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...]

7 Ways to Improve Your Dog’s Diet

Diet is the biggest contributor to your dog’s overall health and wellbeing. This is besides its mental health and exercise needs, all of which affect its present health and life longevity. But to understand how to feed your dog, you need first to understand its nutritional requirements so you can incorporate that into its meal plan. Below, we’ve included some tips that you can follow to ensure your dog has all the nutrients they need to lead a long, healthy life. 1. Fresh … [Read more...]

Lady Patricia’s Experience with Relaxed and Natural Hair

Women with Afro kinky hair know firsthand the frustration that can come with trying to achieve long and healthy hairstyles. Many resort to relaxers to tame their hair, and some don’t feel that they have other options. In this valuable guide, Patricia Atsonglo gives her tips and advice based on years of research and the expertise of stylists, describing effective methods for common hairstyles for black women such as mesa, thread type, Afro and relaxed. "I wrote my book because I … [Read more...]

Essential Skillset Needed to Lead as an Excellent Clinical Nurse

Nursing is a highly skilled job requiring a mixture of hard and soft skills. Hard skills are those that are related to specific technical knowledge, such as assessing a group of symptoms and making a diagnosis and knowing how to efficiently apply bandages on broken bones. Soft skills, on the other hand, are less-defined skills that are more akin to innate characteristics, but can still be built upon if they need strengthening. Perhaps the most important soft skills in the nursing profession … [Read more...]

A Domestic Abuse Victim’s Guide to Freedom

Unfortunately, domestic violence is a common problem. Statistics show that one in four women and one in seven men in the U.S. experience physical violence from a partner. But because of victim stigma and shame, this is a problem that doesn't get addressed enough while solutions are not often discussed. It makes sense for victims to want to get as far away from their abusers as possible, but unfortunately, they often encounter obstacles like a lack of money and even laws that forbid them to … [Read more...]

5 Types of Child Care Services You Should Know

The number of young, working parents, including families with both parents and families with single parents, is increasing. This is creating an ever-increasing need for quality child care services and facilities. Consequently, the growing demand for childcare services is sparking the growth of both new and already-established baby care facilities. Note that child care services range from informal home-based operations to well-established commercial centers. However, finding a suitable … [Read more...]

Pain Did Not Stop Her From Achieving Her Dream

Local Ipswich Woman saw eight doctors and three hospitals and ended up studying medicine to heal her own body. This was ridiculous, I needed to be able to function, to walk, to sit in a chair, to stand and to complete tasks on a daily basis. None of this was happening as I was always taking 2-6 weeks off at a time, lying down, crying in pain, unable to move, unable to eat, unable to think. I could not function. I had a business to run. For 35 years I had been like this. I had gone to … [Read more...]

The Adoption Option For Teenagers With Unwanted Pregnancies

When a teenager finds out they are pregnant, their first reaction is usually shock. This can quickly change to fear when the reality of what needs to be done sinks in. Putting your baby up for adoption is not an easy decision and there are many factors that come into play. There are two types of adoptions: open adoption and closed adoption. A closed adoption means that the birth parents don't have any contact with the adoptive parents or child. In an open adoption, there may be some level of … [Read more...]

6 Outfits for 6 Types Casino Goers

Casinos Have a Mood Land-based casinos are, yes, a mood of their own. Aside from players just gunning in for the jackpots and bonus prizes, the vibe and energy themselves say it all. Movies have successfully built and established some of the best storylines and pictures depicting the mood and vibe in casinos. Many people have never set foot in a casino, but ask any average movie fanatic about what comes to mind when they hear the word "casino" and watch the list go on and on. Movie setups … [Read more...]

5 Ways That Owning A Dog Can Enhance Your Life

We’ve all heard that dogs are a ‘man’s best friend’ but are they a woman’s best friend too? The answer is a resounding yes, absolutely! There are a number of benefits to dog ownership that are particularly valuable to women. Lower Stress and Anxiety Anxiety and stress among women in the 21st century are at an all-time high. Some studies indicate that this might be due to the fluctuating hormones of females as well the pressures of modern life ramping up. Whatever the reason, petting a dog … [Read more...]

5 Things that Might Help You Get Through 2021

2020 was an awful year, no lie. Fires, riots, and a pandemic that spread worldwide within the space of a few months were just brushing the surface of what last year had to offer. It has most of us crawling into 2021 with little enthusiasm and even less energy. So you need something to help get through this new, daunting year and help you walk back into your unique rhythm with a flourish. Or just to help you relax when the going gets tough in the new normal. Here are five things to help … [Read more...]

Are E Cigarettes Bad for You?

Over the past few years, the number of people joining the trend of using e-cigarettes has tremendously increased especially among young adults. This raises the question,"Are e cigarettes bad for you?" Regardless of the popularity of e-cigarettes, the fact remains that they have both a good side and a bad side. Although research about this has yet to be completed, we are sure that vaping may sometimes be safe and sometimes risky. This depends on a variety of factors that we will examine. So, … [Read more...]

Yoga Pant Essentials

Wearing a comfortable pair of yoga leggings can make a huge difference to your practice. Yoga is all about mindfulness and being aware of your body, and wearing ill fitting, uncomfortable yoga pants can make this really difficult. Here are a couple of things to consider when choosing your perfect yoga pants: Fit Well-fitting sportswear is important to keep you looking, feeling, and performing at your best. Making sure your yoga pants have an element of compression is great for making you … [Read more...]

What Is Cordyceps: Powerful Properties Of Mushrooms

A lot of mushrooms are significant with their properties. Some types of them are really unique. Cordyceps is a valuable kind of fungi. The Chinese were the first to use it for medical purposes, noticing the increased activity of animals that consumed this mushroom. And now people know about it all over the world. So, what is the peculiarity of these medicinal mushrooms? Features of Cordyceps Cordyceps is a parasitic mushroom that dwells on the body of caterpillars and other insects that … [Read more...]

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