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Cooler weather this year has extended the usually brief gnat season, making trips out to the river a bit unpleasant for some. If you’re looking to make an outdoors trip, LSU Ag Center entomologist Sebe Brown says understand these pests don’t work like mosquitos.

 

Brown says that gnats will be abundant near "flowing water."

 

For those looking to brave gnat infested rivers, Brown has a non-scientific, but country tested protection plan.

 

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A new supplement wrapped up testing at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center and claims it can help improve gut health that is lacking in most modern diets. “Biomebliss”, from LSU Medical School graduate and New Orleans Native Dr. Mark Heiman says there’s a lot of research showing Americans are lacking the proper bacteria in their stomachs.

 

Heiman says, "We were after pre-diabetics because most of us in this country are pre-diabetics, so this is for people who are healthy but probably don't get enough of these micronutrients."

 

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The Manship School at LSU has created a game that lets taxpayers put forward their own plan on how to address the billion dollar fiscal cliff. “Solve The Budget” presents players with a list of budget items that can be cut or funded, and tax proposals that can be adopted to rejected to close the budget gap. Manship Dean Jerry Cepos is encouraging everyone to hop online and give it a try.

 

Cepos says, "There's no better way to get the gut feel of what thousands of people would suggest that their legislators do."

 

New Year's Resolutions Wavering

Jan 22, 2018
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New Year’s resolutions are starting to fall by the wayside for many as day to day realities clash with their bold plans. LSU Ag Center nutritional specialist Elizabeth Gollub has a suggestion for those who are having a hard time maintaining their healthy habits.

 

Many who start new diets plans can get frustrated with the changes and fall back on old habits with a binge. Gollub says one day of mistakes doesn’t mean you should abandon long-term healthy choices.

 

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Governor John Bel Edwards announced that two-thousand new jobs will be created as DXC Technology will open a digital transformation center in January of 2018 in New Orleans. Edwards says this project has been in the works for over two years and is a great addition to the state.