On June 8, 2021, people around the planet celebrated World Oceans Day. The renowned publication National Geographic had a special way to commemorate this important holiday. The company—which has been a leading mapmaker since 1915—announced that it will now recognize the world's fifth ocean. The Southern Ocean includes the frigid waters around Antarctica. Its official recognition and inclusion on maps is a step towards recognizing the unique importance of this region.
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What does your stationery say about you? In today's age of emails and texts, letter writing verges on lost art. However, most people still like to receive mail from loved ones. The vast array of gorgeous stationery sets and personalized greeting cards available on Etsy are reason enough to bring back the art of letter.
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