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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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A Brief History of the Shamrock

By | March 12th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Events, Featured, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It is fascinating that over so many centuries the shamrock has symbolized the mystical significance of the number 3 while representing so many diverse religions and belief systems. St. Patrick popularized the shamrock in Irish myth as a symbol of the holy trinity: the father, the son, and the holy ghost, or alternately, faith, hope, and love.

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The Simple Joy of Single Tasking

By | March 8th, 2017|Categories: Business & Finance, Career, Featured, Featured Author, Health & Wellness, Popular, Top Stories Headline, Wellness, Women and Business, Women Entrepreneurs|Tags: , , , , , , |

Multitasking is the “it girl” of the last several decades. Until now that is. People are embracing single-tasking to boost creativity, reduce stress, and be more efficient with their time.

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Three Steps to Take When Dealing With Divorce

By | February 10th, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Family, Featured, Featured Author, Relationships, Top Stories, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The upheaval in your life circumstances may unleash a wellspring of emotions, making it difficult to think clearly. You are faced with many hard decisions at a time when your judgment is likely to be clouded. Getting help to sort out the emotions is absolutely necessary.

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After World Tourism Day 2016…What’s On Your Bucket List?

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured, Headline, Top Stories, Travel|Tags: , , , , , , , |

I think it was while visiting a friend in Bombay in 1988, on a city train at the heart of rush hour, that I realized how much I love to travel. This was only my second time in India and I was unused to the sheer volume of people everywhere, millions it seemed, walking, [...]

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