Celebrate the Summer Season!

Are you familiar with Midsummer Day (traditionally June 24) and Midsummer Eve (June 23)? We’ll explain why it’s called “Midsummer” when the day is so near the first day of summer (the solstice), why it’s also St. John the Baptist Day, and some fun traditions!   What Is Midsummer? Swedes and many northern peoples celebrate a solstice holiday known[…]

8 Cool Facts About Brain Freeze

Nothing beats the heat like an ice-cold drink, a scoop of ice cream, or other favorite frozen confection. Aside from the calories, most frozen treats have no real downsides — except, perhaps, for “brain freeze.” In scientific circles, brain freeze is referred to as a “headache attributed to ingestion or inhalation of cold stimulus,” or[…]

20 Mother’s Day Facts That’ll Make You See the Holiday In a New Light

Including the things that moms actually want for Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day gives people a special opportunity to show their gratitude to the moms, stepmoms, grandmas, aunts, and other maternal figures in their lives. Some people like to celebrate by going all out with Mother’s Day gifts, while other families get together for a Mother’s Day brunch or dinner. And even those with some geographical[…]

All About Huskies: 8 Fun Facts You May Not Have Known

Huskies, known for their wolf-like looks and trademark blue eyes, are a breed most commonly associated with valiantly pulling sleds through the snow–and rightfully so. Bred for mushing in subzero temperatures, these dogs know how to work. But, how do they survive in such conditions? The American Kennel Club (AKC) describes Huskies as “Friendly, gentle, dignified; alert, but not[…]


Each year on April 22nd, National Earth Day campaigns around the globe promote ways to keep the Earth healthy and our planet livable.   Since its inception, the organizers promote events educating the public about a variety of subjects including: climate change air pollution water pollution erosion recycling composting renewable fuels and power carbon footprints[…]

These Are the Most Popular Easter Candies in America, According to Instacart

Only one mention of Peeps!   Whether you’re filling an Easter basket or expecting to receive one to mark the April holiday, we can all agree that there’s a science to crafting the perfect array of treats—you’ve got your pastel treats, egg-shaped desserts, and of course, plenty of chocolate. And while there are tons of Easter basket candies and egg hunt[…]

20 Festive Easter Facts That You Probably Haven’t Heard Before

Including how it got its name and why eggs are so important.   Easter — along with all of its decorative eggs, delicious ham dinner and cheerful baskets — is hopping down the bunny trail quicker than the legendary speedy hare. This year, the Christian holiday will fall on April 17 so mark that calendar if you haven’t already. While the central story[…]