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Fix-It Friday: 4th Of July Safety And Awareness Checklist

As we get ready to celebrate America’s birthday, let’s run down this 4th of July safety and awareness checklist I’ve created to help us all enjoy an incident-free, star-spangled weekend! ... [Read More]

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I’m Tired Of The Sexism Of This Calendar. Happy Father’s Day!

June 19, 2016 by

For the twenty-plus years I have owned this decorative country-style wooden calendar, I have experienced a flashpoint of rage every June 1st when I flip the banner tile over from May to June, and move the date tiles around. I always check my paper calendar to see if there are any special holiday tiles to be displayed each month. My calendar has a painted Christmas ... [Read More]

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Today Is National Doughnut Day… Meet The Women Integral To Its History

June 3, 2016 by

Today marks the 79th year that National Doughnut Day is being celebrated in the U.S., a magical "holiday" started by The Salvation Army in Chicago during the Great Depression. While the pillowy dough and sweet glazey goodness are the obvious allure, the real purpose of the day, then and now, is fundraising for people in need. It also honors military veterans, ... [Read More]

Mama, This One’s For You: A Mother’s Day Song And Video From Beth Hart

Mama, This One’s For You: A Mother’s Day Song And Video From Beth Hart

May 8, 2016 by

In honor of Mother's Day, Grammy nominated singer and songwriter Beth Hart recorded this beautiful music video for her song "Mama, This One's for You." This video features touching footage of Beth with her Mother, as well as clips submitted from fans with their moms or children. Wishing a very happy Mother’s Day to all of the women ... [Read More]

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Anna Jarvis Came To Loathe The Holiday She Fought To Establish… Meet The Mother Of Mother’s Day

May 6, 2016 by

Although President Woodrow Wilson gets all the credit for putting Mother’s Day on our national holiday calendar 102 years ago in 1914, the day was already being championed nine years earlier by Woman You Should Know Anna Jarvis. ... [Read More]

International Women’s Day Google Doodle 2016: #OneDayIWill

International Women’s Day Google Doodle 2016: #OneDayIWill

March 8, 2016 by

For their 2016 International Women’s Day Doodle, Google says, "we wanted to celebrate the next generation of Doodle-worthy women—the engineers, educators, leaders, movers and shakers of tomorrow," a.k.a. the women you should know of tomorrow. So they "visited 13 cities around the world and asked 337 girls and women to complete the sentence 'One Day I Will...'" ... [Read More]

You Should Know Rebecca Webb Carranza, Pioneer Of The Tortilla Chip

February 24, 2016 by

It's National Tortilla Chip Day! So, before you grab a celebratory bag of these tasty treats, we thought you should know pioneering businesswoman Rebecca Webb Carranza, the woman responsible for introducing the tortilla chip into modern food culture. According to a February 7, 2006 ... [Read More]

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Valentine’s Day Hater Offers Her Simply Beautiful Take On Love

"I hate Valentine’s Day." WYSK Lifestyle Contributor Leah LaRocco is not shy (nor alone) when it comes to expressing abhorrence for February 14th. Her reasons are personal and varied... from how it made her feel when she was single, and current pressures to set up "some weirdly unromantic dinner in a crowded restaurant" with ... [Read More]

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