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Step down spending to save some money
In this tough economy many people are looking for “deals.” Frugality is “in” and people at all income levels are seeking ways to lower expenses so they can save more and/or repay debt.
Retiring? Talk to your family about concerns
For many couples, retirement if long waited can be an exciting event that will allow more time for hobbies, traveling and family. However, for some they may not expect that retirement may change their relationship as well as their marriage.
Hoarding: the effects of obsessive keepers
Between 700,000 and 1.4 million people in the United States have compulsive hoarding behaviors.
Attention chocoholics – a little chocolate is good for you
February is American Heart Month and is a month often celebrated with chocolate. The good news for chocoholics is that studies continue to show a link between chocolate and heart health. Several study reviews concluded that eating dark chocolate lowers the risk of heart disease.
Fat is not a four-letter word
In spite of what you may have heard, not all fat is bad. Although a high-fat diet probably isn’t good for anybody – especially for people with diabetes – fat can still have a place in a healthful menu.
Extension news: Reflect, relax, resolve and renew
We are all part of a dizzy, fast pace that can take a high toll on our energy and our time. Every day we find places to go, things to do and more tasks that needs to be done. With increased schedule with home, work and school we need to set aside time to reflect, relax, resolve and renew.
Eating for your eyes
About 16 million people in the United States over the age of 45 have some vision loss. Regular vision checkups are important. The most debilitating eye diseases are glaucoma, age-related macular (AMD) degeneration, cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, retinal detachment and refractive errors.
EXTENSION NEWS: Beating the cold-weather blues
Some adults experience a sense of sadness immediately after the busy months of November and December. Frequently, the intense energy that goes into planning and looking forward to all the activities during the holidays can leave one a feeling of disappointment that “it’s over” and for many adults the physical fatigue can be prominent.
Helpful hints for facing the cold and flu season
We are often grateful for cooler weather. However, with cold weather comes colds and flu.
EXTENSION NEWS: Have a happy – and healthy – 2013
H – ealth. Make health a priority this year. Health should be more than the absence of disease.
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