Today is National Napping Day—a day dedicated to celebrating the art of the midday snooze. It turns out National Napping Day was first recognized in 1999 by William Anthony and his wife Camille Anthony, who intentionally selected the Monday after the Daylight Saving when we lose an hour of rest. Makes sense. And to be clear, there is nothing constitutionally wrong with a day that celebrates napping. In fact, it sounds pretty magical. Maybe too magical. The phrase “National Napping Day” evokes an almost mythical, storybook event where everyone is harmoniously resting, there is group meditation by the millions, and we all engage in one big global nap-a-thon where everyone comes together for world peace. Everything is tranquil and calm, free from distress and disturbance, we’re all a little more focused and friendlier—because on this one day alone, we are all a bit more rested. The trouble with a day appointed specifically for rest means that we are … [Read more...] about Why I am tired of National Napping Day
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Houston Chronicle Published 12:25 pm CST, Thursday, February 21, 2019 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents Valeria Luiselli. Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents Valeria Luiselli. Photo: DEVIN YALKIN, STR / NYT Photo: DEVIN YALKIN, STR / NYT Image 1 of / 7 Caption Close Image 1 of 7 Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents Valeria Luiselli. Inprint Margarett Root Brown Reading Series presents Valeria Luiselli. Photo: DEVIN YALKIN, STR / NYT The Go List: National Margarita Day, Chingo Bling 1 / 7 Back to Gallery Event features giveaways, photo booth, drink specials and a large assortment of infused tequilas. When: 4-10 p.m. Friday Where: … [Read more...] about The Go List: National Margarita Day, Chingo Bling
PUBLISHED: 11:55 14 February 2019 Jamie Medwell Gallagher Retail Park. Picture: Google Archant A national fitness chain has revealed plans to open a gym in a Weston-super-Mare retail park. PureGym has submitted plans relating to a unit in the Gallagher Retail Park in Marchfields Way, which also houses PC World, Currys and KFC.If approved, the gym will share the property with its current occupant, stationary retailer Office Outlet. The application, which was submitted to North Somerset Council back in October, says the gym will open 24 hours a day. The council validated the application last month which means it is now officially under consideration.PureGym operates 230 gyms across the UK. … [Read more...] about National fitness chain to open 24-hour gym in Weston?
By Rachel Siegel The Washington Post Thu., Dec. 20, 2018 It’s not even Christmas yet, but you’re returning holiday gifts earlier than ever before. Maybe you jumped on a Black Friday deal and ordered that sweater for Mom? Maybe you got sucked into the aura of free holiday shipping and bought yourself that kitchen gadget you’ve been eyeing? That was then. Now faced with the grim reality that the sweater won’t fit and you’ll never use that egg poacher, maybe you’re sending it all back? The peak of holiday returns usually hits in early January, as retailers and shipping companies brace for a surge in thanks-but-no-thanks packages. But for the first time, National Returns Day — the faux holiday you didn’t even know you were a part of — has arrived days before Christmas. UPS expected to ship and process a record 1.5 million returned packages on Wednesday alone this week. A second wave isn’t expected until Jan. 9, … [Read more...] about Christmas is still days away. So why have gift returns already peaked?
Nick Baumgardner Detroit Free Press Published 5:16 PM EST Dec 19, 2018 Nearly four weeks ago, Michigan football fans watched their football team go to Ohio Stadium with the dreams of a College Football Playoff and hopes of ending nearly two decades worth of frustration on the biggest stage of the year. Four hours later, they were furious. More: National Signing Day: Michigan football's 2019 recruiting class Two weeks after that, they watched the Wolverines' top-rated 2019 commitment (Daxton Hill) tell the world he was going to Alabama while their other top-rated target (Zach Harrison) began to trend toward their most hated rival. Furious. Outraged. Despondent. Michigan fans, after a 10-2 season, have been miserable for a solid month. Upset about the Peach Bowl, upset about no playoff spot, upset about another loss to Ohio State. Upset about everything. And then ... "Wednesday's going to be good," Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said this week during a … [Read more...] about Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh finds fireworks on big signing day