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Monthly Archives: February 2020

What We Could Be Doing Instead of Staring at Our Smart Devices

person playing on smartphone

Here are some of the productive things we could be doing instead of playing around with our devices. In this day and age, it can feel like we are inseparable from our devices. While in general, most of them assist us with our communication, our research, our news gathering, our downtime.  However, the more time that we

Happy Birthday, Susan B. Anthony!

Scrabble tiles spelling out "feminist"

On this day in 1820, Susan B. Anthony was born. Today marks the birthday of legendary women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906).  Along with friend and fellow activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Anthony is best known for her fight for social reform, abolition, and women’s suffrage.  While she did not live to see the ratification

Smile! It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month

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Let’s encourage our kids to take better care of their dental health this February. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month.  A major goal of this month is educating children about proper oral hygiene practices.  As parents, it’s important that we teach our kids how to take care of their dental health. Because of this month,

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

woman working with men in lab

Today, the United Nations, its global partners, and females all over the world are honoring the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Every February 11, the United Nations observes the International Day of Women and Girls in Science.  The primary focus of this day is to highlight the reality that science and gender parity

Celebrating Black History Month

black history parade

February is Black History Month. Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements that African Americans have made throughout the history of the United States.  This year, the theme for Black History Month is “African Americans and the Vote.”  This topic was chosen to commemorate the sesquicentennial anniversary of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870),

Today is Facebook’s Anniversary

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On this day in 2004, Facebook was born. On February 4, 2004, the social networking service, Facebook, was launched by founder Mark Zuckerberg.  Originally called TheFacebook, the site was first limited to the Harvard student body before opening up to other colleges across the country.  In June 2004, Facebook incorporated and moved its headquarters to

On This Day in History: The Supreme Court Met for the First Time

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On this day in 1790, the Supreme Court convened for the first time. On February 2, 1790, the Supreme Court met for the first time in New York City.  While the Court was supposed to meet the day before, only three of the six judges showed up, so the meeting was delayed until the next