RecipieCorner – Black Bean Corn Salad

Whether used as a side dish or as your favorite salsa, this is a winner! Black Bean Corn Salad 30 oz can black beans, drained rinsed 30 oz can sweet corn kernels, drained 2 jalapeno, chopped (optional) 1 red onion, chopped 2 cups grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup green onions, chopped 5 T lime juice …

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ICE and your cell phone

Are you familiar with ICE? This stands for In Case of Emergency. All Apple iPhones have a built-in health app. If you have an Android phone follow the direction here. Why should you complete the ICE app?This app puts your emergency health information on the lock screen of your phone so EMTs, police, or the …

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Flu Season Extended

Seems as though the flu has decided to hang around for awhile. Do you know how to help prevent yourself from the flu? Get a flu vaccineIt is recommended that you receive the flu vaccine annually. By receiving the vaccine you can help reduce the possibility of getting the flu, or if you do get …

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RecipeCorner – Cauliflower Rice

Rice is a staple on many family tables. White, brown, whole grain, paella….time to switch to cauliflower. Cauliflower Rice Ingredients: 1 medium whole cauliflower 3 stalks scallion, cut into small pieces (including the green) salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves minced garlic 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional) Instructions: Wash …

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Therapy in Art

Creating art, whether it’s with paint, pencils, wood, or another material can be a fun and rewarding activity. Relieves stress: Participating in art activities can be soothing and relaxing. Focusing on a project often boosts positive feelings and has been shown to lower anxiety and depression. Increases cognitive skills: From selecting materials to choosing a …

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Winter Nosebleeds

If you have constant nosebleeds or find them hard to stop once they start, see a doctor to rule out a different cause such as high blood pressure. In parts of the country where wintertime means alternately braving frigid winds and then huddling inside for warmth, nosebleeds are a common seasonal annoyance. Dry winter air …

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Winter Precautions

Are you prepared for winter weather? Many people prefer to remain indoors during winter, but staying inside is no guarantee of safety. Take these winter precautions to make dealing with winter weather easier. Prepare your home. Install weather stripping, insulation, and storm windows. Insulate water lines that run along exterior walls. Clean out gutters and …

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Christmas Trivia

Christmas facts for your holiday trivia game…. About $1,000 is spent on Christmas gifts each year by the average American family. In 1836, Alabama was the first US state to set Christmas as a legal holiday and in 1907 Oklahoma was the last. Children who wrote letters to Santa Clause in the US have their …

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Brain Bender: Crazy Carols

Below are the alternate titles of some classic seasonal songs. Can you figure out the real name of each carol? Have fun and Happy Holidays! “Miniature Male Percussionist” “Happiness to the Global Ecosystem” “Tin Tintinnabulums” “Homo Sapien of Crystallized Vapor” “Arrival time: 2400 Hours, Weather: Cloudless” “Aloft of the Acme of the Abode” “Monarchial Trio” …

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