17 Women Who Inspire to Celebrate International Women’s Day

You go, girl!

To celebrate International Women’s Day we are sharing quotes from 17 women who have pioneered change in the contemporary world across a variety of industries. From politicians and CEOs to astronauts and activists, here are 17 21st century women to celebrate this IWD!

 

Michelle Obama – First Lady, Lawyer

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Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.

 

Malala Yousafzai – Bangladesh and Global Activist

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When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.

 

Ginni Rometty – CEO IBM

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One of the most important things for any leader is to never let anyone else define who you are.

 

Hillary Clinton  – Democratic Party Candidate for United States President, Secretary of State, First Lady

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Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.

 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg – Supreme Court Justice

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Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.

 

Indra Nooyi – CEO Pepsico

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The distance between number one and number two is always a constant. If you want to improve the organization, you have to improve yourself and the organization gets pulled up with you. I cannot just expect the organization to improve if I don’t improve myself and lift the organization, because, that distance, is a constant.

 

Amal Clooney  – International HR lawyer

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Courage, as they say, is contagious. People who have had the courage to to change their societies inspire each other and create rights for future generations.

 

Melinda Gates – Activist, Gates Foundation

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You can create all kinds of new tools, but if you’re not moving toward equality, you’re not really changing the world. You’re just rearranging it.

 

Angela Merkel – First Female Chancellor of Germany

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Yes, now little girls in Germany know they can become a hairdresser, or chancellor. Let’s see.

 

Jacinda Ardern – Prime Minister of New Zealand

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If you sit and wait to feel like you are the most confident person in the room, you are probably going to be left by yourself.

 

Sonita Alizadeh –  Afghani Activist & Rapper

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There is a lot of suffering and injustice in the world, and there is also a great deal of hope. When you step forward and start speaking about what you see and what you want to change, you can begin living in that hope instead of despair.

 

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – US Congresswoman

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Mentors of mine were under a big pressure to minimize their femininity to make it. I’m not going to do that. That takes away my power.

Oprah Winfrey – The Oprah Winfrey Show

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When you undervalue what you do, the world will undervalue who you are.

 

Priscilla Chan – Zuckerberg-Chan Initiative, MD

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You – and I have to remind myself of this – are capable beyond your wildest imagination.

 

Roberta Bondar – First Female Canadian Astronaut

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Society needs heroes to rejuvenate, re-energize and renew itself .

 

Sheryl Sandberg – Chief Operations Officer, Facebook

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Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.

 

Kimberle Crenshaw – Colombia University Law Professor, Academic, Activist

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The better we understand how identities and power work together from one context to another, the less likely our movements for change are to fracture.

 

Which notable women did you hope to see on our list? Let us know in the comment section below or by tagging us on Instagram.

7 Best Shows on Netflix Summer 2017

For when time simply needs to be wasted. 

Both TV series and Netflix are undeniably awesome. That being said, as you may have noticed Netflix changes often changes their queue. This can pose some issues for a dedicated audience, expecting their favorite shows to be readily available. If you’ve fallen victim to a queue update resulting in the removal of your favorite TV shows, don’t worry – we are here to help. We have put together an updated list of our top seven favorite TV shows on Canadian Netflix right now – May 2017.

 

Bill Nye Saves the World

Follow everyone’s favourite scientist as he tackles issues from climate change to fad diets through a scientific perspective.

 

Scream Queens

Join the “Chanels” as they wreak havoc all over their campus, while a serial killer lurks. This horror-satire is one healthy season of entertaining episodes.

 

Cosmos

Renowned astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson teamed up with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane to create a docu-series that highlight humankind’s quest for knowledge, with clearly portrayed concepts, presented with both skepticism and wonder.

 

Walking Dead

Luckily the hit series Walking Dead doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. Season 1 to 7 are readily available on Canadian Netflix!

 

Family Guy

Feeling like something a little more laidback? Enjoy ~everyone’s~ favorite adult cartoon – Family Guy. Canadian Netflix currently hosts 15 seasons. Needless to say, you will be amused for a while.

 

Friends

The 90’s classic sit come Friends is a perfect show to watch, no matter your tastes. With a healthy 10 seasons available on Canadian Netflix right now, this cast will have you laughing for (at least) a few weeks.

 

Suits

Yet another hugely popular series, Suits is currently available on Canadian Netflix. With seasons 1 to 6 readily available, you will be able to follow Mike, Harvey, Lewis, and Donna’s journey from the very start.

 

Did we miss any great shows that are currently hosted on Netflix? Let us know which of your favorite shows are on Canadian Netflix right now, in the comment section below.

 

 

 

 

20 Little-Known Facts about Canada

O Canada.

As many of you know, this year marks the 150th year of Canadian sovereignty since the country’s independence from the British Empire. In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary coming up this July, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite fun facts pertaining to the Great White North. From geographic to historical, below are Canada’s top interesting facts:

 

1. The world’s first UFO landing pad was built in 1967 in Alberta.

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Yes, we believe in aliens.

 

2. Canada is the exclusive home to reindeer (a.k.a caribou).

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3. The Canadian Mint has a 1 million dollar coin that is USEABLE.

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4. The first known use of the word “Canuck” was referring to a Canadian

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5. Only 8 countries in the world are deemed less corrupt than Canada

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6. Canada has more lakes than all other countries combined.lakes

 

7. Over 75% percent of the world’s maple syrup comes from Quebec.

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 Quebec is even home to a maple syrup reserve.

8. 42% of the Candian population has higher education qualifications.

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9. Basketball was invented in Canada.

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10. Although denied by the Bank of Canada, it is rumored that $100 bills smell like maple syrup.

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Just sniff one and you’ll see.

 

11. Nanaimo bars come from Nanaimo, BC.

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12. License plates in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut are shaped like polar bears.

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13. One in five Canadians were born outside of Canada.

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14. Hawaiin pizza was invented in Ontario, Canada.

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15. 80% of all alcohol consumed in Canada is beer.

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16. Canada is home to the deepest underground lab in the world – Snolab in Sudbury, Ontario is more than a mile (1.6 km) underground.

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17. Canadas is home to cities that are the garter snake, nickel, and maple syrup capitals of the world.

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18. Canada is home to three of the world’s top universities – University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, and Mcgill University.

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19. Ottawa holds an annual Tulip festival, filled with thousands of Tulips sent from the Netherlands.

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For one day in 1943, Ottawa designated a hospital room to be international ground so that a Dutch princess could be born a full Dutch citizen, so she could keep her princess title. The annual tulips are a sign of gratitude from the Netherlands.

 

20. Hate speech is a penalized offense by the federal and provincial government.

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21. Canada has a special quarter with a glow-in-the-dark dinosaur on it.

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22. Santa Claus lives in Canada – his address is Santa Claus, North Pole H0H 0H0. Better yet, if you write him a letter from anywhere in the country, he will respond.

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23. Canada’s official phone number is literally 1-800-0-Canada.

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24. 35%-50% of all music broadcast on Canadian radio must be Canadian.

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25. Canada is the exclusive home to ketchup and all dressed chips.

 

 

 

Now that you’ve been through the list of our favorite facts, how many of these little-known Canadian facts did you know? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comment section.

 

10 PRODUCTS YOU’VE PROBABLY BEEN MISSING OUT ON

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Here at St Cathy’s, we try to never miss a beat- and there’s no exception when it comes to new products and trends. To keep you up-to-date (and just to inform you on some really awesome products), here’s a list featuring some of our favorite new or less popular products that we believe should be on your radar:

 

LED Slippers

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Never slip on something you left laying around that jumps out at you in the night, ever, again with the help of these awesome LED slippers.

 

Retouch Magic

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Attention Instagram “stars”, this one’s for you! This Camera will allow you to refocus your photos after they’re taken- goodbye blurry selfies.

 

Laser Guided Scissors

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From an engineer to a clothing designer, these laser guided scissors will absolutely do the trick when it comes to cutting in a straight line. I think this should just be scissor standard, don’t you?

 

Virtual Keyboard

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Laptop broken? An outstanding paper that needs to be written while you don’t have computer access? Wiping out legit all of your homework/work excuses, is this virtual keyboard that produced a functional keyboard on any surface. Is this a gift or a curse?

 

Floating Speakers

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If you’re preparing for a pool party, and feel that your Bluetooth speaker just doesn’t do the job, check out these floating speakers – sure to be the talk of the of the party!

 

Wifi Enhancer

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Because I don’t care if the router is downstairs and my room is upstairs; I still wanna watch Netflix in bed.

 

Never Wet

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Don’t ruin your white shoes! I bet you’ve been waiting for this one for years (and RIP to all the corresponding white shoes).

 

To-Do List Temporary Tattoo

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Never be without your to-do list, even if you lose that measly piece of paper or your phone dies, with this awesome (and non-toxic) to-do list tattoo.

 

The Self Mixing Mug

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No spills, no burns, and less dishes- say hi to the self-mixing mug. Yes, it’s time to make your morning even easier.

 

Solar Powered Tent

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With enough possible solar power to light up the tent and power small appliances, this solar powered tent is sure to be in your thoughts (and dreams) before your next camping trip.

 

10 of The World’s Coolest Jobs

What are we going to school for anyway?

 

As much as capitalizing on the student life is enjoyable while it lasts, eventually getting a full-time job is inevitable – we will all become part of the labour force one way or another, so why not let it be the most enjoyable way possible? Some people subscribe to that paradigm, allowing their fiery passions to carry them into the workforce, thus creating arguably some of the world’s coolest jobs. For some serious inspo further education, check out these 10 unconventional and insanely cool full-time jobs:

 

Chocolate Taster

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Probably not skinny, but definitely delicious.

 

Personal Ferrari Shopper

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I wonder if there’s a staff discount?

 

Vacation Tester

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Getting paid to vacation, I’m sold.

 

Award Show Seat Filler

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Rub shoulders and hang out with celebrities, what’s not to like?

 

Livestream Eater

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Indulge while doing some serious public service by ensuring people never eat alone (Yes, this is seriously a thing).

 

Video Game Tester

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The best way to avoid being yelled at by a parent/significant other/roommate about your video game addiction is (of course) by making a job out of it so no one can tell you otherwise. You’re really busy “working”.

 

Movie/Food Critic

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You literally get paid to go to the movies. Need I say more?

 

NFL, NHL (or any major sports league) Official

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See the games from the best possible spot… On the field!

 

Paranormal Investigator

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You can actually be a GhostBuster.

 

Disney Princess/Prince

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Live out that childhood dream.

 

 

Whatever you passion, what’s stopping you from turning it into your job!