Happy National Donut Day, America!

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Today is national Donut Day and the inner Homer Simpsons in all of us get to indulge in their love for donuts and celebrate their existence.

The holiday, started in 1938 as a fund-raiser in Chicago for The Salvation Army, was established to honor the women who served donuts to soldiers during WWI. The ladies handing out the donuts eventually garnered the name "Doughnut Dollies." Over the years, the day grew to be recognized nationally by both big and small chains.

Shipley Do-Nuts is offering up a free glazed donut, while Dunkin' Donuts is offering a free donut with the purchase of any drink.

If you're like me and want to venture out of the norm for your donut fix, I might suggest Eatsie Boys and their unique Shipley Do-Nut ice cream. My favorite donut is now in ice cream form and it's magnificent.

There is also a Voice Daily Deal happening for 50% off a dozen from Shipley Do-Nuts. That way you can celebrate in grand fashion and be that one awesome person at the office whom everyone loves for bringing in donuts. Like Dexter, except without the whole "Dark Passenger" bit.

Whether you are on your commute to work, just getting out of the gym rationalizing that one donut won't completely negate that last hour you just spent sweating your ass off, or just lying around in bed wondering what to eat, there's a free donut out there waiting for you.

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