Monday, October 31, 2022

How Halloween Is Celebrated Around the World

 Today is Halloween. We hope you enjoy the video showing how Halloween is celebrated around the world.

Have a joyous and safe Halloween

Monday, October 24, 2022

2 Unexpected Ways to Heal After a Bad Breakup by Claire Wentz

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Everyone suffers from a broken heart at some point in their life. When you lose a relationship that has lasted for half your life or more, this heartache can trigger a midlife crisis. Fortunately, there are ways that you can reclaim yourself. Today’s One World Singles Blog post has tips.


Change Jobs


Now may be a great time to shake things up and pursue a passion in a professional way. Consider starting your own business and forming an LLC. As a limited liability company, you’ll enjoy benefits, such as lowered liability and a few tax perks. The LLC formation process is fairly straightforward, and you will not have to go to the expense of an attorney if you do it yourself using a formation service.


Something else to keep in mind if you start your own business is to have your invoicing procedures down from the beginning. Start with an invoice template, which allows you to lay out your payment terms clearly so that you get paid for the right amount and on time. It’s also helpful to utilize software that not only looks professional with your branding materials but also allows you to accept payments in many different forms. A quick tip: Add your logo and branding elements to everything to reinforce your market presence.


Move to a New Location


If you shared a home with your ex, it’s time to put it on the market. After all, the last thing you need at this point is reminders of the misery you lived in leading up to your breakup. Look for a rental home in neighborhoods that are close to everything that you want and need. You can find properties online and even sort according to price, living space, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, etc.


Changing jobs and moving to a new location are two quick ways that you can get yourself out of a rut. But, these are not the only ways to sidestep a midlife crisis, and everything you do to make your life better post-breakout will benefit you in the long run.


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Monday, October 17, 2022

Modern Dating Terms You Should Know To Avoid Becoming a Victim of Catfishing

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If you are using dating apps, beware of people using enticements to pull you into their web of deception, namely Catfishing, defined as a deceptive act where a person creates an imaginary facade or fake identity on a social networking service, usually targeting a specific victim for financial gain, or to upset someone.


When searching for love, romance, dating, or marriage, finding your way around social media can be extremely confusing and overwhelming. In order to make it easier for you, you should know the following dating terms:


1. Catfishing - As already mentioned, someone who creates a new identity to deceive others into starting a relationship. It can be as harmless as unrealistic or highly filtered pictures or something as scary as dating someone who is actually a con artist.


2. Ghosting - This is someone you have been out with on multiple dates but does not reply to your messages for months and will suddenly end all forms of communication with no explanation or warning.


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3. Benching - Keeping someone on the sidelines, but not completely ignoring them. It can be a potential love interest. The person likes your pictures, sends you memes, but never actually makes plans to meet you.


4. Orbiting - This is a potential love interest that monitors you on social media but starts no dialogue. Some will interact with your posts, others will not. They will know everything that is going on in your life.


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5. Gaslighting - An individual will convince the other person what they are saying and remembering is far from the truth. The gaslighter convinces the other person that what they feel is false because that event never happened. Psychologists have termed gas lighting as a form of emotional abuse.


6. Breadcrumbing - You receive bits of attention and affection, thinking the person is interested in you but keeps stringing you along because the individual likes the chase but has no intent to commit.


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7. Soft Launch - This means you are posting your significant other on social media by dropping hints, posting a food picture from a cute brunch date but you can see their elbow on the table, or just posting a picture from a date with just two wine glasses in sight. It has to show people you are off the dating grid and seeing someone while maintaining confidentiality.


8. Situationship - When two people are doing everything that people do in a relationship but they refuse to put an official label on it. That is more than a friendship, not a committed relationship phase. It differs from friends with benefits because in this situation there is a clear non-involvement of emotions. In a Situationship, you are stuck in the muddy waters of an emotional and a physical connection.


9. Talking Stage - The talking stage is an introduction to exclusive dating. You go out on dates, try to get to know each other, and see if you would want to date him or her. However, unlike dating, in a talking stage, you can go out and "search" for other options.

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10. Love Bombing - You have just started going out with someone who showers you with tons of gifts, attention, and an over-the-top public display of affection. The person bombs you with their display of love, sweeping you off your feet, but often this leads to Gaslighting and abuse.


11. Zombies - They ghosted you, and you finally come to terms with that. However, just when you thought the chapter had ended, the person rises from the depths and sends you a "heyy" meaning he or she is into you. Just like a zombie, rising from the dead.


12. Roaching - You have been seeing someone for months and think it is exclusive, but then you discover the person is going out with other people too and hid it from you. The best way to avoid Roaching is to have a coherent conversation rather than an implied understanding.


13. Fishing - Someone sends out the same messages to a bunch of people and waits to see who would respond first and then go with the first responder.


14. DTR - Means Define The Relationship. Two people will have that 'talk' and clearly define where the relationship is heading.


15. Love Language - Different ways in which people express and like to receive love. There are five love languages: physical touch, words of affirmation, quality time, receiving gifts, and acts of service.

Monday, October 10, 2022

News for Travelers


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News from Travel Awaits 

9 Lesser-Known Wine Regions You Should Visit Around The World - Read More

12 Under-The-Radar Tour Destinations For 2023, According To Experts - Read More

8 Things You Should Do Every Time You Walk Into A Hotel Room According To A Flight Attendant - Read More 

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News from Travel Noire

Rent A One-Bedroom In Brooklyn For Only $600 Monthly - But It's On A Sailboat - Learn More 

5 Destinations For Romantic Getaways Which Won't Break The Bank - Learn More

Here Are Our Favorite Jamaican Restaurants In The US - Learn More

Jamaica's Tourism Industry Is At 90% Recovery Rate From The Pandemic And Is Helping Namibia Recover Next - Learn More

US Border Officials Enforcing Fines On Travelers With Undeclared Foods - Learn More

Meet Bridget Francis, The First Black Woman To Create A Travel-Friendly Sanitary Solutions Company - Learn More

Meet Jasmine Wilson: The Woman Making $300K A Year While Living In A Van - Learn More

Meet The 1st And Only Black Owner/Founder In The Coconut Water Industry - Learn More

Monday, October 03, 2022

Great Authors Who Bring You the Best in Mysteries, Thrillers, and Suspense Stories

Click on the title, order, and add your selection(s) to your reading list. Enjoy.



The Patient (A DS Cross Thriller) by Tim Sullivan - A detective approaches a dogged woman who claims her daughter was murdered and not the victim of a suicide or an accidental drug overdose.


Decisive by David Hickson - Sudden events sidetrack a military specialist, pretending to be a businessperson, sent to West Africa to assassinate a terrorist.


The Company You Keep (A Kendra Clayton Mystery) by Angela Henry - A woman about to breakup with her boyfriend discovers he has been bludgeoned to death.


Girl of Flesh and Metal by Alicia Ellis - A teen’s arm, destroyed in a car accident, is replaced with a robotic limb created by her parent’s company, which she sees as a disturbing conglomerate.


Spiraling by K. M. Simmons - Two New York City detectives probe the vanishing of Black women and girls, linked only by race and a cryptic note.


May It Please The Court (Daniel Mendoza Thrillers’ Book One) by Daniel Maldonado - A severely injured mother sues a chic hotel after alleging she fell down their poorly lit stairs, leading to suspicion.


Kings of the Castle by Naleghna Kai, S. L. Jennings, ET AL - A humanitarian society known as The Castle helps women in dangerous situations.


The Exes by Brandon Massey - A soon-to-be-released ex-wife is planning the ultimate reprisal against her ex-husband.