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  1. MAY 3: NATIONAL TWO DIFFERENT COLORED SHOES DAY

    It’s National Two Different Colored Shoes Day! For 364 days a year, most people wear matching footwear, but today is your excuse to step outside the box.

    This day was created to recognize and celebrate human diversity. According to Dr. Kaiser, the simple act of wearing two different colored shoes proclaims your individuality. By taking this “positive risk,” you can demonstrate your willingness to be different, and show your appreciation for the unique people in your life. Wearing two different colored shoes can be as simple as wearing a black shoe and a brown shoe, or as outrageous as wearing a flip-flop and a boot. However you decide to express yourself today, do so with pride!

    MAY 11: EAT WHAT YOU WANT DAY

    No Diets Allowed!! What would you like to have to eat today? Okay, great! Go ahead and have any and all of your favorite foods and snacks. This is definitely not a day for diets. It is one single, solitary day in the year to go off your diet and eat something you really enjoy. Today, you can set aside your dietary “No-No” list and splurge. It is important to note that today is not intended to eat as much as you want. Rather, the goal is to eat something you otherwise wouldn’t have. If you are watching carbs or calories, simply keep within your limits by eating just a small amount of that favorite treat.

    MAY 18: INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAY

    On this day, the entire planet celebrates museums and all the amazing things they have to offer. We recommend checking for events and activities in your area. Hundreds of thousands of museums join the party every year. International Museum Day is a good opportunity to visit, appreciate, and support your local museum.

    There are many ways to celebrate International Museum Day. You can visit a museum or plan a future trip to one and discover which exhibits you want to see most by looking online.

    You could also donate or volunteer to work at a museum. There are many wonderful things that you can learn and experience by visiting a museum.

    MAY 24: INTERNATIONAL TIARA DAY

    You! Yes you girl! You are a Queen. Or a Princess. Or a Empress. You are royalty, each and every one of you, and you deserve to feel like it. No matter what walk of life you come from or what your background is, you definitely deserve to feel like a member of full-fledged nobility, at least for one day of the year. International Tiara Day is brought to you to remind you that you don’t need an excuse (though now you have one) to sport a sparkly tiara for the day and go out on the town. This Tiara Day, let your inner princess shine! International Tiara Day is celebrated on May 24th each year, appropriately on the birthday of Queen Victoria. It is a day when everyone who wishes can wear a tiara for a day and feel like royalty. After all YOU are special!

    The tiara in question doesn’t need to be a literal tiara, it can just as easily be your own sense of self-worth and pride shining forth as you don’t let anyone walk on you the whole day. It can be some time taken to head on down to the beauty parlor and spruce yourself up or pick up some new clothing. Whatever it is, embrace what makes you feel proud, strong, and queenly and flaunt it to the world!

    MAY 30: MINT JULEP DAY

    Today is Mint Julep Day. It’s a day to enjoy and savor this frosty and refreshing southern classic drink.

    Mint Julep is an bourbon based alcoholic beverage. A related version of it, is gin based. It originated and is very popular today in areas south of the Mason-Dixon line in the United States. The roots of Mint Julep may have Arabic origin, where a similar drink called Julab was made with rose petals. Considered a sign of hospitality, Mint Juleps were first served in the early 1800’s on Virginia plantations. It quickly spread in popularity across the south. In 1850, Kentucky Senator Henry Clay introduced it to Washington, D.C., at the Round Robin Bar.

    Perhaps Mint Juleps are best known as the official drink of the Kentucky Derby (1938). Today, over 120,00 Mint Juleps are served at the two day “Run for the Roses” event.

    If you don’t want to add alcohol, use club soda and some simple syrup instead for a very refreshing drink.

  2. Tips for Keeping you Safe from Home Fires

    Fire Alarm Monitoring:

    Many people assume that this would be a pricey purchase, which it is not. Most home security systems now come with fire monitoring which can include smoke, heat, and carbon monoxide detectors. Fire alarm monitoring alerts you as soon as your home detectors are activated, even if you are not home. Fire alarm monitoring is a system designed to make sure everyone has escaped from a fire successfully and to send help immediately.

    Smoke Detectors:

    Make sure smoke detectors are installed in every level of your home and close to sleeping areas. It is even recommended to have a smoke detector in every bedroom of your home. These alarms are loud enough to wake your entire house and will make sure you have plenty of time to get out of the house if there is a fire.

    Escape Route:

    It is important to have a plan before a fire breaks out, so when an emergency occurs you’ll know exactly what to do. Have a strategy for every member of the house and plan to meet at a designated area outside of the home. It is recommended to have two full plans of escape. Consider purchasing escape ladders that can be attached to windows for upper level bedrooms. Practice your fire escape route with your family, so everyone can feel comfortable with how to handle this scary situation.

    Stop, Drop, and Roll:

    If you are ever on fire, stop, drop, and roll on the ground until the fire is out.

    Stay Low:

    If ever caught within thick smoke, crawl along the ground to escape safely.

    A situation can go from bad to worse in seconds. Be prepared and make sure you alert your family of what to do in case of a fire emergency. A fire alarm monitoring system will keep you fully covered in case of a fire emergency. The holiday season can put you at risk of many different types of unfortunate fires, so be careful and take the time to prepare in case of an emergency fire situation.

    Keep Safe this Winter and make sure your Smoke Detector Batteries are up-to-date.

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