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More Than a Holiday: Ways To Embrace Black Liberation

On June 17, 2021, President Joe Biden signed off on the bipartisan effort to make Juneteenth a federal holiday. Juneteenth is celebrated as a day of freedom for Black people. Many people applaud the acknowledgement of th ...

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PTSD Awareness and Help

In 2010, the United States Senate established PSTD Awareness Day as a tribute to a North Dakota National Guardsman who took his life after his second tour of duty in Iraq. June 27 is #NationalPTSDAwarenessDay in honor of ...

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June Is African-American Music Appreciation Month - Here Are Some Artists To Explore

Break out the LPs or start up your favorite music streaming service to celebrate African-American Music Appreciation Month.  Mix up your favorite playlists with some of these African American icons who influenced music ...

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Alternative Shrove Tuesday Celebrations

Shrove Tuesday occurs every year the day before the season of Lent begins. It can mean different things to different faith communities. For some believers, it is a solemn event that involves confession and being shriven ...

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Lenten Fasting 101

Every year, liturgical congregations observe Lent. This season begins with Ash Wednesday and lasts 40 days, ending on Easter Sunday. Overall, it is generally understood as a time of repentance and reflection and often in ...

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Alternative Gift Ideas

Many families spend several days throughout the year packing up excess clothing, shoes and other belongings to give away to avoid overflowing their homes' storage capacity. While this practice sometimes allows nonprofits ...

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Holiday Tips for Single People

During the holidays, there are a lot of traditions that make the season bright. Eating a big meal around a table full of loved ones, waking up early to excited children on Christmas morning and sharing a batch of hot coc ...

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Helping Holiday Guests Feel Welcome

If you regularly welcome people into your home, you probably have a great setup in your guest room already. You make sure there are extra blankets, a charging station by the bedside and plenty of reading material just in ...

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Observing Advent: Honoring the Slowness of the Season

The period of the year between late November through December isn't known for its ease and tranquility. Students and teachers are rushing to finish up the semester before a well-deserved break. Families are preparing the ...

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What Did Eid Al-Fitr Look Like in 2020?

Religious holidays are a vital part of different cultures worldwide. Unfortunately, 2020 has been a difficult year that has disrupted all kinds of traditional events. The COVID-19 pandemic has made gathering unsafe. Whet ...

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