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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day was first celebrated on February 2, 1886 in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, but the legend of the groundhog’s prognosticating prowess was first established a year later. A group of devoted followers went to Gobbler’s Knob to spread word that the little rodent had special powers to determine the length of the winter.

If the furry mascot emerges from its cave only to scamper back in without spotting its shadow, we should rejoice: Winter would be ending soon. However, if the sun that morning allows the groundhog to see its shadow the winter weather will go on for an additional six weeks.

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What’s the Best Valentine’s Day Gift? — Survey of the Day

It’s February, so that means you’re on the Valentine’s Day clock, fellas.

While knowledge of your special lady should be what dictates what you get her, come the 14, perhaps this survey from Sears of more than 1,000 adults on their V-Day gift preferences can also help you out.

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7 Things Single Women Can Do to Enjoy Valentine’s Day

On any given Valentine’s Day, it seems like the whole world conspires to make single women miserable — but you don’t have to let it happen. Ignore the highly-commercialized holiday with one of these activities, instead.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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Giving a day of commemoration to one of the world's most instrumental civil rights leaders whose peaceful words and deeds contributed to a whole new understanding of equality and brotherhood seems like a no-brainer. Marti

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Johnny Depp and the White House Halloween Party We Didn’t Know About

Being the leader of the free world has lots of perks — and apparently one of them is that Johnny Depp comes to your Halloween parties.

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Feeling Down After the Holidays? Here’s How to Perk Up

We have, once again, celebrated our way into January and, for most of us, it’s time to get back to reality after the whirlwind that is the holiday season. If this isn’t easy for you to do this time of year, here are some things that might help.

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Sick of Guessing What Weekday Will Be Christmas? New Calendar Has You Covered

If you’re tired of starting every year wondering what day of the week your birthday will fall on or the exact date of Labor Day, two professors at Johns Hopkins University have your back. They’ve proposed a new calendar that would eradicate any such mystery.

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Dozens of Kmart and Sears Stores to Close After Disastrous Holiday Season

If you’re a regular shopper at Kmart or Sears, you may soon have fewer places to spend your money — parent company Sears Holdings has said that in light of decreased holiday sales, it’ll close at least 100 stores in the coming months.

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