April 17 is National Haiku Day. Celebrate the timeless art form by reading a few haikus and trying your hand and writing your own.
By Jessica Lollino| 2017-04-13T12:41:04+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Events, Featured Author, Holidays, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: bunny, Easter, Home Headline, rabbit, spring equinox, tradition|
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.
By Legal Beagle| 2017-04-13T14:29:23+00:00 April 7th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Featured Author, Legal Beagle, Popular, Top Stories Headline, Women and Finance, Women and Life|Tags: conservatorship, estate planning, Home Headline, legal advice, probate court|
Even if you think that your estate plan is good enough, you need to make sure that it will withstand legal scrutiny. The court can rule that your estate plan is invalid for a plethora of reasons.
By Catherine Torres| 2017-03-31T08:50:27+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured, Featured Author, Holidays, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: April Fish, April Fool's Day, Culture Headline, fun, funny, Home Headline, pranks|
"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.
By Lydia Noyes| 2017-03-29T09:36:24+00:00 March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: Culture Headline, Dr. Ruth, Grandma Moses, Home Headline, Julia Child, Laura Ingalls Wilder, over 40, Success, successful women, Susan Boyle, Women, Women's History Month|
We live in a culture that’s obsessed with youth, which makes it difficult for a woman who makes strides later in life to get her due. This is a disservice to us all. Around the world, millions of women found their best success while friends were retiring, and many reached true greatness in their fifties, sixties and beyond.
By Catherine Torres| 2017-03-20T18:00:38+00:00 March 18th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Holidays, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: Culture Headline, equilux, Equinox, First day of spring, Home Headline, Spring, springtime, Vernal Equinox|
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.