Sometimes we can get bogged down so much in our own domestic drama that we forget there is a big wide world out there. While many Americans enjoy holidays like Saint Patrick’s Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving among others, cultures around the world have their own way of celebrating. So, in honor of the season, FirstLantic tracked down ten of the most unusual holidays from a KFC dinner in Japan to a tomato fight in Spain!
Every day, we lose 294 WWII veterans. And with every veteran that passes, we often lose their story as well. Originally, FirstLantic planned to do a blog about inspirational vets but we quickly realized that there are literally thousands of amazing stories out there and we can’t possibly do the topic justice in one blog. As a result, we switched gears and decided to focus on four platforms that are dedicated to helping to tell as many of these stories as possible. Hearing the personal narratives of veterans not only allows us to experience history through their eyes, but it can be extremely healing for the veterans themselves. It also ensures that we never forget the men and women that were willing to sacrifice their lives for us. Through their oral and video histories, we can honor our veterans every day of the year rather than just the one day that is designated.
So, what exactly is a “boomster”? Seriously, you don’t know? Well, according to the urban dictionary, “It’s a baby boomer who is as cool as they can be, given the constraints of age”. That definition might be a little insulting to many of us, but the word essentially is a combination of the two words “boomer” and “hipster”. And what it really means is that the psychographics of many people in this generation is different from previous generations. They are not letting age define them and they want to stay relevant in a society that all too often dismisses people over 50.
Okay, so most grandparents don’t have a lot to complain about when it comes to their grandkids. After all, they are not the primary caregiver. They get to spoil the grandkids and then send them home. Or maybe they babysit the children once in a while or they pick them up from daycare or school once a week. However, there are some grandparents that are taking on a much bigger responsibility and are actually raising their grandkids. It is estimated by Generations United that there are about 2.6 million American children being raised by grandparents or relatives.
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“Growing old is not for the faint of heart” as the saying goes. It’s certainly not easy to see yourself age but sometimes it can be even harder to watch your parent’s or other loved ones getting older. You want to help but you don’t know where to start. You don’t want to insult them or make them feel that you are taking on the role of their parent. You aren’t sure when to intervene or even how. Fortunately, FirstLantic has created this guide to help you navigate what is often a complex and emotional issue.
In honor of 16 year old Greta Thunberg who galvanized people all over the world to take part in the climate strike last week, FirstLantic is dedicating this blog to all the amazing kids that are making a difference. Whether they are demanding that governments do more to protect the environment or granting the wishes of nursing home residents, these young people are truly exceptional. Are you ready to be inspired?
Did you know:
• There is one garbage truck of plastic dumped into the ocean every minute?
For those of us that love to travel, it can be hard to leave our furry friends at home. They always seem to give you that look that says, “how could you??.” Well, it seems the tourism industry is waking up to the fact that a lot of us consider our pets family, but we don’t necessarily want to stay at a roadside motel when we bring them along. Finally, you and your four-legged friends can travel without sacrificing any of the accoutrements. From doggie massages to herbal teas, FirstLantic has created the definitive guide to traveling in style with Rover or Miss Kitty.
We hear you – Labor Day signifies the end of summer. Say good-bye to pool time (unless you live in Florida), the longer days and the slower pace. But there is no reason to despair because FirstLantic is here to provide 10 ideas for amazing things you can take advantage of only in the fall. So, say good-bye to summer but fall hard for Autumn with your family and friends!