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The Toll of Muslim Masculinity: How It Is Pondered, Practiced, Perpetuated - and Poisonous

Zoha Qamar | Posted 06.15.2016 | Religion
Zoha Qamar

There is a stand. Maybe it's marked by a booming black mic, a large maple podium, some tape on the carpet, an etch in the dirt. Perhaps it's nestled u...

Celebrations: Be Intentional and Do it Differently

Carol Morgan | Posted 06.07.2016 | Women
Carol Morgan

When you celebrate a wedding, a graduation party, or a holiday like Valentine's Day, do you ever stop to think about doing it differently? Or even more importantly, do you think about the deeper meaning? Let's think about it in a little depth.

20 Photos That Make You Wish You Could Attend a 'South Indian Wedding'

Sadhvi Mythili | Posted 05.31.2016 | Weddings
Sadhvi Mythili

Weddings are special and unique in every culture around the world. Indian weddings are also fun and full with lot of activity. In India the customs of marriage change with regions and also with languages.

25 Memorial Day 2016 Sales, Deals and Freebies

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.27.2016 | Business

By Michelle Smith, Contributor Each year on the last Monday in May, Americans honor fallen soldiers. Memorial Day dates back to the 19th century but ...

How to Celebrate Memorial Day For Under $30

GOBankingRates | Posted 05.27.2016 | HuffPost Home

By Michelle Smith, Contributor This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 30. The holiday, which honors our fallen soldiers, is a three-day affai...

Turning Sleep Deprivation Into The Sleep Revolution

Essi AMEYI | Posted 05.09.2016 | College

Remember, those who have good sleep habits are the sturdiest ones. Challenge yourself to sleep seven to nine hours every night.

In Honor of Stamford's 375th Anniversary - Many Faiths, One Community, Stamford Proud

Rabbi Daniel Cohen | Posted 04.20.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Daniel Cohen

I would first like to thank Mayor Martin, Sandy Goldstein, Monsignor Digiovanni and my fellow clergy for your leadership in organizing this historic and important event in our city. We are truly grateful for this gathering of Many Faiths, One Community and Stamford Proud.

Ring Those Brass Bells!

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 04.11.2016 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

A little girl at a presentation last week asked me why Nacho has a bell on his harness. This bell is a relatively new acquisition for Nacho, purchased...

Employee Engagement is a Two-Way Street: Co-Creating Your Culture by Empowering Your Employees

Karin Volo | Posted 04.08.2016 | Business
Karin Volo

When striving to create an amazing company culture, leaders must realize that the culture is co-created with the people. And the employees need to take ownership for their own engagement and happiness at work.

FantaSea: Magic Festival Comes to the Queen Mary!

Jennifer Havenner | Posted 03.22.2016 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Havenner

Embed from Getty Images When I was seven-years old a magician stood in my elementary school cafeteria and made the classroom hamster disappear. I wa...

Celebrate Loved Ones and What They Still Mean to You -- Host a Memory Bash

Allison Gilbert | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

It's my birthday this week! I still love my birthday. The day brings back wonderful memories of my mom and dad who always made the day special. In the years since they've passed away, I've continued making the day extraordinary -- not just for me, but in celebration of their memory.

Be Bold. Be Brave. Be You.

Melissa Curry | Posted 03.09.2016 | Women
Melissa Curry

Today is International Women's Day, a day that in so many ways represents the start of our BYOS story. On this day three years ago my little bar of SUCCESS, which has since been shared over 4,000 times across the globe, was unveiled to a roomful of Irish businesswomen.

'I'm So Happy and Excited for You!'

Shannon M. Carducci | Posted 03.08.2016 | Women
Shannon M. Carducci

Do you long to hear this from someone? Do you have that one friend? You know the one, the one that simply cannot be happy for anyone else. It doesn't really matter what the "it" is. This friend just doesn't like to celebrate anyone else's success or happiness.

Stepping in the Same River Twice: The Yoga of Birthdays

Susanna Barkataki | Posted 02.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Susanna Barkataki

Around 500 B.C.E. Ancient Greek philosopher Heraclitus said you can never step twice in the same river. He's right! I used to think, because the rive...

Transition in the Fierce Year of the Dragon

Willy Wilkinson | Posted 02.16.2016 | Queer Voices
Willy Wilkinson

Chinese New Year was the most important holiday in my family, and has always felt very special to me, so it was fitting that I would announce my transition on the eve of the New Year.

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 homet...

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.