Tracy Briggs is a former TV anchor/radio host currently working as a features writer and video host for Forum Communications.
- Member for
- 4 years 7 months
FARGO — It used to be a given: Wine in a screw-top bottle, or heaven forbid in a box, was not to be bothered with. The best wine had to be uncorked like it had been for centuries. But these days, that isn't necessarily the case. You can enjoy a glass of spectacular wine without touching a corkscrew. In fact, in some circumstances, screw-top or boxed wine is the better choice.
FARGO — According to the National Sleep Foundation 60 percent of Americans between 13 and 64 have sleep issues every night or nearly every night. They include snoring, insomnia, waking in the middle of the night and waking unrefreshed. No wonder that line at Starbucks is so long.
The beauty industry is quick to point out what’s new, what’s never been seen before and the latest developments guaranteed to make you your most beautiful self. But it turns out much of what we deem new and trendy in beauty can actually be traced back generations. Some centuries-old beauty rituals are still being used today. Here are just a few ancient beauty rituals that have stood the test of time.
FARGO — Canadian Pacific’s Holiday Train is off and running, entertaining crowds and raising money, food and awareness for the hungry, and its 20th year of operation will bring it back to North Dakota and Minnesota next month. The U.S.-bound train left Montreal on Sunday, Nov. 25, and will run through Quebec, New York, Ontario, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Wisconsin and North Dakota before arriving at its final destination in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, on Dec. 16.
FARGO — If anybody has license to be stressed going into the holidays, it’s Kristin Pahl and Kari Bloomquist. Pahl and her husband just closed on a new house, and she delivered a new baby boy in October. Her friend Bloomquist also just bought a house and got engaged. However, one thing the two women won’t be stressed about is Christmas spending. The two have become known as budget experts of sorts among friends, family and colleagues at Bell Bank, where they conduct classes for employees on money management.
FARGO — With the Fargo Marathon just two weeks away, the streets are full of people trying to get in those last minute training runs. Despite the long distances they run, avid runners might tell you it can be relaxing and stress relieving. However, some runners — especially women — can find themselves harassed or fearing for their safety. According to a 2016 survey by Runner's World Magazine, 43 percent of women have experienced harassment during training compared to just four percent for men. While much of the harassment is verbal, it can sometimes turn violent.
FARGO — For comic book lovers, this Saturday might be like Christmas, New Year's and the Fourth of July all rolled up together. "Free Comic Book Day" is May 5 and this year, those celebrating in Fargo will not only indulge themselves with a new book (or five), but they'll also help children and families in need. And for one comic book store owner, it's a day that will bring him full circle.
FARGO — If you were born anywhere between 1946 and 1981, there's a pretty good chance you held down a summer job as a teenager. Whether it was lifeguarding, flipping burgers or working at an ice cream parlor, a summer job was almost a rite of passage for many Baby Boomers and Gen Xers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the majority of teens in the '70s and '80s held summer jobs, hitting its high point in 1988 when 70 percent of teens worked during the summer. But by the summer of 2014, only about 35 percent of Americans aged 16 to 19 were working.
FARGO — When it comes to doing what's best for our planet, many of us assume that one person's actions don't amount to much. What's the big deal if I throw away that aluminum can or drink from plastic water bottles every day? It might not matter if it truly were just one person doing that, but when millions of us are wasteful with our resources, Earth pays the price. As we approach Earth Day on Sunday, April 22, here are 10 things you can do to conserve resources and put less strain on the environment. Recycle
FARGO — Americans have been decorating Easter eggs the same way since the electric light bulb was in its infancy. It was 1880 when a druggist in Newark, N.J., created a way to dye Easter eggs using little tablets combined with water and vinegar.