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Lessons Learned in 2014

I’m getting a jump on year end lists! With 2014 drawing to a close (just over 5 weeks til Christmas!!), I’ve been reflecting back on what I’ve learned in the previous 11 months and what my plans and goals are for 2015. This year has been challenging in many ways, but it was not without its rewards.

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Why Volunteering Pays

Remember that episode of Friends where Phoebe channels philosopher Immanual Kant and argues that there is no truly selfless act?

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Your Perfect Match

I’m not talking about Prince Charming. I’m talking makeup! Drugstore makeup aisles can make shopping so difficult. Too few testers, too many closed packages… how’s a girl to find the right shade? Now, there’s an app that makes custom product and colour suggestions, tailored just for you.

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Halloween Roundup

Just three more sleeps til fright night! Are you ready?! For those doing the last minute scramble, here are a few of my favourite AND EASY Halloween ideas.

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Hercule Poirot On The Case… Again!

His “little grey cells” are back at work. 38 years after her death, Agatha Christie’s family has authorized a new novel featuring one of the literary world’s most memorable characters, Hercule Poirot.

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The Anti-Bucket List

I have a bucket list a mile long, featuring places I want to visit (Istanbul, Buenos Aires and Bora Bora) and things I want to do (learn to play the violin and write a mystery novel). At the other end of the spectrum, the anti-bucket list, the things I hope to never do, that gross me out, freak me out or tire me out at the thought of them.

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What’s Your Status?

In a recent improv class I took, we did a lot of work with “status.” I don’t mean your position in society, how much money you make, or your latest posting on Facebook. It’s how you behave in relation to other people. In acting, playing with status can help with character development. In real life, it’s a good tool for self-analysis and recalibrating your go-to behaviour.

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The Doors

I have a thing for doors. Not only they are very useful for when you want to go in and out of places (or hide stuff away) but I also love their look and unending variety.

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There IS a doctor in the house!

You’re not feeling well. You’d get checked out but it’s the weekend and you don’t feel it’s urgent enough to go to a walk-in clinic or emergency. If only you had a doctor on your speed-dial for a quick diagnosis!

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What’s Up With Tat?

I’m seeing a new trend, one that has me scratching my head. Young women have taken to tattooing their legs. And I don’t mean one of those wee dolphin tattoo on their ankle. I mean massive wrap-around-their-thighs tats or ones snaking up their entire legs.

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