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Tech Company Calendly’s Most Recent Milestone

Tech Company Calendly’s Most Recent Milestone

Calendly, the black-owned cloud-scheduling platform, has reached a milestone. The company received a new $350 million investment that pushed its value to over $3 billion. The investment comes as a huge milestone to its founder Tope Awotona, who risked his savings...

Starting Your Day on a Positive Note

Starting Your Day on a Positive Note

Most people have a daily routine, and mostly it’s monotonous. Some people wake up to the ear-busting alarm clock while some are stirred by the energetic toddlers screaming out, “mommy and daddy!” However, if you take the time to study successful people, they all share...

How to Promote Positivity in Difficult Times

How to Promote Positivity in Difficult Times

Going through a difficult period in your life can affect your overall outlook on life. Rather than letting temporary events leave you feeling depressed or anxious, keeping a positive mindset will encourage you to create welcome change. Here are a few tips for staying...

How to Create a Positive Routine At Home

How to Create a Positive Routine At Home

The way that you start your morning will influence the kind of day you'll have, so it's important to start with a positive tone. There are a few things you should do every morning. Developing these recommendations into a morning ritual will help you be healthier, more...

How to Manage Your Mental Health During COVID-19

How to Manage Your Mental Health During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is dragging on, now entering its sixth month, and sometimes, it seems as if there is no end in sight. This is having a strain on all of our mental health, as rates of depression, anxiety, and drug use are all increasing.   The good news—such...

Mental Health Benefits That Come With Donating

Mental Health Benefits That Come With Donating

Most people who have never volunteered before might not realize how much it also benefits them in return. It may seem counterintuitive, but the act of giving up your resources and/or your time to help others can actually boost your mental and physical health in insurmountable ways. 

Maintaining A Healthy Relationship.

Maintaining A Healthy Relationship.

Relationships are an unavoidable part of our lives. Whether it's family, friends, or your profession, we regularly come into contact with other people in some ways. The hard part is not always creating a relationship, but maintaining it as a healthy one. Whatever kind...

Staying Emotionally Healthy During Social Isolation

Staying Emotionally Healthy During Social Isolation

Amid the constant influx of bad news in recent months, taking care of our mental health is more important than ever. The social unrest emphasized by current events reminds us of our nation’s dark past. The coronavirus brings to mind the effects of the 1918 influenza...

Philanthropy and Pandemic

Philanthropy and Pandemic

Illnesses and diseases have plagued humankind for thousands of years. One of the first pandemics to ever take place was the Antonine Plague, in period 165-180, and killed an estimated five million people. One of the most infamous plagues in human history, The Black...