To not get sucked into the world of workplace drama, recognize those who revel in it and notice how it makes you feel exhausted, writes Lynne Curry. By setting limits regarding your involvement in the drama, you can successfully extricate yourself from it over time.
School-nutrition professionals in a Nebraska district say students are slowly accepting healthier meals aligned with federal standards. While students have complained that they were still hungry, officials have not reported a decrease in cafeteria sales, and schools accommodated students' requests by making extra main entrees that students could purchase. The district also replaced its salad bar with a fruit and vegetable bar.
A survey by YouGov found that 86% of participants who continued to eat their favorite treats while dieting were still able to successfully shed pounds. "Extensive research has proven that diets centerd around food elimination are much more likely to fail. The key is to take a more relaxed approach and to have a little of what you like," says Janet Aylott of Nutracheck, which commissioned the survey.
Mobile apps that help identify turf diseases and pests can make landscape contractors' jobs easier, writes Lisa Danes. In this article, she discusses six apps for landscapers, such as the iScape Elite and the HardScape apps that provide a mockup of finished landscaping projects. Meanwhile, the Landscape & Garden Calculators app provides a variety of calculators and estimators for time, materials and other expenses.
The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals' Women, Infants and Children program and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center are seeking participants for their E-Moms collaborative research. The study aims to encourage overweight and obese postpartum women to drop the weight they gained during pregnancy. The study will also leverage a smartphone weight-management application designed by Pennington researchers to allow some of the participants to have daily contact with dietitians.