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Remember when 1992 was the Year of the Woman? Yeah, that was a thing, although ever-intrepid Sen. Barbara Mikulski shrugged it off at the time, saying, “Calling 1992 the Year of the Woman makes it sound like the Year of the Caribou or the Year of the Asparagus. We’re not a fad, a fancy, or a year.”

With the women’s march prompting some to ask whether 2017 will be the “next year of the woman,” Monday’s the day to celebrate the best unofficial holiday made just for women: Galentine’s Day.

What’s Galentine’s Day, you ask? It’s only the greatest gift we’ve ever gotten from Leslie Knope, the unfailingly earnest bureaucrat at the helm of the NBC series Parks and Recreation, describing it thus during season two: “Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”

Galentine’s Day: Celebrating Women, Waffles, And, OK, More Waffles

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Corals like this one in Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary are gorgeous, diverse marine species found throughout our world’s ocean. But did you know that corals actually provide humans several critical services? 

In addition to sustaining biodiversity and providing us food, medicine, and recreational opportunities, coral reefs can serve as a critical, natural defense for coastal communities. Healthy coral reefs like those in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary can diffuse much of the energy of hard-hitting ocean waves before waves ever reach the shore, helping to protect coastlines from damage, especially in the event of a large storm. 

(Photo: Tom Moore/NOAA) 

THE SIGNS AS RON SWANSON QUOTES
  • Aries: It’s always a good idea to demonstrate to your coworkers that you are capable of withstanding a tremendous amount of pain.
  • Taurus: Friends: one to three is sufficient.
  • Gemini: There is only one bad word: taxes.
  • Cancer: Crying: acceptable at funerals and the Grand Canyon.
  • Leo: Why do people eat anything besides breakfast food?
  • Virgo: Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.
  • Libra: There are three acceptable haircuts: high and tight, crew cut, buzz cut.
  • Scorpio: Child labor laws are ruining this country.
  • Sagittarius: America: The only country that matters.
  • Capricorn: Capitalism: God’s way of determining who is smart and who is poor.
  • Aquarius: The government is a greedy piglet that suckles on a taxpayer’s teat until they have sore, chapped nipples.
  • Pisces: I have my rights as a US citizen to blow a hole in that f*cking door and get out! It's in the constitution!