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6 Spring Break Feel-Good Essentials

(BPT) - Sunsweet prunes are the feel-good addition to spring break. From fueling your adventures to supporting energy levels throughout the day and helping you recover from fun, prunes are there to …
The Healthy Home
Regular cleaning can help protect your home from dust, dander, pollen, mold and other allergen.

Clean Your Air: Six Ways To Manage Allergens

(NAPSI)—As the warmer seasons unfold, a host of allergens and irritants become more prevalent, potentially disrupting your daily life and health—especially if you have asthma and allergies. …

Dish Up Protein-Packed Sweet Treats

(Family Features) In a world of packed schedules and boring food, it can feel like doing the healthy thing means giving up some of what makes you happy - like treats and flavors you love.
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UF/IFAS researchers work to make beer hops a Florida crop
Researchers with UF’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences believe they have identified a method for making hop-growing viable despite Florida’s incompatible climate: greenhouses. Although plenty of Florida’s craft brewers advertise their libations as brewed with state-grown ingredients, a vital …
A wake-up call in the fight against hunger
While other metrics show Florida is getting “back to normal” from a business standpoint, statistics on hunger are grim.
Farm Share to lead Florida efforts in nation's largest food drives, encourages Floridians to help “Stamp Out Hunger”
Farm Share, Florida’s largest independent food bank, invites Floridians to participate in the nation’s largest one-day food drive this Saturday, May 11th, by placing a bag of nonperishable food items by their mailboxes.
Does Drinking Alcohol Increase Stress Levels?
Alcohol often induces feelings of relaxation and euphoria -- at first. But there are downsides that quickly become counterproductive.
In participating states, low-income families will receive $40 each month for each eligible school-aged child, up to $120, to buy groceries, beginning in the summer of 2024.
Advocacy groups urge Florida to apply for 2025 summer meal programs for low-income kids
While Florida was one of 15 states that opted out of the Summer EBT program this year, according to the department's guidelines, state officials have until August 15th to notify the U.S. Department of Agriculture whether Florida will participate in the summer of 2025.
Family Matters: Tips for Planning a Summer Family Reunion
(BPT) - Did you know the average family spends less than an hour of quality time together per day? According to data from Pew Research Center, nine in ten people indicate that spending time with …
Fuel Family Fun with This Easy Recipe
(Family Features) Between work, after-school activities and homework, planning memorable family time is nearly impossible. Changing that mindset can start by making mealtime simpler with recipes like Pierogy Burrito Bowls.
Moms Kick Back with Mamaritas
Moms Kick Back with Mamaritas
(NewsUSA) - Being a mom can be challenging, but celebrating Mother’s Day and other spring events can be easy. What better way to celebrate moms and spring than with a brunch or an outdoor cocktail …
Take Family Favorites Al Fresco: Advice for enjoying easy meals outdoors
(Family Features) Salad season means fresh ingredients from lettuce and veggies to favorite toppings and beyond. Add a crisp bite to your next al fresco occasion with this Southwest Ranch Taco Salad.
Make Mom's Day with a Craveable Brunch
(Family Features) There's perhaps no better occasion to show off your kitchen skills than Mother's Day, a perfect opportunity to turn the tables on mom and let her relax while you handle cooking duties.

How the pretzel went from soft to hard – and other little-known facts about one of the world’s favorite snacks

The pretzel, one of the fastest-growing snack foods in the world, recently crossed a billion dollars a year in sales. It has its own emoji, comes in flavors like pumpkin spice, mocha and banana, and is now available as an aromatherapy scent. …

Comedian Craig Robinson Wants You To Microwave Your Cup Noodles

(BPT) - Many ramen fans are asking, “Wasn’t Cup Noodles always microwavable?” Recently, noodle fans nationwide were shocked to hear that they had been cooking their favorite meal …

A Creamy Pasta Delight Perfect for Dining Outdoors

(Culinary.net) Dining al fresco brings added freshness to favorite foods, and taking your next meal to the patio can be a fun, delicious way to soak in some vitamin D.

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(BPT) - Do you want to add more variety and nutrition to your meal planning? Consider incorporating Quaker Oats into your diet! While oats are typically associated with breakfast, they're a versatile …
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Try adding these 10 healthiest snacks for weight loss into your daily food plan
Hers rounded up 10 healthy snacks that can help with weight loss goal, based on science.
Fermented foods sustain both microbiomes and cultural heritage
Many people around the world make and eat fermented foods. Millions in Korea alone make kimchi. The cultural heritage of these picklers shape not only what they eat every time they crack open a jar …
Best pizza places in 25 major cities
To help you find the best slice of pizza, Stacker compiled a list of the highest-rated pizza restaurants in 25 major cities using data from Yelp.
Scrumptious Ways to Simplify Springtime Meals: Make weekday dining a breeze with easy, delicious recipes
(Family Features) These Shrimp, Broccoli and Potato Skewers with Lemon and Thyme can let you put a little spring in your weeknight dinners when paired with Easy as 1-2-3 Potato Salad.
Into cafécore? It's the new trend for creating the coffee shop vibe at home
(BPT) - You may have heard of "-core" trends that center around a specific niche, like cottagecore (accessorizing your home like a lake house) or balletcore (a style that emphasizes elegance, ballet …
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Master Hosting Duties with Sweet, Simple Snacks

(Culinary.net) Perfect for entertaining or simply enjoying after a long day at the office, easy snacks with a few ingredients can help satisfy cravings without spoiling dinner plans.

Ways to Make Mom's Day Extra Special

(Family Features) Make this year's celebration a true ode to the moms in your life with some extra special touches at breakfast and beyond, including recipes like Bacon-Wrapped Egg Muffins and Cinnamon Muffins.

East Coast Shoppers Gain New, Convenient Grocery Delivery Options

(BPT) - Whether you need groceries for your weekly meal prep, last-minute ingredients for tonight’s dinner or stocking up for upcoming holidays, you can now have your groceries delivered …

3 expert tips to fight the 3 p.m. slump

(BPT) - Do you struggle to stay focused and alert in the afternoon? The 3 p.m. slump is very real and hard to avoid! Many people feel their energy and productivity tank during this time, but …