Author Archives: daniellealoia

American History or What I Learned from Reading the Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction

Ninety-plus books and 6 years later, I accomplished a feat so outrageous I can hardly believe it. I read, in reverse chronological order, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction list. Encouraged by a friend and avid reader, I worked my way … Continue reading

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The Origins of Automated Ice

Originally posted on Books, Health and History:
By Danielle Aloia. Special Projects Librarian This August, for most of us, ice is a second thought:  easily obtained for cooling drinks and chilling food, and usually only a few steps away.   An…

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De Revolutionibus

Source: De Revolutionibus

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Bob Dylan References and Mentions

12/11/17 Simpsons Season 29 Episode 9 aired 12/10/17 https://www.fox.com/the-simpsons/ Bart in record shop searching records:  Sinatra ruins Dylan! 12/9/17 Ride with Norman Reedus Season 2, Episode 6 New York 35 min in. Riding out to Bear Mountain talking about music’s … Continue reading

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Uncooked Foods and How to Use Them: A History of the Raw Food Diet

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By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian There are endless diets, ways to prepare foods, and types of foods to eat in the world. One of these is the Raw Food Diet or Raw…

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Prescription for Healthy Aging

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By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian September marks Healthy Aging® Month, a good time to evaluate your health. In the 1899 Good Health article “The Road from Life to Death,” Dr. David Paulson…

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Zen in the City

Buddhists Temples: Eastern States Buddhist Temple New York Buddhist Church Zen Mountain Monastery Gardens: GreenAcre Park Elizabeth Street Garden Central Park Conservatory Garden Six best secret gardens — Gothamist FDR Freedom Park Privately-owned public spaces Museums: Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art … Continue reading

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The Long Road to Medicare

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By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian July 30 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Medicare. But getting to the signing of the Social Security Amendment of 1965, which created Medicare, was…

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Tuning in to Tuberculosis

Originally posted on Books, Health and History:
By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian To mark World TB Day, we are going to tune in to the 1950s radio series “For Doctors Only.” Selections from this series and several others produced…

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Tattoo Removal: Method or Madness?

Tattoo Removal: Method or Madness?.

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