National Garlic Day Cold Almond Garlic Soup

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8 Women Who Famously Went Insane

8 Women Who Famously Went Insane

April is Stress Awareness Month and all month long we’ve been looking not only at the toll stress can take in our lives and the lives of our children, but how best to manage and beat stress. Historically, though, there are famous stories of women whose stress got the best of them, to say the [...]

20 Perfect First Lines of Famous Poems

20 Perfect First Lines of Famous Poems

April 28 is Great Poetry Reading Day. What better way to celebrate some of the most famous poems of all time, and the poets who write them. Even if you don’t know the author or even the names of these poems, we bet you’ll recognize their iconic first lines. But why stop there? For Great [...]

Jen Kessy: “I Am Beyond Excited To Be Pregnant”

Jen Kessy: “I Am Beyond Excited To Be Pregnant”

Olympic beach volleyball medalist Jen Kessy is excited to be expecting her first child with husband Andy Ces, also a beach volleyball player. Jen is due at the end of August. Her past accomplishments include capturing silver at the London Olympics in 2012 and being named the 2013 AVP Women’s Team of the Year with [...]

11 Hip-Hop Lyrics that Read Like Poetry

11 Hip-Hop Lyrics that Read Like Poetry

While entertainment and mainstream media often focuses on the negative and sensationalist aspects of hip-hop, this genre of of music offers powerful and sometimes chilling lyrics. A recent article by Paul Cantor in Vibe Magazine pointed out that some hip-hop lyrics that are socially responsible do not have to be overly political. Being a socially [...]

20 Classic Knock-Knock Jokes

20 Classic Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock-knock. Who’s there? Our list of the most iconic knock-knock jokes of all time, that’s who! Because nothing elicits chuckles like the unique brand of call-and-response comedy that is the good, old-fashioned format of a knock-knock joke. And we’ve got a list of these guys for your comedic pleasure, replete with jokes for all kinds [...]

15 Facts About Abe Lincoln You Never Knew

15 Facts About Abe Lincoln You Never Knew

The life story of Abe Lincoln, our 16th President, is well known. He was born in a log cabin in Kentucky, and became a lawyer and politician for the State of Illinois. As President, he led the nation through a terrible civil war and lived just long enough to see that nation begin to reunite. [...]

5 Myths About Nuts that Need Cracking

5 Myths About Nuts that Need Cracking

April 14 is National Pecan Day. The word ‘pecan’ comes from an Algonquin word meaning “a nut that requires a stone to break.” Native Americans were eating pecans at least as far back as the 16th Century. Presidents Washington and Jefferson both planted pecan trees on their estates. In the 18th century, New Orleans became [...]

10 TV Shows that Could Ruin Your Relationship

10 TV Shows that Could Ruin Your Relationship

Too much TV is not good for us, but have you ever stopped to think about how TV shows could be affecting your relationship? A couples’ survey published in Psychology Today shows that the more romantic the program, the more couples felt less committed to their partners after viewing. Apparently, all that passion and romance [...]

8 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do with Pecans

8 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Do with Pecans

What is more delicious in a pie, more wonderful in a cookie or great as a stand-alone treat? Pecans, of course! Pecan trees grow most everywhere in North America in a variety of sizes, with trees ranging up to 20 feet tall. If you’re lucky enough to have a pecan tree in your backyard, no [...]

15 of the Oddest Scrabble Words That Always Win

15 of the Oddest Scrabble Words That Always Win

Just when you thought you’d seen every obscure holiday or observance, here’s another: April 13 in National Scrabble Day! The ubiquitous board game that requires smarts, strategy and a large vocabulary was created in 1938. April 13 is National Scrabble Day. Alfred Mosher Butts created Scrabble in 1938 and April 13 was his birthday, so…why [...]