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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National Haiku Poetry Day- April 17

By | April 16th, 2017|Categories: Arts, Culture & Life, Featured, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , |

April 17 is National Haiku Day. Celebrate the timeless art form by reading a few haikus and trying your hand and writing your own.

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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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5 Women Who Found Success After 40

By | March 23rd, 2017|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Popular, Top Stories, Women and Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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.

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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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