Wildfire Safety Essentials

Fast moving wildfire swept through the hills of Ventura County CA early Tuesday morning December 5 leaving devastation for miles and residents seeking shelter as they were forced to evacuate the area. Photo by Dermot Tatlow/American Red Cross (PRNewsfoto/American Red Cross)

Red Cross Provides Shelter and Comfort as 7 Large Wildfires Burn in Southern California People Urged to Listen to Local Officials and Heed Evacuation Orders More wildfires broke out overnight in Southern California, pushing the number of people forced to leave their homes to nearly 200,000. In the midst of the devastation, the American Red Cross [...]

Holiday Party Talk

Toastmasters’ Tips for Surviving Awkward Holiday Party Talk (PRNewsfoto/Toastmasters International)

Toastmasters’ Tips for Surviving Awkward Holiday Party Talk What to do when natural conversations don’t come naturally It’s the time of year when many people become anxious about upcoming holiday gatherings and the awkward conversations that might ensue. Toastmasters recognizes that natural conversations don’t come naturally to many of us and offers a safe place [...]

Holiday Gift Ideas

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas from Brentwood Home (PRNewsfoto/Brentwood Home)

Last Minute Holiday Gift Ideas from Brentwood Home Brentwood Home, California-based designer of healthy, luxurious, affordable home essentials is offering 15 percent off new items and best-selling gifts now through December 14 using code WARMWISHES. For the host or hostess – NEW aromatherapy candles, $40 With scents like the Los Angeles-inspired Farmer’s Market, woodsy Redwood and soft, soothing Sunday Morning, Brentwood Home’s recently launched [...]

Adopt Together

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AdoptTogether Announces Partnership With Curtis Stone AdoptTogether is pleased to announce a 2018 partnership with Curtis Stone. Stone is a restaurateur, New York Times best selling author, TV personality, and chef/owner of two Los Angeles based award winning, restaurants Maude and Gwen Butcher Shop & Restaurant. Each year through his #Commit2One charity initiative, Curtis and his team pledge their time, [...]

World View: Yemen

A student stands in the ruins of one of his former classrooms, which was destroyed in June 2015, at the Aal Okab school in Saada, Saada Governorate, Yemen, Monday 24 April 2017. Students now attend lessons in UNICEF tents nearby. (CNW Group/UNICEF Canada)

Statement by UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the situation in Yemen Earlier this month, Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, called on all parties to the conflict to provide safe, rapid, unhindered humanitarian access to people in need, through all ports and airports, including Hudaydah port and Sana’a airport. [...]

Shanghai Orchestra

Concert-Tchaikovsky's String Sextet (PRNewsfoto/Shanghai Conservatory of Music)

The Shanghai Orchestra Academy is visited by EUYO Members Over ten members of the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) paid a visit to Shanghai Orchestra Academy (SOA) from October 23 and 27, 2017. During the five-day visit, young musicians from several European countries, including the UK, France, Germany and Bulgaria, performed alongside SOA students in routine rehearsals. In addition, SOA organized a [...]

Fire Dragon Dance

Through October 6, 2017, neighborhoods across Hong Kong are commemorating the Mid-Autumn Festival with magical exhibitions, including traditional cultural shows, lantern displays, and the customary sharing and consumption of tasty moon cakes. (PRNewsfoto/Hong Kong Tourism Board)

Tai Hang Fire Dragon Dance Headlines Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration in Hong Kong Through October 6, 2017, neighborhoods across Hong Kong are commemorating the Mid-Autumn Festival with magical exhibitions, including traditional cultural shows, lantern displays, and the customary sharing and consumption of tasty moon cakes. Among the grandest of all festive activities for the four nights is the Tai [...]

NY Bridal Fashion Week

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  The Knot at New York Bridal Fashion Week The Knot, the leading wedding brand and marketplace, continues its tradition of providing behind-the-scenes, front-row access and immediate coverage of the runway fashion shows during New York Bridal Fashion Week, October 4 to 11, 2017. The Knot will share live, real-time video through Facebook Live and Instagram [...]

World View: Myanmar

“In my dreams I see people running, crying, shouting and fighting and suddenly I get up in fear,” says 11-year old Somsida, currently living in a refugee camp with her family in Bangladesh after fleeing Myanmar. Photo/World Vision. (CNW Group/World Vision Canada)

Canada’s role in escalating Myanmar refugee crisis World Vision is encouraged by the Government of Canada’s additional $3-million commitment to helping more than 800,000 refugees who have fled Myanmar. But with camp numbers tripling in just the past few weeks, the situation continues to worsen, and ongoing financial commitments are critical to meet the immense needs of refugees, according to [...]

DIY Beauty

DIY Beauty

DIY Beauty Revolution Sweeps the Nation as UK Women Ditch the Salon in Their Droves Braun reveals that two thirds of British women are skipping treatments at the salon in favour of doing at home beauty New research by beauty tech brand Braun has revealed a seismic shift in beauty behavior with two thirds of British women (66%) [...]