The colour of lips

Feb - 22 2018

Since the dawn of prehistoric times, humans always had the need to distinguish themselves among others. About 5,000 years ago, ancient Sumerian men and women invented and wore lipstick. They crushed gemstones and used them to decorate their faces, mainly on the lips and around the eyes.  Cleopatra crushed bugs to create the colour of red   [ Read More … ]

Racing against time

Feb - 20 2018

Are we slaves of time, at the mercy of time, or that time is a force of nature to which we are helpless or powerless? Racing against time can be exhausting and for many people time does seem out of hand, especially when they feel that their dreams are slipping away. Step back. “Time is not a thing that   [ Read More … ]

Gender related colours

Feb - 19 2018

Colours are not universal, conveying different meanings to different people and there are no hard rules about which colours are feminine, masculine or gender-neutral, because it all depends on age, gender and nationality. Women are more likely than men to have a favorite colour and a colour that successfully targets young women in Australia will not deliver   [ Read More … ]

Literature gender gap

Feb - 16 2018

Male authors and reviewers continue to take a disproportionate slice of the literary pie – yet women out-read men at a ratio of 9 to 5. The New York Times book reviews overwhelmingly suggest that women tend to write about domestic issues and affairs of the heart, while men write about serious issues such as politics. And   [ Read More … ]

Feast of Saint Valentine

Feb - 14 2018

This day originated with the honouring of early Christian martyrs: Valentine of Rome and Valentine of Terni. It was later adopted as the day of romantic love, ‘courtly love’, and evolved into an occasion of lovers expressing their love by giving. The custom of sending cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts originated in the UK and Valentine’s   [ Read More … ]

Women and Stilettos

Feb - 12 2018

Of course they are uncomfortable but when you wear them you feel like a boss. The trick is to kick them off when at your desk then slip into them when you go to meetings. Most women will say that high heels make them feel good, tall and strong. In one Corporate law firm, in   [ Read More … ]

Unite to fight sexual harassment

Feb - 09 2018

While the efficacy of speaking out has been proven over and over again to not necessarily diminish the ill effects, in the past it might have even made things worse. And although the #NoMeansNo campaign was started in the early 1990s it did not actually take hold until the #MeToo movement turned the tide on how the public treats allegations of sexual   [ Read More … ]

Probing cold cases – missing & murdered

Feb - 08 2018

Inside the meltdown and the desperate bid to turn things around, the inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women is crumbling amid defections, bureaucratic chaos and personal conflict. Between 1980 and 2012 there have been almost 1,200 cases of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The staggering number of Indigenous women brutalized and lost   [ Read More … ]

All religions – one umbrella – maybe

Feb - 06 2018

Religion comes in all shapes: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Secular/Agnostic/Atheist, Witchcraft nd more. Astrology was also at the heart of the Mayan, Aztec and Inca religions in the Americas with the Sun as the supreme God. Regardless the belief, all theories are linked by one thing – a personal opinion or view. When one   [ Read More … ]

Blowing your own trumpet

Feb - 05 2018

If you do not blow your own horn then someone else might use it as a spittoon. Taken to an extreme, ‘horn blowing’ can produce an experience somewhere between appalling and unpleasant but on the flip side, pride of workmanship and the process of sharing best practices can be done without boasting. If someone has an interest in you,   [ Read More … ]

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