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  • NATIONAL PASTOR’S SPOUSES DAY | First Sunday in September

    NATIONAL PASTOR’S SPOUSES DAY | First Sunday in September

    The first Sunday in September celebrates National Pastor’s Spouses Day to honor the spouses who commit to supporting the pastor they married.

    #NationalPastorsSpousesDay

    Pastors are leaders of a church known for delivering sermons to church members. However, there is more to being a pastor than speaking to the congregation on weekly basis. They also have other duties that require assistance in daily planning. That assistance comes in the form of the pastor’s spouse.

    The spouse of a pastor supports, encourages, and helps the pastor serve the congregation and community. Without spousal assistance, a pastor would struggle while navigating through the daily responsibilities required of them. The relationship between a pastor and their spouse is a working union, supporting each other though ministry, friendship, and creating a spiritual atmosphere for themselves and the congregation.

    Staying Balanced

    The relationship between a pastor and their spouse is like any other marriage union. In fact, they have the same goals as any other couple. However, living under the watchful eye of their congregation can be stressful. They are often set to a higher standard. Pastoral couples must practice and live the life they have chosen, especially when they are assisting other couples with their relationships.

    5 Tips for a Successful Relationship

    • Communicate daily and always be clear.
    • Have personal time together away from daily duties and stresses.
    • Work through disagreements.
    • Have trust in one another.
    • Forgive each other.

    There are many things a pastor and their spouse do together as part of their calling. Living a wholesome life every day, while maintaining respect from the congregation can be difficult. However, because a of the unique experience a pastor has, it’s easy to guide the community towards living a life of glory with the help of their spouse.

    Why settle for the wings of a sparrow, when you can have the wings of an eagle! St. John 10:10

    What is fellowship? Fellowship is the opposite of division and drives a purposeful life. It is seeing beyond oneself to engage with others in community. It’s not about agreeing on every detail, but rather agreeing one cannot go alone and find purpose.

    How do you participate in fellowship? Staying after services to visit congregation members allows others to get to know the pastor and their family. When you build relationships with your ministry, it encourages others to be supportive of one another. Encouraging, promoting, and supporting good fellowship between members of a congregation provides emotional balance for everyone.

    Duties of a Pastor

    • Offering counseling.
    • Visiting hospitals.
    • Performing funerals.
    • Officiating weddings.
    • Being available when needed.

    Duties of a Pastor Spouse

    • Influences church culture.
    • Offers support and friendship to spouse and congregation.
    • Travels with spouse to share ministry message.
    • Visits congregation members.
    • Assists with planning events.

    PRAISE A PASTOR’S SPOUSE

    • Show support for your pastor and their spouse.
    • Allow a pastor and their family to have personal space.
    • Be a friend.
    • Plan a special event, such as an anniversary party, for your pastor and spouse.
    • Offer assistance with planning events for the congregation.

    ABOUT NATIONAL PASTOR’S SPOUSES DAY

    In 2022, Better Way Apostolic Church put in a request to have National Pastor’s Spouses Day added to the calendar. After consideration, the committee decided to approve the day, vowing to celebrate the new National Day the first Sunday in September each year.

    Better Way Apostolic Church is a place of worship that celebrates joyous occasions. The church comforts all during times of trouble. It also provides spiritual inspiration and direction to some of life’s most difficult moments, offering services to anyone who enters their doors. Best of all, they celebrate life!

    • Men’s Ministry
    • 1st Sons
    • Women of Purpose
    • Victorians
    • Married Couples Ministry
    • Singles Ministry
    • Christian Education and Outreach
    • Youth Department
    • Pastor’s Aide
    • Martha Ministry (Culinary)
    • Ushers
    • Youth Choir
    • Media Ministry
    • Social Media Ministry

    Behind the Scenes

    Elder Harold G. Durham is a significant voice of Christianity throughout the world and Pastor at Better Way Apostolic Church. Pastor Durham is an exciting, dynamic, and innovative member of the clergy. His sermons promote spiritual, social, and intellectual growth among his audiences. He preaches from a solid scriptural foundation, bringing to light new understanding and applications of Kingdom principals. His greatest joy is when people come to the Lord and allow Him to change them from the inside out, becoming a positive role model to all that they come in contact with daily.

    Pastor Durham is a Conference and Marriage Couples speaker. His goal is to help keep families together because a strong family helps to strengthen the core values as a nation. In addition to Pastoring within the four walls, Pastor Durham works with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice as a Religious Volunteer/Mentor with prisoners between the age of 17-21 years old. He helps to bring out the God-given greatness within each of them.

    Dr. Shirley Durham was born in Linden, Texas and is a woman of God. Her God-given vision is to help pastors and their wives, men, woman, and children around the world. She moves in the prophetic, preaching a powerful, anointed, and uncompromising message. She is a woman given to hospitality. She hosts marriage fellowships, singles gatherings, and mother and daughter tea gatherings in her home. She believes in the power of prayer.

    Pastor Harold Duhram and First Lady Shirley Duhram formed a union in marriage and service to serve under the eyes of God. Together they have five children. They are the president and founders of Better Way Apostolic Church, Inc. Arlington, Texas.

  • NATIONAL SMARTIES DAY | October 2

    NATIONAL SMARTIES® DAY | October 2

    National Smarties Day on October 2 celebrates the sweet legacy of an iconic candy and the smarty pants people who never stop learning.

    #NationalSmartiesDay

    Smarties have been around since 1949. That’s over 70 years of celebrating this sweet candy wafer roll. In honor of National Smarties Day, we invite everyone to take a walk down memory lane and enjoy this nostalgic candy. If you’ve never tried Smarties, this is your chance to become a new member of the smarty pants club.

    What are Smarties? Smarties are rolls of a small pastel colored candy tablets that are sweet and a little bit sour. Unlike most candy, Smarties have only 6 ingredients, too. There are six different flavors in a Smarties package. Flavors are randomly mixed together for each individual Smarties roll.

    Smarties Original Flavor Lineup

    • White = Orange cream
    • Yellow = Pineapple
    • Pink = Cherry
    • Green = Strawberry
    • Purple = Grape
    • Orange = Orange

    A Smart Choice

    When it comes to candy, Smarties are considered a smart choice. For starters, Smarties are free from the nine major food allergies: milk, egg, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soy and sesame.

    If you are at a loss for classic gluten‑free candy, Smarties products are your delicious solution. The sweet treat is also gluten-free. Interestingly, the ingredients found in Smarties candy contains no animal products, making them a tasty and cruelty-free choice for anyone looking for delicious vegan candy. Did we mention they are only 25 calories in each roll of Smarties? 

    SMARTIE PANTS CELEBRATIONS

    There are an endless number of ways to celebrate today. If your candy cravings are keeping you from thinking straight, here’s a list of ideas to get you started:

    • Incorporate some Smarties in your favorite sweet treat. Use as a topping on ice cream, jello, or cake. You can even bake them in cookies, brownies or mix into homemade jam!
    • Create a DIY “Smartie Pants” Halloween costume.
    • Craft a thank you note for teachers and tape a Smarties roll to it.
    • Use Smarties as a teaching tool to learn to count, identify colors, match items, and build shapes to help with motor skills.
    • Make up your best Smarties pun or go with the classic, “Thanks for making me a Smartie!”
    • Eat a roll of Smarties, of course. Or maybe two.
    • Pick up some Smarties Mega Lollies for a friend.
    • Tag and post your Smarties celebration using #NationalSmartiesDay.

    CLASSIC HISTORY

    In 2022, National Day Calendar welcomed the Smarties Candy Company to our list of Founders. Beginning October 2 and every year after, we will be celebrating National Smarties Day in sweet style. The October 2 date also pays a beautiful tribute to the birthday of company Founder and Smarties creator Edward Dee, who was born on this day.

    Edward Dee, Smarties Founder
    Edward Dee, Smarties Founder 1924-2019

    Iconic Legacy

    Edward Dee (1924-2019) came to the U.S. from England with his family in 1949. As a third-generation candy maker, Dee arrived with a candy idea that would build his legacy. Beginning in a factory in Bloomfield, N.J., Dee began Ce De Candy Inc. in a rental property with two machines–a wrapping machine and a candy pellet-making machine. Dee would move his company to Elizabeth, N.J. in 1959 and finally to Union, N.J. in 1967, where the business remains today.

    Smarties Co-Presidents
    Co-Presidents Sarah Dee, Jessica Dee Sawyer and Liz Dee

    In 2011, the company decided to change their name from Ce De Candy Inc. to Smarties Candy Company. The Dee family has always been sole owners of the company, keeping their family tradition alive. In the 1970s, Dee’s sons Jonathan and Michael joined the business. The company is now led by the founder’s granddaughters, Co-Presidents Sarah Dee, Jessica Dee Sawyer and Liz Dee, making it a woman run company for the first time in its history.

    There have been many updates over the years including improving manufacturing facilities, adding solar power to their NJ candy factory which offsets half of their energy usage, and releasing new candy products including Mega Smarties – the largest Smarties roll available!

    A Sweet Future

    Education was an important aspect in Dee’s life long before he would immigrate to the U.S. He was a Cambridge University graduate and he knew the value of education. Because of this, he decided to name his candy Smarties as a way to encourage others to never stop learning. In 2013 the company began the “Smarties Think” initiative to continue his vision. Since then, Smarties has given more than $250,000 to classrooms in need.

    The early days of Edward Dee going door-to-door to make candy sales clearly paid off. Today, the Smarties brand continues to be a leader in the candy industry producing billions of Smarties rolls per year. With factories in New Jersey and Ontario, the Dee family continues the tradition of providing an iconic candy for smarty pants people everywhere.

  • NATIONAL STATES AND CAPITALS DAY | September 22

    NATIONAL STATES AND CAPITALS DAY | September 22

    September 22 focuses on raising awareness and sharing education about all 50 states and their capitals on National States and Capitals Day.

    #NationalStatesandCapitalsDay

    As children, we learn about the 50 states and their capitals in the U.S. But as we get older, we tend to forget those important cities and their role in crafting policy and influencing the economy. And, while everybody knows their own state capital, many do not even remember the capital of the state next door. Today, let’s take the time to remind ourselves how important every state and capital is to our nation.

    Learning about States and Capitals

    Remember those paper maps we were given to learn about states and capitals? Our worksheet had blank states with star indicating where the capital was supposed to be. The agony of naming each state and capital was definitely stressful! We spent time memorizing names, where the state was and naming each capital. Not to mention spelling everything correctly. Some of us were lucky to have a teacher that would play a game to help us remember.

    Typically, we learn about states and capitals between the grades 3-6, starting with the state we live in. From there, we learn our country has 50 states and 50 capitals within each state. All 50 capitals have a unique history, which means there are 50 reasons why a specific city or town was chosen to be a state capital. In addition, we eventually learn how governments operate and the vital roll each state plays in our national government.

    Are state capitals found in the largest cities of each states? No. The first state capitals were built according the where the majority of the population lived in a state, or near a main access hub. For example, North Dakota is home of National Day Calendar. Our state capital is Bismarck, but was once the capital of the Dakota Territory. The Northern Pacific Railroad was built to transfer goods from eastern U.S. to the west, making Bismarck the prime location for state government. Bismarck became the official state capital only after the territory was split into 2 states–North and South Dakota.

    Huh?

    • The letter Q is the only letter NOT found in any of the state names
    • Sweet Home, Alabama is a real place.
    • It’s illegal to bury people in San Francisco, California.
    • New Jersey has a volcano.
    • South Carolina has a place called Monkey Island, that has over 4,000 rhesus monkeys.
    • The state bird for Wisconsin is a plastic flamingo.
    • There are more chickens in Delaware than there are people.
    • The Empire State Building in New York has it’s own zip code.

    State Capitals in Small Cities

    • Juneau, Alaska, population est. 32,300.
    • Dover, Delaware, population est. 39,400.
    • Frankfort, Kentucky, population est. 28,600.
    • Augusta, Maine, population est. 18,900.
    • Annapolis, Maryland, population est. 40,800.
    • Jefferson City, Missouri, population est. 43,230.
    • Helena, Montana, population est. 32,100.
    • Concord, New Hampshire, population est. 4,000.
    • Pierre, South Dakota, population est. 14,100.
    • Montpelier, Vermont, population est. 8,100.

    LEARN YOUR STATES AND CAPITALS

    • Divide learning about states into regions to learn each region before moving on to the next.
    • Check out a book from the library each week on a specific state to learn facts. Return the book and pick another state until all states have been covered.
    • Learn fun facts about states. What famous people are from there? What kind of tourist attractions might be fun to visit?
    • Fix a puzzle with all 50 states and capitals.
    • Draw a map of the United States with the states and fill in the capitals, too.
    • Use Dick & Jane Educational Snacks to help your kids learn about states and capitals.
    • Tag your videos learning states and capitals on social media #NationalStatesandCapitalsDay.

    BEHIND NATIONAL STATES AND CAPITALS DAY

    Dick & Jane Educational Snacks receives credit for the idea to celebrate National States and Capitals Day on September 22. Not only does it raise awareness about the importance of knowing all 50 states and capitals, it reminds people to have fun while learning.

    Owners Dick & Jane (yes, those are their real names), have a passion for education. With a mission to bring a fun way for kids to enjoy learning, they set out to help kids enjoy learning through creating a business of healthy snacks that also serve as learning tools. Primarily geared for students K-8, their snacks can be used as a teaching tool to learn about:

    If you would like more information about Dick & Jane Educational Snacks, please contact:

    Alisha Beasley
    Business Development Manager
    Alisha@EducationalSnacks.us
    248-519-2418

  • NATIONAL COMPASSIONATE LEADERSHIP WEEK | Second Full Week in September

    NATIONAL COMPASSIONATE LEADERSHIP WEEK | SECOND Full Week in September

    The second full week in September celebrates National Compassionate Leadership Week to create a more compassionate world.

    #NationalCompassionateLeadershipWeek

    Our lives are unpredictable because of constant disruption in our daily routines. As we shuffle our family life with our professional life, we often feel overwhelmed and uncertain. As adults, we look towards other adults as a source of inspiration and reassurance. Oftentimes, we turn to our colleagues for leadership and guidance. Management and other organization leaders everywhere are more than just employers, they are becoming a source of compassion for their employees.

    Leading with Compassion

    Companies today are faced with the decision to become more active in employee lives. In fact, employees, consumers, and stakeholders are demanding that companies take care of their people, their communities, and the world around them, too. Old expectations of working for the bottom line no longer exists as a company goal. In fact, successful companies today work towards a double bottom line, a balance between strengthening the business and the employees that work there.

    Company culture today consists of a new kind of employee. Studies show that people entering into the workforce are too young, too diverse, too disengaged, too tired of not being heard and respected. Companies that include compassion in their leadership achieve success quickly because performance is always at a peak.

    Can you deliver a strong, successful business using compassion? Absolutely. The most successful companies can be compassionate and deliver strong results in business, education, politics and in our communities. Companies that produce compassionate leaders provide unspoken benefits of increased leadership and productivity, not to mention an increase in morale in the work place.

    How can companies show compassion for their employees? There are many things a company can do for their employees to show more compassion. Opening communication is a perfect way to learn about company values, expectations, and goals. Most importantly, it’s a great opportunity to give and receive praise and acknowledgement. Forming important bonds within a company helps leaders identify whether an employee is having problems outside of work. In return, knowing those problems is an opportunity to show compassion and offer extra support.

    The TramutoPorter Foundation

    For over 20 years, the TramutoPorter Foundation has been a leader in expanding compassionate leadership in the workplace. Their mission to create a more compassionate world has allowed them to form partnerships to help solve challenges in business, education, politics, and within families.

    The TramutoPorter Foundation has been working on behalf of several compassionate causes. They have implemented a scholarship fund to support students who have lived through and risen above adversity. The foundation formed a partnership with the RFK Human Rights Organization to create a program to promote workplace dignity. In addition, they have been working together to gather life-saving supplies for refugees feeling Ukraine. The foundation also announced a new partnership with Boston University that includes an endowment for scholarships in its school of public health. The endowment will support more compassionate approaches to solving global health challenges. Most importantly, it will create programming that will deliver a compassionate leadership curriculum to be delivered digitally.

    JOIN THE COMPASSIONATE LEADERSHIP MOVEMENT

    • Offer and attend training to encourage compassionate leadership skills.
    • Check in with employees often and take time to listen to them.
    • Schedule workshops for employees through human resources.
    • Get to know employees and their families.
    • Join the Compassionate Leader Movement.
    • Attend the Compassionate Leadership Conference in 2023 during Compassionate Leadership Week.
    • Nominate a leader who has demonstrated by example empathy in action for the Compassionate Leadership Award to be awarded each year during the Compassionate Leadership Week.

    HISTORY

    Donato Tramuto and National Day Calendar created National Compassionate Leadership Week to be celebrated the second full week of September each year.

    The TramutoPorter Foundation was created in 2001 by Donato Tramuto and his longtime partner and Co-Founder Jeffrey Porter, after Donato lost two close friends and their son on 9/11 after visiting him in Maine. Donato was planning to join his friends on that day and a last-minute dental emergency prevented him from joining his friends and decided to return to Los Angeles the night before. Sadly, Donato’s friends perished in the plane that hit the South Tower of the World Trade Center that day.

    Donato was devastated by the tragic event and the loss of his friends. Instead of letting grief and anger consume him, he decided to create the foundation in their memory. Today, the memory of his friends and those who lost their lives that tragic day lives in Donato’s heart. He continues to dedicate his life to spreading compassion and understanding in the world to help solve problems, particularly in areas of health, education, and human rights.

    Compassion Movement

    Tramuto and Porter continue to spread its message of compassion through Compassionate Leadership Week. This week celebrates compassionate leaders by bringing attention to the proven benefits of compassionate leadership. It shows through their own example and many other leaders, that it’s possible to be compassionate while delivering strong results whether it be in business, education, politics or in our own families and communities.

    In 2021, the TramutoPorter Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary by pledging to expand its compassionate work envisioning compassion movement. In April 2022, the foundation launched a new book, authored by Tramuto, called The Double Bottom Line: How Compassionate Leaders Captivate Hearts and Deliver Results. The book and Tramuto were featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, Investors Business Daily, Katie Couric Media and many other media outlets.

    About

    Donato Tramuto

    • Founder & Chairman, Health eVillages
    • Founder & Chairman, TramutoPorter Foundation
    • Author & Healthcare Activist

    Donato J. Tramuto, is the former CEO of Tivity Health® , Inc., (Nasdaq: TVTY), and is widely recognized for his commitment to social change and transformational leadership in healthcare innovation. The New York Times deemed him “a global health activist.” Tramuto is also the founder and chair of The Tramuto Foundation, which advances rights to education and healthcare access for young people. In addition, the foundation combats human right violations. He launched the foundation in memory his two friends and their 3 year old son who lost their lives on 9/11 when United Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower. Tramuto was scheduled to be on that flight. However, and due to a toothache, he never boarded the plane.

    Since the launch of the foundation, over 100 young adults have received a TramutoPorter Foundation Scholarship. All scholarships awarded help young adults pursue their dream of a college education. With the financial support from other organizations, the TramutoPorter Foundation delivers on their promise to make the world a more compassionate place. Tramuto is a sitting member of the board for the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization and their Leadership Council Chairman. In fact, his commitment has led to funding a three-year, $1 million grant addressing workplace bullying in the U.S. and Europe. Amazingly, this leading national initiative also addresses workplace dignity and inclusion.

    A Compassionate Leadership Task Force, launched in September 2021 will initiate a pilot with a number of Boston colleges and universities to address the significant epidemic around loneliness and social isolation among our young and older adults. The task force will implement existing interventions by integrating them into community-centered organizations, like faith-based organizations. In addition, they will assist colleges and universities to address the compassionate leadership umbrella and how intergenerational connections can reduce the loss sense of relevancy among young and older adults.

    Published Author

    Tramuto is a successful published author. His works include:

    • Life’s Bulldozer Moments: How Adversity Leads to Success in Life and Business
    • The Double Bottom Line: How Compassionate Leaders Captivate Hearts and Deliver Results

    Awards

    • Robert F. Kennedy Ripple of Hope (2014)
    • RFK Embracing His Legacy Awards (2016)
    • PharmaVoice RedJacet Recipient Award

    Tramuto is also a passionate champion of cutting-edge approaches to healthcare access, drug safety, and addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH), defined by the World Health Organization as the conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age. Under his tenure as CEO of Tivity Health and following his execution of a successful turnaround, he transformed the business business model to center around partnering progressively, profitably and collaboratively with consumers, payers, healthcare practitioners and employers in cutting-edge approaches to SDOH conditions including nutrition, fitness and social connection, that improve health outcomes and reduce medical costs.

    Before joining Tivity Health, Tramuto’s record of bringing together social commitment with healthcare innovation included his founding of Physicians Interactive Holdings (Aptus Health sold to WebMD in 2019). As a global provider of insight-driven digital engagement solutions for healthcare professionals and consumers. Reflecting a conviction that universal healthcare is a basic human right for all people, he launched Health eVillages in 2011, a non-profit organization providing state-of-the-art mobile health technology in the most challenging clinical environments and working to broaden healthcare access.

    Boards

    • Brown University Healthcare Leadership Board
    • Advisory Board of Boston University School of Public Health
    • Robert F Kennedy Human Rights Europe
    • Health eVillages
    • Zeel Health
    • Esperta Health
    • Gryphon Investment Executive Advisory Board
    • Executive in Residence at Promerica Health, Concierge Health, Sharecare, Gento Health, and Skyscape
    • Honorary Scholar in Residence at St. Joseph’s College, Maine

    Achievements

    • Honorary Doctorate: University of Massachusetts at Lowell
    • Honorary Doctorate: Thomas Jefferson University
    • Honorary Doctorate: Lasell College
    • Honorary Doctorate: Saint Joseph’s College
    • Honorary Doctorate: Regis College

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  • NATIONAL HAIR GLOSS DAY | August 3

    NATIONAL HAIR GLOSS DAY | August 3

    On August 3, we raise awareness around the benefits of salon hair gloss services on National Hair Gloss Day.

    #NationalHairGlossDay

    The root of beautiful, healthy hair lies with hair professionals. These trained professional stylists know what’s best for your mane and keep you looking fabulous. Whether your maintenance schedule is low key, or you go for the color, cut and style, we rely on hair professionals to bring out our personality in their craft. Perfect for refreshing color and enhancing your hair’s natural shine, a hair gloss leaves you with healthier looking and feeling hair.

    Mane Concept

    What is hair gloss? Hair gloss is like lip gloss, meaning it adds a special coating that makes hair shine. In technical terms, hair gloss is a treatment that seals the cuticle of the hair to enhance hair tone. When hair gloss is applied, the cuticle become smooth showing radiant hair tone and sheen. In addition, hair professionals love to get to know their customers. This is how the stylist forms a relationship to provide better hair care and color. In fact, it is a great opportunity to create a bond between professional and customer resulting in a life-long friendship.

    If you are looking to try a new shade or change your hair color for the first time, a hair gloss application is for you. Also known as demi-permanent hair color, hair gloss is a gentler form of color that fades gradually over time, meaning you won’t get harsh root regrowth. With results that can last anywhere from 4-6 weeks, a hair gloss service is the perfect way to try that new shade while achieving shiny, healthy-looking hair.

      Benefits of Hair Gloss

      Hair damage is the best reason to get a hair gloss treatment. Hair damage is caused by a variety of reasons, such as:

      • Styling with heat tools
      • Tap water
      • Mechanical damage.

      Hair professionals often explain to customers why their hair is damaged. Listening to your hair professional about care for your hair not only helps you take better care of your hair, but it also helps during visits to the salon.

      While stylists typically use glosses as a way to tone, color-correct, refresh, and add shine to hair, there are countless reasons to get a Gloss Service. Hair glosses are one of the most versatile professional hair treatments available. It provides beautiful and personalized end results. Plus with the right gloss, you will have health benefits for your strands.

      • Color without commitment
      • Refreshes hair color between appointments.
      • Color correct brassy hair.
      • You get glass hair results.
      • Gives your hair a pick-me-up.
      • Hair color is subtle, not drastic.

      What Kind of Gloss Should I Get? And Where? With so many colors and looks to choose from, a professional stylist will be able to customize a color that is perfect for you. Because glosses are a form of demi-permanent hair color, they allow for color without the commitment. Demi-permanent hair color or a Hair Gloss Service is offered in salons. Some professional brands offer services and products without ammonia, which is considered best for optimal hair health, as well as when a client might be sensitive to smell.

      YOUR TIME TO SHINE

      • Research the latest hair color trends and get inspired to transform your hair.
      • Book a gloss appointment before your next big event.
      • Get a Clear Gloss when your hair is feeling dull and uninspired.
      • Research where your nearest salon is!.
      • Book a gloss appointment, such as a Shades EQ Gloss Service.
      • Share your before and after photos of your hair gloss treatment on social media.

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      REDKEN

      Redken and National Day Calendar teamed up in 2022 to create National Hair Gloss Day to be celebrated each year on August 3.

      ABOUT REDKEN 5th AVENUE NYC

      For over 60 years, Redken has been a leader in the professional salon industry, empowering professionals and consumers to achieve healthy hair transformations with confidence. Founded by Paula Kent, a woman who believed in the power of science, Redken was the first company to take a scientific approach to hair. The company defines the right balance of protein, moisture, and supported by an acidic pH, which remains the alpha and omega of haircare to this very day.

      All Redken products are made with the highest quality ingredients. In addition, they are tested by salon professionals to ensure maximum efficacy, for every hair type and texture and every hair need. Based in New York City, Redken supports the expertise of salon professionals with principle-based education, cutting edge technologies rooted in protein-science, and a portfolio of products. As the number one provider in demi-permanent hair color on the market, including Shades EQ, Redken offers maximum versatility and flexibility for clients of all hair types and hair textures.

      To learn more, visit Redken.com

    • NATIONAL DIMPLES DAY | July 9

      NATIONAL DIMPLES DAY | July 9

      On July 9 we admire those who have an adorable natural indentation known as the dimple on National Dimples Day.

      #NationalDimplesDay

      Dimples are often associated with cute babies and good looking adults. Only 20-30% of the entire world population has dimples. Although most people possess two dimples, a rare few produce only one when smiling.

      Dimples are considered a genetic trait. Normally, if one person in a family has dimples, it’s likely another family member will. Some scientists believe we inherit dimples. However, other scientists believe dimples are a random trait people have. Until more research is available, no one knows which genes produce dimples. In fact, there is very little scientific research available to make a determination.

      Facial Dimple Types

      • Dimple on both cheeks.
      • Chin dimple or cleft chin.
      • One-sided cheek dimple.
      • Corner of mouth dimple.

      How do dimples form? Dimples are formed by the zygomaticus major muscle, which is the muscle that controls facial expressions. The zygomaticus major muscle connects to the zygomatic bone, which is commonly known as the cheekbone. Most people have a single zygomaticus muscle attached to the cheekbone. However, people with dimples possess two zygomaticus muscles. One muscle connects to the cheek bone, while the other connects to the corner of the mouth.

      Those born with dimples, or develop dimples later in life, may have been told their dimples are a birth defect. However, there is no scientific information saying dimples have a negative effect on health. In fact, people with dimples have a positive effect on how society views the lucky faces that have dimples.

      Are dimples considered attractive? Dimples are, in fact, associated with beauty. Many people believe people with dimples look younger. People with dimples seem to be more noticeable, especially when they smile. Whether or not dimples determine success, we know there are several contemporary famous people whose dimples make them stand out.

      • Gabrielle Union-Wade
      • Mario Lopez
      • Matthew McConaughey
      • Michael B. Jordan
      • Jennifer Garner
      • Judy Garland
      • Sophia Bush
      • Kirsten Dunst
      • Deepika Padukone
      • Shin Min-a

      What are back dimples? Some people are born with back dimples, which are indentations on your lower back. People who have back dimples are born with them. This congenial feature is a result of shorter ligament tissue that connect the skin and pelvis. Although it may sound like a medical condition, back dimples are part of a healthy body structure.

      Beauty of the Gods

      Women who have back dimples are sometimes referred to as “dimples of Venus.” According to Greek Mythology, Venus is known as the Roman goddess of love and beauty. Since her beauty relates to love and desire, it’s evident why people today refer to back dimples as dimples of Venus.

      Although back dimples are more common in women, men also have dimples on their back. Men with back dimples refer to them as “dimples of Apollo.” References say Apollo was the God of Light, whose primary job was to pull the sun across the sky in his chariot. As the son of Zeus, he was admired for his knowledge in medicine, art, poetry and music.

      Weird Dimple Facts

      • Gelasin is the term referring to when dimples form when a person smiles.
      • Dimples are a result of a genetic deformity.
      • Chinese culture believe dimples are a sign of good luck.
      • The appearance of dimples depends on the shape of the skull.
      • Isabella Gilbert invented a non-surgical dimple creating device in 1936.
      The Dimple Maker
      Medford Mail Tribune (November 22, 1936)

      The Dimple Maker

      In 1936, Isabella Gilbert made her introduction to the world with an invention that supposedly created dimples. After creating a prototype, she submitted her application for a patent to market her product. Patent application number US104345A was filed on October 6, 1936 and granted on August 31, 1937. It took 17 years for the US Patent office to publish the Dimple Maker invention as US2091276A. Unfortunately, the patent expired after the American Medical Association said the device was hazardous to a person’s health.

      Dimple Maker Instructions

      “Wear dimplers five minutes at a time, two or three times a day, while dressing, resting, reading or writing. Look into the mirror and laugh. There will be a semblance of a line where you should always place the dimplers until your dimples are made.”

      SMILE

      • Anything that makes you feel happy will make you smile.
      • Laugh throughout the day.
      • Create fake dimples using a method found at  L’Oréal Paris USA.
      • Share photos of you or someone you know who has dimples.

      FOUNDER OF NATIONAL DIMPLES DAY

      Cultures throughout the world consider back dimples a sign of beauty. Ancient Chinese culture often refer to back dimples in calligraphy writing. Interestingly, they also compare them to pits of wine.

      In 2022, National Day Calendar welcomed National Dimples Day to our list new days. Each year on July 9 people across the world can celebrate their smile and show off their dimples! Founder and Chief Dimples Officer Graceful Grady believes celebrating dimples is a way to inspire people to be proud of their unique features.

      National Dimples Day is about celebrating the rarity of dimples. ~Graceful Grady, Founder

      Graceful Grady would like to invite everyone to nationaldimplesday.com and vote for your favorite dimple. While you’re there, check out their fun National Dimples Day products.

    • WORLD CARING DAY | June 7

      WORLD CARING DAY | June 7

      Each year on June 7, World Caring Day shines a spotlight on all the ways we connect and show each other we care. Afterall, we should always take time to celebrate the millions of acts of caring we see. All acts of caring, whether big or small, are important. Caring is continuous and happens every day through compassion, support, kindness and understanding.

      #WorldCaringDay

      In a world of many worries, one of the easiest ways to show love is by caring. We all experience times of crisis, illness or need. Sharing our journeys and becoming a part of a beautiful story in a segmented, cynical world recognizes and celebrates the people who care. When we take the time to notice, we see patience, understanding, kindness and encouragement from everyone around us.

      Use World Caring Day to remind others to take the opportunity and practice caring. Now more than ever, we need to lean into caring for one another. Using this day as an opportunity to share your compassion shows genuine love and is a blessing. By sincerely asking how someone’s day went, it shows that you care, and can improve that person’s overall well-being.

      Caring Around the World

      Celebrating everyone as they share stories of caring recognizes and honors both those who care, and those who are cared for. On June 7th, we encourage everyone to rededicate themselves to recognizing, sharing and participating in acts of caring by:

      • Asking how someone is doing with intent and meaning. Asking someone how they are to find out what is going on in their lives shows you care.
      • Being mindful of the needs of others. Being alert and sensitive to what triggers your loved ones can help them navigate the shifts in their mood.
      • Reconnecting online to catch up with your friends and family living far away or with those you haven’t spoken to in a long time reopens relationships.
      • Making time for your loved ones. We know everyone gets busy but don’t become a stranger to your friends and family.
      • Writing a note. You’ll be surprised by how big of an impact little notes of encouragement can have on the mood and well-being of others.
      • Sharing your story! Head over to www.worldcaringday.org and share your story of caring for a loved one through a challenging health journey. You can also read stories of others to feel inspired.
      • Joining the conversation by spreading the word. Sharing acts of kindness will boost the World Caring Day, especially when you use #WorldCaringDay on social media.

      HISTORY OF WORLD CARING DAY

      Inspiration for World Caring Day began on June 7, 1997, with the nine-day life of a baby named Brighid. After being born prematurely, software engineer Sona Mehring created the first CaringBridge website. Thanks to Sona, friends and family were able to receive updates on baby Brighid’s health online. Most importantly, the website provided necessities and comfort to Brighid and her family. Since social media platforms were non-existent at the time, the idea to create a website was revolutionary.

      This simple act of caring triggered a domino effect, resulting in a global network known as CaringBridge. The non-profit organization is dedicated to connecting family and friends with their loved ones during a health journey. The organization helps to provide care, comfort and unwavering support to families. In 2021, an estimated 45 million people from all around the world visited CaringBridge. Over 1,900 messages of hope, care and love are posted every hour on the CaringBridge portals for loved ones.

      In 2022, the Register at National Day Calendar officially proclaimed World Caring Day to be observed on June 7, annually. CaringBridge and National Day Calendar invites everyone to inspire others through stories of hope and care. Celebrate today by recognizing and thanking those who go the extra mile to show they care. You can read inspirational stories, including baby Brighid’s, by visiting www.worldcaringday.org.

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    • NATIONAL ARABIAN HORSE DAY – February 19

      NATIONAL ARABIAN HORSE DAY

      Arabian horses fill their owners with a passion equal to what they hold for loved family members. So, every day to them is National Arabian Horse Day. However, on February 19, the Arabian horse is recognized as one of the most popular breeds in the world.

      When asking the question, “What horse breed most exemplifies beauty, grace, stamina, athletic ability, adaptability, pride, refinement, versatility, and emotional connections with its human counterpart,” the Arabian horse tops the list. From the backyard family member to Champion show horse, the Arabian horse fits every capacity a person can imagine. Their unique history and distinctive head shape also make them one of the most easily recognizable horse breeds.

      Arabian Horse History

      The origins of the oldest purebred Arabian horse in the world date back thousands of years to the Arabian Peninsula. The Bedouins, tribesmen of Arabia, are believed to be the first to domesticate the Arabian horse, forming a harmonious relationship in times of both peace and war, a horse that is good-natured, quick to learn, and willing to please, while also exhibiting supreme endurance and speed. A symbol of military might, cavalry needs led to the spread of the breed around the world. Still, today, the Arabian horse retains all these desired qualities that made it so coveted. The Arabian is also the foundation for many other familiar breeds such as the Thoroughbred, Quarter Horse, Morgan, and American Saddlebred.

      Arabian Horse Facts
      • Beyond its unique beauty and athletic traits, the Arabian is also known for bonding with humans and its loyal disposition.
      • Noted for its distinctive features, enthusiasts immediately recognize the Arabian’s dished face and high tail. Other notable features include wide-set eyes, large nostrils, an arched neck, and an easy stride.
      • There are over one million Arabian horses in 62 countries, with the U.S. having more than half.
      • The average lifespan of Arabian horses is 25-30 years.
      • Notable Arabian horse owners include Napoleon Bonaparte, George Washington, Wayne Newton, Patrick Swayze, and Shania Twain.

      The Arabian horse has endured for thousands of years. That’s just one reason why they are so loved and admired. They are also loyal companions to young and old. Arabian horses also offer endless opportunities to be active and meet new people. Anyone can have one in their life.

      HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalArabianHorseDay

      Celebrate your love of the Arabian horse on National Arabian Horse Day.

      • Celebrate the day with The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show, where the Arabian horse, breeders, competitors, and enthusiasts can appreciate all the breed’s magnificent qualities.
      • Attend a competition to experience the qualities of the Arabian horse in action.
      • Get involved! Join or attend your local affiliate club to learn more about Arabian horses. Visit arabianhorses.org for more information.
      • Visit a local Arabian horse farm near you. Go to experiencearabianhorses.com/farm-finder to learn more.
      • Share your experience and knowledge of the Arabian horse with others.

      Experience the Arabian horse and use #NationalArabianHorseDay to share on social media.

      NATIONAL ARABIAN HORSE DAY HISTORY

      Arabian Horse Day logoFounded in 2021 by the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona (a non-profit organization), National Arabian Horse Day seeks to introduce and educate the world on the benefits of having an Arabian horse in your life, thus ensuring the breed’s longevity.

      The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Arabian Horse Day in 2022.

    • INTERNATIONAL CHECK YOUR WIPERS DAY – November 16

      INTERNATIONAL CHECK YOUR WIPERS DAY

      International Check Your Wipers Day, on November 16, reminds drivers to regularly check their windshield wipers to ensure optimum visibility in the event of inclement weather on the road.

      According to the FHWA, about 21% of all accidents in the United States are weather-related. As travelers plan for road trips, it’s important to remind them to proactively check their wipers. Visibility is an important factor in driving in poor weather conditions like rain, snow and ice. A survey by MICHELIN® Wiper Blades found that 92% of drivers agree that poor wiper blades can affect their driving ability. However, 90% of drivers do not plan the time to check their wipers properly and 55%+ don’t know how to check their wiper blades properly. 

      OBSERVING #CheckYourWipersDay 

      On International Check Your Wipers Day, ensure your family’s driving ability and safety by checking the windshield wipers on all your cars. Great reminders on when to check your wipers include: 

      • During an oil change. 
      • When you fill gas. 
      • After a car wash. 
      • Before a road trip. 
      • At the start of winter and spring seasons. 
      • Add checking your wipers to your maintenance checklist. When you celebrate, be sure to use #CheckYourWipersDay on social media.

      Standard recommendations suggest we change our wiper blades every 6 to 12 months. However, the frequency varies depending on the location of residence and how often the vehicle is driven. This requires people to regularly inspect their wipers to ensure that they are not past the lifespan, which leads to compromised visibility. 

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      INTERNATIONAL CHECK YOUR WIPERS DAY HISTORY

      The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Check Your Wipers Day in September of 2021. As of 2022, due to seasonality, MICHELIN® officially requested May 16th become National Check Your Wipers Day (Día Nacional de Revisar Tus Limpiaparabrisas) for countries in Latin America. Additionally, MICHELIN® changed the November 16 observance to International Check Your Wipers Day to be celebrated in the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. Both the May 16 and November 16 observances are a reminder to educate drivers about checking their wiper blades.

      Regular car maintenance includes routinely checking the condition of the wiper blades for optimal performance. It also helps you avoid getting caught in inclement weather. 

       

    • NATIONAL BUTTER DAY – November 17

      NATIONAL BUTTER DAY

      Few ingredients make a meal richer and more flavorful than butter. On November 17th, National Butter Day gives this creamy ingredient, and those who make it, a pat on the back.

      Butter has been used by humans for thousands of years. As recently as the first half of the last century, the butter churn was an essential tool in many kitchens. When butter was rationed during World War II, households struggled to get along without this delicious staple.

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      “With enough butter, anything is good.” ~ Julia Child

      Butter can be used in simple and complex ways – spread a pat of butter on warm toast for an instant hit of flavor and texture or use it to create the light, flaky layers in a croissant. It also enhances the mouthfeel of hot drinks, like coffee and cocktails, and it keeps meats tender while roasting. Butter is the crucial ingredient in mouthwatering sauces, rich cookies, creamy mashed potatoes, hearty casseroles, and so much more.

      The average American eats 6.3 pounds, or about 25 sticks, of cow’s butter every year. Around the world, butter can be found in cuisines of every culture, and each one uses it to enhance their recipes and enrich their lives.

      Around the dinner table, the phrase “Please, pass the butter,” connects us to those we break bread with and to the food we love to eat. National Butter Day invites you to celebrate your favorite dishes and baked goods with butter.

      HOW TO OBSERVE #NationalButterDay

      National Butter Day offers so many avenues for celebration. Whether you set to work in your kitchen making family favorites or test out a new recipe, take a moment to recognize the role butter plays in our food.

      • Bake cookies with the kids. Be sure to let them mix the butter and sugar together.
      • Make compound or brown butter and reap the flavor benefits.
      • Thank a dairy farmer, milk hauler, or butter maker, like those at Dinner Bell Creamery, for the butter they make possible.
      • Compliment the chef who made the delicious, buttery sauce for your seafood meal.

      When you celebrate, be sure to share your stories and photos on social media using #NationalButterDay and tag Dinner Bell Creamery on Facebook and Instagram.

      NATIONAL BUTTER DAY HISTORY

      Dinner Bell CreameryDinner Bell Creamery – a cooperative owned by the dairy farm families of AMPI – founded National Butter Day in 2021 to celebrate this culturally important and incredibly delicious food. They also honor the modern-day process of butter making, from raising dairy cows on family farms to crafting butter for sale in stores and markets.

      The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed National Butter Day to be observed annually on November 17th.