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Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day

September 10th, 2013

Created in 1995 by "Ol' Chumbucket" John Baur and "Cap'n Slappy" Mark Summers in Albany, Ore., as a way to celebrate a rich tradition of piracy and maritime adventures, International Talk Like a Pirate Day is one of the most exciting events of the year.It doesn't matter whether you're a lover of the high seas or you know how to let out a...

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The History Behind the Dreaded Friday the 13th

September 4th, 2013

In American contemporary culture, Friday the 13th is synonymous with bad luck. Supposedly, it's a day when everything goes haywire and catastrophes are rampant. But where did this superstition come from and why does it still haunt us? Here's a brief history of how Friday the 13th came to be a supposed day of destruction. The curse of 13 The number 13 is still thought of as...

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A Guide to New York City's 9/11 Memorial Site

September 4th, 2013

After the tragedy on September 11, 2011, the World Trade Center lay in ruins. It took years for the city and its army of brave volunteers to clean up the wreckage, and even longer for everyone to figure out what would be an appropriate structure to take its place. The 9/11 Memorial is now finished, and with the upcoming 10-year anniversary, there's never been a better time to...

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Four Charities You Can Donate To In Support Of 9/11 Victims

September 4th, 2013

The tragedy of September 11, 2001, had a widespread effect on the whole country, but some people were affected more intimately because of loved ones that they lost. With the upcoming 10-year anniversary of 9/11, many of the victims' families and friends still need support - here are a few ways that you can reach out by donating to charity. Tuesday's Children Tuesday's...

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Seven Ways To Commemorate 9/11

September 4th, 2013

September 11, 2001, was one of the greatest tragedies to befall America. It ushered our country into a new age of lost naivety and resulted in a string of wars and combat missions in the Middle East that are still waged today. As a U.S. citizen, you should commemorate the event in a way that's meaningful to you. Here are a few suggestions for respectful and dutiful memorial...

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Two Fun Fall Getaway Locations to Take in Some Foliage

August 21st, 2013

If you still have some vacation days after the summer, don't hesitate to cash them in this autumn. The crisp, cool air, vibrant foliage and seasonal food are the perfect reasons to take a fall retreat. Here are a couple getaway spots to visit. 1. New Hampshire VisitingNewEngland.com recommends taking a trip out to New Hampshire this fall. The "Live free or die" state's...

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How to Pick the Right Boots for Fall and Winter

August 21st, 2013

Depending where you are, the weather can get cold awfully quickly after you've gotten used to the summer sun. As such, being prepared is a must for the coming winter months. While you might remember to unpack your heavy coat, one item that can often be overlooked is your footwear. A good, durable boot intended for snowy conditions can be a lifesaver when it starts getting...

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What is the History of Labor Day?

August 9th, 2013

While the Labor Day holiday isn't exactly one of the most anticipated of the year, Americans appreciate having a day off each September that recognizes their hard work. You may already have barbecue or beach plans in place for this year's event, but do you know why Labor Day exists? It wasn't always a holiday that people typically received off from work.The first...

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Tips for Throwing the Best Labor Day Bash

August 9th, 2013

This Labor Day invite your friends, family and co-workers over to your place for a fun respite from the regular workweek. Celebrate the end of summer in ways you haven't before with these smart and unique party tips! History Labor Day is an annual commemoration of American workers and their contributions to the social and economic strength of our nation. The first...

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Boating Safety Tips To Keep You Afloat

August 7th, 2013

If you're taking the boat out to enjoy the last of the warm weather season in the water, it's always a good idea to take a few precautions to make sure no accidents occur. Here are a few tips for boating safety. Check the weather Even if there are clear skies in the morning, the afternoon or evening can bring on sudden storms and choppy water. DiscoveryBoating.com...

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