In Gratitude to Our Mothers & Grandmothers

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Featured Author, Holidays, Popular, Top Stories Headline, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

Why shouldn’t there be a female president? I didn’t personally understand the controversy. After all, my generation of women didn’t see artists, authors, or scientists need to sign their work under a male name. My generation of women didn’t enter the workforce with only two options: secretary or teacher. We are, quite possibly, the first generation of women to see and believe that our options are limitless.

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Happy Not-My-Mother’s Day

By | May 4th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Holidays, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

As a society, we have seen a break in the mold of the traditional family. However, mothering isn’t limited to a child’s family dynamic. In fact, often we as adults continue to look for maternal guidance.

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The Evolution of the Easter Bunny

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Events, Featured Author, Holidays, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , , |

Have you ever wondered exactly how an oversized, egg-laying bunny made his way into a Christian holiday celebrating the resurrection of Christ? It doesn’t seem quite right, does it? To get a look at the origin and evolution of Mister E. Bunny, we need to go way back to the Pagans and the Christians.

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The History of April Fool’s Day

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured, Featured Author, Holidays, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , , , |

"April Fool's!" You'll hear Americans yell after their co-worker discovers his stapler in Jell-O. In Brazil April 1st is called Dia da Mentira or "Day of the lie,” while in France children tape a picture of a fish on their friends' backs and yell "Poisson d'Avril!" or "April fish!" The fish symbolizes a naive and easily caught (gullible) person. It's all in good fun and part of a time honored tradition dating back to ancient times.

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World Poetry Day: March 21

By | March 20th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Holidays, Literature, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

In 1999 the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) proclaimed March 21 World Poetry Day. It's a day set aside to honor the art form and recognize its contribution to not only literature but also music, theater, dance, and the visual arts.

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Vernal Equinox: The 1st Day of Spring

By | March 18th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Holidays, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This year's Vernal Equinox falls on the heels of a snowstorm in the Northeast, making it almost laughable to mark the day as spring's first, which it is astronomically-speaking. Astronomers use equinoxes and solstices to mark seasonal shifts. These dates can change from year to year, which is why you may remember last year's spring began on March 19.

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