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.
April 17 is National Haiku Day. Celebrate the timeless art form by reading a few haikus and trying your hand and writing your own.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sleazy, sexy, matronly and proper. These are words you often hear referring to a woman’s image when associated with her skirt length. The exact length different people consider to be “proper” depends upon who and where you are, whom you’re with and what image you want to portray.