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May 10, 2015

Mother's Day
The History, Purpose, and Regional Dates
Uncommon Gift Ideas
Really uncommon gift ideas: support a Mom through one of these organizations (or one that you know of), blood:water, Compassion, Samaritan's Purse, Helping Hands for Single Moms, Microfinance for Women.
Why do microfinance programs target women? 

Stay Up All Night Night
Psh.  I can barely make it to 10 pm!

World Lupus Day
What is Lupus?
Fast Facts About Lupus
Healthy Eating Tips for People with Lupus

Windmill Day
What is a windmill and its purpose?
The History of Windmills

Clean Up Your Room Day
A How To Clean Your Room with Pictures
Generally kids only have one room, their bedroom, but if they have a playroom or a homeschool classroom/area then today is a great day to tackle that as well!
Adults, consider your cubicle (if you have one) as one of your rooms and take today to clean it up also.
15 minute bedroom clean up


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April 20, 2015

Look Alike Day (or Doppelganger)
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When I was in High School and had hair down to my waist my classmates thought I looked like these two actresses:

Sometimes wanting to be a look alike gets to be creepy and obsessive...
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Here is an attempt at being a Justin Bieber look alike.  I say it has been an epic fail but it's still disturbing.

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