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Monthly Archives: August 2019

On This Day in History: Martin Luther King Jr. Delivers Iconic “I Have a Dream” Speech

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Today in 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. addressed an estimated audience of 250,000 before the 1963 March on Washington.  In his famed speech, Dr.King used references the Founding Fathers and the Bible to depict the struggles that African Americans

Let’s Honor Women’s Equality Day

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Celebrating Women’s Equality Day. Every August 26th, the United States honors Women’s Equality Day.  This event coincides with the anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote.  Following the Women’s Strike for Equality in 1971 and the 1973 battles over the Equal Rights Amendment, New York Congresswomen Bella Abzug introduced a

Let’s Take Care of Ourselves This National Wellness Month

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What We Can Learn During National Wellness Month. August is National Wellness Month.  The goal of this month is to encourage us to make time for self-care.  While self-care sounds easy, many of us may struggle to find ways to improve our wellbeing.  For those of us who need a little guidance, here are some

Happy Birthday, Bill Clinton!

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Today marks the birthday of American President Bill Clinton. Today is William “Bill” Jefferson Clinton’s 73rd birthday.  President Clinton is best known as the 42nd president of the United States, he served from 1993 to 2001.  While President Clinton’s presidency was marred by an impeachment related to his sexual relations with a White House intern,

How We Can Strike a Healthy Tech-Life Balance

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Let’s not let technology take over; let’s try out these suggestions to balance our online and real lives. In today’s digital age, staying connected is easier than ever.  However, constantly being plugged in does have its downsides.  As we become more dependent on technology, we may often forget about the real-life relationships and responsibilities that also

Celebrating Julia Child and Her Legacy in Honor of Her Birthday

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Happy birthday, Julia Child! Today marks the birthday of American chef, author, and television personality, Julia Child (1912-2004).  Child is best known for making French cuisine accessible to the American public with her debut cookbook, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking” and her famous cooking show, “The French Chef.” Child got her culinary start when

Here are Some Anecdotes about Famous Lefties on International Left Handers Day

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Please join us in recognizing International Left Handers Day. Today is International Left Handers Day, an annual occasion dedicated to celebrating the uniqueness of left handers.  Another goal of this day is to highlight the challenges that lefties face in a predominantly right-handed world.  Left-handers make up only 7-10% of the population, this trait is actually