Archive | September, 2012

When is Rosh Hashanah in 2012?

September 17, 2012

Learn more about Rosh Hashanah.

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Autographed Honey Badger Calendar Giveaway!

We caught up with Randall and asked him a few questions about the Honey Badger sensation. Take a look at the video and answer the question below to be entered to win a Honey Badger 2013 Wall Calendar autographed by Randall.

What animal would you like to see Randall narrate that he hasn’t yet?

How to enter:

Comment on this blog post and answer the question above to be entered to win the autographed calendar. Only those comments that answer the question will be considered entries.

Contest runs from Saturday, September 8 to 5:00pm CDT Friday, September 14. Winner will be announced Saturday, September 15.

Read full contest rules and regulations.

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End Malaria Day

September 7 is End Malaria Day, a day created to spread awareness about malaria and to  encourage people to join the fight against this infectious blood disease.

For example, did you know that 91 percent of deaths caused by malaria occur in Africa, where a child dies of the disease every 45 seconds? Did you know that malaria is both preventable and treatable? Did you know that with just a few clicks and one purchase , you can save at least one life from malaria?

End Malaria Day is an initiative created by Malaria No More, The Domino Project and Box of Crayons with the release of the trio’s book, End Malaria.

No, End Malaria isn’t a book about malaria. It’s an initiative to end malaria. $20 from every purchase of End Malaria is donated to Malaria No More to purchase and deliver chemical-treated mosquito nets to families in need. Your $20 alone will cover the cost of sending one or two mosquito nets.

Did we mention that the print edition costs $25 and that the Kindle edition costs $20? That means that 80 to 100 percent of your purchase will go towards the life-saving fight against malaria. The authors will not see a penny. (Did we happen to mention that they contributed to the project for free?)

Purchase the book. Save a life. Get inspired by motivational, insightful and potentially life-changing essays on doing great work written by 62 of America’s most popular business authors and creative thinkers.

Don’t forget: the more people that purchase the book, the better. Spread the word by sharing this post or endmalariaday.com on Twitter and Facebook or by e-mail.

 

Sources: endmalariaday.com, sethgodin.typepad.com
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Fight Procrastination Day

September 6 is Fight Procrastination Day!

Every now and then, we all succumb to the force of procrastination, or putting off high-priority tasks by diverting one’s self with less important but easier and more enjoyable tasks. But why do we procrastinate? Find out here!

Fight Procrastination Day is a good day to complete all those tasks you’ve put off for the past few days…weeks…perhaps even months… Getting organized is a perfect way to fight procrastination! Check out our great products to keep your life in order.

Don’t worry, chronic procrastinators – there’s hope for you yet! Find out how to kick the habit of procrastination (along with how procrastination can effect your physical health) in WebMd’s “Its Never to Late to Stop Procrastinating.”

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, webmd.com
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Jack Daniel’s Birthday

Today, September 5, we celebrate famed whiskey-maker and Jack Daniel’s whiskey founder Jasper Newton “Jack” Daniel’s 162nd (or possibly 166th) birthday!

Though Daniel’s exact date of birth is unknown (his birth records were among many records destroyed in the town’s courthouse fire), it is generally celebrated in September. While some sources state he was born in 1846, the official Jack Daniel’s website states that he was born in 1850, and in 2011, the Jack Daniel’s Distillery celebrated his birthday as his 161st. Not only did friends, fans, and loyalists of Jack Daniel’s throw a birthday bash that Daniel’s, an entertainer known for throwing memorable parties, would have been proud of, but they attempted to break seven Guinness World Records in one day – in honor of Daniel and in tribute to his “Old No. 7″ brand. Find out which 6 out of 7 records they broke at Jbdaymedia.com.

Celebrate Mr. Jack Daniel and the world’s most famous whiskey by enjoying a round (or two) of your favorite Jack Daniel’s whiskey. Head over to Jackdaniels.com for drink recipes plus a history of Jack Daniel’s and more! And please drink responsibly.

Sources: Jack Daniel’s, Wikipedia, Jbdaymedia.com

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Eat an Extra Dessert Day

Anyone with a sweet tooth, rejoice! September 4 is Eat an Extra Dessert Day! Maybe every day is eat an extra dessert day for you, but today you don’t have to feel guilty about it. So go ahead and have that extra piece of cake or scoop of ice cream. We won’t judge…but we do suggest that you make your extra dessert a healthy one.

Chocoholics can satisfy their chocolate cravings with this rich, raw chocolate shake that’s packed with antioxidants, potassium, protein, and a delicious, chocolate-y taste.

Swap chocolate chip cookies for Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies made with dark chocolate – just as yummy but also health-friendly.

At Oxygenmag.com, you’ll find plenty of healthy (and muscle-building) spins on your favorite treats (Protein Twinkies, anyone?) while Rodale’s Healthy Recipe Finder is packed with healthy dessert options that you can filter based on dessert type, dietary needs/preferences, and even health concerns.

Sources: The Ultimate Holiday Site, Yahoo! Voices

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US Bowling League Day

September 3 is US Bowling League Day! This is a day to celebrate bowling and bowling leagues, so even if you don’t have a game scheduled for tonight, gather your teammates for a friendly game of bowling to celebrate your bowling league.

If you’re a regular bowler but not on a bowling league, gather a group of friends and start your own league in honor of US Bowling League Day!

Need to improve your bowling skills? Helpwithbowling.com has plenty of tips and guides to help you improve your bowling skills while providing you with other useful information, like the history of bowling, the health benefits of bowling, and bowling etiquette.

Sources: The Ultimate Bowling Site

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When does the Autumnal Equinox occur in 2012?

September 22, 2012 at 2:49 p.m.

Learn more about the Autumnal Equinox by clicking here.

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