Interesting Facts to Know About May

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May Day 8 Hours Labor Rights
Welcome to another month of 2017 and last full month of Spring as we creep into summer. What makes this month so special other the beautiful May flowers?  May Day marks May 1st marking the day smack dab in the middle between spring and summer and celebrated around the world. However that's not the reason why hundreds of Seattleites march the streets of downtown. May 1st is also the day where industrial workers across the U.S. went on strike in 1886 demanding 8 hour work days. Sadly the strike turned violent on the night of May 4, 1886 in Chicago when 180 policemen tried to break up the night's last meeting and a bomb exploded. It wounded 67 policemen and seven died. They opened fire in retaliation killing several men and wounding 200 protesters. The tragedy is known as the Haymarket...
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Kick That Secretary Butt Goodbye

Kick That Secretary Butt Goodbye
It’s the challenge every cubicle sitting, nine to five going, office living person faces. We have our jobs that burn little to zero calories, yet we’re supposed to lead healthy lives and burn more than we take in. How can we when we spend most of our days sitting in a chair? This phenomenon dubbed “secretary butt” is growing - no pun intended. Luckily you can avoid it with some ways to get kick that butt back into shape. Get Some Stability Sitting all day can promote a slouchy posture. Incorporating a stability ball in your work routine can not only help improve your posture, but it also increases balance and stability. To add to the benefits, you won’t be able to rely on leaning on the back of a chair, which means you will have to engage your core...
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Workout While Watching

Workout While Watching
Washington winters have made it hard to get our workouts in for the seasons ahead. Leaving your warm nest just sounds like the most unappealing thing at the moment. Cuddling up on the couch under layers of blankets while binge watching your favorite shows is much more desirable. Get over the guilt of skipping out on working it by compromising with these fit tricks to do while watching the tube. Optional workout accessories: Matt Dumbbells V-crunch: 1) Start on your back lying completely flat on the floor. 2) Extend your body up to a "V" position. 3) Lower body while keeping back flat and shoulders off the floor. Cross body mountain climber: 1) Get into a push-up position. 2) Bring your right knee to your left elbow. 3) Return to starting push-up position. 4) Bring your left knee to your...
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10 Reasons Why 4th of July is the Best Holiday of the Year

10 Reasons Why 4th of July is the Best Holiday of the Year
In this crazy, busy world, it's rare we get a chance to relax, reflect and appreciate the foundation of what we have built our independence and livelihood upon... America. Well that time is here. Welcome to 4th of July weekend. Independence Day is in my opinion one of the best holidays of the year. Let me tell you the reasons why you should make it yours as well.  You are forced to take a day off from work... if lucky. Independence Day is a national holiday meaning a majority of businesses are closed. Just a bonus for you Seattleites, it's free parking for the day all throughout the city. You get to celebrate America ALL DAY long… Which means multiple BBQ invites... and a reason to eat all your favorite foods in mass quantities. There is only one beverage that...
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Don't Panic!

Don't Panic!
Have you ever had one of those moments where your heart suddenly races and you couldn’t catch your breath? That even though you’re practically doing nothing, you start having cold sweats and feel like you’re choking, trembling and shaking? The more you think about it, the worse it gets to a point where you can even feel like you’re dying. Don’t worry, you definitely aren’t going crazy. But there’s a good chance that you might be experiencing a panic attack. After a panic attack experience, your first plan of action would be to determine how a panic attack works. Panic attacks are triggered by different psychological and biological factors. These are brief episodes of anxiety that last for 5-10 minutes and can happen without any warning at all. Luckily, panic attacks are not considered dangerous. However, it is highly advised...
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