Category: Relationships & Family

UF Professor Offers Tips on Dealing with Stress of School Shootings

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – While shootings are on parents’ minds as the school year begins, children are even more susceptible to the stress and anxiety caused by previous events, said a University of Florida researcher. “The age of the… Read More

Does Your Home ‘Flow’? Eight ways to a healthier home

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The papers are signed. Keys are in hand. Furniture and boxes have been delivered. The hard part of homeownership is over, right? Unfortunately, a new home doesn’t come with a “full” owner’s manual, leaving most… Read More

UF/IFAS Experts: Skip the Roses and Go Straight for the Orchids on Mother’s Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What’s better than roses on Mother’s day? Orchids, which are easier to take care of and can last for years, according to University of Florida experts. Wagner Vendrame, a professor of environmental horticulture at the… Read More

UF Expert Offers Tips on Navigating Mother’s Day as a Stepparent

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Heather Griffith grew up spending alternating weeks at her divorced parents’ homes. But on Mother’s Day, there was no question where she would be: with her mom. “It was never an issue; it was just… Read More

In the Animal Kingdom, Many Ways to Be ‘World’s Best Mom’

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In the animal kingdom, motherhood comes in all shapes and sizes — and some versions are downright strange, according to researchers in the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, and the Florida… Read More

UF relationship expert offers superhuman advice for power couples for Valentine’s Day

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In the world of comic books, Storm has got it going on. She’s led the X-Men, controls the weather at will, and is considered one of the most powerful mutants in the Marvel Universe. Despite… Read More

UF expert: Military families can thrive with communication, respect

ORLANDO, Fla. – This Valentine’s Day, Mark and Kimberly Brooks  will look fondly back at 35 years of marriage, with most of those years spent moving around the globe to different military bases. Mark, who retired from the… Read More

UF expert: Are you ready to get engaged during the holidays?

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Cooler weather, twinkling lights and presents under a tree can mean only one thing to those in love: It’s the holiday season and maybe, just maybe, the perfect time to put a ring on it…. Read More