Patriot Day and National Day of Remembrance: In memory of the nearly 3,000 people killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
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This is awesome … On Friday night, high school senior Kaylee Foster was crowned Homecoming Queen of Ocean Spring’s High School in Ocean Springs, Missouri … and then finished off the night by scoring the winning field goal kick in overtime. Yep, she’s also the kicker on the high school football team! Kaylee says her male teammates are nothing but supportive, and in a recent news interview she said, "They don’t like treat me any differently other than I don’t go into the locker room." Kaylee doesn’t stop there either – she also plays soccer and runs track. (Newser)
How often are you bored? A new British survey found that the average person spends about two hours a day feeling bored – amounting to five years of their life. According to those surveyed, boredom peaks at about 1:10 p.m. on an average day.
- 23% said they are most likely to be bored at work.
- 33% said boredom hits when they get home.
- 25% believe life is more boring now than when they were young.
- 53% said they are afraid life is passing them by.
- 60% wish they used their free time in a more fulfilling way.
- 47% said they often feel like they've wasted their weekends by not doing anything special. (SWNS Digital)
Must have dogs … A new apartment complex in Denmark has a strict requirement for residents – you have to have a dog. Yep, the building, called “The Dog House,” is filled with dogs and dog owners. Seems like a great place to live … (Thrillist)
Not everyone sitting in the back of the class is a slacker … While you might think that college students who sit in the back of lecture halls are slackers and those who sit in the front are eager achievers, a new study says that this just isn’t true. Researchers found that it doesn’t matter where students sit during class. Those in the back aren’t necessarily daydreaming and goofing off. Instead, they might just not want to be the center of attention in front of 200 of their peers. So, they stay engaged and get good grades ... just, from a distance. (MarketWatch)
Most highly educated states … According to research by job site Zippia, which analyzed the states where the highest percentage of people held at least a Master’s degree, these are the Most Highly Educated States in the Country:
- New York
- New Jersey
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island (The Ladders)