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August 7th is Lighthouse Day – A Part of Our Past, Present, and Future

— Why are so many people drawn to lighthouses? Maybe it is because lighthouses are found in some of the most beautiful places on earth. To some, lighthouses appeal to their nostalgic or artistic senses since lighthouses are some of the most historic structures to be found in the United States today. It may also be... Read More

National Relaxation Day is August 15: Try These Two Mindfulness Exercises!

— Mindfulness exercises let you “tune in” to yourself. Distractions are let go, and your brainpower is increased. The exercises help you think more clearly and concentrate better. The best news is that they are easier than you might think to learn! Self Reflection Exercise Anytime you are stressed, stop, and carefully watch yourself to identify... Read More

National I Love My Feet Day! is August 17th

— A national holiday to celebrate feet might seem like a stinker at first, but on August 17th let’s all remove our socks and shoes anyway, and contemplate all our feet do for us. From faithfully helping us move about our day-to-day life to dancing, running, and swimming, our feet are there with us every step... Read More

Flowers

— Everyone loves to get flowers – they’re a great gift that you can put on display in your house, reminding you for a week or so of the person who gave them to you. More than that, they can be beautiful things in themselves, even if you buy them for yourself. Today you can order... Read More

Celebrate Friendship Day

— In 1935 the first Sunday of August was proclaimed the first annual Friendship Day. This year Friendship Day falls on Sunday, August 4th. The celebration of Friendship Day has become an annual event in the United States. Over the years this tradition spread to other countries and they also started celebrating this day with much excitement.... Read More

National Hot Dog Day

— On July 17, 2019, Americans will celebrate National Hot Dog Day, although National Hot Dog month extends throughout July. The hot dog is one of the most iconic American foods, along with apple pie. Sausage was developed in 13th century Germany and brought to the U.S. in the 1800s. At the same time Germans brought... Read More

July is World Watercolor Month

— Paintings contribute to the beauty of homes, offices, and business establishments. If you have the desire to paint, you should try to develop your skill. Whether you’re an adult, teenager, or a kid, learning how to paint is not that difficult especially if you put your heart into it. While you’re trying to find a... Read More

July 20: 50 Year Anniversary of the Moon Landing

— Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, people across America stopped to watch their TVs in awe as an event that only seemed possible in science fiction movies happened on screen— Apollo 11, carrying three astronauts, Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, and Michael Collins, landed on the moon. With a captive audience thousands of miles... Read More

July is UV Safety Month: What You Eat Can Protect Your Skin from the Sun

— Researchers from Harvard University recently announced that lutein (LOO-teen) —a potent antioxidant found in such dark green, leafy vegetables as spinach and kale —may protect the skin from sun damage. “Lutein has been widely recognized for its eye health benefits for several years, but, our data is the first of its kind to suggest that lutein... Read More

Gorgeous Grandma Day

— Gorgeous Grandma Day was founded in 1984 by Alice Solomon. After she graduated at the age of 50 from Wellesley College, she felt society viewed women her age and older as senior citizens who were no longer useful or relevant. Solomon realized that “grandma” was a term denoting older women, whether actually grandmothers or not.... Read More