Quick Tips to Improve Your Mood

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Do you jump out of bed every morning, eager to take on whatever challenges today has in store for you? Or do you stagger around like a zombie until your third coffee? If you are chronically exhausted and lacking in motivation and energy, here are a few tips that may help you get that spring…

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Still Waiting for That Cheque? Here’s How to Get Paid.

Written by Cate Barker The 12 years I spent as a work-from-home mom were some of the most satisfying of my life. Working for myself meant I could set my own hours, writing during the mornings when my son was at daycare and at night after he went to bed. It also meant I could…

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How to Show Random Acts of Kindness

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We all like surprises, and kind gestures or random acts of kindness can make all the difference in whether you or someone you know has a ‘good’ day or a ‘bad’ day. It could be an unexpected gift, or even a treat in your bag at the drive-thru window;  a surprise just makes you feel better.…

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Three Email Headers to Increase Email Open Rates

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Written by Stacey Hartman When you’re working toward gathering and maintaining subscribers for your email marketing, it’s easy to lose sight of the email headers in the shuffle. However, crafting an effective subject line is crucial when you’re considering the open rate for your email messages (open rates would refer to how many recipients open…

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Natural Sun Protection Tips

Let’s talk sunscreen: we often think that we are doing the right thing by coating ourselves and our children with sunscreen, when in fact, we may be causing more harm than good. One of the main chemicals found in sunscreen to block the Ultraviolet B-light is octyl methoxycinnamate or OMC. Studies are now showing this…

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Time to Pause & Slow Down

Written by Heidi Payne Time to pause… One of my favourite trees in my yard got an infection recently, and I feel it is a perfect representation of the last year: stunted growth, illness, death, invasive and harmful growth of negative influences; but also renewal, regrowth, persistence, resilience, hope, faith, and new beginnings. Last spring…

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5 Foods That Harm Your Hormones

Written by Patsy Commisso There is no doubt that the environment we live in is toying with our hormonal system. From cosmetics to household items, to the air we breathe, all are composed of chemicals that influence our hormonal pathways. The result is an increase in diabetes, stress, early menopause and extreme perimenopause, weight gain, cancers…

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How Do You Know If You Have Anxiety?

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It is absolutely normal for people to feel worry or fear, when you are about to face a challenging situation such as an examination, job interview, public speaking engagement or a recital. However, anxiety occurs when a reaction is blown right out of proportion with what might be a normally expected situation. An example of…

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Tips for Selling a Service on Your E-Commerce Website

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Written by Jessica Ropolo When most people think of eCommerce, they think about products they can buy online. With sites like Amazon and Overstock selling goods since the 90’s, shopping online has become almost second nature. In fact, according to Pew Research, almost 80 percent of Americans shop online. Clearly, any business that does not…

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