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Something Different - August 2020

Back to school, or back to Zoom? Several states continue to raise concerns about reopening classrooms, sporting venues, and other learning environments to teachers and students. As hybrid learning progresses further as a...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - July 2020

Much like 2020 itself, this year's Independence Day will be one for the history books. Major U.S. cities have cancelled firework displays and festive parades to protect against a second wave of coronavirus infections. Pr...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - June 2020

June is Great Outdoors Month, paying homage to the remarkable trails, beaches, and mountains found throughout our national and state parks. Exploring nature not only boosts emotional health, but the U.S. economy as well....CONTINUE READING

Something Different - May 2020

Just like biceps and quadriceps, the brain is a muscle that requires regular exercise. It is especially important to train and stimulate the mind in situations like today's mandated isolation. A healthy brain allows for ...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - April 2020

Spring is finally here, meaning many of us stare longingly through our office windows at the beaming sun and blooming petals. Having to work an eight-hour shift doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of the warm weath...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - March 2020

According to the IRS, an estimated 60% of all tax returns filed annually have a mistake in them. This includes returns processed and filed by tax professionals. Be on the lookout for these common mistakes: Spelling...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - February 2020

Despite numerous key federal laws that have been put into place to safeguard our online privacy, data breeches are still a daily occurrence. One huge change that may make a difference in 2020 is a new data privacy law ca...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - January 2020

Along with the rest of the world, the legal landscape is rapidly changing. According to LawFuel.com, these are a few key areas of growth we'll see in law in the upcoming year: Healthcare LawThis area of law will be pa...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - December 2019

The history of both human rights and civil rights often overlap in a lot of ways. Human Rights Refer to the fundamental ways every human on the planet deserves to be treated. Do not vary from country to country,...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - November 2019

Public Adoption Wait time: can happen immediately, depending on the situation A state-funded system Seeks to ultimately reunite children with their biological families Usually involves children of varying age ...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - October 2019

There's an exciting sense of anticipation this time of year. School and fall sports have started, and the holidays are just around the corner. The crisp air and changing leaves make it a perfect time to go explore the gr...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - September 2019

Lovingly referred to as a "sammich," it's the working man's one-handed lunch break, a staple of the American kitchen, and the subject of countless memes and comedy sketches. And now, over 1,200 people have put their time...CONTINUE READING

Something Different – August 2019

Golf Digest’s 2019 Greatest Public Courses For the ultimate golf bucket list, Golf Digest brought together a panel of nearly 1,000 low-handicap golfers to play public courses across America and identify the top 100 pu...CONTINUE READING

Something Different – July 2019

3 Steps to Improve Empathy Empathy isn’t just about being a good friend. Studies have shown that it’s an important quality at work, and can improve leadership abilities, facilitate more effective communication, and e...CONTINUE READING

Something Different – June 2019

5 Alternatives to the Summer Beach Vacation This time of year, folks start flocking to shorelines near and far to soak up some sun and enjoy a salty ocean breeze. But if you’re thinking of an alternative summer vacati...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - May 2019

Mother's Day Gift Ideas If small businesses are the backbone of the economy, mothers are the backbone of the world. Here are a few great Mother’s Day gift ideas to let the moms in your life know how much they’re app...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - April 2019

Marie Kondo your Home for Spring If you haven’t heard of Marie Kondo, chances are you’re living under a giant pile of clutter, and it’s time to purge your home of the things that do not spark joy. Here are a few ...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - March 2019

The Lowdown on Luck We don’t know of anyone who would say they don’t need more good fortune. Luckily, some researchers think it’s possible to tilt the odds in your favor just by making a few changes in your daily ...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - February 2019

Best Valentine’s Day Date Ideas Listen, we’ve got nothing against a Whitman’s Sampler. We just want you to know there are other options. Whether you go full-on Casanova, or you’re just trying to make someone smi...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - January 2019

Stick with Your Workout Routine Once the reality of a long winter sets in, Netflix and takeout can easily overcome cardio and good nutrition. It happens to the best of us. Here’s how to maintain your motivation: Buy ...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - December 2018

Gifts That Give Back According to the National Retail Federation, consumers say they’ll spend an average of $1,007.24 during this holiday season. So, why not spend some of that shopping money on brands that make the w...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - November 2018

Tasty Turkey Trivia When your guests are stuffed and there’s a lull in conversation around your Thanksgiving table, break the silence with these fun facts. The first TV dinner was invented back in 1953, when somebody...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - October 2018

The Most Haunted Places in America With Halloween just around the corner, ‘tis the season to talk about some of the most haunted places in the country. Eastern State Penitentiary – Philadelphia, PA The first priso...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - September 2018

Are You a Leftie or Righty? The left-handed brand has had quite the uphill battle. Catholics famously shunned left handedness, although there was never an actual Church teaching on the matter. In some cultures, the left...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - August 2018

What's In a Name? Nominative Determinism: Yes, That's My Real Name Surnames are thought to have been derived from a person’s profession, but could it actually have been the other way around? Nominative Determinism is...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - July 2018

Should you buy Bitcoin now?   Bitcoin is the world’s first digital payment network – a secure, global currency that can be sent from anywhere in the world, to anywhere in the world. Like gold, there’s a finite am...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - June 2018

Why you should use vacation time to go on vacation While Americans are taking more time off than they have since 2010, most aren’t using their vacation days to travel anywhere. But doing so can actually boost happines...CONTINUE READING

Something Different - May 2018

3 Things to Know About Writing a Will The longest will ever filed for probate was handwritten in October of 1919, and had 95,940 words contained in four bound volumes. Lucky for the rest of us, this isn’t standard and...CONTINUE READING