February’s forgotten festivities resources

Use these resources to learn more about these holidays and how to celebrate them next February.

National Wear Red Day

Throw it back to Jump Rope for Heart, and learn more about cardiovascular health from resources such as the American Heart Association. They also accept donations to help with research opportunities and improve patient care. 

In addition, here are some activities that promote your own heart health:

  • Cut down on saturated fats by swapping them out for foods such as avocados, nuts and fish, which all contain unsaturated fats instead.
  • Participate in aerobic exercise such as running, swimming, jumping rope and cycling.
  • Reduce exposure to smoking and vaping.
  • Maintain a consistent sleep schedule, and try to get 7-9 hours of sleep per night.

National Clean Out Your Computer Day

Here are some important do’s and don’ts to keep in mind while giving your desktop, laptop or other device it’s now-annual check up:


  • Check your computer manufacturer’s website or handbook to see the recommended cleaning procedure.
  • When cleaning your computer, be sure to turn off and unplug your laptop, monitor and keyboard.
  • Use a microfiber cloth to remove dust, fingerprints, etc.
  • Make sure to backup any important files on your computer.
  • Compressed air can help clean the space in between your computer keys.


  • Stay away from using abrasive materials, such as paper towels, to cleanse your computer
  • Don’t use any glass cleaning solutions unless they are marked for electronic use. These can damage computer screens.
  • Try not to stack items such as books and folders on your computer, as this can cause the computer to overheat.
  • Don’t spray cleaning liquid directly on the computer. Instead, spray it on the cloth you’re using to clean the computer, and apply it from there.


National Tortellini Day

What’s more fun than tortellini? Reading these four fun facts about tortellini.

  • Tortellini originates from Bologna, Italy.
  • Chefs from the cities of Bologna and Modena face off in a yearly competition to see who can come up with the most traditional and creative tortellini dish, respectively. 
  • Up until the 19th century, tortellini was only served at holidays or could only be found at the tables of the wealthy. 
  • Tortellini is traditionally served in a broth, but you can still enjoy it with other sauces as well.

If those factoids were drier than you were expected, perhaps trying out this tortellini recipe from The New York Times will help resolve your pasta-less boredom.