International Widow’s Day – June 23

International Widows Day takes place every year on 23rd June. It was initially launched by the Loomba Foundation at the House of Lords in London in 2005. The date, 23 June, was chosen because on this day Shrimati Pushpa Wati Loomba, the inspiration for the Foundation, became a widow. … [Read more...]

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), June 15

What is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day? Each year, hundreds of thousands of older persons are abused, neglected, and exploited. In addition, elders throughout the United States lose an estimated $2.6 billion or more annually due to elder financial abuse and exploitation, funds that could have been used to pay for basic needs such as housing, food, and medical care. Unfortunately, no one is immune to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. It occurs in every demographic, and can happen to … [Read more...]

National Indigenous Day celebrated on June 21

The House of Commons unanimously passed a motion designating June as National Indigenous History Month in 2009 to honor the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous Peoples in Canada. For this 10th anniversary, we recognize more than ever the strength of present-day Indigenous communities. June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It is a special opportunity for all Canadians to highlight the unique heritage, cultural diversity and remarkable achievements of First Nations, the Inuit … [Read more...]

Beyond the Basics: Advanced Techniques for Lawn Maintenance

Moving beyond the basics of lawn maintenance opens up a world of advanced techniques that can take your turf from good to great. These strategies go beyond the standard mow-and-water routine, delving into the intricacies of soil health, grass species selection, and specialized treatments. Here are some advanced techniques to elevate your lawn care game: Soil Testing and Amendment: Understanding your soil composition is essential for optimizing lawn health. Conducting a comprehensive … [Read more...]

How to Protect Your Jewelry For The Future

Your jewelry has sentimental and monetary worth. If you want to ensure they stay in perfect condition for years to come, it's crucial to take proactive measures to safeguard your priceless items. This article covers five important topics to assist you in protecting your jewelry going forward. 1. Proper Storage Maintaining the durability and quality of your jewelry pieces requires proper storage. Purchasing high-quality storage options, such as organizers, jewelry boxes, or soft … [Read more...]

Remembering All Moms on Mother’s Day

If your family chose to partake in an open adoption relationship with your child's birth mother, you are definitely not alone. According to the Independent Adoption Center, the majority of the 4,000 families that used its services chose open adoptions. Unfortunately, as you may have learned, there are no rules when it comes to open adoptions or as OpenAdoption.com states, "The most important thing to remember is that there is no typical open adoption relationship." To Celebrate or Not … [Read more...]

Celiac Awareness Month – May 2024

Celiac disease or gluten-sensitive enteropathy is an inherited condition triggered by the consumption of cereal grains containing "gluten". Simply put, the immune system of a celiac reacts negatively to the presence of gluten in the diet causing damage to the inner lining of the small bowel which reduces the person's ablility to absorb nutrients including: iron, folate, calcium, Vitamin D, protein, fat and other food compounds. The grains considered to be capable of producing negative effects in … [Read more...]

National DNA Day celebrated April 25

National DNA Day is celebrated on April 25. Although this holiday was declared as one-time observance, it is still celebrated annually. DNA Day commemorates the day in 1953 when James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, Rosalind Franklin and colleagues published papers in the journal Nature on the structure of DNA. It celebrates the discovery and understanding of DNA and the scientific advances that understanding has made possible. In the United States, DNA Day was first celebrated … [Read more...]

Where is Gender Equality in 2024?

Life on planet Earth has digressed for all women globally in this last decade or so. The effects of this last pandemic and current wars, women are the gender that seem to lose and suffer the most. In war zones women are victim to severe violence, in the boardroom women are waning at the table and even online our young women are victim to a growing exposure to misogyny and sexism. The Independent UK writes: "Influencers are fueling a “toxic” environment for young girls and the scale of … [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...]

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...]

The International Day of Forests, March 21

Until the advent of fossil fuels, for thousands of years, wood was the primary source of energy for human populations. Today, over 2 billion people worldwide, in rural and urban areas, still rely on wood for their primary energy needs. Wood constitutes the primary source of energy for cooking and heating in many developing countries, where nearly 90 per cent of fuelwood and charcoal is consumed. Regions with the greatest incidence of poverty, most notably Sub-Saharan Africa and low income … [Read more...]

5 Historical Facts about the Women’s March

The Women's March on Washington was a historical event. The protests were the most significant mass electoral participation in U.S. history. This has not been forgotten. Some readers may agree with the Women's March, while others disagree. Regardless, it is essential to know that women and other minorities have struggled to gain equality for centuries - even to reclaim simple aspects of their identities. This article has outlined some interesting historical facts regarding the Women's … [Read more...]

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...]

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