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Travels across the country… Coeur D’alene, ID

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  I-90.  This highway starts in Boston, Massachusetts, and ends all the way across the country at Seattle, Washington.  It's one of the few highways I know of that goes straight across the country without

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The Many Faces of Barey Bones

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You have continually asked yourself, "Who is Barey Bones?"

Even we can't tell you exactly who he is. His identity is a culmination of truth, hope, myth, and legend. All we know for sure is that he is

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Top 3 Best Summer Jobs for College Students

College is a time of no sleep, studying, classes, more studying, and lots of hard work! When summer comes, its a relief to take a break from the fast paced college life. The only problem is, you’re short on funds being a starving college student and all. Summer jobs are a great way to score some cash and save up for the fall semester spending, i.e. books, bills, groceries, and tuition for school and outside activities. Here are some of the top 3 summer jobs perfect for college students!

1. Lifeguard

Being a lifeguard is perfect from summer since it only lasts about three months. Prior to applying make sure you have researched and taken the proper safety training for this particular job. The best part is the pay is pretty decent, you get to teach swimming lessons, possible private lessons that you can charge more for, and sit by the pool all day. At least you’ll be getting paid to enjoy the summer sun!

 

 

Since it tends to get slippery by the pool make sure you have good slip resistant sandals like the Spenco Total Suppor Yumi Flip Flop and good shades that protect against UVA and UVB rays like the 5.11 Soar Aviator Sunglasses!

Spenco(r) 39-325 PolySorb(r) Total Support Yumi Men's Sandal

Spenco(r) 39-325 PolySorb(r) Total Support Yumi Men’s Sandal

5.11.52027 Soar Aviator Plain Lens Sunglasses

5.11.52027 Soar Aviator Plain Lens Sunglasses

2. Camp Counselor

Being a camp counselor is a great way to connect with kids, make some money, and have a really fun summer! Most camp counselor jobs consist of mentoring kids from very young ages to teenagers. The best thing you can do as a counselor is be a role model and someone they can look up to, which is more rewarding then the money you’ll make!

As a camp counselor, you can look forward to free food, room, and board, cam outs, hikes, smore’s and lots of outdoor activities. Make sure you pack your Dorfman Brushed Twill Safari Mesh Hat to keep your face safe from the sun and bugs and the pack a good hiking boot like the  Timberland Tree Women’s White Ledge Mid Waterproof  Boot for the many hikes you’ll take the little tykes on!

Dorfman 864M Brushed Twill Safari Mesh Hat

Dorfman 864M Brushed Twill Safari Mesh Hat

Timberland Tree 12668 Women's White Ledge Mid Waterproof

Timberland Tree 12668 Women’s White Ledge Mid Waterproof

3. Server

Taking a server job over the summer is a great way to make a lot of money! What’s great about working for a restaurant is that the hours are pretty flexible, you get an hourly pay, and if you are good enough you can make great tips! All you have to remember is to have good customer service and if you’re having a bad night, don’t let the customer know. Hard as it may be sometimes, creating a good experience for customers will increase how generous they are!

To have the uniform look that most restaurants require, you’ll want a vest like the Linden Grey 4Y18 Men’s Five-Button Vest and a good sturdy pair of black pants like the Dickies Girl Straight Leg Pant in Black. Buy two sets and you’ll be set on your waiter/waitress attire and able to spend your tips elsewhere!

Linden Grey 4Y18 Men's Five-Button Vest

Linden Grey 4Y18 Men’s Five-Button Vest

Dickies Girl Straight Leg Pant in Black

Dickies Girl Straight Leg Pant in Black

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Credit: Aqua Safe, City of Sioux Falls, EHow, Aloha Foundation, These Fries Are Good, Wise Geek, Your Relationship Edge, Covering College Life,  Polk University

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Top 20 Fun Scrubs Tops!

Work.

 

What a draaaaaaag–but how to make it fun? How to put a smile on your frowny impatient patients who just want to get the heck outta the hospital?

 

The answer? FUN SCRUBSFun scrubs? What does that even mean? Well, according to a couple different studies, what you wear to work can affect not only who you work with (for you healthcare workers, that means your fellow staff and patients), but also yourself.

Let me explain by taking you on a visual tour of a wholeee newww woooorrrlllddd of my top 20 picks for super Fun Scrubs.

 

 

1. Tooniforms 6748C Women’s V-Neck Scrub Top

 

Wouldn’t it be great if you had the cleaning and organizational power of animals and nature within your grasp at the hospital? Ah, if only it weren’t a health hazard. Anyway, keep calm and whistle while you wear this Snow White scrub top!

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2. Tooniforms 6846C Women’s V-Neck Scrub Top

 

YOU’RE AN ANIMAL, A FRIENDLY, NON-THREATENING BEAST. If you like to move-it move-it at work, then this is the scrub for you.

 

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3. Tooniforms 6969 Women’s V-Neck Scrub Top

The Count has counted to 3! The kids will love this Sesame Street scrub top (along with the adults that were born in the 80’s).

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4. WonderWink 6716C Men’s Raglan Block Top

 

Uh… yeah, sorry guys, there aren’t a whole lot of “fun” scrubs for you (start writing letters and demanding some awesome printed designs!). This one is the most fun I could find for you baseball-lovers. Wear this and leave after a hard day’s work feeling like you’ve hit a homerun!

 

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5. Scrub HQ 4804 Women’s Mock Wrap Scrub Top

While you’re at work or don’t have access to hours upon hours of cute cat videos on youtube (or if you’re ironically allergic like me–I say ironically because my name is Cat), here’s a scrub that will show ‘em meow it’s done.

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6. Dickies 84771 Women’s Every Day Scrubs V-Neck Scrub Top

 

I’m not really sure what it is about owls and owl prints, but they seem to be a real hoot with the healthcare industry professionals!

 

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7. Dickies 84771C Women’s Missy Fit EDS Print V-Neck Scrub Top

 

Unrelated to scrubs, but relevant to adorable comics about an owl named Owly who just wants to be friends with everyone, here is a link to some free Owly comics that you can read while you’re on break.

 

 

 

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8. Dickies 82890CB Women’s Junior Fit All About Appliques Round Neck Scrub Top

 

The pockets on this one are super cute. Carry these little buddies around with you while you work!

 

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9. Scrub HQ 4620C Unisex Kid’s Scrub Set

 

Okay, admittedly, these are for kids, but that just means there’s super cute fun scrubs for the whole family (well, maybe not so much the guys, but… hopefully that will change in the future).

 

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10. Tooniforms 6885V Women’s Mock Wrap Scrub Top

 

Don’t be a square! Or be a square. Whatever you want, the choice is yours.

It may not be the best time to wear a striped sweater (even though we all know that’s all the time), but it sure is a good time to wear a Spongebob scrubs. *cue Spongebob laughter*

 

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11. Tooniforms 6875C Women’s Flexibles Scrub Top

 

If you’re into really spoohky (see what I did there) Winnie the Pooh designs, this scrub top v-neck is a real grab (FROM THE GRAVE. Just kidding. Maybe?).

 

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12. Mary Engelbreit M3047A Printed Square Neck Top

 

Being square is not always a bad thing. Here’s a Mary Engelbreit scrub top with a super cute square neck and red patterned design.

 

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13. Tooniforms 6739V Womens’ Round Neck Scrub Top

 

This nautical theme would go great with some Timberland Casco Bay Boat Shoes. If your patients are looking a little seasick, they will definitely feel as refreshed as a cool ocean mist when they see you in this fashionable sailboat scrub top. Set the sails, full health ahead!

 

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14. Tooniforms 6767CB Women’s Cotton Scoop Neck Scrub Top

 

I recently re-watched Disney’s Bambi and it was like the saddest thing ever (well, not quite as sad as Dumbo. That got too real), BUT the good part is that everyone only really remembers the fancy-free prancing of this growing deer and his animal friends. That’s sort of ideal experience though, isn’t it? Get through all the tough times, but come out remembering the best of those times. Spread that positive experience to your staff and patients with this Bambi scrub top.

 

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15. Tooniforms 6754B Women’s V-Neck Scrub Top

 

 

The greatest lesson that can be learned from Disney’s The Little Mermaid is that you can become anything you want to be. With magic.

This mermaid Ariel scrub top wants to be part of your world.

 

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16. Tooniforms 6742CB Women’s Disney Cotton Round Neck Scrub Top

 

While you supervise the student interns tinkering around with the medical equipment, let this Tinkerbell scrub top perform some magic for the patients.

 

 

 

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17. Tooniforms 6736CB Women’s Disney Cotton Round Neck Scrub Top

 

Create some excellent visual landscapes within your medical work wear with multiple Minnie Mouse’s. A-ha!

 

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18. Tooniforms 6546 Women’s V-Neck Scrub Top

 

I never watched a whole bunch of Hello Kitty as a child, but I saw a few episodes and they were… bizarrely calm? Well… anyway, Hello Kitty is a giant hit with people all over the world. She has become an icon for fashion, cute culture, individuality, and maybe stereotypes of Asian submissiveness (but there have been lots of rad movements to reverse this trend). So get that kawaii out of your eyes and start spreading the joy with these Hello Kitty scrubs.

 

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19. Scrub HQ 4856C Women’s Cotton V-Neck Scrub Top

 

Whether you’re an SF Giants fan or simply in love with their unBEARable cuteness, this Panda scrub top is pan-daringly comfortable for a hard day’s work in the nicu.

 

 

 

 

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20. Scrub HQ 4826C Women’s Mock Wrap Scrub Top

I bet you were curious to know what the last of the Top 20 Fun Scrubs would be (all fun scrub tops should be punintended). So here it is, a Curious George yellow scrub top. Everyone will go BANANAS when they see it.

 

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Unstoppable: Fleet Feet and BareBones Give Back

Everyone in the country has been affected by the horrible bombings that took place in Boston, Massachusetts during the  Boston Marathon. In an effort to give back to the victims of this tragedy, local shoe store Fleet Feet  created the “Run for Boston!”  that took place on Apr. 22, 2013 in Folsom, CA. With their “Unstoppable” motto, the 5 mile run was a success with a huge turnout in support of the families who suffered from the bombings. BareBones Workwear was there to lend its hand in the creation of the t-shirts worn by the participants. Hundreds turned out in support and walked/ran in the memory of those who had been lost and injured by the events. The response to the Boston Bombing has been huge not only with this local run, but by other sponsored runs and fundraisers throughout the nation. Being a part of this country means that we are a beacon of strength and support when others are hurt. It is part of being an American and we must never forget that.

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If you would like to make a contribution to help the victims of the Boston bombings, visit OneFundBoston.org to make a donation!