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On This Day in History: Prohibition Began

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Just What Was Prohibition in America? On this day in 1920, the 18th Amendment prohibiting the manufacture, sale, or transportation of alcohol was passed by Congress.  This ban on alcohol, known as Prohibition, came in response to the alcoholism, family violence, and saloon-based political corruption that religious groups associated with the alcoholic beverage trade.  While

How We Can Better Ensure That Our Children Are Using Social Media Safely

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Let’s do our best to protect our children with their online behaviors. Today, it’s nearly impossible to avoid the influence of social media.  As parents, there will come a time when our children will want to make their own accounts.  While the idea of our kids on social media can be terrifying, it’s not something

On This Day in History: Milk Bottles Were Delivered for the First Time

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Today is National Milk Day! January 11 is National Milk Day.  This day commemorates the 1878 anniversary of the first time that milk was delivered to homes in sterilized glass bottles.  Prior to the introduction of glass milk bottles, the conditions for storing and delivering milk were unsanitary and oftentimes hazardous.  Fortunately, the move to

Let’s Share Our Gratitude This National Thank You Month

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Celebrating the importance of saying, “thank you.” January is National Thank You Month. As the name suggests, this month encourages us to reach out and express our gratitude to the people who have made a difference in our lives.  Whether we say thanks in an email, text, or letter, it’s recommended that we convey our gratitude. 

It’s Essential That We Take Care of Ourselves This National Staying Healthy Month

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Let’s create healthy habits that we can stick to! Many of us may have resolved to take better care of ourselves in 2020.  This is why January is recognized as National Staying Healthy Month.  This month encourages us to establish healthy habits that we may be able to stick to all year long.  For those

On This Day in History: Louis Braille was Born

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Allow us to share some fascinating facts about this esteemed educator in honor of his birthday. On this day in 1809, Louis Braille was born in Coupvray, France.  At age three, Louis was injured in an accident that led him to lose his sight by age five.  At that time, there were limited options for

See Clearer This Glaucoma Awareness Month

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Here are some facts about this serious eye health issue. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month.  For those of us who may not know, glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States.  Presently, more than 3 million individuals have glaucoma, and this number is expected to increase to 4.2 million by 2030.  Scarily,