The Good Life Report - Golf Tips & End-Of-Summer Recipe
Creamy Pasta Salad With Shrimp
For the Dressing:
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 2 ¼ tablespoons minced garlic
For the Pasta:
- 10 oz penne pasta
- Approx. 40 medium shrimp
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- ½ cup scallions, chopped
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- ½ thinly-sliced lemon
- Whisk the ingredients for the dressing together in a bowl until smooth.
- Boil the pasta until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. When warm, toss the shrimp in 2 tablespoons of olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and bake in a glass baking dish for about 10-12 minutes or until bright pink and cooked through.
- Toss the pasta with the dressing in a bowl. Add the shrimp and scallions and season with salt and pepper.
- Refrigerate and garnish with the Cheddar cheese and lemons when serving.
Recipe adapted from Allrecipes
Treasury Bonds vs. Municipal Bonds
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Municipal bonds, on the other hand, are exempt from federal income tax. Municipal bonds also may be exempt of state and local income taxes for investors who live in the area where the bond was issued. However, if a bondholder purchases a municipal bond mutual fund that invests in bonds issued by other states, the bondholder may have to pay income taxes.
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Tip adapted from IRS.gov
What is Penetrating Ball Flight?
A well-hit shot with a low trajectory is a "penetrating" ball flight, meaning that it is both accurate and achieves maximum distance. A penetrating shot is great for hitting into the wind because you don't risk the wind knocking down a shot that has a higher trajectory.
In order to achieve this penetrating ball flight, follow these tips:
● Tee the ball higher if you want to hit it low. The sweet spot on your club face is likely higher, therefore a lower tee will make a penetrating ball flight harder to achieve.
● Tighten your right hand (for right-handed golfers) to give yourself more control
● Focus on your backswing and keep your swing path shallow.
A penetrating ball flight is a great shot for some situations on the course and is a good strategy to add to your repertoire!
Tip adapted from Golf Week
A Relaxing Breathing Exercise
Sit back and relax as you say goodbye to summer and hello to a new season. This breathing exercise will help you relax and rejuvenate yourself for everything that's to come.
The foundation for nearly all breathing exercises is "belly breathing." To get started, sit or lie down in a comfortable position and put one hand on your abdomen, just below your ribs. Put the other hand on your chest. Then, take a deep breath in through your nose and let your belly push your hand out. Next, breathe out through your mouth and feel the hand on your belly go down. The hand on your chest shouldn't move. Do this slowly 5 times, taking your time with each breath.
Once you master belly breathing, you can try more relaxed breathing drills.
Tip adapted from University of Michigan Medical School
3 Tips to Minimize Food Waste
● Shop Wisely - Go into the grocery store prepared with a list of everything you need. This will help you avoid buying items impulsively or buying things that you might not make in time.
● Buy Imperfect Produce - Groceries stores usually have very strict standards on the produce they select, but many of these standards are just cosmetic. Foods that don't meet the criteria are often thrown away. Save this perfectly good produce by shopping at local farmers markets or other shops that don't care about a few little bumps and bruises.
● Mine Your Fridge - Before buying more food that might go to waste, consider what you already have and how it can be used. When planning your meals for the week, incorporate these items.
Tip adapted from EarthShare.org