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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Memorial Day Facts

We want to wish everyone and happy and safe Memorial Day weekend. Remember those we have lost and pray for the safety of those who still serve. Here are some facts about Memorial Day:
1.       Formerly known as Decoration Day, Memorial Day was first enacted to honor Union and Confederate soldiers following the Civil War.
2.       The first official state to recognize the holiday was New York in 1873. By 1890, the holiday was recognized by all of the northern states. The southern state followed suite after WWI.
3.       In July 1913, veterans of the US and Confederate armies gathered in Gettysburg to commemorate the fifty-year anniversary of the Civil War’s bloodiest and most famous battle.
4.       In 1966, Waterloo, N.Y. was officially declared the birth place of Memorial Day by President Lyndon Johnson because the practice of decorating soldiers’ graves was first observed on May 5, 1866 and each year thereafter.
5.       In 1951, the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts of St. Louis began placing flags on the 150,000 graves at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery as an annual Good Turn, a practice that continues to this day.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Shakespeare in the Park

Looking for a fun, family event this week? The City of Austin, Austin Parks and Recreation Department, The Beverly S. Sheffield Zilker Hillside Theater, and The Austin Shakespeare Festival present Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale.  Zilker Park’s Hillside Theater celebrates its 29th season celebrating the work of Shakespeare with free showings Thursdays- Sundays from May 2-26th starting at 8pm.
The Winter’s Tale is a dark romance that encompasses a love triangle between King Leontes, his wife, and best friend.  Set in Latin America, the showing will contain various forms of dance.
As it is free to the public, be sure to arrive early to get your seats. For more information, visit http://austinshakespeare.org/drupal/
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Monday, May 13, 2013

Summer Beauty Tips

We all look forward to summertime, but sometimes the heat and day-to-day activities can become daunting and harmful to our skin and health. Look good, feel good, and stay healthy this summer with our summer beauty guide!
1.       Look good: Lighten up your beauty routine by going lightly on your make-up and letting your hair flow naturally. Exfoliate your skin daily!
2.       Feel good: Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Stay hydrated with water and avoid drinks high in sugar. Although tempting, try to swap that ice cream cone for a power smoothie or frozen yogurt instead.
3.       Stay healthy: Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen every day to all areas that are exposed to the sun. Aside from daily use of sun-screen, boost your UV protection by taking an antioxidant supplement. Ensure your make-up and lip-gloss have at least SPF 15. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Dental Trivia

How well do you your teeth? Take a shot at our dental trivia and send us your responses via Facebook and we will choose a winner!

1.       What is the second most common disease in the United States?  

2.       Who did the most valuable tooth belong to in 1816?

3.       When was dental floss first commercially manufactured? What was it made out of?

4.       How many teeth do mosquitoes?

5.       Ancient cultures chewed on what items to clean their teeth?

6.       Regular dental cleanings can help prevent what?

7.       When did the electric toothbrush first appear?

8.       *Tinsel teeth” and “metal mouth” refer to wearing what?

9.       How many miles of dental floss is purchased in North America each year?