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UGA Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) agents Leslie Weaver (left) and Carrie Vanderver produce the bi-weekly podcast Two Agents and the FACS to deliver "reliable, relatable and research-based" information to listeners. CAES News
UGA Cooperative Extension Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) agents Leslie Weaver (left) and Carrie Vanderver produce the bi-weekly podcast Two Agents and the FACS to deliver "reliable, relatable and research-based" information to listeners.
The Basic FACS
Listening to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agents Leslie Weaver and Carrie Vanderver on their new podcast, Two Agents and the FACS, is like sitting around chatting with friends — with the added benefit of learning something along the way.
Ted Futris is project director on a recently awarded five-year, $6.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that aims to provide Georgia couples with healthy relationship skills and financial guidance. CAES News
Ted Futris is project director on a recently awarded five-year, $6.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that aims to provide Georgia couples with healthy relationship skills and financial guidance.
Practicing Gratitude in Relationships
For resilient marriages, thanks is best given year-round, not just at the holidays. That’s according to University of Georgia researchers at the College of Family and Consumer Sciences.
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
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."
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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Blending Generations
With a little forethought, you can create opportunities for better intergenerational connections this holiday season. What kind of memories do you want to create this season? Consider these tips from a University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent.
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Managing Holiday Stress

Traveling for the holidays, especially when small children and in-laws are involved, can add stress to an already hectic time for some couples.

Members of the UGA Extension and UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences' Strong African-American Families Program team celebrate the completion of the five year program in Tifton Monday, April 28. CAES News
Members of the UGA Extension and UGA College of Family and Consumer Sciences' Strong African-American Families Program team celebrate the completion of the five year program in Tifton Monday, April 28.
Strengthening Families
The Strong African-American Families project, launched in South Georgia in 2008 by the University of Georgia’s Center for Family Research and UGA Extension, has strengthened families and helped promote positive health outcomes, according to CFR Director Gene Brody.