The Dark Origins of Valentine’s Day

Samara Scott on Feb 21, 2024 8:01:29 AM

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As we know today, Valentine’s Day is a day of romance to celebrate the one(s) you love. But it wasn’t always this way. Although no one knows the exact origin of this holiday, historians can infer from celebrations from our past to piece together the origins.

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ISU College of Business Free Tax Prep for Low-Income Households

Samara Scott on Feb 14, 2024 8:49:00 AM

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The College of Business at ISU is running its annual Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program from January 25th to March 14th. This program is an excellent opportunity for low-income families to receive help with their taxes this season.

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Improving Focus

Samara Scott on Feb 7, 2024 12:15:00 AM

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Do you ever find yourself unable to focus? You are not alone. As we age, it becomes harder to figure out what information is relevant and what isn’t. Many factors can go into a lack of focus, such as:

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3 Tips for Spring Cleaning

Samara Scott on Jan 31, 2024 1:30:00 AM

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As the weather begins to warm up and spring begins to set in, it comes time for us to clean up our homes. Although many areas could use improvement, sometimes the hardest task is knowing where to start. Here are some tips and tricks to make spring cleaning easier.

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How to budget as a college student

Marly Ausman on Jan 24, 2024 8:30:00 AM

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College life is a thrilling journey filled with academic challenges, personal growth, and newfound independence. However, it often comes with a tight budget, requiring students to adapt to certain financial struggles.  In this blog, we'll explore the art of budgeting as a college student, providing practical tips to navigate the financial maze successfully.

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Emergency Medicine Conference  2024

Angela W on Jan 17, 2024 2:30:00 AM

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Idaho State University Continuing Education and Workforce Training hosts an annual Emergency Medicine Conference (EMC) each year. The purpose of the conference is to provide contact hours for our local and regional first responders.

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Pro's and Con's to New Year's Resolutions

Marly Ausman on Jan 10, 2024 8:00:00 AM

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Some people enjoy having a couple of goals to start the year. Others don't see a point in following the common tradition of setting New Year's Resolutions. I'm in the latter category. Even though I do think it's a good idea to set goals and to have ambitions, a lot of people tend to set unrealistic standards right off the bat. This could be counteractive to the whole point of resolutions and discourage people from completing them at all. That isn't to say that resolutions aren't a good idea for anyone it just means there are pros and cons to them.

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New Year's Goals and Resolutions

Angela W on Jan 3, 2024 9:34:48 AM

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New Year’s Resolutions have been a tradition dating back centuries. From what I could find in the very short amount of time I scoured the internet, the practice dates back to the ancient Babylonians and Romans. If you would like to read up on the history of New Year’s Resolutions you can do so, at the same place I did, here.

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Reflecting on the Year

Angela W on Dec 27, 2023 9:34:00 AM

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2023 flew by. This year has sailed past me faster than any I can remember. It is beyond me that the year is a few days shy of being complete. One of the best parts of this time of year, for me personally, is receiving cards from loved ones with year-end letters in them. 

I love reading about people’s reflections on the year gone by. These letters serve not just as a reminder of the milestones you may have missed in your loved one’s lives, but also as a reminder to look back at your own year. 

 

Below is a list of topics I like to reflect on.

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A Festive Journey Through the Diverse Holidays of the Season

Marly Ausman on Dec 20, 2023 8:00:00 AM

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December is a month that sparkles with festivity and is adorned with a tapestry of celebrations from various cultures and traditions around the world. As winter wraps its chilly embrace, people globally come together to commemorate a myriad of holidays, each with its unique customs, rituals, and stories. In this blog post, let's embark on a joyful journey through the diverse holidays that paint December with colors of celebration.

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