Quitting Twitter in the name of Charity

American celebrities such as Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake are among those who are quitting the social networking sites Twitter and Facebook to raise money and awareness for World Aids day.

The stars say will not return to the sites until the charity raises $1 million dollars to support families in Africa and India who are affected by AIDS.

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New Year Resolutions.

“A New Year’s resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous.”

Every New Year people make resolutions that they ‘aim’ to keep, and I am one of those. In the year 2010 my New Year resolutions were to ‘Get a job’, ‘Pass my first year of university’, ‘Get my work finished days before it needs to be in’, ‘Go to the gym and eat healthily’ and ‘spend less of my loan.’

Now did I stick to these? No, I didn’t stick to these at all!
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National Adoption Week

This week of November, the 1st-7th,  is National Adoption week, which encourages people to come forward to start their adoption procedures.

National Adoption Week was launched in 1997 and this year sees its 30th anniversary of helping people adopt children who are in need of a loving family. The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Every child deserves a family.’

This is aimed at families who wish to adopt the children who have been waiting the longest – older children, brothers and sisters, and children from ethnic minority backgrounds.

There are a few myths surrounding whether or not people can adopt, and most of them, apart from the few, which include criminal records, are lies. Many of the myths seem to be aimed at your age, that if you are over 40 you cannot adopt. That is absolute rubbish. My aunt and uncle were early 40’s when they went through the adoption process. And it also does not matter about sexual orientation. Whether you are gay or straight, you have the right to make a child’s life happy.

I have decided to write about NAW, because two of my cousins are adopted. It is a long process and it can be tiresome, lasting months, years even. My aunt and uncle decided to adopt after countless miscarriages. They knew the process would be a long one, but they were determined to adopt and have their own family, the one they wanted so badly. Continue reading