LIFESTYLE




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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How To Avoid Overspending During Holiday Season

  With many of us holiday shopping in November, it’s important to create and stick to a holiday budget. Properly planning out expenses can help ensure you don’t skip budgets or simply overspend.  Check out some of our tips below for staying on track and on budget this season.   First off, create a budget […]

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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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Advice For Buying A Car In 2020

  Spending habits in 2020 are varied and each person has their own unique practises reagarding how much money they spend and what they spend their money on. Sales of big ticket items like TV’s, homes and even cars haven’t slowed down as much as you might think. Cars, in particular are still being purchased. […]

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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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Planning & Prioritizing For Emergencies

  Planning ahead for emergencies is not always an enjoyable task, but it can do so much for your sense of wellbeing and confidence. Knowing exactly where you’re at financially can save you a lot of grief and panic at a time when you may need patience and calmness.   Take stock of your situation, […]

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Expect To Spend More At The Grocery Store

    Canada’s Food Price Report 2020 has just been released jointly by Dalhousie University and the University of Guelph and confirms one thing we don’t necessarily want to hear. Food will become more expensive and the average Canadian family will likely spend more than they have in previous years for their weekly groceries.   The […]

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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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Easy Ways To Save On Clothing This Fall & Winter

  There’s no better time to begin saving. 2020 has been a challenging year for many Canadians and it may get worse for some. With anxiety around a second wave of Covid-19 and concerns about the job market, saving is a necessity.  See below for some easy ways to save on clothing this coming fall […]

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Products That Experts Say Could Be In Demand This Fall/Winter

  With the growing concerns related to a second Covid-19 pandemic, some are once again worried about pandemic buying and product shortages. Experts however, say that shortages in late 2020 and 2021 will likely not be focused on particular supplies (like food), but more on lifestyle items like workout/sports equipment and luxury indoor items.     […]

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