If you’ve never heard of lungworms, don’t panic. I hadn’t either, at least not until reading a release from Cision, originally from the Canadian Animal Health Institute. Most pet owners have likely heard of worms in general before; heartworm, tapeworms, intestinal worms, etc. Lungworms, however, are a form of a new parasite that has developed … More What the heck are lungworms?
I would bet money that a majority of people on this planet have a select few favourite sons that they can hear time and time again without growing tired of them. Perhaps the song reminds them of their childhood. Maybe it sparks memories of young love. Or, it could just have a rockin’ beat that … More The power of song
Hang on to your hats, folks; an article via MedicalXpress discusses a topic some of us often dream of – a gene that could protect from obesity while consuming as much food as desired. When RCAN1, a single gene, was removed in mice, and the same mice were given a diet high in fat, they … More Could this gene prevent weight-gain while eating as much as you like?
Have you ever withheld information from your physician that you knew you probably should share? Well, apparently Americans do so frequently. “Between 60 and 80 percent of people admit they avoid telling their doctor details that could be relevant to their well-being,” a MedicalXpress article states. A study conducted by senior researcher Angela Fagerlin, chair … More A majority of Americans are lying to their doctors
When most people hear or think of the condition Anorexia, it’s arguable that thoughts of excessive thinness come to mind. According to a study conducted by the University of Melbourne, however, re-published by Eurekalert, many individuals who are hospitalized as a result of Anorexia fail to fit into the underweight category, and are instead often … More Being Anorexic doesn’t necessarily mean being underweight
When the holiday season rolls around, it’s nice to be able to enjoy some festive treats now and again. This can be tricky, though, if you had food intolerances. Good news, though; Newton’s no gluten sugar cookie mix has your back for all allergen-free baking this Christmas season. For all seasons, really. Not just Christmas. … More Product review: Newton’s no gluten sugar cookie mix
An article from EMBO, re-sourced by Eurekalert, offers some potentially promising news for those of us who are intolerant to gluten, or, more seriously, celiac. Celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can seriously damage the intestinal system, can appear in genetically pre-disposed people, however, it is triggered via environmental factors, the article explains. “When people … More A solution for gluten?
An article from Queen Mary University of London reports some rather alarming findings pertaining to skin cancer. Data originating from the UK skin cancer database has unveiled that there are over 45,000 “cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas (cSCC) every year in England, 350 per cent more than previous estimates suggested,” the article states. Squamous cell carcinoma … More Skin cancer is (very much) on the rise
This post is a little different from what I normally do here on my blog. Rather than the bulk of this piece consisting of my own words, I thought it might be kind of neat to share some of my favourite inspirational quotes with all of you. Cheesy? Perhaps. But, words can carry emotion, in … More Finding inspiration
An article from Reuters by Anna Mehler Paperny should, in my opinion, serve as a warning to Canadian citizens. Titled “Hate crimes in Canada jump 47 percent in 2017,” I think it’s safe to assume that you get a good idea of the article’s contents when you read the headline. The 47 per cent increase … More Hate crimes in Canada are on the rise
I often tell people who are not involved with the ag industry that it’s one that stands on its own. It’s completely unique and dynamic in its own, independent way. It’s difficult to explain the sense of interconnectedness that exists between ag folk, but I’ll give it my best shot. I have lived on our … More Interconnectedness in the ag community
An article published via Eurekalert discusses a study conducted by Jama Pediatrics in an attempt to understand how common eating disorders are amongst children. Upon initial thought, most of us likely assume that eating disorders and children and two things that are not intended to be affiliated with each other. The Jama Pediatrics study, however, … More How prevalent are eating disorders amongst youth?
I’m not going to lie and say that I don’t dabble in Black Friday savings, because I do. And I damn well enjoy it. Who doesn’t find satisfaction in saving significant amounts of money on something you’ve been eyeing for a while? An article from Folio explains what it is about Black Friday deals that feels … More Why do Black Friday deals feel so good?
In this day and age, you’re arguably overly familiar with the infamous phrase, “I am entitled to my own opinion.” Yes, we are all entitled to our own opinions, thanks to the tremendous sacrifices that were made for us by those who fought and gave their lives for our freedom. But, as of late, I … More A right to an opinion?
An article posted on The Conversation addresses a difficult topic to tackle; sexual abuse and assault towards elderly people, specifically women. A disheartening topic for sure, but also one that demands recognition and acknowledgement in hopes of preventing these occurrences from occurring. The article outlines research that was published in Legal Medicine that looked at 28 forensic medical … More Addressing sexual assault amongst elders
As I mentioned on here a while ago, I have started seeing a therapist in hopes of getting a handle on my anxiety and minor depression. My anxiety is moderate to severe, whereas my depression is mild, only flaring up from time to time. I saw my therapist last week, and I found it to … More Embracing discomfort
I have been a serious Queen fan since the eighth grade. For a school project, my classmates and I were asked to do a presentation on someone in the music industry, and I decided to do mine on Queen. I’ve been hooked ever since. A couple of weeks ago, my mom and I went to … More An appreciation for Queen
While I identify first and foremost as an avid coffee drinker, I do enjoy tea as well. I’ve actually been trying to swap out coffee and drink more tea as of late, and let me tell you, this switch up is anything but hard if you’re sipping on a steamy mug of DAVIDsTEA’s Forever Nuts. … More You really need to try DAVIDsTEA’s Forever Nuts
My entire life, I have always stressed that only dog people are able to comprehend how difficult is to have a furry friend leave you. My family lost one of our pups, Sammy, a blue heeler, roughly a year-and-a-half ago. It was quite honestly one of the most difficult experiences I have had to endure, … More Can losing a dog be harder than losing a person?
Shopping is not one of my preferred pastimes. I actually don’t enjoy shopping at all, which, according to most folks, is surprising. Perhaps their surprise is because I am a female, which is stereotyping, but I simply do not enjoy sweating while changing in and out of pieces of clothing that are too small or … More Underrated stores
Throughout my teen years, I bit my nails like a complete savage. That isn’t an exaggeration, either; my nails were constantly bloody and sore, and my fingers resembled butchered hot dogs. Miraculously, I was able to stop biting my nails, and I haven’t bit them in years. I am now, however, what I like to … More Product review: Sally Hansen Instant Cuticle Remover
An article from the University of Copenhagen proposes a question I’m certain many of us have once pondered; is going gluten-free really better? More and more folks are choosing to cut wheat out of their diets, yet many aren’t allergic or intolerant to gluten. Perhaps some do so in hopes of bettering their overall health … More Is no-gluten really better?
Last weekend I watched Within with my boyfriend, Blaine. The movie description provided by Netflix seemed intriguing, so we figured we would give it a go. We hadn’t viewed a horror flick in a while, and this one seemingly fit the bill. Starring Michael Vartan as John Alexander, Erin Moriarty as Hannah, Alex’s daughter, Nadine … More Film review: Within
The relationship between social media and body image is one I have revisited on several occasions, on here, on a project I did for university, and for one I completed in college. Despite my frequency in dabbling with this topic, it continues to spark conversation. And not in a good way. An article from York … More Social media impacts how we see our bodies, but not in a good way
I like to think I have a relatively strong immune system. I don’t get sick often, and I haven’t been sick for a couple of years, actually. That is, until last week. Although I don’t get sick often, I will say that when I do, it hits me like a brick wall, and I tend … More How to beat the bugs this winter
The other day, I was chatting with my mom about how expensive Christmas is for the average Joe. I was telling her all of the people I need to purchase gifts for, and we agreed that gift exchanges really are a great way to save money during the Christmas season. Think about it. Say that … More The beauty of gift exchanges
As an avid Queen fan, it should come as no surprise that seeing Bohemian Rhapsody became a priority for me shortly after it began playing in theatres. I saw it last week with my mom, and it really is a phenomenally well-done film. Directed by Bryan Singer, written by Anthony McCarten, produced by Graham King along with … More Film review: Bohemian Rhapsody
I’ve been pretty committed to my Tarte Shape Tape concealer, however, since my supply is running quite low, I needed to broaden my concealer options according to what I had on-hand. Enter my mom’s makeup stash. Yes, desperate times call for desperate measures. I noticed that she had the bareMinerals Stroke of Light Under Eye … More Product review: bareMinerals Stroke of Light Under Eye Concealer
Remember the whole Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford situation in which Blasey Ford, despite her decision to come forward with her sexual assault testimony against Kavanaugh, was silenced by Kavanaugh’s successful entry to the Supreme Court? After Kavanaugh was voted into the Supreme Court, Blasey Ford began to encounter harassment and death threats for her … More Kavanaugh vs. Blasey Ford aftermath
How often, when you were growing up, did you encounter people telling you to stop crying, or to suck it up? I certainly did. I would think most of us did, and still do, and further that we hear this statement from a variety of different individuals, whether they be family, friends or partners. What … More It really is okay to cry