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Myra Miller

Historical events in March

Did you know the month of March has many historical events?
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, lists historical events that happened in March.
March may be most synonymous with the start of spring and St. Patrick’s Day, but there’s much more to the third month of the calendar year.
The following are notable events that occurred between March 1 and March 31 throughout history.
— March 1: The Articles of Confederation are established in 1791. Nine years later, Congress would authorize the first United States Census on this date.

How to improve alertness at work

Do you find yourself falling asleep at your work desk during the day? Do you find yourself lacking energy during the afternoon work hours?
At times, I find myself wanting to just close my eyes, and take a deep breath to wake up. However, after reading the following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, I now can find methods and ways of having that extra needed energy at the work place.

Myra Miller

Facts about the month of February

The month of February is not just about Valentine’s Day, President’s Day, or, in Louisiana, Mardi Gras. After reading the following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, I have learned interesting facts about the month of February.
Despite being the shortest month of the calendar year, February has an interesting history. Early calendars marked the start of the new year in March, but when the second king of Rome, Numa Pompilius, rose to the throne in 713 BC, he synchronized the calendar to the lunar year. That required the addition of January and February.

Myra Miller

Chocolates and Valentine’s Day

I will eat chocolate next week because it’s Valentine’s Day Tuesday.
I will buy myself a small box of chocolates and plan to enjoy every last bite!
Did you ever wonder how chocolates came about and why they are a traditional gift on Valentine’s Day?
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, will answer questions about chocolates.
Heart-shaped boxes filled with decadent treats are coveted gifts on Valentine’s Day. Chocolate lovers typically have a favorite type of chocolate, whether it’s creamy filled truffles or chocolate pieces with fruit or nut fillings.

Myra Miller

The origins of Groundhog Day

Today is the day that we will find out if the groundhog-predicted spring is to arrive sooner than later.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives you the origins of Groundhog Day.
Every year on Feb. 2, people anxiously await the appearance of a medium-sized furry mammal who they believe can predict if winter weather will rage on or if spring will arrive sooner than later. Although it’s a rather strange means of prognostication, millions of people celebrate Groundhog Day, a tradition that is older than many people may know.

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