Things to do on Labor Day 2021

While this year is certainly different than last year in that we can do more things outdoors, we are still in the midst of what feels like a never ending pandemic. All of the following are subject to change and mask requirements are up to the event so please check their website before attending. Renaissance…

Top Eight Actually Useful Classes that Should be Taught in School

School can teach many, many important things for one’s life but it more often than not can be lacking in teaching even the most basic of skills. The following are classes that aren’t traditional in what they teach their students but the skills the students will learn will help them for the rest of their…

Top Ten Foods to try at the Iowa State Fair

All photos courtesy of the Iowa State Fair Peanut Butter and Fluff cookie dough-$6-Dipped in Chocolate stand- Anyone who loves cookie dough, marshmallow fluff and cocoa krispies in one creation will love this new addition. You can get it covered in chocolate or leave it plain depending on how much of a chocolate fan you…

Top Ten Ways to Prepare for Your First Ragbrai

  Ragbrai started in 1973 as the Des Moines Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa and has become one of the oldest and longest bicycle tours in the world. The following are tips to help those who are new to the race which this year will be July 21st-27th and to bicycling long distances in…

Top Ten Ways Employers can make job interviews less painful

Job interviews are as bad as a first date only you have the added pressure of having to commit to the company for at least 40 hours a week for who knows how long. Employers  can make the experience better so everyone walks away feeling respected and that their time was well spent. Don’t assume…

Top Ten 4th of July Fireworks Displays

Des Moines and it’s surrounding neighborhoods have plenty of options to see great firework displays to celebrate our country’s independence. The following are the best way to celebrate the 4th of July without having to drive too far out of town to do so though check the dates on each one since they’re not all…

Top Seven Things to do with Dad on Father’s Day

Most father’s will want to do more on their annual day than being stuck in a busy restaurant.  The following are some ideas of how to get some quality time in with your dad on his big day, which this year falls on June 17th. Go for a run– You can choose between a 5k…