Knowledge Bound - Different Kinds of Dictionaries

October 16th, 2012

With the digital age and the information superhighway right at our fingertips, we may forget that there's a slew of book-bound knowledge sitting on our shelves. Before the internet and its infinitely-capable search engines, there were dictionaries. These exhaustive collections of information are at the heart of knowledge and still remain trusty sources (in case of a power...


Great Ways to Mark Breast Cancer Month

October 1st, 2012

According to, nearly 12 percent of women will develop invasive breast cancer throughout the course of their lives. While breast cancer is prevalent, so is America's willingness to fight it. Here are a few ways you can mark Breast Cancer Awareness month this October. Schedule a mammogram The only way to fight breast cancer is to know if you have it, and the...


How To Plan a Successful Family Reunion

August 13th, 2012

Holidays and birthday parties are great times to catch up with family, but often you can't get everyone together due to other obligations and people living far away. A family reunion allows you to set a date that everyone can mark on their calendars and prepare for. Such a large-scale party takes careful planning, however - here are a few tips for pulling it off.Picking the...


The History of Friendship Day

August 3rd, 2012

Human beings are social creatures who thrive on interpersonal connections with others. While family is an important part of how we first engage with the world, the bonds we forge outside of the family unit allow us to expand our horizons and become better equipped to meet new challenges. It's only fitting then that friends, who occupy such an invaluable role in our lives, have...


Great Business Ideas for a Small Town

July 30th, 2012

One of the benefits of moving to a small town is that there are fewer areas of commerce, which grants you the opportunity to capitalize by starting your own business. Here are a few business ideas that might make you a pretty penny while flexing your entrepreneurial prowess. Coffee shop No matter where you go in the U.S., coffee is the beverage of choice. While there are...


How To Build Your Family Tree

July 25th, 2012

Building a family tree is the ultimate scavenger hunt. It's a great project to undertake with your fellow family members in order to uncover your lineage, geneology and interesting factoids about your ancestors. Each new find will add a new chapter to the narrative of your heritage. The quest can go on for as long as you wish - whether it's a several decades into the past or...


Amelia Earhart - An Aviator Hero

July 24th, 2012

Amelia Earhart defied not only gravity, but the prejudiced gender roles that plagued early 20th century American society. Her ability to undertake daring risks with aplomb and a headstrong willingness was unprecedented in any man or woman. While her untimely and mysterious disappearance still remains a mystery to historians and admirers, her legend is crystal clear, ingrained...


How To Determine the Origin and Meaning of Your Name

July 16th, 2012

Throughout all the years of answering a teacher during attendance or filling out forms, the sound and spelling of your name may be something that you've taken for granted. Have you ever wondered though where it came from and what it means? Here are a few helpful tips to finding out the origin and meaning of that singular word that has become so familiar to you. Root it out...


The History of Barbershop Music

July 13th, 2012

Barbershop music brings about an image of simplicity and vocal harmony, where a group of young men and women stand on the corner of their local downtown neighborhood and combine their varied pitched voices that range from booming baritones to feathery falsettos to create one synthesized song. Their snapping fingers keep the beat while behind them a spiraling, red white and...


History of Country Music

July 5th, 2012

The United States has been the proud birthplace of various forms of music throughout the 20th and 21st century. One genre, which has roots that trace back to states south of the Mason Dixon Line, is country music. What started as a homegrown movement on the fringe has now become a staple of the U.S. cultural repertoire. Country has gained favor and appeal throughout the last...