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National Public Lands Day 2014

Sep 27, 14 National Public Lands Day 2014

Posted by in Natural Science, Seasonal

September 27, 2014 is National Public Lands Day (NPLD). The theme this year is "Helping Hands for America's Lands," sponsored by Toyota, Northrup Grumman and many others. This year is the 20th anniversary of the event.

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Gettin’ Our Punctuation Celebration On

Sep 24, 14 Gettin’ Our Punctuation Celebration On

Posted by in Education, Seasonal

As a grammarian and English professor, today is one of my favorite days: National Punctuation Day. This is a day to celebrate punctuation and the correct usage of punctuation. As one who deals with punctuation and editing on a daily basis, I am super excited to share some celebration about punctuation.

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Aye Me Matey: It’s Pirate Time

Sep 19, 14 Aye Me Matey: It’s Pirate Time

Posted by in Lifestyle, Seasonal, Technology

I remember the first time I read Peter Pan and then saw Disney’s animated version. I walked around my house for days imitating just how I thought pirates would talk. On September 19 of every year, people come together to celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day. Yep, you read that correctly.

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September Is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Sep 18, 14 September Is Blood Cancer Awareness Month

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

When we think of cancer, we tend to focus our attentions on the more publicized ones like breast, prostate, pancreatic, and lung cancers. These certainly demand focus and attention, but at times it seems that the other cancers get lost in the discussion. The truth of the matter is that any cell, any organ, just about any part of the body, can develop cancer. And all cancers are deadly.

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National Chicken Month: Celebrating The Original White Meat

Sep 02, 14 National Chicken Month: Celebrating The Original White Meat

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

Okay, so I am a vegetarian, but almost everyone in my life is a carnivore, and most of my carnivorous co-workers, friends, and family members love chicken. People love their chicken. And for all the chicken lovers out there, I have good news: September is National Chicken Month. That’s right. September is an entire month devoted to celebrating and eating chicken.

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World Alzheimer’s Month: 5 Brain-Health Tips From Bodybuilding Neurosurgeon

Sep 01, 14 World Alzheimer’s Month: 5 Brain-Health Tips From Bodybuilding Neurosurgeon

Posted by in Health, Seasonal

During World Alzheimer’s Month, take steps to care for your most vital organ. As a fitness expert and neurosurgeon, Dr. Brett Osborn says he appreciates the growing public interest in general health and fitness. Now, he says, that attention needs to extend to arguably our most essential organ – the brain.

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5 Things Every Parent Should Know Before Sending Kids Back to School

Aug 22, 14 5 Things Every Parent Should Know Before Sending Kids Back to School

Posted by in Education, Health, Seasonal

It's that time of year again: parents are winding down summer plans and tightening the reins on bedtime schedules. And while adding anything else to the back-to-school to-do list may seem daunting, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital has five tips that will make going back to school this year easier than ever.

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Why Bad Breath Complaints Heat Up In The Summertime


Jul 23, 14 Why Bad Breath Complaints Heat Up In The Summertime


Posted by in Health, Seasonal

Whether it’s a picnic, beach day, family gathering or a night out with friends, summer is a time when people come together for fun. Unfortunately, there is often a fly in the ointment when embracing the “fun season” – higher gas prices, forgetting your sunscreen, waiting in line for the rollercoaster, or that great social buzz kill, bad breath.

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Tour De France Champion Rides The Chunnel

Jul 10, 14 Tour De France Champion Rides The Chunnel

Posted by in Lifestyle, Seasonal

Last month, in the run-up to the Tour de France, which began in Yorkshire and had three days on British roads, Chris Froome took part in a very special ride -- in the Channel Tunnel, also known as the Chunnel!

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Microsoft’s Cortana Nails All World Cup Predictions

The digital personal assistant on Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana, has correctly predicted the outcomes of all elimination round matches at the Brazil 2014 FIFA World Cup so far. Reports of the smartphone feature's success already began to appear during the first elimination phase.

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