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10 Things You Can Do for Your Mental Health

  Making sure you’re healthy mentally is an issue that more people are struggling with.  Sometimes it doesn’t feel like there are enough hours in the day to focus on your mental health, and that can have a negative impact, not only mentally, but physically as well.  If you’re struggling with how to take…

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Events – October 2017

  September 2017 Calendar of Events   United States Properties   Marseilles, Illinois BBQ & A Brew ‘17-October 1st Join up at the Lake Road Inn for the BBQ & A Brew 5K & 1 Mile Walk/Run Fundraiser on October 1st! Race day registration/check-in starts at 2:30 PM on October 1st.  Race time: 3:30…

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  Ingredients: 3 tablespoons reduced-fat mayonnaise 3 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt 1 tablespoon yellow mustard 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon sugar Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste 2 cups shredded red cabbage, (1/2 of a small head) 2 cups shredded green cabbage, ( 1/2 of a small head) 1 cup grated…

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Importance of Including Grandparents in Family Time

  Children are born into families, and families come in varying shapes and sizes. For some, there exists a multitude of aunts, uncles, and other extended family members, but the relationship a child has with a grandparent has proven to be beneficial to both the younger and older counterparts. A study conducted by Boston…

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Communication – Helping Your Child Through Early Adolescence

  It is no secret by now that communication is the main ingredient in all successful relationships. Whether romantic or platonic, relationships crave communication to flourish. The parent-child relationship is no different, and as children enter into middle grades communication sometimes becomes sparse. It is important, however, during these formative years to maintain the…

Homemade Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Pulled Barbecue Chicken

  Ingredients: 4 ounces tomato ketchup 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 small onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced Directions: Place chicken breasts in a slow…

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Lanigan, Saskatchewan

  Lanigan has a population of 1,300 and is located in south-central Saskatchewan.  Lanigan was founded in 1907 and was incorporated in 1908. Lanigan is sometimes referred to as “The Land of Potash.” Some of the notabe people who hail from Lanigan includes rock band, The Age of Electric, Curler, Cori Bartel, and notable…

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Tips for Long Term Exercise Success

  Everyone knows they should exercise to be healthy, and many people start exercising with good intentions.  However, it’s easy to slip up and miss a day, and then never pick it back up again.  The following tips should help you establish a routine, and hopefully give you more long-term success with your exercising….

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Aurora, North Carolina

  Geographically Aurora is a total of 1.0 square mile.  The Aurora mine is located just outside the town.  Aurora is best known as the home of the Aurora Fossil Museum.  The museum houses specimens collected from the local PCS Phosphate Mine. The museum’s collection includes a wide variety of marine fossils from the…

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Occupational Fatigue

  Anyone who has pulled an all-nighter or worked two jobs can tell you how stressful not getting enough sleep can be on your body and mind.  While naps can help with momentary alertness, they don’t truly help your body recharge the way a good night’s sleep does.  This can leave you drowsy and…