Category Archives: Working Around House

Errands Day!

Fact: The giraffe has no vocal cords and communicates by vibrating the air around its neck. It’s Wednesday and that means we are up early and cleaning the house before the house cleaners arrive.  The activity mostly involved the kitchen and … Continue reading

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Doctor’s Day

Fact: During Europe’s Dark Ages, ca. 476 AD to the 14th century A.D., many diseases were thought to be caused by an excess or plethora of blood.  Bloodletting with incisions or leeches was a cure-all during the time and was … Continue reading

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Happy Independence Day! God Bless America!

Fact: The ‘Pennsylvania Evening Post’ was the first newspaper to print the Declaration.  It came out in the newspaper on July 6, 1776, for everyone to see after a local printer named John Dunlap produced copies of the declaration’s manuscript. … Continue reading

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Just Relaxin’

Fact: John Hancock was the first person to sign the Declaration of Independence.  Likely because he was the President of Congress at the time, he signed in a large hand and at the center of the document, according to the … Continue reading

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Dig Baby Dig!

Fact:  Around 40% of all seaborne cargo is oil. It’s going to be another hot one so I decided to go to the pool today.  The public pool is right around the corner but I have been banned from going … Continue reading

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Work Work Work! PLay Play Play!!

Fact: The term “dog days of summer” comes from astronomy.  Lethargic, overheated pups didn’t inspire this phrase.  According to National Geographic, the “dog” in question is Sirius the Dog Star, which rises in the sky during late July as a … Continue reading

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Girls Night Out (It’s Thursday)

Fact: The Term “Working Lunch” Is Kind of an Oxymoron!  One of the most counterintuitive ways to undo a productive morning is to try to power through to the afternoon without a break.  Research from the University of California-Davis found … Continue reading

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Back In The Swing Of Things!

Fact: Did you know that July is National Ice Cream Month?  It’s the perfect time to indulge in the sweet treat, though you’d need a huge appetite to master the most giant scoop ever, which weighed a belly-busting 3,010 pounds.  … Continue reading

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We Stayed Home!

Fact: Older Americans say having more time to spend with family is by far the best part about growing old.  Among those ages 65 and older, the two most common answers to an open-ended question on the benefits of aging … Continue reading

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Time To Collapse!

Fact: The FICUS countries (France, Italy, China, the USA, and Spain) get the most visitors repeatedly.  They are like irresistible travel magnets.  France is the most visited country by travelers in the world, with 89 million arrivals, according to the … Continue reading

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