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Harry Connick Jr.’s Birthday

American jazz musician and actor, Harry Connick Jr., was born on September 11, 1967 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His musical talent was apparent at an early age, and by the time he turned 9, Harry Connick Jr. was a member of the musician’s union and had already recorded a few albums.

Harry Connick Jr. got his big musical break when he was asked to record the soundtrack for one of the most popular romantic comedies of all time, When Harry Met Sally (1989), for which he won his first Grammy Award. He broke into acting in 1990 as a tail gunner in the WWII film Memphis Belle, followed by Blockbuster hit Independence Day in 1995. Harry Connick Jr. earned his first role as a leading man in the 1998 film Hope Floats opposite Sandra Bullock.

Harry Connick Jr. has acted in nearly two dozen films, sold over 25 million albums across the globe, and is among the top 60 bestselling male musical artists in America.

Happy Birthday Harry Connick Jr.!

Sources: Biography, Wikipedia

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Make Your Bed Day

Make You Bed Day might not sound like anything to get excited about…especially if you already make your bed every day…or if you so loathe making the bed that your bed is perpetually unmade.

But did you know that making your bed – as mundane as it sounds – every morning can boost your happiness, create a peaceful environment, and make you more productive? Just check out how one woman, who once hated making her bed and never did, discovered the happiness that comes from the 3-minute task over at Apartment Therapy.

Making your bed can also improve health by promoting a  more comfortable sleeping environment, which results in a better night’s sleep.

If you’re a habitual bed-maker, kudos to you! If you never make your bed, give it a go today, then do it again tomorrow, then again the next day to see how it feels. Maybe you’ll pick up a new healthy habit!

Not sure how to make your bed? Don’t worry, The Art of Manliness will show you how in their easy-to-follow, illustrated guide.

Sources: Holiday Insights, Apartment Therapy, Yahoo! Voices

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Patriot Day (9/11)

September 11 2001 just collapsedWhat is Patriot Day?

Patrtiot Day, also referred to as 9/11 or September 11, is a day of observance in honor of those who died in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Virginia as well those who died in the hijacked Flight 93 that crashed in Pennsylvania. September 11 was designated as Patriot Day in December 2011 by a joint resolution of the U.S. Congress.

How do people honor those who died on September 11, 2011?

Under the resolution, the U.S. President is asked to proclaim September 11 as Patriot Day each year and to request that all U.S. flags be flown at half-staff. Americans also observe a national moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, the time that the first airplane flew into the World Trade Center.

Sources: history.com, timeanddate.com
Photo Source: Wally Gobetz via Wikimedia Commons
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