Why do scientists care how water moves through soil?
In the May 15th Soil Matter blog post, I covered the basics of soil hydrology – how water moves through the soil system ( Some of the pores in soil create “preferential flow channels” that direct w…
Domestic violence survivors: How we escaped
Leaving an abusive relationship is a traumatic decision. And it's often made even harder by a mess of financial roadblocks.
Tutorial on the FCC’s New Electronic Comment Filing System
As part of our efforts to upgrade the FCC’s major IT systems, we’ve been working to modernize the Commission’s Electronic Comment Filing System (ECFS) to improve the public’s ability to engage with the Commission on important issues. Over the last several months, the FCC has been testing a “beta” prototype of a modernized ECFS, as well as engaging with external and internal stakeholders to get input on how to improve the legacy ECFS system to meet today’s needs.
No Sickie Zone: Why Contractors Don't Take Sick Days
Why don't freelancers and contractors take sick days? Is it because they lose out on their day rate? Is it because they are simply super-human workers? The
RV’ing, ’20s style
Hands down, Herb and Sidra Spies had the most unusual entry in the Andalusia Classics & Streetrods’ 8th Annual Family Fun Day Saturday. The couple brought a 1924 Motel T with a camper they just recreated, along with antique camping equipment. Spies is an Andalusia native whose interest in cars might have come naturally. His […]
FoodShare Columbia: Another Great Way to Increase Access to Healthy, Affordable Foods with SNAP
March is National Nutrition Month. Throughout the month, USDA will be highlighting results of our efforts to improve access to safe, healthy food for all Americans and supporting the health of our next generation FoodShare Columbia is a program designed to help alleviate the stress families face when they live in “food deserts.” The program, in cooperation with the University of South Carolina and other partners, assembles produce food boxes to distribute to low-income individuals. It just got started in April 2015 and has already distributed more than 3,000 food boxes in a community with a high rate of diabetes-related health conditions. More than half of these food boxes have been purchased by SNAP recipients using…
How Much Sleep Do I Need?
Newborn No recommendation (American Academy of Sleep Medicine)2 Infant Toddler Pre-school School Age Teen Adult 7-8 hours1 Although the amount of sleep you get each day is important, other aspects of your sleep also contribute to your health and well-being. Good sleep quality is also essential. Signs of poor sleep quality include not feeling rested even after getting enough sleep, repeatedly waking up during the night, and experiencing symptoms of sleep disorders (such as snoring or gasping for air). Improving sleep quality may be helped by better sleep habits or being diagnosed and treated for any sleep disorder you may have References Hirshkowitz M, Whiton K, Albert SM, Alessi C, Bruni O, et al. The National…
Military Tax Tips
Learn about the special tax benefits that apply to members of the Armed Forces. Get Publication 3, Armed Forces’ Tax Guide, at IRS.gov/pub3 .
What's Right With Our Schools: Pinson Elementary get innovative art lessons
Students at Pinson Elementary love their art teacher, and they're not alone.
Top 15 Perfumes That Men Love ...
1. Live in Love by Oscar De La Renta The very first of my top 10 perfumes that men love has got to start out with Oscar de la Renta! This scent is all about beauty, all about romance and all about floral notes! It's got top notes of hyacinth, galbanum, bergamot and lily of the valley. It's also got some woody notes in it, from cedar to amber and musk – it's a great scent for date night!