The most common reason for menopause is the natural decline in a female's reproductive hormones. However, menopause can also result from the following situations:
Oophorectomy: This surgery, which removes a woman's ovaries, causes immediate menopause. Symptoms and signs of menopause in this situation can be severe, as the hormonal changes happen abruptly.
Chemotherapy: Cancer treatments like chemotherapy can induce menopause quickly, causing symptoms to appear shortly after or even during treatment.
Ovarian Insufficiency: Also called premature ovarian failure, this condition is essentially premature menopause. It happens when a woman's ovaries quit functioning before the age of 40 and can stem from genetic factors and disease. Only 1% of women suffer from premature menopause, but HRT can help protect the heart, brain, and bones.
If you're a woman going through menopause and find that you have become increasingly depressed, you're not alone. It's estimated that 15% of women experience depression to some degree while going through menopause. What many women don't know is that depression can start during perimenopause, or the years leading up to menopause.
Depression can be hard to diagnose, especially during perimenopause and menopause. However, if you notice the following signs, it might be time to speak with a physician:
Remember, if you're experiencing depression, you're not weak or broken - you're going through a very regular emotional experience. The good news is that with proper treatment from your doctor, depression isn't a death sentence. And with HRT and anti-aging treatment for women, depression could be the catalyst you need to enjoy a new lease on life.
Hot flashes - they're one of the most well-known symptoms of menopause. Hot flashes are intense, sudden feelings of heat across a woman's upper body. Some last second, while others last minutes, making them incredibly inconvenient and uncomfortable for most women.
Symptoms of hot flashes include:
Typically, hot flashes are caused by a lack of estrogen. Low estrogen levels negatively affect a woman's hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls body temperature and appetite. Low estrogen levels cause the hypothalamus to incorrectly assume the body is too hot, dilating blood vessels to increase blood flow. Luckily, most women don't have to settle for the uncomfortable feelings that hot flashes cause. HRT treatments for women often stabilize hormones, lessening the effects of hot flashes and menopause in general.
Mood swings are common occurrences for most people - quick shifts from happy to angry and back again, triggered by a specific event. And while many people experience mood swings, they are particularly common for women going through menopause. That's because, during menopause, the female's hormones are often imbalanced. Hormone imbalances and mood swings go hand-in-hand, resulting in frequent mood changes and even symptoms like insomnia.
The rate of production of estrogen, a hormone that fluctuates during menopause, largely determines the rate of production the hormone serotonin, which regulates mood, causing mood swings.
Luckily, HRT and anti-aging treatments in Ridgewood, NJ for women work wonders for mood swings by regulating hormone levels like estrogen. With normal hormone levels, women around the world are now learning that they don't have to settle for mood swings during menopause.
Staying fit and healthy is hard for anyone living in modern America. However, for women with hormone imbalances during perimenopause or menopause, weight gain is even more serious. Luckily, HRT treatments for women coupled with a physician-led diet can help keep weight in check. But which hormones need to be regulated?
Lowered sexual desire - three words most men and women hate to hear. Unfortunately, for many women in perimenopausal and menopausal states, it's just a reality of life. Thankfully, today, HRT and anti-aging treatments Ridgewood, NJ can help women maintain a normal, healthy sex drive. But what causes low libido in women, especially as they get older?
The hormones responsible for low libido in women are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone.
Progesterone production decreases during perimenopause, causing low sex drive in women. Lower progesterone production can also cause chronic fatigue, weight gain, and other symptoms. On the other hand, lower estrogen levels during menopause lead to vaginal dryness and even vaginal atrophy or loss of muscle tension.
Lastly, testosterone plays a role in lowered libido. And while testosterone is often grouped as a male hormone, it contributes to important health and regulatory functionality in women. A woman's testosterone serves to heighten sexual responses and enhances orgasms. When the ovaries are unable to produce sufficient levels of testosterone, it often results in a lowered sex drive.
Often uncomfortable and even painful, vaginal dryness is a serious problem for sexually active women. However, like hair loss in males, vaginal dryness is very common - almost 50% of women suffer from it during menopause.
Getting older is just a part of life, but that doesn't mean you have to settle for the side effects. HRT and anti-aging treatments for women correct vaginal dryness by re-balancing estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. When supplemented with diet and healthy living, your vagina's secretions are normalized, causing discomfort to recede.
Uterine fibroids - they're perhaps the least-known symptom of menopause and hormone imbalances in women. That's because these growths on the uterus are often symptom-free. Unfortunately, these growths can be cancerous, presenting a danger for women as they age.
Many women will have fibroids at some point. Because they're symptomless, they're usually found during routine doctor exams. Some women only get one or two, while others may have large clusters of fibroids. Because fibroids are usually caused by hormone imbalances, hysterectomies have been used as a solution, forcing women into early menopause.
Advances in HRT and anti-aging medicine for women give females a safer, non-surgical option without having to experience menopause early. At Global Life Rejuvenation, our expert physicians will implement a customized HRT program to stabilize your hormones and reduce the risk of cancerous fibroid growth.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS, and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Endometriosis symptoms are much like the effects of PMS and include pelvic pain, fatigue, cramping, and bloating. While doctors aren't entirely sure what causes this painful, uncomfortable condition, most agree that hormones - particularly xenoestrogens - play a factor.
Xenoestrogen is a hormone that is very similar to estrogen. Too much xenoestrogen is thought to stimulate endometrial tissue growth. HRT for women helps balance these hormones and, when used with a custom nutrition program, can provide relief for women across the U.S.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies. Ipamorelin can boost a patient's overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life.
When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits. Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our HRT and anti-aging treatments for women in Ridgewood, NJ, we are here to help. The first step to reclaiming your life begins by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation. Our friendly, knowledgeable HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!973-587-8638
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - If you’re looking for a last minute ticket to Ridgewood High School New Players Company performance of Mamma Mia, you’ll have to barter with a current ticket holder. The show officially opens Thursday and has sold out for all performances.RHS Little Theatre will kick off its production Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m., followed by performances at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, as well as a matinée at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. After receiving an overwhelming demand for tickets, New Players Company offer...
RIDGEWOOD, NJ - If you’re looking for a last minute ticket to Ridgewood High School New Players Company performance of Mamma Mia, you’ll have to barter with a current ticket holder. The show officially opens Thursday and has sold out for all performances.
RHS Little Theatre will kick off its production Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 p.m., followed by performances at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, as well as a matinée at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday. After receiving an overwhelming demand for tickets, New Players Company offered the dress rehearsal Wednesday evening at 7:00 p.m. as an extra opportunity to catch the show.
According to Director Morgan Knight, the cast and crew are tasked with putting on this show in the short span of three and a half weeks. “I would have to say that the time constraint was the most challenging part of this process. Not to mention, the music is more difficult than people might think: Abba has depth and every song has backup vocals with four or five different voice parts,” he pointed out.
“It all came together so fast, especially because everyone shares such a deep love for the company and the art of theater itself,” said graduated senior Aidan Holt. “With a group like this, we’ve had so many opportunities to become close,” he added.
This time around the audience may be surprised to see the orchestra pit tucked backstage rather than directly in front of the first row. The new artistic director, Kelly Van Zile, commented on this change saying, “the sound was different and that definitely took some getting used to.”
The costume crew also had their hands full trying to dress the 50 people who make up the cast. “It is kind of overwhelming at times but the cast is all so nice and appreciative which makes it worth it in the end,” said graduated senior Sophia Kornemann.
New Players Company found itself swamped with people trying to score tickets this year, so much so that there was a waiting list for the dress rehearsal. Van Zile welcomed this issue as a testament to this group and all the work they have put in.
“One of the best parts about putting this show together was the enthusiasm from the actors. They bought into the material so easily because it is just so goofy and fun,” Knight remarked. “The great thing about Mamma Mia is that it is a show where the only thing the audience is asked to do is have fun.”
Edges Hackensack University Medical Center — one or the other (or both) has been top hospital for past 11 yearsMorristown Medical Center was named the top hospital in the state for the fifth consecutive year, according to the prestigious U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released this morning....
Edges Hackensack University Medical Center — one or the other (or both) has been top hospital for past 11 years
Hackensack University Medical Center, which tied with Morristown for the top spot in 2021, was second.
The two hospitals have held the top honor — or shared the top honor — for each of the last 11 years. Morristown was tops in 2018-20; Hackensack was No. 1 from 2012-2017.
Both placed in the Top 10 of the New York City metro area, with Morristown ranked No. 9 and Hackensack No. 10.
Hackensack edged Morristown for the number of specialties in which it was nationally ranked, 4-3. They were the only two hospitals in the state to have a specialty ranked nationally.
For the complete rankings, click here.
U.S. News editors say the annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 33rd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive quality care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.
Atlantic Health CEO Brian Gragnolati said the honor represents a teamwide effort.
“Clinical excellence and compassionate care are the hallmarks of our remarkable team,” he said. “When our patients and communities need us most, they can rest assured they are in the best possible hands with the talented physicians, nurses and caregivers of Atlantic Health System.”
Morristown Medical Center President Trish O’Keefe also praised the staff.
“To earn the No. 1 ranking in the state five years in a row validates our commitment to consistently provide exceptional, high-quality care for our patients,” she said. “This national recognition is a testament to the unwavering dedication of our medical, clinical and support teams to bring about the best-possible patient outcomes. Our communities trust us to provide the best resources to help keep them healthy, the latest and most innovative treatments and high-quality care no matter what brings them to our hospital. I’m enormously proud of the extraordinary efforts of our entire team whose exceptional collaboration and focus on excellence made this recognition possible.”
Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Bob Garrett expressed a similar sentiment about the staff at HUMC.
“Hackensack Meridian Health hospitals consistently rank among the best in our state and nation because of our world-class team members who work tirelessly to deliver high-quality, compassionate care to the patients and communities we serve,” he said. “We are incredibly proud of our hospitals and team members who continue to elevate the standard of care in New Jersey and beyond.”
Here’s a look at a number of key rankings:
1. Morristown Medical Center (9) 2. Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center (10) 3. Valley Hospital (Ridgewood) (T16) 4. Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (New Brunswick) (T16) 5. Overlook Medical Center (Summit) (T20) T6. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (Atlantic City) T6. Cooper University Health Care (Camden) T6. Englewood Health (T24) T6. Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune) (T24) T6. Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (Livingston) (T24) T6. Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center (T24) T6. Virtua Voorhees T13. Hackensack Meridian Ocean University Medical Center (T29) T13. Jefferson Health – Stratford 15. Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital (Camden)
1. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota) (seventh straight year in top spot) 2. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles) 3. NYU Langone 4. Cleveland Clinic T5. UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles) T5. Johns Hopkins (Baltimore) 7. New York Presbyterian 8. Mass General (Boston) 9. Northwestern Memorial (Chicago) 10. Stanford Health Care (Stanford, California)
After numerous reviews and an hours-long meeting Friday, the Glen Rock Planning Board still voted to deny the multi-use development.GLEN ROCK, NJ — After proposed site plans were reviewed and amended numerous times, nearly a year in the works, a new mixed-used development at 175 Rock Road in Glen Rock was still rejected 3-2 by the Glen Rock Planning Board on Friday, with the opposition citing traffic and safety concerns.Glen Rock Mall and Apartments, the applicant for the proposed development, wants to build 69 resident...
GLEN ROCK, NJ — After proposed site plans were reviewed and amended numerous times, nearly a year in the works, a new mixed-used development at 175 Rock Road in Glen Rock was still rejected 3-2 by the Glen Rock Planning Board on Friday, with the opposition citing traffic and safety concerns.
Glen Rock Mall and Apartments, the applicant for the proposed development, wants to build 69 residential units within three buildings and "35,615 square feet of interior gross commercial area," and sought a "minor" variance to permit the parking stall size of 10 feet by 20 feet to reduce to 9 feet by 18 feet, the applicant's lawyer Stephen Sinisi said at the hearing. Smaller stall dimensions would require less paving and allow for more spaces, he added.
But despite a four-hour long meeting, in which planning board members heard from Sinisi's expert witnesses to allay concerns of safety, Mayor Kristine Morieko, Police Chief Dean Ackermann and Ed Morley, all members, still voted 'no.' In favor of the motion were chair Scott King and Sue Tryforos.
"As a cop, you go with your gut instinct," Ackermann said, "and my gut instinct is that this will be a public safety nightmare."
The motion voted on included all conditions specified by the planning board during the course of all reviews; that is, for example, reinstallation of a crosswalk set to be removed by the county that King said the board would draft an advisory opinion for. Another condition was to eliminate glare for floodlights on one of the apartment buildings that would "obviously would be horrible" for residents there, Morley said.
Still, even with Sinisi's expert testimonies and the application conditions, three board members, and two local residents, expressed anxiety about the proposed development, specifically in regard to traffic generation.
Although the applicant's traffic engineer Hal Simoff insisted that the site would not create additional traffic, questions were raised about how he had reached the conclusion, and "common sense" would dictate that there would, in fact, be more traffic, Glen Rock resident Gabriel Bullaro said.
Another Glen Rock resident, Ben Meyer, the second of only two members of the public who spoke at the hearing, questioned the validity of the methodology used in the traffic study, and said the conclusion that traffic would be lower after the project is completed is "paradoxical" and "needs review."
Bullaro and Mayor Morieko also expressed concern about the site having only one point of egress and one point of ingress, and with the removal of the crosswalk that goes from the train station parking lot sidewalk to the proposed site, "the project would be a disaster the way it is," Bullaro said.
"In my opinion, the (approval) criteria for the development were not met," Morieko said. She added that though the site might serve to revitalize downtown Glen Rock, she does not agree with Sinisi and his experts that it would not cause a "substantial detriment to the public good."
It also, Morieko noted, offers only a minimal set-aside of affordable housing units, at 14, as required by the municipality's fair share plan.
Sinisi said in his closing arguments that he thinks the development is supported by "substantial, credible evidence," and that the board has every justification to find in favor of the applicant. He added that the planning board did not have one expert to rebut the testimonies of his experts.
"I have had the privilege of presenting several different housing projects throughout the state, and I consider this among the finest," Sinisi said. He nodded affirmatively, when King said he assumed the board would hear from the applicant again in the future.
"Oh, you will," Sinisi said.
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"Name Image Likeness" deal is Transcend’s second amateur partnershipMADISON, N.J., July 26, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Transcend Capital Advisors today announced a multi-year name, image, and likeness (NIL) partnership with 18-year-old amateur golfer Caleb Surratt, currently ranked #29 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR). Surratt has had seven straight top-ten finishes in...
"Name Image Likeness" deal is Transcend’s second amateur partnership
MADISON, N.J., July 26, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Transcend Capital Advisors today announced a multi-year name, image, and likeness (NIL) partnership with 18-year-old amateur golfer Caleb Surratt, currently ranked #29 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings (WAGR). Surratt has had seven straight top-ten finishes in amateur events this year and was previously the number-one ranked junior golfer in the world, according to the GolfWeek/Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings. A recent high school graduate, Surratt will continue his golf career at the University of Tennessee.
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"Transcend believes that investing in the growth and success of top-level junior golfers is a way to impact the futures of these athletes," said Brian Gorczynski, Managing Partner. "With new NIL opportunities afforded to amateur athletes, our firm is excited to take a leadership role in this changing climate and to support a rising star like Caleb."
A resident of Indian Trail, North Carolina, Surratt is a ROLEX Junior All-American and qualified for the U.S. Junior Ryder Cup team in 2021. He has compiled numerous victories over the course of his amateur career. In May, he became the first back-to-back winner of the Terra Cotta Invitational, a 54-hole stroke play event combining juniors, mid-amateurs, and college players. Earlier this year, Surratt won the prestigious 2022 Junior Invitational at Sage Valley Golf Club.
He also had a banner year in 2021, winning the Junior PGA Championship, the Bobby Chapman Junior Invitational, and the Western Junior, where he joined a list of past champions that includes Jim Furyk, Collin Morikawa, and Rickie Fowler.
"I am grateful to Transcend for believing in my potential and for easing my future path in the game of golf," said Surratt. "I have had such a great summer so far and anticipate the coming months will be equally fulfilling. The financial assistance of partners allows me to maintain focus on my game and my schoolwork."
Founded in 2019 and headquartered in Madison, New Jersey, Transcend is an independent registered investment advisor (RIA) offering wealth management services, public and private investments, strategic advisory services, and access to banking, lending, and family office solutions. Transcend manages approximately $2.3 billion of assets and serves families, business owners, executives, retirees, and entrepreneurs across the United States. Leveraging the unique network of its experienced management team, Transcend provides clients with access to investment opportunities not typically available to individual investors. Transcend was recently named in Citywire RIA’s "50 Growers Across America," an industry report recognizing the fastest-growing registered investment advisors in the United States. For more information on Transcend, please visit .
Whether it’s buried treasure or new restaurants, people are always searching for hidden gems. A particular elation arises from finding something dazzling and brand new. Luckily, in the Garden State, it’s easy to broaden your horizons. Some of New Jersey’s best-kept secrets lie within a northern village, which hosts unique culinary establishments for residents of all ages and palates. To experience its lesser-known wonde...
Whether it’s buried treasure or new restaurants, people are always searching for hidden gems. A particular elation arises from finding something dazzling and brand new. Luckily, in the Garden State, it’s easy to broaden your horizons. Some of New Jersey’s best-kept secrets lie within a northern village, which hosts unique culinary establishments for residents of all ages and palates. To experience its lesser-known wonders and flavors, here are 7 hidden gems in Ridgewood, NJ.
If you ask a coffee drinker, they’d tell you that it’s not just a drink––it’s a lifestyle. At Rey Sol, the owners add an extra layer of Colombian culture to the rich, aromatic flavors of everything from espresso to lattes. This “seed-to-cup” café uses homegrown coffee beans harvested from a family-owned farm in Colombia. Their specialty coffees, most notably the s’mores latte and espresso bonbon, have inspired residents throughout the state to visit.
This quaint and authentic Colombian café serves all-day breakfast, housemade pastries, and paninis. Baristas roast the coffee beans three times a week, ensuring the brew is always fresh. Try everything from the affogato (espresso and ice cream) to their signature, subtly sweet Campesino syrup.
A personal chef is every foodie’s dream. For those visiting Shumi Japanese Cuisine, each dinner is expertly crafted to meet the diner’s preference. Serving traditional omakase, this Ridgewood restaurant brings Japanese culture and unique dining to locals. A relaxing and intimate interior welcomes guests, specifically through its open atmosphere design. Behind the bar are two executive chefs—from Seoul, Korea, and Fukushima, Japan—waiting to serve delicate creations of sushi and sashimi.
Omakase is designed to stimulate all five senses, with each piece hosting a new combination of flavors and aesthetics. As the chef presents their dishes, you’ll find every taste has its own separate experience. If you’re looking for a more relaxed evening, Shumi also offers a variety of entrées—from ramen to bento boxes—to meet guests’ cravings. For a luxurious night out, this is an excellent destination.
Family-owned and operated since 2003, La Lanterna gives diners a little taste of Tuscany with every bite. The restaurant serves regional Italian cuisine that embodies traditional family-style food, sparking warmth in both the meal and atmosphere. With a newly renovated four-season porch, La Lanterna becomes a prime Ridgewood destination during the summer months. Try everything—from the popular penne alla vodka to the linguine with littleneck clams—to fully appreciate the depth of flavors and dishes.
A BYOB restaurant, La Lanterna creates a lively environment––frequently hosting musical guests and performances.
Looking to grab a bite but don’t have much time to sit and chat? At Bibillia, fast-casual Korean dining ensures delicious meals are prepared quickly. Rated by Yelp as one of the top 50 places to eat in New Jersey, Bibilla’s rice bowls and noodles are a popular choice for many Ridgewood residents. However, this restaurant is most famous for its traditional bibimbap, which includes various toppings—like teriyaki chicken or spicy pork—mixed over rice.
Aside from their fresh, hand-picked ingredients, Bibilla offers handcrafted Hyo-So drinks to boost immunity. Try their herb-infused drinks or the popular lychee refresher alongside a rice or noodle bowl.
For the most part, people best enjoy a simmering pot of soup during a dreary day. However, the ramen at this restaurant is craved no matter the weather. Tori Ramen Chicken’s casual outlet for Japanese ramen and chicken offers an oasis to residents hunting for much-needed comfort food. Chefs prepare fresh broth each morning, which simmers for 10 hours to achieve a rich depth of flavors. Guests can choose from seaweed, chicken, or pork ramen bowls, with gluten options substituting ramen noodles for rice noodles.
As an excellent side, Tori Ramen Chicken serves chicken wings and drumsticks tossed in a variety of secret sauces. The restaurant also offers rice bowls, dry noodles, appetizers, and specialty ramen like katsu.
As the saying goes, secrets are fun when shared with everyone. Despite this, the inconspicuous nature and theme of No. 12 in Ridgewood keeps its presence hidden from residents. A top-secret restaurant, No. 12 transports guests to a Prohibition-era style speakeasy in the heart of North Jersey. To enter, curious newcomers must obtain the code to a keypad at the back of the building. Behind the locked door opens an exquisitely decorated raw bar and roughly 50 seats.
The culinary playground’s menu changes frequently, preparing a wide range of shareable tapas, oysters, and desserts. No. 12 serves small plates from all over the world, enriching guests in both history and culinary culture. So, if you’re feeling mischievous or curious, try your luck at this BYOB hidden gem in Ridgewood, NJ.
Authentic Mexican food isn’t just about the food. At Sombrero Tacoria, the dishes reflect and uphold the tradition of family meals. Tacos, quesadillas, burritos, bowls, and the heavily-sought after birria are among the tasteful creations it serves. Sombrero Tacoria is excellent for dine-in or take-out meals, welcoming guests with a contemporary interior and rainbow wall of Jarritos sodas.
Sombrero Tacoria is a family business, preparing homemade horchata and limonada for diners to enjoy. The creative decor and bright colors give foodies a glimpse into Mexican culture. With spicy sauces and savory flavors, this casual Ridgewood restaurant is a genuine NJ hidden gem.
Have you found any hidden gems in Ridgewood, NJ? Tell us how they were below!