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Myra Miller

Too much sleep can be harmful

I have got to get in a good night’s sleep or I will be a complete grouch the next day. If I can get in seven to eight hours of sleep, I am OK and can function pretty well the next day.
However, according to Newspaper Metro, people who routinely sleep more than seven to nine hours may have an underlying health concern.
Lack of sufficient sleep is a problem for millions of people across the globe. But what about too much sleep? Though busy men and women might think it’s impossible to get too much sleep, excessive sleep is nothing to joke about.

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The meaning behind the shamrock

The word “shamrock” is derived from the Irish “seamróg,” which translates as “young clover.” Over the centuries, this diminutive plant has come to symbolize Ireland and many things Irish. The shamrock also is a popular symbol of St. Patrick’s Day.
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives you information about the shamrock.
When talking about Ireland and its culture and symbolism, many different images come to mind.

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Spring Forward

It’s that time of the year again. My body always has a hard time adjusting to Daylight Saving Time. Don’t forget to “Spring Forward” this weekend. Set your clock one hour ahead before retiring for bed Saturday night.
According to the following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, keeping the time consistent can help avoid body clock resets, may prevent accidents and could increase productivity in the evening hours when the autumn arrives. Only time will tell if turning the clocks back and moving them forward will become a relic of the past.

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What’s the purpose behind leap year?

February bears the unique distinction of being the only month on the calendar that does not always have the same number of days.
Did you know the purpose or history behind leap year? Courtesy of Newspaper Metro, the following gives you details and history behind a leap year.
February is known for many things, one of which is being the shortest month of the year.
Many people do not give much thought to whether or not February has 28 or 29 days.
Known as a “leap day,” the 29th day of February helps to synchronize the calendar to Earth’s orbit.

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It's almost Fat Tuesday

What is Mardi Gras and why is it celebrated?
The following, courtesy of Newspaper Metro, gives you the origin of Mardi Gras and the celebrations of Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras is a celebration that immediately precedes the Christian season of Lent. Fanfare, food and friends are keys to the festivities.
Mardi Gras entices revelers from all over the world. Notoriously celebrated in New Orleans, and Rio de Janeiro as “Carnival,” the famed culmination of the carnival season is a lively display of pageantry, food, festivals, and general merrymaking.

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