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Nina In New York: Babies Are No More Boring Than Anything Else On Facebook

The fact is, when distilled to the social media posting level, none of us are all that interesting. Maybe a handful of people lead fabulous lives and share stimulating updates which awe and inspire them. But for the most part, we’re all sort of boring.

08/14/2012

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NY Food Truck Lunch: Sweet Chili Chicken From Indian Tasty Halal Food

When we see a halal food cart, we assume they will have chicken or “lamb” over rice with white and hot sauce. Lately, we’ve run into a few halal carts with chicken tikka masala, kati rolls and fish served with Indian spices and sauces.

08/13/2012

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Nina In New York: Seat’s Taken

Well, one academic out of Yale University has made a literal science out of antisocial bus behavior. In a study published in Symbolic Interaction (there is a journal for everything), Esther Kim published the results of her observations and interviews after spending three years criss-crossing the United States by bus.

08/13/2012

Cookies From Sweetery Food Truck

NY Food Truck Dessert: Cookies & Ice Cream Cupcakes From Sweetery NYC

We brought home an assortment of cookies to enjoy with our family – and enjoy them we did. Our goodie bag included a snickerdoodle ($2), flourless chocolate walnut ($2.25) and a macarella ($3).

08/10/2012

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Nina In New York: No More Beach Volleyball? And 9 More Closing Olympic Thoughts.

This Olympics has taught me a great many things, including the fact that I actually enjoy watching the Olympics. This wasn’t clear to me from past years, for whatever reason, but I think I’ve now made direct and lasting contact with the realization and am looking forward to putting it to use again in another two years.

08/10/2012

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NY Food Truck Lunch: Tuna Melt & Onion Rings From Munchie Mobile

With all the exotic food trucks around, it’s been a while since we had that staple of the American lunch diet, a tuna melt. And with a $5 tuna melt, we had room in our wallet for $4 onion rings.

08/09/2012

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NY Food Truck Lunch: Classic Combo From The 53rd & 6th Halal Cart

What’s the first rule of street food? Long lines = fresh food.

08/08/2012

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Nina In New York: To Mars We Go

So, I’m pretty stoked about Curiosity landing on Mars successfully. Perhaps it’s hype from a cash-strapped agency which needs to revive dwindling public interest and support, but this mission sounds like it’s going to be the one that might change the way we see things.

08/08/2012

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NY Food Truck Lunch: Lebanese Pizza & Spinach Pies From Toum Truck

The most recent food truck to hit the street is Toum, which is described on the side of the truck as authentic Lebanese cuisine. We can’t vouch for their authenticity, but we can tell you about the menu, the food we tried, and whether we liked it or not.

08/07/2012

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Nina In New York: Goodbye, Siri

“I hate Siri!” I blurted out. “I’m sorry,” I said, remembering where I was and to whom I was speaking. I mean, for all I knew, she’s his cousin or something.

08/07/2012

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NY Food Truck Lunch: Breakfast Tacos Or Brunch For Lunch In Midtown

We tried 3 different breakfasts last week featuring 3 totally different cuisines: Jamaican, Japanese and Mexican – and they were all within 10 blocks of each other in Midtown.

08/06/2012

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Nina In New York: New ‘Ingestible Sensor’ Takes All That Work Out Of Taking Pills

A medical tech start-up company has addressed the issue of taking pills with an invention that will make pill-taking easy, uncomplicated, and fun.

08/06/2012

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NY Food Truck Dessert: Earl Grey Tea Ice Cream From Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

They steep giant teabags filled with organic Earl Grey Tea leaves in a special custard. The result is a strong tea flavor in a sweet and creamy ice cream base. There was no tannin or bitterness, as you can sometimes get when drinking hot Earl Grey tea, if it sits around too long.

08/03/2012

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Nina In New York: Best. ($100 Million) Apartment. Ever.

This will be ideal for things like shooting hip hop music videos, throwing parties for 500 of my closest mogul friends, watching fireworks going off in all five boroughs and parts of New Jersey, taking really good Instagram photos of weather disturbances, standing with my hands on my hips and pretending that all the tiny people walking around below are but serfs living borrowed lives on my vast and powerful fiefdom, and conducting a variety of amateur experiments with lightning.

08/03/2012

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NY Food Truck Lunch: Japanese Fried Chicken From Okadaman

One of the newer food trucks in the city is Okadaman. If you’re not acquainted with them, Chef Okada, who’s visage graces the side of the truck, has created delicious recipes for okonomiyaki, Japanese fried chicken and takoyaki.

08/02/2012

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