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Makeup By Marla: Autumn Makeup Preview

Fall has certainly arrived, and our makeup blogger Marla has all the latest in makeup for the upcoming season. Marla xxx  Marla Overland BSW, PSW is a Professional Social Worker in practice for over 30 years in the Public Health Care system and privately. Marla has also been a long-st...
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Little Readers: A Light In The Attic

From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the creator of the beloved poetry collections Where the Sidewalk Ends, Falling Up, and Every Thing On It, comes an imaginative book of poems and drawings - a favourite of Shel Silverstein fans young and old. ...
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Buying your child sports gear

Whenever a new sports season starts, it means it’s time to buy new equipment (because those kids just keep getting bigger and bigger!). Make the process a bit more seamless with these tips. - Look for second-hand. Unless you have a teenager who has gone through his/her growth spurts, there&...
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Healthy Life: A holistic approach to healing acne with Julie Doan – Part 1

Acne, the most common skin condition in teens and young adults, can have a huge impact on the self-esteem and confidence of the individual. Often, those who struggle with acne will try a myriad of topical agents and prescription pills to control their breakouts, redness and inflammation; however, th...
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Little Readers: The Everyday Journeys of Ordinary Things

Young children are full of questions about how the world works; the processes and machinations behind the scenes. Why does a light come on when you flick a switch? How can cheese from the supermarket have come out of a cow? What happens when you send a text? Where does your poo go when you flush...
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Sassy Psychologist: The “don’t talk to strangers” theory: Why you feel so icky after first dates from online dating sites

Think about this: You’re driving along in your car and you get into a fender bender.  Someone hit you.  You immediately get pissed off and stomp out of your car to let the other motorist really have it.  You walk over there only to realize that the motorist who hit you is no s...
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Houses & Homes: My Digital Journey

Call me crazy but the thought of losing my paper agenda has literally woken me up in the middle of the night. The fact that I had so much valuable information in one irreplaceable place had to stop. I couldn’t take it anymore, I had to go digital. I have long been made fun of because of my ...
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Recipe: 4 Quick dinners for school nights

The school year is upon us and that means packing lunches AND planning dinners too. These quick dinners for school nights are good enough that you can use the leftovers to pack up lunches for the next day. Plus, they're easy to make and super delicious! Sweet-and-smoky cedar-planked salmon fr...
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Little Readers: The dog who lost his bark

The Dog Who Lost His Bark is a warm, uplifting story about a boy, his dog, and the healing power of music marks a first-time collaboration between two former Irish Children’s Laureates, Eoin Colfer and P.J. Lynch. Patrick has been desperate for a dog of his own for as long as he can remembe...
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Parenting 101: Let’s plan for back to school: Agenda tips and tricks

Whether you're a parent or a student, organizing your life and tasks is a must to stay on track and ensure you're accomplishing everything you need to. As a student, I have found that having a physical agenda is the most effective way to plan! In this post, I’ll share with you my go to...
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Healthy Life: 10 Back to school tips from Brain Friendly Learning

Though the sun is still shining and the weather is warm, that feeling of “Back to School” is very much present in our minds. It can be challenging, for both parents and children, to mentally shift and gear up for “back to school”. On that note, here are some tips that can hel...
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Pet Talk: Dog summertime treats for hot days

We're always stressing how important it is to stay hydrated in the hot summer months, and this goes for our furry friends too - with all that fur, they get hotter even faster than we do, which is why it's even more important that our pets always have access to adequate water. There are al...
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