Archives for July, 2014

Going to War Over Salt

By Joe Graedon, M.S., and Teresa Graedon, Ph.D. People have fought over salt for thousands of years. In both the Old World and the New, these were sometimes pitched battles that took human lives. Venice and Genoa went to war over the control of salt in the 14th century. Access to salt played a critical role in both the Revolutionary …

Hidden Stress Triggers and How To Avoid Them

By: Katie M. Moss Some causes of stress are easy to pinpoint. If you’re dealing with a crumbling relationship, facing a financial crisis or simply have too much on your plate, the reason for your stress is all too clear. Unfortunately, stress triggers aren’t always so obvious. Often, we dismiss the little things that give us angst, but small stressors …

Try Something New for Two

By Sarah G. Mason Forget dinner and a movie. Here are a few great date alternatives that will unleash your inner adventurer. Rock Climbing Strap up and hold on tight! There’s nothing like trying something new, especially when that something pushes you way out of your comfort zone. Rock climbing is a great way to get fit while spending time …

Family Summer Fun Days

By Ginger Henderson What to do and see in Gainesville this summer! Whether it’s due to a financial crunch, conflicting schedules or a lack of vacation time, many families choose to stay local for summer vacations and explore everything their own city has to offer. Luckily, Gainesville has plenty of chances to turn those long summer days into family fun …

A Chewy Steak for Safety’s Sake

By Sarah G. Mason Look around your local grocery store – what do you see? Shoppers with full carts heading to the checkout? Consumers reading meat labels and checking expiration dates? As we make food purchases, each of us has a specific set of values that guides our decisions. Though it’s natural to assume that the price of groceries influences …

A Cool Way To Give Your Business Card

By Leil Lowndes Trading business cards? Don’t just hand yours to the recipient like a worthless piece of cardboard stock. I’ve seen people swap cards as though they were dirty Kleenexes.  Don’t demean yourself like that! You are giving someone a representation of yourself. When you handle your card with reverence, it shows you take pride in your profession. Here’s how: …