Halloween Trivia

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For many people, Halloween is little more than a night of dressing the kids up in costume and going door to door in search of treats from neighbors. For the adult crowd, it serves as a kickoff to the upcoming holiday season. Current traditions are now well established, but many of the ways Halloween is… Read More »

October Gardening Jobs

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Summer might be becoming a distant memory, but that doesn’t mean your garden will take care of itself during the colder months. Autumn is the ideal time for planting trees and shrubs, as well as for gathering and storing seeds from this year’s crops. If you are lucky enough to live in a wooded area,… Read More »

5 Ways to Welcome Fall

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There’s a chill in the air, leaves are turning from green to crimson, and pumpkins adorn every front porch you pass. Autumn is officially here. If you’re anxious to bid farewell to summer but are struggling to get into the fall spirit, don’t give up too fast. Below are five simple ways to embrace fall…. Read More »

Fantastic Facts about Fall

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  The change of seasons is always something to marvel at. When autumn approaches the weather suddenly cools, the days shorten, and the colors around us change almost overnight. Fall is a spectacular season to behold. Here a few fun facts about autumn you may not know.   .   A full moon in autumn is… Read More »

Fall Fitness: Hold On to Summer with These Outdoor Exercise Activities

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If you like exercising outside during the summer months, here’s some good news: when the season ends, you don’t have to move your workout indoors. Cooler weather, colorful scenery, and fewer crowds can make exercising outside in autumn the most enjoyable workouts of the year. Try any of these outdoor fitness activities this fall and… Read More »

New Goals for the End of Summer

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There’s something about summer that brings out the free spirit in people. The warm summer sun and the longer periods of daylight are a catalyst for playing and enjoying life. Vacation plans become more important than the other obligations of work or school that usually take center stage the rest of the year. When summer… Read More »

6 Cold-Fighting Foods for the fall Season

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The cold and flu season is just about here. Prepare yourself and your loved ones by educating yourself on simple meals that help prevent and treat colds. These meals contain ingredients which support your immune system’s eradication of cold-causing pathogens. Below is a list of these easy-to-prepare meals. .   Chicken Soup. Consuming chicken soup when… Read More »

Celebrating Grandparents on Their Special Day

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Marian McQuade from West Virginia, started with the simple idea of supporting the elderly in nursing homes and ended with a new holiday, Grandparents Day. Declared a national holiday by President Carter in 1978, it is now celebrated every year on the first Sunday after Labor Day. Over 56 million grandparents now reside in the… Read More »

5 Ways to Thrive During the First Month of School

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  School can be stressful or exciting depending on how prepared you are.  Don’t wait until you begin having problems.  Whether you have trouble academically or socially, it’s important to know how to tackle your concerns.  Having a plan from the start is a great way to set a positive tone for the entire school year.   Don’t… Read More »

The Dos and Don’ts of Good Listening

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Good listening is an art it’s well worth cultivating. Practicing good listening is valuable and powerful in any situation. When you listen carefully, you can respond and take action appropriately and gain respect at work, within your family and in social situations. When you feel uncomfortable in a new environment, you need to listen and… Read More »