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On This Day in History: The South Pole was Discovered

dog sledding through South Pole

Today marks the anniversary of Roald Amundsen’s journey to the South Pole. On December 14, 1911, Norwegian-born Road Amundsen became the first explorer to reach the South Pole.  Amundsen beat out his rival, English explorer Robert F. Scott, who officially landed on the South Pole on January 18, 1912.  While Amundsen was able to successfully

Here are Some Suggestions that May Make Holiday Parties Less Stressful

guests raising their glasses at a holiday party

Here are some suggestions to likely alleviate the stress of hosting a holiday party. For those of us who are hosting friends and family for the holidays, we may be feeling the pressure of throwing a perfect party.  However, hosting a party doesn’t have to be an anxiety-inducing event.  Here are some steps that we can

Let’s All Observe Human Rights Day

hands holding paper with "human rights" written on it

Let’s join the fight for equality, justice, and human dignity this Human Rights Day. Every year on December 10th, is Human Rights Day.  Human Rights Day was established to commemorate the 1948 signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by members of the United Nations General Assembly. While the Declaration is not a binding

Here are some suggestions to hopefully thwart the Flu Season

man blowing his nose at work

We’d like to suggest ways to take better care of ourselves this flu season. With the holidays coming up, the last thing that we want is for the flu to ruin all our holiday festivities.  Luckily, there are steps that we can take which will likely help us to stay healthy this flu season.  Here are

On This Day in History: The Montgomery Bus Boycott Started

empty bus stop

On this day in 1955, African Americans made civil rights history by initiating the Montgomery Bus Boycott. On December 5, 1955, African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama, refused to ride city buses to protest the laws that segregated passengers based on the color of their skin.  The boycott took place four days after Rosa Parks was

Let’s Get Literary; It’s Read a New Book Month

bookshelves filled with books

How we can make the most of this Read a New Book Month. December is Read a New Book Month.  As the name suggests, this month encourages us to expand our literary horizons by challenging us to read something new.  But with the holidays looming, how can we meet our December reading goals? Here are

Today is World AIDS Day

hand holding red ribbon

What we need to know about this World AIDS Day. Every year, World AIDS Day is recognized on December 1st with the intention of sharing awareness of the HIV epidemic and ending the stigma associated with HIV.  This year, the theme for World AIDS Day is “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic:  Community by Community.”  As the