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Cheap Advice Day

September 10 is Cheap Advice Day!

Today’s holiday celebrates cut-rate counselors everywhere, whether they are a professional in the psychiatric industry or that friend who just can’t help but offer their unsolicited advice.

This holiday originates from an episode of Charles M. Shultz’ Peanuts on September 10, 1992 where resident psychiatrist Lucy van Pelt raises her psychiatric fee from 5 cents to 47.

On Cheap Advice Day, take advantage of the low-cost advice given to you by anyone who will listen to your problems. In this economy, not all of us can afford fancy shrinks, so take your cheap advice where you can get it!

Sources: Make A Smile Today, Yahoo! Voices

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National Steak Au Poivre Day

September 9 is National Steak Au Poivre Day!

Steak Au Poivre is a French dish characterized by a steak, usually filet mignon, coated with cracked peppercorns and then cooked. Usually, the steak is seared with butter and oil and served with a sauce which includes cognac, cream, butter, shallots, and sometimes Dijon mustard. Forms of mashed potatoes or pommes frites are often served as a side. You can find Steak Au Poivre at traditional French restaurants.

Celebrate this food holiday by indulging in some Steak Au Poivre. If there are no French eateries nearby, try and make this dish on your own! Here are some recipes from popular chefs Alton Brown and Anthony Bourdain.

Sources: Yahoo! Voices, The Chef Maven

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Pardon Day

September 8 is Pardon Day!

If you’ve been worrying about past mistakes, today is the day to seek forgiveness from whomever you have wronged. Get your grievances off your chest and start with a clean slate, no matter how much you may have to swallow your pride.

Alternately, you can use today as an exercise in manners and say “Excuse Me”, “Please” and “Thank You” whenever appropriate.

This holiday originates from the original pardon day on September 8, 1974 when Gerald Ford gave the Presidential Pardon to the former Commander in Chief, Richard Nixon.

Sources: Giftypedia, Holiday Insights

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Pro Football HOF Opens

The Professional Football Hall of Fame officially opened on September 7, 1963. It stands as an acknowledgment to the outstanding players that have worked hard to make professional football the most popular American sport.

The Hall of Fame is located in Canton, Ohio because the American Professional Football Association (today, the National Football League or NFL) was founded there. What started as a 19,000 square foot facility has grown into a whopping 118,000 square foot compound.

The Professional Football Hall of Fame’s mission statement is “To honor, preserve, educate and promote.” Inductees are selected by a 44-member board that is comprised of football writers, and football players become eligible after being in retirement from the sport for at least 5 years.

Come check out some calendars featuring your favorite NFL team!

Sources: Pro Football HOF, ESPN

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National Iguana Awareness Day

September 6 is National Iguana Awareness Day!

Although it was officially dropped as a holiday in 2001, we’re keeping it going to promote education of proper care to owners and pet shops.

The motto of National Iguana Awareness Day (or NIAD) was “Hard to Care For, Easy to Love”, as iguanas require complex care but can be very lovable.

Some interesting facts about iguanas:

  1. Adult iguanas are herbivores.
  2. Iguanas can be prone to metabolic bone disease.
  3. Iguanas are very strong creatures.

To learn more about iguanas and how to care for them, visit National Geographic.

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Be Late for Something Day

September 5 is Be Late for Something Day!

Procrastinators unite! This holiday is for you. Today, you have an excuse to be late for your engagements, so enjoy it while it lasts. Put aside your datebook, alarm clock, and watch and just go with the flow today.

For every other day of the year, stay organized with our Decorative Planners!

Sources: Holiday Insights, Yahoo! News

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Beyonce Knowles’ Birthday

Immensely popular American singer, songwriter, and actress Beyonce Knowles was born in Houston, Texas on September 4, 1981.

Beyonce’s music career took off when she became the lead vocalist of the girl group Destiny’s Child (along with her cousin Kelly Rowland and two friends from school), when they received a record deal from Columbia Records in 1997. The release of the group’s second album landed them their first number one single with “Bills, Bills, Bills”, and Destiny’s Child became one of the most popular girl groups in music.

Destiny’s Child broke up in 2005, and Beyonce went on to become one of the top-selling artists in the music industry. Most of her music aligns with themes of love, relationships, and female empowerment. Some of her most popular songs as a solo artist are “Crazy in Love”, “Me, Myself, and I”, “Upgrade U”, “Irreplaceable”, “Halo”, “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)”, and “Run the World (Girls)”.

In addition to her successful career in music, Beyonce has also acted in several feature films, including: Goldmember, The Fighting Temptations, Dreamgirls, Cadillac Records, and Obsessed. She also runs a clothing line with her mother Tina Knowles, called House of Dereon, and acts as a spokesperson for several popular brands.

In 2008, Beyonce married hip hop artist and rapper Jay-Z, and the couple had their first child, baby girl Blue Ivy Carter on January 7, 2012. As of 2013, Beyonce has won 16 Grammy Awards, among many other prestigious accolades.

Happy Birthday Beyonce!

Sources: Biography, Wikipedia

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National Welsh Rarebit Day

September 3 is National Welsh Rarebit Day!

This dish, most popular in Europe and in other parts of the world, is made by pouring hot cheese and ale sauce over toast. Welsh Rarebit is often served as a pub snack.

If you’ve never tried Welsh Rarebit before, today is the perfect day to experiment! Go out and find a pub that serves European food, or make Welsh Rarebit on your own.

Sources: Punchbowl, Days of the Year

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Last Passenger Pigeon Dies

The last known passenger pigeon, named “Martha” after George Washington’s wife, died on September 1, 1914. Martha spent the entirety of her life (29 years!) at the Cincinnati Zoo Gardens in Ohio.

The passenger pigeon is a now extinct North American bird that at one time was the most abundant bird in the world. Not to be confused with carrier pigeons who were domesticated and trained to carry massages, passenger pigeons lived in enormous migratory flocks.

Some estimate that during the 19th century, passenger pigeons numbered in the billions. Their demise occurred when the European settlers came to America leading to deforestation, hunting and disease.

Sources: Smithsonian, Wikipedia

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When does the Autumnal Equinox begin in 2013?

September 22, 2013 at 8:44 p.m.

Learn more about the Autumnal Equinox by clicking here.

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