INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS, MARCH 20

This campaign is a global celebration to mark the United Nations International Day of Happiness. It is coordinated by Action for Happiness, a non-profit movement of people from 160 countries, supported by a partnership of like-minded organizations. A profound shift in attitudes is underway all over the world. People are now recognising that 'progress' should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy. March 20 has been established as the annual … [Read more...]

You Are Only One Click Away from Studying Abroad

It was not that long ago that when a student decided he or she wanted to study abroad, there was a lot of preparation that needed to be completed before the student could depart on their overseas educational journey. However, with the availability of online programs like the Norwich University masters degree in history, you can now go across the border and attend university with one click of your mouse, taking classes when they are the most convenient for you and at an affordable cost in the … [Read more...]

How Political Management Differs from Political Science Degrees

Have you been thinking a career in politics may be the right choice for you? If so, did you know there are a few different paths you can take? Did you know that your online degree in political science through The George Washington University can open separate doors than that of a political management courses? Let’s take a closer look at who the two differ. Building upon the Knowledge You’ve Learned Perhaps you’re in the middle of your online masters in political science, or maybe you’ve … [Read more...]

The International Day of Forests, March 21

Until the advent of fossil fuels, for thousands of years, wood was the primary source of energy for human populations. Today, over 2 billion people worldwide, in rural and urban areas, still rely on wood for their primary energy needs. Wood constitutes the primary source of energy for cooking and heating in many developing countries, where nearly 90 per cent of fuelwood and charcoal is consumed. Regions with the greatest incidence of poverty, most notably Sub-Saharan Africa and low income … [Read more...]

Success is in the Bag campaign!

On behalf of Dress for Success we wanted to share an exciting new program that will help low-income women across the country achieve economic independence. Dress for Success, a non-profit organization is activating their first-ever Success…is in the Bag program and needs your help. Then initiative encourages Canadian women to donate a new or gently used high-end luxury handbag (value $1,000) that will be auctioned off with all proceeds going towards helping disadvantaged women in communities … [Read more...]

The Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017

The Ocean Conference will be held at UN Headquarters in New York on 5-9 June 2017, seeking to spur action to ensure the continued health of the world’s oceans. The conference will comprise of plenary meetings, partnership dialogues and a special event commemorating World Oceans Day. To prepare for this major event, the President of the General Assembly will be organizing a two-day preparatory meeting on 15-16 February in New York. The preparatory meeting will consider the elements of the … [Read more...]

3 Ethical Business Strategies You Can Use to Maximize Earnings

There’s a stereotype in the business world that ethical companies are typically less profitable than their peers. But in today's world, this stereotype doesn't really ring true. Good ethics are good for business, plain and simple. Here are five ways you can maximize profits, the ethical way: Consider Insourcing and Reshoring It’s fine if you don’t get it right at first. Amway, an American company that sells products ranging from beauty items to vitamins, didn’t get it right. Six … [Read more...]

How to Know if Your Intuition Is Steering You in the Right Direction

Some believe intuition to be completely made up, a concept verging on mysticism in some cases. I don't. I believe intuition is a strong guide that can assist you in day to day decisions. In many cases, intuition is here to kick you in the gut and show you in subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, ways that you are off or on the right track. But it can be difficult to discern whether your intuition is right or simply playing tricks on you. In this article, I'm going to give your clear signs that … [Read more...]

Get Motivated for a Career in Nursing

Are you motivated and ready to tackle education head on this year? If so, may we request that you consider careers in nursing! There are tons of different nursing specialties that you can enter into, and according to a recent infographic by Maryville University, 75% of nurses would happily recommend their profession to others. So, you can rest assured that not only will you be working in a worthwhile career, but that you will also more than likely be happy with your job. On top of this, … [Read more...]

Why Finance Needs More Women

It’s no surprise that the world of finance is male dominated, especially at the leadership level. While there are lots of women graduating from college with finance degrees, there still aren’t as many women CEOs and women on Wall Street as you might think. In fact, 4.4% of Fortune 500 and S&P 500 companies have female CEOs, according to Catalyst. While about 74% of the industry's assets are run by men alone, only 2% of these assets are handled by women alone. The remaining 14% is made up by a … [Read more...]

Giving Girls in Uganda an Equal Chance

“I want to be a nurse.” This comment was made in response to my age old question of, “What would you like to be when you grow up?” I’ve asked this question to children in the United States, but this time I was in Uganda, speaking with a 14-year-old girl, Malacondia, who attends St. Luke’s Primary School in the northern part of Uganda, near the border with South Sudan. The school educates children from Uganda as well as refugees from South Sudan, displaced by the horrific unrest there. Not … [Read more...]

The Five Benefits of Gratitude

Self-care has always been an important skill to have. In fact, self-care for social workers is an actively taught and trained skill. This is due to the fact that self-care leads to better care for others. There are many ways to express self-care and one of them is through gratitude. As studies complied by the Case Western Reserve University show, gratitude leads to five major benefits. Those with a high level of gratitude have fewer health issues and feel more positively about the future. On … [Read more...]

Career Options for Women Who Want to Help the Elderly

There are various career options for women that want to work in the elderly care profession. There are jobs that require experience and the completion of degrees such as geriatric nurse practitioners, to jobs that require little experience, such as a dog walker or care assistant, where you can learn on the job. While most jobs helping the elderly consist of care-giving and some physical labor, not all do and these career options may be perfect for older women who want to change career paths or … [Read more...]

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