Ah, warm weather. Stunning biodiversity. Idyllic spots for basking. These are a few iconic aspects of life in Florida.
Unfortunately, so are hurricanes.
These large storms and their effects are sometimes taken for granted. Weather-related ... READ MORE
Your friend meets you for dinner after a long day. After one look at his fitness wearable, his face falls.
"I skipped my run today," he mutters. "My workouts just feel like another chore."
As he picks at his entree, you propose an after-dinner ... READ MORE
The hazy skies, the smell of smoke in the air, and, for some, irritated eyes or a scratchy throat. Living in Florida, most of us are familiar with the downsides of a wildfire nearby. If the fire is large enough, it might not even need to be ... READ MORE
Here’s the truth: goats are super cute. When I’m stressed out, nothing calms me down faster than a visit to one of the Twitter accounts or subreddits I follow that exclusively post goat photos and videos.
Naturally, I was excited to help ... READ MORE
Today is the day. A friend who moved away years ago is returning for a visit, and you can hardly wait to get outside with your picnic basket.
Until you see it: the coat of pollen all over your car. You and your friend both have allergies.
Still, ... READ MORE
New laws welcome back an old crop
After a long period of prohibition, thanks to recent legislation, it is now legal again to grow industrial hemp in the state of Florida. A new Ask IFAS publication examines the possibility that industrial hemp ... READ MORE
Two gourmets sit at home and drink their coffee. It's the same brand they have been drinking every day for the past two years. "What will we have for lunch today," one wonders aloud while gazing out the window. They realize they have been alternating ... READ MORE
As we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the prospect of catching the virus has become less of a barrier to many of us conducting daily life. Even for those of us who are vaccinated and boosted, it is important to be aware of how ... READ MORE
The beautiful evergreen thicket hugging the shoreline in southern Florida is made up mostly of mangrove trees. Three species of these hardy, salt-tolerant trees, red, black and white mangroves, grow in Florida. These tough little trees can withstand ... READ MORE
Moving through different stages of life is hard. Young people aging out of the foster care system often face additional obstacles and lack community support systems. During this transitional period, they are at a high risk of experiencing homelessness. ... READ MORE