Tag Archives: 2016

The 2016 US Open Serves Up Great Tennis, Starting Today!

The 2016 US Open Serves Up Great Tennis, Starting Today!

The US Open returns to New York to showcase tennis’s biggest stars.    In 1881, men duked it out at the U.S. National Championship. Over a century later, that tournament’s modern version is still going strong – and it starts today! Matches at the United States Open Tennis Championships (or US Open, as most of

The Rio 2016 Olympics Start Today!

The Rio 2016 Olympics Start Today!

The world turns its eyes to Brazil today as the 2016 Rio Olympics kick off.    It’s that time in the sports calendar – the 2016 Rio Olympics start today! The Olympics gather over 10,000 competitors from a staggering amount of 200 countries to compete in hundreds of events. Rio de Janeiro is the first South American

It’s Earth Day Today! Go Green With These Tips

Earth Day 2016

This Earth Day, we can use these suggestions to reduce our environmental impact. Happy Earth Day! This commemoration was first celebrated on April 22nd in 1970 when over 20 million people joined for pro-environment demonstrations. Within three years of this massive event, Congress had passed the Clean Air Act and founded the Environmental Protection Agency. There’s

It’s Tax Day! Enjoy These Fun Tax Facts

Tax Day Facts

We hope these interesting tax facts help you survive Tax Day today.   Congratulations, procrastinators! Thanks to Washington DC’s celebration of Emancipation Day on Friday, Tax Day 2016 has been moved to today: Monday, April 18th. We’ve lucked into some extra days to file, but don’t wait! Today’s the official IRS deadline. To get you

The Iditarod Begins Tomorrow!

The Iditarod Begins Tomorrow!

The great dogsled race across Alaska, the Iditarod, starts tomorrow! If you’re looking for a nail-biting, thrilling, and inspiring story to follow – the first chapter of one unfolds tomorrow. The Iditarod, the 1,000-mile race across the harsh terrain of Alaska, starts at 10:30 a.m. PST/1:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, March 5th.  As always, it

What Are You Leaping Into This Leap Day?

Leap Day 2016

Leap Day is here yet again. What will you do with it? Once every four years, we get a bonus day! Thanks to our Gregorian calendar not being perfectly balanced with 365 24-hour days, every four years we have to right ourselves. We do that by getting an extra day in February. Since they only

Spotlight on Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month

Raise your voice to create awareness during Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. As we start the new year, we have the opportunity to think about people who deserve to be able to start a new life. January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. When people are trafficked,