Category Archives: Non-Fiction & Educational

National Celiac Disease Awareness Day

September 13th is National Celiac Disease Awareness Day. We celebrate it this day because it is Dr. Samuel Gee’s birthday. He was born in the UK on September 13, 1839 and is noted for writing the first paper documenting celiac disease. It was titled, On the Coeliac Affection, which was published in 1888. Currently, there is no cure for celiac disease. The

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National Pain Awareness Month

I felt this observance was important. Not only because it is personal to me, but also, it should be personal to everyone. Let’s face it, we ALL know someone who lives with chronic illness and/or pain. Increased awareness will increase kindness even if you don’t understand the technical or medical aspects of things. Isn’t that what it’s really about? Trying

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September is National Honey Month

Today, everyone knows how important honey bees are to our world. According to the “Honey bees pollinate $15 billion worth of crops each year, including more than 130 fruits and vegetables.” And that’s in the United States alone. In addition to their mad horticulture and agriculture skills, but their by-product, HONEY, is vital for humans, too. Did you know many medicines are

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Readers, Today’s National V-J Day

Though August 15, 1945 is when the officials announced the surrender of Japan, ending the second world war, they didn’t actually sign their surrender until September 2, 1945. We remember this important day because it brought peace after six horrific years of hellish conditions, which irrevocably altered our world forever. ORIGINAL POST: Readers, Today’s National V-J Day BOOK SUGGESTIONS:

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‘s Versus ‘ or s’s: Possessive Apostrophes

The general rule for singular nouns is to use an apostrophe and s at the end to show possession. EXAMPLES: the teacher’s, Mom’s, and Sahara’s. The general rule for regular plural nouns is to use an apostrophe only at the end to show possession. EXAMPLES: the teachers’ lounge, the racers’ cars, and the singers’ voices. Purdue Online Writing Lab had

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