Top Ten Ways to Deal with Workplace Gossip

Office gossip is unavoidable but it’s not something you have to deal with everyday. The following are ways to help bring it to a minimum and ways to deal with it if you happen to be the target. Don’t engage- People will gossip with you if you let them and especially if you yourself offer…

Top Ten Reasons to visit the Amana’s this weekend

A group of German Pietists moved to what has become the Amana Colonies in 1855 and lived a communal lifestyle until the 1930’s forming seven villages. They managed to maintain a self sufficient local economy for 80 years which is quite the feat considering how small this community is. Today, the Amana’s a charming retreat for…

Top Ten Baby Shower Gift Ideas

So you’ve been invited to a baby shower and now you’re wondering what to get the expectant mother. What you buy should be something that will be both practical and will make her life easier even if it is in a small way.  The following will be useful to the new mom as well as…

Top Ten Things to both love and hate about fall in Iowa

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year. It’s also a time that can be both great and annoying, oftentimes at the same time. The following are the reasons why fall in Iowa can have it’s perks and it’s downfalls. Let’s pretend we aren’t in Pandemic times and remember how these used…