Haunted locations are, to me, absolutely fascinating. I find the paranormal realm to be absolutely fascinating in general, as you likely know by now if you’ve been following my blog, so I like to take the opportunity to write about it whenever possible. An article from Business Insider unveiled the seven most haunted mansions and … More These are some of the world’s most haunted locations
Arguably one of the biggest nights in Hollywood, the 2020 Oscars, otherwise known as the 92nd Academy Awards, are fast approaching. Taking place on Feb. 9 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, the nominees were announced on Jan. 13, and in case you missed the big reveal, I figured I would share the knowledge … More Here are your 2020 Oscar nominees
Depending on the severity of it, anxiety can be an incredibly debilitating condition to live with. It has the ability to interfere with everyday life, decisions, responsibilities and relationships, and over time, it can feel rather consuming. Because the influence of anxiety can be so overwhelming, it’s discouraging to contemplate the fact that very little … More Anxiety recovery is in reach
I’ve often said that doing something positive for someone other than ourselves can evoke feelings of happiness. I’ve never really understood why this is, but I can personally attest to this realization, as I’m sure many other people can, too. But, according to an article from The Good News Network, there might be a scientific … More Do good, feel good
I recently finished watching The Witcher on Netflix, and because of the gaping void the absence of this show has left in my life, I had to figure out which show to begin next. I’ve heard good things about Vikings, and so I decided to give it a try and watch a few episodes. This choice should come … More Do you watch Vikings?
Similar to my post the other day listing what Rotten Tomatoes deemed as the best flicks of the former year, I thought I would write a post regarding the best books of 2019. Books, to me, are even more subjective than movies are, so as I stated in the best movies post, keep in mind … More The best books of 2019
There’s been much debate over the years as to whether or not drinking coffee can be beneficial for those who consume it. Some believe there are advantages to drinking this magical bean juice while other argue it’s disadvantageous, but personally, I’ve been drinking the stuff for far too long to care either way. There is … More Good news, coffee lovers; java can help with weight loss
It’s hard to believe that we as a society have made any sort of advancement in terms of providing aid to innocent children, considering the rather bleak state of the world. But, I am pleased to report that in the past two decades, over 220 million children have been rescued from forced labour, marriage and … More Believe it or not, the world is progressing in terms of helping children
I’ve been writing about environmental conservation efforts quite a bit as of late, and for good reason. It seems as though every time I visit The Good News Network for some topic inspiration, I see yet another tremendous advancement in the context of sustainability. And here we are again. This time, though, there’s tequila involved, … More Turning tequila into … straws?
Rolls-Royce is a name that is arguably synonymous with cars. Pretty snazzy cars, to be exact. While we’re pretty familiar with Rolls-Royce vehicles, I would imagine most of us haven’t heard of an aircraft from the company. That is, we likely haven’t heard of it until now. Rolls-Royce has “unveiled its first all-electric plane—and they … More Rolls-Royce debuts its all-electric aircraft
It’s 2020, therefore we should all be trying our best to reduce our use of plastics in an attempt to benefit our world in the midst of a climate crisis. We’re constantly reminded of how essential it is to reduce our carbon footprint, and for the most part, we’re doing our best to be better. … More These companies are winning at reducing their plastic use
Single-use plastics are becoming a thing of the past thanks to a push for environmental sustainability, and more, reusable products to cut down on waste. We’ve arguably all seen some of these products, since there are more and more becoming available, but I doubt you’ve encountered grain-based bowls as a means to cut down on … More Move over, plastic plates; wheat bowls are here
Frostbite, as we all know, is no joke. Frostbite occurs when the skin and underlying tissue becomes frozen, typically affecting the fingers, toes, ears, nose, chin and cheeks. When someone has frostbite, the skin becomes extremely cold and red, and soon turns numb, firm and pale. I would imagine anyone who has ever experienced frostbite … More Say goodbye to frostbite with this innovative spray
Christmas trees, for many of us, are an integral component of the holiday season. They represent not only Christmas itself, but further, they’re symbolic of togetherness as they tend to represent the gatherings that occur around the tree on Christmas morning. As wonderful as Christmas trees are, once the holiday season has come to an … More Here’s how to re-purpose your Christmas tree
I would argue that just about every couple on planet earth has found themselves face-to-face with the age-old dilemma of their partner hogging the blankets. Maybe it happens seldom, or perhaps it’s a daily occurrence, but either way, waking up shivering only to discover all of the blankets are cocooned around your partner is a … More Tired of fighting for the blankets with your partner? This bed could be the answer
Having a prosthetic is challenging enough, and exposure to water doesn’t make wearing one any easier. Simple things like hitting the beach or hanging out poolside are can be exceptionally difficult for persons who have prosthetic limbs, but researchers from Northwell Health are working to make tasks like these much simpler. These researchers have created … More Making waves (literally) with prosthetics
We’re all aware of the looming environmental crisis facing us and upcoming generations as a result of excessive pollution and global warming. Many of us are conscious of the importance of reducing our environmental footprint and further being as sustainable as possible, and as it turns out, a billboard has taken this responsibility to the … More Have you heard of air-purifying billboards?
Certain things arguably come to mind when we hear the word ‘Christmas.’ Reindeer, Santa Claus, egg nog, shortbread cookies, carols and Christ are just a few examples of what I personally associate with Christmas, but I imagine the terminology may differ depending on who you’re asking. Aside from the stereotypical affiliations we make with this … More Did you know? Christmas edition
I would argue most people are somewhat torn regarding New Years resolutions. For some of us, creating goals to achieve or abide by in time for the new year is a means to embark on a fresh start, and begin the new year in an efficient manner. For others, New Years resolutions are perceived as … More Hoping to stick with your New Years resolutions? Try using this acronym
Mental illness is something I’m quite passionate about. Not only because I deal with it myself, but also because of the devastating impact it can have on the people we know and love, which I’ve also been exposed to. I had anorexia and bulimia in the past, and from that I developed depression and anxiety, … More The dangers of self-diagnosing mental illness
Henry Lee Lucas. Does the name ring a bell for you? If you’re a member of the baby boomer generation, it’s likely you have heard this man’s name before. If you’re like me, you’re probably wondering who the hell Henry Lee Lucas is, and further, why I’m bringing him up. I will gladly tell you … More Have you seen Netflix’s The Confession Killer?
The concept of assertiveness is something I believe a lot of us struggle with. Many of us associate assertiveness with bossiness, or a need to be controlling, and this association has unfortunately given assertiveness a bad reputation over time. A quick Google search of the term defines it as exhibiting a confident and/or forceful personality. … More No, assertiveness is not a bad thing
Winter coats are a must for any Canadian. They’re a must for anyone who lives in a chilly region, but here in Canada, it can get pretty damn frosty, so a warm, reliable winter coat is essential. A lot of winter coats nowadays are filled with either plastics or animal materials. We arguably don’t give … More Have you heard of wildflower-filled winter coats?
A few nights ago, my sister and I engaged in a little experiment. We were chatting about how relatively anything is available via a simple Google search nowadays, and I wondered whether or not something inappropriate would appear if I attempted to search for it through my phones internet application. Sure enough, a quick search … More The dangers of internet accessibility
Searching and applying for jobs can be a rather monotonous process. It’s difficult enough to come across something that has relevance to your skills, interests and credentials, and even when you do, it’s seldom to hear back from an employer, causing feelings of frustration and insignificance. If the above statement is an accurate summation of … More Job applications: a how-to guide
My sister is a small business owner. Her business, Earthly Delights, consists of ready-made, frozen meals, bath products, and also woodworking, so it’s safe to say she’s a pretty busy lady. My sister’s business has tremendously taken off this year in terms of her meals, specifically her soup. Several stores in Ontario now carry her … More Why aren’t we talking about the challenges of owning a small business?
I’m a sucker for medieval movies. I’m not sure what it is about a knight in armour, valiantly fighting in battle, but whenever I come across a movie with this trope, you can bet I’m tuning in. Hence why I’m offering my review of The King. Netflix’s The King tells the story of young Hal, or … More The King: a Netflix win
Casts, for anyone who has ever had to wear them, aren’t exactly a pleasant experience. They’re bulky and uncomfortable, you can’t get them wet, and, after a while, they start to get a little rank, both in terms of appearance and smell. While I’ve never broken a bone, I have had to wear a cast … More Say goodbye to itchy, awkward casts
With the current state of the world, it seems as though hearing news regarding endangered and borderline extinct animals is becoming normal. With climate change and global warming making their presence known across the globe, in addition to the consequences brought forward with human interference, it isn’t difficult to figure out why the populations of … More Good news: the humpback whale population is on the rise
I don’t purchase books too often, but when I do, it’s typically because I have a hunch that the book in question will be one that endures several re-reads from me, based on what I can pull from the synopsis. And that’s exactly what’s happened with a book I recently snagged from Indigo’s titled ‘The … More This is why you need to add ‘The Turn of the Key’ to your winter reading list