Category: Culture

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…

One Guy’s Run

In honor of Family Stories and Inspirational Role Models Month, we’re excited to share the incredible tale of Guy Fessenden. 54-year-old Guy is a dedicated father who would do anything for his family. Including run 100 marathons in 140 days.

Inspirational Role Models Month

Who inspires you? We all have people we’ve looked up to, emulated and learned from. November is Inspirational Role Models Month, a time to recognize and celebrate these people. Darlene House came up with the concept in 2005. Her goal was to “acknowledge the impact contemporary and historic role models have on our lives.”

World Gratitude Day – What Are You Grateful For?

We all have so many things that we should be grateful for every day. Unfortunately, our schedules can get so hectic that most of us don’t have time to stop and think about the moments that make us smile. That’s why we’re grateful for World Gratitude Day. Origin In 1965, a group of dignitaries from Read More…

Happy StepFamily Day!

Families have many wonderful attributes. One of our favorites is the fact that a family can grow at any time. New people can be added to your biological or extended family throughout your life. The largest and fastest growth spurts often come from the addition of a stepparent. Family life can be a little difficult Read More…

Remembering September 11th: Patriot Day

Some events are so powerful that every detail becomes permanently etched into the minds of people who experienced them. Their stories are re-told to every generation, because they must never be forgotten. One of the most cataclysmic and unforgettable moments in American history began on the quiet morning of September 11, 2001. People across the Read More…

September Is National Courtesy Month

Welcome to National Courtesy Month. We’re glad you’re here. Courtesy. Consideration. Civility. Sometimes it seems these traits just aren’t that prominent in modern society. The basic definition of courtesy is displaying good manners and polite behavior. It’s about showing respect to others and getting along with people … even when we’re in a bad mood. Read More…