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Poinsettia

The poinsettia (Euphorbia pulcherrima) is the most popular flowering plant sold in the United States with more than 70 million sold nationwide each year. When South Carolinian Joel R. Poinsett (1779...

Serve a Healthful, Low-Cost Holiday Meal

Good nutrition doesn’t have to be expensive this Thanksgiving and Christmas season. In 2010 the following menu could be prepared at home to serve eight people for less than $31. Holiday Menu That...

Let the Holiday Spirit Move You!

Get moving and eat healthfully during the holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa, prevent holiday weight gain by balancing your physical activity with your food intake. Set a...

How to Cook Turkey

Food safety is important when cooking a turkey. Improperly cooked turkey could make your family sick. Thawing a Turkey Three ways are safe—in the refrigerator, in cold water that is changed every 30...

Control Holiday Weight Gain

The two-month long “sweet season” begins with leftover Halloween candy and winds down with pumpkin and pecan pie, eggnog, fruitcake and candy. Bite by bite the ounces add up to pounds, unless you...

Healthy Holiday Gifts

Almost two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese, and more than half don’t get enough physical activity. This holiday season encourage your friends and relatives to eat healthier and get...

Cyclamen

The genus, Cyclamen, contains about 20 species which are all native to the Mediterranean region. Hardy cyclamen species are small perennials for shade or part shade. They are not covered here....

Kalanchoe

Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana) is a popular houseplant typically available for sale during late winter and spring months. It is a durable flowering potted plant requiring very little...

Caffeine

What is Caffeine? Caffeine is found naturally in the leaves, seeds, and fruits of more than 60 plant species worldwide. It is added to some beverages and foods for flavor. People have enjoyed...

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