Category: Culture

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…

Happiness Happens In August

Are you happy? Have you told anyone about it? August is National Happiness Happens month, and everyone is encouraged to share life’s little moments of joy. According to The Secret Society Of Happy People, there are three goals for this month. They are to help people: • Recognize and express happiness • Listen to others Read More…

Going Postal For Letters

When was the last time you received a letter in the mail? For millions of people, the answer could be never. In this modern age of email, texting and a bevy of other ways to contact people instantly, letter writing has fallen by the wayside. These days most communication is short, highly abbreviated and sent Read More…

American Independence

We are Americans. Strong, bold, determined individuals who never stop working for a better tomorrow. On the Fourth of July we celebrate our independence. America was forged by people who believed that anything was possible, and just kept working until they succeeded. That conviction still permeates the country today. There is no obstacle too big Read More…

Who Shares Your Name?

You may be a unique and inimitable individual, but chances are your name can’t make the same boast. Some names are far more common than others, but most everyone has to share their moniker. Have you ever wondered about your “name doppelganger?” A man named Wes Moore did. What he found was startling.

What Would You Do With $10?

Like so many other Americans, Reed Sandridge recently found himself unemployed. He was laid off from his position at a non-profit company in Washington D.C. Sandridge did all the things people usually do when they unexpectedly find themselves out of work. He filed for unemployment, updated his resume and started searching for a new job. Read More…

April Is Child Abuse Prevention Month

Many adults might not spend much time thinking about child abuse. The very idea seems absurd to most people. How could an adult intentionally harm a child? Tragically, the truth is many children are abused physically, emotionally and sexually. It’s a tough topic, but one that needs to be addressed. That’s why April is designated Read More…

What’s Affecting You? Healthcare Reform

Healthcare reform has been debated for years, and as of March 2010 a new bill was signed into law by President Barack Obama. A few revisions to the policy have since been approved by the House and Senate, and the modified document is expected to receive the Presidential signature next week. This bill is intended Read More…

Can Spending Money Make You Happy?

Most Americans are closely monitoring their spending habits these days. With concerns about the economy and a growing unemployment rate, people across the country are tightening their belts. A shrinking budget doesn’t mean that people are going to stop spending, but it seems that some expenses may have a more positive impact than others. According Read More…

Creating Happiness

We all have our own ideas about what it takes to live a happy life. A small group of researchers hope to prove that there are some specific components to personal happiness. According to a recent scientific study that will be published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, there are five things people can do Read More…