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September 23, 2014

Today we celebrate:

National Dogs In Politics Day – This is a day to celebrate the dogs that have been part of presidential families. On this day in 1952, President Richard Nixon gave a speech about not receiving illegal campaign contributions for personal use. He did receive a gift that he intended to keep for his daughters and that was a dog named Checkers. This day is sometimes known as Checkers Day.

Celebrate Bi-sexuality Day – This is a day for bisexual people, friends and supporters to celebrate the bisexual community and culture. It was first celebrated in 1999 and was created by Wendy Curry, Michael Page and Gigi Raven Wilbur.

National Voter Registration Day – Participation is vitally important when you live in a democratic society.  If you don’t participate, you leave the decisions up to the ones that do and you don’t get a voice.  Sometimes it seems like voting is pointless especially if you are part of a minority party, but you still need to realize that your voice is important and you have the right to speak.  And if you speak up loud enough, you may be able to sway others to your point of view and then you can create change.  So if you are not registered to vote in your local area, get out there and register today.

Restless Legs Syndrome Awareness Day – Celebrated today on Swedish neurologist, Dr. Karl Axel Ekbom's, birthday, this is a day to spread awareness of RLS, also known as Willis-Ekbom disease. The most common symptom is an irresistible urge to move in order to stop odd and sometimes painful sensations. Most of the time it affects the legs, but it can affect other parts of the body as well. Moving the body part that is uncomfortable stops the symptoms for a moment, but they keep coming back making it almost impossible for many people to sleep.  I have begun experiencing some of these symptoms myself on occasion and I have discovered that for me, and possibly for others, if I drink plenty of water during the day, and stretch my legs and hips in the evening before I go to bed, I don’t have as much of a problem.

To celebrate everything in one day, stretch your legs while you try to name all the presidential dogs from American history. Then call up a bisexual friend or family member and wish them a happy day before you go out to register to vote.

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