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Ice Cream Fun Facts

— Today’s average American consumes 23.2 quarts of ice cream per year, with the first ice cream parlor in America opening in 1776 in New York City. So, which countries like ice cream the most? The United States, New Zealand, Denmark, and Australia top the list. The favorite flavor is the classic vanilla. Then comes chocolate,... Read More

The Gift of Grandparents

— One of the biggest blessings you can have in life is grandparents. Few people take the time to learn from those who raised their parents. Being in consistent relationship with your grandparents can add so many good things to your life. For starters, you should get to know your grandparents because they are a part... Read More

Facts You Never Knew About Coffee

— Although coffee has been a part of the Arab culture for thousands of years, it did not become part of the western world until the 1500s. Many countries around the world celebrate Coffee Day on October 1, however, the U.S. celebrates on September 29. A single acre of coffee trees can yield close to ten... Read More

Cholesterol Education Month

— Cholesterol is a waxy, fatty substance that is found in every cell of the body. It is involved in the production of cell membranes, some hormones, vitamin D, bile acids, and other tissues in the body. It also insulates nerves. Cholesterol is produced in the liver, but we also get cholesterol from our diet. The... Read More

National Preparedness Month: Preparing For Disaster

— During this year’s hurricane and tornado season, here are some tips to help prepare for almost anything: First-aid kit, flashlight, whistle, matches, candles, radio with batteries, work gloves (supplies for at least a week) Nonperishable food such as granola bars and bottled water Pen and notebook An extra set of eye-glasses Copies of prescriptions, insurance cards,... Read More

It’s the End of Summer, So Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

— Labor unions were the first to celebrate the beginning of the Labor Day tradition in the U.S. A union leader by the name of Peter McGuire originated the idea of setting aside a day for workers to gather in unity. On September 5, 1882, the inaugural Labor Day parade was held in New York City,... Read More

Several Ways To Improve Your Memory

— If you have trouble with memory and focus, the problem may not be directly related to your brain. Physical exercise has been shown to improve brain function significantly. Do 30 to 60 minutes of exercise per day and see if that doesn’t help clear up problems associated with a foggy brain. Getting plenty of exercise... Read More

Hot Weather Fun: Summer Crafts

— When boredom looms and the weather’s hot, get everyone involved in summer crafts. Nature Collection Collages: In summer, crafts can involve found objects, like seed pods, grasses, and similar objects. Create nature collection collages by gluing these items to a stiff piece of cardboard. Spray paint some of the findings with silver or gold paint.... Read More

August 21 is National Senior Citizen Day: Live Your Best Senior Years

— If you could sit down with a pencil and paper and list what the top five goals most people would put for their senior citizen years, what do you suppose would go on that list? Financial security would probably rank pretty high and spending time with family would get good marks. However, the goals that... Read More

Relaxation Techniques

— When stress becomes overwhelming, there are quick relaxation techniques you can do almost anywhere to make you feel better almost immediately. Try it out: Stretch out on your back or sit comfortable where you are. Tighten all the muscles in your toes, then flex your feet, and slowly move up through your body to your... Read More