WEEKLY UPDATE – DECEMBER 3, 2018
“Many folks think they aren’t good at earning money,
when what they don’t know is how to use it.” – Frank A. Clark
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Brown Sugar Pecan Pie
Recipe adapted from Good Housekeeping
Blowing Away Your Shot
|The wind is whipping along, from left to right. You know that this would not be a good time to hit a slice. You attempt to hit the ball to the left to overcompensate for the breeze. But it doesn’t work. And your ball goes exactly in the direction you didn’t want it to go – way, way to the right.
Use the shorter 3-wood club rather than the driver. This will enable you to make a more solid shot.
Tired of Being Tired?
|You’re tired all the time. So, so tired. You sometimes feel you can’t even do your normal, daily activities.
So, what’s wrong? You may have chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). While CFS has no obvious causes and is hard to diagnose, you can treat the symptoms and find relief.
CFS differs from the normal fatigue many of us may feel on occasion. CFS’ overwhelming fatigue may last up to six months or longer.
If you have CFS, you may also experience chronic pain, headaches, sore throat, and muscle and joint pain.
Other symptoms may include:
Women are four times more likely than men to suffer CFS, which afflicts more than a million Americans.
Tips adapted from WebMD
The Scoop on GMOs
|Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are developed in laboratories to withstand harsh forces of nature; modifications may include enhanced resistance to pesticides. While research is unclear on GMOs’ impact on human health, consumers around the world are increasingly demanding their governments plainly label food products that contain GMOs.
More than 40 nations currently require GMO labeling of food. Research shows that more than 90% of Americans also want food labeling for GMOs.
They suggest genetically engineered crops have produced dangerous and unintended consequences, “superweeds,” that are also resistant to pesticides. The process has often led to a cycle where farmers increasingly use more powerful – and potentially toxic – pesticides to combat the stronger strains of weeds in their crops.
Despite the promise that genetically engineered crops would curb world hunger, GMOs’ track record in the last 20 years provides no evidence of having any significant impact. Some environmental leaders say consumers should be made aware of the presence of GMO in their foods.
Tip adapted from Environmental Working Group
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