NYC Ballet’s Sunrise Dance On 4 World Trade Center Is Mesmerizing, Will Make You Cry (VIDEO)

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NYC Ballet’s Sunrise Dance On 4 World Trade Center Is Mesmerizing, Will Make You Cry (VIDEO)
Here’s a video of two New York City Ballet dancers, Maria Kowroski and Ask la Cour, performing at sunrise on the 57th floor of 4 World Trade Center earlier this month.

It’s called “New Beginnings,” it’s beautiful, and you should watch it.

The dance is choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and is called “After The Rain.” According to the Youtube description, “It is a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, and a tribute to the future of the city that New York City Ballet calls home.”

It might also make you cry:

I never thought I’d be moved by an NYC Ballet video, but here I am. Near tears. Somehow. http://t.co/poz8PSsNDP

— bobby finger (@bobbyfinger) September 19, 2013

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Richard Parrinello, Animal-Control Officer, Hid 850 Snakes Worth $500,000 In His Home, Police Say
SHIRLEY, N.Y. — An animal-control officer had hundreds of snakes, including two 6-foot Burmese pythons, at his home, where he ran an illegal side business selling them, authorities said Thursday.

There were 850 snakes worth half a million dollars in a detached garage at the Shirley home of Richard Parrinello, including the Burmese pythons, which are illegal in New York state, officials said. “There is a reason why Burmese pythons are illegal,” said Suffolk County SPCA Chief Roy Gross, citing the deaths of two young boys in New Brunswick, Canada, who were killed by an African rock python while they slept last month.

Gross said Burmese pythons can grow to 30 feet long and are “an accident waiting to happen.”

Parrinello has worked on and off as an animal-control officer for the town of Brookhaven since 1988, town spokesman Jack Krieger said.

Authorities spotted the snakes during an investigation into whether Parrinello was working while on disability leave from his town job.

During a weeks-long undercover investigation, authorities said, investigators caught Parrinello on camera claiming he had $500,000 in inventory – including snakes, turtles and turtle eggs – stored in a garage he’d converted into habitat space.

Parrinello faces multiple charges of owning the pythons and violating town codes by running a business at his home without a permit. He was issued two violations by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation.

Authorities said Parrinello is cooperating. A man who answered the phone at a number listed on Parrinello’s Snakeman’s Exotics website said he had no comment.

Gross said the pythons were headed to an animal sanctuary in Massachusetts. It was unclear what would be done with the other snakes.

Hamachi Kama, Yellowtail Collar, Is The Best Part Of The Fish
For a very brief time in my early twenties, I worked in a sushi bar in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Don’t worry, this isn’t a story of air-mailed, flash-frozen fish gone awry, nor is it a tale of a desert seafood-eater’s existential crisis. I just want to make sure you know that you might be missing out on one of the best parts of the fish: the collar.

In this sushi bar, the hamachi kama (or yellowtail collar in English) was reserved for friends of the owner, kind regulars and very, very lucky, well-behaved employees. It also quickly became my favorite thing in the restaurant immediately after I tasted it. Don’t let the name scare you. The hamachi collar (like on all fish) refers simply to the section just behind the head and gills. If you are not squeamish about seeing fish being butchered, you should absolutely check out this fantastic video of a tuna fisherman breaking down the collars on a yellowtail. As he says, “best part of the fish, right there.”

Why is the collar so good? I can’t tell you scientifically. I suspect that it has to do with the use of the muscles in that part of the fish, as well as the fact that it is one of the only pieces of fish that ever gets cooked on the bone, which is well-known to make everything taste better. The meat is sweet, tender, full of rich flavor and especially juicy. Hamachi kama is also good for you, since you can cook it with no added fat whatsoever — it tastes best simply grilled, with at most a sprinkling of salt, soy and citrus. Eating the collar of the fish is also pretty green of you, considering that it uses a part of the fish that a lot of unaware eaters would consider scrap.

Hamachi kama is hard to find in restaurants, partially because it is scarce (there are only two collars on a fish) and partially because cooks are smart and they save the best parts for themselves. If you are in a Japanese restaurant and you see it on the menu, you would be laughing in the face of enjoyment and good flavor to not order it. They still might not have any left, but you always have to ask. Like the satisfaction that comes from picking the turkey carcass on Thanksgiving, eating a hamachi collar is an exercise in patience, rewarding those dextrous enough to dig in with chopsticks or brash enough to use their fingers. Don’t miss it. I promise you won’t regret it.

Get a great, simple recipe for hamachi kama from Bon Appétit.

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Gorgeous Nature Trails That Make Us Want To Get Outside
The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life — and your well-being — off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.

GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others’ stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify solutions that work for you. We all have de-stressing “secret weapons” that we pull out in times of tension or anxiety, whether they be photos that relax us or make us smile, songs that bring us back to our heart, quotes or poems that create a feeling of harmony, or meditative exercises that help us find a sense of silence and calm. We encourage you to look at the GPS Guide below, visit our other GPS Guides here, and share with us your own personal tips for finding peace, balance and tranquility.

Whether you’re a hard core runner or prefer a calm stroll, scenic trails have a way of brining us to our center. The view from these pathways can empower us to fuel through a workout or to simply look deeper into ourselves and address whatever stress we may hold onto while clinging to our computers throughout the day. Click through these nature trails and get inspired to venture out to find a place by you that helps you connect to your surroundings.

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5 Apps To Help You Destress
By PureWow

Traffic jams. Frantic emails from your boss. Office gossip. It’s hard not to be stressed these days. But the good news is that technology is here to help (and no, we don’t mean hours of Candy Crush). Here are four must-download apps to help you sail through each part of your day — from your morning commute to that dreaded after-work gym session.

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The Essential Guide to Purse-Sized Technology

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