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With Easter falling in late April this year, March will be a month without any major holidays to commemorate. Other than enjoying a few drinks on St. Patrick’s Day, it would seem as though there’s nothing to celebrate.This, however, is far from the truth! Though many are unofficial, silly, or not widely celebrated, there are a number of special days worth acknowledging this month. Get into a festive spirit and celebrate a few of these less-recognized March holidays! March 1st - Pig Day Usually celebrated in the midwestern United States, Pig Day is a holiday that was start... more ...
After years of dating, most of us have come to realize that the majority of our first dates aren’t going to lead to lasting relationships. That being said, it can be frustrating to have potential partners cut things off without providing explanations. Perhaps you really felt as though this person could have been “the one.” Why, then, are you still struggling to find a committed partner? Though it’s possible that you simply haven’t met the right person yet, your own habits and behaviors could also be contributing to your perpetual singleness. Are you accidenta... more ...
As with the winter holidays, being single on Valentine’s Day can be disheartening. Though the holiday is meant to celebrate love and romance, it can make singles feel as though there’s something wrong with them or their lives.Though romantic in theory, Valentine’s Day is ultimately an overrated holiday! Here are a few reasons to skip Valentine’s Day this year, as well as a few alternative ways you can celebrate on your own. Valentine’s Day Makes Us Feel Unloved As if society doesn’t push images of love and romance down our throats enough, Valentine... more ...
All of us want to think we’re doing a good job of protecting the environment and conserving resources. For most of us, however, there’s still plenty of room for improvement!Becoming more eco-friendly isn’t difficult! By making a few small changes to your lifestyle and daily routine, you can reduce the impact you’re having on the environment, saving the planet while minimizing your household expenses and energy expenditure.Change The Way You Eat Altering your relationship with food is one of the simplest ways to protect the environment. Instead of buying pre-package... more ...
In the cold winter months, hardly anything is more satisfying than a hot meal. Slaving over the stove all day, however, requires both time and effort.Instead of spending all of your time cooking, save yourself time in the kitchen with these wholesome, satisfying slow cooker recipes. Try making one of these filling dishes this week!  Slow-Cooked Chicken Curry Though low in fat and calories, this curried chicken dish is packed with flavor! Spiced with curry, coriander, and ginger, this hot dinner is sure to satisfy the entire family. Prep Time: 10 minutes, Cook Time: 6 h... more ...
Packing for a trip is almost always a hassle! No matter how many times you look through your suitcase and toiletry bag, it often feels like you’re doomed to forget something you meant to pack!Though most of us remember our toothbrushes and underwear, other handy travel essentials and accessories often slip our minds. Before hauling out your suitcase for your next vacation, consider checking the following list. By packing these items, your trip should be as relaxing and stress-free as possible!  Packing and Organizing Tools During a long trip, clothing and other essentials ... more ...
Going out on a first date can be stressful! In addition to worrying about the impression you’ll make, you and your date also need to choose an activity to engage in together! Most first dates involve meeting up at a conventional dating hotspot, such as a local pub, coffee shop, or cinema. After so many beers, cappuccinos, and bags of popcorn, however, things can get pretty boring. Constantly engaging in the same routine often leads to the same uninteresting interactions. Instead of taking your new love interest out for dinner and a movie, do something different for a change! Choose ... more ...
The world of dating can be fraught with awkward encounters. First dates can be particularly hit-or-miss. Sometimes, the conversation flows and sparks fly. At other times, you might find yourself wanting to climb through a bathroom window just to get out of a bad date! Though it can be hard to laugh about a painful encounter while you’re suffering through it, many bad dates can be funny in retrospect. Here are a few dating disaster stories that are guaranteed to make you cringe and laugh! Let Me Entertain You Most dates involve some discussion of one’s family and frie... more ...
Have you gotten started on your New Year’s resolutions yet? If so, you might’ve already resolved to read more books in the year to come. With 2018 coming to a close, we’re looking back at a few of the most noteworthy bestsellers released this year. Start 2019 off right by picking up one of these top titles today! The Outsider - Stephen King Fans of crime, mystery, and horror are sure to be drawn in by Stephen King’s latest page-turner, The Outsider. Little League coach Terry Maitland is a beloved local citizen with no criminal history. Detective Ralph Anderson... more ...
During the winter months, it can be difficult to keep warm. The cold, blustery winds that affect us while outdoors can also permeate our homes, leading to drafty breezes despite blazing fires and ever-running radiators. Though we all know to wear warmer clothing during the winter months, a few easy techniques can also be used to keep our houses and apartments warmer, preventing the icy winds of winter from chilling our abodes. Try out these easy tricks to keep you and your home warmer in the upcoming months. Cover Up The Holes In many cases, cold air enters our homes through sma... more ...