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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

. . The first National Prescription Drug Take Back Day was held on September 25, 2010.  The goal was to provide a safe and responsible way of disposing prescription medications.  It was so effective that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the program that oversees this program, expanded the initiative.  It is currently held twice each […]

How to Save Money with Locally Grown Food

. . Continuing from last week’s article: How to Save Money at Farmers’ Markets, below are other advantages of Street Markets. I do not normally bring my camera to farmers’ markets. However, when we go on vacation, one of our priorities is to search out street markets in the area.  Every area of the world sells different […]

January 1st Month Tasks and Tips Intro

. . January 1st, or New Year’s Day, is celebrated by every country around the world.  The 1st month tasks sets the stage for new beginnings as does every other New Year’s Day..Each year we have the opportunity to start again and strive to reach the new year’s new resolutions. It is a new beginning. […]

Pumpkins Are Not Just for Halloween

. . One of the things that I love most about the different seasons is the different foods.  For example, when I think of autumn, I think of foods such as apples, cranberries, gingerbread, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin. For this article I want to provide some info about pumpkins because pumpkins are always on sale […]

15 Minute Deep Clean Blender Project

. . I use a variety of “Mighty Minnies” as organizational techniques. Rather than cleaning an entire room in one swell foop, I schedule a variety of 15 minute times and complete just one item for each of those 15 minute increments. For this Mighty Minnie, I thought I would detail how I clean my […]

How Colors Affect You, Part 5

. . The final article in the How Colors Affect You Series is below.  I hope you found the information that I provided over the past 5 weeks informational and helpful. PINK   Alexander G. Schauss, the Senior Director for American Institute for Biosocial and Medical Research (AIBMR), published an article detailing research that he […]

National Blueberry Month

. . July is National Blueberry Month.  Did you know that early American colonists made grey paint by boiling blueberries in milk? Native Americans also made tea from blueberry roots, and used blueberry syrup for coughs. They called blueberries “star berries” because the blossom end of each berry – the calyx – forms a perfect […]

Watermelon Seed Spitting Week Trivia

. . Hello and happy summer!  In recognition of Watermelon Seed Spitting Week (June 26 through June 29), I thought it would be fun to provide some fun trivia. Watermelon is Very Healthy and Versatile It is low in calories: a one-cup serving has only 48 calories. It is a great source of Vitamins A […]

Fresh Herbs – Fruits and Veggies Month

. . To continue with last week’s blog entry, another way capitalize on fresh fruits and veggies from street markets during growing season is by using some of the techniques below: I get fresh culinary herbs from street markets for a variety of things and to put a twist on some recipes during summer: Caprese salad […]

Herbs: Mint Methods

. . Mints of all varieties are herbs.  There are more than 30 species and it is abundant in the summer.  In fact, I was given a huge bunch of the herb by a co-worker last week because she knows how much I love mint.  I got a variety of perks out of the bunch […]

Before, During, and After a Hurricane

. . Hurricane Season is from June 1st through November 30th in both Atlantic and Pacific Ocean regions.  To be classified a hurricane, the storm must have sustained winds of at least 74 mph and may gust up to 200 mph.  A hurricane may cover areas up to several hundred miles and generate torrential rains and/or […]

Check Out National Dairy Check-Offs

. . To follow up with my post from January 1, 2015 in which I described what check-offs are, June is National Dairy Month and there are a variety of check-offs in many states that will help us, the consumers, to save money, provides recipes, and a wide variety of information. A Quick History: milk […]

How Colors Affect You, Part 4

. . Last month I continued the journey with Part 3 to show how much colors affect everything that we all do.  In order to cover the colors of the rainbow, this section will be a bit long. The final part to How Colors Affect You will be posted on July 6th and will cover […]

Older Americans Month

. . Older Americans Month was established by President John F. Kennedy in 1963, when only 9 percent of the population at that time (189,240,000) had reached their 65th birthday.  At the time, there were few programs to help older Americans and one third of the American population lived in poverty. According to the Administration for […]

How Colors Affect You, Part 3

. . Last month I continued the journey with Part 2 to show how colors affect you and in fact, how much colors affect everything that we all do. I want to provide one more example that I can personally attest to that the use of colors helps to counteract a challenge. I am dyslexic […]

Earth Awareness Month

. . Whether or not you believe in global warming, it does not take a rocket scientist to know that as the world’s population continues to grow more carbon dioxide being expelled (exhaling), more waste being created, more food needed, more clean water being used, more, more, more, etc. That being said, Earth Awareness Month […]

How Colors Affect You, Part 2

. . Last month I began the journey with Part 1 to show how colors affect you and everything that we all do. Colors can make you hungry or full, they can make you sad or happy, they can make you calm or set the stage for you to quickly become angry, and colors can […]

Make A Basic Stock Item for Almost Free

. . As people become busier with their day-to-day schedules, they tend to eat whatever happens to be in the kitchen that can be fixed in under 30 minutes. Fast food restaurants saw the profit they could make by capitalizing on people’s rushed schedules. It was only recently that the Food & Drug Administration has insisted […]

How Colors Affect You, Part 1

. . A colorful world is absolutely amazing. Are you aware how much the colors affect you? Colors can cause you to get angry quicker than normal or calm you down, can cause you to eat less, or not want to eat at all. Colors can make you happy or sad. When you’re giving a presentation, […]

Underused and Delicious Superfood

. . February 16th is “National Almond Day”.   Almonds are technically seeds rather than nuts. They are the seeds inside the fruit of the almond tree and are related to peaches, cherries, and plums.   They have the highest levels of protein, fiber, and calcium than all other tree nuts. Whole almonds with skins […]

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