Be resilient!

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences Resilience is something that everyone can have. When someone is resilient, it does not mean that a person does not have difficulty or that he or she does not feel stress. It means that the person is able to adjust. Here are some ways you can work toward [...]

What to do with your tax documents

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences Once tax season is over, you may be wondering what to do with your tax documents, everything that you used to prepare your tax return as well as copies of your tax return. The following tips will help you plan what to save and how long to save [...]

More flavor, fewer calories

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences Most of us are looking for ways to make fewer calories deliver more nutrition, and you should look for recipes that help you trim energy intake. Sometimes, you may need to use a little of the real thing to get the flavor you crave. Here are some tips [...]

Self-care tips for busy parents

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences Many parents in today’s world feel like they barely have enough time to take care of everyone else. There never seems to be any time left to care for themselves. Parents may even feel guilty about taking care of themselves. It is critical to remember that taking care [...]

Make your next work meeting healthier

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences It seems like we see the typical donuts and pastries at every work meeting we attend. This can be trouble for individuals trying to maintain a healthy diet, considering a single donut or pastry could contain 300 calories or more. Next time, try serving some healthier food options. [...]

Holistic health practices

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences The World Health Organization defines good health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, rather than merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” Having good health takes place on many levels. Holistic health is a concept that addresses all aspects of good health as an [...]

Safety tips for heating your home

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences As winter gets into full swing, remember fire and carbon monoxide poisoning are real concerns that come with staying warm. According to the National Fire Protection Association, between 2009 and 2013, U.S. fire departments responded each year to an average of 56,000 home structure fires that involved heating [...]

Does honey help sore throat

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences There are many over-the-counter products that help with coughs that typically occur during this time of year.  It is not uncommon to hear the suggestion of drinking warm tea or warm water with lemon and honey when a person has a sore throat.  A study has found that [...]

What if I do not like to be physically active?

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences Have you ever thought that you do not like to exercise?   Does just the word “exercise” make you unhappy?   Staying active does not have to be a choice you dread every day. There are many benefits to being active on a regular basis. These include: Helps your body [...]

Stay healthy – wash your hands

Matti DanielsFamily and Consumer Sciences One of the best ways to stop the spread of germs and stay healthy is to keep your hands clean. Wash your hands with warm soapy water: • before and after preparing food • after touching raw eggs, meat, poultry and fish or their juices during food preparation [...]