Earth Day is great for discussing with kids what can be (or used to be) found on Earth, why it is there, and what can be done to protect it. I only wish more people did that regularly, instead of limiting it to some one-day activity, and while there are lots of fun Earth Day ideas, most don’t seem effective unless related to something you will do, or at least use, on a regular basis. So I thought of a different kind of project, the one that would encourage us to have more Earth Days on our calendar of activities.
Situations Where Women Benefit By Not Saying “I’m Sorry” : In many public social and work situations women often use the phrase “I’m sorry” as a courtesy, much the way people use the phrase “Excuse me” or “Pardon me.” There is nothing problematic about this at all, in and of itself. However, there can be a negative impact on others no matter how casually the words “I’m sorry” are spoken. These words are often perceived as demonstrating weakness in the speaker.
Effective Ways to Become a Successful Leader : Whether in your personal or professional life, it’s not easy to be a successful leader, especially if you are a woman. When you are put in charge, you want to ensure everyone looking to you to respect you and feel that you really respect them. If you are a leader and you want to better your leadership abilities, here are a few tips to follow. If you are going to become a successful leader, these tips can help you too.
Reasons You Should Never Judge Other People : We often judge people without realizing it. There are people who realize it and love it. My friend says that she enjoys judging other people because it helps her boost her self-esteem and feel better about herself. I know my friend is not the only one who loves to judge someone each day. Regardless of the reason, we don’t have a right to judge anyone. Most people don’t notice their own mistakes, instead they strive to find and point out someone else’s mistakes. Take a look at a few of the most important reasons why you should break a habit of judging other people.
6 ways women are better than men: Women’s Day : Are women really better than men? Well yes, there shouldn’t be a second thought about it. However, that is not how society thinks about women when it comes to equating them on various social platforms. Although, men and women are thought to be on the same footing in the modern times, gender bias is still a bone of contention between the two sexes. Home, workplace or the society in general, there is enough examples to make one realise that the bias towards men is as robust as ever. No matter how much the society tries its best to help men live with their ‘being superior’ status one cannot ignore the fact that women are far better in doing a lot of things as comapared to men. Here are six such irrefutable facts.
Malala Yousafzai, a 17-year-old Pakistani girl, gave an incredible speech as she accepted her Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Norway on Wednesday after becoming an icon of the fight for children’s education rights.
She just became the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate in history, and her speech shows her spectacular wisdom.
From a young age, Yousafzai made a name for herself in her community as someone who was unafraid to criticize the Taliban. She has been especially critical of terrorist attempts to prevent young girls from getting an education in Pakistan and elsewhere.
During her Nobel speech, she commented on her attempted assassination at the hands of a Taliban gunman in 2012. She was just 14 years old when the gunman boarded her bus, pointed a pistol at her head, and pulled the trigger in an attempt to silence her.
“I had two options – one was to remain silent and wait to be killed,” Yousafzai said. “And the second was to speak up and then be killed. I chose the second one. I decided to speak up.”
Yousafzai made a full recovery after the shooting.
Her attitude toward the threat of being shot and killed is astounding considering her young age.
“The terrorists tried to stop us,” she said. “Neither their ideas nor their bullets could win. We survived. And since that day, our voices have grown louder and louder.”
Yousafzai also called attention to her friends in the audience, noting that her story is not all that uncommon.
“I tell my story not because it is unique but because it is not,” she said. “It is the story of many girls. Today, I tell their stories too. I have brought with me some of my sisters from Pakistan, from Nigeria, and from Syria who share this story.”
“This award is not just for me. It is for those forgotten children who want education,” Yousafzai said. “It is for those frightened children who want peace. It is for those voiceless children who want change. I am here to stand up for their rights, to raise their voice. It is not time to pity them.”
Indian activist Kailash Satyarthi, 60, shares this year’s peace prize with Yousafzai. Malala noted in her speech that Satyarthi has been fighting for children’s rights for twice as long as she’s been alive, and said that she is excited to work alongside him.
Satyarthi is credited with saving about 80,000 children from slave labor,according to Reuters.
His organization works to free children from work in factories and workshops and has connections in more than 100 countries, AFP notes.
Malala Just Gave A Jaw-Dropping Speech To Accept Her Nobel Peace Prize
Do you know that there are hundreds of ways to feel happier when you are sad? All people have such days, and bad mood can be sometimes connected with the cold weather. In order to stay cheerful, look through a couple of these easy ways to be always happy!
Winter Activities for Singles : Finding a fun activity to do as a single person can be a struggle during winter. Many activities seem to be aimed primarily at couples or families making it difficult for single people to get out and socialise during the holiday season. Below is the list of 10 Winter Activities for Singles and activities that are perfect for the solo traveller.
If you plan to do some entertaining this winter, you’ll love the following seasonal party ideas that can help you decorate and plan around a great theme that can tie all your preparations together. The following ten ideas will allow you to throw a memorable party that your guests will enjoy. As an added bonus, these party ideas are budget-friendly and for all ages. Start panning your winter party right now!
There are a few common myths about introverts that many people tend to believe. Many people believe that introverts are shy, rude, they hate parties and don’t like people. However, it’s absolutely not true. Introverts just need some alone time to recharge, while extroverts enjoy being around others and they hate being alone. Introverts like to do self-reflection, analyze different ideas and they prefer solitary activities over social ones, while extroverts prefer social activities and they can express themselves more freely verbally. Check out the list of several popular myths about introverts that will help you understand them better.
It is a common thing that people around us just do not get us right and perceive our personality not the way we would want them to. This may be connected with all the spheres of our lives starting with the hard work to get promoted or simply among our friends or family members. So if you notice that the people around you do not recognize that bright person as you are, here are a few ways you need to know to make a good impression.
There is always a mean girl in any teenage in-crowd and you probably know about her or even met one. Sometimes it is very difficult, especially for teenagers, not to be affected by such person. But you must never let the bully distress you. Each mean girl is different, so there is no perfect way to cope with all of them. But these ways to deal with a mean girl can help you to protect yourself from bully.
Giving compliments is a magical thing that makes people smile and feel happy. Nowadays there’s a tendency to use more exquisite words while giving compliments. We usually say ‘cool’ or ‘beautiful’ forgetting that there are many others more wonderful words. When we use compliments, we become more charming and create harmonious relationship with people around us. Most of us are already tired of casual compliments and require some innovation. Check out the list of the marvelous words, which can make anyone smile and shine.
There’s no certain way to use your body language. Depending on who you’re talking to and the setting, what you do and say might be interpreted in different ways. When talking to your boss, you will want to use your body language differently than when talking to your coworkers or friends. A slight changes in your body language can have a great impact on the people around you. But before starting changing your body language, you have to know your body language. Pay close attention to how you stand, how you sit, and how you use you hands and legs when talking to someone. One of the best ways to know your body language is to practice in front of a mirror. While it seems a bit ridiculous, it really helps. After all, no one is watching you. You will see how you look to others and how you use your body language.
It’s not necessary to have special gifts to identify a negative person. There are many negative people, so you should know that the experience of communicating and dealing with such personalities can be quite depressing. You’d better take advises from positive and emotionally strong people and avoid negative ones. Here are a few ways to identify a negative person.