Apples and Oranges talk STEAK, Lauren Millman

Did you know....I can help you stop over-eating, or feeling like you can't eat. I was there once, and it was the worst time of my life. Being cognitive of your own behavior works! HOW? Because the dissension and angst you're feeling in any of your relationships can be solved. You can make any situation better. I don't want you to feel this way one second longer. IS TODAY GOING TO BE THE DAY? Here are some solutions you can put into ACTION as soon as you choose to do something … [Read more...]

POST 2015, UNICEF, UN Women and UNDP, July 8 ( NYC )

PARTICIPATORY MONITORING AND ACCOUNTABILITY: CRITICAL COMPONENTS FOR THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA Side Event to the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) Hosted by Governments of Canada, Peru, Republic of Korea Supported by UNICEF, UN Women and UNDP Time and Venue: Date: 8 July 2014 Time: 12:45-1:15 PM: Light lunch available 1:15 – 2:30 PM: Panel Presentation and Q&A Venue: UN Secretariat North Lawn Building, Conference Room 7, New York Over the last two years the UN system … [Read more...]

ACTION Think Tank – July 21 with Jennifer Ettinger!

Attention Toronto Entrepreneurs Looking for a Faster Way to Get More Connections, Leads, and Money: Want to make BIT more money? Want to make a TON more money? If I told you, that in the flesh, you could meet, see and hear a speaker who has brought companies into the millions and even 100s of millions of dollars, and YOU could have the opportunity to not just MEET with him, but ALSO work with him, would you be there? This is an Inspire2Speak Program, and is going to EXPLODE your … [Read more...]

July 4, 2014 celebrations dampened by Hurricane Arthur

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain (now officially known as the United Kingdom). Independence Day is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, and political speeches and ceremonies, in addition to various other public … [Read more...]

Ramadan Prayer Guides, 30 Days

"When the month of Ramadan begins, the gates of Paradise are opened and the gates of (Hell) Fire are closed and the devils are chained." (Bukhari) With fantastic imagery, this 'hadith' informs all Muslims that the month of Ramadan is a special month unlike others. During the 30 days of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world will join together and strive to worship Allah. Beginning from the moment when one can distinguish between a white and black thread and lasting until sunset, the daily … [Read more...]

World Urbanization Prospects Worldwide

Revealing urbanization trends worldwide The world’s urban population has grown rapidly since 1950 and the coming decades will bring further profound changes to its size and distribution. On 10 July, UN DESA’s Population Division will release the latest urbanization trends, providing data that are critical for assessing current and future needs with respect to urban growth. Scheduled for launch on 10 July, just one day before World Population Day, the latest version of the World … [Read more...]

Mercury goes Direct Today ~ Woo! Hoo!

After more than three weeks of mis-communication and misunderstandings, Mercury will finally resume its direct motion at 8:50 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Hooray! Hopefully you survived this transit and saw the positive side of things. Many have been saying, whew, what a rough ride this one has been! There is a light at the end of the tunnel, and it is not an oncoming train, it truly is the light of day. You see it has not been solely the effect of Mercury retrograde that … [Read more...]

Iraq, displaced girls/women face increasing risk of sexual violence, UN warns

An estimated 20,000 women and girls in Iraq are at an increased risk of sexual violence as a result of the mounting crisis in northern and western parts of the country, warned the United Nations today, urging immediate action to ensure their protection. “We must act immediately to ensure that women and girls are protected from sexual violence,” said Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), Babatunde Osotimehin, stressing that the international community must not wait for cases to … [Read more...]

The Dark Side of Brazil’s Love for Women’s Soccer

This summer's World Cup will bring together two things for which Brazil is internationally renowned: soccer and beautiful women. While Brazil's reputation for sexy ladies and futebol are mixed together in the advertising leading up to the games, it's another story on the field. The struggles of women attempting to break into the male-dominated world of soccer reveals the darker side of the beautiful game. For a country renowned for its passion and prowess in the sport, acceptance of … [Read more...]

CANADA DAY 2014, What to Do & Where to Go

Canada day in 2014 is on a Tuesday - will you take Monday off? Many people have asked if they can simply "swap" Canada Day this year so it's on Monday instead: no you cannot. If you work for a small business then you may be able to negotiate a special agreement with your boss but legally Canada Day is on Tuesday in 2014. Canada Day celebrates the birthday of Canada. On July 1, 1867 Canada became a new federation with its own constitution by signing the Constitution Act - formerly known as the … [Read more...]

Global Human Trafficking, a Modern form of Slavery

Steve McQueen, director of this year’s Oscar winner for best film “12 Years A Slave,” mentioned in his acceptance speech last month that 21 million people are living in slavery today. That quoted figure comes from the 2012 report issued by the United Nation’s International Labor Organization (ILO) that has been attempting to gather international data for over a decade now. In the Asia-Pacific region where most of the world’s forced laborers come from at 56%, an estimated 11.7 million people, … [Read more...]

Spirituality, the Re-formation

Are you one of these people? Are you unsatisfied with your current life and/or the outside world? Traditionally 'spirituality' has been defined as a process of personal transformation in accordance with religious ideals. Since the 19th century spirituality is often separated from religion, and has become more oriented on subjective experience and psychological growth. It may refer to almost any kind of meaningful activity or blissful experience, but without a single, widely-agreed … [Read more...]

‘Epoch of Enlightenment‘, the New Millennium Woman?

Jurado's other murals are more esoteric and whimsical. Here a nude female takes a break from strumming her guitar while she listens to an angel playing a horn and a devil the flute. To me, these two little figures represent the dualism that threads through Mexican philosophy and art going back thousands of years back deep into pre-hispanic times. In this view, everything has its opposite: day and night, light and dark, good and bad, etc. One cannot exist without the other and they define … [Read more...]

Global Warming causes Beach Threat

7 of the World’s Most Beautiful and Threatened Beaches by Beth Buczynski It’s summer and for most of us, that means at least one trip to the nearest beach. Splashing in the ocean, soaking up the sun, sinking my toes into the sand: these are sensations only the beach can provide. Sadly, our pollution and exploitation of all the ocean has to offer has put the world’s most beautiful beaches in jeopardy. In 100 years, a beach-side vacation may be something people only read about in books. 7 … [Read more...]

From Babies to Branding, What is ‘Resiliency’?

Resilience is generally thought of as a “positive adaptation” after a stressful or adverse situation. In other words, resilience is one’s ability to bounce back from a negative experience. The Children Institute explains that, “resilience research is focused on studying those who engage in life with hope and humor despite devastating losses.” Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure … [Read more...]

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