Living Well In The Panhandle

Frustrated by UFOs in Your Kitchen?

UFOs in Your Freezer Does your kitchen freezer resemble an archaeological dig in an iceberg? Do you ever see what you think is what you’re looking for in the very back? As you reach for it, half of everything else falls out onto your kitchen floor? UFOs (Unidentified Frozen Objects) end up everywhere. Your reaction …

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You Can’t Be the Real Thing: Eat Whole Fruits

Bertholf. (N.D.) Juicing from http://goo.gl/Neu02U Don’t fool yourself into thinking that drinking 100% fruit juice is the same as eating the whole fruit. Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health found two key things that may have you re-thinking your breakfast drink: In many cases, fruit juice contains as much sugar as soft drinks, …

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Plan Ahead for “Pomp and Circumstance”

Photo credit: IFAS Communication Services Do you have a high school senior in your life in the near or not-so-near future? If so, it’s never too early to begin planning and preparing for the expenses associated with senior year. For starters, here are some typical expenses: Class ring – While this may be purchased during …

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Tips to Reduce Spending

“Oh where does all my money go?” Do you need help managing your finances so that your family can realize more of their needs and wants?  Family members of all ages must learn to communicate and understand what their financial situation is.  Open discussions among family members often results in greater cooperation when deciding what …

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Identity Theft Is No Laughing Matter

Photo by: White,T. (N.D.) Identity Theft Protection. Retrieved 9 February 2015 from http://goo.gl/46HkDp While the commercials about identity theft maybe funny, identity theft is no laughing matter. Identity theft occurs when someone’s personal information is used to access money. According to the national crime and victimization survey it is estimated that identity theft cost Americans …

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Flavonoids: Good for the Heart!

Photo taken by: Marjorie Moore February is heart month, a time to consider including foods in your diet that will benefit your heart. Much has been in the media during the last few years about the positive heart health benefits of blueberries, red wine and dark chocolate. According to research, the compounds responsible for the …

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Resolutions for Living Well

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines “resolution” as “the act of finding an answer or solution to a conflict, problem, etc.; the act of resolving something.” Now that 2015 is here, what are you seeking to resolve this year? If you read Living Well in the Panhandle articles, you probably have noticed a theme. The theme is …

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Get Free Tax Prep Help

In the early ’70s, Gary Iskowitz was doing graduate work as well as teaching tax law while working for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Mr. Iskowitz saw a growing problem with questionable tax preparers who were scamming low-income people in his area. He did not like what he saw! Consequently, he proposed training a few …

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Cutting Down Waste in the School Cafeteria

School Lunchtime(SNAP Education Photo Gallery)   Do you have a child or grandchild who eats meals at school? Do they come home hungry and complain about the meals they are served? Have you taken any time to explain how the lunchroom food choices are made? If not, it may be time to have that conversation. …

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Florida’s “Enhanced Child Passenger Safety Law” – What Do You Need to Know?

There’s a new law in Florida – and although it’s far from comprehensive, it’s designed to better protect our kids. As of January 1, 2015, Florida law requires that all children riding in vehicles must use a safety seat until their 6th birthday. This means that kids who are 4- or 5-years-old and were previously …

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