Here is a List of Museums to Visit Around the World
British Museum, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Pergamon Museum, Berlin
Musée d’Orsay, Paris
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Guggenheim Museum, New York
The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
The MET, New York
Since the end of January, many around the world have been in the confinement of their homes due to a global viral epidemic. As dishearting as this situation may seem, this can lead to many glorious opportunities for bettering yourself.
Art is great to express emotions and aids in stress reduction. You don't have to be Leonardo DaVinci to grab a paintbrush or pencil. A few sketches or colouring in a workbook full of pictures can help ease worries. There are many tutorials on youtube that can be useful if you have your heart set no mastering a specific medium such as oil painting or portrait drawing.
Do you have a musical instrument that you keep promising yourself that you will master each new year's resolution? Now is your chance to download an app or some tutorial videos and make some music.
This is a perfect time to learn a new language which will not only help with boredom but also help with any career. There are online tutoring available to practise your newfound linguistic talents without breaking social distancing rules.
Keep a journal through this time is an excellent way to keep track of ideas, feelings and make notes about what is happening. These notes can be a great tool to keep track of goals or a reminder of events long after they pass.
This is a great opportunity to organize your home, your closet, your phone, your paperwork or your photos. Do a deep clean, get ready for summer and get organized in life.
As we all know the world is in the middle battling a global viral pandemic. This has affected everyone from how we conduct our daily routines, to how we plan for the future. In our Cosmetic Industry, we are no different as we are seeing the devastating effects of the virus from daily increases in casualties to more quarantine restrictions. The overall travel ban as necessary as it is has proved to be, is a major challenge for all global industries. The cancellation of trade shows has to lead many individuals to look for alternative methods of marketing and sales. As many governments continue to encourage and enforce social distancing and isolation, the need for financial stability leads many people to continue to work. This virus is not the first hardship to strike humanity and it will not be the last. This is a time to prepare ourselves that indeed life is not as stable as the modern world seems to think. We must remember that we must work together and support each other during these situations. Not all businesses will recover but there will be other opportunities in the industry to cater to a new type of client.
The Canadian Cosmetic Cluster will be posting ways to be as productive as possible and occupy yourself during this time. We will focus on developing the Mind, Body, Spirituality and Business.
Taking Care of Your Mind
This book is a must-read for anyone that is looking to expand their way of thinking. It will help you learn to critically analyze situations and make more thought out decisions. The author makes a great point about society raising voters not independent citizens. The passage below is my favourite from the book and truly summarises the irony of life.
Amazon Review -A book to awaken every reader to a real understanding of why he thinks and acts as he does. It is the well-known historian's straightforward account of how our intelligence has evolved into the mental habits of modern life. No book for popular reading shows so graphically that our thinking remains medieval in a world that has become complex and modern. It will show you whether your thinking is ahead of the times or behind them.
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The Canadian Cosmetic Cluster is committed to helping you with any questions or issues during this hard time for many businesses.
Information For Canadian Residence
Emergency Funds for COVID-19:
1. GST credit - $400 single adults - $600 for couples
2. Child Tax benefit Top up - $300 per child added on top of what you receive already.
3. Student loan payments deferred -6 month timeframe -no payments -no interest accrual
4. Indigenous community based support fund -$305 million
5. $200 million provided for community resources -Shelters/homeless needs -Sexual assault/transition homes
6. 10% wage subsidy for small-medium sized businesses for employees. -$25,000 per employer
7. Ensured Mortgage Protection Program -50 billion provided -payment deferrals -special payment arrangements
8. Bank Supports -auto loans - deferral of payments possible -contact bank directly -speak to your institutions
9. Personal Income Tax -payment before September. 1st/2020 - extended deadline for income tax payments owed -Filing deadline for Income Tax - June.1st/2020
10. Emergency Care Benefit -Quarantined or caring for sick family member -Providing $900 bi weekly -Payment via direct deposit -Will not require medical documentation -Starting early April
11. Emergency support fund - $5 Billion -more info to come *Supply chains from groceries will maintain fair prices for Canadians
PLEASE SEE WEBSITE ON HOW TO APPLY FOR PROGRAMS: CLICK HERE
List of Essential Businesses That Will Remain OPEN
After the Storms Pass The Rainbows Come Out and Fill the Skies with Joy
Stay Home When Possible and Stay Safe
This week the Canadian Cosmetic Cluster hosted Josephine from JA Global Partners. Josephine visited Canada from Ghana to showcase her company's natural raw materials.
Ghana is famous for its exceptional raw materials. JA Global Partners presented the following;
Mango Seed Butter
Sweet Almond Oil
The Canadian Cosmetic Cluster is excited to explore various partnership opportunities.
Canadian Cluster Founder, Margarita Sidorova shares her new project: Versage Beauty. The Versage Beauty Experience strips the approach to cosmetics focusing on simplicity. We break products down to their functions, giving individuals an opportunity to customize the textures, active ingredients, fragrances and colours of the final product. Versage is not just selling your standard DIY cosmetics, we are selling the Versage Beauty Dream, mixed with the best quality ingredients, and beautifully packaged into luxurious bottles.
Once you put on the Versage lab coat, you feel the brilliance of becoming your own cosmetic scientist for the 1.5-hour hands-on formulation experience. Take pride and feel the difference in mastering the art of cosmetic formulation. These products are made for you, by you, with Versage Beauty backing your every step. We want you to understand the excellence of quality product, without the hassle of retail mediums and middlemen.
Escape the digital world with an hands-on experience and bond with fellow skincare enthusiasts while mastering the art of cosmetic formulation.
Once you begin the Versage Beauty Experience, you will put on your white lab coat, hair net, gloves and goggles and be creating 6 full size products to take home.
Versage Premium Toner Spray (236 ml)
Versage Premium Facial Cleanser (236 ml)
Versage Premium Moisturizing Cream (236 ml)
Versage Premium Facial Oil (30 ml)
Versage Premium Powder Mask (50 g)
Versage Premium Exfoliant Mask (50 g)