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Sassy Psychologist: Mad at your therapist? Tell them!

So you start a new therapeutic relationship with a psychologist who, all things considered, seems good. You have conversations and you get to know each other. Of course your therapist might likely know more about your life’s content than you do about theirs but that’s the way it has to...
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Supermom In Training: Why I just can't throw the big birthday parties anymore

I'm tired of birthday parties. Like, really, really tired. For six years, I've spent weeks upon weeks planning the "perfect birthday parties" for our bean. There were themes, homemade banners, photo booths, games, scavenger hunts, milk bars, the works!  Last ...
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Food

Recipe: The best chocolate chip cookie recipes

What is the most comforting dessert ever? That's right: warm home chocolate chip cookies. And we have some of the best chocolate chip cookies on the internet, right here. These gems from All Recipes have 11,000 recommendations. Their chocolately draw: crisp edges, chewy middles. Sally'...
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Family Activity Of The Week: Skating around Montreal

There are only a few weeks of winter left (or so says the groundhog), so grab a pair of skates and a toque, and check out one of these cool skating rinks. Skating at Beaver Lake - One of the prettiest little rinks in the city, there's a larger skating service as well as a smaller space for th...
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Recipe: homemade cleaners that are easy to make and are effective too

Big brand cleaners are laden with chemicals, however there are lots of simple ingredients you can use to keep your home spic and span that are right in your own kitchen. Try these homemade cleaners that are easy to make and are effective too. Good Housekeeping recommends this scented all-purpose ...
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Fashion & Beauty

Lust item: Le Lift soothing eye cream from Chanel

With LE LIFT Crème Yeux, CHANEL masters the art of harmonizing nature and efficacy. Composed of naturally derived ingredients, its formula concentrates the firming and smoothing properties of botanical alfalfa concentrate, a natural ingredient moisturizing and gentle on the skin. Its delicate...
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Family

Melany: Cheat sheet to good health (these are shortcuts for everyone!)

Everyone wants to nourish their bodies but they're not always committed to actually doing the work to ensure they're getting a well-balanced diet. That's why I wanted to share some easy tips for eating healthily - a cheat sheet to good health (these are shortcuts for everyone!). Check ou...
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Melany: Revitalizing your home décor

Winter is becoming a bit stagnant, so it's the perfect time to rejuvenate your home décor. There are lots of simple ways that you can give your interior a much-needed facelift with a splash of colour, a new addition to your space, or simply bringing in a few spring/summer accessories. ...
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Little Readers: Valentine's Day books you'll love

Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! Pick up one of these titles and get in some cuddles with your little reader. Hug Me by Simona Ciraola creates an endearing tale of friendship, beautifully illustrated with buoyant wit and the perfect story to share. ABCs of Kindness is a beautifully illustr...
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Food

Food & Drink: Hip-hop and wine and workspace.. Oh my! At Bazarette

Anyone who knows me, knows that I love great food and even better wine. I am also a huge fan of going out and experiencing Montreal and life and everything in between. I love date nights and family outings. I love girls night out and games nights and Cirque du Soleil and ballet and musical concerts....
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Family

Pet Talk: Leaving pets alone at home

While some of our furry friends are perfectly content hanging out solo during the day, others can really struggle. In fact, sometimes as our pets age they start to resent or even rebel against the solitude. So, here are a few tips on leaving pets alone at home so that everyone is comfortable. ...
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Family

School Voices: Should schools still have libraries?

A library: A building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for people to read, borrow or refer to. That’s what a library is to most people in the world, but not to me. I am fortunate enough to attend Akiva School, which has a libr...
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