Tag: Seasonal Effects

  • As the years go by, traffic to the East End of Long Island on the South Fork has gotten worse in recent years due to more people wanting to work for higher quality and high-paid jobs on the island since too far to travel to NYC. Residents might’ve lived around Central Suffolk or the East End near the Hamptons or the North Fork that rather deal with the longer drive and heavy traffic in the Hamptons on Sunrise Hwy Route 27 passed the Shinnecock Hills to County Road Route 39A from East Central Suffolk to Southampton. Some commuters take the path to the Ferry trip to Shelter Island which its also a toll path to the South Fork for the Morning Commute. Traffic has gotten worse because more landscapers want to get higher pay than the suburbs of Long Island because they don’t get paid as much then High Class Areas, Back then, traffic used to be worse in the summer months because of tourism. As time change, more people wanted to get jobs out east to the Hamptons because of better pay jobs, landscapers, plumbers, heaters, coolers, house builders, construction workers, farmers and architecture for essential jobs.

    Another thing how reason traffic increased every day in the Hamptons in general is because many New York City Residents decided to move out due to the Pandemic which NYC failed to keep businesses running and more free time in the Hamptons. When School started, some of the districts decided to expand classrooms because of families that moved out of the City and wanted to say that living in the Hamptons is their 2nd Home. They have the opportunity to live in the rich quality of life which others can have greater chances of working from home.

    The timeline of how bad traffic is going to the Hamptons from the past to present. Back then it used to be one of the most popular historic cities on Long Island which was for high class people where they also did fancy parties. The Hamptons is also known to be the most expensive place for real estate. The Best beautiful beaches in the Atlantic Ocean. On a normal basis, traffic from Hamptons Bay to Bridgehampton would take 20 to 30 minutes but during peak hours it would take 45 minutes to 2 hours to get from East Quogue to Bridgehampton. The main reason for the traffic in the Hamptons is mostly Commercial vehicles over commuter cars. During the Morning Commute traffic is backed up from 5:45AM to 10:00AM. The high demands of people going to the East End is making traffic into a complete nightmare. During the Summer Months, the congestion continues to get worse from the Sunrise to Sunset or sometimes the first hour of night during weekends and holidays. This also happens because of the huge amount of tourism that wanted to to spend the day in the East End or go on vacation for the week. During the Fall, people go there for Pumpkin Season and wine breweries because there are so many cool holiday theme events for all of the people from the New York Tri-State Area and some outside of the area.

    There’s a new study show that more residents in the Town of Brookhaven that wanted to work out by the Hamptons because of higher wages jobs and it’s mostly trade work. Sometimes there are residents from Western parts of Suffolk or commercial Essentials from Nassau County or New York City like a large company driving Islandwide. There’s often truck drivers that came all the way from Farms to Cross Country Trips for delivering goods and food products. During heavy traffic, it’s mostly a trade parade because most of the commuters vehicles are pickups, box trucks, tractor trailers, commercial vans and any essential equipped vehicle that would be good for the job. Some commuter cars has tons of people in their car for carpooling because most of the landscapers can’t afford to have their own cars and others would invite a friend to ride them to work if they don’t wanna risk spending more on their own car. So the morning rush of East Enders started with the William Floyd Parkway leaving Mastic-Shirley because that’s also the beginning of the westbound commuters heading west on Long Island. Driving through Patchogue to Shirley is mostly both bounds depending on how many vehicles would be taking Sunrise Hwy or the Long Island Expressway. Once you reach to East Quogue, traffic starts building up and almost every exit starts slowing down mostly due to Sunlight during the Summer which everyone drove from 50 to 35 just to avoid accidents ahead of the view. Sometimes more commuters merged into Sunrise Highway from the side roads. Afterwards it gets jammed all the way to County Rd 39 passed the Shinnecock Canal. On the other alternative route that does the same thing to Sunrise Hwy is Route 25 from Shoreham to Riverhead and there’s Route 24 in Riverhead passed the Court House through Flanders. There’s also a few drivers that drove from Southold to Aquebogue on Route 24 or County Route 48 and make a left to Cross River Driver County Route 105 or Northville Tpke going south. Others wanna take an alternative way to the Hamptons like getting on the Shelter Island Ferry which is similar time like getting stuck in Traffic but its more like a calm seas moment so they don’t have to wait for a long period of time in a standstill drive.

    Eastern Long Island is the perfect place for the Summer and Fall Events for travelers who wanted to go out for some fun outdoor activities on the trip for roads to the East End. During the Springtime, people would go there to see the flowers blooming, nature preserves or trips to the Museum that interests you or your friends and families. During the Summer Months, it’s that time of the year when everyone wants to go to Long Island for the best destination for the best beaches, art cultures, history, concerts, restaurants, farmers markets and so much more with everything that you need to know about Long Island.

    On weekends, the North Fork only has minor delays parts of the day from 10:00AM to 7:00PM because it might be some of the tourists from the New England Coast that took the ferry from New London, Connecticut to Orient Point, Long Island. When Autumn arrives, it’s that time of that year when everyone wants to go to the North Fork because it’s most likely the only destination for full-time pumpkin picking, farmers market, hayrides, and apple picking from Mid-September to Mid November. It’s the only time of the year when the North Fork has the worst traffic congestion. The overcrowding is more likely to get worse on weekends because everyone is out from School and Work. Traffic from Sound Ave and Main Street only gets backed up during apple picking and pumpkin picking weekends which the miles of traffic would take you from the range of Wading River to Southold. Not much people go to the Hamptons in the Winter Months but you can go to winter theme places and Christmas Lights Shows,

    If you love photography you can go watch the early sunrise in the Summer at the Montauk Lighthouse and watch the earliest sunset at the beginning of winter. The Sunrise and Sunset times are 10 minutes apart from Nassau County into New York City. The time zones are different from being in western parts of Long Island because it’s a different atmosphere.

  • The reason why the temperatures don’t last that long because of the cold front in the region and shorter daylight which makes it harder to warm up more than 55 F or 12 C. That means the only way that it will work is that the temperature have to stay around 10 degrees different at night go back to the same temps which the weather warmer if the winds doesn’t affect the forecast. However the temps don’t match when the real feel is more cooler than the exact temps during the winter months comparing to spring.

    The only way it will work is that the temperatures has to match for over 24 hours or 10 degrees different or more than 2 days around the same spot with warmer temps which the weather would be warm for sweater weather or perhaps a perfect day to go outside like the park or town center. Others may assume that the body’s main sensors for detecting climate shifts lie on the surface of our skin depending on sun light and heat during the day. Once it turns dusk outside during the winter, it can either quickly become cold or breezy for sweater weather depends on how much the temperature drops or keep the similar temps. Sometimes in certain parts of the world can only use specific temperatures and weather related issues during the winter months because of the anticyclonic spin being close to the United Kingdom line which that could the reason why the jet stream goes around the United Kingdom and Ireland to cause of getting all of the gloomy days included Northern France, Northern Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Both Norway and Sweden do attempt to have lots of snow because of the polar air which brings in the cold air

    The Earth of the globe and the deal with global warming has been a problem with why the temps often change the climate when one day is cold and the other day is warm. Other parts of the world shows that it can be colder for one week and the next week it gets warmer on a specific region depending on where you live in. The moist is a big role for the summer months while the dry wind takes responsible for shorten the warm weather especially the lack of daylight in the winter months. Sometimes the Polar vortex can increase the air pressure which the jet stream weakens the surface while it allows cold to drip depending on the destination. Some months the tropics forces the jet streams to go straight north which the majority of warm weather its the north even the arctic section which is a big issue with climate change and wildfires in the woodlands during the summer months.


  • The reason why I chose this book is that it helps me understand the facts of why I love the sound of nature and enjoy going into the ocean and discovering interesting things in the seashore. Another reason why going to the ocean is really a beautiful place to visit is that it would help you stay calm and stay focused while easing the pressure on your normal life to get some good meditation. It’s very helpful to ease what’s going on in the world and very helpful to feel the sand and the water as a sensory feel. The Ocean is also a great place to release your emotions and use it as a free therapy because it would help you keep your typical and mental health steady if you feel like you want to go somewhere calming. It’s also very helpful for nature so you can use it for a sensory feel if you love it while touching the surface of the ocean. Feeling the sand and the seashells is very good for a sensory feel which makes you feel good.

    The reason why I think surfing is very good for you is because it’s good for your mental and physical health while living the moment. It’s also very good while tracking the waves while waiting for the right moment to get on the surfboard while hanging on. Once in a while I would watch the experience of nature and see ocean animals and see boats passing by or the clouds passing by while looking at the rest of the view of the ocean. Seeing the ocean is really helpful. It’s a relaxing experience while getting on the water which gives a sensory feel while getting in and the ocean is a wonderful place to use it as a happy place or a palace if you want to get peace. There’s so many beautiful things while enjoying the natural beauty of the ocean.

    – Scott Weisbrot

  • There’s so much things to do during the fall and winter months. People can go skiing snow tubing and community events, hiking. The town also often host local beer festivals and cultural activities in the area. The weather is cooler during most of the summer and it has the best scenery of the amazing different colors of leaves during the autumn. Lack of carbinonaxie which is good for the people to breathe in with the fresh air. It is also one of the most iconic places in Upstate New York with so much sceneries.

    Housings and ski resorts for the holiday tourism. People should consider moving to Upstate New York because there’s less population than Southern New York which they need to move up in the north. They also have a solar farm. They have colorful housings and stores in their local downtown area on Route 23A Main Street in Tannersville. There’s also art museums, historic places, antique shops and other local attractions. Upstate New York also has a lot of real life Cafes and Thrift Stores for local business.

    During the Winter Months, most of the time it always snow and has plenty for people to do skiing, snow tubing and so much adventurous activities during the day. People can sit by the fire and have marshmallows with hot chocolate to keep you warm. There’s also great shopping and dining options especially when people wanna enjoy their getaway trip to the resorts or Winter Lodging for fun activities. Others can do non winter activities like snowshoe trails through the woods, or shopping downtown and enjoying a craft beer tasting. There is plenty of activities like historic sites and other events which is the reason why the Catskills are the ideal destination! 

    The reason people should move to the Hudson Valley/Catskills because they can have the luxury life or find something that fits your budget but wanted to find somewhere with nature. Most of the houses would have more freedom of the walk around the property and often see wild animals once in a while or see the shooting stars on a clear night.

    The place is a the sense of wonders during the summer months like going out to so many fun places to go out for a trip to remember. Theres plenty of lakes and waterfalls for tourists to spend parts of the day like swimming in swim holes, paddle boating, Canoeing, Kayaking, fishing, and exploring animals in the nature preserve. The Catskills has local eatery and brewery for adults who love to socialize and have a good time. Hit the highlights or go through the horizon and see where the road takes you to find a great spot like, biplane adventures, the waterpark, mountain activities, or eatery cafes and restraints for the whole family. They can also stop by at local music festivals if they wanna have a good time especially theres the shops of Woodstock were they can check out and relive the memory of the Hippie Era. Also there’s a couple of petting zoo for kids and people who adores with animals and loves learning about history at some of the local museums and art museums.

    The scenery is beautiful during the autumn because of the Fall Foliage and theres much adventurous activities. The weather is also breezy and crisp during the autumn months. There’s also lots of fall festivals, horse back riding trails, hiking trails, farmers markets and trips to the farm.

    Numbers and Links about Life of the Catskills

  • The first thing that Dr. Christine and I did was that we stopped by at the Cafe called Golden Russet Cafe & Grocery. It was a Cafe and Grocery Store which is very interesting and it only happens in less populated areas especially in the woodlands or the rural suburbs.

    I ordered myself a bacon and egg and cheese sandwich with tomato which was really delicious.

    There was a play room and a reading station for the kids while the grownups got to have coffee time with friends and family. I thought that was a great idea !

    I was able to meet Jenny( the owner) so Christine and I interviewed her about the place and how she and her husband ran it so successfully. We also got to discover the beautiful historic houses, a local farm, and a local brewery around Rhinebeck. We also visited the Omega institute which is the most famous health and holistic retreat center in the United States.

    Afterwards, we stopped by at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, a hamlet in Dutchess County, New York. We saw a very old tree which was over 350 years old, It is called the survivor tree as Christine always teaches us the tree pose and how to stand tall with resilience. ,

    I also thought it would be a very nice spot for holiday tourism or a weekend for a day trip in the area.

    When we drove to Poughkeepsie, there was a section of Marist College which is near the downtown area of Poughkeepsie.

    We also had great exercise and spa time at Mike Arteaga’s Health and Fitness

    We got to go swimming in a great salt water pool, and there was a hot tub included and a cold plunge and sauna that we rotated over and over for detox

    There’s also a cardio room in a movie theatre room where you can go on the treadmill while watching a movie. That was so cool , and we made a pact to go tomorrow again at 7 am.

    Then we got onto our obligation to wash our service animal doggies ( Mabel n Moon and company , of which their books are coming at soon!)

    Foam and wash is also a car wash which opens 24 hours a day. Two for one ! As conscious and accountable news makers, Christine has taught us how to really effectively multi task.

    Afterwards, we drove through the Mid Hudson Bridge which was beautiful with the rainbow lighting on the bridge which was meant to be as it represents us at Autisticana.

    Finally we drove all the way to Kingston to stop by at a progressive urban book store called “The Rough Draft Bar” and Books, which it’s a cafe where writers can work on their blogs or their upcoming books. The place was very interesting and we ended the night with a healthy and delicious dinner.

    I had a nice adventure and a great trip around the Mid Hudson Valley.

    The Cold Plunge Challenge for Autisticana
  • During the beginning of our Journey the Lions started off by going to the Queensbury Hotel and we had the opening ceremony. We hosted the banner that presents Long Island Division and wore it in green. Before we opened the Special Olympic Games we had guests from athletes, new members that are willing to promote marketing to this league, volunteers who grew up loving the Special Olympics, Glens Fall Mayor Bill Collins and Stacey Hengsterman CEO & President of the New York Special Olympics made a beautiful speech. Finally, the State Troopers walked with the athlete who light the torch to let the games begin. The Local News came to downtown Glens Falls to watch the ceremony of the event. There was over 1,300 athletes Statewide to participate in the Fall Games.

    Stacey Hengsterman CEO & President of the New York Special Olympics made a speech about local businesses helping them fundraise for the Special Olympics

    During the Big of the Tournament we played at Morse Field Complex we had over 16 teams Statewide for the Soccer Tournament. After the practice round, each team will be placed in 3 Divisions of those 4 Teams. We placed against the Ithaca Dragons and lost 2-0 but we played against New York City Hawks and lost 1-0. When the Lions was ready for the Big Tournament, we went to 3rd Division with Southampton Mariners, Buffalo Storms and Friends United of Buffalo. It was Long Island vs Buffalo in the bottom division, so we played against the Southampton Mariners both teams played competitive performance but Southampton took the lead but I assist it to Phil and got the one goal which we lost 3-1. During the losers tournament, the Lions was determined to get Bronze against the Buffalo Stormers. The match was started off scoreless until almost halfway done with the 2nd Half but I made long kicks multiple time but the one moment when the Lions got a goal was when I passed it to Damien to Phil and took the lead. The Stormers had other plans to score one minute later and both ended up at Extratime. All of us had tired legs because the match would not end until someone wins the match or shootouts which make a difficult decision. Both Teams played 5 minutes each half and I was finally increasing my moments to get shots on goals. During the last few minutes of extra time, John passed the ball to me and we finally got the goal to take the winning moment. I took the ball all the way and did some cool moves to go around and got the winning goal and we won 3-1. The Long Island Lions was able to take Bronze. During the Winners/Finals Tournament, it was Southampton South Fork vs Friends United of Buffalo. Southampton did everything they could but end up took silver so Friends United of Buffalo took gold and won 3rd Division of the Tournament.

    During the Closing Ceremony, we all watched the closing moments with my teammates. We watch the moment when one of the athletes use the torch to turn off the lighting torch and it was to put it on a closing note. At the end, everyone danced with their friends while having their final moments and the DJ played the greatest songs from the 80s to now.

    Here’s the numbers and links for more Special Olympics from around the Highlights of the Glen Fall Games


    Numbers and Links about the Special Olympics

  • By Scott Weisbrot

    Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is something some people have. When the weather gets colder, people become less active and feel more unmotivated. People with ADHD are 3 times more likely to have SAD. I predict that this might be because of the change to cold weather. People with ADHD are more likely to be creative and feel elevated during the warmer weather. They may even feel pure happiness. SAD may be associated with oversleeping, fatigue, food cravings, and weight gain. It may also be linked to higher rates of loneliness, lack of interest in daily and social activities, and suicidal thoughts. This depression in the winter months is probably linked to the fact that it is too cold, and there is not much activity. Seasonal affective disorder can also be related to a lack of vitamin D, overproduction of melatonin, altered circadian rhythm, and reduced eating.

    In the United Kingdom and Ireland

    The facts about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is that the United Kingdom and Ireland has more people that are affected from this because of the gloomy days with less days of sunshine and more clouds and rain. SAD is also more common in areas around the globe that are far from the equator including Nordic Countries, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, and even the Netherlands. Areas near the Arctic have more people with seasonal affective disorder because daylight gets short really fast and everyone is going to deal with no daylight during the winter months. Women are more likely to have SAD than men and people from the age range of 18 to 30 years are most likely to have Seasonal Affective Disorder.

    There’s always help for people if they have anxiety and depression like call a hotline to talk to a professional to understand your feelings and cope with your emotions. Doing therapy is also good for people on the autism spectrum disorder or work on a hobby that you enjoy. Doing sensory activities can be great for autism people to help them stay calm and focus on their maintaining strategies. You can spend some quality time with friends and family to keep yourself in a positive mood.

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    The Websites with Helpful Tips for Seasonal Affective Disorder

    References:

    1. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/seasonal-affective-disorder/symptoms-causes/syc-20364651
    2. https://www.ahealthiermichigan.org/2019/06/07/the-connection-between-seasonal-affective-disorder-and-adhd/

    Edited by Elliot Gavin Keenan