Alexandra Floersch has worked for Forum Communications since February 2015. She is a content producer and photographer who enjoys writing about finance, fashion and home.
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For some, tequila is the mean culprit responsible for crazy nights, nasty hangovers, celebratory shots and everything in between. But Anthony Dub, general manager at Vinyl Taco in Fargo, says it doesn't have to be that way. "If you have some basic knowledge of it and you pick the right brands — the right type of tequila — it's really amazing," he says. Tequila, made from blue agave, is split into several categories based on the aging process: • Blanco (aka silver): aged 0-59 days • Joven (aka gold): blended or colored
This time of year encompasses an array of life's beautiful things: stargazing and bonfires; grilling out and backyard games; fresh herbs and corn on the cob; baseball games and sunflower seeds; bikinis and tan lines. But when those summer thunderstorms move in, you might be at a loss for what to do. (Who wants to be cooped up inside during the Midwest's most beautiful season?) Luckily, summer-themed movies keep us occupied until the storm blows over.
A home is often one of the biggest purchases and largest assets a person will obtain in their lifetime. But when it's time to sell or refinance, how do realtors and appraisers determine its worth? Both realtors and appraisers have a say in a home's value.
During summer, Midwesterners enjoy a warm lake breeze as the sun beats down onto their bronzed skin. Beachbodies make an appearance thanks to sacrifice and self control. As the sun encourages a hearty thirst, some Americans turn to alcoholic options that coincide with their health-conscious lifestyle.
FARGO — Scroll through Pinterest or Instagram long enough and you're sure to run across at least one vibrant photo of precisely cut vegetables positioned perfectly next to mouthwatering protein and other juicy sides — all bundled together in the convenience of one ready-to-grab container. Meal prepping and planning is not only trendy in 2017, it's smart.
FARGO — Phone in hand, we scroll through our social media feeds to find 50 things to do this weekend. Frantically, we click "interested" so others will know our schedule is fully loaded with music, culture, art and a plethora of exhilarating activities. On Friday night, we may be sitting at home in our PJs but at least our social feeds are happening.
FARGO — What if someone told you that you were throwing away two paychecks per year? While employees on a semi-monthly payroll calendar receive two paychecks per month (24 per year), that's not the case for all Americans. In fact, for employees on a bi-weekly (every other week) payroll calendar, last month offered an extra paycheck. Unfortunately, that extra income went unnoticed for many employees. But why?
FARGO — Fashion is ever-changing — just look at faded family wedding photos. "Society as a whole has gotten more casual," says Chad Herring, owner of Straus for Men in Fargo. The pendulum swings back and forth throughout time and trends come and go. "In the '50s, everybody was buttoned up in a suit and tie. Then, in the '60s and into the '70s, it was more casual again — we had leisure suits," he says. "In the '80s, everybody was all buttoned up again. Now we've gone more casual and I think that pendulum will eventually swing back toward dressy."
FARGO — There are 120 crayon colors, more than 440 known species of sharks and approximately 500 brands of whiskey in the world. But there are infinite kinds of dads. Some are short, some are tall, some are young, some are old. Some like sports, others like art. Some are handy, some are smart. No matter what kind of dad you're celebrating this Father's Day, let them know their unique quirks have made a difference in your life. What type of dad are you celebrating? Safety Dad (aka Helicopter Dad)
When you reach that certain age, wedding invites come flooding in the mail. In some cases, you'll proudly stand beside the couple and for others you fret over the perfect outfit for that single Instagram-worthy snapshot with your plus-one. Luckily, today there's much less pressure to get dressed to the nines for the big day. Wedding guest attire has become much more casual.