Divine Drops Reaching Out and Helping with Women’s Menstrual Health and Challenges

Menstruation for many women in many places is a life challenge, especially for young girls in their formative years. From the hormonal imbalance that comes with menstruation to the misunderstood PMS, women have to endure a great deal of castigation, frustration and shame for something they have zero control over. Seeing how much this affected many young women and having a solution that she was already using, Mikaela Ingram established Divine Drops, a non-profit that provides menstrual support to women globally, especially in impoverished areas.

Mikaela Ingram, a registered nurse, set things in motion during the pandemic when she was working as a travel nurse in Arizona and Mexico. She witnessed firsthand the conditions under which many young girls in the Philippines managed their monthly menstruation and concluded within her that no young girl should live that way.

Through Divine Drops, she set out to proffer solutions that would ensure they had hitch-free menstruation that wouldn’t harm their confidence, stop them from attending school or disrupt their plans for the future. Divine Drops offers the smallest menstrual cup on the market and with every purchase, the non-profit can support up to six women. Describing the non-profit’s vision, “We plan to utilize women all over the world that want to do good without spending a lot of time doing so. We want women to feel confident to connect Divine Drops resources to the women in need in their community,” Mikaela said.

Divine Drops aims to connect with women to grants that can donate their money and efforts. The goal is to make available super easy and reusable period care products that are clean, reliable and effective. “We will put an end to the shame and blame that goes on around hormones, menstruation and the misunderstood PMS. We aim to reconnect women back to their bodies and cycles through understanding, a global community of women and sustainable products that will support and last,” the company said.

The motivation to build Divine Drops was born out of a deep understanding of what women go through monthly. Mikaela experienced it and knows that many other women experience it too, albeit in poverty-stricken conditions. As the goals for the non-profit begin to align, Mikaela Ingram has her sights set on long-term goals, which include building a program in the native American community in the United States, running an online community of women, providing them with hormonal resources and support, and donating one million products to women worldwide in the next decade. “Our long-term core missions include shedding light on the issues women go through and how people can help support, and helping women everywhere realize there is a holistic source for hormone and menstrual support. We want women to understand they are divine and cherished,” Mikaela noted.

Learn more about Divine Drops on the official website.

Halloween in London: Where to Go and What to Do

As the weather cools, the clouds roll in and nights draw longer, the spook season descends once more upon us. All Hallows Eve has steadily grown in popularity over the past few years, with nearly 1 in 3 people in the UK celebrating the holiday – a 50% rise on 2018’s figure. But let’s say you aren’t up for the usual fare of trick-or-treating, gorging on chocolate and staying in to watch a slasher film. Say you wanted to head out, and experience something unique? Well, we’ve taken a look at everything spooky that’s going on in London around the 31st October, and picked the best ones for your consideration below…

Spook Season in London Town

London is the perfect destination for all things macabre, with a long and storied history of horror stories, ghostly sightings and haunted monuments. The nightlife is unparalleled, and the sheer volume of diverse events available boggles the mind. If you’re not native to London, and fancy a horror-filled holiday of your own, be sure to check the events mentioned against train times to London – and try not to be too afraid about hiring a bed for the night!

Best Halloween Attractions On and Around Halloween

No Halloween attraction list can be complete without mention of the London Dungeon – initially a wax attraction, opened in 1974 to showcase London’s gorier history, but morphed over time to become what it is today – an interactive theatre experience like no other, telling stories from the times of the Black Death, the Gunpowder Plot, Jack the Ripper and everything between. Expect dim lights, macabre storytelling, and a lot of fake blood…

For a slightly more child-friendly attraction, look no further than Warner Bros own The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour, whose seasonal event “Dark Arts” delights with its floating pumpkins, ominous Death Eaters and wand combat.

Best Halloween Events On and Around Halloween

Leaving the attractions behind, the evening stretches out ahead of you. How about a night of phantasmagorical cinema at the Prince Charles Cinema, running its annual HorrOctober festivities with a full month of slasher flicks, sci fi nail-biters and psychological horrors. Or if not the Prince Charles, perhaps the pop-up cinema at the Rivoli Ballroom – one of London’s last remaining ballrooms – showing cult classics The Crow and The Rocky Horror Picture Show among others?

If cinema isn’t quite your thing, maybe you’d like to go for something a little more interactive. Escape room specialists No Escape have partnered with professional ‘scare actors’ to bring you the most visceral escape room you may ever be lucky enough to escape – try your hand at tricking your way out of an abbatoir, a haunted toy shop or even a prison cell in this immersive nightmare simulator.

Success Strategy for Passing the PI Cognitive Assessment Test

Success is in the mind of every individual but to make it a reality, it requires hard work, determination, and confidence. This principle works in every field and to succeed in the recruitment process, you must work hard and get ready to pass the PI assessment test.

Primarily, the PI assessment test helps to measure your cognitive ability because it’s a major indicator of your performance at work. You must set your mind right and create your strategy for success a few weeks before the testing day arrives. The following strategies will help you perform better.

What to expect in a PI test?

The test helps to assess your cognitive skills and is divided into three segments. All the questions are 50 and you will be expected to score above fifty percent of the total questions. The three segments are abstract skills, numerical, and verbal skills test, and each is divided further into three sections to make it 9 different sections.

If you want to pass the test, create time to do the cognitive assessment practice test because it contains questions and structures closely related to the real test questions. Let us look closer at each of the three segments.

Abstract skills test

This section contains three subsections – the common features, series, and analogies. The sections test your mental ability to analyze images and identify patterns.

Numerical skills test

The sub-sections contained in this segment are word solving questions, math, and number series. You will be given questions that require mental thinking and simple calculations. The section tests your numerical skills.

Verbal skills test

The three areas of testing in this section are logical questions, antonyms, and analogies. It helps test your skills in the use of vocabulary and your ability to analyze given information to extract answers. The total score for all sections is 50, scaled to 450 and you must get at least 250 scores.

How to get ready for the PI assessment

Work on your speed

You have 12 minutes to answer 50 questions which means for each question, you require about 14 seconds to complete. Some questions are more complex and require more time to answer while others are simple and take a few seconds to complete.

Keep improving on your speed to help you answer as many questions as possible, and to answer them correctly.

Practice many times

The best way to practice and get ready for the PI test is to use mock tests more than the time you spend you read or study other sources. Not every mock test is suitable for you but you require to get the latest practice test if you desire to get high scores.

People who practice using mock tests that contain questions that are almost similar to the real test are likely to pass. If you get almost similar questions to what you have been practicing, your confidence will increase and you will do well in the entire test.

Know your strengths

You could be better at answering verbal skills questions, numerical or abstract questions. Do not ignore the questions you are good at but give more time to the areas of your weakness. If you are not good at math, spend more time practicing math while also allocating time to the other questions. This way, you will create a balance by improving on your weak areas.  

Seek help

Do not burden yourself with the tests if you are not grasping anything. Instead, after trying several times, seek help from the website that offered you the practice test or from someone else who has taken the test before. The secret is to keep improving on your skills until you are certain that you are mentally ready to take the real test.

Use study guides or courses

Study guides are there to help you understand better the topics covered in assessment tests and how to tackle them. The guides writers study the nature of test questions first and then prepare a course that touches on every topic included in the real test.

For example, in the PI assessment test, the PI assessment topics in the study course will have topics such as antonyms, number series, formal logic, analogies, and so on. Most of them are fairly priced and the value you will get from the guides is far much more than the small amount you will pay.