The holidays can be so expensive and there are many ways to get through it saving your sanity and your wallet. But, after realizing how much money we have spent on attending holiday events and dinners, I am shocked at what a difference this money could have made in other parts of the world. I am also trying to find that perfect gift for the person who has everything. This year I have decided to embrace the true meaning of the season: peace and good will to man. This does not have to cost a fortune and can make a huge difference.
Archive for 2009
Rita Mahato has been threatened with assault, rape, and murder because of the human rights work she does in her home country.
She is a health counsellor at the Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC) in Nepal’s Siraha District, and offers support for women targeted by sexual violence. The centre also documents, files, and reports the cases, making [...]
When I was a student (in the 1980s), the computers sat ominously at the back of the classroom, taunting us to touch them. That mysterious box that you only got the privilege of using if you were finished all your work and in good favour with the teacher drove me to near insanity….When I became a teacher, I swore that I would make all the tools and toys accessible to my students; no students were going to pine after “computer time” on my watch!
There are two trends that are exploding in popularity now: interest in food and wine, and the convenience of mobile apps, says MacLean. That makes the Nat Decants Drinks Matcher a natural fit—like Stilton and port. As a wine-loving geek, I love finding ways for new technology to help us savour all of life’s pleasures, wherever we are.
The Canadian Labour Congress is asking Canadians to send 20 postcards in 20 days to the prime minister telling him to take action now to end violence against women.
“On December 6th it will be 20 years since 14 young women were murdered in Montreal simply because they were women,” says Barbara Byers, Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Labour Congress. “Ironically, as this anniversary approaches, our government is trying to eradicate the firearms registry, the one concrete measure taken to reduce gun violence against women.”
Hi, my name is Vicky. I was nine this summer when I went to Just Us Girls Camp, or as we all called it J.U.Gs, at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI). It was a really good experience—you have all sorts of different fun. All the girls in the camp got to plan the things to do over the two weeks.
The bread and butter of what I do are actual sock monkeys made from socks. It used to be re-using old socks, but that’s hard to keep up with since you want socks that don’t look too worn/dirty or are too full of holes.
I blame HGTV. Yes, you heard right. After years of watching Design Inc., Home Heist, and Design to Sell, I stupidly thought that while home renos weren’t necessarily easy, they would be quick. After all, Colin and Justin transform rooms in half an hour, right? Less if you consider the commercials.
Reduce and re-use were en vogue in Newfoundland long before the environmental movement was created. Despite the fact that my parents both had good jobs when I was growing up, nothing was wasted. It was only as an adult did I realize how the things I had always done were actually good for the environment.
It is hard to comprehend that a product meant to clean and rid our lives of germs is actually bad for us, but it’s true. Our society seems to be germ obsessed and with that growing obsession has come a new understanding of the word “clean.” Unfortunately, germ-free is so difficult to obtain that it necessitates the use of harmful and dangerous chemicals to achieve.