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Florida Peninsula's Charity of the Month: Susan G Komen

Susan G Komen is Florida Peninsula's "Charity of the Month". In support of this organization, Florida Peninsula employees will be walking in their annual "Race for the Cure" to help raise money for breast cancer research.

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Florida Peninsula's Charity of the Month: American Heart Association

Florida Peninsula's "Charity of the Month" is the American Heart Association. Their mission is "to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke." We would like to encourage you to have a healthy and active lifestyle in order to reduce your chances of heart disease. Here are some ways you can live heart-healthy lives: Healthy Eating Habits: A healthy diet consists of meals which support your well-being. Start by making a habit of finding healthier options at the grocery store. For example: if your family is big on snacking, substitute the snacks for fruits and vegetables everyone likes. Eating healthy can be fun, and tasty too! When cooking at home, take a look at healthy recipes online which require nutritious ingredients. Healthy eating for the entire family starts in the kitchen. For more ideas for nutritious recipes, take a look at our Pinterest board.  Healthy Lifestyle: Committing to a strict gym schedule while working full-time may seem impossible, but it is necessary to squeeze i ...

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Safe Toys to Consider When Holiday Shopping This Year

The holidays are quickly approaching, which means the shopping has begun for presents for the little ones. Finding the perfect toy for your kids should involve a lot more than just going for the hottest trend. Here are a few tips to be aware of when shopping for toys this year.  1. Flame resistant: Toys with fabric material should be labeled as flame resistant or flame retardant. 2. Washable: In order to prevent your children from becoming sick, their toys should be washable, including stuffed toys and should be cleaned on a regular basis.  3. Non-toxic: Art materials such as paint, crayons, markers, etc. should be labeled as non-toxic. It only takes a few seconds for something to reach your child's mouth, no matter how carefully they are being watched.  4. Age appropriate: Consider your child's age before purchasing a new toy. For toddlers, avoid toys/games with small pieces which could easily be swallowed. Be sure to read the label to be aware of its contents. Most toys and games for children contain ...

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Say Goodbye to the 2016 Hurricane Season

The 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season ends November 30th.

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Give Thanks by Giving Back

Wondering how you can help the people of your community this year? Instead of putting all of the focus on the upcoming holidays, here are some ways you can give back.  Feed the Homeless: There are hundreds of different locations you can go to in your area to volunteer your time. A good example would be to search online at Feeding America or any similar website and pledge to be a volunteer. From there you can find food banks and shelters near you.  Donate: Each year, we stock up on food and snacks before having people over for just one event. While out shopping, make a habit of picking up some extra (non-perishable) items to donate. Some people even go as far as to decorate an entire holiday basket to give to a family.  Door Decorations:  If you know of a family in your neighborhood who is less-fortunate (and you think would welcome the support), decorate their door or front porch. A simple wreath or decorative leaves with a card would probably make all the difference to them.  Bake Treats:  While yo ...

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Beware Of Cyber Scammers on Cyber Monday

We urge you to be knowledgeable about potential scams by taking the following tips into consideration this Cyber Monday.

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How to Carve a Turkey

  Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year? As a host, you'll need to know how to carve a turkey and serve your guests. The last thing you want is for you to figure it out, or worse, for them to start chopping away at it themselves. Carving a turkey can be quite simple if you know what you're doing. We suggest you follow these simple steps by Real Simple. 1. Remove the String: Place the turkey on a carving board. Remove the string tying the legs together, using the tip of your knife.  2. Remove the legs and things: Cut through the skin which connects the breast and the drumstick. Slice down until you reach the joint. Using a paper towel, grab the leg and push down, separating the leg and thigh from the bird. Use your knife to slice through the joint.  3. Remove the drumsticks: Separate the drumstick and the thigh by cutting through the joint which connects them. Transfer the drumstick to a platter; set aside the thigh meat on a cutting board to slice later. Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the other leg.  4. Re ...

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Florida Peninsula's Charity of the Month: Boca Helping Hands

  This month, Boca Helping Hands is Florida Peninsula's Charity of the Month. Their mission is to provide food, medical and financial assistance to meet basic human needs as well as education, job training and guidance to create self-sufficiency. Boca Helping Hands serves six hot lunches along with one family night dinner, and hands out over 5,000 pantry bags a month to those in need.  In our continued efforts to give back to our community, we will be hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive and participating in this organization's Thanksgiving Basket Brigade to donate a complete Thanksgiving day meal to families registered at their facility.  If you are interested in supporting Boca Helping Hands, their drop-off hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-3:30pm and their facility is located at 1500 NW 1st Court, Boca Raton, FL 33432. There are many volunteer opportunities such as bag distribution, meal and beverage serving, meal set-up, etc. Please contact them to find out how you can help make a differen ...

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Tips for a Tear-Free Thanksgiving

From preparing for the feast, to decorating the house, things can get rather crazy if you don't prepare. Consider these tips to give your family's celebration a smooth run this year.

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It is Time to “Fall Back”

  The clocks will turn back at 2AM on November 6th, marking the end of Daylight Saving Time. Apart from getting an extra hour of sleep, which we all enjoy, here are some things you'll need to know and remember: It will begin to get dark an hour earlier in the evenings. If you have small children, be sure to let them have some play time an hour earlier after school, so their time isn't cut short. You may also want to re-program your outside lights if they are on a timer. Standard time will be used through March 12th, then the clocks will "spring" forward one hour to commence Daylight Saving Time. Although we are living in the smartphone era, if you have traditional clocks in your home, remember to manually turn them back one hour. This includes your stove and microwave clocks, since most of them won't reset themselves. It is very common for people to forget, leaving them an hour behind everyone else. Test your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and change their batteries. Nothing is worse ...

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