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September 22, the End of Summer 2020

Well, this has been an interesting summer for sure. And even though it has been a unique experience full of uncertainty, closings and openings (kind of), re-imaginings of how we…

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Which Alfred Hitchcock film starred Grace Kelly as Lisa Carol Fremont?

Do you know how many films have Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio starred in together? Or the first word spoken in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back? What about the…

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Free Documentary Playlists on YouTube

YouTube has a plethora of free documentaries that allow you to explore a wide variety of topics, adventures, countries, cultures and activities. Here’s just a taste of what you will find.…

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The Funny Pages

Remember waking up on Sunday morning and running to get the Funny Pages out of the newspaper? From the pages of The Encyclopedia Britannica, David M. Kunzle, Professor of Art History,…

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The Power of Play – Adults need recess too

Posted 7/10/2020 It is a happy talent to know how to play. Ralph Waldo Emerson, American writer Can you remember the last time you played? If you can’t, then you…

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The 2020 Triple Crown

Posted 6/01/2020 Feeling Racy?? Nowhere to go in your feather-filled fascinator?  “Sports distancing” got you down?  Have we got some ideas for you! This year the Belmont Stakes will be run…

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Time Capsules – how and why to do them

Posted 5/28/2020 Historians note that time capsules are invaluable resources in knowing what a period in history was like because the capsules are assembled by people who experienced the times.…

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Wordle of Hope

Posted 5/11/2020 How are you relating to the world each day? There is a lot of uncertainty, change and anxiety, but also a lot of hope, strength and persistence. Selecting…

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Classic Comedy: Laughter is the Best Medicine

Posted 5/1/2020 Laughter is one of the best ways to manage perceptions of stress and to develop resilience and improve psychological sturdiness as it strongly correlates with happiness. So, during…

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