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Month: January 2019

3 Stories You Should Read 1/31/2019: Trump, Betsy DeVos, KellyAnne Conway

Reading Time: 2 minutesConfluence Daily is your daily news source for women in the know. In the category of:  This isn’t going to end well. The chances of Donald Trump declaring a national emergency at the border just went way up Three very important things happened on Thursday in Washington. First, President Donald Trump tweeted this at 7:16 a.m.: “Lets just call them WALLS from now on and stop playing political games! A WALL is a WALL!” Second, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said this of the congressional committee working to craft a compromise bill too keep the government open: “There’s not...

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Chinese New Year of the Earth Pig

Reading Time: 6 minutes So you’ll be glad to know that the Earth Pig is a far more welcoming and open spirit, loving nothing better than to hang out with a diverse group of friends from all walks of life, probably with a delicious spread of goodies to share.

After the intensity of the last two years, 2019 is likely to feel like a welcome bit of relief, a chance to take a breath and pause and get our bearings, perhaps over a congenial cuppa or a glass of vino.

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Welcome to Walgreens

Reading Time: 3 minutes I imagined how devout Catholics must feel when they’ve been given a blessing by the Pope, or how it must feel to be blessed by the Dalai Lama, or how one would feel being personally greeted by the Queen or complimented by any highly esteemed person. But truly, we all have the capacity to bless someone.

So I began imagining what would shift in my own life if I truly recognized this as fact. If I chose to believe that every time someone welcomes me, or wishes me a nice day, it is a magical blessing that carries a great deal of weight, something that I can be grateful for, something that I never want to take for granted, a sparkling gift to be appreciated.

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Business Insider: All of the extremist killings in the US in 2018 had links to right-wing extremism, according to new report

Reading Time: 3 minutes There were at least 50 extremist-related killings in the US in 2018, according to the report, making it the fourth-deadliest year on record for domestic extremist-related killings since 1970.

“The extremist-related murders in 2018 were overwhelmingly linked to right-wing extremists,” the report states. “Every one of the perpetrators had ties to at least one right-wing extremist movement, although one had recently switched to supporting Islamist extremism. White supremacists were responsible for the great majority of the killings, which is typically the case.”

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