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Celebrating National Inventor Day: February 11

Feb 4, 2019 — What makes a successful inventor? What separates successful inventors like Thomas Edison from everyone else? History has shown that the most successful inventors possess the following characteristics: They are persistent. Obstacles loom in front of us on a regular basis. But it’s what you do when faced with these barriers that will determine your level of... Read More

Random Act of Kindness Day is February 17

Feb 4, 2019 — Kindness is a generosity of spirit. It comes to life when we give of ourselves and our time to help others, without expecting anything in return. When you show kindness to someone, you bring out the best in yourself. Pay attention to the impact your behavior has on others, and notice your own feelings in... Read More

Black History Month

Feb 4, 2019 — The month of February is a time to honor the achievements of African-Americans in U.S. history. Since its first observance at Kent State University in February 1970, Black History Month (also referred to as African-American History Month) has evolved into a country-wide celebration. Did you know: Thomas L. Jennings was the first African-American to receive... Read More

Chinese New Year, February 5th: Year of the Pig

Feb 4, 2019 — The Pig may be the most generous and honorable sign of the Chinese Zodiac. People born in a Year of the Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019) are thought to be nice to a fault and possess impeccable manners and taste. They can be perfectionists and may be perceived as snobs, but... Read More

National Heart Health Month: Know Your Heart Health

Feb 4, 2019 — We all know that keeping up with our heart health is important. We also know that there are a wide variety of factors that cause heart problems, and there are some basic ways to help protect the health of our hearts. What many people do not realize, however, is that key to their heart health may be... Read More

Jump Start Your Self-Confidence

Jan 2, 2019 — To begin feeling a fresh spark of self-confidence within you, try as many of these as you like! Open up your cookbook to a completely new recipe and learn to cook it well. Learn how to say “I love you” in two different languages. Look inside a thesaurus to find new ways to say the... Read More

How to Fight the Effects of Aging

Jan 2, 2019 — Like any battle, the fight against aging is best fought on several fronts simultaneously. Get Up and Get Moving Exercise is the key to a healthy life if you’re eight or 80. A brisk 30-minute walk every day is a step in the right direction. Take friends along or bring a dog for company. It... Read More

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 2, 2019 — Please join us in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, January 21, 2019! This federal holiday celebrates the legacy and achievements of Dr. King, which include his role in nonviolent activism and protesting racial discrimination throughout the United States.

National Volunteer Blood Donor Month

Jan 2, 2019 — This January, the American Red Cross celebrates National Blood Donor Month and recognizes the life-saving contribution from blood and platelet donors. As we begin the New Year, the Red Cross encourages individuals to resolve to roll up a sleeve to give this month and throughout 2019. National Blood Donor Month has been observed in January... Read More

Keeping an Eye on Vision Health

Jan 2, 2019 — Doctors say maintaining vision health can be especially important as you age. Fortunately there are multiple ways to keep your eyes healthy. Try these tips: Quit smoking. If you smoke, you’re much more likely to develop age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, than nonsmokers. AMD is one of the most common causes of blindness in those... Read More

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