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DEBT PAYMENT DURING UNCERTAIN TIMES First of Our NEW Online Webinars

Current financial uncertainty calls for a new approach to managing our money and debts. In this 1-hour webinar, we’ll discuss how to use different debt repayment strategies when money is tight. We’ll look at hardship options for different types of debt (such as how to handle your car loan versus your credit card debt) and how to prioritize which debts to pay. During this live webinar, you’ll have a chance to ask follow-up questions and get general guidance to help you make decisions about what to do next with your debt. 


How Do Credit Cards Work? What Should I Be Doing With My Money? FREE WEBINAR

BY ELLEVEST TEAM

If you’ve never had a credit card before, trying to learn more about them can be … a lot. There are so many options to choose from, and the world of credit cards has some hefty vocab that doesn’t always get defined.

But once you learn the basics, credit cards are pretty straightforward. And once you have an understanding of how they work and how to use them responsibly, they can be a useful tool in your financial toolbox. 


SPRING BIRD MIGRATION:TWO Chances to Celebrate Migration

We’re so excited about spring migration that we are DOUBLE BOOKED today! You now have two options to tune in and learn about the amazing journeys birds make to, from, and through North Carolina.We’re so excited about spring migration that we are DOUBLE BOOKED today! You now have two options to tune in and learn about the amazing journeys birds make to, from, and through North Carolina.


THE FRUITS OF ANGER – Climate, ecosystems and economy

By Brian Wong and edited by Sam Dresser in Psyche

You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you!
– Greta Thunberg, 23 September 2019, New York


THESE 8 AMBITIOUS ECOLOGICAL PROJECTS are Helping to Heal the World

By Brandon Wiggins in Global Citizen

Thriving ecosystems can better support marine and animal life, provide local jobs and food, and reduce carbon emissions. The United Nations considers life on land and life below water to be two of its Global Goals for Sustainable Development. You can join us in taking action on this and related issues here.


AMERICAN BIRD CONSERVANCY – Bird of the Week

What a Character:
Pileated Woodpecker

With flashing black-and-white wings and a bright red crest, when a crow-sized Pileated Woodpecker swoops by, even the most experienced birders stop in their tracks. This is the largest of North American woodpeckers. In the United States, only the Ivory-billed Woodpecker, likely extinct, was bigger. 

Even unseen, this bird’s loud, laughter-like calls draw attention. The Pileated Woodpecker’s noisy calls may have helped to inspire the voice of a popular cartoon character. Which one? And why is it called “pileated”? CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE


THIS IS WATER MANAGEMENT: St. Joseph Sisters create massive rain garden in New Orleans

On a beautiful June day in 2006, St. Joseph Sr. Joan Laplace was driving back to New Orleans after visiting the Gulf Coast with some sisters when her phone rang. It was from a sister in Cincinnati, asking how far Laplace was from Mirabeau, the New Orleans provincial house of  the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph.

“There’s been a fire,” the sister on the phone said. “How soon can you get there?” Laplace arrived to find the campus filled with firefighters and equipment. A helicopter ferried loads of water from the nearby Bayou St. John.  CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE


Car parades, goody bags, heartfelt messages: Teachers are doing their best to mark the end of an unusual year

Soo Youn in The Lily

“Just got the word we can do a car parade,” Yom wrote in a message. “Our kindergarten students are leaving our building. … They should be celebrated!”

Yom, who works in a public preschool, will also give her students a friendship bracelet with a note that says: “I miss you! As we say goodbye for now, remember that no matter where we go, and no matter what we do, you will always have me and I will always have you.  CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE


I am Korean yet culturally black

Korean American author speaks about her journey to find true self

By Kang Hyun-kyung

Cindy Wilson, author of “Too Much Soul: The Journey of an Asian Southern Belle,” was born I Wol-yang in Seoul and adopted by African-American parents in 1975 when she was a few months old. Her name was changed to Cindy and she was brought to America by her adoptive parents the following year.Unlike some other adoptees who have spent a great deal of time and energy to find their birth parents, Wilson has never tried to find her roots. She said she considers her adoptive parents, not birth parents, to be her true family.


5 Things To Know About Processing Loss

Stephanie O’Neill – in NPR

We’re all experiencing some form of grief these days. As this pandemic progresses, more of us will brush shoulders with loss.

The death of someone you care about deeply can be so gut wrenching and annihilating that you may be left unable to imagine ever regaining your equilibrium. And if you’re there right now, just know you won’t be in that painful place forever. CLICK HERE TO CONTINUE

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ASAP’s Farmers Markets Report

Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project

ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food. 

There are more than 100 farmers markets (also called tailgate markets) across the Appalachian Grown region. In addition to providing support for all of these markets, ASAP manages Asheville City Market, which was established in 2009 as a learning lab to pilot new programs and provide more opportunities for farmers, particularly those unable to access existing market options.


SIMPLE BREATHING ADVICE from A Nobel Prize Winner Can Turn The Tables On Stress During The Coronavirus Lockdown

Important and easy advice, sent in by Lytingale

By David DeSalvo in Forbes

“Just breathe” is basic advice that’s easy to ignore. But when dealing with increased stress—as we are during these strange pandemic weeks—simple, controlled breathing is one of the best tools available for getting a grip on our emotions and the effects of stress on our bodies. And it happens to be the one tool we don’t have to go anywhere to find — it’s accessible with just a bit of advice and a little time. CLICK TO CONTINUE

 

 


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