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Pink Is My Favourite Colour

According to various online sources (redcross.ca, bullyingstatistics.org), Canadian teachers rate cyber bullying as their issue of highest concern (out of six listed options). Further, approximately 58% of kids and teens say they have had something negative said about or to them online. And 35% of kids say they’ve been threatened online. 

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A Valentine’s menu sure to get you lucky

I’m all for staying in on Valentine’s Day. Why battle tight reservation schedules, pay higher prices or risk poor service? Besides, the following menu is not only easy to make but is sure to get you lucky in the bedroom. Or on the kitchen counter. Or both. See? Staying home is way more fun.

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Valentine’s Day Roundup

You can bury your head in the sand, maintain it’s a hallmark holiday, proclaim death to love, but you aren’t going to be able to avoid it. Valentine’s day cometh!

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Tips for Working from Home (To Avoid Going Crazy!)

I HAVE TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE!
No, my caps are not locked. I am actually screaming right now.
Like 1 in 5 Canadians, I work from home, spending the majority of my working hours at my desk, either on my computer or on my phone.

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Back to School

Do you ever feel like you’re getting a bit dim? Like you aren’t using your brain enough? Over the years I’ve taken classes in order to spur those little grey cells, mainly in areas of personal interest – wine tasting, dancing, improv – but I had been out of a formal education system for almost as long as I was in it.

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New Year’s Resolutions 2015

I’m proud to say that I kept most of last year’s resolutions (see below). The key is not setting yourself up for failure. Think baby steps.

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Happy Holidays!

It’s the question heard round the world – “So, are you all ready for Christmas?”

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Will The Real Santa Please Stand up

This is the weekend many parents will be wrapping presents and hiding them from children in closets and under the bed, in preparation for the arrival of the big man in red next week. It got me thinking about how many kids really, truly believe in the story of Santa Claus. Because as I look back on my own childhood, I know I never did.

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Post Office Etiquette

On two occasions this week I found myself standing in line at the post office, mailing presents to friends and relatives in other parts of the world. I do it every Christmas, along with millions of other gift givers. How nice of us. What struck me this year is, we’re all in need of a refresher in post office etiquette.

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What NOT to buy for Christmas

There are joke Christmas gifts. There are the “I didn’t put to much effort into this” gifts. And then there are the “OMG what’s wrong with you?!” gifts. Don’t commit this festive season faux-pas.

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