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Free Seattle: Parades

13 Mar

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Did you know parades were originally a chance for rulers to display their military might and authority?

Eventually they became associated with festivals and holidays. People used them for a chance to socialize, witness a spectacle, and have fun (as they still do).

They say the original Macy’s Day Parade (1924) was the first to use blatant advertising. I would argue the aforementioned rulers were using it for their own “advertising” long before that. But I degress…

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Healthy St. Patrick’s Day?

14 Mar
Dyeing the Chicago River green may not look "healthy," but since 1996, they've been using a fairly environmentally friendly veggie-based dye. Photo by Steve Hardy.

Dyeing the Chicago River green may not look “healthy,” but since 1996, they’ve been using a fairly environmentally friendly veggie-based dye. Photo by Steve Hardy.

Is there such a thing as a healthy St. Patrick’s Day? Turns out this green-tinged holiday could be better for you than you think.

That’s assuming, of course, you don’t skip out of work early to spend half a day sloshing plastic cupfuls of overpriced crappy beer made magically more palatable by the fact that it’s green.

Here a couple of healthy St. Patrick’s Day ideas instead (or at least mostly healthy). And some them may surprise you.

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Guessing Game Gift Tags

19 Dec

Guessing Game Gift TagsTop off the perfect gift with the perfect gift tag — something that doesn’t just say “To” and “From,” but recognizes those things that make your recipient so gift-worthy. You can make a game out of it, too …

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