Author Archives: Diane Osborne

International Cat Day

International Cat Day, also known as World Cat Day, is a holiday which was created in 2002 and is used to not only celebrate the friendship that humans and cats share but also to promote the safety and well-being of cats. This holiday is celebrated annually on August 8th. Continue reading

World Emoji Day

July 17th is World Emoji Day.  Emoji, a Japanese expression, roughly means “picture word” and was developed in 1990 by Shigetaka Kurita. While working for NTT Docomo, a Japanese telecom company, Kurita design these picture words as a feature on their pagers to make them more appealing to teens.  Continue reading

How to Survive the Summer

One hot summer day I was contemplating why is it that some people love the winter and some love summer?  And when you think about it, many people love summer a lot more than those who hate it.  “They bask in the bright sun, revel in the heat, and don’t especially mind the sand-in-the-bathing-suit/ sunscreen-in-your-eye sensations of July and August; the moment Memorial Day weekend rolls into sight, it’s constant watermelon, sailboats, and beach barbeques.” Continue reading

June is Professional Wellness Month

June is the time to celebrate health and wellness.  It is a time for employers to showcase how they help create healthier, happier employees. It serves as a reminder of how organizations that invest in the well-being of their employees benefit from a more productive, engaged workforce and a captivating company culture that drives recruitment and retention. Continue reading

National Etiquette Week


May I please have your attention?

How are you today?

These are just some common courtesy or etiquette questions to kick off National Etiquette Week.

It starts Monday, the 14th of May, and goes until the 18th.  Continue reading

Money, Money, Money!

April has been recognized as Financial Literacy Month since 2003.  In 2000, The National Endowment for Financial Education introduced Youth Financial Literacy Day and turned it over to the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy so that the event would not promote any one organization and instead focus on financial literacy as a whole. The Jump$tart Coalition and its approximately 150 partners expanded the event to a month.

In 2003, the United States Senate designated April as Financial Literacy for Youth Month. In March 2004 the Senate passed Resolution 316 that officially recognized April as National Financial Literacy Month.

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March is National Crochet Month!

Explore your creative side and learn how to master the ancient (and simple) craft of crochet. From lacey doilies, to amigurumi, to more practical items such as hats and scarves, crochet has been around since the 1800s. This fun and relaxing hobby is simple to learn on your own, or from an experienced loved one. Continue reading

Plant Seeds of Greatness

February is Plant the Seeds of Greatness Month, a campaign designed to encourage everyone to take steps to “remove barriers and make a change in your life for the better.”  Reflect on how you can make a difference for yourself, your family, your business, or your community. Then acquire the tools and skills you need to act on your ideas and dreams.   Continue reading