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Category: Relationships & Family

How to make Valentine’s Day special, according to a UF relationship expert

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Don’t assume you know what your partner wants to do. Talk with your partner about how they want to spend Valentine’s Day. Put away distractions, including your phone. Give each other your undivided attention. Single… Read More

UF/IFAS joins effort to battle farmer, rancher stress

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The stress level in rural communities is off the charts. Farm and ranch closures, land forfeitures, labor issues and more contribute, and according to a 2015 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Read More

The holidays will be different this year – here’s how to cope

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The holidays often bring a sense of joy, but not without stress for most families. The hustle and bustle, gift buying and meal preparation can be overwhelming. But this year, with challenges including COVID-19, stress… Read More

Mental health during hurricane season

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You have seen the memes that joke about how hurricanes don’t phase Floridians, but in reality, these storms can bring a lot of stress and uncertainty. Heidi Radunovich, a UF/IFAS psychologist, shares tips and tools… Read More

Before hurricanes arrive, plan to take care of your elderly loved ones

Imagine a hurricane is coming, not difficult for most Floridians. The cone of uncertainty is become ever more certain, and it’s aiming right at your area. With the storm imminent, you might find yourself in… Read More

Virtual dating amidst COVID-19: FAQs and tips from a relationship expert

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In a time when connection is desired more than ever but difficult to achieve, many have taken to virtual methods of feeling connected. UF/IFAS Extension SMART Couples agent Stephanie Norman shares tips for feeling close… Read More