Issues 2014

Dear EarthTalk: Getting Kids Involved in Environmental Protectio

Do you have any tips for helping me get my kids involved in environmental protection advocacy?       — Jeanine Black, Charlotte, NC There’s no time like the present to teach kids to…

Coumadin vs. Pradaxa

I was put on Coumadin several years ago for atrial fibrillation. It was a perpetual pain in the butt, all those tests and never knowing from day to day how…

Seven ways to calm your upset stomach

Maybe you’ve just eaten, or finished a meal an hour or so ago — and now your stomach just doesn’t “feel right.” You feel bloated and uncomfortable. Or maybe it’s…

Handling Diabetes during the Holiday Season

The holidays are a time for get- parties with family and friends and indulgent treats. With such a focus on food and eating during these get-togethers, a restricted diet due…

Volunteers Needed: Spread holiday cheer on Christmas Eve

God’s Love We Deliver is seeking volunteers to deliver meals on Christmas Eve morning for their holiday celebration “Winter Feast,” December 24, 2014. Every year God’s Love cooks and delivers…

2015 Credit Predictions

What will the New Year bring us financially? Here are some educated guesses and predictions: CardHub (www.cardhub.com) assembled the opinions of financial experts … who don’t agree on all points….

The End Is Near for Savings Bonds

When you live long enough, you often see old things come around again as new. Hemlines go up and down, hairstyles change. But sometimes the good stuff goes away and…

Marci’s Medicare Answers

Dear Marci, Will my Medicare premiums or costs change in 2015? ANSWER: There are certain changes to Medicare costs for 2015, but much of the benefit will remain the same….

Résumé Mistakes To Avoid

(NAPS) — Listing responsibilities and nothing else on your résumé is not a good idea. Rattling off your duties says very little. Detail what you achieved instead.  For your résumé…

A Holiday Worth Gaming For

BY DEAN MOSES The holidays are almost here once again. With these tantalizing festivities on the horizon, comes the promise of season’s cheer and family gatherings but also, to gamers,…

Spring Creek Youth Federation Little League Presents Season Trophies

“Things went well last season, and we had a lot of parents involved,” Jose Lozada, President of the Spring Creek Youth Federation Little League said. On Sunday, December 14, the YouthFed (as the…

Wassail

Wassail is a hot cider traditionally served in a large bowl at Christmastime.  INGREDIENTS 1/2 gallon apple cider or juice 1 lemon, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2 cinnamon…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ball

You better not pout and you better not shout, cause Santa is coming to town with a bag full of healthy chocolate goodies. Now that’s a “gift of the season”…

It’s Cookie Time

Of all the traditional baked confections we associate with the holidays, probably none is more popular than the cookie. During the holiday season, old recipes are pulled out — or…