By Christen Brandt and Tammy Tibbetts, NBC News “Activism” officially peaked as a buzzword this year, for good reason. But did you know that millennial men are 15 percent more likely to call themselves activists than millennial women are? What makes this baffling: 74 percent of nonprofits are led by women, so there is no shortage of activist role models out there for women and girls. So, if you need a few reminders on how to get started as an activist, or need a refresher course on how to become even better at it, no fear: We’ve turned to the experts who gathered at the She’s the First Summit to get their best insights. It doesn’t have to be a huge event. “Not every protest has to be the size of a women’s march,” says Jessica Bennett, author of Feminist Fight Club. Don’t underestimate the power of continued, small actions to change your community. It’s sustained action that helps to change minds over time. While showing up and … [Read more...] about How to be a better activist for causes you believe in
Erlanger, known for her work with Nyong'o, Meryl Streep, Diane Kruger, Michelle Dockery and more, was flanked by Nyong'o, Kruger, Candice Huffine, Brandon Maxwell, Fernando Garcia, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, Carly Cushnie, Deborah Lippmann and more to celebrate the release of her book "How to Accessorize," published by Clarkson Potter. Fittingly, shoe brand Schutz partnered with Erlanger for the dinner. … [Read more...] about Lupita Nyong’o, Diane Kruger toast stylist Micaela Erlanger’s new book ‘How to Accessorize’
The rapid rise in technology has provided us with modern discoveries, rekindled connections and new opportunities to collaborate and create. But has our country's increased technology use also contributed to a rise in neck and back injuries? Dr. Mark Mikhael, Orthopaedic Surgeon with the NorthShore Orthopaedic Institute and the Illinois Bone & Joint Institute, explains 'tech neck,' discusses the core issues associated with neck and back pain and how to alleviate bone and joint stresses at home and in the office. What is 'tech neck'? Tech neck refers to the upper back, shoulder and neck pain people feel after extended periods of looking down at handheld devices. We are all guilty of being absorbed by our phone, iPad or laptop for extended periods of time, but too much of this forward flexed position can lead to muscle strains and fatigue in the back of the neck. Prolonged stresses could lead to spinal disc injuries and nerve irritations. It's important to address this pain early … [Read more...] about If you have a smartphone, you probably have ‘tech neck.’ Here’s how to prevent it.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 by: Edsel Cook Tags: drying turmeric, grinding turmeric, growing turmeric, Herbs, indoor garden, indoor gardening, natural medicine, turmeric, turmeric powder (Natural News) Like any other superfood, turmeric powder is most effective when it’s freshly-grown and prepared by hand at home. A Rockin W Homestead article advised how to grow, dry, and grind your own powder for any curries, protein shakes, or tea you plan to make. Turmeric is very easy to grow indoors. All you need is a big rhizome that you can get at the nearest health store or grocery and several pots with rich organic soil. Take that rhizome and break it into smaller pieces that have two or three buds on them. Plant each smaller root about two inches deep into the soil with the buds pointing upwards. The soil in each pot must be kept slightly moist but not soggy. Water your crops every couple of days, with longer intervals if you live in a cool area, and make sure the soil drains … [Read more...] about How to grow, dry and grind your own turmeric powder from fresh roots
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 by: Mike Adams Tags: Censorship, insanity, outbreak, pandemic, preparedness, survival, Tyranny, YouTube (Natural News) The latest censorship insult from YouTube has just arrived: YouTube has just issued a strike and banned a Natural News video entitled, “Pandemic Preparedness FREE Online How To Course Episode 12.” The video, which you can see at this link (or watch below), teaches people how to survive a pandemic outbreak when antibiotics are useless and vaccines don’t even exist. The discussion in this particular video centered around “remaining calm” during a pandemic outbreak that causes many people to panic. According to YouTube, teaching people how to survive a pandemic and remain calm “violates our guidelines” and gets banned. This is what YouTube has now become: a technology overlord that interferes with lifesaving information by banning some of the most helpful channels that contribute to saving lives in … [Read more...] about BREAKING: YouTube bans pandemic preparedness video that teaches people how to survive a deadly outbreak