National Friendship Day celebrated August 3

Celebrate Friendship Day 2014 on August 3, Sunday Human beings are social creatures and have always valued the importance of friends in their lives. To celebrate this noble feeling it was deemed fit to have a day dedicated to friends and friendship. Accordingly, first Sunday of August was declared as a holiday in US in honor of friends by a Proclamation made by US Congress in 1935. Since then, World Friendship Day is being celebrated every year on the first Sunday in the month of August. … [Read more...]

ACTION Think Tank in Chicago – August 15

August 15, 2014 – Chicago/Orland Park – Action Think Tank JD Vision As the economy is shifting, more and more people will have to rely on personal business opportunities to stay ahead of the financial curve. Many people enter into the market of financial independence through business development without the resources needed to maintain success. Our vision is to supply the tools and support to empower entrepreneurs and small business owners to create a lasting foundation for … [Read more...]

August celebrates ‘Silver pockets full’, once is 823 years, hoax?

"August, this year, will have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays and 5 Sundays. This happens only once every 823 years.The Chinese call it 'Silver pockets full." So: send this message to your friends and in four days money will surprise you. Based on Chinese Feng Shui". There's nothing rare about this phenomenon. It's not unusual at all, let alone something that happens only "once every 823 years," for a given month to have 5 Fridays, 5 Saturdays, and 5 Sundays. It's true of any 31-day month that … [Read more...]

The Magic number 11:11 and Master 11

Many say that when you see the repeating number 11:11 – when you look at the clock, for example – it’s a message from The Universe (or God, Angels, or whatever you believe in the spiritual realms). When you see this number, it’s the Universe tapping you on the shoulder and giving you a solid “thumbs up!” It’s beneficial to stop for a moment when you see this number and notice what you’re doing right then and there. What exactly were you thinking about? Were you pondering what you’re … [Read more...]

Mind.Body.Green., helping you keep a Balanced Perspective

It seems everywhere you look these days, people are dishing out feel-good mantras and their take on what will make you happy. It can be overwhelming. After all, how do we really know 'what works vs. what doesn’t'? With life stress, chores and daily demands, it can be exhausting to cut through the clutter. Reaching happiness can be stressful, especially if you get tossed the wrong nugget of wisdom, which sends you spiraling backward. Here is collected the best life advice to help you … [Read more...]

Relapse does not make you Weak

What is relapse anyway? Changing the face of relapse during recovery For those recovering from addiction, “relapse” has been a shameful event for years and years. Friends and family would scorn the fallen addict, self help organizations would make the person throw away their “clean time” and get a beginner’s chip while having to attend 90 AA meetings in 90 days. Relapse during recovery meant jobs would be lost and relationships would end, among other hardships. Instead of facing all this … [Read more...]

Eid al-Fitr, عيد الفطر‎ celebrated around the globe!

Eid al-Fitr (Arabic: عيد الفطر‎ ʻĪd al-Fiṭr, IPA: [ʕiːd al fitˤr], "festival of breaking of the fast"), also called Feast of Breaking the Fast, the Sugar Feast, Bayram (Bajram), the Sweet Festival and the Lesser Eid, is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). The religious Eid is a single day during which Muslims are not permitted to fast. The holiday celebrates the conclusion of the 29 or 30 days of … [Read more...]

Iraq: Isis warns women to wear full veil or face punishment

Sunni insurgents issue guidelines in mosques on how clothes should be worn to prevent women 'from falling into vulgarity' 'Anyone who is not committed to this duty and is motivated by glamour will be subject to accountability.' Photograph: Ali Al-Saadi/AFP/Getty Images Islamic State (Isis), the al-Qaida offshoot that seized large swathes of northern Iraq last month, has warned women in the city of Mosul to wear full-face veils or risk severe punishment. The Sunni insurgents, who have … [Read more...]

Separate Beds are Liberating, Larry James

Anymore, it is not unusual to find that many married couples often sleep in separate beds. The National Sleep Foundation reported in a 2005 survey that nearly one in four American couples sleep in separate bedrooms or beds. The reasons include snoring, disruptive sleep, temperature preferences, different sleep schedules or sleep habits. Snoring, farting, moaning and stealing the bedcovers can keep anyone up at night. You probably do it, too. I denied it for years because it didn't bother … [Read more...]

What is Verbal Abuse?, Angela Lambert

Abuse can affect the lives of people regardless of age, gender or social status. Although people most often associate abuse with physical violence, it can come in many different forms including verbal abuse. Because of the nature of verbal abuse, its damaging effects are often underestimated and misunderstood. This can be a problem for people who are the victims of it. In addition, it can make it difficult for people who suspect that a friend or loved one is being verbally abused. To help combat … [Read more...]

Take Action! Inspire Change … celebrate Mandela Day 2014

Take Action! Inspire Change “When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.” Can you spare 67 minutes of your time helping others? Every year, on Mandela Day, people around the world are asked by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to do just that. By devoting 67 minutes of their time – one minute for every year of Mr. Mandela’s public … [Read more...]

Balkans struggle ~ Women suffer

A new UNHCR report reveals that over 145,000 Syrian refugee families in Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon and Iraq are headed by women alone. UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres paid a visit to Awah, who is raising her children on her own in Amman. Explore Woman Alone “Syrian refugee women are the glue holding together a broken society. Their strength is extraordinary, but they are struggling alone. Their voices are an appeal for help and protection which cannot be ignored.” Keep up … [Read more...]

Excuses keep your relationships ‘off track’

If you truly have a desire to have your relationship work, you cannot allow yourself to offer excuses. No excuses! There are only results or reasons why. The reasons why are the excuses we come up with to avoid taking responsibility for our relationship and to avoid doing something we may be afraid to do and know must be done. Just do what must be done! What is YOUR hesitation? Copyright © 2014 - Larry James. This idea is adapted from Larry's books, "How to Really Love the One … [Read more...]

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