The numbers are in. They show that workers in Europe have more vacation days than Americans. In Italy, the average worker is allowed 42 days of vacation every year. In France it's 37 days. In the United Kingdom, it's 28 days. The U.S. is near the bottom of the list. People here average 13 days of vacation a year.
If you make a donation to a charity this year, you may be able to take a deduction for it on your 2011 tax return. Here are the top nine things the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) wants every taxpayer to know before deducting charitable donations.
In the wake of Hurricane Irene, thousands of people have turned to the American Red Cross for help. Many communities from North Carolina to New England are suffering from significant flooding, wind damage and widespread power outages.
For anyone who hates to exercise, Zumba will feel more like a Salsa party than a workout. Zumba has a fast, energetic workout that is fun and addictive. You get lost in the music and dance and don't realize you're getting such a great workout! This is a great remedy for anyone looking for a fat-burning pick-me-up with a positive energy blast that will leave you feeling happy and energized.
Gene Faulkenberry, director of emergency management for Kershaw County, monitors the movements of Hurricane Irene on his department's maps and instruments at the Kershaw County Government Center. The equipment Faulkenberry uses can designate specific roads in the county where storms might be located. "If the fire department is out moving trees or is trying to assist people and I can see more storms coming, I can get on the radios here and tell them what I'm seeing," Faulkenberry said. "Every time I get an update, I can send alerts out to places like hospitals and schools so they ...
Kershaw County is one of 37 counties in South Carolina designated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as primary natural disaster areas due to damage and losses caused by drought and excessive heat that began April 1 and continue.
"Experienced jeans" are back again. Today's young people will call my school days "the dark ages." But way back then, our mothers worked nights to patch our school clothes. And we tried to hide the patches. That is probably where the idea of BIG book bags came from. We wanted something BIG to hide the patches. Patches meant that our parents did not have money for nice clothes.
Mary Fuller Everhart (third from left) with the Children's Law Center at the University of South Carolina was the guest speaker at a Lunch & Learn Aug. 11 sponsored by the Kershaw County Volunteer Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program. Everhart spoke about guardians ad litem as mandated reporters. While S.C. law encourages all people to report suspected cases of child abuse or neglect, the law requires that certain professionals report it. In June 2010, Section 63-7-310 was amended to include school truancy/attendance officers, GALs, foster parents and juvenile justice officers. Everhart is travelling throughout the state training volunteer ...