The Fourth of July – My How We’ve Grown

On July 4, 1776 a Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Second Continental Congress. It would serve as the rallying cry for 13 colonies of Great Britain to become the United States of America.

After the Revolutionary War, this dream became a reality. At that time there were just…

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Caution: It’s Time for Fireworks

It’s fireworks time again in the U.S.A. Millions will enjoy their colorful gunpowder treats of choice. Most will survive the experience in one piece, but emergency rooms will see no shortage of business.

To ensure that you stay out of the ER this year, the National Council…

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A May Shower Brings a June Wedding

Why are so many weddings held in June? The Census Bureau has a theory, and it’s pretty gross.

It seems that back in the day people only took one bath per year. This annual bath took place in May.

Because people were still reasonably fresh-smelling in June, (yes…

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Don’t Miss These Quirky Summer Festivals

There’s nothing more fun than a quirky, local festival. All across the nation people celebrate things that most of us never think to celebrate, or things that deserve to be celebrated more.

These fests take place in all sorts of obscure places – and most of them happen in the…

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Expert Tip: Don’t Stare Into the Sun

The experts at the American Academy of Ophthalmology want you to protect your eyes from sun damage this year, and are offering tips to that effect.

Here are the expert tips:

Wear the right sunglasses – Look for those labeled “UV400” or “100 percent UV protection” when buying sunglasses. Less costly…

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