Today's the day, so have your say. Yes, the lines are long, so bring a book, make a friend in line, or text message your fingers to the bone, but please VOTE on this Election Day. And to sweeten the deal, here's a list of free stuff you can snap up just because you had your say in American electoral politics (coffee, ice cream -- a haircut?). Wouldn't it be nice if the voter turnout was above the depressingly low average turnout of 50%? As long as it's a higher number than the number of people who vote for American Idol, I'll be pleased.
How clean is the air you breathe? If you live in a city, I'm sure you notice the difference as soon as you venture into the suburbs; air becomes easier to breathe and might even have a sweet scent! The American Lung Association's list of U.S. cities with the cleanest air made me realize I don't recognize most of these cities. Does fewer humans mean less pollution? Today Canada celebrates Clean Air Day, but you can join in no matter where you live. How can you (or do you) support cleaner air where you live? Some ideas are to bike more, carpool to work, or live closer to work. While we're on the topic of breathing, what's with this Asthmatic Playpen?! I'm not a child, but I want to sit in there.