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Pamela Turner, UGA Extension housing specialist, serves on the boards of the Georgia Healthy Home Coalition and the Rural Georgia Healthy Housing Advisory Board, both of which worked with Gov. Nathan Deal to proclaim June Healthy Homes Month. CAES News
Healthy Homes Month
Georgia homeowners have the information that they need to make sure their houses are safe and healthy thanks to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension and the Rural Georgia Healthy Homes Advisory Board. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development designated June as National Healthy Homes Month to encourage homeowners to inspect their homes for hidden hazards, like mold, radon and lead.
According to the latest IRS data, nearly eight out of every 10 Americans will receive a tax refund. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts suggest using smart strategies to maximize your refund. CAES News
Tax Refund
According to the latest IRS data, nearly eight out of every 10 Americans will receive a tax refund. If you get a return, be sure to use your return wisely so that your money continues to work for you. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts suggest using these smart strategies to help you maximize your refund.
University of Georgia Extension experts say that you should wash your hands for 20 seconds with warm soap and water to effectively clean them. Hand sanitizer is not a replacement for hand-washing. Sanitizer can be used in the event that soap and water are not available, but soap and water are always the best choice for hand-washing. CAES News
Fight the Flu
Cold, flu, bronchitis and other viruses have affected a number of Georgians this winter. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension offers a few tips to help beat the bugs this flu season and keep your family flu-free.
Rabun County farmer Terri Jagger Blincoe receives the ceremonial “key” to a tiny house funded by Georgia Organics and built by students in UGA's course on “Green Building and the Tiny House Movement.” Georgia Organics Executive Director Alice Rolls, far left, UGA student Emma Courson and UGA associate professor of horticulture David Berle congratulate her. CAES News
Latest Tiny House
It’s only 175 square feet, but it’s cozy, clean and makes all the difference in the world to a young farmer who is learning to work the land.
Whether it's a date night to the movies, spending the day kayaking on the Towilaga River or a weekend touring the Biltmore House, newlyweds Sam and Amanda Williamson make an effort to spend time together. "Sam's my best friend and my husband," Amanda said. "We have fun together no matter where we are." CAES News
Post Valentine's Day
Once the flowers have wilted and the chocolates are gone, we tend to take the focus off of our relationships. Whether or not you go all out for Valentine’s Day, now is a great time to re-evaluate your relationships. Are there areas for improvement? Is everyone healthy and happy?
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Piggy Bank Contest
It’s best to develop money-saving habits when you’re young, so Georgia Saves is reaching out to Georgia students with its inaugural Make Your Own Piggy Bank Contest.
Kylie Jordan, a sixth-grader from Morrow, Georgia, won first place in Georgia's Radon Poster Contest for her poster of a sci-fi-inspired radon cloud hovering over a neighborhood. CAES News
Radon Poster Winners
Three Georgia middle school students will meet Gov. Nathan Deal later this month in recognition of their work to alert Georgians to the dangers of radon.  
A medicine cabinet filled with medicine and personal hygiene items. CAES News
Organization Time
January signals the beginning of a new year and provides a natural opportunity to accomplish several crucial organizational tasks. Eliminate clutter in your home by discarding or donating unused items.
U.S. currency and credit cards. CAES News
Holiday Spending
The holiday shopping season starts earlier every year. Long before Thanksgiving dinner has been reduced to leftovers, shoppers will be looking for bargains.
It's time to shut down the swimming pool until next summer. Don't forget to clean pool floats and toys before packing them away. Other summer items, like sleeping bags and picnic tablecloths, need to be cleaned, too, before they are packed away. CAES News
Clean First
Summer comes with its own set of toys and tools to maximize fun and adventure. Beach days, camping trips and even time on the patio require towels, sleeping bags, cushions and more. Now that fall has arrived, it’s a good time for a thorough cleaning to make sure these items will last through the winter and be ready to use next spring.