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It’s National Siblings Day!

April 10th, 2019

Ah… National Siblings Day. The day that comes once a year when brothers and sisters all over put aside their differences and acknowledge each other through thoughts, words and pictures. Mothers and Fathers have had their days of recognition for a long time. So why not round out the appreciation holidays by including those individuals who shared so many childhood memories with you? National Siblings Day was founded by native New Yorker Claudia Evart in 1995, to honor and celebrate siblings.  After losing her two siblings early in life in separate accidents, she knew how important siblings could... Read More

An Epoch Ending for GPS This Saturday

April 5th, 2019

Are you ready to party like it’s 1999?! Reminiscent of the Y2K scare almost 20 years ago, the U.S. global position system (GPS) satellites will be encountering a ‘week number rollover’ this Saturday Apr 6. This rollover will set back the current GPS systems to 1999, which could be cause for some interesting issues. When we think of GPS, the handy little cell phone application that helps us get wherever we need to go, might be the first thing that comes to mind. However, GPS signals play a much larger part in our everyday lives that we don’t even notice.  GPS signals are utilized in almost... Read More

All You Need to Know This St. Patrick’s Day

March 15th, 2019

When we think about St. Patrick’s Day, we imagine parades, corned beef and cabbage, clovers and of course- GREEN BEER! But what is the real story behind this fun-filled holiday? First fun fact? St. Patrick wasn’t even Irish. He was born in Roman Britain sometime in the 5th century (the actual date has been greatly disputed). His given name at birth was Maewyn Succat. At age 16, Irish pirates invaded his family’s home. Maewyn was kidnapped, taken to Ireland and enslaved. Those green beers are already sounding more refreshing, right? The young man that is now known as St. Patrick eventually... Read More

Goodbye Winter Blues!

March 12th, 2019

Are you done with winter? Are these long, dark and unnecessarily cold days giving you the Winter Blues? Well, have no fear. There is light at the end of the tunnel! Both figuratively and literally. You don’t need a doctor or scientist to tell you it can be hard to keep your spirits up after months of being stuck indoors, due to snow and cold temperatures. Even if you are an outdoorsy winter person, the shortened days and lack of sunshine can still have an impact on your psyche. By this time of the year, the number of Midwesterners who don’t want warmer days are definitely dwindling day by day.... Read More