I love math, do not get me wrong. But, when it comes to the complex equations – throw in a little exponents, tangent, or square roots – I admittedly walk away. There are some neat math problems, however, like the Collatz conjecture. Feel ... READ MORE
Adding to a growing body of research on mental health and the human microbiome, a new study compared the bacteria in the saliva of students with and without recent thoughts of suicide, called suicidal ideation
The study found key differences ... READ MORE
August is Clear the Animal Shelter Month
What better time than during the Clear an Animal Shelter Adoption Campaign to adopt a pet? What might be some of the benefits to pet owners?
A recent article from the University of Florida News showed ... READ MORE
In Extension, and especially in life, we have decisions that we need to make. Many of us typically embrace change or loathe change. Regardless if it is tough or easy, it involves a process of weighing our options (good and bad). I think that ... READ MORE
Horticultural therapy has long been used to improve mental health in those with existing medical conditions.
Scientists wanted to know if healthy people could also reap mental health benefits from gardening.
The study’s results suggest ... READ MORE
I had two “A-HA” moments the other day from one of our Extension Agents. Jana Anderson, Family Consumer Sciences Agent here at UF/IFAS Extension Orange County, was teaching our team about personal wellness and challenging us to be more active ... READ MORE
We are excited to welcome back Mari Schroeder to FSHN Research Journeys, our blog series that follows the research of graduate students in the Food Science and Human Nutrition program at The University of Florida. Mari is completing the second ... READ MORE
The COVID Pandemic has been a source of stress and adversity for adults and youth alike over the last year. Many have seen their lives turned upside down due to loss of a job, change in working conditions, home schooling of children, and in ... READ MORE
The change of seasons here in North Florida provides a time to encourage kids to put away the tablets and phones and get in touch with the outdoors. Youth need time to reconnect with nature. A great way to teach them about the great outdoors ... READ MORE
Until recently mental health has been a "hush hush" topic. Unfortunately, many people have been pushed to the breaking point due to untreated mental illnesses. Nowadays many children and teenagers face an adverse number of battles; many of which ... READ MORE