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Geismar, Louisiana

  Geismar is an unincorporated community in Ascension Parish, Louisiana.  Geismar is at the heart of Louisiana’s chemical corridor. Two of Louisiana’s top ranked schools, Dutchtown Primary/ Middle School and Dutchtown High School are located in Geismar.  They are the only 2 schools in the community Some of Geismar’s notable people include, Troy E….

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Canadian Observance – National Injury Prevention Day, July 5th

  Parachute is a Canadian charitable organization that is dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives.  Parachute is launching National Injury Prevention Day to shine a light on largely predictable and preventable injuries.  Their website states, “Our goal is to help save more lives through education, knowledge and empowerment.  Injury is the number one…

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Grilled Shrimp Skewers with Bean Salad

  Ingredients: 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 3 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons packed fresh oregano, minced 2 tablespoons packed fresh sage, minced 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 15-ounce cans cannellini beans, rinsed 12 cherry tomatoes, quartered 1cup finely diced celery 24…

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How to Deal with Grief and Loss

  Everyone reacts to grief and loss differently; it can depend on many different factors including what kind of loss you suffered, your upbringing, your personal beliefs and/or religion, your age, your relationships, and your overall physical and mental health.  Anxiety, helplessness, anger and sadness are all natural parts of the grieving process, and…

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6 Tips to Being Productive to Improve Mental Health

  Did you know that poor mental health can lead to a loss in productivity? This implies there is a strong correlation between the two and suggests there may be another way to increase one’s mental health. If poor mental health is recognized, perhaps by focusing on being more active and productive we can…

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Blueberry Tart with Pecan Crust

  Crust 1/2 cup pecans 1 cup graham cracker crumbs 1 large egg white 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1 tablespoon canola oil Pinch of salt   Filling 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened ¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup 2 cups fresh blueberries   Preheat oven to…

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Tips on Choosing a College

  Children are not entrusted to make a decision on which daycare, elementary, middle, or high school they attend. Their first education related and big adult decision is where to attend college should that be the route they take. With so many institutions to choose from, it is a tough decision for any young…

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The Importance of Protecting Children’s Eyes from the Sun

  Many moms, dads, and caretakers out there realize the importance of applying sunscreen to the little ones in our care prior to outdoor activities, but an area of the body that does not receive as much attention when it comes to sun safety is the eye. UV rays are just as harmful to…

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Benefits of Hiring a Personal Trainer

  The age-old struggle of weight loss and weight management is becoming increasingly difficult thanks to high stress, busy schedules, and the convenience of fast food. Oftentimes, it seems as though there are not enough hours in a day to fix healthy meals and snacks and get an ample amount of exercise. One solution…

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Sun Safety Tips

  The summer months provide sunny weather and outdoor activities for children and their families, but a harmful side effect to the outdoor fun is sun damage. It is important to protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays as protection can prevent the onset of skin cancer in the future. Below are…