Benzos: A Whole New Generation of Dangerous ‘Mother’s Little Helpers’

Way back in the 1960s, the Rolling Stones did a song about an already epidemic problem, addiction to tranquilizers. The song is entitled Mother’s Little Helper. While many people thought it was about all kinds of tranquilizers, in reality they were referring to a specific pharmaceutical that gained prominence among physicians during the 1950s. The name of the drug was Miltown and it was used for everything from anxiety to detox from alcohol. Unfortunately, Miltown also led to addiction of … [Read more...]

The Next UN Secretary-General: Selecting the World’s Top Diplomat

The U.S. election is dominating the news cycle these days, but there is another race that may not be on your radar, but should be: the next United Nations Secretary-General. This year, Ban Ki-moon’s second term at the helm of the UN comes to an end, and UN Member States will select a new Secretary-General to lead the organization starting January 1, 2017. The selection of a new Secretary-General matters to people everywhere. A strong leader is essential to having an effective UN – and an … [Read more...]

hEr VOLUTION Think Tank Accelerator – JOIN TODAY!

Are you a student looking to gain experience in your field? Volunteer with hEr VOLUTION. We cordially invite you , our community members, to take part in an info session to learn more about an upcoming unique and innovative program. hEr VOLUTION Think Tank Accelerator was designed to help support young women from our communities to successfully integrate as contributing members of the society. Join their Community Info Session to learn how HERE hEr VOLUTION Think-Tank Accelerator is … [Read more...]

WORLD POETRY DAY, celebrated on March 21

World Poetry Day is marked on 21 March. The date was chosen during UNESCO's 30th session, held in Paris in 1999. World Poetry Day is a celebration of poetry, literature and free speech, observed by UNESCO every year. The day is aimed at encouraging creativity, inspiring the teaching of poetry and restoring a dialogue between poetry and other arts, such as theatre, dance and music. PEN International also uses the day to highlight the imprisonment, murder and abuse of poets, writers and … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why You Need a Massage

An impromptu shoulder rub from a partner can feel really good, especially if you are stiff after a long day at the office. However, there are plenty more compelling reasons why you should book a massage regularly – and here are some of them. Stress Relief Being under stress is a common reason to book a massage. When we are stressed, our bodies tense up, our heart rate goes through the roof and increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol flood through our system. Massage therapy can … [Read more...]

Tips for Moms Facing the Consequences of Addiction

Addictions come in all shapes and sizes but there is one thing that is always for sure, there are going to be consequences for addiction to mind or mood altering substances. Whether you are impaired because of the addiction may be up to dispute but if that addiction can potentially lead to mishaps and injuries, there is a real problem. Mothers in the 21st Century are still becoming addicted to legally prescribed medications and as a result, are facing consequences that they never foresaw. If you … [Read more...]

IWD2016: Great Memories at A Celebration of Women™

A Celebration of Women™ is elated to Celebrate the Life of these powerful women leaders… seen here at our 5th Annual Celebration of International Womens Day 2016 Celebration that took place in Toronto on March 6, 2016 at The Hard Rock Cafe. Starting off the day is Abby McDonald sharing of the importance of Raising the Feminine Divine on planet Earth. Crowd settling in ... Tabi Jatoi shares on Key elements of Maternal Health ... Shelly Skinner shares … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why Being a Strong Woman Is Great for Your Relationship

It can be quite common in a relationship for women to lose themselves a little in a relationship as the man tends to dominate and become the alpha. There is no need for anyone to be the alpha in a relationship though. It is important that both people in the relationship have equal power. With both man and woman being equal in a relationship, no one will feel under pressure more than the other and no one will feel like they’re getting left behind. It is important that couples enjoy their time … [Read more...]

March 8: Celebrating IWD2016 around the globe!

The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. The United Nations observance on 8 March will reflect on how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals. It will equally focus on new commitments under UN Women’s Step It Up initiative, and other existing commitments on gender equality, women’s empowerment and women’s human rights. What’s next? Tasked with … [Read more...]

Dental Problems Faced by Pregnant Women

Dental Problems Faced by Pregnant Women and How to Prevent Them It hardly seems fair but you can add dental problems to your growing list of things you should be concerned about during pregnancy. Your body is changing as it moves to accommodate the growing life inside of you. This inevitably affects the health of your mouth and teeth. It is especially important, now more than ever, that you continue to see your dentist after you have become pregnant. This way you can stave off any … [Read more...]

Women in Science, 2030 Agenda

Involving women in science, implementing the 2030 Agenda | UN DESA | United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Women and girls represent half of the world’s population. Yet, they are not fully participating within the field of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), with a gender gap still remaining far too wide across the globe. Indeed, women account for less than 30 per cent of all researchers in the world and where one in nine men graduate in the fields of … [Read more...]

4 Tips on How to Wow with Your Presentation

Wouldn’t it be great to walk away from a presentation knowing that you’ve absolutely nailed it? Whether you’re speaking to your clients, boss, or even the CEO, you definitely want your audience to be impressed. When you’re giving a presentation, the goal is for the people listening to you to feel motivated, impressed, and maybe even slightly jealous of your great presentation skills. However, it’s not always easy to achieve this, with loads of different obstacles which could get in the way. Read … [Read more...]

6 Simple Rules for Political Leadership Success

While every woman's path to achieving political leadership and influencing public policy is different, these rules help women get on the right track, argues Rebecca Sive in this excerpt from "Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman's Guide." (WOMENSENEWS)-- No. 1: Here's number one: if you want to be a winner, you have to want it really bad. My dear friend, neighbor and longtime mentor Ilana Diamond Rovner, the first female judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, has a … [Read more...]

My 5 Pocket-Sized Feminist Resolutions for 2016

Life and work and motherhood demand nearly all of my time. But there are still feminist actionable items that I can tackle this year. Here's how I can keep the work moving forward in small but important ways. (WOMENSENEWS)--Last year was a tough year, feminists. But then again, when has it not been a tough year for battling sexism and misogyny? And then Serena Williams was honored as the Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year, and I felt inspired once more. The allure of feminism, for … [Read more...]

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