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When you think about it, stories are what education is all about, aren’t they? We learn the stories of writers, scientists, artists, and political leaders; stories of success and stories of failure; stories of heroes and stories of tyrants.
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In this day and age, both work and down-time is spent mainly on electronic devices — from laptops to smartphones, TVs and gaming consoles. Screen-free time has become increasingly important in order to relax and unwind, so it’s no surprise...
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Staring at an unpacked puzzle and looking at all the spread out, mismatched pieces can bring stress to new and well-practiced puzzlers alike. Do not let this deter you, there are many ways to bring order to this initial chaos....
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Fathering a child is easy but being a Dad is not. It is about being there, loving, encouraging, and staying involved for the long term. We want to recognize all those Dad's who, by birth, adoption, or marriage, choose to make a difference for little humans.
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Two important U.S. holidays that are often blurred together are Veteran's Day and Memorial Day. Veteran's Day was established to honor all those who have served in any branch of the U.S. Military. These courageous people put so much on the line to allow the rest of us to enjoy our lives.
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Do you have a "Bucket List?" Most of us are familiar with the term Bucket List. It refers to the list of things you want to do before you "kick the bucket." Research shows that this is a relatively new term.
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Before I get to the reason for this blog, it is storytime. This is a tale from ye olde England about Sir Gawain from King Arthurs Court; ah yes, the knights of the round table. The basic jest of the story is as follows...
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For more than 20 years, Eric Dowdle has created detailed and vibrant images of our vast world through his paintings. Many of his art pieces are later manufactured into high-quality wooden puzzles. Eric Dowdle's art prioritizes the creation and appreciation of art as a way...
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April 2 is National Autism Awareness Day. Autism or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is something most of us have heard of or know someone affected by the condition. Still, most of us do not have much of an understanding of ASD. Have you ever been curious as to why the puzzle piece is the symbol for Autism? It is a story with a lot of that is worth knowing. 
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