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...]

Understanding the ZIKA Virus

For many mothers, expecting or not, the rapid spread of the Zika virus in the Americas has been, frankly, pretty frightening. Yesterday the World Health Organization (WHO) held an emergency meeting with leading experts on the disease and declared the Zika virus a public health emergency of international concern. In the meantime, the WHO, Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the United Nations (UN) along with various other agencies have been working closely to release the latest information … [Read more...]

Simple Ways to Slash Your Monthly Bills

For some families, money is no object and it really doesn’t matter what the monthly outgoings are, but for the rest of us trying to juggle kids and a career, every cent counts. Some women are forced into taking a second job just to make ends meet, which is tough on everyone, not to mention them. But there is another way. When it comes to paying bills and putting food on the table, most of us are pretty lazy. We stick with existing suppliers and shop in the stores we are familiar with. From a … [Read more...]

4 Tips on How to Wow with Your Presentation

Wouldn’t it be great to walk away from a presentation knowing that you’ve absolutely nailed it? Whether you’re speaking to your clients, boss, or even the CEO, you definitely want your audience to be impressed. When you’re giving a presentation, the goal is for the people listening to you to feel motivated, impressed, and maybe even slightly jealous of your great presentation skills. However, it’s not always easy to achieve this, with loads of different obstacles which could get in the way. Read … [Read more...]

My 5 Pocket-Sized Feminist Resolutions for 2016

Life and work and motherhood demand nearly all of my time. But there are still feminist actionable items that I can tackle this year. Here's how I can keep the work moving forward in small but important ways. (WOMENSENEWS)--Last year was a tough year, feminists. But then again, when has it not been a tough year for battling sexism and misogyny? And then Serena Williams was honored as the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, and I felt inspired once more. The allure of feminism, for … [Read more...]

Celebrating Samhain, OCT 31

As October turns to November, thousands of Witches, Wiccans, Druids, and other Pagans across America, Canada, Europe, and elsewhere observe the sacred time of Samhain. Samhain is a festival of the Dead. Meaning "Summer's End" and pronounced saah-win or saa-ween, Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest and the start of the coldest half of the year. For many practitioners, myself included, Samhain also is the beginning of the spiritual new year. Originating in ancient Europe as … [Read more...]

‘Real Men’ as their ‘Own Worst Enemies?’

NOVEMBER IS: “WEWomen Supporting Men’s Health” Month with MOVEMBER at WEWednesdays! WEWednesdays! Women Empowering Women is a networking organization designed to assist women entrepreneurs and future female entrepreneurs to Build their Brands! Each meeting highlights one ‘Mystery Speaker’ supporting the belief that all women in business are equally important; and a Featured Business at each event. These highlighted women share their experience as a female entrepreneur, and showcase their … [Read more...]

Full Moon on Tuesday October 27, is 3 degrees Taurus

The Full Moon on Tuesday October 27, 2015 is at 3 degrees Taurus, in Taurus decan 1. The full moon astrology is enhanced by Neptune, adding emotional sensitivity to relationships and spiritual protection. The purity and high ideals of the full moon can be put to good use on the striking feature currently in the sky. A triple conjunction of Venus, Mars and Jupiter promises happiness and success in love and other passionate desires. Full Moon Meaning Like all full moons, the major planetary … [Read more...]

The Power of Gender Parity for Business and The Economy

Women matter to companies—they are their employees, their suppliers, their customers, and members of the broader community. A more gender-equal economic and business environment—and society—can benefit companies in a myriad of ways. Businesses mustn’t leave policy makers with the brunt of the responsibility on gender issues; they have a very significant role to play and it is in their interest to do so. Two new McKinsey reports underscore the economic and business case for gender parity and … [Read more...]

OCT 2015: celebrates “9” Universal Month, What Happens Now?

OCTOBER 2015: 9 UNIVERSAL MONTH OF LOVE, LIBERATION & ABUNDANCE! But What Happens Now? Yesterday, a rare Supermoon Lunar Eclipse took over the skies charging you with energy and awareness, opening your psychic senses and intuition. But what comes next is even better! The Super Blood Moon has changed us forever. Every 18 years, the biggest Supermoon is paired up with a Total Eclipse. As you enter October, a "9" Universal Month, an extraordinary transformation takes over. Expect … [Read more...]

Royal North India Tour, Feb 15 – March 6, 2016

JOIN Enakshi Sinha ...on her forthcoming India tour as an cultural ambassador and a host leader of the exciting and exotic Royal North India Tour which is starting from Feb 15 to March 6, 2016. Enakshi says: "We will also cover Taj Mahautsav - Classical dance and music festival where you can witness the festival at the backdrop of Taj Mahal at Agra and mingle with the most renowned artists of India." … [Read more...]

Bubbles & Bucket Lists! – Sept 24

Bubbles & Bucket Lists! Always thought about creating your very own bucket list? Love being around other fabulous women (especially with a glass of bubbly?!?) Ready to start fully experiencing your life? Come join other fun, like-minded women who want to play even BIGGER in their life. Join us on Thursday, September 24, 7-9pm Tickets $30 Early Bird only $25 (for action-takers before August 31) Enjoy a glass of bubbly as you create your very own bucket … [Read more...]

Post-2015 Summit at UN headquarters, NYC: SEPT 25-27

More than 150 world leaders are expected to attend the UN Sustainable Development Summit from 25-27 September at UN headquarters in New York to formally adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that the summit “will chart a new era of sustainable development in which poverty will be eradicated, prosperity shared and the core drivers of climate change tackled”. The Summit will be the climax of a negotiating process that has spanned more than … [Read more...]

Certain Risk Factors Make Females Vulnerable to Drug Abuse

Drug abuse is an issue that people suffer with all over the world, but did you know that there are certain risk factors that make women more vulnerable to drug abuse than men? In order to help yourself or someone you love, continue reading to learn more about what these risk factors are, as well as what you can do to avoid them and avoid falling victim to drugs. Different Factors for Females Than Males During a study conducted involving young girls and women ranging from the ages of 8 to … [Read more...]

Empowering Women ~ World Peace, “Yes!”

Would the world be more peaceful if women were in charge? "A challenging new book by the Harvard University psychologist Steven Pinker says that the answer is “yes.” In The Better Angels of Our Nature, Pinker presents data showing that human violence, while still very much with us today, has been gradually declining. Moreover, he says, “over the long sweep of history, women have been and will be a pacifying force. Traditional war is a man’s game: tribal women never band together to … [Read more...]

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