3 Ways Technology Is Improving Healthcare

We live in an age where technology has infiltrated literally every aspect of our lives from the way we shop to the way we eat and even to the types of entertainment we enjoy. It is no longer the exception to the rule that technology will have a direct impact on almost everything we do. But, have you ever stopped to think about just how technology benefits what you are doing and what it would be like if technology suddenly came to a grinding halt? Some aspects of life would go on pretty much … [Read more...]

The Expert’s Guide to Hosting a Summer Cocktail Party

Cocktail parties are a fun and simple event to plan, not to mention they’re also quite glamourous. If you’re considering planning a cocktail party this summer, read this expert guide on how to choose a theme, set the scene, and what to serve to your guests. Planning the Menu Traditionally, cocktail party menus consist of hors d’oeuvres – or canopies, small, bite size amounts of food with a variety of different choices. Since your party is all about the cocktails don’t go too heavy on … [Read more...]

Why 21st Century Women Mean Business

In the fast-paced world of business today, more and more women are taking the lead in some of the world's biggest business power houses. Take Sheryl Sandberg of Facebook, Meg Whitman of Hewlett-Packard, or Marissa Mayer of Yahoo. But, just what is it about women in the 21st century that is enabling them to compete in a traditionally male-dominated sphere? We take a look at some of the skills, attributes and educational qualifications that are helping women progress to the top of their … [Read more...]

Advice For Young Entrepreneurs

For a sizeable minority of young people, the well-trodden path from school to university and into a career, working up the ladder slowly but surely, simply isn’t an option. Although it suits some people, working for someone else just doesn’t cut it for those who have a desire to set up their own business. It might be that you have a special skill, talent or passion that you want to make into a career, or that you simply hate the idea of making money for someone else and feel you could run a … [Read more...]

Yorkshire Pudding Day, 2 Feb 2014

Each February, the first Sunday of the month is designated British Yorkshire Pudding Day.  And being a Yorkshire lass this is really a day that could not pass without celebration.  It's a long time since I lived in Yorkshire, but one thing that I haven't forgotten is how to make good old Yorkshire puddings and they are a great reminder of my Yorkshire roots. The Yorkshire pudding was traditionally made in a large tin, rather than the individual puddings that we are familiar with today.  Often … [Read more...]

Celebrating a Boy! Catherine gave birth to future heir

The 'birth of an heir' in a family is enough to cause even the most mild mannered members to have their say and throw a hissy fit, imagine if the child is to be the third in line to the throne of the United Kingdom? This is where the hard work really starts, and we are wondering how will Kate fare as Royal Mother and not just Royal oven? Photo Credits: Alison Jackson Though William and Kate were hoping for their first born to be welcomed in a more “bourgeois” way, (Kate’s influence … [Read more...]

UK’s new Visa Policy, Meetika Srivastava

THE news broke, Monday, that the UK government plans imposing a visa bond on nationals of some countries intending to travel to the UK. According to the report, from November, nationals of Nigeria, India, Ghana, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will have to post a bond of N723,000 or £3,000 ($4,600 or 3,500 euros at current exchange rates). The Home Secretary, Theresa May, made the proposal which targeted nationals of the countries tagged as “high-risk.” Home Secretary Theresa May who last … [Read more...]

Barbara Taylor Bradford – WOMAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™  is elated to Celebrate the Life of this woman that knew from a very young age who she was, what she wanted to do with her life, and Took Action to follow her calling.    A woman leader and a woman far ahead of her times, this power of example has thrived through the most successful of literary careers, still managing to find time to work diligently in the realm of charity; in areas of breast cancer and literacy for all.         WOMAN … [Read more...]

London Committee of UK NC, UN Women – Annual General Meeting 2013

16 Apr 2013 Guest speaker: Marai Larasi MBE The London Committee of the UK National Committee for UN Women is delighted to invite London members and supporters to join us for our AGM to hear about our work during 2012, our plans for 2013 and how you can be involved. After the AGM we are pleased to welcome Marai Larasi MBE as our guest speaker. Marai is the Executive Director of Imkaan, a UK-based national second tier organization dedicated to challenging violence against black, minority … [Read more...]

L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards – Women in Science – 2013

15th Annual L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards - Women in Science - 2013 Each year, five outstanding women scientists – one per continent – are honored for the contributions of their research, the strength of their commitments and their impact on society. The Awards jury was chaired by Professor Ahmed Zewail, winner of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, and Linus Pauling Chair Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology. The research of the 2013 Laureates … [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day!, Mums celebrated in U.K., March 10

Mother's Day is a celebration honoring mothers and motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in March, April or May. It complements Father's Day, a celebration honoring fathers. Mother's Day is an American invention, and it is not directly descended from the many celebrations of mothers and motherhood that have occurred throughout the world over thousands of years, such as the Greek cult to … [Read more...]

Carl Foster – MAN of ACTION™

  A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of this awakened male, one man that has risen above his own circumstance of struggle; endured challenges with learning, rose above the inability to read.   Inspired by one Woman - a teacher he describes the experience of her as -  "Knowing she believed in me made such a difference". This man is now guided to use his new found self awareness to help young people and adults realize their dreams. Today, his mantra for all of … [Read more...]

Cervical Cancer – Life After Treatment (in U.K.)

Life after treatment How cervical cancer affects your daily life will depend very much on what stage your disease is at, and what treatment you're having. Many women with cervical cancer have a radical hysterectomy. This is a major operation, and it takes around six to 12 weeks to recover from it. During this time you need to avoid lifting (e.g. children, heavy shopping bags) and heavy housework. You won’t be able to drive for anything from three to eight weeks after the operation. … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates London Holiday Teas

Observance of the custom originated amongst the wealthy classes in England in the 1840. Anna Maria Russell, Duchess of Bedford, is widely credited as transforming afternoon tea (or low tea) in England into a late-afternoon meal whilst visiting Belvoir Castle, though Charles II of England's wife Catherine of Braganza is often credited with introducing tea to the court upon her arrival in 1662. By the end of the nineteenth century, afternoon tea or low tea had developed into its current form … [Read more...]

Lorre White celebrates Cyber Monday – how did it go?

BRITISH-BASED online retailers are expected to see their busiest day in history today, as US shopping event Cyber Monday takes place in the UK. The annual discount day - which in America traditionally falls on the Monday after Thanksgiving - was launched to encourage shoppers to buy online in the run-up to Christmas. Internet sales are expected to surpass all expectations with Visa Europe predicting that £320 million will be spent via its cards alone, reports The Evening Standard. The number … [Read more...]

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