Happy President's Day

In honor of the upcoming federal holiday here are some fun facts about George Washington:

  • He was actually born on February 11, 1731 but when the colonies switched to the Gregorian calendar his birthday moved 11 days. And since his birthday fell before the old date for New Year's Day, but after the new date for the New Year's Day, his birth year was changed to 1732.
  • He powdered his hair to make it look white
  • No one will ever rank higher than him in the U.S. military. In 1976 he was posthumously awarded the highest rank ever in the U.S. military - General of the Armies of the United States.
  • He spent the early part of his career as a professional surveyor.
  • He was a dog lover. He had more than 30 hunting hounds.
  • He lost more battles than he won.
  • His teeth weren't actually made from wood. He had many false teeth made out of different combinations of rare hippopotamus ivory, human teeth and metal fasteners. And he took the oath of office while wearing a special set of dentures made from ivory, brass and gold.
  • He is the only president to actually go into battle while serving as president.




Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! I won't bombard you with too much mushy stuff today, as I'm sure you're already drowning in ridiculous marketing emails and lovey-dovey social posts (you're welcome!). Instead, here are funny VDay tweets to enjoy on the day of romance.
 Sit down, stay humble:
Is this keto-friendly?
Does he take a break to put the 2nd VHS in?
I don't know who Liam M. is but I don't like him either:
VDay Hack:

Note to self: take more vacations

One of my favorite things about my job here at SB is our vacation policy. It’s pretty rare to find such a generous vacation plan in Sacramento, but it is really important to take full advantage of it. When you don’t use your vacation at companies that you accrue vacation time at, you get paid out if you leave the company. Here if you don’t use it, you lose it. So make sure to use it!

One of the biggest excuses I hear from friends is that taking vacations are too expensive, but in my experience, you can cut some big corners with these tactics:

  1. Find a cheap flight. Flight prices are getting cheaper and cheaper. It’s a wonderful time to be alive! I’ve gotten multiple non-stop flights to Europe for less than $400! (Check out Norwegian Air). You can use Google Flights to keep an eye on prices too if you set up notifications they will let you know when prices start to change.
  2. Pick a less common place to go. Yes, we all want to go to Paris, Hawaii, or Bali but if you go somewhere a bit less common you’ll save so much money! Most of my first-hand experience is in Europe. I’d recommend Eastern Europe: Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia are beautiful places full of history that cost so much less!
  3. Don’t stay in hotels! Food and accommodation are often the most expensive aspects of a trip. Instead, stay in a hostel or Airbnb and cook at least one of your own meals a day. Hostels are always the cheapest and usually have a communal kitchen. Their biggest benefit is that you meet other travelers which can make a trip much more fun!

So go forth and see the world, even if it is a quick trip that isn’t too far. You’ll be happier and better company to your loved ones, friends, and coworkers.




Get'er Done
Congrats Saranya! This is for all the above & beyond sacrifices you've made for SlideBelts.

  • 1. At which store are you most likely to max out your credit card?
  • 2. What was your favorite tv show growing up?
  • 3. What, or who, are you a "closet fan" of?
    My Mom. She inspires me in a lot of good ways.
  • 4. Any strange phobias?
    Fear of snails and slimy creatures.
  • 5. What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their life?
    Getting to know a new culture. It will expand our vision and change the thought process.