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Posted 11/11/2019

In Celebration of Moms

Mother’s Day will celebrate its 110th anniversary on this May 13, thanks to Anna Jarvis, who holds the title of “mother” of the long-standing May holiday. On May 10, 1908, Jarvis honored her late mother, Ann, with 500 white carnations sent to Andrews Methodist Episcopal Church in her hometown of Grafton, West Virginia, as well as a celebration in Philadelphia where Jarvis lived at the time. Jarvis, a copywriter, funded the mother-honoring celebration primarily by her inheritance. As she promoted the holiday, she always traced her idea back to a prayer she’d heard her mother recite in 1876. On May 9, 1914, President…
Mother’s Day will celebrate its 110th anniversary on this May 13, thanks to Anna Jarvis, who holds the title of “mother” of the long-standing May holiday. On…
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Posted 11/11/2019

Maintaining Productivity During Vacation Season

Vacation season is almost upon us. Days of fun in the sun and all that goes with the more relaxed nature of summer is just around the corner. And although you fully believe in the benefits of vacation time, you admit to a smidge of nerves, a tiny ruffling of your managerial feathers when you peer at the full vacation calendar. The benefits of time away from the job, as well as your daily rituals and responsibilities, are well-established. But it’s your job to make sure it’s “business as usual” during those vacationing days of summer. You know, that the…
Vacation season is almost upon us. Days of fun in the sun and all that goes with the more relaxed nature of summer is just…
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Posted 11/11/2019

Memorial Day

While many Americans think of Memorial Day as the unofficial kickoff to summer, the holiday’s origins remind us of the significance of this three-day weekend, which is commonly filled with cookouts and trips to the beach. Many folks are unaware that each year on Memorial Day, a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. local time. The origins of the May holiday are quite interesting. In the years following the Civil War, which claimed more lives than any other conflict in U.S. history, Americans in various towns across the country began hosting tributes to the fallen soldiers, decorating their…
While many Americans think of Memorial Day as the unofficial kickoff to summer, the holiday’s origins remind us of the significance of this three-day weekend, which…
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