National Lace Day 2018 is on Monday, October 1, 2018: What's wrong with wearing white after labor day?

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What’s wrong with wearing white after labor day?

The original old out of date rule was the you were not to wear white SHOES after labor day, it was never a blanket prohibition against all white clothes. After all, a crisp white shirt is a fashion staple no matter what the season, white lace is always appropriate in winter and summer, and white woolen coats, pants, skirts and dresses worn in winter are all sophisticated and elegant -not to mention warm. The rule was made back when socialites in northern US cities in New England and Long Island set the fashion trends and it came from a time when women were expected to wear little white gloves in the afternoon no matter what the weather, they were supposed to wear little hats whenever they went out of the house, and shoes and purses were required to match exactly. Now trends are set by celebrities in places like Miami, Palm Beach, and California where you wear summer clothes all year long, so there's no longer any problem with white shoes, purses, or white anything for that matter. Since we no longer follow any of those other out of date rules -I'm sure you don't wear afternoon gloves, nor do you wear a pillbox hat -it's safe to discard that last old dinosaur of a fashion rule. Anyone who says that rule is valid is probably quite old or quite uninformed about modern fashion and a pretending to be a fashion follower.

As long as what you are wearing is appropriate for the weather and the occasion, then you can wear your whites all year long. And as a certified member of The Fashion Police I will not say anything to you, after all I have bigger crimes to fight, like pajama pants worn outside to the supermarket, crocs with socks, saggy baggy dirty sweat shirts, mullets, and other more serious crimes against fashion and good taste.

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National suicide statistics?

National suicide statistics?

U.S. Suicide Statistics (2001)

Emergency Room Visits

* Emergency room visits for self-inflicted injury: 400,000

All suicides

* Number of deaths: 30,622

* Deaths per 100,000 population: 10.8

Firearm Suicides

* Number of deaths: 16,869

* Deaths per 100,000 population: 5.9

Suffocation Suicides

* Number of deaths: 6,198

* Deaths per 100,000 population: 2.2

Poisoning Suicides

* Number of deaths: 5,191

* Deaths per 100,000 population: 1.8

U.S. Suicide Statistics (2001)

Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity / Young, Old Age Groups

Rate Per

Number Per Day 100,000 % of Deaths

Total .............30,622..........83.9.........10.8..........1.3

Males .............24,672..........67.6.........17.6..........2.1

Females.............5,950..........16.3..........4.1..........0.5

Whites.............27,710..........75.9.........11.9..........1.3

Nonwhites...........2,912...........8.0..........5.6..........0.9

Blacks..............1,957...........5.4..........5.3..........0.7

Elderly (65+ yrs.) .5,393..........14.8.........15.3..........0.3

Young (15-24 yrs.)..3,971..........10.9..........9.9.........12.3

U.S. Suicide Statistics (2001)

Further Breakdown by Gender / Ethnicity

Rate Per

Group # of Suicides 100,000

White Male.......22,328........19.5

White Female .....5,382.........4.6

Nonwhite Male ....2,344.........9.3

Nonwhite Female ....568.........2.1

Black Male .......1,627.........9.2

Black Female........330.........1.7

Hispanic...........1850.........5.0

U.S. Suicide Statistics (2001)

Suicide Methods

Rate Per

Number 100,000 % of Total

Firearms..................16,869........5.9.........55.1

All Other Methods.........13,753........4.8.........49.9

Hanging or Suffocation.....6,198........2.2.........20.2

Poisoning..................5,191........1.8.........17.0

Falls........................651........0.2..........2.1

Cutting / Pieercing..........458........0.2..........1.5

Drowning.....................339........0.1..........1.1

Fire.........................147........0.1..........0.5

Note that firearms are, by far, the most common method for suicide (55% of all suicides are completed with a firearm). Thus it is imperative that a suicidal person not have access to a firearm.

Hanging or suffocation is used in about one out of five suicides, which is why you can never leave an acutely suicidal person alone for a second. People who have died by hanging have used virtually every conceivable thing to hang themselves with, including shoe laces, electric cords, belts, bedsheets,etc. Again, never leave an acutely suicidal person alone.

Poisoning accouts for slightly less than one out of five suicides.

The three most common methods of suicide – firearms, hanging, and poisoning – account for 92.3% of all suicides.

U.S. Suicide Statistics (2001)

Actual Suicides

1.3% of all deaths are from suicide.

On average, one suicide occurs every 17 minutes.

On average, an elderly person dies by suicide every 1 hour and 37 minutes.

On average, a young person (age 15-24) dies by suicide every 2 hours and 12 minutes.

Suicide is the eleventh leading cause of death for all Americans.

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for young people aged 15-24 year olds.

(1st = accidents, 2nd = homicide)

Suicide is the fifth leading cause of death for young people aged 5-14 year olds.

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students.

Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death for males.

Suicide is the nineteenth leading cause of death for females.

More males die from suicide than females.

(4 male deaths by suicide for each female death by suicide.)

More people die from suicide than from homicide.

(Suicide ranks as the 11th leading cause of death; Homicide ranks 13th.)

73% of all suicide deaths are white males.

80% of all firearm suicide deaths are white males.

Among the highest rates (when categorized by gender and race) are suicide deaths for white men over 85. (54 per 100,000)

It's so sad. I'm a white male!! I wish people didn't kill themselves. Well there are a few people that should have this fate.

Fred phelps, Ann coulter, Perez Hilton, and anybody who hates as much as these 3.

Help Needed on an essay on "Valentines Day"?

Help Needed on an essay on "Valentines Day"?

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day or Saint Valentine's Day is a holiday celebrated on February 14. In the West, it is the traditional day on which lovers express their love for each other by sending Valentine's cards, presenting flowers, or offering confectionery. The holiday is named after two among the numerous Early Christian martyrs named Valentine. The day became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

The day is most closely associated with the mutual exchange of love notes in the form of "valentines." Modern Valentine symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[1] The sending of Valentines was a fashion in nineteenth-century Great Britain, and, in 1847, Esther Howland developed a successful business in her Worcester, Massachusetts home with hand-made Valentine cards based on British models. The popularity of Valentine cards in 19th-century America was a harbinger of the future commercialization of holidays in the United States.[2]

The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas. The association estimates that women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.

Modern times

The reinvention of Saint Valentine's Day in the 1840s has been traced by Leigh Eric Schmidt.[25] As a writer in Graham's American Monthly observed in 1849, "Saint Valentine's Day... is becoming, nay it has become, a national holyday."[26] In the United States, the first mass-produced valentines of embossed paper lace were produced and sold shortly after 1847 by Esther Howland (1828-1904) of Worcester, Massachusetts. Her father operated a large book and stationery store, but Howland took her inspiration from an English valentine she had received, so clearly the practice of sending Valentine's cards had existed in England before it became popular in North America. The English practice of sending Valentine's cards appears in Elizabeth Gaskell's Mr. Harrison's Confessions (published 1851). Since 2001, the Greeting Card Association has been giving an annual "Esther Howland Award for a Greeting Card Visionary." The U.S. Greeting Card Association estimates that approximately one billion valentines are sent each year worldwide, making the day the second largest card-sending holiday of the year behind Christmas. The association estimates that women purchase approximately 85 percent of all valentines.

Since the 19th century, handwritten notes have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.[27] The mid-nineteenth century Valentine's Day trade was a harbinger of further commercialized holidays in the United States to follow.[28]

In the second half of the twentieth century, the practice of exchanging cards was extended to all manner of gifts in the United States, usually from a man to a woman.Such gifts typically include roses and chocolates packed in a red satin, heart-shaped box. In the 1980s, the diamond industry began to promote Valentine's Day as an occasion for giving jewelry. The day has come to be associated with a generic platonic greeting of "Happy Valentine's Day." As a joke, Valentine's Day is also referred to as "Singles Awareness Day." In some North American elementary schools, children decorate classrooms, exchange cards, and eat sweets. The greeting cards of these students often mention what they appreciate about each other.

The rise of Internet popularity at the turn of the millennium is creating new traditions. Millions of people use, every year, digital means of creating and sending Valentine's Day greeting messages such as e-cards, love coupons or printable greeting cards.

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