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December 31, 2013

Today we celebrate:

Leap Second Time Adjustment Day – Celebrated on either this day or June 30th, this is a day where scientists adjust our time by a second in order to make sure our clocks are working in accordance with Earth's rotation. They are not adjusted every six months and some years they are not adjusted at all. Sometimes they take away a second and sometimes they add a second based on the speed of Earth's rotation which can vary based on climatic and geological events.

Make Up Your Mind Day – This is a day to be decisive. Whatever you are waffling about, make up your mind to make up your mind about it today.

National Champagne Day – It's no big surprise that today is National Champagne Day. I'm sure that if studies were done on such things, they would find that more people drink champagne on this day than any other day in the year. Not me, champagne gives me a headache.

Unlucky Day – I'm not sure why, but many people consider this, the last day of the year, to be an unlucky day. I think that any day that I wake up breathing and able to get up and do what I need to do is a very lucky day.

No Interruptions Day –
This is a day to turn off the phone, ignore emails and instant messages and texts, lock the door to your room or office and just relax and let the stress melt away.

New Years Eve – The is the day before New Years Day. The last day of 2013. Tonight at midnight we say goodbye to the old and hello to the new. Here's hoping that there aren't any catastrophic natural disasters in 2014. The world is still trying to recover from 2013.

Universal Hour of Peace Day –
This is an event to which people from all countries, cultures, and creeds are invited to create peace by joining together and dedicating their minds and bodies to peaceful thoughts and actions for one hour beginning at 11:30pm today and ending at 12:30am tomorrow morning. It was created by the School of Metaphysics and the first Hour was celebrated on October 24th, 1995.

To celebrate today, lock your door to keep out the unluckiness of the day, turn off your phone to discourage interruptions, and make up your mind to have some Champagne at your New Years party where you will encourage your guests to celebrate the hour of peace, then offer a toast to the scientists who keep our clocks in shape down to the last second.

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