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Unique ways to celebrate Women’s Equality Day

Women and girls in most societies have faced discrimination for many years. They were treated as their husband’s/father’s property. Neither did they have the right to vote nor they could own a land or go to school. The were even beaten and exploited.

With the passage of time things have changed a lot. Women are now treated as equal as men. They have the right to vote since 26th August 1920. It’s due to the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which grants women the right to vote. So, every year 26th August is observed as the Women’s Equality Day.

Here’s how you can celebrate Women’s Equality Day:

1. Register yourself to vote

Are you 18 and still haven’t registered to vote? If so, then this Women’s Equality Day make it a point to register yourself to vote. Remember, it’s your national right.

You can visit CanIVote.org website that’s hosted by the National Association of Secretaries of State, or go to your polling place and learn how you can vote by mail and receive election results.

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2. Raise funds for the Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Celebrate this occasion by making a donation to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. If you do so, you can help those women who receive help from the Planned Parenthood health center.

“Planned Parenthood Federation of America is the nation’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate.”

3. Pay a visit to the online National Women’s History Museum

Donate $35 and you can honor the women who’ve helped to shape your life in a unique way. The name of those women will be listed in the Roll of Honor and Remembrance. You can also incorporate photographs, remembrances, and biographical information in the online archives, The Chronicle of American Women.

This is possible through the online National Women’s History Museum (nwhm.org), which is committed to enlightening the role of women in reconstructing the society. This can be a rare way to celebrate this wonderful occasion.

4. Help a girls’ sports organization

Yes! It can be a unique way to celebrate Women’s Equality Day. Give your support to a girls’ sports organization and encourage them to excel in sports. It’ll also help to reduce the number of girls dropping out of sports due to different reasons.

5. Get inspired by the honorees of the SELF’s Women Doing Good awards

Get inspiration from the women who’re doing great things like examining a cure for paralysis, supporting HIV and AIDS prevention and education and so on.

So, how will you celebrate this Women’s Equality Day? Do share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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Regifting norms: How you can save both money and reputation

Though regifting saves you money, yet it continues to be a taboo. But, there are people who have done it at least once. Remember, regifting if done improperly will drown your reputation. But, it won’t drag you to problems if you know some good regifting etiquettes.

Rules to follow before regifting

You have opened your birthday present and found that it isn’t for you, and you wanted to regift it to someone. Has this ever happened? If so, then you must check out the rules before you hand over your gift to others.

1. The gift must be new

Clothes that you’ve worn a couple of times or a partially used Amazon gift card is a big NO. You must gift something that is new, unused, and which has the original packaging. If you don’t like a gift and want to regift it to someone, but have opened the package or used it, keep it to yourself. Regifting a used item is bad etiquette.

2. Avoid regifting a handmade or meaningful gifts

Before you give away a handmade gift, remember the sentiment and effort of the person who has made it and not the price. Handmade gifts are priceless. So, never give away any handmade gift. Imagine how bad the person will feel if he/she comes to know that you’ve regifted the special present to someone else that he/she has given you.

3. Regift outside your friend circle

It will be bad if your friend discovers that you’ve gifted an item, which one of both your mutual friend has already gifted you earlier. Trust me, it’ll be really embarrassing. So, to avoid such embarrassing situation try to avoid regifting within your friend circle. This way you’ll avoid embarrassment and won’t hurt feelings of someone.

4. Regift to charity when in doubt

Are you stuck with something that you don’t like? But, can’t regift it to a friend or family member? If yes, then consider giving it to a charity. The Salvation Army, Goodwill, Habitat for Humanity, and Toys for Tots are some organizations that accept new items.

Don’t forget to collect your donation receipt so that you can get a tax deduction for doing charity.

5. Never regift edible items

You can regift a bottle of wine. But, never regift baked food items that you’ve received from someone else. The food could get spoiled due to dust and moisture.

If someone gifts you a food item that you won’t eat, it’s better to share it as soon as possible.

6. Think before you regift

Don’t regift an item because you want to get rid of it. Before you regift, decide whether or not it’s the ideal present for someone.

10 Items you can regift

Here’s a list of items that you can regift without giving a second thought:

  • Candles
  • Wine
  • Books
  • Photo frames
  • Kitchen items
  • Perfume
  • Bath soaps, shower gels and lotions
  • Gift baskets
  • Gift cards
  • Toys and puzzles

You don’t have to feel ashamed of regifting. It’s a great way to save money when you’re on a budget. Just follow the regifting etiquettes and stay away from embarrassment.

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Falling behind your work? Develop these multitasking skills…

Why are people stressing on multitasking skills these days? Why is an employee judged on his or her ability to multitask? Is it a must-have skill that everyone should possess? Or, it’s simply a myth just to save time?

If these questions are bothering you, then you’ve clicked the right article. Have a look below and get your queries cleared.

What is multitasking?

Multitasking is the ability to perform more than one task at a time, that is juggling from one task to another. Human multitasking is the capacity of an individual to perform multiple tasks at the same time.

If you are still wondering what multitasking is, then look at these day-to-day examples of multitasking: listening to music while working, attending a phone call while watching TV, checking texts during a meeting, and so on.

So, you can see that multitasking isn’t a herculean task. It comes to us naturally. But, there are some individuals who don’t have this ability to perform several tasks at the same time. It can become a barrier for them especially in the workplace, where employers prefer employees with multitasking ability.

How to develop multitasking skills

Developing multitasking skills isn’t a rock hard job. It’s not difficult. You just have to concentrate and follow the techniques.

Here’s a list showing the techniques to help you multitask more efficiently:

1. Keep your to-do list ready

Every day before going to bed make a to-do list for the next day. It’s appropriate for your professional life also. Before leaving the office make a list of the tasks that you want to complete the next day. It’ll help you visualize and prioritize the next day clearly.

2. Prioritize your work

If you don’t want to shift your attention from your work, prioritize your work daily. It’ll help you stay focus and understand which task is more important. If you prioritize your work, there’s a chance that you’ll make fewer errors.

3. Manage your time properly

Time management is the ultimate secret of multitasking. If you can manage your time according to your work, you’ll see your productivity rising. With the help of time management, you can complete your work within the given time and won’t leave it for the next day. Time management lowers stress, gives you more time to complete your tasks, keeps you organized, makes you more efficient, successful and happy, and so on.

So, before you start handling several tasks at a time try to keep aside time for each task. Time management also helps you find out some extra time from your busy schedule.

4. Set reminders

If you have a bad memory and can’t remember what tasks to do, set reminders on your smartphones. If you set reminders for your work, you’ll able to finish your target within the given time.

5. Exclude unnecessary tasks

Multitasking doesn’t mean that you have to do extra tasks. You must eliminate those tasks which you think are unnecessary. Avoid concentrating on several major tasks at a time. It’ll increase your difficulty and workload. If you’re working on a major project, try to focus on that and if you can manage, you can do minor tasks along with it.

Multitasking is done to reduce the workload. Don’t multitask where it’s not required. It’ll increase the workload and ruin your work.

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