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Small Business Saturday Vs. Black Friday

Small Business Saturday Vs. Black Friday

We thank American Express for this Small Business Day. Conceived in Massachusetts in 2010. The emphasis is put on supporting local and small businesses and reducing your carbon footprint. The first event was sponsored by American Express in partnership with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.Am-Ex bought advertising space on Facebook, gifted it to small business owners to promote their goods, and incentivized new shoppers with rebates to smaller online stores, how nice. Small business Saturday is an awesome concept. It's how commerce first started, o.k. minus the internet, people sold their goods, and others who needed, bought or bartered.This...

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Bracelets with Purpose

Bracelets with Purpose

"Individual dreams are strong and collective dreams are unstoppable!" Wakami is a system that empowers underpriviliged communities and connects them to markets around the world. Wakami's accessories are handcrafted with care by women in rural villages of Guatemala. Wakami generates income opportunities and access to products and servicies for our local entrepeneurs and their families that improve their quality of life. Dreams + Opportunities = Change The story of wakami's bracelets started in the villages of our beautiful Guatemala, in remote places where there were big dreams and scarce opportunites. All the people in the villages said: "If you can...

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Fashion Revolution - #whomadeyourclothes?

Fashion Revolution - #whomadeyourclothes?

April 23-29, 2018 was Fashion Revolution Week and you might have seen a lot of similar looking photos floating around on social media. What’s the big hype? What does it matter where my clothes come from or who made them?  Enter fast fashion - the trend that caught the world by storm.  What is Fast Fashion? Fast fashion is a term used by fashion retailers to describe inexpensive designs that move quickly from the catwalk to stores to meet new trends. It refers to fashionable cheap clothes that are made of materials such as cotton and polyester, that then get...

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MASSIVE VOLCANO ERUPTION IN OUR BEAUTIFUL GUATEMALA

MASSIVE VOLCANO ERUPTION IN OUR BEAUTIFUL GUATEMALA

Guatemala's most violent volcano eruption in more than a century took place last weekend. The Fuego volcano, about 25 miles southwest of Guatemala City, spewed rock, gas, and ash into the sky. The mix of red-hot rock and gas, known as pyroclastic flow, rushed down the mountainside and engulfed villages. Unlike slow-moving lava, which people are able to escape from on foot, pyroclastic flows can reach extremely high speeds. Fast-moving flows killed dozens of Guatemalans inside their homes. Hundreds were INJURED AND DISPLACED, and many are missing. This is how it looks: - 99 People killed - 192 Missing -...

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Mayan Calendar

Mayan Calendar

The Nawal is the Spirit or the Energy, the strength which animates the different days of the Tzolkin calendar; usually, it is represented by an animal and it is the characteristics and spirit of that animal which lead the individuality of the being bearing this sign. The Nawal is the energy, spirit, and strength of beings and elements of nature, they are represented by the very elements of nature like the sun, moon, rain, air, water, plants and animals because, in the Mayan thought, everything is alive. On the other hand, in the Mayan cosmovision, we all have a Nawal...

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