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My Alabaster Box

Author PL Bennett has herself struggled to understand her faith and her purpose in life. In “My Alabaster Box: A Simple Guide Through the Christian Journey”, she reaches out to others in the same situation. Becoming a Christian at nineteen, walking away from her faith, she learned to cope with life in “limbo” living for the world, while trying to hold on to her faith; but doing neither very well. Dealing with her brother’s suicide and many struggles and disappointments taught her to apply her faith to life and not to abandon it when she need it most. Patricia’s...

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Sexism and Gender Discrimination Continue to Hold Women Back in the Workplace

Women continue to suffer sexism and gender discrimination in the workplace despite legislation and decades of so called change, concludes a BE Offices commissioned survey into how they are treated in the work environment. Covering a wide age range and seniority as well as both full-time and part-time employees, the poll highlighted the disparity between men and women that continues to exist in the British work environment. Almost a quarter (23.47%) of women reported they were paid less than male colleagues while 30.8% said they had experienced gender discrimination in the workplace up from 27.4% in 2014 when BE...

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63% of Canadians agree eating healthy positively impacts emotional well-being

With the rise of superfoods and trends in holistic health, it seems that Canadians are taking a new approach toward nutrition. New research from Mintel reveals that two in three (63%) Canadian consumers agree that what they eat impacts their emotional well-being, while 84% believe it impacts their physical well-being. It certainly seems that it is what is on the inside that counts as some 45%of Canadians say that they are interested in trying the latest foods which claim to boost health, including chia seeds or spirulina, and more than one third (35%) try to include superfood ingredients, such...

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Become a better listener

One of the prerequisites to success is excellent communication skill. And how do you become a better communicator – silence! You may be very knowledgeable in a particular subject, but you will only be selling yourself short when you fail to listen to others. The essence of effective communication is idea sharing. Naturally, we humans aren’t good listeners. It takes time and patience to build good listening skills. In his book “How to win friends and influence people”, Dale Carnegie explained that part of making good friends is learning how to listen. Naturally, we would go on talking about...

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The hidden costs of buying a new home

After months/years of hard work, you were finally able to save enough make down payments and then offset the rest through mortgage. But wait a minute – do you even know that certain hidden charges come with buying a home and are you prepared to pay them? You will have to pay for home appraisal and the money would be used to evaluate the real value of the property you intend buying. You wouldn’t want to overpay for the property, and so you have to first appraise the property. Depending on the size of the property, cost of appraisal...

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