Feb. 5: World Nutella Day, Disaster Day, National Weatherman’s Day, African American Coaches Day

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World Nutella Day

It seems like everyone and everything has a fan club these days, and food is no exception. Nutella lovers around the world have organized, and on Feb. 5 they will be celebrating the seventh annual "World Nutella Day!"

If you're not familiar with this luscious, delectable cousin of peanut butter, you might want to give it a try. It's basically a hazelnut-chocolate spread that you can use on everything from bread to strawberries. Nutella was created in the 1940s by French pastry maker, Pietro Ferrero.

Why not celebrate by making up a special treat using this awesome ingredient? Here are some mouth-watering recipes from Yahoo! Shine:

Nutella-Filled French Toast

Nutella Mousse

Homemade Nutella

Disaster Day

Today is "Disaster Day," and rather than a day to celebrate, it's a day to prepare. Disasters can come in all shapes and sizes, from a flooded basement to a deadly hurricane. What types of disasters are you and your family at risk of encountering?

Regardless of the types of disasters common in your area, there are several things you and your family can do to prepare. Here are some tips from Ready.gov:

* Take photos or videos of all personal possessions for insurance purposes.

* Have at least $200 in cash in the house for emergencies.

* Store several gallons of water.

* Place emergency items in car trunk.

* Store enough food and water to sustain each person and animal for three days in your home.

* Have two flashlights with extra batteries strategically located in your home.

National Weatherman's Day

There's a whole lot more to being a meteorologist than looking nice and standing in front of a weather map on TV. But despite their years of training and scientific educations, weathermen often get a bad rap.

Even if there is no formal requirement saying a TV weatherperson has to have a degree, slate.com tells us that most do: "Broadcast meteorology is a competitive field, and many news directors consider only applicants who have done weather-related coursework. Weathermen typically have an undergraduate degree in meteorology."

Today is "National Weatherman's Day." Why not celebrate by watching the 1996 blockbuster drama, "Twister," starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt? Check it out on Yahoo! Movies.

African American Coaches Day

The first Tuesday in February is "African American Coaches Day." I know what you're thinking, but it doesn't have anything to do with sports. Today is a day to communicate to the African American community the importance of using a personal business coach to help mold and guide their careers.

A 2009 study by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) said that companies reported a 700 percent return on their business coaching investments, and that individuals reported a 344 percent return.

If you'd like to find a life coach to fit your needs, try the ICF's Coach Referral Service.

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