“We’re among the group that likes to cosplay,” Comb said. “So, if you’re an avid Harry Potter fan, maybe you will dress up like Hermione, Harry Potter or a character from that franchise. Or, if you’re really into a certain show or maybe an anime (short for animation) show, maybe you’ll try and replicate that character.
However, weariness is no excuse for not doing the right thing when protecting yourself, loved ones and friends from COVID. While many things about the pandemic have changed since March 2020, one fact that has not changed is that LSU Health Shreveport is here to serve as a trusted source of information related to COVID-19.
Practicing good nutrition at school and home can make a huge difference in your child’s overall health and their eating habits later down the road. If you typically pack your kid’s lunch for school, adding nutritious options is a great way to instill healthy habits.
The new school year is just around the bend! The back-to-school season can be a hectic time for parents, guardians and kids alike, as it means everyone needs to be back on a daily schedule, and homework, tests and afterschool activities are back in full swing.
In dysfunctional family systems, children are taught that they are responsible for the adults’ emotions and feelings. This may look like performing well in school, being the best baseball player, or being forced to hug or kiss grandparents or other family members.
Giving careful thought to tile is worth your while before embarking on a kitchen or bathroom redo, the experts agree. That’s because your tile choices will set the tone and template for the entire room and reflect your distinctive design tastes within two of the most valued and used spaces in your home.
Supply chain issues and labor shortages are still at large in our current economic climate. The demand to purchase real estate continues to rise, but contractors and builders alike are having sincere challenges in accessing materials, machinery and quality workers to perform the labor necessary to sustain the market.
The costs have risen, though. According to the “2022 Cost vs. Value Report” from real estate research firm Zonda, “material costs have increased across the board, and in some cases sharply.” Moreover, labor shortages for skilled craftsmen are pushing costs up in some areas.
Often men fail to prioritize taking control of their mental and physical health as work, raising a family and hobbies can seem more important or more appealing as a way to spend their time. Not prioritizing your health frequently results in skipping check-ups and screenings that can ensure one lives a long and healthy life.
Developing heart-healthy habits when we’re young makes it easier to maintain good habits as we get older. It actually has an impact on our health as adults. Studies show that children and teens with risk factors (such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, being overweight or smoking) have a much greater risk for cardiovascular disease as adults.
The glimpse of bold color on the I-20 supports visible driving east bound through Shreveport is only a hint of the latest art bringing new vibrancy to the area below. “Leaders of Tomorrow,” “Ascension Bridge” and “Absolute Equality” are each as rich in meaning and sense of community as they are in color.
If your child is college bound, you probably have questions – including how to pay for their higher education. What may surprise you is how many different sources you’ll draw from to cover tuition, room and board – plus expenses like books, fees, travel and more.
Between tools for the classroom and supplies for quick and nutritious meals at home or on the go, these ideas can help ensure you’re ready for what the new school year brings. Find more tips and solutions to make the back-to-school season easier at eLivingtoday.
If you’re headed to campus in the fall, summertime means planning, packing and collaborating on your living space for the school year ahead. Whether you’re moving into a first-year dorm on campus or sharing an apartment or house with your closest friends, making sure you have what you need ahead of time is key.
500 people in Louisiana contract hepatitis C each year. Most go undiagnosed. Hepatitis is a general term for inflammation of the liver, and there are several very different causes of hepatitis. Hepatitis C is one type of viral hepatitis – the viral type that causes the most death and disability in the United States.
Many say this helps explain why President Trump’s endorsement record of candidates is stronger than any other political figure in America today. Some would argue that voters view Trump as an “expert,” and his endorsement of any candidate makes them more likely to vote for that candidate.
“Periodically, we do customer surveys on our website and here at the airport,” said Mark Crawford, marketing and public relations manager for the Shreveport Airport Authority. “We’re always asking about ways we can improve things, whether it’s the parking lot or the food service.
It's the "hinge" in the middle of your body, allowing you to bend fully and stand with "good" posture. Throughout much of our childhood and teen years, we are painfully "unaware" of how much punishment our lower back goes through. It carries us through dance recitals, football practice, gymnastics events, jumping on trampolines and much more.
Heading back to the classroom is a big change following a summer of fun in the sun. Some kids eagerly embrace the idea of once again being surrounded by friends and thrive on the familiar tempo a new school year brings. Others resist the disruption to their laid-back lifestyle.
According to a survey by College Ave Student Loans, 74% of parents surveyed found the cost of college to be surprisingly high. Between tuition, room and board and other expenses, many families have a financing gap, even with the help of scholarships and grants.
While it can oftentimes be hard to deal with the anxiety that comes with a rigorous test meant to show your mastery of certain subjects and concepts, such as reading and mathematics, consider these test prep tips to help boost your score while simultaneously lowering stress.
“I’m trying to give people a place they would be proud to live in,” Lee said of his work in the Cedar Grove and Allendale areas. “They’re happy to live in the nicest house on the block in those neighborhoods, and they grew up in those neighborhoods. They don’t want to leave.
Ashley Brint, Regions Mortgage vice president/production manager, said, “At mid-year, 2022 is shaping up to be the third best year in the last 15 years. However, rates rose in the second quarter, so refinance activity has slowed. The current interest rates are still very favorable for home buyers especially considering the rising cost of rent.
Lyons, a long-time Southern Trace member, was in the first group to play the course after a seven-month closure. The redesign was part of a $4.2 million project which began last year and included a new irrigation system, all-new greens and improvements to the practice area.
As an otolaryngologist with special interest in hearing loss, I see many older adults with hearing loss. Most have delayed seeking treatment until they cannot communicate with their loved ones and their quality of life begins to suffer. One out of three persons above the age of 60 and one out of two above the age of 85 has agerelated hearing loss.
I suggested “Do Not Read This Article” to my editor because the information contained herein is very thought-provoking. It challenges you to examine preconceived notions, debate “common” wisdom, and doubt your own senses and those of others. I don’t want to be responsible for any mental crises from something I wrote.
It’s important to talk with your doctor before you take mineral pills, especially if you take prescription medicines, have any health problems or are elderly. Taking too much of a mineral can cause problems with some medical tests or interfere with drugs you’re taking.
“Hardwood floors are one of the best investments you can make in your home,” said Jen Meska, director of merchandising for LL Flooring. “Hardwood floors are a timeless home decor choice that brings warmth, luxury and comfort underfoot and are made to last generations.
As an older adult, it is important to realize that incorporating a daily routine of physical activity is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your health. It is a way to prevent and delay the many challenges experienced from growing old by improving muscle growth and tone and helping with balance and endurance.
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