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Stuffing or dressing for Thanksgiving?

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AUBURN, Alabama — Thanksgiving is a time where friends and family gather together to give thanks, enjoy one another’s company and share a good meal. Two main dishes found at most Thanksgiving meals are stuffing and dressing. Do you know how to distinguish between them? Difference between the two “The major difference between the two dishes is that stuffing is more popular in ... Read More »

Holiday Headaches

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Auburn, Ala.—The holiday season is a time for celebration, family gatherings and love. But sometimes the holidays can get busy, stressful and the true meaning of the holidays is overlooked. Feeling down during the holidays is not uncommon, but equating a rise in depression and suicide with the holidays is not factual. “There is a persuasive myth that suicide rates ... Read More »

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe

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AUBURN,AL—The holiday season is before us and soon men and women across the globe will be asked to meet their special someone “under the mistletoe.” However, many of those individuals do not know the science or history behind the long tradition and romantic symbol of mistletoe. Mistletoes can be found across the globe and there are more than 200 species of the ... Read More »

Save Money This Holiday Season

ONEONTA, AL— The holiday season brings about a spirit of joy, togetherness, generosity and love. We create memories with our families and pass down traditions to younger generations. We spend generously on the ones we love to see the joy on their faces when they open their gifts. At such a special time of the year, stressing about finances is ... Read More »

Allergies During Halloween

AUBURN, AL.—As Halloween is rapidly approaching us, many children are gearing up to go trick-or-treating. While most kids can safely eat all of the candy they get while trick-or-treating, some children have severe food allergies  such as to nuts, gluten or dairy, and some may suffer from  diabetes, which limits their intake of sugary foods.  Dr. Jean Weese, a food safety and quality specialist with ... Read More »

Repurposing Old Christmas Trees as Fish Attractors

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AUBURN, Alabama–When the holidays are over and you’re left with dried up Christmas trees, you can still use your old trees for seasons to come. After the holidays, bundle old Christmas trees to use as fish attractors in your pond. Fish are attracted to tree bundles for many reasons. Small fish hide in the bundle to avoid larger predators. Algae ... Read More »

Holiday Budgeting 101

The holidays are a time full of laughter and joy, but also stressful at times. Stress creeps in due to many reasons, one of them being budgeting your holiday shopping list. When trying to give to all your friends and loved ones, money tends to disappear quickly. Budgeting your holiday shopping can reduce stress and anxiety and make the holidays ... Read More »

Fresh Greenery from the Garden for Holiday Decorating

The winter holidays provide a great opportunity to use greenery and garden elements in decorating your home. Fresh holiday greenery gives your home a warm holiday look while also giving off a wonderful, seasonal scent. When choosing greenery and other garden items to decorate with, select fresh materials with contrasting shapes, colors and textures. Kerry Smith, home grounds team leader ... Read More »