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How To Effectively Practice Self-Care This Winter

  For so many of us this winter, in particular, feels endless. With many working and participating in school at home, the winter of 2021 can feel especially draining. That’s why it’s so important that everyone make an effort to practice self-care. Self-care isn’t hard, but making an effort to take of oneself can sometimes […]

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Escape The Winter Blues With 5 Incredible Books

  January is the perfect month to cozy up with a good book and this month there is no shortage of great reads. Take a look at some of our favourites below.         The Wife Upstairs by Rachel Hawkins This brand new release will have you glued to your seat. A true thriller […]

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Groundbreaking Journalist Ginella Massa Makes History With CBC

  Groundbreaking television journalist and anchor Ginella Massa is making history as the first hijab-wearing host of a national television news program in Canada. The award-winning journalist’s new CBC show Canada Tonight with Ginella Massa begins on January 11. In a statement released when the announcement was made, Massa shared her excitement. “It’s a dream […]

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Easy Ways To Entertain Family During The Holidays

    The holiday season can be full of excitement, but it can also lead to stress, anxiety and boredom. With many families off during the holiday season, it can be challenging to keep everyone busy. We’ve pulled together some of our favourite ways to stay entertained at home during the holiday season.   Games: […]

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Tips For A Better Night’s Sleep

  Everyone benefits from a good night’s sleep. Poor sleep habits can lead to a variety of issues and challenges including weakening of the immune system and even weight gain. Working to improve your sleep truly does have an abundance of benefits. See below for some helpful tips on how to get a better night’s […]

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Google Reveals The Most Searched Recipes Of 2020

At some point this year, many of us were baking up a storm. Everything from cakes, casseroles and breads were filling up kitchens across North America. This week, Google revealed the year’s most searched-for recipes and its clear many of us were craving comfort foods. Not surprisingly, sourdough bread and whipped coffee took the top […]

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Sought After Gifts For 2020

  For many of us, its been the strangest year on record and as 2020 winds down, we look to the holidays as a bright spot in an otherwise challenging year. See below for some of the most coveted gifts this year.      Games, including video and board games. Games are an easy way […]

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6 Ways to Support Your Local Small Businesses

    You often hear politicians urging Canadians to support their local small businesses. These ‘mom and pop’ shops are often the backbone of our communities.      Shop instore or online. There’s a good chance the item you may be inclined to purchase from a big box retailer will also be available at your […]

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Winter Fun – Toronto Announces T.O. Winter Parks Plan

  Earlier this week, the city of Toronto announced its T.O. Winter parks plan. The plan highlights new and enhanced exercise-based recreation activities in parks locations across Toronto. See below for info the city shared. Residents are encouraged to stay active this winter with members of their household at: 23 toboggan hills in neighbourhoods across Toronto 8 […]

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Easy Gift Ideas For A Home Office

  Need something new, funtional and fun for your home office or want to gift something to someone for their office? Check out some of our top gift ideas for a home office this season.   Jabra Evolve 75 ($453.00): A good headset is a key component of a good ‘work from home’ experience. The […]

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Preparing For Covid-19 This Winter

  As Covid-19 continues through the rest of the year (and likely into next), its important to prepare for a long and likely challenging winter season.  With winter right around the corner, its important to prepare yourself and your home.    Stock up on the essentials. Ensure you have a good supply of key items […]

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Helpful Apps For Mental Health & Wellness

  Who couldn’t use a dose of positivity and just general calmness? There’s countless apps available that promise to give you a moment of peace in the increasingly hectic world we live in. Check out some of our favourites below.   Calm: This visually beautiful app is the number one app for sleep, meditation and […]

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Improve Your Culinary Skills In The Booming World Of Online Cooking Classes

    Its not surprising that many people are now trying out new activities and exploring different hobbies. Cooking has emerged as a favourite new pastime for a wide variety of people with everyone from kids to seniors taking part in the art of cooking. In keeping this pastime both fun and safe, online cooking […]

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3 New Lifestyle & Wellness Books

  This Just Speaks to Me: Words to Live By Every Day by Hoda Kotb Today Show anchor Hoda Kotb shares wisdom, love, compassion and humour in her latest book. Kotb offers up 365 new quotes and stories to share with readers including moments that have enriched her life, discussing everything from motherhood and friendship […]

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Simple Design & Decorating Tips For Small Rooms

    Go white or light.  Light colours can make even a very small space seem a little bigger. If you have a dark coloured room, changing the wall colour to something lighter can truly make a big difference. Invest in furniture that doesn’t overwhelm. Choose furniture that works for the room. Overly large, clunky […]

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