When we think of end of summer and “back to school,” most of us flash to days gone by when our young scholars actually left the house – backpacks stuffed with new supplies – to go back to their physical classroom. For the time being, that won’t be possible for most of us, and our…

The Coronavirus pandemic has scuttled most of the country’s summer vacation plans, but camping is still a safe option for many of us. As you pack up the RV and take to the road  – or maybe the backyard – for an encounter with the great outdoors, remember that not all camping essentials are created…

There’s an observance for pretty much every occasion. This year, the July observance of National Anti-Boredom Month comes at a particularly difficult time since we’ve all been stuck indoors since March. Because we all need to be safe and practice social distancing, activities like cooking, exercise and family-friendly board games are some tried and true…

2020 will be the year that we celebrate America’s birthday in an especially challenging environment. Between a global pandemic, massive unemployment, and civil unrest spurred by the murder of George Floyd and nationwide systemic racism, many of us may not feel like celebrating. We understand that. But for those who choose to celebrate our nation,…

This year, Father’s Day will be different for a lot of people. Even as America reopens and starts to confront the “new normal” of life during a pandemic, many of us are still trying to limit contact and observing the shelter-in-place requirements. For those of us who get to spend Father’s Day sheltering with the…

May 10th is all about mom. This year’s stay-at-home mandates make it more challenging to celebrate with all the wonderful moms in our lives, so be sure to call or Zoom or FaceTime her to let her know you care. Then, don’t forget to honor her with something fragrant, sweet, bubbly, or all of the…

We get it. It’s no fun to be stuck indoors. You can call us old-fashioned, but Labor 411 suggests that one way to help to pass the time is to ditch the screens, silence the cells, warm up those dice rolling hands and make it a family game night. The games on the list below…

There is no denying that the situation created by the coronavirus pandemic is as challenging as it is disruptive. For those of you holed up in your homes, this is a perfect time to get to those “spring cleaning” projects, while keeping your living space virus free. The cleaning supplies below are made by ethical…

St. Patrick’s Day is traditionally a social holiday with green-clad revelers hitting the bars or sham-rocking a local parade. Given the threat of the coronavirus, those options might be curtailed, but the holiday lives on. Whether you choose to seek out a gathering spot or bring the St Pat’s Day reveling into the comfort of…

Indulge your Presidents’ Day Weekend Buying Spree Presidents’ Day weekend is traditionally a time when retailers slash prices and run sales on big ticket items like mattresses, tires and cars. On Presidents’ Day and every day, Labor 411 urges you to make the smart choice and give your business to retailers who treat their workers…

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