If you were to read the title of this post and immediately close the tab, I wouldn’t blame you. It’s a bit odd for sure, but rest assured, this information is entirely scientific and comes from a reputable source; a Phys.org article. The article reports that researchers from the University of Oxford in the zoology … More Studying ancient poop
If you read my blog somewhat regularly, you’ll know that anything supernatural piques my interest. So, when I came across a release from Eurekalert about a recently discovered vampire burial site, you can bet that it inspired me to write a post about it. A 10-year-old’s body was discovered in Italy at an ancient Roman … More Ancient vampire burial grounds?
Having long hair is something I simultaneously appreciate and despise. On good hair days, I feel pretty dang fly, however, on bad hair days, I feel like a tumbleweed that’s been blown in from the nearest town. This post isn’t going to focus on my love-hate relationship with my hair; rather, it’s going to address … More Hair tutorial: easy, soft waves
I have addressed the topic of toxic friendships here on my blog more than once, but I feel like it is a topic I can revisit since it is, unfortunately, relevant to so many of us. What comes to mind when you think about a healthy, positive friendship? Arguably support, understanding, fun, entertainment, trust, communication … More It’s time to cut off that negative friendship
No one likes to be told that they have a flaw. Becoming conscious of something we need to improve upon makes us uncomfortable and wary, but ignoring constructive criticism really is far more consequential than simply coming to terms with what we need to work on. I started a new job almost two weeks ago, … More Recognizing your flaws
I absolutely love sleep, and to be fair, who the heck doesn’t? It’s like a temporary escape from reality in which all worries and stressors are forgotten. That being said, too much sleep can, unfortunately, be rather bad. A Eurekalert article describes how results from the world’s greatest sleep study suggest that folks who sleep between … More Is too much sleep bad?
Oct. 10, yesterday, was 2018’s #WorldMentalHealthDay. The following information is from an Ontario government release that was issued on #WorldMentalHealthDay: “Up to 30 per cent of Ontarians aged 15 and up experience a mental health or addictions issue. About one in five children and youth in Ontario have a mental health challenge. It’s estimated that … More #WorldMentalHealthDay
A Medical Press article snagged my interest when I stumbled across it a few days ago as it warns of the damage of consuming too much vitamin A. The article references a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology that suggests an overload of vitamin A could diminish bone thickness and density, which could, in turn, increase … More Too much vitamin A?
Last week I was an unfortunate victim of vehicle theft. I work in Guelph, and upon going outside to get something out of my truck, I came to the realization that it was gone from where I had parked. Rather dumbfounded, I convinced myself I had simply parked elsewhere, or that it had perhaps been … More Vehicle theft really does suck
Recent Hong Kong research has unveiled a problematic finding pertaining to sunscreen. Their research certainly caught my attention, and quite honestly, I find the research to be quite ironic. Sunscreen is supposed to protect us from harmful UV rays, right? Well, research conducted by scientists from Hong Kong Baptist University, suggests that UV filters used in … More Is sunscreen hurting you?
A study from a new Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics has explored how the expansion of the gluten-free food industry in terms of available options has impacted persons diagnosed with celiac disease. The study surveyed 17 celiac adults in Canada and found that participants referred to the booming gluten-free industry as a “double-edged sword.” Why? Despite … More Have ‘gluten-free’ options made things worse for celiacs?
I haven’t whipped up one of these bad boys in a while, and I always enjoy doing them, hence why you’re reading another get to know me right now. I’ll admit that the more of these blog posts I do, the harder they become. Perhaps it’s an indication that I’m not an overly interesting person, … More Another get to know me
An article from Phys.org discusses the findings of a new report from scientists at Imperial College London that shows six trillion cigarettes, produced annually, can influence climate change, water and land use, and toxicity. It goes on to detail how the process of farming tobacco leads to significant land use, water consumption, use of pesticides and … More A hate for tobacco
I finally got around to viewing Hereditary the other evening after hearing quite a bit of hype about it. I wasn’t entirely sure of what to expect, but good Lord, this movie is one for the books. A 2018 horror/supernatural movie, Hereditary was written and directed by Ari Aster in his mind-blowing directorial debut. Seriously, … More Film review: Hereditary
A Eurekalert release titled “Acne stigma linked to lower overall quality of life, Irish study finds” reports that women and young girls who experience acne are more likely to face a lower quality of life than males with acne. A study from the University of Limerick, Ireland, has revealed that people who suffer from acne are … More Acne can contribute to a lower quality of life
After viewing Leatherface, which I reviewed in yesterday’s post, I thought I would take it upon myself to do some research and determine whether or not the Texas Chainsaw Massacre franchise was inspired by true events. To my complete horror, I learned that it is, loosely. Ed Gein lived in a farmhouse in Wisconsin, which would later be referred … More Ed Gein: the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre
I’m not one to get easily queasy. I wouldn’t say I’m a fan of gore, because, quite honestly, why would I enjoy seeing someone getting torn to shreds, but gore isn’t typically something to make me feel physically ill if I do happen to see it. However, after watching Leatherface with my boyfriend a couple … More Film review: Leatherface
Chemo side effects are no joke. I’ve seen one too many people endure the brutal impact of chemotherapy on their bodies, my mom included, and although I have no clue what it’s like to experience these side effects myself, I can guess that they’re pretty friggen awful. There could be good news for those who … More Can milk provide relief from Chemotherapy side effects?
A new study from researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of Massachusetts Amherst offers some good news regarding the current bee epidemic, according to a Eurekalert article today. The study suggests that providing bees with access to sunflowers could be the most effective way to ensure their health and overall well-being. Through … More Sunflower pollen can protect bees
When I saw that Winchester had arrived to Netflix this past weekend, my sister and I agreed to sit down and watch it. My sister isn’t one to often watch horror movies, so I was really hoping it would be a satisfying experience in terms of genuine terror and sweat-inducing fear. Unfortunately, my hopes didn’t … More Film review: Winchester
When I noticed that #GenderEqualityWeek was trending on Twitter this week, I was pleasantly surprised that this initiative is occurring right at home on Canadian soil. This is the first time this movement is occurring in Canada, and thus far, it’s received a very positive response via social media (do a quick search, you’ll see … More Canada’s first-ever Gender Equality Week
There has been a 360 per cent rise in veganism in Britain over the past decade, meaning roughly 542,000 folks have adopted a vegan diet. 44% of homeowners own a pet in Britain, and there approximately 8.5 million dogs residing in the UK. Take a wild guess where this is going; pet owners in Britain … More Should dogs go vegan?
Dandruff has never been something that has been an issue for me, up until the past year or so. Rather, I struggled more with oily hair, therefore a dry scalp was never on my radar. Wouldn’t you know, within the past year I’ve been experiencing dandruff and a dry, itchy scalp. I read once that … More Product review: Dove Dryness & Itch Relief Anti-Dandruff Shampoo and Conditioner
Because I’m a massive Game of Thrones fan, it’s safe for anyone to assume that I’m also a massive fan of a majority of the cast, specifically Emilia Clarke. This woman is so damn classy, goofy and wonderful, and her ability to be all of these things simultaneously is one of the few reasons I’m such … More Profile: Emilia Clarke
An article from the Medical Press reports that quitting junk food can result in similar withdrawal symptoms that occur when one quits an addiction, specifically in the first week of quitting. The University of Michigan recently did a study that is likely the first to examine withdrawal symptoms of people when they refrain from consuming … More Research shows quitting junk food is as hard as quitting an addiction
An article from The Star snagged my attention the other day when it appeared on my phone. Written by Carola Vyhnak, the article tells the story of Oakville’s Chelster Hall estate with an asking price of $59 million dollars. Previous owner of the estate is Hugo Powell, retired president of Labatt Brewing Co. Ltd. in … More A look inside Canada’s most expensive listed home
I was on my own for dinner the other evening, and the concotion I came up was rather tasty, so I figured I would share it with you. You will need: 1 1/4 cups of pasta, whatever type your heart desires (I used BArilla’s gluten-free fusilli) One steak, cooked and chopped (I cheated and used … More Easy one-pot pasta dinner
With Hurricane Florence recently bashing its way through the Carolinas, it’s important to acknowledge just how devastating this storm has been for those who have been impacted by it. Here are some stats: “At least 37 people have died in storm-related incidents — 27 in North Carolina, 8 in South Carolina and 2 in Virginia. … More The brutal impact of Hurricane Florence
This year’s 70th Emmys took place on Monday evening in Los Angeles, so I figured it would make sense to summarize the winners to save time for all of you. Marvelous Mrs. Maisel from Amazon took the lead in terms of most Emmys won. Receiving five for the evening, the show was recognized for its comedy … More The 2018 Emmys
I have been using Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place foundation for years now, and as much as I love it, I was getting a little bored with the forever increasing price tag on it. So, when I went to Shoppers to pick up a few things a couple of weeks ago, I asked the cosmetician … More Product review: Dermablend Flawless Creator Foundation Drops