Every year across the country, heat causes $300 million in damage to cattle, ample reason for University of Florida scientists to try to cool the animals and increase their beef production.
The newest scientific effort will be led by Philipe ... READ MORE
The idea of people as "creatures of habit" is a familiar one. What can happen when a major source of daily routine and structure is disrupted?
"Coping with Stress during a Job Loss," an Ask IFAS publication from the UF/IFAS Department of ... READ MORE
The UF/IFAS Disaster Preparation & Recovery website offers resources to help Floridians prepare for and deal with natural disasters. From hurricanes to floods, tornados to thunderstorms, natural disasters can impact our lives with little ... READ MORE
“Stressed is just desserts spelled backwards.” When I was younger, I took this saying to heart. If I was stressed, I reached for the sweets. That instant rush of sugar to my brain provided a feeling of happiness and contentment. But it was ... READ MORE
The Family and Consumer Sciences agents of the Southwest Florida District have a myriad of program expertise, and now they are coming together to share it in a free four-part virtual series. With Earth Day coming up, the agents tied in this ... READ MORE
We have all been through quite a lot throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and many of us have learned a lot about our own habits and the activities of others. Maintaining good health and adopting positive behaviors that promote wellbeing are very ... READ MORE
During the first three months of the pandemic, food-secure people did not change their eating habits very much, although some of them turned a bit more to comfort foods, new University of Florida research shows. The study also serves as a cautionary ... READ MORE
Each year, month, and maybe each day bring on a new set of situations that need to be handled. How you handle them may differ based on the impact of the situation. Your stress level may range from not bothersome to extremely bothersome. It’s ... READ MORE
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 may reach an all-time high.
UF/IFAS ... READ MORE
Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) is a perennial herbaceous plant in the mint family Lamiaceae and native to south-central Europe, the Mediterranean Basin, Iran, and Central Asia, but now naturalized in the Americas and elsewhere. The leaves ... READ MORE