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The World Culture Festival: Why we cannot Afford to keep Culture Under the Radar Any More

Shalini Parekh | Posted 02.12.2016 | World
Shalini Parekh

The line crackled and faded. I had gauged that my son -- who on a recent birthday had joined the ranks of adults -- was calling from Udaipur, my ho...

5 Fun and Easy Ways to Celebrate Valentine's Day (No Crafting Required!)

Kristin Joy | Posted 02.12.2016 | Weddings
Kristin Joy

I realized that there are many ways to partake in this day and stay relaxed. Here is my list of 5 fun and easy ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with your family, friends, and fiancé WITHOUT busting out a glue gun or feeling inferior to all the Pin-worthy pictures you see online.

Retail Chatter #11

June Haynes | Posted 02.11.2016 | Style
June Haynes

Will luxury travel experiences be competing with luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Tiffany's and Hermes? Or is this a trend in fashion like a pair of bell-bottom jeans?

'Too Hot to Handle': The Jazz-Gospel Messiah at Chicago's Auditorium Theater

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 01.27.2016 | Entertainment
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

As I entered the Auditorium I could feel excitement in the buzz around me. My seatmates commented that this was their eighth Too Hot To Handle.

Should Christians Drink?

Michael W. Austin | Posted 01.22.2016 | Religion
Michael W. Austin

Like many other goods, we may choose to abstain from alcohol for the sake of our relationship with God or our love for others and their welfare. But we may also choose to enjoy it, if we are able to do so in ways that are honoring to God.

Why The World Needs An Event Like The WCF?

Uma Muthuraaman | Posted 01.26.2016 | World
Uma Muthuraaman

In the age of digital connectivity where everyone is connected to everyone else with a push of a button, the initial reaction to a world culture festi...

Celebration Blogs: The Best Way to Start the Semester on the Right Note

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 01.05.2016 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

As the new semester begins, here is an easy way to affirm your students and to keep yourself focused on the positive, simultaneously creating evidence that can document your fulfillment of a variety of indicators on your teacher evaluation.

11 Ways to Make Pizza Even Better

Rachel Hollis | Posted 01.04.2016 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

Every Friday night at the Hollis household it's pizza night. We buy already-made dough, ALL the toppings and everyone gets to make the pizza of their...

Jingles Bells Around the World

René Zografos | Posted 12.18.2015 | Entertainment
René Zografos

Christmas around the world is celebrated differently. Some countries celebrates close to American Christmas and some doesn't celebrate Christmas at al...

10 Tips for Including People With Disabilities in Your Party

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 12.15.2015 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

With the holiday season upon us, it's easy to hold a party where all guests -- with and without disabilities -- feel welcomed, respected and have fun. All it takes is some planning.

How to Eat What You Want AND Not Gain Weight Over the Holidays: Your Step-by-Step Guide

Michele Lian | Posted 12.15.2015 | Healthy Living
Michele Lian

Holidays, whether mid-year or year-end, are usually associated with one thing: food. Plenty of it. And if you're a chronic over-eater (like I was)...

A Celebration Cocktail Each Executive Should Know How to Mix!

Judith E. Glaser | Posted 12.10.2015 | Business
Judith E. Glaser

Great leaders identify, measure, recognize, and reward meaningful efforts and achievements--and celebrate often with the people involved.

Winter Solstice and the Holidays

Pragito Dove | Posted 11.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Pragito Dove

The winter solstice, Dec. 22, has been celebrated in cultures the world over for thousands of years. As the shortest day/longest night of the year, ...

How To Celebrate The Holidays When You Live Alone

Bonnie Moore | Posted 11.14.2015 | Fifty
Bonnie Moore

While Christmas might seem far off, the store shelves are already bulging. Sometimes our children and grandchildren are far away, travel is not possible, and we find ourselves left to our own devices. Time for creativity! With a bit of planning, your holiday season can be wonderful!

Diwali Bhel Bar

Mira Manek | Posted 11.09.2015 | Taste
Mira Manek

As vibrant as it is simple, this dazzling Bhel Bar makes for the perfect centerpiece to a Diwali spread. This crunchy, soft, sweet, savoury, lime a...

Coming Full Circle

Durva Trivedi | Posted 11.06.2015 | Religion
Durva Trivedi

This was how I learned womanhood, in step behind my sister, my mother, and her mothers. This was how I learned confidence, slowly but surely. This was where I fit seamlessly in a circle, a tradition passed down from generations past.

Learning Through Loss To Beat The Odds

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.09.2015 | Impact
Marian Wright Edelman

Elijah is an inspiring example to other young people--and all of us--of resilience, grace, and the ability to beat the odds.

25 Not-So-Little Things To Celebrate In 25 Married Years

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 09.22.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

My marriage is 25-years-old this week. What would I whisper in that bride's ears if I could? What would I tell her that she would be grateful for these 25 years later? It would be the little things.

30 Things to Start Doing for Yourself

Elyse Santilli | Posted 09.16.2015 | Healthy Living
Elyse Santilli

Many of us put our happiness and dreams on hold for another day, when the truth is life is happening right now. If you want to make positive changes, today is the day. Want to know where to begin? Here are 30 things to start doing for yourself.

Join Me in Celebrating National Arts in Education Week!

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 09.15.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Unfortunately, we all know that when school budgets tighten, the arts are the first to go. But when we celebrate, we also bring attention to the decision makers who decide what gets cut. Let's get informed, let's get out there, and let's get some attention.

Watch These Bridesmaids Surprise Wedding Guests With A Special Dance Routine

LittleThings.com | Posted 08.07.2015 | Weddings
LittleThings.com

New bride Colleen can be seen heading to the dance floor, where she is joined by her eight bridesmaids. While Colleen's new husband and everyone else at the wedding looked on in complete surprise, these lovely ladies took them on a trip through the decades.

The Food Pusher

Margaret Marshall | Posted 07.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Margaret Marshall

A food pusher is a person who will lead you to unplanned eating. They are all around and they push food that is high calorie and unhealthy. Whenever...

How I Found the Power of Creativity in Berlin

Esther de Charon de Saint Germain | Posted 07.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Esther de Charon de Saint Germain

So if you ever feel you're are not very creative, know this gift of creativity is part of who you are. Honor it, use it and share it. Because it just might change our world into an even better place.

Life Is Measured in Memories. Take Time to Make Some

Farsh Askari | Posted 07.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Farsh Askari

So now, instead of futile reluctance to acknowledge that life is racing by or being regretful of the many, many days spent doing routine things I don't remember because they're mundane and not spiritually exalting, I plan things that will lift me up emotionally.

I've Got a Perfect Body

Sarah Burkhart | Posted 07.16.2015 | Women
Sarah Burkhart

It is, perhaps, a gift that, in all our fearful, wonderful humanness, we don't get to choose from a menu of selves. Instead, we get a lifetime to explore and discover the beauty of the bodies we were given and learn how to celebrate them.