Monthly Archives: May 2016

World No Tobacco Day Aims for Plain Packaging

World No Tobacco Day

The World Health Organization is pushing for plain packaging in honor of World No Tobacco Day. Tobacco is bad for us. This is old news; yet countless people still turn to this vice. To combat this addiction, the World Health Organization (WHO) sets aside May 31st as World No Tobacco Day. On World No Tobacco

Interesting Facts About Memorial Day

Interesting Facts About Memorial Day

Memorial Day is almost here, so we’re commemorating it with these interesting facts! Memorial Day weekend is here! Whether you’re firing up the grill or gassing up the car for your upcoming getaway, you’re probably excited about the extra day off work. But we’d like to share with you why we don’t have to head

Celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day Tomorrow!

National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Attention seniors – let’s get active tomorrow and every day thereafter! Tomorrow marks a nationwide health and fitness event! The last Wednesday of each May is National Senior Health & Fitness Day, during which over 100,000 older adults will get involved at over a thousand events across the country. Whether or not there’s a local

May is National Foster Care Month

National Foster Care Month

We can all do our part during National Foster Care Month. Can you imagine being an orphan? If you didn’t grow up that way, the idea of spending your formative years without a parent to rely on sounds foreign. It probably also sounds a little scary – and it can be! That is, unless someone

How Will You Celebrate Visit Your Relatives Day?

Visit Your Relatives Day

Today is Visit Your Relatives Day. So let’s get to it!   May 18th is National Visit Your Relatives Day. Some of us need the extra nudge to get up and get back in touch with our family members. Life moves fast, and this day is a great reminder to slow down and prioritize what matters

How Far We’ve Come Since the 1954 Brown v. Board Ruling!

How Far We've Come Since the 1954 Brown v. Board Ruling!

Today in 1954, the historic Brown v. Board of Education ruling was handed down.   When it comes to landmark Supreme Court cases, Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka just might take the cake. The ruling that came down on May 17th, 1954 would shape the future of American education – and of America as a whole. Essentially

The Smallpox Vaccine Was First Tested on May 14, 1796

The Smallpox Vaccine Was First Tested on May 14, 1796

On this day in 1796, a country doctor was coming up with a cure that would save millions of lives! Just 20 years after the United States was founded, a serious illness threatened to take it out. Fortunately for us – and for people around the world – on May 14th, 1796, English doctor Edward