June Is National Ocean Month

As National Ocean Month begins – along with summer – it’s a good time to appreciate all the things the world’s oceans do for us, and how vital they are.

From NOAA’s National Ocean Service:

The world’s oceans provide:

The air we breathe: The ocean produces…

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The Reason It’s Memorial Day

Most Americans will enjoy the long Memorial Day weekend as a time to relax, and maybe get together with friends and family. That’s fine – by all means enjoy the start of summer. But remember why it’s called “Memorial Day”, and remember those who sacrificed their very lives so…

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day is coming right up next Monday, May 27.

This is the day to remember America’s war dead – those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

However, the exact origin of Memorial Day in the U.S. is a
subject of some debate.

Some believe that an annual cemetery decoration…

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Drivers and Cyclists Are at Odds on the Road, PEMCO Poll Finds

When it comes to getting along, Northwest drivers and cyclists share a reputation for being at odds. According to the latest Northwest Poll from PEMCO Insurance, those tensions aren’t just a generalization – the poll confirms that more than half of Washington and Oregon commuters agree that cars and bikes…

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Study Finds the Fittest and Fattest States in America

Most of us Americans could stand to lose a few pounds, (if we’re being perfectly honest). Yet, if you travel around the country it seems that some places have lots of fit and healthy-looking people, while others have more of the type who could stand to lose a…

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