8 Things You May Not Know About Augustus

Julius Caesar was his great-uncle and adopted father. Born on September 23, 63 B.C., Augustus grew up in a town about 25 miles southeast of Rome. His father was a senator (who died unexpectedly when he was four), and his mother was Caesar’s niece. As Read More …

How August Got Its Name

How August got its name is really no secret, but there are some that may not know how this month’s namesake came to be. A little history lesson: we’re going to travel back to the Roman Empire days. The original Roman year had 10 named Read More …

What to Buy in August and What to Hold Off On

August is an oddball month in retail: July’s Prime Day is over and September’s Labor Day is still ahead. So what’s worth splurging on this month? Before you hit the stores or the Web for some end-of-summer shopping, here’s your go-to guide for what to Read More …