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It's Time to Move Thanksgiving

Walter G. Meyer | Posted 11.26.2014 | Comedy
Walter G. Meyer

This will likely be as useless as quest as trying to end the anachronistic daylight savings time, but I want to give it a shot and start a campaign to move Thanksgiving.

Baha'is to Implement New Calendar Worldwide

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 09.13.2014 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

If you have Baha'i friends, you can ask them what day of what Badi month of what Vahid it is, and if they look a little confused please be forgiving as it may take some time to get adjusted to a new way of measuring one of our most precious common resources -- time.

Moving Washington's Birthday

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.19.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If there had been a calendar on the wall in the room where his mother gave birth, it would have shown that George Washington entered life 11 days earlier than "Washington's birthday." There's a reason for this, and a reason why it was later moved. The reason was a centuries-old squabble between the Catholic Church and the rest of the Western world.

Easter: A Moveable Feast

William Grassie | Posted 05.28.2013 | Religion
William Grassie

This year Easter will be celebrated on March 31, but in 2014 it will occur on April 20. The reason has to do with the mismatch between the periodicity of the sun and the moon and the long history of human efforts to create a reliable and consistent calendar.

A Meditation For The Fall

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 11.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Ethan Nichtern

Now is a good time to clear out some mental baggage, purify any sense of guilt or remorse about what we did or didn't do over the summer, and reset our intention for the fall.

The Tale Of The Confused Christian Calendars

Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr. | Posted 06.12.2012 | Religion
Louis A. Ruprecht, Jr.

While western Christians have completed their celebrations of the Lenten season and Easter, eastern Christians are just gearing up for their own. How did that happen?

David Moye

How Can This Woman, Born In 1924, Be Only 21? She Was Born On Feb. 29

HuffingtonPost.com | David Moye | Posted 02.28.2012 | Weird News

Betty Flemming celebrates her 22nd birthday this year, but frankly, she has always looked old for her age. Her condition isn't medical, it's "calen...

The End Of The 'Leap Second?'

AP | FRANK JORDANS | Posted 03.18.2012 | Science

GENEVA -- It's high noon for the humble leap second. After ten years of talks, governments are headed for a showdown vote this week on an issue tha...

Tom Zeller Jr.

Can The Calendar Be Made More Logical?

HuffingtonPost.com | Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 01.05.2012 | Science

Richard Conn Henry, an astrophysicist at Johns Hopkins University and former deputy director of NASA's astrophysics division, is just the sort of pers...