The Bushido Code: The Eight Virtues of the Samurai

The unwritten Samurai code of conduct, known as Bushido, held that the true warrior must hold that loyalty, courage, veracity, compassion, and honor as important, above all else. An appreciation and respect of life was also imperative, as it added balance to the warrior character of the Samurai. Though some scholars have criticized Nitobe’s work as romanticized yearning for a non-existent age of chivalry, there’s no question that his work builds on extraordinary thousand-year-old precepts of … [Read more...]

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS, MARCH 20

This campaign is a global celebration to mark the United Nations International Day of Happiness. It is coordinated by Action for Happiness, a non-profit movement of people from 160 countries, supported by a partnership of like-minded organizations. A profound shift in attitudes is underway all over the world. People are now recognising that 'progress' should be about increasing human happiness and wellbeing, not just growing the economy. March 20 has been established as the annual … [Read more...]

You Are Only One Click Away from Studying Abroad

It was not that long ago that when a student decided he or she wanted to study abroad, there was a lot of preparation that needed to be completed before the student could depart on their overseas educational journey. However, with the availability of online programs like the Norwich University masters degree in history, you can now go across the border and attend university with one click of your mouse, taking classes when they are the most convenient for you and at an affordable cost in the … [Read more...]

4 Reasons to Study Marketing At College

If you’re a creative, forward-thinking individual, then a career in marketing could be the perfect choice for you. If you enjoy making things look good and selling them to others, then marketing is a great fit, as professional marketers are hired by companies all over the world in order to help them make a connection with their audience. In order to achieve a lucrative career in marketing, then it’s usually essential to study marketing at the collegiate level. We’ve listed some of the best … [Read more...]

How Political Management Differs from Political Science Degrees

Have you been thinking a career in politics may be the right choice for you? If so, did you know there are a few different paths you can take? Did you know that your online degree in political science through The George Washington University can open separate doors than that of a political management courses? Let’s take a closer look at who the two differ. Building upon the Knowledge You’ve Learned Perhaps you’re in the middle of your online masters in political science, or maybe you’ve … [Read more...]

The International Day of Forests, March 21

Until the advent of fossil fuels, for thousands of years, wood was the primary source of energy for human populations. Today, over 2 billion people worldwide, in rural and urban areas, still rely on wood for their primary energy needs. Wood constitutes the primary source of energy for cooking and heating in many developing countries, where nearly 90 per cent of fuelwood and charcoal is consumed. Regions with the greatest incidence of poverty, most notably Sub-Saharan Africa and low income … [Read more...]

IWD2017-MARCH 5: Meet our Speakers!

CLICK IMAGE - MEET OUR SPEAKERS TICKET OPTIONS ENTRY ONLY $20.00 CAD LUNCH TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR - $50 ENTRY ONLINE TICKETS Extended until Saturday, March 4 … [Read more...]

History of Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day, also called Saint Valentine's Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although it is not a public holiday in any country. Several martyrdom stories associated with the various Valentines that were connected to February … [Read more...]

The Ocean Conference, June 5-9, 2017

The Ocean Conference will be held at UN Headquarters in New York on 5-9 June 2017, seeking to spur action to ensure the continued health of the world’s oceans. The conference will comprise of plenary meetings, partnership dialogues and a special event commemorating World Oceans Day. To prepare for this major event, the President of the General Assembly will be organizing a two-day preparatory meeting on 15-16 February in New York. The preparatory meeting will consider the elements of the … [Read more...]

Thank YOU to our Exhibiting Sponsors – IWD2017

EXHIBITOR SPONSOR TEAM Please join us in welcoming Sharon Walsh onto our Exhibiting Sponsor team! Quantumwave is a visionary company with a guiding message of Light as the Medicine of the Future. Our mission is to help all mankind unwind from stress, tension and dis-ease and to provide a new reference for Quantum Wellness as we enter into the new season emerging here on Planet Earth. PROBLEM: 85% of all disease is a result of STRESS - Managing the physiological responses to … [Read more...]

UN Women, First Regular Session 2017 – FEB 14

Documents for the first regular session of the UN-Women Executive Board, on 14 February 2017. Advance copies of session documents are posted here and on the PaperSmart portal in the original language, and are replaced by official documents once available. AGENDA In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s … [Read more...]

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...]

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