Mother's Day: By the Numbers

On Sunday, May 9, 2010, most American’s will honor their mothers. There are many ways to tell mom thanks, but most people do it with flowers, making Mother’s Day a very important day for the floral industry. In the US, the day ranks as the second highest gift-giving holiday, the busiest day of the year for many restaurants and a peak day for long distance calling. Here’s a look at Mother’s Day by the numbers.

Pay highlighted on International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) is held annually on 8 March to celebrate women's achievements throughout the world. Largely aimed at inspiring women and celebrating their achievements, its roots are in movements campaigning for better pay and voting rights, and this year mark's the movement's 100th anniversary. But, it seems, despite the hard work, women still don't face equality in many areas, including pay.