United Nations Foundation launches ‘Give for the World’ Campaign

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The United Nations Foundation is an organization dear to our hearts and it has launched its Give for the World campaign, a growing movement to build a better world.  Every contribution to the #GiveFTW campaign will be matched dollar-for-dollar. By making a match donation today, we can help build a better world – a world where children don’t die of preventable diseases, all girls can go to school, poverty is a relic of the past, and the environment thrives.

Here are some of the big challenges the world is facing now:

  • Climate change is threatening vulnerable communities;
  • More than 100 million people live in crises and emergencies;
  • 1.5 million children die annually because they lack access to lifesaving vaccines.

By supporting the United Nations Foundation, we can connect people, ideas and resources to meet these needs. Every dollar counts. Hope you can join us!

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How to naturally treat ADHD with OPCs

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Do you have a daydreamer child? Or how about a child easily distracted during daily tasks at school or even home? If yes, you may have an ADHD child. Children with ADHD have unique brainwave patterns that make concentrating and being attentive challenging. It can even cause sudden spikes in anxiety. Some side effects of ADHD are achievement drops, frequent frustrations and poor grades in school. Your child may even experience a negative cycle of these side effects.

Fortunately, there’s a natural way to recalibrate the brain waves that cause ADHD as powerful organic antioxidants called Oligomeric Proanthocyadinidins  (OPCs) are scientifically proven to boost the brain waves of ADHD children—without the side effects of commonly prescribed stimulants.

WHAT ARE OPCs?

OPCs are completely natural plant extracts that have a powerful, scientifically proven, and very positive effect on human brain waves. Learn more about OPCs as a treatment option for ADHD children.

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Dog safety: Protecting your dog from deadly Halloween treats

The hayrides have come and gone. The fun costumes revealed. As for the candy, kids and adults alike are still indulging. But if you have little people plus pets in your life, chances are you’ll have to be mindful of the dangers of having candy around the house and close to your pets, especially dogs. Some candy can be fatal for dogs. Fromgirltogirl chatted with Chelsea Rivera, dog lady and VP, Content & Media Relations of SimpleWag. Read here :

Happy Halloween Dog Lovers!

Common halloween treats lethal to your dog. Avoid these candies:

 

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Drug-Take Back Day: TimerCaps combating opioid abuse

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October 28, pharmacies and police stations across the nation will be participating in the National Prescription Drug-Take Back Day. Collection sites will be open from 10:00 AM -2:00 PM. This event will give the public an opportunity to dispose of any unused and unwanted prescription drugs. So considering taking a look inside your home for expired prescription drugs and more.

In 2015, 33,091 people died from overdoses involving some type of opioid, including heroin.  A study published in the Journal of American Medical Association found that 42 percent of opioids prescribed for acute post-surgical pain were not consumed. At least 67 percent of patients had leftover medicine, and 91 percent of the patients with leftover medicine did not dispose of it properly.

The last Drug Take-Back Day was April 29 and resulted in 900,386 pounds of unwanted medication turned in at 5,498 take-back sites. Many Drug Take-Back sites and anti-drug coalitions are passing out TimerCaps as an incentive to bring in medication and educate people on safely taking and storing their meds. If TimerCaps are not available at the Drug Take-Back sites, they can also be bought at Rite Aid, CVS, and on TimerCap.com.

Six Principles of Safety Against Prescription Drug Abuse

The TimerCap solves 5 out of the 6 principles of prescription drug safety. You can see below how the TimerCap helps promote safe medication use:

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A time to ‘Resist’: new music from R&B artist Agency

In a highly politicized society,  political statements and powerful, informed dialogues matter, even in the form of music. ‘Resist’ by Agency gives that  and more with a political statement in the form of highly politicized music of the 60’s and 70’s  translated in the style of modern R&B. Listening to the album, you’ll hear traces of world, electronic, pop and rock influences, while enjoying the breadth and eccentrics of modern R&B. You can listen and share ‘Resist’ on Spotify and iTunes today.

Agency is similar to musical artists such as Frank Ocean, Sampha, Gallant, James Blake, FKA Twigs, and Drake. As an artist, Agency’s attitude is grounded in music story telling to cover the human experience, shed light, support hope and let go of regrets and fears. In between recording the followup to the critically acclaimed debut album IDENTITY, Agency decided to discuss, the utter turmoil and social upheaval centered around the US political climate.

Drawing upon various musical influences, including house, hip-hop, funk, and even blues, this set strives to expose the inequities, fears, and hope of existing generations and generations to come. Some songs, like original “Till & Marrow” draw the subject from racially charged incidences from the past. This song specifically address the killings of Emmet Till and Henry Marrow.

Senses of Insecurity is a breathtaking lamentation, setting a poem by Maya Angelou to stark instrumentation and melody. And tackling two covers, the lesser known Sinead O’Connor tune “Black Boys On Mopeds” and Jimi Hendrix’s Machine Gun, the act demonstrates through song that many of today’s issues are rooted in the past. To learn more about Agency, follow the @the_world_of_agency via Instagram as well as Facebook.

 

Resist album is now available from Agency.

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Life and family: Six tips for a stress free summer

It is the summertime and we hope the living is easy but sometimes the least expected happens. Families face all kinds of pressure during the summer time: the kids are bored; there’s not enough money to go on that perfect vacation; the job is stressing you out and you have no idea how prepared you or the kids will be by the time for everyone to go back to school and work when it’s all over. Luckily veteran holistic physician and author of The Emotion Code, Dr. Bradley Nelson, has tips to share on how to enjoy a stress-free summer.

Beating the Summertime (Stress) Blues

Even though summers are supposed to be relaxing, they can be stressful. In one survey, a third of Americans reported that they find themselves more stressed during the summer than any other season. Here are some of Dr. Nelson’s tips for enjoying a more relaxing summer:

1. Plan ahead and be flexible about your expectations, whether it’s summer activities for the kids or vacation plans. Everyone else has expectations and sometimes they won’t match with yours. Plan for spontaneity. If you allow the plans that others have to be a part of what brings you joy, you’ll have more fun as everyone shares ideas and activities. Be the one who makes the vacation fun for others and it will be more joyful for you.

2. Be aware of what your body needs. This includes healthy food, plenty of water, rest and exercise. So don’t throw your routines out the window when you’re on vacation. Get plenty of exercise so you’ll feel good. Continue eating healthy. You’ll feel better about yourself if you’re really taking care of your body.

3. Decide to take care of yourself emotionally. You may need specific things such as the emotional support of a spouse, a lunch date with a friend or even just some time alone. Decide how busy you want to be ­– or not be. Say “no” to trying to do too much if it interferes with your health, family time or if it feels like it’ll cause too much stress for you.

4. Communicate with love. If you’re feeling stressed by interactions with family or others, take a breather. You might go outside for a few minutes to get some fresh air. Be kind to everyone, including yourself. Give hugs. Make sure you’re not overreacting. None of us communicate perfectly. Try to see what others really mean, not just what they say. Give them the benefit of the doubt because it’s likely no offense was meant. Ask for clarification and react appropriately, with kindness, love and forgiveness. Some people really don’t have a handle on their behavior but it doesn’t have to affect how you feel or be your problem.

5. Choose Your Emotions: Most people have this mistaken belief that our emotions choose us; that we are at the mercy of whatever emotions we tend to start feeling. But the reality of it is, no matter what the circumstance is, we always are choosing our own emotions. It’s important to recognize that fact. You don’t always have control over what happens to you but you can choose to respond proactively.

6. Identify and release “trapped emotions,” unresolved feelings from past negative and traumatic events emotional baggage can cause us to make wrong assumptions, react emotionally and contribute to anxiety, depression and most forms of illness.

About Dr. Bradley Nelson

Dr. Bradley Nelson has lectured internationally on the natural healing of chronic illness and successfully treated patients from across the US and Canada for more than 20 years. Dr. Nelson has trained more than 3,200 practitioners worldwide on how to help people overcome unresolved anger, depression, anxiety, loneliness and other negative emotions and the physical symptoms associated them. He is one of the world’s foremost experts in the emerging fields of Bioenergetic Medicine and Energy Psychology. His bestselling book “The Emotion Code” is helping people all over the world to improve their lives. Download a free copy of The Emotion Code in both audio and .pdf versions, including step-by-step instructions for working with the body’s healing power at EmotionCodeGift.com or the app that works on iPhones, iPads and other Apple devices.

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June 2 lecture ‘Babel through Latin-American Jewish eyes’

On Friday, June 2, artist Mirta Kupferminc and psychoanalyst Tova Shvartzman will discuss art, Judaism and psychoanalysis in conversations with University of Maryland professor Saul Sosnowski, at the Library of Congress. The lecture and short film will take place at noon, in Dining Room A on the sixth floor of the Library’s James Madison Memorial Building, 101 Independence Ave. S.E., Washington D.C.

The event is free and open to the public.  Tickets are not needed.

Kupferminc is director of “LABA-BA: Laboratorio de Arte y Cultura Judía” and Shvartzman is its director of content.  The program, which supports artists’ fellowship programs in Argentina, is based on “ LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture” at the 14th Street Y in New York, where a mix of visual artists, writers, dancers, musicians and actors are brought together to study classic Jewish texts in a non-religious, open setting. Kupferminc will share her recent works including a video presented in Venice during the commemoration of the 500 years of the Venetian Ghetto and images for her site-specific installation in the third Jerusalem Biennale in Israel. The installation, “Traduttore-Traditore” represents a destroyed Tower of Babel. Shvartzman, a writer, poet and psychoanalyst by profession, will discuss the Tower of Babel, as it appears in the Bible, in conjunction with “The Library of Babel,” by Jorge Luis Borges.

Moreover, Sosnowski, professor of Latin American Literature and Culture at the University of Maryland at College Park, will moderate the panel.  He has written many books including “Borges and the Kabbalah: Paths to the Word” (images by Kupferminc and text by Sosnowski). The program is sponsored by the Library’s Hebrew Language Table and the Hispanic Division, in cooperation with the Embassy of Argentina. Visit loc.gov for more information.

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Loss for diversity: ‘East Los High’ cancelled on Hulu

Today Hulu announced that the Emmy-nominated series East Los High will end with an hour-long finale this fall. The show was one of the few scripted digital realm series created by Latinos with an all-Latino cast and majority Latino writing staff. The National Hispanic Media Coalition says the cancellation of East Los High is a loss for diversity in entertainment. The series became one of the Hulu’s top 10 shows, helping draw one million unique visitors monthly to its Hulu Latino page. Additionally, East Los High won the award for Outstanding Online Series at last year’s Latino Impact Awards, hosted by the National Hispanic Media Coalition.

Alex Nogales, president and CEO of the National Hispanic Media Coalition said:

“The ending of East Los High on Hulu is a tremendous loss of a show that celebrated diversity through the story it portrayed and the way it broke barriers in the entertainment industry as one of the only series to be created, produced, written by and starring Latinos. Viewers are already looking for the next series that will boldly represent them behind and in front of the camera and NHMC will continue to work with Hulu in their future efforts to support diverse and culturally relevant programming over the long-term.”

The show was the first original series on Hulu to be granted a fourth season – the big break that Latino creatives needed. The series has staffed Latino writers, including alumni of NHMC’s TV writers program, on every season and they need more opportunities to tap into the immense talent in their communities and put their stories on the screen.

Mauricio Mota, executive producer of East Los High, accepted NHMC’s Latino Impact Award for the series saying, “We are still going through what I call a “Rosita Parks” situation with Latino content both with studios and media: You can be here, but please stay in the back of the bus. We want your eyeballs but not your stories. East Los High was created knowing audiences were starving for content that was diverse, edgy, and creative. It’s a show about English-speaking Latinos, but it relates to audiences everywhere.”

Watch Mota’s acceptance speech here:

Nine graduates of NHMC’s Latino TV Writers Program were staffed on East Los High. The writers program, accepting applications, is a five-week, total immersion workshop that simulates an actual writer’s room and participants develop an original pilot, practice pitching their writing and learn how to market themselves and get an agent.

The NHMC Television Writers Program, sponsored by NBCUniversal and Disney/ABC Television Group, was created to expand the number of Latinos working behind the camera, as a way to increase fair and accurate portrayals of Latinos on television. During the 2013-14 television season, Latinos composed only 2.8 percent of writers staffed on TV shows, despite that Latinos make up 17% of the U.S. population.

About the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC)

The National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) is a media advocacy and civil rights organization for the advancement of Latinos, working towards a media that is fair and inclusive of Latinos, and towards universal, affordable, and open access to communications.

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Healing relationships by mending with our parents

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With Mother’s Day and Father’s Day coming up, people are searching for ways to honor their parents. But what about those who have unhappy or estranged relationships with their parents? Veteran holistic physician and author Dr. Bradley Nelson is here to discuss how to let go of emotional baggage we hold onto from our relationships with our parents.

Healing Relationships and Preventing Drama for Adult Kids

As grownups we often have a hard time letting go of painful emotions associated with our parents due to our vulnerability when we were kids – the people who know us the best sometimes can hurt us the most. Dr. Nelson, author of the bestselling book The Emotion Code, has been treating patients and researching and lecturing internationally for more than 20 years on healing “trapped emotions” that damage our health and wellbeing.

“All of us experience negative emotional extremes at times. Sometimes, for reasons that we do not yet understand, emotions do not process completely. In these cases, instead of us simply experiencing the emotion and then moving on, the energy of the emotion somehow becomes ‘trapped’ within the physical body,” he explains. “So instead of moving beyond your angry moment, or a temporary bout with grief or depression, this negative emotional energy can remain within your body, potentially causing significant physical and emotional stress.”

Dr. Nelson can expand on these tips for releasing emotional baggage:

  1. Take into account your parents’ emotional baggage. Heart-Walls™ are energetic barriers made of accumulated trapped negative emotions that can prevent people from freely giving and receiving love. When we understand that our parents’ hearts may be blocked by fear, anger or other negative emotions, it can help us to have compassion, forgive and let go of our own emotional baggage.
  1. Speak your mind without creating drama. Dr. Nelson shares how to cope with insensitive family members – and where to draw the line. The key: “Make it a non-emotional situation.”
  1. Learn from your parents’ mistakes. Look at mistakes in a positive light – they helped you learn what NOT to do.

Above all, we should seek to approach our relationships with our parents with humility rather than blame. “Your parents are just human, they’re not supposed to be more,” he advises.

About Dr. Bradley Nelson

Dr. Bradley Nelson has lectured internationally on the natural healing of chronic illness and successfully treated patients from across the US and Canada for more than 20 years. He has trained more than 2,500 practitioners worldwide on how to help people overcome unresolved anger, depression, anxiety, loneliness and other negative emotions and the physical symptoms associated them. Dr. Nelson is one of the world’s foremost experts in the emerging fields of Bioenergetic Medicine and Energy Psychology. His bestselling book “The Emotion Code” is helping people all over the world to improve their lives easily and quickly. Download a free copy of The Emotion Code in both audio and .pdf versions, including step-by-step instructions for working with the body’s healing power at EmotionCodeGift.com.

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Support The Ride 4 Breast Cancer Campaign

Thomas Hammond, the owner of the new start-up Hammond e-Bike Technology LLC, is working on a project close to my heart. Hammond lost several loved ones to breast cancer and other form of cancer over the years. Instead of looking back with regret of time he wish he still had with them, he remembers his loved ones by doing good deeds in their name. In particular he is doing good deeds in the name of Breast cancer and cancer overall. His latest project is manufacturing electric bikes.

This is right up his alley because Hammond is an entrepreneur at heart. His company Hammond e-Bike Technology LLC have created a new design electric bike and painted it pink for Breast Cancer awareness month. Their goal is to give 30 of these bikes away in October to take action during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Cancer is a cruel, horrible illness. It can happen to anyone at anytime because all have cells that grow.

“The Hammond collection was built out of the necessity to satisfy a community of bikers that appreciate diversity, technology, and functionality. The bikes will eliminate a lot of problems bikers face and help them enjoy their hobby like never before. We implore everyone to join in and take part in this great assignment, by supporting our Indiegogo campaign and spreading the word on social media,” said Thomas Hammond, CEO.

 

What we can do is offer support to those who have suffered. We can brighten someone’s day with Hammond’s beautiful bikes. With your help, they can reach their campaign goal on Indiegogo.com. Support the cause today.

Hammond E-Bike Technology pink bike for breast cancer awareness month 2017

About the Electric Bike

The electric folding bike collection is available in 3 unique designs including The Hammond 500 (500-watt motor), The Hammond 1000 (1000 watt motor) and The Hammond unlimited (1000-watt motor. Each bike comes in a coordinated custom-made bike bag and includes a newly designed GPS, touchscreen bike computer called The Hammond X5. Hammond collection is the first ever fully loaded folding, electric smart bike in a custom bag. To join in this revolution, visit their campaign page and support this project at Hammond ebike.

About the Ride 4 Breast Cancer Campaign

The Ride 4 Breast Cancer Campaign is a campaign within the campaign. We all know someone in our life that has dealt with the affects of Cancer in some form or another. At Hammond e-Bike Technology know first hand about this disease having lost loved one after loved one over the years. They honor their memory by helping others cope and take their mind off the battle. We can help someone feel special and have meaning. Every bike perk purchase helps them give a free bike to a Breast Cancer Survivor or patient plus customers will be receiving an awesome product in the process.

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About the Hammond Bike Collection

The Hammond bike collection is available in different colors and comes in a custom bag for proper packaging, easy mobility, and protection from weather elements. The bike has matching inter-phone bike speakers with bluetooth, compatible with any smart phone up to 20 feet away. It also has wireless rear signal lights and front head light. Hammond ebike technology took bike security to another level by adding a hidden GPS tracker device. The GPS provides double real-time tracking to absolute street address by SMS or online web tracking. Geo-fence capability sends you an SMS if your bike is disturbed or someone is trying to steal it. The GPS tracker and bike computer has some cool features, to many to mention.

The company is offering everyone to own this fantastic product at a discount during the campaign. You instantly become part of The Hammond e-Bike Technology family when you support the campaign. Supporters will receive perks for life. The company is the first to ever offer backers life time discounts in the amount of 5% – 35% from their online store once they reach their campaign goal. Learn more by visiting Hammondebiketechnology.com.

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