May 2016

Found 6 blog entries for May 2016.

Tie racks, you've had your day. 

It's time to clear out all preconceptions of the perfect Father's Day gift and start out with a clean slate. Why not? After all, this is the guy who taught you how to fix lawnmowers, taught you everything you know about Nebraska football and made sure your boyfriend knew who was boss while you were in high school. 

Twenty years ago, finding dad a gift was pretty much a simple affair. Head to his favorite store, pick up a wallet or a watch and then your done. Every once in a while you might've mixed it up with a pair of tickets to a football game or a bottle of cologne. But let's face it; dad's are usually men of singular taste. What works once often works many times over. 

But let's mix things up a bit. We

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Are you ready for some music? 

We're just few months away from MAHA, the nonprofit indie music festival that's grow immensely over the past few years and is once again to rock Omaha from noon to midnight on August 20 at Aksarben Village.

Tickets for the event are $55 for general admission and a $185 VIP package that includes VIP parking, $50 in festival money, access to air-conditioned bathrooms, catered food, VIP-bar access and premium main-stage viewing. 

This year's festival has a couple of things going on that we think you'll love. First, the music, then, the ability to donate to the festival to keep it going. 

MAHA 2016's Lineup: Passion Pit Leads the Way

Headlining this year's list of musicians and bands is Passion Pit, the

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Finding the right graduation gift for your newly minted college freshman-to-be doesn't have to be that difficult. 

Traditional choices are adultish things like really expensive pens, a nice watch sans  Velcro or a solid stack of cash. But then again, we live in the technology age, so a shiny new MacBook Pro is also within the realm of appropriate gifts.

Laptop or watch, one could argue they're both necessary for passage into professional life, but, in one way or another, lacking a bit in the creativity department. 

So, we scanned the blogs, top-10 lists and tech websites to find some innovative gift-giving ideas for the college graduate. 

The Equation Geek Watch

Okay, so we said watches should give way to a little creativity, right?

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Graduation season has come upon us. 

With North, Benson and South students already feeling the thrill of graduation and Central, Bryan, Northwest and Burke still to go, we thought it would be fitting to put together a couple of posts pertaining to graduates. Our first entry will focus on some of the greatest graduation speeches of all time, while the next post will give you a few ideas for graduation gifts. 

So, take a moment to cherish your child's development from that little toddler lumbering around your home to the intelligent, motivated graduate they are today. Now, let's get into the speeches!

1. Steve Jobs, Stanford University, 2007

No speech list would be complete without the musings of one of America's greatest business leaders.

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Is there anything quite like the sound of a wood-fired train roaring to life, it's smoke billowing out into the open sky as it lurches down the track? 

If you happen to work at or visit the Union Pacific Railroad Museum, your answer just might be, "No." 

And this week, the museum announced it would kick off its seasonal, free family events that will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Friday from May through August. 

Each Friday the evening will center on a theme and include a variety of family friendly activities. 

According to the Omaha World-Herald, this Friday's event is themed, "All in a Day's Work." Those who attend can participate in a variety of events including mail sorting, cracking a "secret" code and decorating park ranger

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Feeling a little stressed? 

Then it might be time to head down to Turner Park at Midtown Crossing, where workout group Yoga Rocks the Park kicks off this Sunday for their weekly yoga sessions accompanied with live music. 

The hour-long sessions are free, last one hour and begin at 4 p.m., weather permitting. A children's yoga class begins before the adult class and costs $10. Kids between the ages of 4 and 10 can participate. Live music will take place during the adult session, as well as 30 minutes beyond the conclusion of Yoga Rocks. Beginners are welcome.

Though the class is free, Yoga Rocks is accepting donations. Money raised from the yoga series will go toward the Bike to Sight campaign, through which international doctors from the

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