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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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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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Montreal replaces Paris as world’s best student city

Montreal has ended Paris’s five-year run as the world’s best student city, according to global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds. The fifth edition of its QS Best Student Cities Ranking, enumerates the world’s top 100 urban student destinations. This year’s ranking features a ‘Student View’ indicator for the first time. Findings for the United Kingdom provide reassurance to those concerned about the potential effects of the UK’s impending exit from the EU on its higher education sector. Montreal’s success is the latest of a series of propitious signs for a city beginning to escape a period of economic...

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How hobbies improve your personal life

If you have a hobby that you cherish and love to spend time enjoyingyour hobby, it will help prevent you getting into unnecessary trouble, because you will be busy. It helps to ease the mind from stress. If you have some bad habits, like doing drugs or drinking, investing your time in hobbies that will divert your mind and attention away from the grip of bad behavior will help. First of all, what are hobbies? Hobbies are things and activities you derive pleasure doing. It could be coin collection, making dolls, stamps, hot wheel cars, knitting, basically anything at...

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