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Leap Year

I Love Leap Years!

Ben Arnon | Posted 03.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Ben Arnon

With Leap Day (February 29th) having just passed, I realized that leap years are my favorite years. Leap years are synced up with two activities that...

Woman Goes All Out With Scavenger Hunt Proposal For Boyfriend

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 03.03.2016 | Weddings

For the last year, Kieran Gregg had a running joke with her boyfriend that she was going to be the one to propose. On Feb. 29, she made it happen -- k...

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...

Leap Year Twins Turn 10!

Liz Carlston | Posted 03.01.2016 | Weird News
Liz Carlston

When your birthday comes once every four years, the celebration is going to be a big production. For twin brothers Ryan and Justin Bott, they'll be celebrating with 75 of their closest friends at the Little America in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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 02.29.2016 | Travel
CheapTickets

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 02.29.2016 | Business
GOBankingRates

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...

Leap Year Travel Deals: So Hot We Only See Them Every Four Years

Travelzoo | Posted 02.29.2016 | Travel
Travelzoo

This Leap Year Day we had one goal for Travelzoo's members: compiling a list of deals so impressive and rare that we only see something like it every ...

Think Leap Year is Every Four Years? Think Again.

Jacob Stewart | Posted 02.29.2016 | 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 02.29.2016 | 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 02.29.2016 | 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.

Why Your Memory Betrays You

James Stoddah | Posted 02.29.2016 | Healthy Living
James Stoddah

Perhaps today is the best day to start. Can you remember the last 29th day of February?

What Is Time and How Do We Count It?

Donna Henes | Posted 02.27.2016 | Green
Donna Henes

It's quite a task these days to stay in tune with real time when we have become so estranged from Nature and Her cycles. Perhaps we might use this leap year as a sort of reality check.

This Man Is Almost 15; His Son Turns 5 On Monday

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.26.2016 | Parents

Fred Shekoufeh looks a lot older than 15, but then again his son, Eric, doesn't look four either. Shekoufeh and son, who live in La Mesa, California, ...

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 02.25.2016 | 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 02.29.2016 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

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

Einstein Used a Tax Pro, Should You?

Mark Steber | Posted 02.23.2016 | Business
Mark Steber

With last week's validation of Albert Einstein's 100-year old prediction of Gravitational Waves, it is clearer than ever he was one of the most brilliant men that ever lived. So what were his views on income taxes? Well, let me tell you.

Why Is Summer So Early (June 20)?

Frank Morgan | Posted 08.17.2012 | Science
Frank Morgan

Both years are leap years (which by inserting an extra day makes summer arrive earlier), so that doesn't explain the difference. What's going on?

Meet Miami's Leap Year Babies (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 03.01.2012 | Miami

Babies are born all day, every day -- but few can say they were born on a day that only comes once every four years. Yesterday's Leap Year Day was bus...

Sofia Vergara Terrified On Splash Mountain

Posted 03.01.2012 | Latino Voices

The cast of "Modern Family" headed to "Disneyland" this past Wednesday to film one of their upcoming episodes. It was a perfect day for shooting since...

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.

PHOTOS: Vintage Leap Year Postcards Of Women Proposing To Men

Babble | Posted 02.29.2012 | Women

When one thinks of a single gal circa 1908, the image one conjures up may be of a demure, well-mannered girl, hoping and waiting to meet some man to m...

PIE CHART: Why Leap Years Really Exist

Posted 02.29.2012 | Comedy

If you ask a scientist why we add an extra day to February every four years, he or she will probably give you some "correct" or "logical" explanation,...

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...