Archive for June 2017

Ways people respond to sneezes around the world

When I was younger, I thought people said “bless you” after someone sneezes because your heart momentarily stops with each “achoo.” I don’t know who told me that tale, but it stuck with me. And, it turns out it was wrong. The origin of bestowing a verbal blessing on someone after they sneeze can be traced... Read more »

Chicago Cares Serv-a-thon brings Chicagoans together for the city's largest day of volunteering

All of us have the power to help others when we give of our heart, our minds and our time. Yes, taking a few hours out of our normal daily routines and giving of that time to organizations in need, can have a ripple effect that’s felt by an increasing amount of people. All it... Read more »