Attention multi-taskers. If doing more than one thing at a time is part of your daily routine, hold on to your keyboard, telephone, handy-dandy gadget and/or mobile device. It's Single Tasking Day, an annual "holiday" that encourages folks to slow down and tackle one thing at a time. While some observe the event on February 21, the Chase Calendar celebrates Single Tasking Day on February 19th. But regardless which day you celebrate, can you imagine what life would be like if
Parlez-vous Francais? A very special day is here and people all around the world are celebrating. Feb. 21 is International Mother Language Day, an annual holiday that promotes the preservation and protection of all languages around the globe. International Mother Language Day began as a tribute to four students who were shot and killed by Pakistani police for protesting the right to speak their own language. Each year, the General Conference of the United Nations Educations,
If you're in the mood for a little sweet treat to eat, you're in luck! February 21 is National Sticky Bun Day, an annual food holiday that celebrates the aromatic and delicious sticky bun. Sticky buns, also referred to as cinnamon rolls, are traditionally made from leavened dough and topped with a ooey-gooey layer of pecans or nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon, butter and maple syrup or honey. While these sticky pastry treats are typically eaten for breakfast, they also make a deli
If your sweet tooth has been aching for a sweet treat to eat, go grab your fork! It's National Cherry Pie Day, an annual food holiday celebrated each year on February 20. Whether you prefer your slice cold or warm and/or topped with a scoop of ice cream or whipped cream, who can resist the sweet yet tart cherry filling surrounded by a delicious, flaky pie crust? And February is also National Cherry Month. Legend has it that Queen Elizabeth I actually “invented” the cherry pi
Feb. 20 is Love Your Pet Day, an annual "howliday" devoted to all our furry friends. For many of us, pets are valued members of the family. They give us unconditional love without asking too much from us in return. Whether you prefer dogs, cats, rats, horses, birds, ferrets or pot-bellied pigs, pets bring so much to our lives, don't they? Love Your Pet Day reminds us to do something special for our two or four-legged friends. Love Your Pet Day is the "purrfect" time to adopt
The Internet is a valuable tool. Not only does it allow us to communicate with others across the globe, study and shop from the comfort of home and find information on just about any topic under the sun, the rapid advances in technology are not without risk. Besides cyberbullying, phishing schemes and malicious viruses, today's technology makes it quite simple to "steal" people's work. Feb. 19 is Prevent Plagiarism Day, an annual observance that raises awareness about "high-t
What products are available in all different shapes and sizes and packed full of power? They are used in phones, remote controls, toys, tools, computers and electronic gadgets. They’re even used in automobiles. Batteries! Just image where we’d be without these handy dandy sources of power! Today is National Battery Day, an annual “holiday” observed on February 18. This yearly event commemorates the birth of an Italian physicist and pioneer, Alessandro Volta, who was born on t
While Valentine’s Day celebrates love, romance and your significant other, today celebrates a beverage folks have been enjoying for thousands of years. Whether you prefer the red, white, dry or the sparkling variety, today is dedicated to all things wine. Get ready to raise your glasses, America. It's National Drink Wine Day in the U.S.A! While some folks celebrate the refreshing occasion just about every day of the year, this “holiday” is officially celebrated on Feb. 18. W
While millions of Americans across the nation are coping with frigid temperatures and snowy weather, a special occasion is finally here and Americans are more than ready to celebrate a long, three-day weekend. The third Monday in February is Presidents' Day, also known as Washington’s Birthday. The federal holiday not only honors George Washington’s birthday, but also honors all of America's past and present presidents. As some businesses celebrate the occasion by offering fa
Feb. 17 is Random Acts of Kindness Day, an annual event which occurs during Random Acts of Kindness Week. Let’s face it. Most of us are overworked, underpaid and just plain stressed out. Sometimes all it takes is a smile, a kind word or gesture to a friend, a neighbor or a stranger. A simple heartfelt compliment can really brighten someone’s day. And a simple act of kindness doesn’t cost a thing – just a moment out of time. A spontaneous pat on the back or gentle hug can chee
If you need a little pick-me-up right about now, go grab your mug. Not only is Feb. 17 Random Acts of Kindness Day, it is also National Cafe Au Lait Day in the U.S.A! Hooray! Cafe au Lait, which is French for coffee with milk, is a delicious beverage made with coffee and milk or half-and-half. Cheers!
While we can all be one from time-to-time, chances are pretty good you either know one, work with one and/or live with one. You know the type – prickly, stern, cranky, abrasive, with zero sense of humor and downright nasty to be around. Doom and gloom is their mantra! Yessir, they can make life just plain miserable for non-grouches! But today is about turning the other cheek and doing something nice for those folks we avoid most - habitual grouches, grumps, scrooges and sourp
Between the beautiful roses, decadent chocolates, sparkling gems and romantic dinners, Valentine's Day can be downright depressing if you don't happen to have a significant other in your life. While February 14 celebrates love and romance, the day after Valentine's Day is dedicated to people who do not have a someone special in their lives. If you are feeling "sad" and blue on February 14, don't despair. February 15 is Singles Awareness Day (SAD), an annual "holiday" that cel
Feb. 15 is National Gumdrop Day. Spicy or sweet and colorful to eat, gum drops are delicious bite-sized treats made with gelatin or pectin and coated in sugar. Although its origins are unknown, the annual “holiday” is celebrated one day after Valentine’s Day. This National Gumdrop Day, why not whip up a gumdrop recipe or play a nostalgic game of Candy Land in honor of this annual event?
Valentine's Day celebrates love and romance. Feb. 14 reminds us to take a moment out of our busy day and cherish our significant other. It reminds us to hold that special person who is near-and-dear to our heart and be thankful he or she is in our life. Anti-Valentine's Day Sentiment But for some people, Valentine's Day isn't all about chocolate, teddy bears, roses and sparkly gems. Some believe Valentine's Day is yet another over-hyped, commercialized holiday that really has