The Magnificence of Henna

Community Culture | By Zeenat Kassam Mitha – Henna is known mostly as the beautiful, semi-permanent tattoo that is adorned during an Indian, Middle Eastern or African wedding. But, what one may not know is that the beauty, art and history of henna dates back thousands of years. Due to its many...

4 Tips for Summer Tire Safety

As temperatures start to rise, checking your tires’ air pressure can help protect them from the heat when hitting the road this summer. Whether you’re trekking cross-country or simply to and from work, the more heat your tires are exposed to could mean potential trouble on the road. The friction from...

Overcoming the Summer Slide

By Dr. Rebecca Deurlein – There is a slide that is associated with summer, and it has nothing do with fun.  The summer slide refers to the dip kids tend to make during the summer months when they are away from school and the daily habits of studying and learning. Studies show that kids lose an average...

5 Tips to Plan Your Wedding Like a Pro

It may be that your budget doesn’t allow a wedding planner, or maybe you’ve just dreamed of this day for so long that all of the hands-on planning makes you giggle with glee. Either way, there are steps you can take to make your big day go off without a hitch so flawlessly, it seems as though it was...

How Color Affects Kids

Kids’ Corner | By Patrick Biron – Before my first son was born, my wife and I labored over what color to paint his room. We went back and forth but finally decided upon a yellow shade. His room had a lovely bay window that overlooked a park across the street, and the large oak trees in our yard cast...

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