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Social security and women

Women tend to care for many people: spouses, children, and parents. Taking time away from the workplace to care for a newborn child or aging parent can have an impact on your future Social Security benefits.

by Norm Franker Social Security District Manager in Lawrence August 26 is known as Women’s Equality Day. On that date in 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was signed, giving women the right to vote. Social Security treats men and women equally. Men and women with identical earnings histories are treated exactly the […]

August 10th, 2012 | Posted in Women Today | Read More »

For plants, heats isn’t the only problem

The best way a plant owner can protect trees and shrubs against heat stress and related injury is to help the plants do a better job of cooling themselves.

by Kathleen W. Ward The best way a plant owner can protect trees and shrubs against heat stress and related injury is to help the plants do a better job of cooling themselves. “The only problem with that is: Heat isn’t the only problem,” said Jason Griffin, director of K-State Research and Extension’s John C. […]

July 17th, 2012 | Posted in Women Today | Read More »

What can my children do outdoors this summer?

There are plenty of different ways to get your kids enthusiastic about outdoor play – it is really nothing more than taking the time to figure out what kids like and then committing to it as a part of your schedule. As long as the activities you plan are exciting enough, their own adrenaline will take over from there.

by Misty Pardini Healthy Start Home Visitor Jefferson County Health Department Summer is finally on the way, and it’s no doubt that children are getting excited already about all the extra time they will have and not have to worry about school. One of the last things that you want to happen is for your […]

June 11th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Women Today | Read More »

Walk Kansas gets people moving

Walk Kansas participants reported their weekly physical activity time to their team captain to enter in the statewide database.

More than 450 adults and youth in Jefferson, Nemaha and Jackson counties participated in this year’s Walk Kansas program.

June 7th, 2012 | Posted in Featured,Women Today | Read More »

What is Pre-Diabetes?

The term pre-diabetic is used to describe people who have higher than normal levels of glucose in their blood (high blood sugar) but not high enough to make the diagnosis of diabetes. Impaired glucose tolerance or impaired fasting glucose are also ways that doctors may describe this condition.

Almost 54 million people over the age of 20 have pre-diabetes. People with pre-diabetes are much more likely to go on to develop diabetes within the next 10 years.

May 28th, 2012 | Posted in Women Today | Read More »

Key to affording college is to have a plan

College Savings plan

Setting goals is often the first step to achieving your hopes and dreams for yourself and your family. Making a plan, however, is crucial to making those dreams a reality. This is especially true when it comes to a college education for your children. Starting a college savings plan when your children are young sets […]

March 21st, 2012 | Posted in Women Today | Read More »

Coping with stress at the office

Heavier workloads have left many workers dealing with elevated levels of stress.

The workers of the world are working more. So says an annual study of employee benefit trends from MetLife. In 2010, 40 percent of employees admitted their workload had increased compared with the previous year. While there are many reasons that can account for a heavier workload at the office, heavy layoffs in countries across […]

February 29th, 2012 | Posted in Women Today | Read More »

10 ways to clothe kids for less

A child goes through approximately eight clothing size changes in the first two years of life.

A child goes through approximately eight clothing size changes in the first two years of life. As he or she continues to grow, it’s not unlikely to see clothing sizes increase every 6 to 12 months, and then annually once the child enters school. It can be an expensive venture to clothe a child, and […]

February 15th, 2012 | Posted in Women Today | Read More »

Workshop on starting a food-based business Feb. 29 in Horton

Starting a Food Business Workshop

Glacial Hills Food Center is organizing a free “Starting a Food Business Workshop” from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at the Horton Community Center.

February 12th, 2012 | Posted in Business,Featured,Women Today | Read More »

Puzzles, games and educational value

Chess Board games

Why do people buy and play games? Entertainment value certainly factors in, but there are several other benefits to puzzles and games, including their educational value. Just think about what happens when children (or adults) sit down to play a board game or contemplate a puzzle. Individuals come together, learn lessons about getting along and […]

January 18th, 2012 | Posted in Women Today | Read More »

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