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Lego Fun

December 31, 2021 — The word Lego is taken from the Dutch for “play well,” which is leg godt. The word is now synonymous the whole world over for a toy which everyone loves to play with – old, young, boy or girl. Many people own or have owned a bucket of Legos in their childhood. There’s no denying the... Read More

Hot Cocoa Craft

December 31, 2021 — Supplies: Construction paper: brown and 1 other color Glue Scissors White Felt, Mini Cotton Balls or Mini White Pom Poms Optional Supplies: Ribbon, glitter, markers Instructions: Draw the shape of a mug on the (non-brown) paper. Feel free to be creative with the size and shape of your mug! Next cut out an oval from... Read More

The Value of Soup

December 31, 2021 — Our diets can often change during cold weather, and our schedules may not slow down, so we frequently seek out hardy, quick-to-prepare meals. Making a pot of soup is a perfect solution for a healthy, hot meal. The origin of soup dates back to practically the beginning of history. The first known soups were probably... Read More

Upgrade Your Classic Hot Cocoa

December 31, 2021 — There are not many things that can perk you up on a cold and rainy day than a cup of creamy hot chocolate. This delicious beverage can be traced back to the Mayan and Aztec civilizations in which they consumed chocolate drinks made from roasted cocoa seeds mixed with spices like chili and achiote or... Read More

Health Benefits of Oatmeal

December 31, 2021 — Oatmeal is rich in complex, energy-giving carbohydrates, low in fat, and high in water soluble fiber. Soluble fiber may reduce the levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or the “bad” cholesterol. Studies show that 5-10 grams of soluble fiber may decrease the LDL levels by about 5%. Eating 1.5 cups of oatmeal significantly reduces one’s cholesterol... Read More

Get Involved: Donate Blood. Save Lives.

December 31, 2021 — The need for blood, plasma, and platelets donations are constant. Each day, the Red Cross must collect nearly 13,000 blood donations for patients at about 2,500 hospitals nationwide. This need doesn’t stop for the season, weather, holiday, or a pandemic. The Red Cross Blood Donor app or RedCrossBlood.org is a great way to find a... Read More

The Gift of Inner Peace and Less Stress

December 2, 2021 — There is a great need for peace in the world today. We can sometimes be captivated by violent and negative events shown in the media, but how do these unsettling situations affect peace on a local or individual level? Do you need more peace in your life? Many people would answer yes. Creating peace in... Read More

Tips For Keeping Active In The Winter

December 2, 2021 — With winter approaching, there may be many upcoming cold days that simply make us want to stay inside and keep warm. All those days spent indoors can sometimes be accompanied by the winter blues. Fortunately, there are a lot of things we can do to liven things up and stay active in the winter even... Read More

Overcome Your Winter Blues

December 2, 2021 — Did you know… 50 to 60 percent of Americans are affected by winter blues? This loss of happiness is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). There is a broad spectrum of symptoms that can be attributes to the shift in attitude that may include restlessness, insomnia, weight gain, and sadness. Here are a few things... Read More

8 Ways To Reuse Holiday Wrapping Paper

December 2, 2021 — Cut out snowmen, snowflakes, bells, or ornament shapes. Glue the shapes on card. Add a string and hang them as seasonal decorations. Fold wrapping paper lengthwise. Cut out the shape of a tree, where the edges are touching the folds. Unfold the paper to reveal a chain of fancy trees. Cut out abstract shapes and... Read More