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5 clever Halloween costumes for people who love underwear

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5 clever Halloween costumes for people who love underwear

5 clever Halloween costumes for people who love underwear 1. The naked cowboy Going as an icon for Halloween has its risks, sure. But the naked cowboy is a national treasure. Our favorite style is when he wears his socially conscious, super comfy Marc Skid undies. Instant classic. 2. Captain Underpants If you have an underwear obsessed kid running around your house (it’s ok if that kid is you), Captain Underpants is a solid Halloween option. There’s a good chance you’ll be the only one in this costume at the party and you get to wear a cape. What’s not...

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People making their Marc on the world: Abigail Howard

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People making their Marc on the world: Abigail Howard

People making their Marc on the world: Abigail Howard Making your Marc on the world can look like any number of different things: making sustainable and charitable purchases, volunteering, or donating to worthy causes. But for Abigail Howard, starting her own charitable organization to fund safe houses and fight sex trafficking was the way to go.  On a service trip to Tijuana, Abigail was struck by seeing survivors of awful circumstances like sex trafficking thrive thanks to a support system from a safe house there. So when she returned home in March of 2017, despite the busyness of attending college full-time...

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Cherished gifts from my dad: A Father's Day tribute

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Cherished gifts from my dad: A Father's Day tribute

“The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.” –Austin O’Malley Cherished gifts from my dad A Father's Day tribute from Marc Skid's Founder First, let me tell you a little about my father. His Irish heritage and the Marine Corp are probably two of the most cherished things in his life. But don’t ask about them -- you’ll need to cancel all your appointments for the day! He's led an amazing life. By far, his best accomplishment was finding my mother (because that’s how my 3 sisters and I came to be). Dad, from what...

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The journey to understanding Mom's unconditional love

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The journey to understanding Mom's unconditional love

The journey to understanding Mom's unconditional love 51 years of trying to understand a mother's unconditional love. For me, it happened on May 23, 1966, at St. Johns hospital in St. Louis, Mo. It was that day that I was given the greatest gift of my life, being born the son of Joan Margret Barry. And, oh yeah, the son of Philip Barry (but, come on Dad, this is about Mom). For as great of an honor as it was and has been to be the son of Joan, it has also been a somewhat frustrating and mysterious privilege. There's this...

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Why gardening is bad a$$

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Why gardening is bad a$$

Why gardening is bad a$$ It's not just your grandma's hobby.  Gardening gets a bad rap, but when you think about it, it's a really cool concept. You can literally sustain yourself. Live off the land. Create sustenance from what was once nothing. But gardening also has a pretty cool history. During WW1, Europe's farmland and agricultural workforce all became products of the war. Crop fields turned into battlefields and workers were recruited to military service. People got hungry, fast. So the burden of feeding millions landed on the U.S. and it was up to citizens to step up.  People...

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