How to tie a tie

How to Tie a Tie

Knowing how to tie a tie is as one of those basic life skills we are no longer taught as a rite of passage into adulthood. Whether you’re a man or a woman, you should know hot to tie at least the most basic tie […]

Words to Know: Bee's Knees. Noun. A highly admired person or thing. The height of excellence

Words to Know: Bee’s Knees

Have you ever heard the expression “bee’s knees”? The first time I heard it, I thought it was just about the cutest phrase ever. But I’ve always wondered where it came from. Turns out, “Bee’s Knees” didn’t always express affection or admiration. According to the […]

Life Skill: Water Safety. Know your ability, know the dangers, act accordingly

Life Skill: Water Safety

Water is one of the first things we think of when someone says “summer”. Swimming, boating, fishing, diving, kayaking, white water rafting – the list of water-related activities goes on and on. It’s just plain fun. There is no doubt about it. But water is […]

Where in the world is Timbuktu?

Where is Timbuktu?

How often have you heard someone mention Timbuktu when referring to someplace very, very, VERY far away or difficult to get to? Right, me too. Problem is, while I do know it’s a real place, I never quite know where exactly it is. Only that it’s […]