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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Dispelling Common Myths This Flu Season

tea and used tissues

We’d like to help dispel some common cold and flu myths. Those of us who have had the flu know just how miserable it can be.  While most of us take steps to avoid getting sick, sometimes common advice is actually based on falsehoods. To ensure that this misinformation does not affect our health, here are

Let’s Expand Our Vocabularies This National Dictionary Day!

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How we can have some fun this National Dictionary Day. National Dictionary Day is an occasion every October 16th and it coincides with Noah Webster’s birthday.  Noah Webster is widely considered the “Father of American Scholarship and Education,” for his creation of the first American language dictionary in 1828. Webster is famous for creating the Americanized

Let’s Celebrate Margaret Thatcher’s Birthday

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Remembering Margaret Thatcher in honor of her birthday. On October 13, 1925, Margaret Thatcher was born.  Best known for her role as British Prime Minister, Thatcher accomplished many things during her 11-year service (1979-1990).  In honor of her birthday, here are some of her most significant accomplishments while in office. She was the first woman

Happy Birthday, Eleanor Roosevelt!

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Let’s honor Eleanor Roosevelt’s legacy today, her birthday. On this day in 1884, Eleanor Roosevelt was born.  Eleanor is best known for her role as First Lady of the United States from March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945.  Through her human rights activism and her public service, Eleanor completely transformed what it meant to be

Understanding Genealogy on National Family History Month

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October is National Family History Month. October is National Family History and, as the name suggests, this month is dedicated to learning more about our ancestors.  One suggestion is by exploring our genealogy. According to Merriam Webster the definition has four iterations and they are: Definition of genealogy 1: an account of the descent of a person, family,

Shall We Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

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Celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month. National Hispanic Heritage Month spans from September 15 through October 15.  With this month of cultural celebration, many of us may want to celebrate in substantive ways. Here are some of the ways that we suggest consideration. Learn About Influential Hispanic Figures in History One great way to celebrate this month

How We Can Honor World Teachers’ Day

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Let’s show our thanks this World Teachers’ Day. Today is World Teachers’ Day.  Also known as International Teachers Day, this designation commemorates the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers.  As the name suggests, this holiday is appreciating educators all over the world and acknowledging the role they play in shaping society. We can