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Feb 16, 2024

Resisting the Presidents’ Day Promotions

The Founding Fathers would never have believed the range of merchandise that American consumers have available today, though George Washington and Abraham Lincoln probably would have enjoyed advanced dental care and mattresses that weren’t stuffed with horsehair. Some of the best deals of the year are available on Presidents’ Day weekend, however, so if you’re […]
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Feb 15, 2024

George Washington, Presidential Pen Pal

Many of the “facts” people know about George Washington are actually myths. The cherry tree anecdote was fabricated by a creative biographer, he powdered his real hair rather than wearing a wig, and he never wore wooden teeth, instead relying on dentures made of ivory, brass, horse teeth and human teeth. But Washington established expectations […]
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Feb 14, 2024

Honest Abe Had a Problem With Clutter

As a young lawyer, Abraham Lincoln “was a frightfully #messy person” who stored important speeches in his hat in order to not lose them in the #clutter, according to President Lincoln’s Cottage. “Papers, briefs, letters and notes scattered to the four corners of his office,” and his desk had an envelope on it marked, “When […]
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Feb 13, 2024

U.S. Presidents Aren’t Immune to Clutter

The holiday reserved to celebrate the birthdays of founding fathers George Washington and Abraham Lincoln is often recognized with sales on mattresses and other household goods. But U.S. presidents had a range of organizing habits, says Clutter.com. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, for example, had bookshelves built into every available space in his “Little White House” in […]
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Feb 2, 2024

On the Occasion of Black History Month

This February is a leap year, so you’ll have an extra day to #celebrate Black History Month — not that there’s anything to keep you from #celebrating throughout the year. “Throughout our history, Black Americans have never given up on the promise of America,” says a proclamation from the Biden Administration. “Unbowed by the forces […]
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