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How to Take the Perfect Selfie

Pictures have been a part of our culture for centuries and continue to help record history. The selfie, though, has quickly become the most popular type of photo to capture. Selfies are for all ages and can be extremely fun to take, but taking the perfect selfie requires some strategy. My name is Brandon Foster and I’m a Business Development …

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The Mystery of Marie Laveau: Louisiana’s Voodoo Queen

Just a few blocks from the banks of the mighty Mississippi River and on the outskirts of the historic French Quarter, there lies one of the oldest and most well-known landmarks in New Orleans. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 opened in 1789 and, through guided tours, presents an opportunity for sightseers to marvel at the graveyard’s captivating architecture. Because much …

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The Truth about Divorce and Credit

At Pelican, we often say “bad things happen to good people.” We understand that sometimes life happens, and it doesn’t matter if we planned for it or not. My name is April Gomez, and I’m a Nationally Certified Credit Counselor at Pelican. I wanted to shed some light on something that isn’t fun for anyone involved—divorce. Getting a divorce can …

Three Meals You Can Make Entirely from Canned Goods

Canned goods are some of the most valuable items we keep in our pantries. Why? Well, they’re easy to store, they last a long time, they’re already portioned making meal-prepping super simple, and best of all—they’re cheap! I spent a whopping $23 for all the canned goods I needed—yes, just $23 for three whole recipes! When we were brainstorming ideas …