Category: Culture

Happy Flag Day, America

The American Flag. It’s more than the symbol of our country. It’s the symbol of our pride, our personality, our unity. Old Glory was adopted as the official flag of the United States on June 14, 1777. Today, the stars and stripes fly just as bravely and boldly as ever. The flag represents us; the Read More…

Paying Respect This Memorial Day Weekend

I never met my uncle Bill. He died long before I was born. I’ve only heard bits and pieces of his story, but here’s what I know. My uncle was a helicopter pilot. His chopper was shot down. He died in an unfamiliar land. He died defending the country he loved. He died so that Read More…


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National Missing Children’s Day

May 25 is National Missing Children’s Day. This day serves as a reminder about the importance of protecting young kids, and doing whatever it takes to find missing children. The date was chosen in commemoration of a 6-year-old boy named Etan Patz. Etan disappeared while walking to school in New York City. To this day, Read More…

National Post Card Week

Remember the simple joy and excitement of a post card? You’d be sorting through the bills, brochures and junk mail – and there it was. A small greeting from a faraway place. The first week of May is National Postcard Week. It’s seven days to relive the thrills of sending and receiving post cards.

A Positive Attitude Could Help You Live Longer

Want to live longer? A positive attitude may be the key. The age-old question about whether your glass is half-full or half-empty might be more important than we thought. Some people have a natural ability to stay positive and bounce back from hard times. Turns out these people are also likely to live longer. Do Read More…

7 Ways To Celebrate Random Acts Of Kindness Day

When was the last time you did something nice for “no reason”? We all have the ability to brighten someone’s day. To bring a smile to the face a family member, friend or even a stranger. But how often do we try? February 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day. It’s a 24-hour period dedicated Read More…

Discovering Roots Day

Roots Day happens every December 23. It’s a day when everyone is encouraged to learn more about their ancestors. Genealogy is the study of us. When we understand the people who came before us, we discover more about who we are today. The quest to unveil our past has become more than a hobby. It Read More…

How To Reconnect With Friends And Family This Holiday Season

Elvis may have said it best. The soulful crooner lamented that he would have a blue Christmas without you. Okay, maybe he wasn’t talking about you in particular. Point is, even Elvis needed his loved ones around to be merry. Are you missing anyone this holiday season?

What’s Affecting You: TSA Airport Screenings

It’s mid-November, and the holiday season is in full swing. People are preparing for large meals with extended family, purchasing thoughtful gifts and traveling across the globe. These activities all have their downsides, but one is grabbing national attention. We all want to feel safe when we fly. People are willing to remove shoes, change Read More…

Should Amazon Sell A Book About Pedophiles?

The recent release of a book on Amazon.com resulted in anger, outrage and threats. Thousands of people protested the book, and prepared to boycott Amazon if it wasn’t removed. For a while, Amazon held firm. They suggested that refusing to sell a book would be censorship, and said people should be allowed to “make their Read More…