Tag Archive: Life

Simplify Your Life

Simplify your life. What an easy thing to say! Unfortunately, sometimes putting those words into action can be anything but easy. For so many of us, things just seem to accumulate until clutter becomes a way of life. In fact, most Americans only use 20% of what we own. The other 80% consists of things we don’t …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/04/03/simplify-your-life/

Life Lessons Learned at Camp

4-H camping season is open! Photo credit: Heather Kent, UF IFAS Its official- summer camp season has started, which inspired me to ponder my own childhood camp experiences and how different they were from what 4-H offers.  My first youth camping experience was not fun, but it also was not through a positive youth development …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2016/06/17/life-lessons-learned-at-camp/

The Secret Life of Plants

As winter approaches, short days and cool temperatures cause many plants to slow down and enter a suspended growth phase known as dormancy. Dormancy in plants is similar to the way bears hibernate during the winter. You may be asking yourself what is dormancy? And how can I get in on that? Well, to be …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2014/11/11/the-secret-life-of-plants/

Evaluate Your Need for Life Insurance

Evaluate your life insurance needs if you have children. Life insurance is protection against the loss of income that would result if the insured passed away. According to Life Insurance and Market Research Association International (LIMRA), approximately 35 million households are uninsured and 50 million American have inadequate life insurance. September is national life insurance …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/07/30/evaluate-your-need-for-life-insurance/

Proper Watering Means Difference Between Life, Death For New Plants During Summer

Proper watering can make the difference between life and death to newly planted lawns, trees, shrubs, bedding plants, vegetable transplants and ground covers during the summer. Because their roots have not had time to grow out into the surrounding soil, these plants do not yet have well-established root systems. With their root systems still limited …

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Permanent link to this article: http://leon.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2013/06/04/proper-watering-means-difference-between-life-death-for-new-plants-during-summer/