Most of us know that Labor Day is the first Monday in September and that it’s the unofficial end of Summer (and that means no more white or seersucker). It’s also the last weekend before “back to school” for many youngsters. But most might not know how the holiday came about in the first place, […]
In the past we’ve talked about the importance of being a good father (and even of the importance of being an uncle) and given some gift ideas. This year we wanted to tell you how the holiday came about in the first place, and why we think celebrating fatherhood is worthy of a national holiday, […]
Several countries helped colonize the land that would eventually become the United States, so it’s unsurprising that their legacy can still be seen in our holidays. Mardi Gras pays homage to the French, Cinco de Mayo to our southern neighbors, originally colonized by Spain. St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated nowhere as in as large of […]
Our modern society can often get stuck in a hedonic loop, aiming for “fun” as the end goal in our leisure time. But the reality is that fun is only one aspect of decompressing and recharging, both necessary parts of our lives, and that our leisure time, either on our own or with our families, […]
We’re now past mid-January, which leaves us less than a month until Valentine’s Day. In anticipation, we thought we’d help with a little primer on flowers: Rule #1: Save Money, Order Early A key benefit to ordering flowers early is it ensures they actually get ordered. We all know what happens when we procrastinate, so […]
It’s August, and although summer is coming to a close, that doesn’t mean vacation season is over just yet. Rather than spending your last warm-weather trip heading to the same place you always visit, why not consider these four not-so-common vacation destinations. 1. Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve. Central Idaho might not […]
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