Friends, Family, Community

5 Tips for Balancing Family, Work and Education

It’s an age-old conundrum. To advance professionally, often one must go back to school. However, earning a degree might seem like an insurmountable challenge because of the demands of a current job. Experts say that more education is not only advantageous, but downright necessary in certain industries, particularly where technology is changing the playing field.…

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Giving to the Next Generation

  From self-expression to self-direction, there are countless ways to age out loud. Some of the most rewarding ways for older adults involve passing on experiences, wisdom and skills to others. Everyone has something to share, and these ideas from the Administration of Community Living can help you get started. Mentor. Use professional or personal…

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Tips to Avoid ‘Summer Brain Drain’

It’s only natural that kids get excited for summer vacation. However, parents may be concerned about “summer brain drain,” which occurs when students lose the knowledge they gained during the school year. Unfortunately, many children show learning losses when they return to school in the fall, and these summer setbacks are cumulative, resulting in increasing…

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What to Do to Stop Unwanted Phone Calls

Whether you use a landline, mobile phone or both, you’ve likely received those pesky robocalls — phone calls that use a computerized auto-dialer to deliver a pre-recorded message. As a consumer, here is what to know about this common annoyance to your home or personal line. • Robocalls are often illegal. However, keep in mind…

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Make Your Home Safer in Wicked Weather

Wicked weather can happen anytime, anywhere. Being prepared will offer you, your family and your home greater protection. Here is what to know. Take Shelter Oftentimes, the safest place to be during a storm is at home or in a designated shelter, depending on the storm’s severity. That said, it’s important to know more about…

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Teach Your Children about Money this Financial Literacy Month

April is Financial Literacy Month, an ideal time to think about the lessons your children are learning about money. Setting a good financial example is just the start. Parents should also actively engage children on the topic. These lessons can help put kids and teens on the right path towards a financially responsible adulthood. How…

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Resources to Help You Stick to Your Goals

Making goals and achieving them is difficult without direction or the advice of experts. Luckily, there are plenty of great resources to help, no matter what you are trying to accomplish. Here are four books that can help you stick to your goals. Clean Eating From quinoa and chia seeds to spinach and pomegranate, “Super…

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Creative Gardening Tips for the Spring Season

Gardeners often focus on the science of their hobby: how much water and sunlight their plants need and how to improve soil quality and keep pests at bay. But there can be a lot of artistry behind the craft as well — from how you harvest and enjoy flowers to how you convert unused spaces…

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‘Helping All Neighborhoods’ Across The County

By Patrice Smith Walterboro, SC – Jesse Pringle is lending a helping hand in Colleton County. HANS- Helping all Neighborhoods, began in 2009 when Pringle says God gave him a vision. “I felt that I had lost touch with my community and the Lord told me to give back, to touch and reach all neighborhoods…

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