses GPS and an interactive map to plan your route and then track your speed and distance throughout your ride. After you’ve arrived at your destination, Map My Ride will also provide charts detailing your ride summary and a calculation of your calories burned.
Strava Cycling is a simple, no-nonsense app for cyclists who want the basic features without any of the bells and whistles. This app has an accurate map for planning your route and following along as you ride, and it even calculates miles ridden and feet climbed as you go. Strava also offers ways to connect with friends and even join virtual clubs for sharing tips and support on every ride.
With apps for Android, iPhone and Windows operating systems, B-icycle is a widely-used cycling app with a variety of helpful features. It boasts a stylish interface, accurate GPS, statistics like speed and calories burned, and it even allows you to operate your iPod and phone features without closing the app.
Simple Pumpkin Pie Recipe
- 1 1/2 cups prepared pumpkin
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 tsp. flour
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tbsp. butter
- 9" pie crust
Put prepared pumpkin in mixing bowl. Combine sugar and flour. Add sugar mixture to the pumpkin. Add eggs and milk to pumpkin mixture. Pour mixture into the pie crust. Sprinkle cinnamon on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes, then lower heat to 350 degrees until pie is firm.
Take a trip to New York's capital for a vacation full of outdoor adventure like canoeing, hiking, and fishing. Complement your outdoor excursion with visits to these great spots!
New York State Museum
The rich and varied history of New York is on display at this museum located in downtown Albany. See fossilized wildlife, the construction of Grand Central Station, the Holocaust Memorial, and the September 11th exhibit. Kids will love the wooden carousel and Sesame Street exhibit. Admission is free.
If you're visiting in the spring, summer, or early fall take advantage of the weather with a trip to this beautiful park. Washington Park is Albany's Central Park. Located in the center of Albany, come to the park to relax, fish, exercise, picnic, or see the beautiful tulips in bloom. Something is always going on in the park like festivals, live performances, and other events. Dogs are welcome in the park.
The Ginger Man
A nice mix of delicious meals are available at The Ginger Man. The atmosphere is perfect for a more than casual meal. Start with a glass of wine from the extensive selection and a Charcuterie Plate or Cheese Plate. Then order one of the specialties like the Ginger Man Paella or Lobster Mac and Cheese. Save room for the Creme Brulee.
Bristol Township School District students will report to their first start back to school on:
Wednesday, August 28th and Thursday, August 29th
NO School on Friday, August 30th and Monday, September 2nd, Labor Day.
Schools will reopen on Tuesday, September 3rd.
NO School on Thursday, September 5th and Friday, September 6th in observance of Rosh Hashanah.
NO School on Friday, September 13th in observance of Yom Kippur.
If you're feeling like it's time for a thorough cleaning of your home, read through the list below of often-ignored chores that will get your home in order from top-to-bottom. It was featured on Apartment Therapy's "floor-to-ceiling guide" to cleaning your apartment, along with some guides for making these oft-ignored chores much more do-able!
- Dust everything
- Clean windows
- Flip your mattress
- Discard unwanted items
- Clean carpets thoroughly
- Thoroughly clean wood floors
- Check your smoke detectors to ensure they've got batteries
- Go through your medicine cabinet and discard anything you no longer need
- Clean the shower, including the curtain and liner
- Organize your important papers
- Clean high use areas, like your living room and home office
Click here for more advice on how to keep up with these frequently ignored chores.
Letter carriers on May 11th will be collecting non-perishable food donations along their routes for delivery to the Bucks County Housing Group, Penndel Shelter, and many other food pantries throughout Bucks County. It is the 21st annual "Stamp Out Hunger" drive conducted by the National Association of Letter Carriers. This is the largest one-day food drive in the nation.
Please place a non-perishable food donation by your mailbox is delivered. Your letter carrier will deliver it to a local food bank or pantry. Please do not donate food that has been opened or is past its expiration date. Help fight hunger in our community!
Do you know where your Social Security Card is located? Hopefully it's tucked away in a safe place, with your other important papers. It certainly shouldn't be in your purse or wallet or carried with you every day since it can be more valuable then cash to an identity thief.
Do you know your SSN? Chances are you have it memorized. If you know your number, you may never need your card again. It's the number, not the card, that's most important.
In the event you lose your SS card and really need a replacement, you can find out all the details on how to obtain a replacement & what documents you'll need to provide at: socialsecurity.gov/ssnumber. Each situation is unique, but in most cases, you simply need to print, and either mail or bring the application to Social Security with the needed documentation.
While most shopping malls look the same and boast the same stores, there are some that step away from the pack and offer attractions that are beyond the norm. In this feature, we’ll share five malls from all over the world that will dazzle and befuddle you.
Fabrica La Aurora, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Located in an old textile warehouse, this shopping center is a feast for the senses. Divided into artists studios, galleries and boutiques, it’s an amazing place to get one-of-a-kind items.
West Edmonton Mall, Canada
This megamall contains a flabbergasting variety of retail choices over six million square feet. The largest mall in North America, in addition to over 850 stores it also includes an indoor amusement park, a hockey rink, a shooting range, a chapel, two nightclubs and more.
GPO, Melbourne, Australia
While most malls are custom-built for shopping, Melbourne’s GPO is actually housed in a retired post office. With gorgeous neo-Renaissance architecture and some of the world’s leading fashion brands, this is an upscale shopping center that draws raves.
Khan Shatyr, Astana, Kazakhstan
The capital of the Kazakh nation is home to an unusual shopping center built in the world’s largest tent. Using a three-layer plastic for the covering, the Khan Shatyr hosts stores, restaurants, movie theatres, and a water park.
Kanyon, Istanbul, Turkey
One of the coolest achievements in mall architecture comes from this striking Istanbul shopping center, which is built with undulating walls to mimic the natural formation of canyons. It also hosts a street bazaar and outdoor performance spaces.
If you’ve got an eye for things that sparkle, you should know the names in this article. These men and women are the top of the heap when it comes to jewelry design, able to make precious metals and gemstones sing. Here are the five most influential jewelry designers in the world.
German designer Sabine Romer is the youngest name on this list, graduating from the Pforzheim Goldsmith and Watchmaker School at the age of 22. Her one-of-a-kind pieces are highly prized by collectors.
Alexis Bittar has become one of the most popular jewelry designers in America. His early designs, made from Lucite and semi-precious stones, wowed crowds, and since then he’s worked with designers like Michael Kors on collections.
Paloma Picasso, the daughter of legendary painter Pablo Picasso, has had a spectacular career in jewelry design as well as other fields, and her partnership with Tiffany & Co has been long-lived.
Italian designer Elsa Peretti has been responsible for iconic designs for firms like Halston, and her understated pieces are favorites among the Hollywood elite.
Norway has a strong modern jewelry scene, with one of the brightest lights being British-born Louise Nippierd, famous for her cunning and clever designs in anodized aluminum.