The origin of the phrase, “the dog days of summer”, actually has nothing to do with the notion that dogs (and most people) are really lazy when it’s especially hot during the summer months. The ancient Romans associated the hottest days of the year with the star Sirius, which is known as the “dog star” and located in the constellation Canis Major (meaning “Large Dog). It is one of the brightest stars in the summer night sky. This led to the Romans referring to this period of the year as “Dies Caniculares”, meaning “Dog Days”.
But it is a fact that people do take time off this time of year and we could not get enough new content to share with you completed by the various authors in time. So we are sharing some of the best content from our archives for your reading pleasure.
We all hope you have the opportunity to share some quality time during the remaining of the summer with those nearest and dearest. And we won’t blame you a bit if you unplug and use some of the time to dedicate to your personal rejuvenation.