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Polly Higgins is Newsday.com's Lifestyle and Entertainment editor, covering home and garden, food, restaurants, pets, travel and entertainment. Her education includes a journalism degree from Indiana University and a masters in Media Arts from the University of Arizona. She called Arizona home for a number of years, working for both the Arizona Daily Star and (now shuttered) Tucson Citizen. In her spare time, Higgins can be found walking Otto the beagle in her Brooklyn neighborhood, logging miles on her running shoes and watching reruns of "Dallas."
For the members of DV8, a female quartet from New Jersey, selecting a song to perform at "the X Factor" auditions wasn't a problem.
"Choosing the song was easy," Lyric, 19, said. Coordinating outfits, that was the hard part.
The teens -- along with Lyric, 18-year-old Queen and Loca and 19-year-old Hazel -- plan to sing "Next to Me" by Emeli Sande...Read more »
Though there are few constants in life, one thing has remained with me since childhood: A love of roller coasters. While I now avoid such stomach twisters as those doggone Tilt-a-Whirls and the newfangled swing rides that spin so very very fast (Luna Park's Brooklyn Flyer will not see this backside again), roller coasters new and old never disappoint. Or make me sick.
My dad gets credit for...Read more »