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Category: Work & Life

Emotion Myths vs. Facts for Youth

BELLE GLADE, Fla. – Life is emotional. The loss of a loved one, finding the love of your life, meeting your children for the first time, all are examples of incredible emotional extremes the average human may come… Read More

Trees and Lightning Strikes

STRIKE! BOOM! CRAAAACK! Yes, folks, that is the sound of Florida’s rainy season. Florida’s heavy summer rainfall certainly keeps plants growing like Jack’s beanstalk, but sometimes those skies are also laced with lightning. Frightening! Florida does experience more… Read More

Do-It-Yourself Audit Kits are available through curbside pickup at Sarasota County Libraries

Are you interested in reducing your energy and water bills at home? Check out our Do-It-Yourself Audit Kits today to learn how you can improve your home’s efficiency and save money. DIY Energy and Water Audit Kits Sarasota… Read More

Ironing Versus Pressing

The words pressing and ironing are often interchanged. However, these two terms are not equal when you speak with someone who sews. Ironing is what you do to remove wrinkles by sliding a hot iron back and forth…. Read More

Orchids grow on trees!

We have all heard the saying: “Money doesn’t grow on trees!”, but here in South Florida, orchids grow on trees. Most people only see orchids growing in pots, but in nature, most of them grow on trees. Epiphytes… Read More

In COVID-19 era, UF/IFAS research adapts

As Florida moved to “safer at home” measures, not all work could be put on pause. When it came to University of Florida research, many UF/IFAS projects could not wait. There are living plants, animals and insects to… Read More