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Recently made public internal research from Facebook reveals that its photo-sharing app Instagram can have harmful impacts on young users, particularly girls. Many in the U.S. and U.K. study say they feel “addicted” to these apps, while at the same time, attributing depression and anxiety to…

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When October and November roll around thoughts of anything pumpkin come to my mind! Pumpkin pie, pumpkin cake, pumpkin roll, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin bread are just a few delicious recipes I love to make and share. Pumpkin Bundt cake is just the recipe you need to try thi…

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More and more people are talking about this “happy hormone” called serotonin. This naturally produced bodily chemical has become so popular in some groups that memes and other pop culture references have been created. So what is this happy hormone and what should we know about it?

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When we think of this time of year not only are there pumpkin recipes out but also lots of apple recipes. Apples are easy to cook with and add a delicious accompaniment to any meal. Our Skillet Apple Chicken  is delightful to serve at this Fall time of year. You will get rave reviews when yo…

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When, where and how red tides take place are of significance to residents, visitors, businesses, public-serving agencies and news media. Disseminating relevant red tide information to varying audiences requires a strategic approach ensuring consistency that hasn’t existed — until now.

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People have become more health-conscious in the last year, seeking relaxing activities and projects that give them a sense of accomplishment. While growing your own edible garden can be exciting, there are a few things to consider before you start. Here are a few suggestions to help your gar…

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With Summer behind us, we welcome the season and taste of Fall.

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The benefits of family quality time, which include positive impacts on mental health, reduced stress, promoting adaptability and more, are well understood. But the importance of creativity in families is less common knowledge.

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With our holidays just around the corner and Fall here, a no fuss dinner is what we are all looking for. Most of us have busy schedules so, with that being said, our pop in the oven easy casserole is just the answer. It can be made in advance and served with a salad or bread to complete a de…

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SDNL contributor Phil Marraccini tells us about his experience testing positive and suffering through Covid-19.

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StatePoint - Do hummingbirds frequently visit your yard? Would you like them to? There are some important things to know in order to protect the safety and promote the health of these beautiful, vibrant visitors.

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With game season here, friends like to get together to enjoy game day and good foods. Individual servings of your choice seem to be the novelty this year. Guests like to “pick up and go” easy no fuss foods. Last year was not a great time for this well loved event for fans. Our recipes below …

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Meal-related fundraisers for local Boy Scout Troops are a familiar tradition and Boy Scout Troop 418 plans to add a new angle. The Troop, which is chartered by the John G. Salley American Legion Post 43 in Homestead, will have mounds of lobster tails ready for dining in the main hall or carry-out.

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Florida Reading Corps isseeking 48 individuals to serve as pre-school literacy tutors in 26 schools in Miami Dade County. The Preschool Literacy Program places tutors in classrooms, where they serve alongside teachers to help children build skills and get ready for kindergarten.

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As a new school year kicks into gear, make sure your child is ready to safely return to in-person learning and extracurricular activities. This means being on top of routine medical visits and ensuring they are protected against vaccine-preventable diseases (like measles and mumps). While pa…

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The transition to campus life can often feel abrupt. Beyond adjusting to the rigors of a college curriculum, students must quickly develop the self-management skills needed to thrive on their own. One such skill that should be prioritized is staying on track with prescribed medications.

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Despite coronavirus variants, Americans are still as keen as ever to travel and squeeze out the last bit of summer this Labor Day weekend. According to ValuePenguin’s recent survey, 4 in 10 travelers will be headed to Florida for their long weekend.

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September, which is World Alzheimer’s Month, is an excellent reminder to keep your mind and body healthy through the years.

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With back to school here, tailgating just around the corner, by the end of summer I am so looking forward to cooking something different. I’m sure most of our readers think the same. Browsing through the grocery store, I remember cooking Cornish game hens some time ago and everyone was delig…

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Pet adoption rates skyrocketed in 2020, with nearly half of Gen Zers adopting a pet during the pandemic. With constant belly rubs and endless treats. As restrictions ease, businesses return to the office and kids go back to in-person learning, your pandemic pup might start showing signs of s…

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Zoo Miami announced that on Sunday night, “Hope,” the koala, was found dead by zoo staff. The staff had been making regular checks on him following several days of lethargy and lack of appetite.

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With Fall just around the corner thoughts of good cakes come to mind.

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Apples make family snack time healthy and fun. You're probably at home more often than usual these days, so why not make the most of it? Studies show families that snack together, stick together. When you feed them snacks that have all the right nutrients you set them up for success and bett…

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When the weather gets hot, it's natural to seek cooling remedies such as splashing in a pool, sipping iced beverages and making meals that are quick to prepare and don't heat up the kitchen.

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Even though it’s still a very hot Summer here in South Florida it’s nice to have thoughts of Fall. Who doesn’t love an easy chicken dish for dinner?

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In view of individuals earning money using their own vehicles for ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lfyt and the popularity of Airbnb rentals, perhaps it was only a matter of time until entrepreneurship turned to swimming pools. In actuality, this relatively new trend came about unexpec…

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Consumer confidence is reaching new highs, with 73% of back-to-school shoppers saying they were neutral or unconcerned about shopping in-store currently.

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It’s Avocado season in South Florida! Avocados are a healthy food full of flavors containing lots of healthy fats, fiber, and vitamins. We all think of guacamole it seems when we see this beautiful green fruit hanging on an Avocado tree. However, there are so many wonderful delicious recipes…

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State investment in the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream could be blocked later this year after Ben & Jerry’s announced plans to stop selling its products in the West Bank and Gaza.

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One of my favorite moments in a Marvel superhero film is when "scrawny" Steve Rogers, before he becomes "Captain America," is asked if he wants to go to Germany and kill Nazis, to which he responds: "I don't want to kill anyone. I don't like bullies; I don't care where they’re from." Like th…

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“As an adult, the first dog I had was a rescue mutt that I encountered at the local non-profit clinic where I was volunteering before vet school. Akasha and I were immediately connected, and we spent the next 16 years together. She was my ‘heart’ dog,” Katribe said.

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Despite significant gains in vaccinations and fighting COVID-19, the rise of the more transmissible Delta variant poses a significant risk for unvaccinated people.

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It may be mid-summer, but back-to-school season is just around the corner. While the world is slowly returning to normal, it can be a hectic time for you and your kids. One of the biggest challenges is ensuring your kids maintain a healthy lifestyle. A CDC study shows that when kids have hea…

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Summer fruit in South Florida means Mango season to most of us. We have several varieties of Mangoes to choose from. The Kent and Keitt variety are just a few that are coming in season now. There are so many recipes that you can make and enjoy with Mango. Mango Salsa, Mango Bread, Mango Smoo…

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Homestead Center for the Arts (HCA) tried out another “first” in May 2019 when they held a small Artist and Artisan Craft Fair in the lobby of the Seminole Theatre prior to their on-stage showcase of music, dance, and literature. Conversations among the artists, artisans and attendees spurre…

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If you’re a fan of the hit show “Bridgerton,” or of the novels that inspired it, you know that society’s finest entertain with style and flair, and you may have wondered how you can follow suit. Try pairing these two mouth-watering recipes from the book, perfect for delighting guests at a pr…

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Nothing says Summertime more than a tray of assorted cheeses. It’s great to serve an array of different cheeses for friends, and family. It is quick, easy, and simple.

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Due to the Corona Virus, it’s been over a year since Patty and I traveled. Recently, we decided to gradually return to some degree of normality starting with a weekend trip to Key West. There we came upon a hidden gem proving one does not need to travel far to find points of interest.