Making waves (literally) with prosthetics

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

Have you heard of air-purifying billboards?

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?

Hoping to stick with your New Years resolutions? Try using this acronym

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

No, assertiveness is not a bad thing

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

Have you heard of wildflower-filled winter coats?

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?

Why aren’t we talking about the challenges of owning a small business?

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?

Good news: the humpback whale population is on the rise

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

This is why you need to add ‘The Turn of the Key’ to your winter reading list

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

Preventing accidental deaths in vehicles with new technology

Every year, we hear news regarding the accidental death of a child or a pet that has been left in a car. And, every time we hear about something so tragic, we arguably ask ourselves, ‘why does this keep happening?’ This question could very well be avoided thanks to a newly developed sensor, says an … More Preventing accidental deaths in vehicles with new technology

Making waves in Cystic Fibrosis treatment

Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a terrible disease. According to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, it’s the “most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults.” CF can wreak absolute havoc upon the body, though it mainly impacts the digestive system and the lungs. The nature of CF can vary depending on each person who is … More Making waves in Cystic Fibrosis treatment

Have you seen Netflix’s ‘Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons’?

I was scrolling through Netflix’s television shows the other night, looking for something to watch, when I came across Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons. The title certainly snagged my attention, so I decided to give one episode a watch. One episode turned into a few, and I’m still watching the show, hoping to eventually finish the series. … More Have you seen Netflix’s ‘Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons’?

How much do you really know about Halloween?

Since Halloween is my favourite holiday, as I’ve mentioned several times, I thought it might be interesting to do a little research about this spooky celebration. I visited a website called FactRetriever, and as it turns out, there’s a whole lot of interesting information pertaining to Halloween I wasn’t aware of. The following information comes … More How much do you really know about Halloween?