April 23rd is William Shakespeare’s birthday! All evidence points to April 23rd also being the date of his death!
Think you know all about the Bard? Here are some fun facts for today’s guest of honor:
- Not one portrait of Shakespeare was painted while he was still alive.
- Shakespeare’s parents were illiterate!
- Shakespeare was 18 when he married 26-year-old Anne Hathaway. Six months later, their first daughter, was born. It was not unusual in those days for “shotgun weddings.”
- Unlike most famous artists of his time, the Bard did not die in poverty. His will contained several Continue reading “Happy birthday, Mr. Shakespeare!” »
Relax. April 16th is National Stress Awareness Day! This day was designated as Stress Awareness Day because it is the day after taxes are due. Some sites also list November 6th as Stress Awareness Day. We’re not sure why that date, but it never hurts to be aware of your stress more than once a year!!!
Some Stressing Facts:
- Stress hormones weaken the immune system, increase blood pressure and increase the number of blood platelets which can clog arteries.
- An estimated 1 million workers are absent on an average workday because of stress related complaints.
- Some of the physical symptoms associated with stress and anxiety syndrome include: depression, hair loss, chest pain, Continue reading “Are you aware you’re stressed?” »
April 9th is Name Yourself Day. If you feel like your parents got your name wrong, then go ahead and give yourself the name you’ve always wanted! After all, if I had a last name like Horney, Dimple, or Fingerhut, I’d probably want to change my name! (*actual last names of people I knew)
Here are few people who may be changing their names today:
Some Unfortunately Named People:
- Robert Fagot – It’s not surprising that he needed Chuck Woolery’s help finding a date.
- Emma Royd – Her co-workers insist she’s a pain in the butt, but she doesn’t understand why.
- Batman Bin Suparman – Strangely, his favorite comic book character is Spiderman. Continue reading “Change Your Name Today!” »