Make the Most of the Shortest Month: February National Holidays

Make the Most of the Shortest Month: February National Holidays

There is a national day to observe every day in February!
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February may be the shortest month, but it is still full of things to celebrate! Here is a list of the national days coming up each day this month:

February 1st: National Serpent Day

It's a creepy start to February honoring snakes but some people are into it.


February 2nd: National Groundhog Day

Will spring come early or will winter stay here a little longer? That depends... will Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow?

February 3rd: National Carrot Cake Day

Carrots make it healthy, right?

February 4th: National Homemade Soup Day / National Thank a Mail Carrier Day

Make some homemade soup and give it to your mailman to show your appreciation and kill two birds with one stone.

February 5th: World Nutella Day

It's okay to eat it straight from the jar today... or any day, honestly.

February 6th: National Frozen Yogurt Day

Who cares if it's cold? I'm not going to skip an opportunity to eat ice cream.

February 7th: National Periodic Table Day

This is the day for all of you chemistry nerds out there!

February 8th: National Kite Flying Day

As long as it's not part of a math problem, kites are pretty cool. Hopefully, it will just be windy enough...

February 9th: National Bagel Day / National Pizza Day

Or should we just go ahead and call it National Pizza Bagel Bite Day?

February 10th: National Umbrella Day

I usually hate rainy days, but on National Umbrella Day I will make an exception.

February 11th: National Make a Friend Day / National Peppermint Patty Day

Share a peppermint patty with someone... it will make the friendship more likely!

February 12th: National Clean Out Your Computer Day

It's a dreaded task but it must be done every once in awhile... so quit putting it off and just do it already!

February 13th: National Tortellini Day

I'm sensing a pre-Valentine's Day dinner date Italiano...

February 14th: Valentine's Day / National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day

If you don't get a Russell Stover sampler from your loved one, go ahead and buy one for yourself. It's not sad if you are doing it to observe National Cream-Filled Chocolates Day!

February 15th: Singles Awareness Day

All the single ladies (and dudes) out there probably feel pretty aware of the fact that they were alone on Valentine's Day.

February 16th: National Almond Day

Almonds are super healthy for you. There are SO many essential nutrients in them! So don't miss this opportunity to eat some!

February 17th: National Random Acts of Kindness Day

Even if it's just something as simple as holding the door for someone, make it a point to be a decent person today.

February 18th: National Drink Wine Day

Time to get WINE DRUNK.

February 19th: National Chocolate Mint Day

Got any leftover peppermint patties????

February 20th: National Love Your Pet Day

For all you animal lovers, take some time to spoil your little snuggle buddy.

February 21st: National Sticky Bun Day

Who doesn't love a warm, ooey-gooey sticky bun???

February 22nd: National Cook a Sweet Potato Day / National Chili Day / National Margarita Day

Time to get DRUNK (again) and make some sweet potato chili!

February 23rd: National Banana Bread Day / National Toast Day

We are all guilty of buying too many bananas and letting them go rotten. SO instead of throwing them away, use them to make some banana bread! And THEN use a slice or two of that banana bread to make some toast!

February 24th: National Tortilla Chip Day

Are you team salsa, guacamole, or queso????

February 25th: National Chocolate Covered Nut Day

My suggestion? Go to Trader Joe's and buy some dark chocolate covered almonds with sea salt and turbinado sugar. You can thank me later.

February 26th: National Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Embrace your inner child and use your imagination to make up your own fairy tale. You can tell it to your kids as a bedtime story... or to your dog if you don't have any kids yet...

February 27th: National Strawberry Day / National Polar Bear Day

I will definitely be wearing my polar bear socks as I eat some strawberries on February 27th.

February 28th: National Floral Design Day

Pull out your favorite floral shirt from the depths of your closet and sport it for the day!

Cover Image Credit: Laura Ockel

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10 Things People Who Addictively Drink Diet Coke Are Sick Of Hearing

In tribute to the most wonderful beverage in the world during my attempt to detox.
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Hi I'm Katie, and I'm a Diet Coke-aholic. It's been 28 days, 22 hours, 2 minutes, and a handful of seconds since my last Diet Coke and I think I'm going to die. I'm not kidding — I've had dreams about the stuff, it's bad guys. I figured with the new year I would try and be healthier. I said I would give up Diet Coke for a year, a whole year. So when I found myself sitting in my room missing the feeling of drinking a nice cold Diet Coke I couldn't help but reminisce on all of the super annoying things people say about my "addiction."

1. It'll cause cancer

The original study that “firmly concluded" that Diet Coke “definitely causes cancer" was done by Italian researchers where they overfed almost 2,000 rats aspartame (the main sweetener in diet soda) at a rate and concentration that no human being would ever likely consume. So although a link was found between aspartame dosage and cancer in rats a similar study on humans confirmed no link between the two. Maybe they'll find something in the future, but right now I get to drink my can guilt free. Science.


2. You know, Diet Coke won't make you skinny

I haven't been to the gym since October. Trust me, honey, I'm not drinking the stuff for the health benefits. I'm drinking it for the delicious taste.


3. Have you ever thought about cutting back a little?

No.


4. Have you ever thought about swapping it out for seltzer water or something else?

No. Seriously? Are you kidding me? Please stop suggesting stupid things.


5. Put the bottle down!

Some people think that it's a problem. I think that it's a solution.


6. Diet Coke is actually worse for you than regular Coke.

Ok cool. Thanks, doc.


7. Do you know how much money you're probably spending?

No, and I don't want to find out. I have been successfully avoiding the answer to this since 2010.


8. All that soda will impact your mood.

You're damn right it will. If I'm stressed, or sad, or angry — you name it, a Diet Coke is guaranteed to make me smile. So thank you for pointing this out because yes, Diet Coke does affect my mood.


9. The sugar will rot your teeth

a) It's the carbonation, not the sugar that rots your teeth b) I brush my teeth and practice other oral hygiene regardless so I think I'm OK.


10. You have a problem.

Yeah, it's you. I am fully aware that I drink more Diet Coke than some people but I'm OK with that.


Despite all of the nonsense people insist on talking to me about I will always have a special place in my heart for Diet Coke. See you in 2017, my love.

Cover Image Credit: Coca-Cola Co.

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10 Reasons To Start Vaping In 2019 If You Haven't Yet

"It's safer than cigarettes"

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Vaping is the rage these days among adolescents and college students. Here are some great reasons to start!

1. It's what all the cool kids do

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I wish that I could be like the cool kids

2. It damages your lungs

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It's not like you need these to breathe or anything

3. It pollutes the air

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Let's pollute the air even more!

4. Nicotine addiction

Just the thing I want to be addicted to

5. "Delicious" flavors

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Would you prefer mango flavor or the cancer flavor?

6. The Juul looks like a USB

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Your parents won't suspect a thing

7. Inhale metals like nickel and lead

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Yummmmmm. Lead poisoning isn't a thing.

8. More likely to get infections

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9. You'll eventually want cigarettes

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And you'll make your lungs worse

10. Lung and mouth cancer

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Who doesn't want cancer

In case you couldn't tell, this was very sarcastic. If you want all of these things, then go ahead, start vaping. But you should know what you're getting yourself into and be prepared for the consequences.

If you already vape, I mean no disrespect and I'm not trying to hate on you, but you should seriously stop. Whatever you think is a good reason for vaping really is not a good enough reason to damage your body.

Stop vaping. And if you don't vape, don't start. Just don't.

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