Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office asks people to make a New Year's resolution in 2013 that could save a life or prevent a crash.
Editor's Note: The following was taken from a Hennepin County Sheriff's Office e-newsletter. A new survey indicates that while 97 percent of teens know texting while driving is dangerous, 43 percent of them admit to sending a text while driving – and 75 percent say the practice is common among their friends.The survey found that teenagers feel pressure to quickly respond to text messages – and adults are also setting a poor example by texting while driving themselves. Make a New Year's resolution in 2013 that could save your life or prevent a crash. Take a pledge NOT to text and drive and ask your family members to do the same. Remember, it is illegal to text and drive in Minnesota. Create a new habit: Put your phone in the glove box …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Have you resolved to have a family movie night each week? Take more time for yourself? Share your 2013 resolutions in the comments section below.
I make new resolutions every year. There's something about Jan. 1 that makes me want to start some things fresh. And usually I'm able to stick to about half of them—like giving up watermelon for the month of February or taking a nap once a week. (Wink) Try as I might, I haven't been able to convince myself that a gym is a great place to be three times a week—however, I'll give it another shot in 2013. Patch wants to know what resolutions you've made for the new year. Have you vowed to have a family movie night each week? Take a family vacation to Yellowstone National Park? Make a standing date with your partner? Or maybe you've decided to count to three before yelling at your clumsy nine-year-old for breaking yet another glass dish. Tell …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Who started the tradition of making New Year's resolutions?
Civilizations around the world have been celebrating the start of each new year for some 4,000 years. Traditions include going to parties, eating special foods, watching fireworks and, of course, making resolutions. Who started the tradition of making New Year's resolutions? Editor's Note: Select your answer in the poll below and tell us how you know the answer in the comments section. The answer will be posted later in the day.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Don’t neglect your furry friends while you are reflecting on the past year and making plans for 2011.
Take some time this new year to really think about what your pet means to you and your family. Now is the time to prioritize what kind of pet care you can afford. Would you be able to afford it if your pet ended up in the ER? Does your pet have chronic health problems or expensive medications? What would you do if your pet was diagnosed with a serious disease? Schedule your annual exam for the year if you haven't already, or if you are feeling the squeeze on medications contact your vet and re-evaluate. Look into pet health insurance, setting aside some savings for emergencies (pet and otherwise), or organizations that can assist with pet care and supplies if you are really struggling financially. Sitting in the emergency room at 3:00 a.m…
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Golden Valley Patch is counting down the top five New Year's Resolutions, and giving you help to achieve your goals, with top tips from area experts
Golden Valley residents have New Year's resolutions on the brain. This week, Patch has taken on the top five resolutions and given you tips to achieve them. In our final installment, we're helping you put your personal finances in order. Gaining a sense of control over spending and creating a nest egg are frequently fodder for New Year's resolutions. The current long stretch of belt tightening adds challenges. Patch talked to area Registered Investment Advisor, Jim Larson, for practical advice on taming the bottom-line beast. Larson works at Northeast Securities in St. Louis Park. Here are his top tips for money management resolutions. Figure out a monthly budget, factoring in all of your essentials. Set goals within your budget. Set …
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Patch is counting down the top five New Year's Resolutions, and giving you help to achieve your goals, with top tips from area experts.
Golden Valley residents have New Year's resolutions on the brain. This week, Golden Valley Patch (along with help from Minnetonka Patch) is looking at the top resolutions and giving you tips to achieve them. Today's tips look at ways to make resolutions easier to keep. 'Tis the season for joking about New Year's resolutions that never make it off the tarmac. But are there ways to make our resolutions more possible to keep? Patch sought out Minnetonka's LeAnn Riley, a Master Life Coach at Affluent Choice, to uncover secrets to attainable resolutions for the coming year. Here are her tips for bringing your resolutions within reach. It can't be a "should," as in, "I should lose 30 pounds." Ask yourself how interested you are in …
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Patch is counting down the top five New Year's Resolutions, and giving you help to achieve your goals, with top tips from area experts
So Jan. 1 is just around the corner and many Golden Valley residents have New Year's resolutions on the brain. This week, Golden Valley Patch is going to look at the top resolutions and give you tips to achieve them. Today we're talking weight. Losing or managing weight tops New Year's resolutions lists all over the country and Golden Valley is no different. So today we're talking to Kate Rivard. She's a Registered Dietitian and a member of the American Dietetic Association. Here are some of her top tips to managing weight in 2011. Before starting any weight loss or management program, Rivard suggests tapping into why you're starting on the journey—what are your personal reasons for wanting to lose weight? What is the outcome you want? How…