Benzos: A Whole New Generation of Dangerous ‘Mother’s Little Helpers’

Way back in the 1960s, the Rolling Stones did a song about an already epidemic problem, addiction to tranquilizers. The song is entitled Mother’s Little Helper. While many people thought it was about all kinds of tranquilizers, in reality they were referring to a specific pharmaceutical that gained prominence among physicians during the 1950s. The name of the drug was Miltown and it was used for everything from anxiety to detox from alcohol. Unfortunately, Miltown also led to addiction of … [Read more...]

Women police climb the ranks across Africa

At 8 years of age, Sadatu Reeves came across photographs of women police officers in a magazine her father brought home from abroad. The empowered images sparked a deep-seated desire to don her own uniform. She pursued a university degree in criminal justice, graduating in 2004, just after Liberia’s 1989-2003 Civil War. Her family opposed her idea of becoming a police officer, citing low salaries and public mistrust, bred by the violence and rape carried out by some police during the Civil … [Read more...]

Stacey’s PEACE MISSION 2016

About Stacey Huish A Strong Powerful Game Changer! A Speaker, Educator, Author and Lover of Life! A free spirit who is affectionately known as the Game Changer. I am an earth healer, a heart healer, a lover of life, raising the vibration of love to help as many people as possible to live passionate, purpose filled lives, awaken the planet and enable the divine purpose of the universe to unfold. That is My Life! That is my purpose for me being here! I am a Social Entrepreneur, 1 … [Read more...]

The Next UN Secretary-General: Selecting the World’s Top Diplomat

The U.S. election is dominating the news cycle these days, but there is another race that may not be on your radar, but should be: the next United Nations Secretary-General. This year, Ban Ki-moon’s second term at the helm of the UN comes to an end, and UN Member States will select a new Secretary-General to lead the organization starting January 1, 2017. The selection of a new Secretary-General matters to people everywhere. A strong leader is essential to having an effective UN – and an … [Read more...]

SPUR FESTIVAL: Feminism, Toronto – April 9

Prime Minister Trudeau claims no-one should be afraid to use the word “Feminist.” Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem chastise young women for selling out the cause for supporting Bernie Sanders over Hillary Clinton. Definitions of what actually defines a Feminist are passionately fought over, defended, rejected and redefined. On the 100th anniversary of the right of some women (read: white) to vote in Canada, Spur celebrates the accomplishments and contradictions of … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why You Need a Massage

An impromptu shoulder rub from a partner can feel really good, especially if you are stiff after a long day at the office. However, there are plenty more compelling reasons why you should book a massage regularly – and here are some of them. Stress Relief Being under stress is a common reason to book a massage. When we are stressed, our bodies tense up, our heart rate goes through the roof and increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol flood through our system. Massage therapy can … [Read more...]

IWD2016: Great Memories at A Celebration of Women™

A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of these powerful women leaders… seen here at our 5th Annual Celebration of International Womens Day 2016 Celebration that took place in Toronto on March 6, 2016 at The Hard Rock Cafe. Starting off the day is Abby McDonald sharing of the importance of Raising the Feminine Divine on planet Earth. Crowd settling in ... Tabi Jatoi shares on Key elements of Maternal Health ... Shelly Skinner shares … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why Being a Strong Woman Is Great for Your Relationship

It can be quite common in a relationship for women to lose themselves a little in a relationship as the man tends to dominate and become the alpha. There is no need for anyone to be the alpha in a relationship though. It is important that both people in the relationship have equal power. With both man and woman being equal in a relationship, no one will feel under pressure more than the other and no one will feel like they’re getting left behind. It is important that couples enjoy their time … [Read more...]

2030 Agenda – an important tool for safe migration

In 2015, the number of international migrants reached 244 million, which equals an increase of 71 million compared to 2000. At the same time, millions of people are fleeing severe conditions at home to seek refuge and safety abroad. For the international community, it is critical that all efforts are rallied to ensure safe and well-managed migration, where lives are saved and where the rights and dignity of migrants and refugees are protected. “With the integration of migration and migrants … [Read more...]

March 8: Celebrating IWD2016 around the globe!

The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. The United Nations observance on 8 March will reflect on how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals. It will equally focus on new commitments under UN Women’s Step It Up initiative, and other existing commitments on gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s human rights. What’s next? Tasked with … [Read more...]

Dental Problems Faced by Pregnant Women

Dental Problems Faced by Pregnant Women and How to Prevent Them It hardly seems fair but you can add dental problems to your growing list of things you should be concerned about during pregnancy. Your body is changing as it moves to accommodate the growing life inside of you. This inevitably affects the health of your mouth and teeth. It is especially important, now more than ever, that you continue to see your dentist after you have become pregnant. This way you can stave off any … [Read more...]

Women in Science, 2030 Agenda

Involving women in science, implementing the 2030 Agenda | UN DESA | United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Women and girls represent half of the world’s population. Yet, they are not fully participating within the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), with a gender gap still remaining far too wide across the globe. Indeed, women account for less than 30 per cent of all researchers in the world and where one in nine men graduate in the fields of … [Read more...]

Returning to the Workforce as a Mother

Returning to the Workforce as a Mother – Would Getting Your MBA First Create a Better Future for You and Your Family? If you decided to take a break from your career while your child was very young, but are planning to return to work once he or she is a little older and in school, it can be a bit of a daunting prospect. If you had a promising career you would like to go back to, you may be concerned that in the time you were not working, you may have become a less attractive prospect to … [Read more...]

Year of the Fire Monkey, 2016

The Chinese Lunar New Year occurs every year on the New Moon of the first lunar month, which is the second New Moon after the Winter Solstice. The exact date can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February. A complete cycle of the Chinese lunar calendar takes 60 years and comprises five cycles of 12 years--12 animal signs and 5 elements. The Chinese Lunar New Year differs to that of the Roman New Year because the Chinese calendar is based on the phases of the moon, whereas … [Read more...]

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