National Napping Day

March 12, 2012 by staff 

National Napping Day 2012 ,

National Napping Day

“Spring ahead” might not have been music to your ears Saturday. You might be feeling the effects of that lost hour of sleep thanks to daylight saving time. National Napping Day occurs on the Monday after DST, chosen by professor William Anthony because “Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight savings time,” according to his Boston University news release.

There are real benefits to taking a napping, including improving your mood and making you more productive. Anthony promotes napping further with these gems: it’s not-fattening and free. Have you adjusted to daylight saving time yet?

Baked Scallops Day

Bay scallops only live for one or two years, they have 18 pairs of eyes, and the adults swim for short distances, according to Food Reference. They’re also tasty, or at least their adductor muscles are. Lives scallops are odd looking creatures, as you can see in this video. The fresh bay scallop season runs through March. They are beneficial to colon and heart health according to World’s Healthiest Foods .

Jack Kerouac 90th Birth Anniversary

He was inspired by Thomas Wolf and he called Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs his friends. He was known for his part in the “Beat Movement” and his novel, “On the Road.” Although the novel was popular, “literary critics, objecting to the Beat ‘fad,’ refused to take Kerouac seriously as a writer and began to ridicule his work, hurting him tremendously” according to the Beat Museum. He was born on March 12, 1922 in Lowell, Mass. and died at the young age of 47 (Oct. 21, 1969) in St. Petersburg, Fla.

FDR’s First Fireside Chat

It sounds so cozy and warm, embodying the completely opposite feeling politics give us today. If anything, a chat about economic or other problems in our country is more likely to make our blood boil. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered the first “fireside chat” on March 12, 1933. The topic of the chat is one that is still relevant today: “the banking crisis. Listen to him (would he have approved of the MP3 format?) or read the transcript at American Rhetoric.

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