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
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
Looking for jobs isn’t something I would consider to be enjoyable. It can be discouraging and frustrating, and that’s without the actual applying aspect. Applying for jobs is even worse than looking for them, in my opinion, due to having to alter a cover letter each and every time you submit your resume to a … More Here’s how to write a strong cover letter
For many of us, wearing a poppy in the days leading up to Remembrance Day is a no-brainer. Unfortunately, as I’m sure many of us can attest to, keeping a poppy on clothing can be tricky, and every year, I’m certain I lose more than I did the previous. I have good news, though; keeping … More This is how to keep your poppy on your clothing
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
Diapers are something most of us have been in contact with at some point in our lives. Whether it be our own children or the child of a friend or relative, or perhaps a child we’re babysitting, diapers are a concept most of us are familiar with as they are a pretty integral component of … More Have you heard of seaweed diapers?
It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? The idea of wine having health benefits? Believe it or not, I have some good news for all of you wine connoisseurs; wine, in moderation, can be a healthy choice. And, if you’re questioning the validity of this statement, an article from Healthline provides some facts … More Can drinking wine be healthy?
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’?
Ellen DeGeneres. What a woman. I honestly feel as though if this is all I was to write to describe this woman, it would be acceptable. She’s that awesome. But, I won’t do that to you. I imagine you’ve already invested in reading this post simply because you clicked on the link, so I’ll leave … More Profile: Ellen DeGeneres
When I initially discovered that I would participating in group therapy for my anxiety, I wasn’t entirely sure what to think. I’ve undergone therapy in the past in several different manners. All of the therapy I’ve been subjected to up until group was one-on-one, and honestly, I figured this style was the only effective way … More Is group therapy for you?
Do you do one thing a day that scares you? Are you someone who likes to live life dangerously? Do you challenge yourself on a daily basis to try something new? If you answered no to any or all of the proposed questions above, don’t worry. I sure as shit don’t do all of those … More It’s time to step outside of your comfort zone
For those of us who deal with anxiety on a daily basis, it can be beneficial to designate a handful of coping mechanisms, or strategies, that help us work through our anxious thoughts and bodily sensations. While there are several different methods that can work to help to calm anxiety, one I would like to … More Have you tried guided imagery?
For many farmers across Ontario, Autumn signifies a time during which things on the farm begin to slow down, depending on the crops being grown. And, for those farmers who are beginning to reduce their workload with the approaching colder weather, they’re likely getting ready to bid farewell to their employed migrant workers if they … More A tribute to migrant workers
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?
I was re-watching Bohemian Rhapsody not too long ago, admiring the acting chops of a lovely lad named Rami Malek, and I thought to myself, “Who exactly is this guy? So, I did what I always do when presented with the unknown; I hit up Google. Rami Said Malek was born in May of 1981. He … More Profile: Rami Malek
Halloween is my favourite annual holiday by a mile. Likely due to my fascination in all things creepy, Halloween and all its spookiness make me very happy, and throughout the Fall months, my interest in the paranormal becomes heightened, if you will. And, because it’s the season of scariness, I’ve been reading my book, Ghost … More Would you visit the Winchester mansion?