So, do zit patches actually work? Click here to find out

I was reading a Buzzfeed article not too long ago listing some of the best beauty and hygiene products that Amazon has to offer. Sometimes, the products featured in these sorts of articles can be pretty neat, so I tend to scroll through them from time to time. One of the items the article recommended … More So, do zit patches actually work? Click here to find out

Here’s how to prepare your body for daylight savings

Daylight savings is, in my opinion, one of the stupidest concepts in existence. Originally, turning the clocks back or forward, depending on the time of year, was done so to benefit farmers, but as someone who has been raised by, lives with and works for farmers, I can personally attest to the bullshit that stands … More Here’s how to prepare your body for daylight savings

Here’s how your choice of peanut butter relates to your personality

I know, I know. You likely read the title of this post and said to yourself, ‘what in the literal hell?’ which is a rather understandable thought. Peanut butter is a delightful concoction many of us make use of on a daily basis, but it isn’t exactly something that we associate with personality and its … More Here’s how your choice of peanut butter relates to your personality

Drawing attention to International Women’s Day

Although it was a couple of days ago, I wanted to write about International Women’s Day 2021 because I feel as though the celebration is worth discussing, still. Perhaps I am alone in my observations, but I saw a significant amount of attention and recognition for this particular event this year, more than I’ve ever … More Drawing attention to International Women’s Day

Profile: Eric Church

Not too long ago, my sister and I were chatting about underrated country musicians. Eric Church came up and we agreed he is one of the most overlooked musicians in the country music realm, and I’m really not too sure why; he is an incredibly talented musician and performer, and I’d pick his music over … More Profile: Eric Church

Ever befriended a kangaroo? Apparently you can

Kangaroos have always fascinated me. They probably fascinate a lot of people. They’re such unique, interesting creatures, and while I am unsure if I will ever have the privilege to come face-to-face with one (not including through a zoo exhibit), I sincerely hope I do after reading an article from The Good News Network. Through … More Ever befriended a kangaroo? Apparently you can

The importance of understanding that mental health isn’t a quick fix

Mental health concerns and complications are arguably at an all-time high in a global context as of late, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. More and more of us are dealing with various forms of mental illness, some of which may have been present prior to the pandemic, others which are experiencing the onset of mental … More The importance of understanding that mental health isn’t a quick fix

Recognizing entitlement in older generations

The feud that exists between millennials and baby boomers isn’t exactly a secret concept. It’s been around for a while now, slowly and subtly building force, and while I’m uncertain if this tension will ever reach a climactic point, I don’t see it dissipating anytime soon. Both of my parents are boomers, and both my … More Recognizing entitlement in older generations

Here’s how to make the ultimate charcuterie board

I would argue that 2020 was the year of the charcuterie board. While the concept of serving meats, cheeses, crackers and spreads is one as old as time when it comes to entertaining, placing these items on a wooden slab in a beautiful display is where the charcuterie element comes in, and this type of … More Here’s how to make the ultimate charcuterie board

Designating mental health services for high-stress jobs

Mental health, while it has always been of utmost importance, has certainly been the recipient of some positive recognition as of late. By positive recognition I am referring to the fact that mental health is very much becoming a de-stigmatized topic, and personally, I find this advancement towards the topic to be truly wonderful in … More Designating mental health services for high-stress jobs

The importance of understanding what is creepy and what is a compliment

The day and age we find ourselves living in is a rather complicated and confusing one. Never before have we as a society been faced with such a likelihood of saying or doing something that has the potential to offend someone, and it can be difficult to distinguish what is socially acceptable and what isn’t … More The importance of understanding what is creepy and what is a compliment

Bringing recognition to National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

The week of February 22-28 marks the 2021 National Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This initiative has always been near and dear to my heart as a result of my own personal experience with an eating disorder, but I firmly believe it should have more relevance to many more people, regardless or not if they have … More Bringing recognition to National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Could flossing help combat COVID-19 side effects?

We’re all relatively aware of the fact that while the coronavirus in itself and the symptoms affiliated with it are unpleasant enough, the complications and side effects that can occur from having COVID-19 are, for some folks, worse than the virus itself. It seems as though COVID affects everyone differently, making it very difficult to … More Could flossing help combat COVID-19 side effects?

Dolphins are more similar to us than we think

Dolphins truly are whimsical creatures. I’ve always respected ocean life tremendously, and dolphins are no exception; I’ve read a lot about their intelligence and the incredible tactics they use to communicate with one another, and as it turns out, apparently they aren’t so different from us humans in terms of personality, explains an article from … More Dolphins are more similar to us than we think

Hoping to move? These cities will pay you to live there

The idea of being paid to move somewhere seems just too good to be true. But, over the past few years, I’ve been seeing more and more incidences in which certain geographical locations are hoping to increase their population or achieve other goals by offering compensation to those who are able to relocate there. I … More Hoping to move? These cities will pay you to live there

Do you suffer from migraines? Consider a holistic approach

Anyone who has even been victim to a migraine can attest to their severity. I am fortunate in the sense I’ve never endured a migraine, but I’ve had some killer headaches, and they’re more than enough for me. I do know people who suffer from migraines on a regular basis, and from my observations, I … More Do you suffer from migraines? Consider a holistic approach

Don’t jump the gun with Ontario’s re-opening this week

If you’re a resident of Ontario, you’re likely aware that as of this past Tuesday, February 16, re-openings of non-essential businesses and other services were given the green light to open their doors once again to the public, abiding by COVID-19 protocols, depending where exactly you’re located in the province. Here in Brant County, we … More Don’t jump the gun with Ontario’s re-opening this week

This is why we need to stop commenting on the bodies of public figures

I think it is relatively safe to say that being a figure in the public eye comes with the knowledge and understanding that you will be subjected to public commentary. Whether you’re involved in politics, Hollywood, social media or really anything that involves publicizing your identity, it is no secret that your life is no … More This is why we need to stop commenting on the bodies of public figures

Feeling lonely? Consider broadening your knowledge in something, it may help

The sensation of loneliness or isolation is not a pleasant one. Depending on the circumstances that may provoke it, feeling as though we are alone without resources to connect with can be suffocating. We feel overwhelmed, unsure of where to go or who to reach out to, and often times we unfortunately tend to withdraw … More Feeling lonely? Consider broadening your knowledge in something, it may help

Is ‘carpe diem’ your new life motto? For a lot of Americans, it is

‘Carpe diem’ is arguably a phrase that your ears have heard at some point in life. Meaning seize the day, this Latin ideology emphasizes the concept that life is short and therefore should be enjoyed while we have access to it. Although a little stereotypical when referred to as a life motto, according to an … More Is ‘carpe diem’ your new life motto? For a lot of Americans, it is