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The International Day of Friendship is Celebrated on July 30th.

By Portage | 07-30-2018

The International Day of Friendship is a UNESCO initiative, which was revived by the United Nations General Assembly in 1997. Established on July 30th, it defines the culture of peace as a collection of values, attitudes and behaviours, which reflect and favor convenience and sharing.   The objectives of this day The United Nations would… Read more »

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7 Steps to Better Wellness

By Portage | 07-24-2018

The International Day of Self-Care or Wellness was established on July 24, 2011, to promote the importance of healthy lifestyles.   Self-care is a concept which is increasingly common in the media and on social media channels. Elevated to a bona fide lifestyle, self-care is based on 7 principles referred to as the “7 pillars”…. Read more »

Seven Tips for Cultivating Happiness

By Portage | 07-13-2018

Happiness can be defined as a sustained state of well-being, a sense of fulfilment and contentment that lasts over time. For many of us, feeling truly and completely happy is a daily challenge, one that can seem nearly out of reach in the darker moments of our life. But whatever hardships may come our way,… Read more »

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The Liver, the One Affected by Your Drinking

By Portage | 07-06-2018

The liver is an amazing organ, it alone fulfills more than 300 essential vital functions. It is the vitamin reservoir at our body’s disposal. The liver is a bona fide filter, recuperating and eliminating numerous toxins. It’s even capable of regenerating itself. However, after abusive and recurring alcohol consumption for example, the liver may be… Read more »

The Short and Long-term Effects of Alcohol Consumption

By Portage | 07-04-2018

Excessive alcohol consumption is a public health issue because it creates multiple social and health problems. In a 2012 report, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that alcohol was the third most important factor in mortality and morbidity in developed countries after smoking and high blood pressure.   Alcohol-Linked Issues Alcohol is a psychoactive substance… Read more »

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International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

By Portage | 06-28-2018

The United Nations (UN) estimates today that more than 240 million people in the world suffer from illicit drug use. This represents 4.7% of the world’s population. It’s in light of this that the UN has decreed June 26th, as the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.   Why Have a Day Dedicated… Read more »

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