Celebrating Year of the Fire Rooster, 2017

Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival, which is celebrated at night with lantern displays and children carrying lanterns in a parade. The Chinese calendar is based on a combination of lunar and solar movements. The lunar cycle is about 29.5 days. In order to "catch up" with the solar calendar the Chinese insert an extra month once every few years (seven … [Read more...]

Be A Counselor: How to Get Started

There are plenty of ways you can give back to the community. Becoming a counselor at school is a great way to drive changes and help students deal with problems. We’ve all been there; school and teenage life can be very challenging. The experience and knowledge we already have are among the best resources to use as a counselor. There are other skills and traits to develop to. To get started, you can now pursue online counseling degrees from top names such as Wake Forest University. These … [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...]

It Is Time for Your Home Business to Accept Credit Card Payments?

Running a home business is one of the best ways to achieve so much while still assuming the role of a fulltime, stay-at-home mother. If you’ve been selling products and services online and developing a home business of your own, you will know that there are a lot of challenges involved in making the business a success. One of the easiest ways to boost sales, according to studies complied by Rutgers Online and its Business Administration degree program, is by accepting credit cards and mobile … [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 We Need More Women in Leadership Positions

There has been significant progress for women in many arenas over the past 20 years, especially in education. Since the 1990s, women have outnumbered men in college enrollment and college completion rates. Women are also more likely to continue their education after college. This gender disparity has led to a majority of women enrolling and graduating from law school, medical school, dental school, and more. There have also been breakthroughs for women with regard to managerial positions and … [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...]

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...]

Women in Film and Television Vancouver’s national English language Contest

Women in Film and Television Vancouver’s national English language contest, From Our Dark Side, is seeking Canadian women writers and their best genre film ideas! Submit your 3-5 page genre film outline by January 6, 2017 and you could be selected to join the 2017 incubator program designed to help you get your idea for a feature length project to the next stage. Winners will also attend workshops at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival AND receive a transportation subsidy … [Read more...]

Five Tips for Finding a Safe Place to Live in a Big City

After thinking about it for some time, you are going to take the proverbial plunge and move to a major metropolis. Maybe it’s a new job that’s inspiring the move, or a desire to give big city living a try. No matter the reason, you are now in the process of finding a place to live, and you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. While you wish you could spend a week or two touring the city and determining the safest places to live, you simply don’t have the time or money to do that. As a result, … [Read more...]

International Women’s Day Celebration 2017, MARCH 5

SUPPORTED CHARITY The Assaulted Women’s Helpline began serving women in the Greater Toronto area in 1985. With increased demand in April 2002, we expanded across Ontario. We provide crisis counselling, emotional support, safety planning, information, and referrals to approximately 48,000 callers annually. The AWHL seeks to break down barriers to service faced by immigrant and refugee women, women living with disAbilities, Aboriginal women, LGBT women, and women of colour. To this end, we … [Read more...]

Ideal City Breaks for Women in Europe

Regardless of whether you splash the cash on a non-stop shopping trip or treat yourself to a self-indulgent spa weekend, every girl deserves a city break every now and again. The rejuvenating powers of just a few days away can work wonders, and help banish the stresses of modern life. The only problem you might encounter is deciding where to go. But thankfully, the variety and diversity of Europe has something to suit all kinds of traveller. With this in mind, here are some ideal city break … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Protecting Yourself from a Toxic Lifestyle

Nowadays it's as if there are hazards around every corner. From the exhaust spewing out of the vehicles we drive to the products we use to clean our homes, it seems as though toxins have become nearly ubiquitous in the modern world. Most of us have become accustomed to living with these unhealthy substances, reassuring ourselves that “these things are perfectly normal,” but a growing number of health-conscious women are making an effort to minimize their exposure to things that could potentially … [Read more...]

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