What do George Washington, 50 Cent, Nicolas Cage and Celine Dion all have in common? They all have fake teeth! It’s hard with today’s technology to always to be able to tell if someone has dentures or not. With those in the spotlight of celebrity confirmation can come from looking at photos that span over the person’s life. False Teeth Day is a great time to stop and think about your teeth and find out why it is so important to take care of them. History of False Teeth Day Our teeth and their condition have almost always been a sign of how we are living our lives. The ability to eat a good diet and have a nice smile need us to have our teeth in good working order. Missing teeth can also impair speech and make one seem older than they are. Who wants to feel old when they are still young
Panic Day is the one day of the year that is it ok to give into that emotion that we all try to keep in check. It is ok to feel overwhelmed or upset. It does not mean you are weak and inept if you give into the feeling once and a while. Mark your calendar and hang on tight until you get to Panic Day! Once the day starts you can take the time to just let it all out! History of Panic Day When it comes to holidays, you may think if the ones that are to celebrate fun moments. Panic Day is the day to recognize how stressful life has become and see what can be done to minimize the effects. Stress is dangerous to your health. Stress can bring on illnesses such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. Some people respond to stress by having feelings of panic which can be v...
For many, some of the fondest memories of childhood involve their very own Barbie doll. Ken and Barbie and all their friends have helped generations of children fill hours of creative play. Barbie Day celebrates all the strides this doll has made in the over sixty years of bringing joy to the world. Did you have a Barbie doll growing up? History of Barbie Day The history of Barbie Day is the history of Barbie herself as the day marks her official birthday. Barbie debuted on March 9, 1959 at the American International Toy Fair in New York. She was a labor of love from Ruth Handler who was the wife of the co-founder of the toy giant Mattel, Inc. After watching children playing with baby dolls and paper dolls, she thought that the toy market needed something more. After a trip to Germany...
Just the word meatball is enough to bring to mind great family meals for most people. These little balls of various meats can be found throughout the world in almost every culture. Most people may associate them with Italian cuisine, though spaghetti and meatballs is an American dish. No matter your background, you can jump in and enjoy Meatball Day! History of Meatball Day There are many times in history that meatballs have been recorded in culinary records. In Turkey, there is a dish called kofte which has many different variations. In China, there is a record of a recipe that can date back to 221 BC! Ancient Rome can add a claim to meatballs as there is a surviving cookbook that holds a variety of recipes with balls of meat. It’s easy to see that people have been enjoying meatballs
Just what is the Day of Unplugging? Well, it is no secret that we are increasingly connected to the world around us. Smartphones, tablets, WiFi access and the Internet have enabled us to be connected to the entire world 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every single day of the year. This offers endless possibilities and has of course widened many people’s horizons immensely by showing them what the world is like thousands of miles away. However, there are also times in our lives when we seem to forget just how necessary it is to step back from out digital devices and other gadgetry and actually perform the ancient art of speaking with people around us and observe the world that is all around us, and not just the pixels forming images of reality on the screen in front of us. Not to mention h
Who doesn’t love a sweet treat to make the day seem special? Peanut Cluster Day brings the sweet and salty combination right to perfection! Peanuts added to the chocolate really create a candy that has be pleasing people for generations. There are many different combinations of clusters but this culinary holiday is all about the sinfully simple peanut cluster. History of Peanut Cluster Day Chocolate has been in recorded culinary history dating as far back as 1900 BC. It was usually used to make a drink that took the world by storm when Christopher Columbus brought it back to Spain with him in the 15th Century. The drink was all that was known until 1847 when Joseph Fry learned to make it moldable with the addition of cacao butter. It took just a matter of a few decades for chocolate to
Do you cringe when you see a document filled with misspelled words? Are you the friend that everyone asks to read over their projects before they send them out? Then this holiday is one for you! Proofreading Day is a day for everyone to slow down and read what they just typed for themselves. It is a day to have a goal of 100% accuracy for everything generated. Think you can do it? History of Proofreading Day In 2011, Judy Beaver created Proofreading Day in remembrance of her mother, Flo. On her website (nationalproofreadingday.com) Judy relates that her mother loved to correct people. She thought by creating the day on her mother’s birthday it would be a fun way to remember her, and help people take more time to proof read their work! Ms. Beaver has filled her website with links to ma
We live in a world of well over seven billion people, meaning we are surrounded by individuals constantly. However, it is an unfortunate fact that many of us can feel alone, out of place and even anonymous within the hustle and bustle of our daily lives. Nametag Day has been doing its best to do away with this situation since this inception, allowing all of us to visually proclaim “Look at me!” to the world around us. Thanks to Name Tag Day, countless participants will wear a name tag to the office, while going shopping or during a visit to a new city every single year. Of course, some of these tags are simple while others are inventive and definitely worth a second glance. The end intention is the same; to connect with others who may have simply gone their separate ways. So, what better
Are your kidney’s ok? This seems to be the question that the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF). These are the two organizations to create World Kidney Day. Education, evaluation, and donation are themes that tend to be stressed over the years since its creation. History of World Kidney Day World Kidney Day was first celebrated in 2006 asking the above question – Are Your Kidneys Ok? The idea that there is great need to educate the world about the importance of kidney health, and reduce the impact of kidney disease and other health conditions associated with them, is what pushed the ISN and IFKF to team up and make a difference. The goal that was established was to raise awareness of what our kidneys do and what can
Mother, sisters, wives, girlfriends and fiancees…what would we ever do without them? Nobody can honestly say we don’t owe an enormous amount to the women in our lives, from the mothers who made us chicken soup when we were sick as children, to the sisters who helped us decide what to wear on our first date, to the wives who somehow manage to juggle both a career and a family, never missing a beat. Women’s Day is all about celebrating these incredible people and showing them how much we love, respect and value them. This holiday is perhaps especially important in parts of the world where women are still forced to deal with shocking inequality on a daily basis and is meant to raise awareness of the challenges and struggles faced by these women. Women’s Day celebrates women’s history, highl