Are You Taking Care Of Your Bones?

Did you know that bones can become so weak that a sneeze can lead to a break? Osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become brittle. It can occur in men and women. We can’t feel our bones weakening, so we need to eat a healthful diet and get weight-bearing exercise (such as walking,…
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5 Ways To Reduce Food Waste

As I drove around my neighborhood I noticed lots of garage sales and items on boulevards waiting to be picked up by trash collectors or others. During the spring, many people take steps to clean their closets and garages. Spring cleaning can extend to our cupboards and refrigerators. Have you ever had to throw out…
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Nourish Your Eyes

Do you look forward to the green grass, red and yellow tulips and all the other beautiful, blooming colors of spring? In honor of nature’s rebirth and the beauty around us, let’s consider how to maintain healthy vision. April has two national observances for eye health: “Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month” and “Women’s Eye Health…
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Spring Party Planning With Safety In Mind

Last year at this time, I was scurrying around trying to figure out a plan for my second child’s graduation. We survived the big party with about 100 guests, and now we have a four-year break before party planning for our youngest child. I’m sure the time will fly. My older daughter has never has…
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What Do Asparagus, Strawberries And Onions Have In Common?

Check out the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables that are in season in the spring. “In season” means that’s when they are at their best quality and price. Avoid wasting fresh fruits and vegetables by storing them correctly, using them within a few days or freezing them. Visit www.ag.ndsu.edu/food and click on “Food Preservation” for…
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