Author Archives: Robin Bernstein

Who is Your Inspiration?

Every November, “National Inspirational Role Models Month” recognizes and acknowledges those that inspire, guide, and teach you to be the best you can be.  Their positive outlook influences your everyday activities, motivates you to succeed, and encourages you to persevere.  This could be a friend, an employer, teacher, activist, celebrity, or clergy.  Regardless of who it is, there is a reason why you look up to them.  Perhaps, it is because you want to emulate them, or just because you respect what they stand for.  Nevertheless, they inspire you to make a difference in your life and possibly others.

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Who Loves Lucy?

Who Loves Lucy?

This blogger loves Lucy!  Really, who doesn’t?  The “I Love Lucy” show is one of the all-time greatest sitcoms making its debut on October 15, 1951.  While it only lasted six seasons, four of those seasons it was the most-watched show in the United States.  Today, we honor the show that has been nominated for 21 Emmy Awards and won five times.

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Feel-Good News About Business Women to Brighten Your Day

Women play an important role and bring a variety of skills to the business world.  They set examples for aspiring females hoping to become leaders and professionals within small businesses and corporate leadership.  “American Business Women’s Day” celebrated every year on September 22nd, recognizes the accomplishments of those women who have inspired generation after generation of businesswomen.  Continue reading

Coworking Craze

Are you familiar with the term coworking?  Do you really know what a coworker is?  On August 9th, “International Coworking Day” is celebrated around the world.  It started in 1995 when hackers in Berlin, Germany wanted to find a space where they could share thoughts and information.  However, it was not until 2005 when “coworking” really took off after Brad Neuberg, a software engineer, blogged about inviting creators to gather together as a community.  In 2010, Tony Bacigalupo, New Work City cofounder, posted his own blog recognizing Brad Neuberg and declared August 9th to be the official Coworking Day.

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A Characteristic Behind-the-Scenes Look at Workaholics

 

Each year on July 5th, National Workaholics Day, is a day to reflect on your “work” and “play” balance.  This unofficial holiday encourages workaholics to contemplate their future and make any lifestyle changes that can improve their health by finding that there are more important things than work.  If you consider yourself a workaholic, National Workaholics Day is a day to take a step back, refocus, and calm down.

 

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Social Media Keeps Going and Going

Social media has become a way to meet new people and connect with friends, family, co-workers, and acquaintances.  Sounds like a great idea, right?  Well, with controversies surrounding fake news, data breaches, mental health impact, and hate speech, maybe it is not such a good idea.  On June 30, 2010, “World Social Media Day” was born.  Its intent was to recognize social media’s impact on global communication and to celebrate it since almost everyone uses social media in one way or another.

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Toward a More Perfect Union

Every year on May 1st “Law Day” is celebrated for the role law plays in our society and to cultivate a deeper understanding of the legal profession.  It asks Americans to focus on every American’s rights as laid out in the fundamental documents of American democracy—the Declaration of Independence and the federal Constitution.  The theme for 2022 is “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.”  Topics to consider that may be addressed on this day include constitutional change in the United States, social movements that lead to change, and shifts in U.S. Supreme Court jurisprudence.

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It’s Freelance Writing Appreciation Week

Toni Morrison once said “if there’s a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.”  Almost every want-to-be writer has dreamed of penning the “Great American Novel” and maybe Toni’s quote is the motivation one needs to begin.  Some writers are fortunate to secure editors that work for companies; however, many do not have that opportunity and call themselves “Freelance Writers.”  Since 2013, the second week in February has been celebrated and designated as “Freelance Writers Appreciation Week.”  It is a time to show gratitude for those who share their talent by creating great content.

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Inspiring Your Heart with Art

January 31st is a special day to those who have a passion for the arts as it is observed and known as “Inspire Your Heart With Art Day.”  The arts take on many faces—it can be visual, auditory, written, creative, etc.  Regardless of how you define it, “art” fits into approximately 10 genres—architecture, fashion, film, graphic design, illustration, literature, music, painting, sculpture, and theater.

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National Young Readers Week

It seems like there are so many days, weeks, and months recognizing literacy as a need in some form or another.  What is literacy?  Simply stated, literacy is the ability to identify, understand and communicate through reading and writing.  This month is “National Family Literacy Month” and the second week in November is well-known as “National Young Readers Week.”  This designation was established in 1985 when Pizza Hut and Center for the Book in the Library of Congress collaborated to launch this initiative.  Continue reading