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Learn more about various national, state and provincial holidays from around the world

Valentine’s Day – A Day to Express Your Love to Your Partner

The month of romance is fast approaching, but some probably aren't looking forward to February 14th rearing its ugly head. Valentine's Day, or the “hallmark holiday,”is embraced by couples who exchange love letters and candy hearts and singletons who...

History of Mother’s Day – Interesting Facts and Trivia

Mothers have been venerated for centuries. The tradition continues today, with Mother’s Day being one of the most celebrated occasions of the year. Ancient Greeks held a spring festival in honor of Rhea, the mother of gods and goddesses. The...

St. Patrick’s Day – Celebrating the Irish

For those who have never realized the meaning of St. Patrick’s Day, it is simply a day set aside in the middle of March that it'’s perfectly acceptable to drink too much and be boisterously joyous. St. Patrick'’s Day...

Valentine Traditions from Around the World

In America, Valentine’s Day traditions are fairly basic. A thoughtful card for your lover and perhaps a sweet gift of flowers, candy, or jewelry and the typical man’s Valentine’s Day celebrations are completed. Women are starting to jump on...

Mother’’s Day Gift Ideas – Get Something Nice for Mom

It’s just a week away and while dads across the world think they have a whole week or more to shop- its time the truth is revealed. Everywhere you look online there are lists and tips about what mom...

Mothers Day versus Fathers Day – Moms Get a Lot More Love

Fathers Day is right around the corner. And apparently, according to some research out of Huffington Post, Mothers are worth 8 billion more dollars than fathers are? At least when it comes to how much money is spent on...

New Year Resolutions

The up and coming New Year is a perfect time to reflect on the year before and to make plans for the year ahead. This is a time when people become excited about change and are more than willing...

What Happened to Sunday – The Day of Rest, Religion and Relaxation

The first day of the week (or the last day depending upon how you look at it) has traditionally be a day of rest. A day of visiting with families, going to church, strolling by grave-sites to visit loved...
Returning to Work After Having Children

Returning to Work After Having Children

For the stay at home parent there is a long road between staying home and returning to work. At some point, the sheer inklings and desire to reconnect with your professional passion may have you seeking employment. For others the needs are monetary in nature. When the nest becomes...

Should a Teenager Work – Pros and Cons of Taking a Job

Teenagers are expensive and want things. That’s just the nature of being a teenager. Their friends have cool things and they wear cool clothes and typically teenagers are unconcerned with things such as the cost of living and the water bill. Most kids don’t know how much their parents...

Dealing with Debt Collectors – Regulations are in Place to Protect You

If you are one of the millions of people that have gotten behind in payments to debtors, then chances are good you will be at some point, dealing with debt collectors. Despite laws that have been put in place to help protect consumers from being harassed and sometimes barraged by...