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Angling for Answers: Why Do We Love Fishing So Much?

The Physical Activity Council (PAC) creates an annual “Outdoor Participation Report.’ Its latest issue observes that between 2009 to the present, recreational fishing has remained the second most popular outdoor activity—beaten out only by running and jogging.   The Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (did you know such an organization existed?) reports that in 2019…

The 3-Letter Word That Changes Everything

The what and the how Some things about your company are obvious, such as who you are, what you make, and how it’s created. For example, here at Vinyl Art we specialize in custom design and manufacturing of flexible packaging and retail merchandising products. That’s our what. We create these solutions using state of the…

The WFH Yin and Yang

Key Work from Home Trends Paving the Way The future of work for many of us is not at the office. You’ve just read statistics showing how quickly this has happened. COVID-19 has accelerated the pace, with a growing list of companies announcing that working from home will likely become a long-term business strategy. But…

Finding Gratitude in Unlikely Places

The Upside to Not Being Noticed Bezos. Zuckerberg. Buffet. Musk. Gates. They’re all billionaires – some of the richest people on the planet. We all know who they are and how they made their money. Maybe sometimes we wish we didn’t know as much as we do about them. It’s estimated that there are nearly…

Finding Gratitude in Unlikely Places

Here’s one thing one which we can all agree: Everybody who was asked in 2015 what the end of the century would be like got it wrong. Who would have thought that something a fraction of the width of a human hair could bring the world to a virtual standstill? Annus Horribilis is a Latin…

Finding Gratitude in Unlikely Places

Giving Thanks in 2020 According to the Harvard Medical School, giving thanks can make you healthier as well as happier. They make this conclusion from a multitude of studies, including one conducted by a pair of psychologists who have teamed up to focus on the benefits of gratitude. In one of their best-known studies, Dr….

Big Problems from Tiny Screens

Look Away!   It’s quite likely that you’re looking at this newsletter on your smartphone right now. Otherwise, you’re reading it on a laptop screen or your desktop computer monitor. All that screen time can be really irritating – and not necessarily because we disagree with what we read.   As you’ve already read, more…

Face Shields in the Classroom (and Elsewhere)

  It is possible to get kids to wear a face mask. Popular online parental advice website kidshealth.org recommends encouraging children to decorate their mask, or help make a mask together. Your child might even be eager to wear one because it can make them look like a medical superhero.   Wearing a face mask…

What School Looks Like This Year – Maybe

A recent article in the New York Times summed it up best.   “A typical American school day requires proximity: High school lab partners leaning over a vial. Kindergarten students sharing finger paints. Middle schoolers passing snacks around a cafeteria table.   This year, nothing about school will be typical. Many of the nation’s largest…

Still Feeling the Fireworks

Surely you felt it. Whether you call it Independence Day or the 4th of July, the energy level was different this year. Our celebrations might have been subdued but conversely, the passion of our patriotism has grown as we have all come together to find ways to navigate a global pandemic. We’re staying close to…