Long Islanders have plenty to say, and many are on Patch,blogging their expertise or telling us what's wrong in the world. Here are some of the finest Patch blogs this week.
Lauren Lev spots an unwelcome trend: . "You’re not imagining it when you walk down the aisles at the retail store. You’re witnessing the Christmas Creep."
Christopher Hassett advises those thinking about first figure out the goal. "It’s important to have a good understanding why you want to become a vegan. Is it due to an ethical position on animal rights, the environment? Is it an issue of spirituality or religion?"
Jeanine Marie identifies affordable beauty items for those shopping for back to school supplies. "We found bargains for tweens, teens and co-eds that even the most frugal mom just can’t say no to."
Eric Taitz offers ideas on how couples can best invest together. "In a perfect world, both halves of a couple share the same investment goals and agree on the best way to try to reach them. It doesn't always work that way, though."