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International Women’s Day Celebration: In Maryland



March 8, 2017

Wednesday 4:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Maryland Institute College of Art

1300 Mount Royal Ave
Baltimore, Maryland 21217
​About Global Gender Economic ​

The Global Gender Economic Forum cordially invites to our first annual International Women’s Day Celebration. Join us as we celebrate women, men and non-binary leaders who are taking bold pragmatic action to accelerate gender parity in Baltimore and around the globe.
The Global Gender Economic’s Women’s Day celebration is in keeping with its mission to bring women and their supporters together to celebrate their accomplishments and contributions while still highlighting the fight for Gender Equity.

With all the energy and solidarity of the recent Women’s March it is critical that folk focused on women’s rights worldwide come together and fashion a strategy in real time and not one that is reactionary or media driven. This event will bring out the network of leaders who are seizing the times by the lapels and speaking truth to power.

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Simple Solutions to Combat Winter Skin Sensitivity



The winter season is here, and it’s important to get in the habit of taking care of your skin. Cold weather brings low humidity levels and dry air, which can suck the moisture from your skin, and without proper care, skin can become dry, cracked and irritated, causing discomfort.

This winter, focus on a regimen that helps protect and hydrate skin so you can spend time enjoying the benefits of winter like family game night, snow days and snuggling by the fire.

Prepare your family for cold weather with these simple tips that can be easily incorporated into your family’s daily routine, keeping skin feeling soft and healthy all winter long.

Hydrate Inside and Out. Staying hydrated during the hot, summer months is a given, but it is also important to remember that cold winter air can leave your skin parched. Use a humidifier to keep skin hydrated during the dry months and be sure to lather on moisturizer. Natural moisturizers like coconut oil and shea butter can act as protective barriers against harsh elements, sealing in moisture. In addition to hydrating on the outside, it is just as important to stay hydrated on the inside. By drinking water throughout the day, your skin can stay healthy and moisturized.

Switch to a Mild Laundry Detergent. Many common detergents can be abrasive to sensitive skin, especially when it is more vulnerable to irritation during the harsh winter months. Wash bed linens, towels and clothes with a mild detergent like all Free Clear year-round, especially during the winter months. As the No. 1 recommended detergent brand by dermatologists, allergists and pediatricians for sensitive skin, all Free Clear includes no dyes, fragrances or irritating residues. Using the power of stainlifters to fight tough stains, it is also safe for the whole family to use, keeping laundry clean while being gentle on skin.

Avoid Toxins, Specifically Allergens, and Irritants. Products that contain toxins, allergens and irritants should be avoided during months when skin is most sensitive. Choose moisturizers and skin care products that don’t contain common irritants, and opt for mild cleansers and moisturizers that are specifically labeled for sensitive skin. Castor oil is another moisturizer alternative that is natural and can be used on both the face and body.

Layer Up. Lock in moisture and protect your skin from wind, rain, and snow by wearing layers whenever you venture outside. The skin on your neck, face and hands is thinner than other areas of the body and therefore more sensitive to the effects of winter weather. Thermals, scarves and gloves can keep you warm and protect your skin from the cold, dry air. For those with sensitive skin, avoid synthetic fabrics and itchy materials like wool, and wash clothes with a dermatologist-recommended detergent like all Free Clear.

By implementing these best practices for skin sensitivity, you can minimize redness, dryness and discomfort to help skin stay healthy and glowing throughout the winter season. Visit to learn more.

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Activists Take to the Streets for One-Year Anniversary of the ‘Women’s March’



A large crowd fills up the reflecting pond in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on Saturday for the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March. (Photo by Ken Cedeno/UPI).

Thousands took to the streets across the United States and abroad Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March, which is Sunday.

On the anniversary of the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the marches also drew people wanting to express dissatisfaction with Trump, particularly his recent criticism of immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador, and Africa nations.

Rallies were held in Chicago, Ill., Washington, D.C., Houston, Texas, and hundreds of cities elsewhere across the country. More than 300,000 people attended Chicago’s march. At least 4,500 people marched in downtown Dallas, highlighting Texas’ diverse population. Thousands of protesters in Washington heard speeches from Democratic legislators, including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California.

Other events took place abroad in Beijing, Buenos Aires, Nairobi, and Rome. Marches, under the social media banner #WeekendofWomen, also are scheduled for Sunday.

The rally in Washington transpired amid a government shutdown that began at midnight. Activists met in front of the Lincoln Memorial before heading to the White House, carrying signs boasting slogans that included “Grab Him by the Mid-terms.” Other signs supported reproductive, immigration and health care rights.

Despite the visible rebukes of his policies and statements, Trump referred to the marches as a celebration, touting a relatively low female unemployment rate during his time in office.

“Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March,” Trump said. “Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years!”

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Tire Safety Tips for Winter When Temperatures Drop



The same temperature you can begin to see your breath at 45 F—is also when the all-season tires on your car can start to lose traction and grip.

As temperatures drop, drivers should remember that if you can see your breath, you should think about winter tires. Whether you’re planning a cross-country trek or simply driving to and from work daily, exposing your vehicle’s tires to colder weather could lead to potential trouble on the road.

Snow and ice may be fun to play in, but they make for dangerous driving conditions. Winter tires are built for cold-weather conditions and deliver improved starting, stopping and steering control in temperatures 45 F and below. The difference is the tread compound of winter tires, which stays soft and pliable in colder temperatures for superior traction. Add the tread design of winter tires with thousands of extra gripping edges and you get as much as a 25-50 percent increase in traction over all-season tires.

To help stay safe on the road this winter, the experts on tires and winter driving recommend following these four tire safety tips:

  • Get ready now. It is important to replace all four of your vehicle’s all-season tires with winter tires if you regularly drive in temperatures 45 F or below, snow or no snow. Winter tires are made of a softer rubber that allows the tires to stay pliable and maintain better contact with the road through winter weather conditions.
  • Don’t forget the wheels. Having a set of wheels specifically for your winter tires can save you money in the long run. Pairing a separate set of wheels with your winter tires can eliminate certain changeover costs and save your everyday wheels from the wear and tear brought on by ice, slush, snow, and salt during the winter months.
  • Know your numbers. Check your tire pressure at least once a month to make sure tires are at the appropriate inflation level. Temperature changes affect tire pressure – for every 10 degrees of temperature change, tire air pressure changes 1 pound per square inch. Low tire pressure can lead to decreased steering and braking control, poor gas mileage, excessive tire wear and the possibility of tire failure. Also, don’t forget to check your spare tire.
  • Rotate, rotate, rotate. To help increase tread life and smooth out your ride, rotate your tires every 6,000 miles or sooner if irregular or uneven wear develops.

Your safety is important, that’s why drivers should make it a point to beat the rush by getting winter ready before the first snowstorm or cold streak of the season hits.

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Source: Discount Tire


@LeNoraMillen        01-19-18

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