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20 mind-blowing reasons why we should be planting trees

20 mind-blowing reasons why we should be planting trees

Think about this: if a simple tree image (yes,  just an image) can make us happier, imagine what a real forest can do. There is little else on Earth that holds as much power as trees. From maple trees to antarctic beech trees - they are all majestic and able to amplify any environment they are in. Many mystical trees stand like sentinels, spreading beauty for decades, or even centuries.  These gentle giants have been our neighbors for as long as we can remember, but… How much do we really know about them? Trees provide so much more than a...

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Top 10 museums for jewelry lovers

Top 10 museums for jewelry lovers

Jewelry is art and storytelling in its purest form. Each piece of jewelry has a story to tell. It may tell a story about the person who is wearing it or the person who has worn it in the past. A story about the person who made it or the person who gave it to you… A story about a special moment, an important occasion, a unique memory… The stories waiting to be told are endless and anyone can get mesmerized by them.  It’s fascinating how humankind has loved to wear jewelry since the beginning of time, whether because of...

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10 ways to help end homophobia and transphobia

10 ways to help end homophobia and transphobia

In 2010, Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s video message for the United Nations panel on decriminalizing homosexuality was loud and clear: “Whenever one group of human beings is treated as inferior to another, hatred and intolerance will triumph.” A decade later, his precious message remains as powerful and relevant as ever.  Every day, in every country, individuals are persecuted, violently assaulted, and sometimes killed, because of their sexual orientation and gender identity. In more than 70 countries, individuals are still facing criminal sanctions on the basis of their sexual orientation or their appearance and way of expressing themselves… In at least five...

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Why you should let go of working mom guilt

Why you should let go of working mom guilt

Dear Working Mom, You are not alone. That blow to the stomach when working mom guilt hits is more common than what you’d think.  Working moms are constantly chasing the balance of working a job that they want and being the best mom for their children. You feel like time is flying by, your kids are growing up way too quickly, and you’re running out of time to achieve all your career goals.  Whether you are working a job you love and doing it because you are passionate about it, or a job you don’t like but you are doing...

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