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October 1, 2015

World Vegetarian Day
The Origin of World Vegetarian Day
Debate: Can It Be More Ethical To Eat Meat?
WORLD VEGETARIAN DAY: The most annoying things people say when they find out you’re a herbivore
Celebrating World Vegetarian Day with Gandhi and Lemon Rasam
54 Interesting Facts About Vegetarianism and Veganism

Lace Day
The History and Types of Lace
Watch the 1984 movie Lace
I'm not a huge fan of lace, I feel like in moderation it's okay but most of the time it looks like someone threw up lace all over the place.  You?
The Lace Guild: For Lacemakers and Lovers of Lace

Poetry Day
Poems You Can Read Today
Poetry has popped up this year more than I anticipated it would. I've never been able to develop a fondness for it. I've tried but it's a no go for me.
Types of Poetry
The Beat Generation

CD Player Day
On October 1, 1982 the first compact disc player became available for sale, here is the history of that technology. 
The first CD (compact disc)

Older People Day
By the year 2050, it is projected that the senior citizen population in the U.S. will increase to 88.5 million, or about 20 percent of the population overall. (source)
How Americans treat the elderly saddens me. But apparently we aren't the worst to our elderly, I guess Afghanistan holds that dishonor. Who treats their elderly the best?  The Swedes. 
What it’s like to grow old, in different parts of the world
Senior Citizens' Resources
Aging around the world: Elderly people from across the globe share their hopes and fears in a youth obsessed society
7 Cultures That Celebrate Aging And Respect Their Elders
If These Old Hands Could Speak (a pictorial, such life and beauty!)
How can we honor older people today?


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