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Balancing On One Leg For 10-Seconds Could Predict Lifespan

Living a long and healthy life is of the utmost importance to many of us and things like diet and exercise play a big role in our overall health. Recently, the results of an interesting study regarding health and longevity were shared with the public and it generated headlines worldwide. According to a new study […]

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11 Ways To De-Clutter This Season

For many, there is no better feeling (or look) than a clean, organized house devoid of clutter. If you’re seeking a de-cluttered existence this season, check out some of our favourite de-cluttering tips below. Make a list. Determine which rooms need to be organized then work through each room one at a time. In each […]

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Top Apps For Home Design & Decor

  Looking to renovate? Seeking inspiration? If you’re interested in changing up the look or style of your home, apps can be a fantastic resource. There are a number of apps that will help inspire your inner designer. Check out our top apps for home design and decor below. Rooomy: Visualize, design and shop with […]

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The World’s Happiest Countries

Its that time of year again where the annual ranking of happiest countries is revealed in The World Happiness Report. “The World Happiness Report is changing the conversation about progress and wellbeing. It provides important snapshots of how people around the world feel about the overall quality of their lives,” says McGill University Professor Christopher […]

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10 Tips For Relieving Stress Both Short And Long-Term

  Stress can creep up at any time and place. Many people find themselves stressed and bothered on a frequent basis. The challenging and all-consuming feeling can wreck havoc on one’s day and relationships. There are however, some quick and relatively easy ways to reduce stress. If you find yourself stressed, try one of these […]

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Tips For Keeping Your New Year’s Resolutions

  We’ve all been there. We eagerly jot down our New Year’s resolutions and promise ourselves that this time they will stick and those promises we make to ourselves will be kept. Resolutions like getting healthier, switching jobs/careers and losing weight are some of the popular ones. We’ve pulled together some helpful tips for keeping […]

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Must-See Gift Wrapping Hacks

Its not always easy to wrap a seemingly endless amount of gifts. Simple, quick hacks are always appreciated during the busy holiday season and we’ve pulled together some of our favourite gift-wrapping hack videos that will be sure to make your life a little easier.    

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The Most ‘Anxious’ Cities In North America

  Are you highly stressed? Worried about family, work or finances?  These are indeed trying times for many and when it comes to being anxious or stressed out, there are some cities with more anxiety than others. The Seattle Times analyzed data from the Census Bureau (Household Pulse Study) and found the most anxious city […]

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Tips For A Safe Halloween

  Make it a fun and safe Halloween this year with these easy tips.   Ensure the kids can be easily spotted while on streets and sidewalks. Add reflective material to different areas of a costume to make it easier for drivers to see your child. Ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather. […]

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3 Apps To Help Boost Your Productivity

  Looking to get things done and be more productive? An app that specializes in helping you get (and stay) productive might be a great option to try. Check out three of our favourite productivity apps below.   Andy.do: (Free) This extremely popular, well-rounded app allows you to organize your tasks, lists and reminders in […]

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7 Ways To Reduce Your Home’s Food Waste

  Food waste is a huge problem in Canada with a report from the United Nations suggesting that the average Canadian wastes 79 kilograms of food at home per year. Finding ways to reduce your home’s food waste is something we all need to work on. See below for seven easy ways to reduce your […]

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Tips For A Better Night’s Sleep

    A good night’s sleep is considered by many to be the foundation of good health. Adopting good, sleep focused habits will assist in a better quality sleep. Consider the tips below for achieving a better night’s sleep. Create a sleep routine. Aim to go to bed and wake up at the same time […]

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9 Simple Ways To Boost Your Mood and Productivity

  Who doesn’t want to be in a better mood and be more productive? Make sleep a priority. Aim for at least 7 hours per night. Exercise. Its no secret exercise can boost your mood and help your overall health. De-clutter. A messy, cluttered space can leave you feeling drained. Remove what you don’t need […]

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Florence Pietra Dura Art Workshop- See How It’s Made

  Photos – Pitti Mosaici The art of Pietra Dura- inlays of semi precious stones- flourished with the Medici family of Florence. Intricately hand carved semi-precious stones to achieve painterly, colourful works of art. We were lucky to visit Pitti Mosaici – a workshop in Florence, Italy which still uses 500 year old techniques to […]

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Where To Shop Online For Great Back To School Deals

  We’re well into August and its time to once again begin ‘back to school’ shopping. With many children returning to the classroom this fall, items like school supplies are again in high demand. Its always great to get a good deal on items the kids need, so we’ve pulled together some of our favourite […]

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