Did you know that on this day in 1863, President Abraham Lincoln declared the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day? This was until President Franklin D. Roosevelt moved it to the third Thursday of the month in 1939. He did this in order to boost the economy by allowing shoppers more time in between Thanksgiving and Christmas to purchase goods. This was only in effect for a short two years when it was changed to the original fourth Thursday.
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Wake up, it's National Coffee Day! Don't miss out on the discounts and freebies today at restaurants and coffee chains such as Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Kreme. Additionally, Starbucks
will be giving back by donating a coffee tree for every cup of Mexico Chiapas brewed for a customer. You will be enjoying the coffee aroma all day long!
The CDC says that most repellents can be used on children aged >2 months. Protect infants aged <2 months from mosquitoes by using an infant carrier draped with mosquito netting with an elastic edge for a tight fit. Products containing OLE specify that they should not be used on children aged <3 years. Other than the safety tips listed above, EPA does not recommend any additional precautions for using registered repellents on children or on pregnant or lactating women.
Industry leaders say Pregnant or lactating women should use the physical barriers described above to prevent contact with ticks. They may also consider having their OUTER clothing treated with Ben's® Clothing and Gear according to the label instructions. Ben's® Clothing and Gear provides 2 weeks of protection to clothing and gear. Other than the routine precautions, because there are too few studies conducted to examine the effects on infants of a mothers transdermal exposure to insect repellents, the EPA does not recommend specific precautions for using registered repellents on pregnant or lactating women. We recommend that you contact your physician with questions.
Insect repellents can help reduce exposure to mosquitoes that may transmit disease such as Zika Virus, West Nile virus and EEE (Eastern Equine Encephalitis). These diseases can cause serious illness and even death. Using insect repellent allows you to continue to play and work outdoors with a reduced risk of mosquito bites.
When should I use mosquito repellent?
If you are travelling, consult the State Department and CDC warnings for areas of concern for Zika, Dengue, West Nile, and other Mosquito-borne diseases. Apply repellent when you are going to be outdoors. Even if you don't notice mosquitoes there is a good chance that they are around. Many of the mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus bite between dusk and dawn. If you are outdoors around these times of the day, it is especially important to apply repellent. In many parts of the country, there are mosquitoes that also bite during the day, and some of these mosquitoes have also been found to carry West Nile virus. (CDC)
If eyewash freezes and there is no evidence of leakage then the product should be OK. Freezing will not harm the eyewash.
The only issue is sterility: Water expands when it freezes so if the seal is broken, the bottle or cap is cracked or there is any other evidence that leakage occurred then throw it out.
The term "milkshake" was used in 1900 to describe a wholesome drink made with flavored syrups. By 1922 the treat became mainstream when Ivar "Pop" Coulson took malted milk and added two scoops of ice cream making the deliciously thick milkshake we know today. So grab a friend and hit up your favorite ice cream shop to celebrate! The harder to drink the better!
While Labor day began over 100 years ago as a day to celebrate the achievements of (and provide a day of rest for) American Workers, it has become a day to relax and enjoy friends and family.
While doing this, we'd like to emphasize that September is National Preparedness Month which
serves as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work, and also where we visit.
National Preparedness Month is a good time to take action to prepare yourself and your
family. Take some time to talk to them about emergency plans and how you will communicate and connect during a crisis.
The month leads up to National PrepareAthon! Day on September 30, when individuals,
organizations and businesses across the country will highlight the importance of taking action
and practicing emergency preparedness actions.
How prepared are you?
Could you survive any natural or man-made disaster? Could you find your way to your loved ones? Could you reach help (if any is to be reached)?
Don't Wait. Communicate.
Events like the recent flooding in Louisiana, Hurricane Hermine approaching Florida, and Hurricane Lester in the Gulf remind us that weather can change at a moment’s notice.
Disasters don’t always occur when we are together with our family and friends, and so it’s important to take time now to plan what you will do in an emergency. It only takes a few minutes to talk through the greatest risks that can affect where you live, work or go to school.
This September and throughout the year here are few actions you can take to get started:
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By having a conversation or making a plan, families can have more confidence and be better prepared when the next event happens.