Quote of the day: Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Mother Teresa~
International Women’s Day marks its 100th anniversary on Tuesday. The United Nations first honored the event in 1975 and gave a resolution in 1977, adopting a theme for each year. This year, the UN’s theme for the day is
Equal access to education, training and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women
Flashback: International Women's Day (IWD) was honoured the first time in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland on 19 March. More than one million women and men attended IWD rallies campaigning for women's rights to work, vote, be trained, to hold public office and end discrimination. However less than a week later on 25 March, the tragic 'Triangle Fire' in New York City took the lives of more than 140 working women, most of them Italian and Jewish immigrants. This disastrous event drew significant attention to working conditions and labour legislation in the United States that became a focus of subsequent International Women's Day events.
Chilli cakes may help in losing weight. Capsinoids, which include capsiate, dihydrocapsiate, and nordihydrocapsiate, are substances naturally present in chili peppers. These dihydrocapsiate (DHC), is tasteless and speeds up the body’s metabolism, helping it use up more calories It is already sold in the form of diet supplement pills in the US and Japan.
Tip for this week: For a radiant look of your silver utensiles, wash it with tooth powder. Wash twice a month for longlasting shining. - Vani, Singapore
Time to laugh:
Teacher: Why haven't you brought your worksheet to class?
Student: I forgot it at home, Madam.
Teacher: How is that you didn't forget yourself at home?
Student: I did Sir. But mother reminded me and sent me to school.