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%) [...]

LA Celebrates Mexico City

Catedral de Mexico, Mexico City

Los Angeles to celebrate the diversity and richness of Mexico City (CDMX) in September In the context of the “MXLA2017″ celebrations, more than 20 cultural, academic, community and business activities will be offered to the public for free. Music, photography, folk sculptures known as alebrijes, movies and soccer will be just some of the free events on [...]

THE ART OF STREET CULTURE

Photo Credit Copyright © Mary Ellen Mark

Work By Internationally-Acclaimed “Street” Photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark Launches Groundbreaking Museum Of Street Culture At Encore Park Encore Park’s Museum of Street Culture – a museum in the making for the last five years – is set to launch October 1, 2017, literally on the street with programming about the street. The groundbreaking museum concept founded [...]

PRE Fights Child Obesity

Sarah Russo, Culinary Manager of Chicago-based food startup PRE(r) Brands, guides a Common Threads student through a cooking lesson at PRE's kitchen in Chicago's River North neighborhood.

PRE® Brands Partners with Common Threads to Help Fight Childhood Obesity Better-for-you Food Brand Sets Goal to Send 300 Under-served Chicago Kids to Cooking School PRE® Brands, purveyors of better-for-you food, including a line of 100% grass fed and grass finished premium beef, will donate a portion of proceeds for every package of ground beef sold in the Chicago [...]

BLACK MUSIC HONORS

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The Legendary Jacksons To Receive The Lifetime Achievement Award And Perform At The ‘Black Music Honors’ Central City Productions will pay tribute to The Jacksons, Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Guy, Oleta Adams and Jody Watley at Black Music Honors. The live television special taping will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017 at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) in Nashville, TN. The Jacksons are set to receive the Lifetime [...]

Walnuts for Wellness

California Walnut Commission

Consuming Walnuts May Help Keep the Gut Healthy, Says New Animal Research Walnuts may help increase beneficial bacteria Conclusions from a new animal study suggest that walnut consumption may be beneficial for digestive health by increasing the amount of good probiotic-type bacteria in the gut.1 Walnuts do this by acting as a prebiotic to help nourish [...]

Funding Shortfalls Threaten Children

UNICEF Canada-Funding shortfalls threaten education for children

Funding shortfalls threaten education for children living in conflict and disaster zones Funding shortfalls are threatening education for millions of children caught up in conflicts or disasters, UNICEF said today ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Of the $932 million needed this year for its education programs in emergency countries, UNICEF has so far received recorded voluntary [...]