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Why You, as an Adult, Should Be Playing, Too!

In recent years there's been an extraordinary rise in the popularity of coloring books aimed at adults. Marketing efforts tout the relaxing and meditative effects of coloring, while critics scoff at it's childishness. But for some of us, the link to activities we engaged in as children decades ago is one of the selling points. Coloring was fun! And for many adults, it still is. There's an opinion among some that "play" is silly when attributed to adults. But play goes by other names, as well - hobbies, sports, arts... any activity that "“offers a sense of engagement and pleasure, takes the player out of a sense of time and place, and the experience of doing it is more important than th

The History of Father's Day

While Father's Day doesn't have a sad history quite like Mother's Day, its story does contain some controversy. Sonora Smart Dodd and her five siblings were raised by their father after their mother passed away. In 1909 Dodd, who lived in Spokane, Washington, lobbied her community and lawmakers to create a day similar to Mother's Day to honor fathers. Just one year later, Washington State complied. But it would be another 14 years before then president, Woodrow Wilson, acknowledged the state holiday, and another 62 years before president Richard Nixon signed a proclamation designating Father's Day as a national holiday. In between those two dates, Father's Day attracted a variety of protest

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