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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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4 Skincare Mistakes That Are Making You Look Older

Google the words “skin care mistakes” and the list of clickable options goes on so long, it’s hard to imagine there is anything more to to say on the subject. Especially for someone like me.

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No Grey Area In This Valentine’s Day Advice

If you’re looking for something to do this Valentine’s Day you can always line up to see the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, which hits Canadian theatres on February 14th. I’m certain it will be the date of choice for thousands of couples looking to add a little spice to their lives. It will also be well attended by middle aged single women oblivious to the day altogether. (Spoiler alert: There will be no full frontal.)

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Game Day Prep

I am the first to admit to being a fair-weather fan of any sport whose season culminates in a big game everyone wants to watch. The excitement in the air, the fascinating stories about world class athletes, behind the scenes drama and most importantly, it’s a reason for me to cook for a bunch of my friends.

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For the Love of Vinyl

On the A&K Christmas gift ideas list last month we included a turntable. As in, for records. The vinyl ones. You remember those, don’t you?

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How to Salt (and Not Pepper)

Ever notice how much better food from a restaurant can taste, compared to your own home cooking? And I’m talking in comparison to the amateur who actually knows how to follow a recipe. The reason for your cooking missing that certain WOW factor may be simpler than you think.

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What to Watch in 2015

As the final moments of the holiday season are upon us and many look to a month of cutting back, (food, booze, spending) it’s the perfect time for sofa surfing and some serious binge watching on the old ‘tele. Given your choices for fantastic TV viewing now and in the coming weeks, the sofa might be where you stay.

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Sandwich of the Year

While recovering from a Christmas party this week, I got a hankering for a BLT sandwich. But darn it, I had no tomatoes. As I peered into the fridge for a plan B I spied a jar of pickles at the back and suddenly, I just had to have one. It didn’t make any sense.

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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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