All American Pet Photo Day
For many pet owners, a special day isn't needed to remind them to take pictures of their furry family. But just in case you needed an excuse, today is "All American Pet Photo Day." You can get in on all the fun by dressing up your pets in their finest Sunday garb and snapping away! When you're done, why not reward your fuzzy friend with one of these homemade treats found on Yahoo! Shine?
Cheer up the Lonely Day
Francis Pesek from Detroit chose his birthday, July 11, as a day to show kindness to others. Specifically, he wanted to brighten the lives of those who lived alone, were shut-ins, or for whatever reason didn't have anyone in their lives to cheer them up. You can celebrate "Cheer up the Lonely Day" by surprising the lonely people in your life with a bouquet of flowers, a box of candy, or just a visit for a cup of tea and conversation. The best things in life really are free!
Convenience Store Day
On this day in 1927 (7/11), the first 7-Eleven convenience store was born, selling bread, milk and eggs from an ice house. The concept caught on and grew, inspiring the all-about-convenience shopping culture we still appreciate today. You can celebrate "Convenience Store Day" by stopping by your nearest location and picking up an icy drink or cup of coffee. In the mean time, have some fun by testing your convenience store knowledge with these bits of trivia:
* 7-Eleven opens a new store every two hours.
* 7-Eleven was the first store to offer a self service soda fountain.
* About 25 percent of the U.S. population lives within one mile of a 7-Eleven.
World Population Day
The United Nations encourages the celebration of "World Population Day" each July 11 to emphasize our basic right to plan a family. Since its first year in 1989, the U.N. has been using this special day to promote programs and practices that help control the world's population. You can help celebrate by volunteering your time or making a financial donation to any of the international organizations that work tirelessly to educate people in lesser developed nations on human reproductive health.