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MDBCs 06 Sep 2023


sandrewn

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September 6th  2023 - Holidays and Observances

 

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Observances (click on the day, BD, or week for details)

Global Talent Acquisition Day

Great Egg Toss Day

Janmashtami

National Coffee Ice Cream Day

National Sabrina Day

National Color Blind Awareness Day

 

Terrence Clarke’s Birthday

Katy Hearn’s Birthday

Roger Waters’s Birthday

Jane Addams’s Birthday

Idris Elba’s Birthday

Gabriela Gonzalez’s Birthday

Bertie Carvel’s Birthday

Asher Angel’s Birthday

 

Fun Observances (2)

Fight Procrastination Day

September 6 is Fight Procrastination Day. It is an unofficial holiday that encourages people to take charge of their procrastination problem and to find ways to combat the never-ending urge to put off important tasks for another day.

Hispanic girl laying on bed daydreaming.

Every once in a while we come across a task we rather not do. It could be something as simple as cleaning up our desk or ordering a birthday present or as complex as writing a paper for class or finish cleaning out the garage. When it comes to daunting, boring or important tasks we have all procrastinated by doing something else.

Perfectionists

Procrastination does not always have disastrous consequences. Most people who procrastinate tend to finish the task at hand at the last moment. Some psychologists believe that sometimes procrastination can be a sign of a perfectionist personality.

Sometimes however procrastination can become a problem. Studies have shown that habitual procrastination increases stress and anxiety, reduces productivity and can have a negative impact on a person's job performance.

How to Celebrate?

If you find yourself to be a habitual procrastinator, here are some ways you can fight the impulse to put things off on Fight Procrastination Day:

  • Get to your to-do list now and start crossing off tasks.
  • Learn ways to fight your procrastinating tendencies. Perhaps ask a friend to monitor your progress?
  • Reward yourself for tasks completed on time.

Did You Know...

...that procrastibaking is the act of using baking as a procrastination device?

 

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Read a Book Day

On September 6, pour yourself a cup of tea, find a cozy spot and curl up with a good book because it is Read A Book Day!

Man sitting on floor in library reading book.

Possibly created by a bibliophile, the unofficial holiday encourages people to pick up a book and immerse themselves in it.

Lowers Stress

Research has shown that reading can have several health and social benefits. Frequent readers tend to have lower stress levels than non-readers. In addition, reading can stimulate brain activity and improve memory. Socially, reading can reap a lot of benefits - well-read people tend to be more empathetic and aware of societal ills and differences.

Reading can also improve critical thinking and comprehension skills and can make people better writers.

How to Celebrate?

Wether you are a fan of fiction, non-fiction, science fiction, history, medical literature, short stories or any of the hundreds of genre of literature out there, here are some ways you can celebrate Read a Book Day:

  • Read that book you have always been meaning to pick up and read.
  • Revisit your favorite book and read it again.
  • Join a local book club so that you have more motivation to read.
  • If you are already a part of a book club, what about organizing a book party for them? Invite all the book club members and discuss a book while enjoying dishes inspired by your favorite books.
  • Learn more about the life and work of your favorite author.
  • Visit your local library, and if you are not already a member, become one.
  • Support your local library or any reading initiatives that exist in your neighborhood by volunteering your time, money or expertise.

Did You Know...

...that the Japanese word tsundoku refers to the act of piling up books without reading them? We have all been guilty one time or the other of buying multiple books and letting them pile without ever getting around to reading them.

 

 

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Thank you for calling the Weight Loss Hotline.

If you’d like to lose half a kilo right now, press “one” 18,000 times.

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After a check-up, a doctor asked his patient, “Is there anything else you’d like to discuss?”

“Well,” said the patient, “I was thinking about getting a vasectomy.”

“That’s a big decision. Have you talked it over with your family?”

“Yes, we took a vote … and they’re in favour of it 15 to 2.”

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A little boy in my infant class came into school and told me he could spell his mum’s name.
“M-U-M,” he said proudly.

Before I could congratulate him, another little boy said excitedly,

“That’s how you spell my mum’s name too!”

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My husband was a tour guide for a 16th-century castle just near Leuchars airfield in Fife, Scotland. One day, while speaking to a group of American tourists, a jet plane flew overhead.

The noise was very loud and prompted one of the party to comment that he couldn’t understand why the castle had been built so near an airfield!

 

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Father’s Day was near when I brought my three-year-old son, Tyler, to the card store. Inside, I showed him the cards for dads and told him to pick one.

When I looked back, Tyler was picking up one card after another, opening them up and quickly shoving them back into slots, every which way.

“Tyler, what are you doing?” I asked. “Haven’t you found a nice card for Daddy yet?”

“No,” he replied. “I’m looking for one with money in it.”

 

 

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If A Tree Falls In The Forest...

 

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Why Did The Chicken Buy a Phone? To Get on the New Dating Site

 

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