How to Best Prepare Your Finances for An Emergency

Job loss, a health crisis, car problems, or even a sick pet are all examples of emergencies that may crop up and require you to spend a few hundred or a few thousand dollars. It's best to plan ahead so you know what the alternatives are if the crisis happens. You may have a few options. Create an Emergency Fund Ideally, you already have an emergency fund. This is savings that you can get to easily that usually amounts to about three to six months' worth of your income. If you don't, … [Read more...]

National Infertility Awareness Week, April 19-26

National Infertility Awareness Week® (NIAW) is a movement that began in 1989. The goal of NIAW is to raise awareness about the disease of infertility and encourage the public to understand their reproductive health. This year RESOLVE is urging the infertility community to spread the message “You are not alone.” Infertility impacts 1 in 8 couples of reproductive age and can be a very isolating disease to face. Just hearing “You are not alone” can help in so many ways. To participate in … [Read more...]

Badass 18th Century Pirates – Women’s History Month

The eighteenth century was, as any landlubber knows, the Golden Age of swashbuckling Pirates-of-the-Caribbean style piracy. Eighteenth-century pirates (as opposed to their unglamorous modern counterparts) have acquired their own roguish mystique. What is less commonly known is that women, too, had their place in eighteenth-century piracy. Mary Read, Anne Bonny and Calico Jack Anne Bonney and Mary Read are the most famous — and ferocious — women pirates in history, and they are the only ones … [Read more...]

Can Free Education Benefit Global Economy?

Free education is education funded through government spending or charitable organizations rather than tuition funding. Many models of free higher education have been proposed around the world. Primary school and other comprehensive or compulsory education is free in many countries (often not including primary textbook). Tertiary education is also free in certain countries, including post-graduate studies in the Nordic countries. The Article 13 of International Covenant on Economic, … [Read more...]

Avaaz Petition: We Stand with the People of Ukraine

Dear friends, 50,000 casualties. Millions of refugees. Democracy in retreat. That’s what experts fear could be the deadly cost of Putin’s senseless invasion of Ukraine. Efforts to prevent war have failed, but efforts to end it must succeed. Fast. Civilians are being killed right now because Putin believes the world is too divided to hold him to account. Let's show him he's wrong, with a massive, urgent open letter from people everywhere calling on governments to impose far-reaching … [Read more...]

Giving From the Heart this Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day is a day to celebrate the love in one's life and does not have to become a day of breaking the bank or leaving yourself with huge credit card debts for spring. In this new world of post pandemic living, many people are now accustomed to staying home and staying safe. This new way of thinking has actually re-opened old doors for people to experience celebration without the huge nightclub or restaurant tabs. This Valentine's Day 2022 can be the beginning of new ways to show … [Read more...]

Kindness is Key to Success in the Workplace

Kindness is a type of behavior marked by acts of generosity, consideration, or concern for others, without expecting praise or reward. In a world filled with struggle and pain, kindness is like a deep cleansing breath that rejuvenates us with its purity, refreshes us with its goodness and hope; and gives us the strength to persevere despite our troubles. Kindness is a Topic of Interest in Philosophy and Religion Below are some examples: 1. Kindness was one of the main topics in the … [Read more...]

Women of the New Millennium – Collecting and Strengthening

Jurado's other murals are more esoteric and whimsical. Here a nude female takes a break from strumming her guitar while she listens to an angel playing a horn and a devil the flute. To me, these two little figures represent the dualism that threads through Mexican philosophy and art going back thousands of years back deep into pre-hispanic times. In this view, everything has its opposite: day and night, light and dark, good and bad, etc. One cannot exist without the other and they define … [Read more...]

New Year’s Day Celebration Origins and Cultural Traditions

The celebration of the new year is one of the oldest holidays. Many believe it was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000 years ago it marked the first New Moon after the Vernal Equinox. The Babylonian new year celebration lasted for eleven days. In 45 B.C., New Year's Day is celebrated on January 1 for the first time in history as the Julian calendar takes effect. Soon after becoming Roman dictator, Julius Caesar decided that the traditional Roman calendar was in dire need of reform. … [Read more...]

11 Quick Facts about Remembrance Day

1. Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. It is common practice to observe two minutes of silence in honor of all our fallen at 11 a.m. every November 11. 2. From 1921 to 1930, Armistice Day was held on the Monday of the week in which … [Read more...]

NOVEMBER: Adoption Awareness Month

Adoption is a process whereby a person assumes the parenting for another and, in so doing, permanently transfers all rights and responsibilities, along with filiation, from the biological parent or parents. Unlike guardianship or other systems designed for the care of the young, adoption is intended to effect a permanent change in status and as such requires societal recognition, either through legal or religious sanction. Historically, some societies have enacted specific laws governing … [Read more...]

The Knowing of Your Inner Self

The 'Inner Self' is defined as: a person's true or internal mind, soul, or nature. The definition of inner self in the dictionary is a person's true or internal mind, soul, or nature. It is a quest to find your inner self and your own uniqueness. Your self is your sense of who you are, deep down — your identity. When you let someone else know you well, you reveal your true self to them. Psychologists also study the development of the self, or the beginning of self-awareness, in children. Self … [Read more...]

How to Completely Detox Your Life

Modern life can be overwhelming and stressful. We live in a world of processed food, social media, climate change, and air pollution. All things considered, it’s not surprising that our bodies and minds feel overworked and in need of a reboot. So, instead of sticking to just one New Year’s Resolution this January, how about making twelve? It may sound daunting, but by tackling just one of these resolutions every month, you could completely detox your life in 2018. Here are some ideas to get … [Read more...]

Celebrating International Day of Rural Women, Oct 15

THEME 2021: Rural Women Cultivating Good Food for All This celebration was first held by the United Nations in 2008, International Day of Rural Women celebrates the achievements of women working in “[agriculture] and rural development” across the globe, from owning businesses, operating farms, and contributing to the economic growth and health of their communities. This day also brings attention to the need for increased support for rural women in different regions of the world, whether … [Read more...]

Zoe Lefort, Canadian Artist

Zoe is a French Canadian born in Quebec who spent her early childhood years growing up in Montreal. Her family later moved to Oakville Ontario where she began hand-painting pottery. Many of her pieces were sold to a trendy boutique in Westmount Quebec before the age of fifteen. She continued her studies at Sheridan College and obtained her Bachelor of Arts in Illustration. Zoe now resides in Burlington Ontario and works as a full time artist. Her oil paintings can be seen at … [Read more...]

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