The second month of the year brings some pretty big celebrations, including Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, and birthdays for all the amazing people born during this cold but festive time. Here's to all the February babies and their creative and adventurous ways.
According to a study of 21,000 children done over seven years, winter babies ", and were heavier, taller, and had larger head circumference at age 7. They also had higher scores in a series of intelligence exercises." Whether they keep the size advantage into adulthood, though, is still .
Studies show that people born in the colder months are , than summer babes. They take the hygge thing to heart.
Shhh, don't tell the summer moms. Researchers in New Zealand studied 4- and 5-year-olds with respect to the kids' consideration of others, sharing, temperament, fidgeting, concentration, and ability to make friends. When the numbers were crunched, they found that those . (You can pretend it was your good parenting.)
In fact, researchers found . If you're due in winter, make sure that nursery is all set up.
The two professions couldn't be more different, but for people born in February, they're reportedly .
According to , "January and February are the right months to be born if you want to be famous, since those months correlate with creativity and imaginative problem-solving."
If you're a February baby, you're certainly in good company. Other include George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Michael Jordan, Steve Jobs, Rosa Parks, Jennifer Aniston, and Elizabeth Taylor.
People born between February 1 and February 18 were born under the star sign Aquarius, while those born later in the month are under Pisces. are often considered to be original and progressive thinkers with strong humanitarian instincts, while are often very compassionate and artistic.
No, red roses aren't the go-to flower for people born in this month. Instead, they have two lovely blossoms: the , which signifies loyalty and faithfulness, and the , which symbolizes youth and undying love.
The ancient Greeks believed kept the wearer clear-headed and quick-witted, while centuries later Leonardo da Vinci claimed that amethyst helps to quicken intelligence and get rid of evil thoughts. It's also associated with peace, stability, courage, and strength.
If you're , then you're going to have to wait until 2020 for your next official calendar birthday. But most people just choose to celebrate it on February 28 or March 1 during non-leap years.
People born in February, March, and April are than people born during the rest of the year. However, February-born people should watch their sodium intake, as people born in these months have a slightly higher risk of cardiovascular disease.
Those born in this month are often more likely to be affected by , and a UK study found that most people's overall during February.
that when men born in February marry women born in May, their relationships are often "explosive." Unfortunately, this also means unusually high divorce rates for these marriages.
On a , February comes up pretty light, especially compared to August and September. So if you're born in this month, you should feel extra-special!
Not only is observed in February, but celebrations such as Groundhog Day, Valentine's Day, Chinese New Year, and Presidents' Day also take place.
Because it's , of course. Cheers!