Sleep is an often unsung hero of overall health. Diet and exercise get their fair share of glory, but without a good night’s rest, even the most physically active, nutrition- conscious individuals are vulnerable to a host of ailments and illnesses.
Winter is a busy time of year for college students. Come December, students are preparing for the holidays at the same time that they’re entering the final leg of the fall semester. Once grades are in, resident students head to their respective homes away from campus for a few weeks or more before the spring semester begins.
January is among the colder months of the year, but for football fans things are just starting to heat up when the calendar turns to a new year. In addition to featuring the College Football Playoff semifinals (January 1) and championship game (January 8), January also ushers in the National Football League playoffs, which begins with wild card weekend on January 13. That schedule can warm the hearts of football fans no matter how cold it may be outside.
Resolutions made at the start of a new year often focus on personal improvement. Giving up poor habits like smoking or drinking too much alcohol and losing weight through diet and exercise are some popular resolutions.
Woollybear caterpillar makes its seasonal journey to overwinter
Donating blood is a selfless act. Each year, blood donors collectively save the lives of millions of people across the globe. The American Red Cross reports that blood levels continue to be low, and hospital need often outpaces the rate at which many blood donation organizations can replenish their supplies, That reality results in emergency shortages. When people think about blood donations, they frequently envision whole blood donations. But it is possible to only donate plasma as well. And donors typically can donate plasma with greater frequency than they can donate blood. Whole blood donations include all four blood components: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. By contrast, plasma donation involves collecting only the plasma component of blood and returning the other three components to the donor, says Plasma Hero. The American Red Cross indicates plasma helps maintain blood pressure and volume; supplies critical proteins for blood clotting and immunity; carries electrolytes to muscles; and helps to maintain a proper pH balance in the body to support cell function.
A Travis County district judge has ordered Attorney General Ken Paxton and three top aides to sit for depositions in the 3-yearold whistleblower lawsuit against him.
Texas’ population grew more than any other state in the country in the last year, by nearly half a million people, according to the recent estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. Of the 1.6 million people the nation gained between July 2022 and July 2023, nearly 30% are Texas residents.
“You don’t really appreciate what you’ve got until it’s gone.”
Opposites Are Not So Opposite!
Welcome, 2024! As the newest year in recorded history, the World says, “Hello!” The image of the beginning of the new year as a newborn baby and the end of a year as a bearded, old man really is fitting this year for a lot of people, me included! There have been many events this year that have tested the mettle of the people involved and, so far, they have not been bested! Hospitalizations, job opportunities, marriages, births, even deaths have impacted the Foundation in 2023. And from these events, strengths and resolve have revealed themselves to the different Board members of the Forney Education Foundation.
Trinity Valley Community College held fall 2023 Graduation Commencement at the Athens Independent School District (ISD) High School on Friday, Dec. 8, conferring Associate of Arts, Associate of Applied Science, Bachelor of Science in nursing degrees or certificate of completion to 238 graduates.
Lee University congratulates Mansfield Yiu of Forney, TX, on earning Dean’s List honors during the Fall 2023 semester.
Most people likely do not pause to consider they could be a victim of stalking. Stalking might seem something more out of the plot of a movie rather than real life. However, according to the Stalking Resource Center, approximately 7.5 million people are stalked each year in the United States. Many times the victims have been stalked by a current or former intimate partner.