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...]

Tips for Women’s Winter Health

Yes, it might be the season for parties, making merry and cozy nights snuggled up in front of the fire, but winter also means you are more prone to colds, tiredness and craving bowls of carb-laden pasta or bakes. As the cold days and long nights roll in, the winter can have major physical and psychological effects on your body. So rather than fighting against the winter season, how about learning to embrace these effects and seasonal stresses, and use them to your advantage, so that you can have … [Read more...]

Surrogacy Treatment: Canada, USA and Ukraine

Surrogacy, as a highly successful method of Assisted Reproduction Technology, has emerged as a transformative choice for couples seeking Infertility treatment. Let's explore various forms of Surrogacy treatment around the world. From Canada, which is known for its welcoming environment for Infertility treatment, to Ukraine and the USA, both of which have well-regulated frameworks for Surrogacy. Surrogacy in Canada Surrogacy treatment in Canada is characterized by strict legal … [Read more...]

Celebrating the Good Things in Later Life

No-one wants to get older, but unfortunately, there’s no way of preventing the march of time – at least not yet; you never know what science will come up with in the future! But for now, aging is inevitable. Rather than feeling depressed at leaving your youth behind, it makes sense to look at the second half of your life as a new beginning, an opportunity to achieve great things and enjoy yourself, and celebrate the many ways in which life is so much better now for older women. Getting older is … [Read more...]

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...]

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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...]

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