The Official Flowers In Each US State

Each US state has an official state flower. These were carefully chosen to represent a state’s spirit and its people’s character. While some are endemic to each state, others have been imported from elsewhere. A flower does not have to be native to the land to be nominated, while most of these flowers have been growing in these areas since people can remember, some of the current state flowers did not even originate in the US. These are plants that were simply brought to the US, thrived well in

10 Biggest Issues Faced By Immigrants In A New Country

People have been migrating for thousands of years. A beautiful visualization of the movement of people across the planet from 600 BC up to the present day was recently created by Maximilian Schich of the University of Texas at Dallas along with other collaborators from Hungary, Switzerland, and the US. The model shows people migrating to different parts of the globe, some gravitating towards certain cities during different periods in civilization’s history. Today there are an estimated 272 mill

10 Of The Greatest Threats To Human Life Around The World Today

Now more than ever we are seeing how fragile mankind’s existence can be. Humans all over the world are so interconnected, each one’s actions can have a ripple effect with consequences that can cascade globally. These consequences may become so catastrophic, that according to scientists, it can eventually lead to humankind’s extinction. While many doomsday scenarios in popular culture may seem out of touch, this doesn't mean that there are no real threats to humanity’s existence. According to th

10 Ways To Make A Beautiful Backyard Wedding On A Budget

Opting for a simple wedding is not only practical but also financially smart considering the number of couples who go deep in debt after an extravagant, grandiose, and extremely expensive wedding that bore a hole in their bank accounts. More expenses await a couple after the wedding day after all. So instead of splurging on a wedding, many couples are choosing to save their money to buy a house or set it aside for when the baby comes instead. Some are also choosing to keep their weddings simple

The World as Seen Through Windows

The Switzerland Tourism Board released a video with a bittersweet message: "Dream now, travel later." It’s the least we can do with this virus still lingering outside after wreaking havoc on the airline and travel industry all over the world. Even after this pandemic is over, many experts believe that people will be wary about traveling and it might take a few years for most to feel comfortable to go around the world again. For now, all travel bugs can do is dream and travel later. With travel

Watch Out For These COVID-19 Scams

As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, scammers continue to take advantage of people’s fear and panic. There has been an abundance of reports about fraudulent offers, phishing emails, and text messages from people pretending to be part of the government or other reputable organizations. Most trick people into giving sensitive personal and financial information, others dupe victims into sending money. The best course of action against these scams is to arm yourself with awareness and enough information...

Balcony Socializing is Now a Worldwide Phenomenon

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about humans throughout our millions of years on Earth, its that we find ways to survive. Amidst the devastating news about the coronavirus, about how it’s wreaking havoc on people’s lives, pushing healthcare systems to their limits, and bringing countries to their knees, are stories of people thriving even while in self-isolation. These are the people who choose to continue living despite the grim circumstances around them.

Six Frontline Jobs We Should Appreciate Right Now

While we are safely indoors moping around and complaining about how bored we are, there are people out there who still need to go to work even amidst this unprecedented crisis. These are the people whose jobs are so essential we won’t survive or have any semblance of normalcy without them. They deserve our appreciation. Aside from the nurses and doctors waging this war in emergency rooms across the globe, there are front line warriors in our shops, handling our packages...

6 Ways to Fight Boredom While Self-isolating

It’s week three of our self-isolation, and we know you’re feeling more and more like the characters in that post-apocalyptic Netflix series you’ve been watching. Now that you’ve probably run out of movies to stream, Korean dramas to binge-watch, telenovelas and drawers to Konmari, you’re probably looking for more creative ways to amuse yourself so you can stop scrubbing your oranges with wet wipes. Hang in there, we’re giving you a few activities you can do that will help you feel a little bit

Five Questions to Ask Before Getting a Pet During This Pandemic

First, it was toilet paper, then it was flour and baking supplies, now people are rushing to animal shelters to adopt pets. Animal shelters across Canada and the US are reporting a surge in inquiries about pet adoption. Pets have become so in demand that shelters are getting cleared out fast. A few weeks ago, Riverside County Animal Services in California reported getting all their animals adopted. "We cleared the shelter!" the team announced on their official Instagram account.

How to Help Children Deal With Stress During The Coronavirus Lockdown

The coronavirus situation is changing so fast that it’s so hard for families to keep up. Families have been driven indoors, employees are asked to leave the office and work remotely. Many of us are stuck at home waiting for news about developments. But amidst the confusion and anxiety what most of us forget is that children are also left to adjust to this drastic change in their routine. Schools and daycare centres are closed, activities canceled. No more birthday parties, playdates, and trips

10 Major Takeaways Of The Covid-19 Pandemic

This pandemic has shaken us to our core, rendered many health care systems helpless, and brought countries to their knees. Our financial systems are suffering, economies are being battered by the ruthless onslaught that many believe it will take a while for it to fully recover. Industries are getting shut-down, some partially, others fully. Families have been driven indoors, those who are lucky are working from home, others have been laid off. These are trying times to say the least. This pande

10 Ways The World May Change After The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Over

A crisis of this magnitude can change the course of history. We are in the midst of a dizzying series of shifts that are so drastic it has become difficult to follow. While we are cooped up indoors, the world is going through transformations so irreversible, that when we step out into the outside world in two or three months it will almost be unrecognizable. Things will not be the same, people will not be the same, countries will never be the same. We will never look at things the same way agai

Seven ways to celebrate Mother's Day during the coronavirus lockdown

Who knew we would be celebrating Mother’s Day in the middle of a pandemic? That one special day dedicated to recognizing all the back-breaking work moms do for their children, when we give them a break from all the cooking and cleaning so we take them out to eat, buy them flowers to make them feel beautiful, and let them drink as much wine as they can consume. With restaurants still closed, a stay-at-home order still in place, and that nasty virus still lurking outside waiting to latch on to the

10 Ways Schools Are Combating The Lockdown To Educate The Children

It’s been more than a month since officials ordered schools to close and keep kids at home. This was done to curb the spread of coronavirus that has been wreaking havoc on people's lives worldwide. But mere weeks into the lockdown teachers have found numerous ways to reach out to their students who are stuck at home. Many government officials believe that a lockdown doesn’t mean children should stop learning. This is why school boards have brought the classrooms straight into children’s homes.

10 Ways To Make Others Smile During The Pandemic

These are trying times. This pandemic has flipped our lives upside down. The virus has claimed thousands of lives and placed even more in Intensive Care Units. Economies are crashing, businesses are closing and hundreds of people are losing jobs. Many students didn’t even get to say goodbye to their teachers since schools have been forced to close for the rest of the school year. Grandparents are left in isolation unable to see their families, children are kept indoors away from their friends. F

Seven Tips to Help You Set-up a Routine and Stay Productive During the Lockdown

It’s a battlefield out there. This virus has been testing governments and stretching healthcare systems to their limit. It has been battering the economy as businesses fight to survive. Frontliners are struggling to save lives and keep the virus from spreading. At home, families are waging a war against isolation, loneliness while maintaining some sense of order after the pandemic has driven them indoors, flipping their lives upside down. According to the American Psychological Association...

10 Of The Most Unique Company Offices Around The World

There are offices then there are unique offices—workplaces that make you look forward to going back to the grind. Those that have veered so far away from the boring cubicle most of us have associated offices with. Located all over the globe, these will not make you feel bad about staying overtime or being in the office the whole day. Instead, these will make you feel more creative or motivated throughout the day. They feature beautiful aesthetics, creative architectural executions, colorful furn

10 Ways People Are Spreading Hope During The Pandemic

As the number of those infected by the coronavirus nears two million and the news outside remains grim, it’s hard to stay positive. However, if there is one thing we’ve learned about people throughout their thousands of years on Earth, it’s that humans survive because they have each other. Throughout this pandemic, even with orders to stay away from each other, people are finding ways to reach out to one another to tell them that we will all get through this together. Here are ten different ways
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