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Sep
30

It’s almost the end of September, which means summer is about to end. You might not need to travel far or spend much money in order to make this September memorable. There are lots of ways to bring you joy.

 

  1. Eat an ice cream cone. Whether you have a sweet tooth or not, cold ice cream in the days of September can’t be beat.
  2. Take a night swim. Whether you prefer the salty ocean for its healing properties or a cool dip in a freshwater lake or pond, a night swim is an invigorating experience.
  3. Take a long hike. There’s no disputing the fact that one of the best things you can do for yourself is to get some good exercise and fresh air.
  4. Seafood feast. Get your hands on some fresh lobster, crab and shrimp before summer’s up. This is the time to binge on all our seafood favorites.
  5. Get out of the city, find the nearest town with the clearest skies and just admire the beautiful constellations and stars in sight.

 

Go out have some fun before this summer ended. Pacific dental group loves summer and lets make more joyful memories before this summer ended.

 

Sep
03

Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.

The form that the observance and celebration of Labor Day should take was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday — a street parade to exhibit to the public “the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations” of the community, followed by a festival for the recreation and amusement of the workers and their families. This became the pattern for the celebrations of Labor Day. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civic significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

The character of the Labor Day celebration has undergone a change in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where mass displays and huge parades have proved a problem. This change, however, is more a shift in emphasis and medium of expression. Labor Day addresses by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics and government officials are given wide coverage in newspapers, radio, and television.

The vital force of labor added materially to the highest standard of living and the greatest production the world has ever known and has brought us closer to the realization of our traditional ideals of economic and political democracy. It is appropriate, therefore, that the nation pay tribute on Labor Day to the creator of so much of the nation’s strength, freedom, and leadership — the American worker.

Pacific dental group wish every workers happy Labor’s day, we are grateful for all the hard workings and efforts.

 

Sources from United States Department of Labor

 

Jul
21

Remember that romantic view of summer you had as a kid? You’d anxiously wait that blissful time of year dedicated to nothing but sleeping in, rolling in the grass, and happily ignoring any and all summer assignments from your teachers.

Who says those lazy days in the sun have to stay in your childhood? Whether you’re battling the throngs of a demanding office job or juggling three children between two arms, you’ve never deserved some summer fun more than you do now.

1.Find or make a walking tour of a city

2. Go for a hike – anywhere

3. Check a community calendar for free events

4. Photography challenges

5. Borrow a kayak or canoe to paddle your way around a local waterway

6. Read in a hammock

7. Picnic

8. Bike around

9. Indulge in a free museum day

10. Get sporty

11. Visit or volunteer on a local farm

12.Collect natural objects for art

13. Play like a kid on playground

14.Watch all the fireworks shows

15. Camp in your backyard

16.Build a sandcastle

17. Go on a scavenger hunt

18.Join a meetup group

19.Have a date with your pet

20.Stargaze or meteor shower gaze

Pacific dental group wish everyone have a great summer, and while enjoying the hot and beautiful summer, don’t eat too much sweets and take care the teeth as usual.

Jun
30

1. Read an American history novel or biography of a famous American
Pick up a classic that holds cultural significance to American history or explains fragments of historical events. David McCullough has written prolific stories through his books such as1776, John Adams, Truman andMornings on Horseback.

2.Watch an American classic
Pick something from an American director like Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, Oliver Stone, Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, John Hughes, Martin Scorsese or Stanley Kubrick.

3. Shop American stores and/or products
In addition to taking advantage of Independence Day sales, do some shopping at your local small business or from U.S. sellers on eBay and Etsy. Support local manufacturing and economy!

4. Visit a national landmark or historic site
Look up historic locations near you and see if you can visit. While national parks are typically closed on holidays, you might be able to enter one or hang out near one, if it’s allowed. For example, in New York City, the Statue of Liberty is closed on holidays but people can still go on a boat ride or take the South Ferry around it.

Observe the location where a major occasion took place —  visit an Native American reservation or find an iconic location that has significance to the local people and the United States.

Pacific dental group wish you happy Independence Day, while you celebrate this holiday, don’t forget to keep take care your teeth and remember to brush at least twice a day.

 

May
25

Early Observances of Memorial Day

The Civil War claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history, requiring the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries. By the late 1860s Americans in various towns and cities had begun holding springtime tributes to these countless fallen soldiers, decorating their graves with flowers and reciting prayers.

 

Evolution of Memorial Day

Memorial Day, as Decoration Day gradually came to be known, originally honored only those lost while fighting in the Civil War. But during World War I the United States found itself embroiled in another major conflict, and the holiday evolved to commemorate American military personnel who died in all wars.

For decades, Memorial Day continued to be observed on May 30, the date Logan had selected for the first Decoration Day. But in 1968 Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, which established Memorial Day as the last Monday in May in order to create a three-day weekend for federal employees; the change went into effect in 1971. The same law also declared Memorial Day a federal holiday.

 

Memorial Day Traditions

Cities and towns across the United States host Memorial Day parades each year, often incorporating military personnel and members of veterans’ organizations. Some of the largest parades take place in Chicago, New York and Washington, D.C. Americans also observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries and memorials. On a less somber note, many people throw parties and barbecues on the holiday, perhaps because it unofficially marks the beginning of summer.

 

Pacific dental group respect all the honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military, their brave and kind will always be remember by all of us.

Source from history.com

Apr
21

As Christmas tree growers and foresters, we have a deep appreciation for our connection to the environment and what it takes to keep our planet healthy and green.

Earth Day helps remind us that we need to stay in that green state of mind, and each year on April 22nd 180 countries around the world celebrate this anniversary.

In the spirit of Earth Day, we would like to share a few facts that can motivate us all to consider our impact on the environment and take action.

 

  1. Senator Gaylord Nelson founded Earth Day on April 22, 1970.

 

  1. 20 million people participated in the first Earth Day.

 

  1. More than 100 billion pieces of junk mail are delivered in the United States each year.

 

  1. The U.S. buried or burned more than 166 million tons of resources – paper, plastic, metals, glass and organic materials – in landfills and incinerators last year.

 

  1. It only takes about 6 weeks total to manufacture, fill, sell, recycle, and then remanufacture an aluminum beverage can.

 

  1. Half the world’s tropical and temperate forests are now gone.

 

  1. More than 2 million people globally die prematurely every year due to outdoor and indoor air pollution.

 

  1. Every year in the U.S. nearly 200 billion beverage containers are sold, two-thirds of which are landfilled, incinerated or littered.

 

  1. Recycling, reuse and remanufacturing account for 3.1 million jobs in the U.S.

 

  1. Recycling saves 3 to 5 times the energy that waste incinerator power plants generate.

 

  1. By reducing our waste 1% per year and recycling and composting 90% of our discards by 2030, we could save 406 megatons of carbon dioxide equivalent every year. This is the equivalent to shutting down 21% of our nation’s coal-fired power plants.

 

  1. More than 76% of cardboard boxes and 72% of newspaper were recycled in 2006 but less than 50% of printing and writing paper was recycled.

 

Pacific Dental Group wish our mother Earth Happy Birthday and hope everyone give more cares to our Earth mother and make our future brighter!

Apr
14

Easter, which celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead, is Christianity’s most important holiday. It has been called a moveable feast because it doesn’t fall on a set date every year, as most holidays do. Instead, Christian churches in the West celebrate Easter on the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox on March 21. Therefore, Easter is observed anywhere between March 22 and April 25 every year. In 2017, Easter will be on April 16th. Orthodox Christians use the Julian calendar to calculate when Easter will occur and typically celebrate the holiday a week or two after the Western churches, which follow the Gregorian calendar.

 

The exact origins of this religious feast day’s name are unknown. Some sources claim the word Easter is derived from Eostre, a Teutonic goddess of spring and fertility. Other accounts trace Easter to the Latin term hebdomada alba, or white week, an ancient reference to Easter week and the white clothing donned by people who were baptized during that time. Through a translation error, the term later appeared as esostarum in Old High German, which eventually became Easter in English. In Spanish, Easter is known as Pascua; in French, Paques. These words are derived from the Greek and Latin Pascha or Pasch, for Passover. Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection occurred after he went to Jerusalem to celebrate Passover (or Pesach in Hebrew), the Jewish festival commemorating the ancient Israelites’ exodus from slavery in Egypt. Pascha eventually came to mean Easter.

 

Did you know there are over 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made each year. Easter is really an entire season of the Christian church year, as opposed to a single-day observance. Lent, the 40-day period leading up to Easter Sunday, is a time of reflection and penance and represents the 40 days that Jesus spent alone in the wilderness before starting his ministry, a time in which Christians believe he survived various temptations by the devil. The day before Lent, known as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday, is a last hurrah of food and fun before the fasting begins. The week preceding Easter is called Holy Week and includes Maundy Thursday, which commemorates Jesus’ last supper with his disciples; Good Friday, which honors the day of his crucifixion; and Holy Saturday, which focuses on the transition between the crucifixion and resurrection. The 50-day period following Easter Sunday is called Eastertide and includes a celebration of Jesus’ ascension into heaven.

 

In addition to Easter’s religious significance, it also has a commercial side, as evidenced by the mounds of jellybeans and marshmallow chicks that appear in stores each spring. As with Christmas, over the centuries various folk customs and pagan traditions, including Easter eggs, bunnies, baskets and candy, have become a standard part of this holy holiday.

 

Pacific Dental Group wishes you Happy Easter! Don’t eat too much chocolate and remember to brush your teeth after.

 

Source from history.com

Mar
29

April Fools’ Day, also known as April Fool’s Day or All Fools’ Day, is celebrated each year on the first day of April. It has been popular since the 19th century and is well known in Europe, Australia, Canada, Brazil and the United States – although it is not a national holiday in any country. It is celebrated as the day when people play practical jokes and hoaxes on each other. Below are some interesting facts about April
Fools’ Day.

  • No one knows exactly where, when or why April Fool’s Day began.
  • April Fool’s Day was first known as “All Fool’s Day.”
  • Pranksters would secretly stick paper fish to their backs. The victims of this prank were called Poisson d’Avril, or April Fish—which, to this day, remains the French term for April Fools.
  • The earliest recorded association between April 1, pranks and foolishness can be found in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales which was written in 1392.
  • In the United States, the pranks last all day, but in other countries they only take place until noon.
  • April Fool’s Day is not an official holiday.
Mar
17

Spring is here, how exciting! Let’s plan a trip and get lost in sunshine.

 

  1. Universal Studio Hollywood

One of L.A.’s most iconic attractions is Universal Studio Hollywood. You can go behind the scenes to explore real film sets where Hollywood movies are made. You’ll be touring through active lots, so keep your eyes peeled for celebrity sightings! Then, head to the theme park portion of Universal Studios where you can spend the rest of the day enjoying rides and exhibits.

 

  1. Hollywood Movie Star Homes Tour – LA City Tours

If the wax versions of your favorite celebrities don’t meet your stargazing expectations, then you must take the Hollywood Movie Star Homes Tour by LA City Tour. These tours take you on scenic rides to amazing properties, including the homes of Michael Jackson, Tom Cruise, Paris Hilton, and the Osbournes to name just a few. You’ll also pass by Rodeo Drive, the Hollywood Sign, Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, Bel-Air and the Sunset Strip. Feel like an A-Lister – if only for a few hours – and see how your favorite stars really live. Don’t forget to bring your star-shaped glasses!

 

  1. Grammy Museum

If you like music, you can’t miss the Grammy Museum at L.A. LIVE in Downtown L.A. The museum offers three floors of music memorabilia and interactive exhibits that educate and inspire guests on how music has shaped American culture. A favorite stop is the second-floor Clive Davis Theater, where everyone from Taylor Swift to Ringo Starr have performed!

 

  1. Pacific Park – Santa Monica Pier

For great ocean views and even greater people-watching head to the historic Santa Monica Pier for fun in the sun or under the stars.

 

  1. Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens

While you’re at Griffith Park, don’t miss the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens, which spans more than 133 acres. The acclaimed zoo is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds and reptiles from around the world, including several rare and endangered species.

Feb
23

The tooth fairy is a fantasy figure of early childhood. The folklore states that when children lose one of their baby teeth, they should place it underneath their pillow and the tooth fairy will visit while they sleep, replacing the lost tooth with a small payment.

 

The tradition of leaving a tooth under a pillow for the tooth fairy to collect is practiced in various countries in the Anglosphere.

 

During the middle ages, other superstitions arose surrounding children’s teeth. In England, for example, children were instructed to burn their baby teeth in order to save the child from hardship in the afterlife. Children who didn’t consign their baby teeth to the fire would spend eternity searching for them in the afterlife. The Vikings, it is said, paid children for their teeth. In the Norse culture, children’s teeth and other articles belonging to children were said to bring good luck in battle, and Scandinavian warriors hung children’s teeth on a string around their necks. Fear of witches was another reason to bury or burn teeth. In medieval Europe, it was thought that if a witch were to get hold of one’s teeth, it could lead to them having total power over him or her.

 

However, real tooth fairly will visit only if your teeth is health, so don’t forgot to take care your teeth and make sure go visit your dentist at least twice a year!