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EXTENSION NEWS: Minimize, manage holiday stress, blues
Depression and stress can occur anytime throughout our lives. For many people the holidays and the winter months can be the most difficult. There can be many causes including too many expectations, responsibilities, commercialization, and the death or health of loved ones.
EXTENSION NEWS: Managing your holiday spending
Stretching personal financial resources to cover holiday expenses can challenge even the best money managers.
EXTENSION NEWS: Eat right and have a healthy Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is usually one of those holidays where second helpings are a must. Some Thanksgiving meals can equal the amount of calories and fat we need in an entire day or two.
EXTENSION NEWS: Planning ahead can keep Santa out of debt
Every year thousands of Americans go into debt over the holidays because Santa and his elves went a little over budget. With Christmas shopping, gas prices and holiday parties, it is no wonder we have trouble staying out of debt.
EXTENSION NEWS: An apple a day might keep the doctor away
Apples may seem like the plain Jane of fruits, but they have plenty of nutrition to make a wonderful snack.
EXTENSION NEWS: Want a good snack? Get your popcorn ready
One of my favorite Halloween snacks is popcorn and especially popcorn balls. Popcorn is one of America’s truly native foods. Popcorn was an important food of the Aztec Indians. It was also an integral part of their ceremonies, often used to decorate ceremonial headdresses, necklaces and statues of their gods.
EXTENSION NEWS: Mammograms save lives
Mammograms can cut breast cancer deaths by as much as one-third. That is why the American Cancer Society recommends women ages 40 and older be screened for breast cancer with a mammogram once a year.
EXTENSION NEWS: Helping children understand time
Young children don’t understand the passing of time. Words like yesterday, today, tomorrow, hour and minute have no meaning to them. This can be frustrating for children and their parents.
EXTENSION NEWS: Reduce salt to improve health
Many Americans don’t realize how much sodium they consume when eating meals or snacks.
EXTENSION NEWS: Tips on making safe food donations to local pantries
Donating, receiving and gleaning foods that would otherwise go to waste helps feed the hungry. Beware of the signs that food may be unsafe to eat. You can use the following checklist to decide whether the food is safe or unsafe to give to food pantries, cupboards and shelters.
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