December 2020 End of Year Edition
The purpose of Kappa Beta Delta is to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment among students of business pursuing associate degrees. To encourage and promote personal and professional improvement and a life distinguished by honorable service to humankind.
"Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers."
- Kahlil Gibran
Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots
· 2 pounds of carrots (can use any type of carrots)
· Â¼ cup brown sugar
· 2 garlic cloves, minced
· 2 tablespoons butter, melted
· 1 tablespoon olive oil
· Â½ teaspoon salt
· Â½ teaspoon pepper
1. 1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
2. Cut carrots into diagonal pieces and halve the thicker pieces so they are all about the same size.
3. Add the butter, sugar, garlic, oil, salt, and pepper to a bowl and mix together. Toss the carrots in the bowl with the mixture and evenly coat.\
4. Pour the carrots on a baking tray and roast for 15 minutes. Toss and roast for another 10 until soft and caramelized.\
5.Toss the carrots in the leftover glaze on the tray and serve warm.
Recipe adapted from RecipeTin Eats
More Year-End Tax Tips
Here are a few year-end tax tips to consider as 2020 starts to wind down:
· Some investors may want to consider selling certain investments in order to realize the capital loss. These losses may help offset taxable capital gains taken earlier in the year.
· Look out for the "kiddie tax" rule, which may impact the rate at which a child's stock or investment is taxed. If a child's investment income is above $2,200, they may be taxed at the same rate as trusts or estates.
* This information is not intended to be a substitute for specific individualized tax advice. We suggest that you discuss your specific tax issues with a qualified tax professional.
Tip adapted from Turbo Tax
Keep Your Teeth Healthy This Holiday Season
Dental health is important all year long, but it's especially important during the holidays when we are eating more goodies! Here are some tips to help keep your teeth and gums happy:
· Don't crack nuts with your teeth (there's a reason why nutcrackers are so popular this season!)
· Pass on chewy treats like caramel and taffy. This is especially important if you have fillings because these sticky treats can yank out those fillings.
· Use proper tools to open packages and bottles. Reach for the scissors when tackling that tricky plastic packaging.
· Avoid chewing on hard candy or even ice cubes. Or even better, avoid hard candy altogether to limit the risk of tooth decay.
· Try not to bite your nails, no matter how stressful your family might be! If you feel the need to bite your nails, try to distract yourself so the feeling will go away.
Tip adapted from Delta Dental
Houseplant Care Tips for the Winter
It's no secret that bringing plants into your home may come with many health benefits, including improved moods, cleaner air, and natural stress relief. If you've decided to bring some new plants into your home this winter season, here are some tips to help them thrive:
· Adjust your watering schedule. Although winter air is drier, most houseplants aren't putting out new growth during this season so they don't need to be watered as frequently. Only water when the top 1-2 inches of soil is completely dry.
· Increase humidity with a humidifier or take your plants in with you while you shower a few times a week! As mentioned, dry winter air is harsh on sensitive houseplants. You can also increase humidity by grouping plants together or resting them on a water tray with pebbles (but don't let the roots sit in water).
· Keep your plants at a constant temperature (between 65-75 degrees during the day and above 50 degrees at night). Keep them away from cold drafts or sources of heat.
Tip adapted from The Spruce