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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Why You Should Celebrate Hug a Friend Day

Today is Hug a Friend Day

Today is Hug a Friend Day! We should all participate because touch is so important.   We live in a relatively hands-off culture. Touch has been taken out of our schools and workplaces, but it shouldn’t be taken out of our lives entirely. Reconnect with people in a physical way today, because it’s Hug a

Chag Sameach! Passover Starts Tomorrow Evening

Passover Starts Tomorrow Evening

This year, Passover will be observed from Friday, April 22nd to Saturday, April 30th. Passover (Pesach in Hebrew) is a yearly celebration commemorating the Israelites’ departure from Egypt. The festival is called Passover because God passed over the Israelites’ households when the final plague killed the firstborn of each Egyptian family, having the Pharaoh release

It’s Earth Day Today! Go Green With These Tips

Earth Day 2016

This Earth Day, we can use these suggestions to reduce our environmental impact. Happy Earth Day! This commemoration was first celebrated on April 22nd in 1970 when over 20 million people joined for pro-environment demonstrations. Within three years of this massive event, Congress had passed the Clean Air Act and founded the Environmental Protection Agency. There’s

It’s Tax Day! Enjoy These Fun Tax Facts

Tax Day Facts

We hope these interesting tax facts help you survive Tax Day today.   Congratulations, procrastinators! Thanks to Washington DC’s celebration of Emancipation Day on Friday, Tax Day 2016 has been moved to today: Monday, April 18th. We’ve lucked into some extra days to file, but don’t wait! Today’s the official IRS deadline. To get you

What We Need to Know During Autism Awareness Month

April is Autism Awareness Month

We should all work to become more informed during Autism Awareness Month this April. April is Autism Awareness Month! Although this developmental disability is extremely common in our modern age, we generally aren’t as informed as we could be about it. The Autism Society says that one in every 68 children born in the United States is

During Stress Awareness Month, We Can Relieve Tension

Stress Awareness Month

Use these tips to lessen strain during Stress Awareness Month this April. Feeling stressed? You’re not alone. Almost all Americans report feeling stressed to some degree, which makes April’s designation as Stress Awareness Month all the more important. Let’s not let chronic tension take its toll on our bodies; here are some tips to relieve

The American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was Founded Yesterday in 1866

The ASPCA Founded in 1866

On April 10th, 1866, Henry Bergh Founded the ASPCA. In 1863, United States diplomat Henry Bergh was appointed a post in Russia. While there, he witnessed drivers beating their work horses. On his way back to the states, he visited London’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Those two events inspired him