August 26th is Women's Equality Day established by Congress in 1971 to celebrate the progress women made for equal rights. Today, it is more important then ever to remember that the fight is not over.Gender inequalityis still an issue and measured by three indexes; reproductive health, empowerment, and the labor market. Leveling the playing field between men and women will improve the overall quality of life throughout the world.
The Merriam Webster dictionary defines humanitarian, "As a person promoting human welfare and social reform", but it goes much deeper than that. For some it is a calling and they risk their lives traveling to conflict zones or areas affected by natural disasters to help others.
Traveling for me is like breathing; an absolute necessity, but right now between the cost of hotels, transportation and the unknown stress of will I get there, will my luggage and will I come back sick, makes me want to hyperventilate and there is nothing relaxing or rejuvenatingabout that. So how do I feed my need for travel without leaving home?
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As we head into summer and start making plans for beach days, picnics and road trips we thought now is the perfect time to rethink picnic etiquette especially in relation to living sustainably. The days are long so even after work there is time to grab a few things and head to your favorite park or beach; relax, watch the sunset or a movie with friends and family. With the right mindset it is easy to make this a healthy habit.