Living Well In The Panhandle

Spring Clean Your Finances

  As you are clearing out clutter, sprucing up, and getting ready for summer, you also should start your financial spring cleaning by figuring out where you stand financially. Here are a few tips to help you get started: 1.  Get organized. Build a personal financial filing system; get out your financial paperwork and file …

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Be Clean and Safe in the Laundry Room

Photo credit: American Cleaning Institute Are you familiar with the new single-load liquid laundry packets?  They are a convenient new laundry product which contains highly concentrated detergent in single pouches.  However, if not stored properly, the packets can pose a danger to curious young children leading to injury from ingestion or exposure to the eyes.  …

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Spring into Cleaning

Photo credit: Dorothy C. Lee Spring is officially upon us.  There are few rites of Spring more familiar than the annual Spring Cleaning.  It is easier and healthier to live in a clean, well-organized home.  Spring Cleaning doesn’t have to be synonymous with drudgery, though. The key to cleaning is being organized and familiar with …

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2014 Green Living Expo to be held in Crawfordville

  April 26, 20149 a.m. to 2 p.m.Crawfordville, FloridaTCC Wakulla Center and Hudson Park   Come one, come all to the Green Living Expo offered to all citizens of the Big Bend area.  I love the adopted tagline… Experience a simpler, more sustainable life.  Learn ways to save money and reduce your impact on the …

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The Cost of Not Having HealthCare

The deadline to enroll in health insurance through healthcare.gov is March 31, 2014 UF IFAS Extension Northwest District cares about you having all the facts necessary to use research based information to make informed choices for you and/or your family. One important choice coming up for almost 70,000 uninsured adults in the Big Bend (Gadsden, …

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Are You Being Profiled?

Your credit score is the most frequently and widely used method for determining your credit worthiness, but what if a 700 credit score was not just a 700 credit anymore? What if there was a way to try to predict consumer debt delinquency behavior even among those individuals that have 700 credit score? Recent research …

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Sugar vs. Other Sweeteners: Get the Scoop

Moderation is the key with both sugar and sugar substitutes. Do you use sugar, honey, artificial sweetener, or some combination of them all?  Which are better to use?  The internet is flooded with myths about sweeteners – both nutritive and low- or no-calorie.  Because it’s often difficult to sift through the claims, here’s a quick …

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Food Recalls Help Keep Consumers Safe

Handle food safely and stay informed about food recalls. Have you paid attention to any of the recent food recalls?  In February 2014, both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued consumer food recalls and alerts for a variety of food safety reasons.  Product recalls warned …

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Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right

Enjoy the taste of eating right. Taste tops nutrition as the main reason why we buy one food over another, as consumer research has clearly shown.  Even though social, emotional, and health factors do have important roles to play, the foods people enjoy are probably the ones they eat the most.  The key message for …

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Be Heart Smart – Make Heart-Healthy Choices

Be Heart Smart – Make Heart-Healthy Choices The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that about 600,000 people die of heart disease in the United States each year.  Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Eating habits are something we acquire as we grow …

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