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The History of Labor Day

Here at the Maria Sanchez Show, we were curious about the history of Labor Day. We found that the holiday got its start on Sept. 5, 1882, thanks to the support of New York City’s Central Labor Union. President Grover Cleveland declared Labor Day officially in 1894, following a nationwide railroad workers’ strike. Oregon was

Best Dishes to Pair your Beer With

The modern beer is complex because of the variety and flavors that are available. From lagers to ales, to specialty beers, consumers have quite a choice when it comes to what kind of beer to buy. Properly pairing your beer and food is an art. Here is a basic guide to pairing beers, and if

Perfecting your Long Island Ice Tea

One of the great summer drinks is the Long Island Ice Tea. It’s relatively short history dates to the 1970’s, and it is named after the largest island in the continental United States. While there is not a drop of tea in it, its flavor resembles iced tea. That’s what makes is so tasty, and

Dying for a Vacation but on a Tight Budget? No Worries…Have a Staycation!

Even in an improving economy there are reasons to choose a “Staycation” this year. A staycation is simply a vacation that is at home, where you treat yourself and your family as a guest in your own home and community. It doesn’t mean it is any less enjoyable. A staycation can help you save money,

How Sitting Can Be Damaging to your Health

Many of us sit for long periods each day working and then we sit as we drive home. We sit to watch TV and eat dinner, and then we sit some more catching up on Facebook, or working. Research has shown that sitting can be damaging to your health. Dr. James A. Levine M.D., Ph.D.

Student Loans Weighing you Down? Learn How you Can Better Manage your College Debt

If you have too much college debt, you’re not alone. There are a lot of students and former students today who are wondering how they’re going to pay back the money they borrowed to attend college. Student loans can be budget-killers, and they won’t go away for a very long time. There are some options,

Measuring your Health: Apple Shape vs. Pear Shape

As a woman, I am aware of my physical appearance and fitness. Although we all want to look our best, it is also important to maintain our health and identify potential challenges to our overall wellbeing. Among the concerns we need to look at is our waist to height ratio. Ideal Ratios The ideal waist