Have you thought of how you will afford fun this fall?! Apple picking is one suggestion, that is great for getting outside, enjoying fresh fruit, and having fun with your friends!Read More
Use the 3 C's (Clean, Carpool, and Calculate) to help make your traveling more efficient! To get more useful money and lifestyle tips , go to www.youngfreemaine.com and subscribe to my Youtube Channel! Thanks everyone!!Read More
Spokesters from Alabama, Maine, Michigan, St. Louis, and Royal Credit Union in Wisconsin, gather together in Austin for some filming, fun and excellent tips for when you're out traveling the globe.Read More
Take a sneak peak of what the Spokester life is all about, and see what happened in Austin, Texas! The Young & Free Spokesters from across the U.S. and Canada met up for the first time, we attended conferences, walked around and shot footage, and got to know each other! Check out the recap of our time in Texas!Read More
I've always wondered...why do you always feel so READY-TO-GO the first week of school? And then the second week comes along, and you still feel quite motivated, although the work is beginning to trickle in. And then the third week of school arrives and it's like a whole pile of work has crept out of nowhere, and you are caught in the never-ending web of work.
It happens like this every year, so I have found some life hacks that make college life a little less complicated, and help you stay motivated! I hope these help ease the stress of the semester!
Save time by listening to lectures on fast forward!! (Just kidding, don't really do this one)
Take notes in colorful pens....because it's fun!! And because it helps to improve your visual memory.
Improve your GPA early, when classes are still easy.
Fold your clothes like this!!!
Dryer sheets are good for more than just freshening your clothes!
Hope these tips have been helpful in making college life easier!
Once you determine your spending patterns, and the costs that you can afford to cut, you can focus on your savings! It is important to save each month, even if it's only a small amount at a time. Savings will help you lessen your dependency on credit cards and other types of borrowing. Experts recommend saving between three to six months of living expenses for an emergency fund.Read More
What is ‘Sustainable’?
In agriculture, sustainability pertains to the production of food or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect public health, communities, the environment, and the well-being of animals. Agricultural sustainability allows for the production of healthful food without jeopardizing future generations’ ability to do the same. The concept of ‘sustainable eating’ is choosing foods that are beneficial to our environment and our bodies.
Why should we strive toward sustainable eating?
Diana Dyer, MS, RD, and organic farmer says that "Sustainable agriculture and eating are regenerative. They lead to healthy, thriving individuals and communities, and better, more balanced ecosystems.” Dyer says that sustainable eating:
• Improves the economic health and liveliness of communities.
• Reduces the use of limited natural resources, like fossil fuels.
• Protects the environment from chemicals and practices that harm farmer and consumer health.
• Preserves the diversity of plants, animals and nutrients found in the soil.
• Encourages top nutrition through naturally nutrient-dense foods.
How to eat sustainably:
- Understand how you eat, and your eating patterns.
- Shop locally - Look for your local Farmer’s Market! Or check your grocery store for locally grown products.
- Grow something.
- Initiate food conversations with farmers, restaurateurs, or grocery store owners. Find out more about your food, where it comes from, and whether it is sustainable!
- Eat seasonally.
- Be mindful of what you are eating, where it comes from, and whether or not it is local.
Happy Fresh & Fit Friday!
By Susan Moores, MS, RD. Reviewed August 2013