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Parents can lead by example in getting kids outside — Encourage children to appreciate nature, have fun outside

Parents can lead by example in getting kids outside — Encourage children to appreciate nature, have fun outside

May. 21 |       By Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss Contributing Writers  Getting kids away from computer and TV screens and outside into the fresh air is an increasing challenge for parents everywhere. Researchers have found that U.S. children...

MSHS donates raised-bed garden kits to schools and community groups

MSHS donates raised-bed garden kits to schools and community groups

May. 21 |       The Minnesota State Horticultural Society (MSHS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is donating raised-bed garden kits to community groups and schools supporting low-income families and children. MSHS’ Garden-in-a-Box program...

Green Central grows an edible wall

Green Central grows an edible wall

May. 21 | The American Heart Association (AHA) installed its first mobile edible wall in the country at Green Central Community School. Mobile edible walls are freestanding A-frame gardens that can grow a large amount of fresh, organic produce. First-grade...

The politics of the plate — Big money talks in limiting your right to know what you are eating

The politics of the plate — Big money talks in limiting your right to know what you are eating

May. 21 |     When we are told to watch what we eat, many of us are counting calories. We are told to count the amount of fat, sodium or sugar in our food. Research says that tracking food in this manner helps us make better food choices possible. Yet...

Can green initiatives impact double-digit Black unemployment?

Can green initiatives impact double-digit Black unemployment?

May. 21 |     D.C. conference brings together emerging leaders in green jobs   By Charles Hallman Staff Writer Low-income communities in recent years have been impacted by double-digit unemployment, but years earlier also were impacted by the...

The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ will hurt all of us

The ‘Fiscal Cliff’ will hurt all of us

Sep. 20 | Economy faces devastation without action from Congress Ignorance is not bliss. However, there are too many of us who are ignoring the discussion about a legislative maneuver known as “Sequestration.” This is also known by a more descriptive term...

Encourage good spending/saving habits in our kids

Encourage good spending/saving habits in our kids

Jun. 21 |                   Immediate gratification, lack of information, and lack of discipline have forced many of you into a tardy start with several missed financial opportunities. This mindset probably started...

Financial Remix: Encouraging the real ‘American Dream’

Financial Remix: Encouraging the real ‘American Dream’

May. 16 |         The term “American Dream” was invented in 1931 by writer and historian James Truslow Adams. He coined the term in his novel The Epic of America where he states, “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which...

Financial Remix: An individual stock portfolio is not for everyone

Financial Remix: An individual stock portfolio is not for everyone

Mar. 1 |     With all the hype and chatter of Facebook’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) and Mark Zuckerberg’s intent to raise $5 billion — one of the larger IPOs in history — Facebook’s financials have already been released, so the questions...

Who’s bringing home your bacon?  Dual-income families forces us to redefine the way we describe income earners

Who’s bringing home your bacon? Dual-income families forces us to redefine the way we describe income earners

Feb. 1 |   “I can bring home the bacon, Fry it up in a pan, and never let you forget you’re a man…’cause I’m a woman.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=jA4DR4vEgrs Do you remember this 1980 Enjoli jingle that advertised...