Presidents Day

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    November 11, 2014

    Veterans Day and the Other Holidays That People Just Don't Celebrate Like They Used To

    These days Veterans Day is simply a holiday celebrating veterans and their service. That's it. But the U.S. version of this holiday used to be a much bigger deal, and in the days before that it was actually another holiday entirely, Armistice Day. Today some people will definitely remember and may ... More >>

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    February 11, 2014

    How To Eat Like George Washington On President's Day

    President's Day is not traditionally a "foodie" holiday, but it should be. Although 18th-century American fare could be a bit hit or miss, our founding father/first president, George W. (the original!), seems to have had good taste in grub. Of Washington's eating habits, his grandson Custis, wrote: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    Thankful for Thanksgiving: Five Reasons It is My Favorite Holiday

    Everyone has a favorite holiday. I would dare say for many that is Christmas. Others might prefer July 4 or the always scintillating President's Day. For me, it's Thanksgiving. Much of that is likely owed to the fact that my family hosted the holiday every year and it was the one time when, at least ... More >>

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    February 20, 2012

    7 Little-Known (And Completely Unverified) Facts About U.S. Presidents

    Today, the nation celebrates Presidents' Day, the most important holiday of all time. No other national holiday has such a clear purpose or overall popularity. Therefore, why not recognize this momentous occasion with a look back at some of our greatest presidents, and learn some facets of their bio ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    President's Day Quiz: Ten Not-So-Memorable Quotes

    Jews, Japs and Presidential testicles​"Ask not," 'fear itself," "tear down this wall" -- we all know these famous Presidential quotes. But on this President's Day, it's time to examine some of the more obscure quotes from chief executives throughout the years. Fortunately, several modern pres ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    President's Day List: Five Biographies You Need to Read

    Dutch received undeserved scorn​President's Day is a time to reflect on the people who've lived in the White House, and how best to learn more about them. Presidential biographies have always been a huge industry, with a staggering amount of trees felled for books both incredibly dense and an ... More >>

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    February 21, 2011

    Top 10 Musical U.S. Presidents

    "The future of our nation depends on providing our children with a complete education that includes music." - Gerald Ford gwu.eduWhen else are we going to use this picture?​Today is President's Day, and if you'll think back to high-school U.S. History, you'll remember that potential Commande ... More >>

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    February 14, 2011

    A Valentine's Brinner

    ​What does everyone love on Valentine's? Either chocolate or a substitute for chocolate -- power, sex, hallucinogens, puppy dogs (please don't mix those all at once). Now, what does everyone love, anytime? Breakfast for dinner: "brinner." If you didn't get in gear and make reservations for a f ... More >>