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Worthy Charities: Spread Love and Light

Sunday, November 6th, 2011

 

 

In light of the NYC Marathon and the special holiday Eid, today’s blog is an effort to spread awareness for humanitarian issues. Everyone can do his/or her part in the effort to help others, whether it’s running 28 miles, cooking hot stew for your struggling neighbor, buying dinner for your child’s teacher, or simply helping an elderly family member grocery shop.

These are the everyday actions that will help contribute to the light and love of the universe and hopefully be passed on. But there are other ways you can help too! We know spare change is hard to come by these days, but here are some worthy charities you should know about. If you can, contribute! Volunteer! Educate the little ones! Anything so we can continue to spread love (and beauty) around the world and in our backyards.

 

Three Worthy Charities and Organizations:

1. Human Rights First

website: http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/

Human Rights First builds respect for human rights and the rule of law to help ensure the dignity to which everyone is entitled and to stem intolerance, tyranny, and violence.

Human Rights First is a non-profit, nonpartisan international human rights organization based in New York and Washington D.C. To maintain our independence, we accept no government funding.

2. Action Against Hunger International

 

 

Action Against Hunger (Charity)

Action Against Hunger (Charity)

 

 

website: http://www.actionagainsthunger.org/

Recognized as a leader in the fight against malnutrition, Action Against Hunger | ACF International saves the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger. With 30 years of expertise in emergency situations of conflict, natural disaster, and chronic food insecurity, ACF runs life-saving programs in some 40 countries benefiting five million people each year.

ACF’s 4,600+ professionals work in over 40 countries to carry out innovative, life-saving programs in nutrition, food security & livelihoods, and water, sanitation, & hygiene. ACF’s humanitarian programs directly assist some five million people each year, along with countless others through capacity building programs in collaboration with government ministries. Committed to principled humanitarian action, ACF restores dignity, self-sufficiency, and independence to vulnerable populations around the world.

3. Coalition for the Homeless

 

 

Coalition for the Homeless

Coalition for the Homeless

 

 

website: http://www.coalitionforthehomeless.org/

Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women, and children. We are dedicated to the principle that affordable housing, sufficient food, and the chance to work for a living wage are fundamental rights in a civilized society. Since our inception in 1981, the Coalition has worked through litigation, public education, and direct services to ensure that these goals are realized.

HOW ELSE CAN I HELP??

**Donate to your local PBS Station

 

Pink Awareness Ribbon Cufflinks

Pink Awareness Ribbon Cufflinks

**Donate for Breast Cancer Research

**Support/Donate to your local arts center or individual artists

Prostate Cancer Awareness Ribbon Cufflinks

Prostate Cancer Awareness Ribbon Cufflinks

 

 

**Support UNICEF

**Support AIDS Awareness

 

 

AIDS Awareness Ribbon Cufflinks

AIDS Awareness Ribbon Cufflinks

 

For more worthy charities check out: http://www.charitywatch.org/

Flu Season is back. What would Grandma do?

Monday, October 17th, 2011

You’re grandmother can’t always be around to lull you into a mid-afternoon nap when you have the sniffles. You still have to manage to get up at the crack of dawn, fight traffic (and not fellow subway riders), and make it through the day. The flu season is coming, or more precisely, it’s already here. When you feel that body ache arising, here are some remedies to dull the seasonal beast:

Trust me, I’m a Doctor Cufflinks

DRINK TEA. Go to the nearest Chinatown and buy tea in bulk. You can get restaurant quality tea for under $4. We like to mix Oolong, Green tea, and two teaspoons of honey for a cold-remedy mix.

Aymara Green Tea Leaf Butterfly Cufflinks

DRINK CLEAR FLUIDS. You’re mother always said this one, didn’t she? Well she was right. Cleanse the body of its toxins by flushing out your system. Replenish your body’s water content constantly, keep everything fresh, hence the emphasis on clear liquids.

DRINK WARM WHISKEY. Yes, that was no typo. Contradicting our previous tip, one of Grandma’s tricks, before lozengers and NyQuil, was good old fashioned whiskey.

RECIPE: Boil Water. Add fresh ginger slices and cloves. Steep Chamomile tea in water. Add one shot of Whiskey. Add a few teaspoons of honey.

You’ll definitely sleep well!

Caduceus Medical Cufflinks, CLM

Caduceus Medical Cufflinks, CLM

The weather has been, to put it mildly, moody. First it’s hot, then it’s cold, then it’s warm with a breeze…Over the past two weeks we’ve been exposed to these weather extremes and they’re not the best for our body regulations. BUNDLE UP. It’s better to be slightly warm and to sweat out toxins, rather than keep them swarming around inside you. The cold air chills and drifts are bad news for muscle aches and head colds. So keep the body and attached muscles happy and warm this season.

Tender Autumn Wind, Italian Silk and Wool Scarf

Tender Autumn Wind, Italian Silk and Wool Scarf

And as an added bonus, here are some sweet coats we’ve found for this season. This barn coat is ultra cool and relaxed, and the “mustard” color is the hottest color this season.

Bodie Mountain® Barn Coat, Eddie Bauer: $149

Another trend? VESTS. Whowouldathunk? Keeps the arms free, chest warm, and can be paired with almost any casual dress. They also comein some pretty fun colors, like bright orange. This is a toned down version from Ralph Lauren:

Polo Ralph Lauren Quilted Vest $225.00