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Mom With Two Babies Born On Leap Day Says She's Won 'The Baby Lottery'

Reuters | Hilary Hanson | Posted 03.03.2016 | Parents

March 1 (Reuters) - A southeast Michigan couple is twice lucky after the birth of their daughter on Feb. 29, the second time the mother has given birt...

Adele Helps Woman Propose During Concert Because That's How Awesome She Is

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.01.2016 | Entertainment

Adele kicked off her world tour in Belfast Monday and, as if that was not celebration enough, she also helped a fan proposal during the live show. Ad...

Literal Leap Day: 6 Places to Take Adrenaline-Filled Leaps

CheapTickets | Posted 03.01.2017 | Travel

By Ally Marotti for the CheapTickets Travel Blog Celebrate Leap Day literally this year. Or, if you're an adrenaline junkie and can't wait the whole ...

29 Best Leap Day 2016 Deals, Freebies and Discounts

GOBankingRates | Posted 03.01.2017 | Business

By Laura Woods, Contributor Feb. 29, or Leap Day, arrives on your calendar once every four years -- and 2016 is one of them. The reason there are 366...

Think Leap Year is Every Four Years? Think Again.

Jacob Stewart | Posted 03.01.2017 | Weird News
Jacob Stewart

Okay, so the title is a bit misleading. Because for the most part, Leap Year is every four years. But not all the time [insert dramatic soap-opera-esque turn to camera here]. Allow me to explain. I discovered this groundbreaking tidbit of knowledge just a few weeks ago.

Take the Leap (Day) to Make Your Own History

Gloria Feldt | Posted 03.01.2017 | Women
Gloria Feldt

The day after Leap Day, March 1, marks the first day of Women's History Month . This year, rather than looking backward, a leap forward in thinking is in order.

I'm a Leaper

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 03.01.2017 | Science
Rick Tumlinson

For me, the usual measurements of years are slightly shifted. I am one who measures my time in units four times longer than yours. And as most people do when faced with weird situations or twists of fate, I made adjustments.

Here Are The Best Leap Year Specials And Discounts

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.26.2016 | Travel

February 29 comes but once every four years, so why not celebrate with some food, retail therapy and maybe even a night in a hotel? Whether you’re a...

Leap Day: Fixing the Faults in Our Stars

The Conversation US | Posted 02.25.2017 | Science
The Conversation US

Without that extra day every fourth year, our ancient friends would begin to miss their annual appointments, and start to fall behind in wishing us prompt birthday greetings, like forgetful Facebook friends. Without February 29, roughly, every four years, the "constant stars" would cease to be constant.

Leap Day: A Gift of Time to Spend on Your Career

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 02.23.2017 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

What would you do if someone gave you the gift of an entire day? Well, you're in luck.

The Week In Art: Alcohol, Google Street View and Angelina's Leg

Posted 03.03.2012 | Arts

Hello again, dear readers! We hope your leap day week was as wonderful as ours. What was ours like, you ask? Keep reading and you'll find out... ...

'Modern Family' Dunphy Girls 'Monsterate' On Leap Day

Posted 04.30.2012 | TV

For the episode airing on Leap Day 2012, "Modern Family" (Wed., 9 p.m. EST on ABC) embraced the holiday in two of their three storylines. The more sta...

Sexist Leap Day Fun

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.30.2012 | Home
Chris Weigant

Aurora, Illinois used to be famous for its Leap Day fun, when the unmarried women took over the town and arrested all the unmarried men for the "crime" of being a bachelor. Yes, you read that right.

Maybe Next Leap Year.. Red Bull Leap From Ren Cen Cancelled

Posted 02.29.2012 | Detroit

Time for Detroiters to start counting down to Feb. 29, 2016. On a blustery Wednesday in the Motor City, wings alone weren't enough to save the Red...

Happy Leap Day: Twitter Reacts To Leap Year 2012

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 02.29.2012 | Home

Every four years, the world is given an extra day at the end of February. For singletons, it's a day for women to propose to their men and for tho...

What Would Make These Two Men Jump Off A Miami Skyscraper?

Posted 02.29.2012 | Miami

Base jumpers Miles Daisher and Chris Santacroce jumped off the top of the Conrad Miami building at Espirito Santo Plaza, a 460-foot tall building on B...

Leap Year Tweets

Posted 02.29.2012 | Comedy

As we all know, Leap Year only comes around once every four years, so we have to make it last. It's true for everyone born on Feb. 29, it's true for a...

Leap Year Baby: How February 29 Shaped My Life

Lindsay McCall | Posted 04.30.2012 | Women
Lindsay McCall

I will forever feel a kinship with other leap year babies, even the ones I haven't met. (I'm talking to you, one-time rap sensation Ja Rule.)

WATCH: Why Do We Have Leap Year?

Posted 02.29.2012 | Science

Once every four years in February, we're rewarded with a little gift: an extra day at the end of the month before we have to pay the rent. And for abo...

The Faithful Shopper: Gifts for Guys

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.30.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's Leap Day! The date when by tradition, women can propose marriage to the men in their lives. Of course, women have been disregarding this for years, but today is a perfect excuse to buy a gift for your favorite guy.

Why Women Propose On Leap Day

Mental Floss | Posted 04.30.2012 | Weird News

Even with all the strides towards equality that women have made in the past hundred years, it's still fairly uncommon for a woman to propose to a man....

Disney Parks Honor Leap Year With 24-Hour Celebration

Posted 02.29.2012 | Travel

Have you ever wondered what it's like to stay at Disney World or Disneyland into the wee hours of the morning? Leap Day visitors are going to get that...

PHOTOS: It's Literally Leap Year!

Posted 02.29.2012 | Travel

Travelers can still wring a little wisdom out of that old chestnut, "Look before you leap." The author of that now cliche was quite right, not in the ...

Start the Presses: Leap Day Publication Rolls in France

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 04.29.2012 | Media
Karen Dalton-Beninato

It's Leap Day, a day when 40-year-olds can celebrate their 10th birthday, and the day that La Bougie du Sapeur is published once every four years.

Leap Day Allows for More Mannerly Ways

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Jodi R. R. Smith

This is a Leap Year and therefore we have been granted an entire extra day to add civility back into our busy lives. How will you spend your 16 extra waking hours?