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Cider-Braised Chicken Thighs
- 4 slices of turkey bacon
- 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs
- 2 red apples, sliced
- 1 12-oz bottle of hard cider
- 2 Tbsp. of thyme
- 2 Tbsp. of mustard seed
- 2 cups Brussels sprouts, halved
- Cook the turkey bacon in a skillet until crisp. Set aside.
- Cook the chicken thighs, skin-side down, for about 10 minutes or until browned.
- Add the apples to the skillet, then cook for about 4 minutes or until brown on both sides.
- Add the cider, thyme, mustard, Brussels sprouts, and salt to the skillet and bring to a boil.
- Return the chicken to the skillet and simmer on low for about 10 minutes. Add the apples and bacon and cook another 3 minutes.
- To serve, divide the chicken thighs and pour any extra cider mixture on top.
Recipe adapted from Midwest Living
Be Aware of the Fake Turn
|As we get older, we might lose flexibility in our shoulders and back, and it becomes harder to do a full turn in our swing. But this is an important movement to generate power, so make sure you continue to power your swing with a full turn, not a fake turn.
A fake turn might look good as your arms become parallel to the ground, but it’s all in the arms. Instead, make sure to do a full shoulder turn and power your rotation with your torso as well. Keep your arms away from your head and rotate with as much arm length as possible. Allow your arms and shoulders to start the takeaway, but then let your pelvis rotate away from the ball to complete your backswing. Think of your golf swing as a circle. A full turn allows you to rotate away from the ball on a single axis and come back down on the ball with an equal amount of power. Don’t fake it until you make it!
Tip adapted from Golf Digest Schools
October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
|We all know someone in our lives who has been affected by cancer. A parent, a friend, a sibling, or maybe even us. This year alone, over 300,000 women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Based on current statistics, a woman has a 12.8% risk of developing breast cancer during her lifetime, and while most individuals diagnosed are women, men make up an estimated 1% of all cases.
Even though there are many uncontrollable circumstances associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, including age, sex, family history, and genetic predisposition, among others, certain lifestyle-related factors are within your control – and they could decrease your risk. Some of these include:
Above all else, regular screenings and exams, upon your medical provider’s recommendations, may help to detect, diagnose, and treat breast cancer in its earlier stages. And research supports that taking proactive and preventative measures is associated with better outcomes.
Proper Electronics Disposal
|We live in a tech-driven world, and between the tablets, computers, smartphones, smart home accessories, and more, we go through a lot of batteries. Unfortunately, when not recycled properly, batteries can wreak havoc on the environment. But it’s easy to dispose of your electronics when you know what you’re doing.
If you have electronics you no longer want, don’t just throw them in the trash. Instead, find an electronics recycling center near you. Call 2 Recycle is the country’s largest, most-reliable battery recycling program and has drop-off locations all over the U.S. Or if you can’t make it to a drop-off location, you can purchase one of their shipping boxes.
You may also want to reach out to your local trash collection service. If you are a customer, many trash and recycling companies will offer free electronics disposal pickup. State regulations vary, so do some research on how to properly dispose of electronic devices in your area.
Tip adapted from Money Crashers
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