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Daily Holidays - March 6

National Frozen Food Day Since 1984, National Frozen Food Day has been celebrated annually on March 6th. Frozen foods got their own special day more than 50 years after they first appeared in the 1930′s.

The process of frozen foods was first developed by Clarence Birdseye in 1930, and became available on grocery store shelves in and around Springfield, Massachusetts.
“Clarence Frank Birdseye II (December 9, 1886 – October 7, 1956) was an American inventor, entrepreneur, and naturalist, and is considered to be the founder of the modern frozen food industry” (Wikipedia)

The initial product line featured 26 items, including 18 cuts of frozen meat, spinach and peas, a variety of fruits and berries, blue point oysters, and fish fillets. Consumers liked the new products and this is considered to be, the birth of retail frozen foods.

The frozen food industry plays a big part in our lives. There is usually more than one aisle of frozen foods in the grocery stores, full of everything: some of which include, breakfast foods, fruits and vegetables TV dinners and ice cream. One of our all time favorites, of course, is the frozen pizza. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-frozen-food-day-march-6/

National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day

Cheesecake lovers across the United States are ready to celebrate, as they know that each year on March 6th, it is National White Chocolate Cheesecake Day!

Cheesecake is a sweet dessert that is a mixture of soft fresh cheese, cream cheese or cottage cheese, eggs and sugar on a crust made from crushed graham crackers, crushed cookies, pastry or sponge cake. Cheesecakes can be prepared baked or unbaked and are often served topped with fruit, chocolate or whipped cream. There are many flavors in which cheesecakes can be prepared however this day honors the White Chocolate Cheesecake. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-white-chocolate-cheesecake-day-march-6/

Employee Appreciation Day CLEVELAND, Ohio - Showing employees that they are valued involves more than just the boss bringing in a box of doughnuts or handing out certificates, or even gift cards, for a job well done.

Friday is the 20th anniversary of Employee Appreciation Day. What better time to offer a primer on the importance of bosses conveying to good employees that they are well regarded? What better person to offer such advice than Bob Nelson, who came up with this way for bosses to honor the people who report to them? He said showing such thankfulness shouldn't be limited to a one-day observance.

"This should be a daily thing," he said. "Not every person every day, but every day a manager should do something for somebody to show appreciation.

"Making sure that people are appreciated should be sort of a no-brainer -- but few do this," Nelson said. "Managers have all of these excuses: They are too busy. They don't think it is their job to do this. No one ever shows them any appreciation, blah, blah, blah." http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2015/03/employee_appreciation_day_is_f.html

Middle Name Pride Day Whether it be Horton, Eunice, or that special family name that’s been passed down for the last five generations, your middle name is part of defining who you are, and where you fit in your own family. Celebrate your middle name in all its guts, glory and finery on Middle Name Pride Day!

It may embarrass you, it may describe your personality in some way, or it may be something you actually like and appreciate. Whatever your middle name is, today is the day for you to write it down, share it with someone, or shout it out with pride. After all, your full name is part of who you are – and your middle name was chosen by your parents or loved ones as a way to link your whole name together. It is special, no matter how cringy, and deserves its place in the limelight! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/middle-name-pride-day/

Dress in Blue Day The idea for ‘Dress in Blue Day’ was originally come up with by Anita Mitchell, a stage IV colon cancer survivor who had lost a close friend and her own father to the disease. Greatly saddened by the fact that both of those tragedies could have been prevented, Ms. Mitchell saw a need to bring greater awareness to a cancer not many people wanted to discuss. So, in 2006, she worked with her children’s school to coordinate a recognition day. That very year in March, students who normally had to wear uniforms to class were allowed to wear a blue outfit of their choice, if only they made a $1 donation to colon cancer awareness.

There have been some hopes to turn all of March, and not just the first Friday of the month, blue by promoting colon cancer awareness all month long, much like National Breat Cancer Awareness Month takes place every October. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/dress-in-blue-day/

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/march6.html

Daily Holidays - March 5

National Cheese Doodle Day
Cheez Doodles
Cheetos cheese-flavored puffs became a hit in the 1950’s soon, Cheez Doodles appeared.
“Cheez Doodles fingers” is the official word used to when you get cheese powder on your fingers after eating ANY cheese flavored snack food.
Cheez Doodles are said to be one of the only packaged snack foods preferred by Julia Child.
They have recently entered pop culture as the preferred snack of ESPN NBA analyst Stephen A. Smith, and are the favourite snack of Lincoln Peirce’s comic character Big Nate.
Wise (the company that produces Cheez Doodles) recently made their Crunchy Cheez Doodles “cheezier,” more akin to Cheetos’ flavor.


National Absinthe Day This naturally green and highly alcoholic drink has a distinct flavor that combines green anise, wormwood, sweet fennel, culinary herbs and at times, a whole lot of sugar.

Absinthe has quite a history and memorable taste. Gaining popularity in France during the 1800s among artists and writers because it was pegged as particularly bohemian, it made its way to the U.S. as a famed favorite during Prohibition.

A chemical compound, thujone, could be traced in scant amounts to absinthe, and was immediately blamed as an addictive psychoactive drug with harmful effects. It was banned in the U.S. and Europe in 1915, but that didn't stop people from quaffing "la fée verte," or its nickname, "the green fairy."

But it turns out that the harmful effects were greatly exaggerated, and absinthe received a welcoming revival in the 1990s after the bans were removed. Now, nearly 200 brands are produced here and across Europe. http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2012/03/05/national-absinthe-day/

Nametag Day Nametag Day, also referred to as National Nametag Day, is an annual event that takes place during the first complete week in March, during the yearly Celebrate Your Name Week. This year's event occurs on March 5, 2015..

Other special days during the week-long event include Namesake Day, Fun Facts About Names Day, Unique Names Day, Discover What Your Name Means Day, Middle Name Pride Day and Descendants Day. No foolin'!

Whether your name is a traditional one, unusual one or trendy one, be sure to celebrate Nametag Day by proudly wearing a name tag all day long. And you never know. Maybe that little tag will come in handy just in case you forget your own moniker! And if you aren't too fond of yours, why not be someone else just for the day and make one up? http://www.examiner.com/article/national-nametag-day-be-proud-and-wear-yours-a-crowd


World Book Day A day to celebrate the joys of books and reading. Further details on the World Book Day website - www.worldbookday.com.

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/march5.html

Daily Holidays - March 4

National Pound Cake Day We’re going beyond the plain pound cake and diving headfirst into 8 unique and delicious pound cake recipes just in time for March 4th, National Pound Cake Day! From pound cakes made with Greek yogurt to the perfect chocolate pound cake treat, there is definitely a pound cake for everyone in this collection!

I love pound cakes because you can easily get away with eating them for breakfast, so it’s like cake for breakfast! Hooray! They can be made into bundts, loafs, or even mini loafs as cute favors or gifts. There are so many reasons to love a delicious pound cake and we all need a go-to recipe in our back pocket!

I hope you’ll try several of these 8 Must-Try Pound Cake Recipes! They would all be delicious additions to weekend brunches, baby showers, bridal showers, and other celebrations–or just have one as a weekday treat! Be sure to click “Launch Gallery” (above) to view all of the pound cakes. http://communitytable.com/373902/courtneywhitmore/national-pound-cake-day-8-must-try-recipes/


National Grammar Day Celebrate Grammar Day by crossing your I’s, dotting your T’s, and making sure that you’re correctly punctuating and structuring your sentences. Watch those apostrophes! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/grammar-day/

Toy Soldier Day Although Toy Soldier Day may not be as famous of an occasion as Christmas or Halloween, countless fans of stage persona Dr. Steel celebrate the event each and every year. However, its name is a bit deceiving. As opposed to collecting or displaying plastic toys or replicas, Toy Soldier Day is actually intended to unite fans of various role-playing activities. Ranging from nurses to scouts (and yes, soldiers), one of the primary goals is to collaborate, compare and share costume ideas. Never heard of it? No problem! This is the perfect day to broaden your entertainment horizons a bit and find out new ways to have some fun with life!

The History of Toy Soldier Day

The Army of Toy Soldiers originally started as the fan club of a talented street performer, musician and internet personality known as Dr. Steel. Dr. Steel started his career in 1999 in Los Angeles, where he put on shows combining puppetry and video projections to help his audience better understnd the meanings of his steampunk songs. Later on, Dr. Steel moved on to performing in clubs and also released several CDs. Dr. Steel’s stage persona was very original–he portrayed himself as a mad scientist determined to take over the world and become its Emperor, which was also the reason why he needed The Army of Toy Soldiers. The Toy Soldier Army is made up of four regiments: toy soldiers, nurses, toy scouts and engineers, and is currently led by the 2 admins of the website, who reside in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Army’s mission is to promote Dr. Steel’s philosophy of transhumanism, freedom of thought, and subjective reality, which can be done by the so-called “invasions” it sometimes makes, and it is not uncommon for groups of these toy soldiers to “invade” theme parks around the world dressed in their full regalia. Toy Soldiers are also famous for doing charity work in uniform, such as clothing and toy drives for the less fortunate.

How to Celebrate To Soldier Day

Ultimately, this day is meant to be both fun and educational for all of those who are involved. With this in mind, there are a number of things you could do, should you decide to celebrate it. If you’re not feeling quite ready to do anything too extreme, like take your pet robot out for a walk, you could spend part of this day watching some of the more famous performances given by Dr. Steel or listening to some of his music. Not everyone is up for dressing up, but the messages flowing from Dr. Steel’s works are ones that most people can relate to, regardless of age and preferences. Also, the entertainment factor is undeniable, so lay back and let yourself be entertained by one of the most interesting and original performers of our times. If you’re feeling a it more adventurous, you could take celebrating this day a step (or ten) further and take part in one of the “invasions” the Toy Soldier Army will definitely be making on Disneyleworlds in California, Florida or Paris. Attending one of these events is guaranteed to be a great time, and one of the more unforgettable things you’ll ever do in your life. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/toy-soldier-day/

Discover What Your Name Means Day There are many sources, online and otherwise, about names and naming. To discover the (traditional/conventional) meaning of names, possibly yours, consider any of the available sources on the subject. Also try this: Give your name its own meaning that reflects who you are. Make your definition uniquely yours; decide for yourself what your own name means! http://namesuniverse.webs.com

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/march4.html

Daily Holidays - March 3

National Cold Cuts Day Cold Cuts Day is the day upon which anything and everything related to cold cut meats are celebrated. Noboday really knows where the celebration of such an essential part of the human diet (and fridge essential stocks!) came from, but frankly, it’s as good an excuse as any to get down with the Joey from Friends philosophy on life and yell, “nobody touches my food”! Folks, prepare your pants, it’s time to eat!

Cold cuts come in many shapes and forms whether it’s leftover ham, turkey or chicken, deli sliced pastrami, salami, chorizo, sausage or corned beef. The key to truly celebrating National Cold Cuts Day in style is lashings and lashings of cold cuts, freshly baked bread, salad and a creative flurry in the kitchen. Whack any cold cut you can find on the bread, top it with salad and a drizzle of oil, and tuck in!

https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/cold-cuts-day/

I Want You To Be Happy Day Celebrated annually on March 3rd, it is National I Want You To Be Happy Day. This day was created as a day that encourages us to do something to make others happy.

Share a smile, share a laugh, pay a compliment, buy someone’s coffee, send some flowers, take someone to lunch, make cookies for a neighbor, play games with the kids, take the family to the park, visit a friend or maybe make a phone call. These are just a few of the many things that can be done to brighten up the day for someone. It can actually be as simple as just telling someone that you want them to be happy.

Have a good day and, We want you to be happy!
http://nationaldaycalendar.com/national-i-want-you-to-be-happy-day-march-3/

International Ear Care Day International Ear Care Day is an annual advocacy event held on 3 March. Designated at the First International Conference on Prevention and Rehabilitation of Hearing Impairment in Beijing, China in 2007, the Day aims to raise awareness and promote ear and hearing care across the world.

Each year, this Day addresses a specific theme and activities are carried out by WHO and its partners. In 2014, the theme was “Ear Care Can Avoid Hearing Loss”. This theme targeted all age groups and promoted hearing health through ear care. In conjunction with the Day, WHO released the report Multi-country assessment of national capacity to provide hearing care. Partners and countries across all regions hosted activities and events to mark the Day, including Bahrain, Bangladesh, China, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Guinea, Indonesia, Kenya, Kuwait, Lesotho, Madagascar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Peru, Qatar, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia. In 2013 the theme was “Health Hearing, Happy Life – Hearing Health Care for Ageing People”. The Day was marked by the release of global data on the number of people with hearing loss.

In 2015, the theme for International Ear Care Day is ‘Make Listening Safe’. This theme will draw attention to the rising problem of noise-induced hearing loss. It raises the alarm that millions of teenagers and young people are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues such as nightclubs, bars and sporting events. It highlights that such recreational hearing loss has potentially devastating consequences for physical and mental health, education and employment. The following activities have been organized for the International Ear Care Day at WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland: http://www.who.int/pbd/deafness/news/IECD/en/

World Wildlife Day The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 3 March – the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) – as World Wildlife Day. On this second observance of the Day, the UN system, its Member States and a wide range of partners from around the world are highlighting the simple yet firm message that “It’s time to get serious about wildlife crime”.
http://www.wildlifeday.org

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/march3.html

Daily Holidays - March 2

National Banana Creme Pie Day
Banana Cream Pie

Nearly one out of five (19%) of Americans prefer apple pie, followed by pumpkin (13%), pecan (12%), banana cream (10%) and cherry (9%)
Until the early 1900’s Pie was considered a breakfast food.
In England, Oliver Cromwell banned the eating of pie in 1644, declaring it “a pagan form of pleasure”
“Wet bottom” molasses pie, Shoo-fly pie, were not originally made to eat. They were used to attract flies from the kitchen. They would stick to the pies.

http://foodimentary.com/2013/03/02/march-2-national-banana-cream-pie-day/

Dr. Seuss Day On this day in 1904, Theodor Geisel, better known to the world as Dr. Seuss, the author and illustrator of such beloved children's books as "The Cat in the Hat" and "Green Eggs and Ham," is born in Springfield, Massachusetts. Geisel, who used his middle name (which was also his mother's maiden name) as his pen name, wrote 48 books--including some for adults--that have sold well over 200 million copies and been translated into multiple languages. Dr. Seuss books are known for their whimsical rhymes and quirky characters, which have names like the Lorax and the Sneetches and live in places like Hooterville.

Geisel, who was born on March 2, 1904, in Springfield, Massachusetts, graduated from Dartmouth College, where he was editor of the school's humor magazine, and studied at Oxford University. There he met Helen Palmer, his first wife and the person who encouraged him to become a professional illustrator. Back in America, Geisel worked as a cartoonist for a variety of magazines and in advertising.

The first children's book that Geisel wrote and illustrated, "And to Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street," was rejected by over two dozen publishers before making it into print in 1937. Geisel's first bestseller, "The Cat in the Hat," was published in 1957. The story of a mischievous cat in a tall striped hat came about after his publisher asked him to produce a book using 220 new-reader vocabulary words that could serve as an entertaining alternative to the school reading primers children found boring.

Other Dr. Seuss classics include "Yertle the Turtle," "If I Ran the Circus," "Fox in Socks" and "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish."
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/dr-seuss-born

Fun Facts About Names Day Fun Facts About Names Day encourages you to learn about the historical meanings and influences behind your name and the names of your friends and families. Uncover historical and religious influences, who you were named after, and see how name trends have changed over generations! https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/fun-facts-about-names-day/

NEA’s Read Across America Day Oh, the Places You'll Go when you read! March 2, 2015 is NEA's Read Across America Day and this year, the book is the Seuss classic, Oh, The Places You'll Go. To make your event Seussational, go to Plan a Reading Event for Read Across America for tips and ideas to plan your own event. Be sure to follow Read Across America on Facebook and Twitter with #readacrossamerica. http://www.nea.org/grants/886.htm

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/march2.html

Daily Holidays - March 1

National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day
It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut butter.
There are enough peanuts in one acre to make 30,000 peanut butter sandwiches. Find out how peanuts grow.
Delta Airlines purchased 69.6 million packs of peanuts for its passengers in 2013
By law, any product labeled “peanut butter” in the United States must be at least 90 percent peanuts.
http://nationalpeanutboard.org/the-facts/fun-facts/

Plan a Solo Vacation Day Plan a Solo Vacation Day is a celebration designed for those people who like to view the world alone. Rather than being constrained by the demands and foibles of friends and family, people like this prefer the intensity of an individual adventure.

The day itself varies in actual date, but there is no doubt about the seriousness of its purpose. Solo travellers are rarely highlighted by travel companies, who prefer to focus their marketing on families, couples and groups.

The solo traveller is a special breed, though. More spontaneous than many travellers, he or she does not like to have their travel agenda shaped by others.

While formally celebrating the day at a social occasion would defeat the object, the best way to mark Plan a Solo Vacation Day is to take a trip. Simply by planning to hit the road alone, anyone can become a part of this international celebration. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/plan-a-solo-vacation-day/

World Compliment Day http://www.worldcomplimentday.info

Zero Discrimination Day This year, for the first time, 1 March will be a moment to celebrate diversity and recognize that every person counts. HIV responses should leave no one behind.
UNAIDS launched its Zero Discrimination Campaign on World AIDS Day in December 2013, which picks up momentum with a Zero Discrimination Day on 1 March 2014. UNAIDS chose the butterfly as its transformative symbol. Calling for a transformation to achieve zero discrimination is no small task as it is often deeply rooted, yet ending discrimination will be the game changing factor in the journey towards ending AIDS by 2030.
UNODC has long called for greater attention to the HIV plight of key populations and more precisely to the stigma and discrimination they face every day. People who use drugs and people in prisons face stigma and discrimination in various forms starting from systematic denial of access to basic health services to physical and mental abuse. The stigma and discrimination that they face is often in essence the way the general community views and values them; it comes from their peers, family members, neighbours and from health service providers.
"Eliminating discrimination is the one step that can enable the world to achieve the UN General Assembly's 2011 target of a 50 per cent reduction of HIV infection among people who use drugs by 2015," said UNODC Executive Director Yury Fedotov. "Take that step, say yes to #zerodiscrimination, commit, transform and let's reach the target." http://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/frontpage/2014/February/1-march-is-zero-discrimination-day---join-the-transformation.html

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/march1.html

Daily Holidays - February 28

National Chocolate
 Soufflé Day A real chocolate pick-me-up - February 28 is National Chocolate Soufflé Day!

Soufflés may be the only thing to rival the kind of lift many women achieve with gallons of hairspray - not to mention the fact that they taste like heaven.

The flavorful base is usually made with a French crème pâtissière (pasty cream), but the secret to this lightly baked cake is whipped egg whites. The name comes from a French verb, souffler, which literally means to "blow up" or "puff up," and that's exactly the magic that happens when you bake custard and egg whites together.

Your best bet for baking individual or even one large chocolate soufflé is the ramekin. When you're ready to take them out of the oven, it will be puffy and fluffy - and then deflate a little about ten minutes later. But, don't worry! It's supposed to do that.

Get fancy and even if you're not in trouble with your significant other, make them feel special and bake an individual chocolate soufflé for your sweetie. One little investment of your time can go a long way. http://eatocracy.cnn.com/2012/02/28/national-chocolate-souffle-day/

Floral Design Day Take out the flowers! Flower Design Day is all about appreciating floral design as a unique and creative art form.

It all started with the idea to create a special way of celebrating the birthday of Carl Rittner, founder of the Rittner School of Floral Design in Boston. And yes, the day is official – the Governor of Massachusetts William F. Weld proclaimed it in 1995. History lesson aside, today is an excuse to go wild about flowers and let your inner creativity spark. There are so many things that can be done with flowers – the sky’s the limit. On this day, show off your floral talent and create a spectacular floral design with flowers – real, dried or fake. Draw pictures of floral designs and get the kids involved. Guys can get in on the fun too. Why not arrange an impressive floral bouquet for your leading lady? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/floral-design-day/

International Sword Swallowers Day Dangerous, exciting and alluring, Sword Swallowers Day showcases the art of sword swallowing. Every year, the Sword Swallowers Association International organise events in association with Ripley Entertainment. Do we even need to tell you not try this at home? https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/sword-swallowers-day/

National Tooth Fairy Day For hundreds of years people have shared mystical legends, stories, and traditions about the loss of baby teeth. The early Europeans buried children’s teeth so witches and evil spirits couldn’t use them for voodoo. The Vikings believed that children's teeth had magical powers that could help them fight in battle. They would pay their children for their lost baby teeth and string them onto necklaces and other jewelry.

Over time, people began to share stories about a Tooth Mouse who scampers around town and steals children's teeth in the middle of the night. The story of the mouse evolved into the story of the Tooth Fairy who leaves treasures under children's pillows in exchange for their lost teeth.

Tooth Fairy traditions are still popular today. Kids all over the world place their lost baby teeth under their pillows at night and look forward to a wonderful surprise in the morning. Happy National Tooth Fairy Day! http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-tooth-fairy-day

Open That Bottle Night Since the millennium, one night in the dull, dark month of February has been immeasurably brightened for wine-lovers by the creation of a special day to celebrate cherished bottles of wine, champagne and spirits. Open That Bottle Night is dedicated to making sure that those bottles of fine wine put away for a special occasion, are used and enjoyed.

Created in 2000 by ‘Tastings’ columnists Dorothy J. Gaiter and John Brecher, ‘Open That Bottle Night’ is an annual occasion that aims to motivate people to reconnect with each other over a bottle, and create good memories with friends and family. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/open-that-bottle-night/

http://www.famousbirthdays.com/february28.html

The Spy Who Fired Me: The human costs of workplace monitoring

Last March, Jim Cramer, the host of CNBC’s Mad Money, devoted part of his show to a company called Cornerstone OnDemand. Cornerstone, Cramer shouted at the camera, is “a cloud-based-software-as-a-service play” in the “talent-management” field. Companies that use its platform can quickly assess an employee’s performance by analyzing his or her online interactions, including emails, instant messages, and Web use. “We’ve been managing people exactly the same way for the last hundred and fifty years,” Cornerstone’s CEO, Adam Miller, told Cramer. With the rise of the global workforce, the remote workforce, the smartphone and the tablet, it’s time to “manage people differently.” Clients include Virgin Media, Barclays, and Starwood Hotels.

Cornerstone, as Miller likes to tell investors, is positioning itself to be “on the vanguard of big data in the cloud” and a leader in the “gamification of performance management.” To be assessed by Cornerstone is to have your collaborative partnerships scored as assets and your brainstorms rewarded with electronic badges (genius idea!). It is to have scads of information swept up about what you do each day, whom you communicate with, and what you communicate about. Cornerstone converts that data into metrics to be factored in to your performance reviews and decisions about how much you’ll be paid.

http://harpers.org/archive/2015/03/the-spy-who-fired-me/

Employee Monitoring Might Explain Your Missing Packages

As day to day office work becomes more and more digital, an increasing number of corporations and institutions are monitoring the movements and communications of office workers. Esther Kaplan uncovers many of these disturbing and intrusive behaviors, which inform hiring and firing decisions, and can push employees to their limits, in her article for Harper's, "The Spy Who Fired Me." For instance, UPS workers are tracked and monitored to meet increasingly burdensome quotas, which is why some UPS workers will leave a notice form on your door instead of trying to deliver a package, in order to save minutes on a delivery route.

http://www.wnyc.org/story/spy-who-fired-me-esther-kaplan/?utm_source=Newsletter%3A+WNYC+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=9e0768650b-Daily_Brief_July_4_20141_26_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_edd6b58c0d-9e0768650b-68917289&mc_cid=9e0768650b&mc_eid=5777d10816

St. Louis County to launch health survey of residents near the Bridgeton Landfill

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is launching a survey to assess the health of people living near the Bridgeton Landfill.

An underground fire has been smoldering at the Bridgeton Landfill since 2010, causing odors emanating from the landfill to increase.

Residents as far away as Maryland Heights and St. Charles have complained about the foul smells — and about symptoms such as burning eyes, sore throats, headaches, nausea and nose bleeds. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-county-launch-health-survey-residents-near-bridgeton-landfill
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