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  • Living and Dying

    With the work I do I often come in contact with doomed people, people who have been told by traditional text book doctors to prepare for their end, “You are dying”, they are told.  This is a lie. It is a lie on many fronts, first of all if we use the medical term “dying”,…

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  • Stomp Out Bullying

    Brenda Neuts, the mother of Myles and Dane wanted to treat her boys to lunch at McDonald's on her day off from work. Instead, she decided to make her way home from the supermarket to pack away her perishable goods. Upon arriving home, she started to unpack her groceries when the telephone rang. It would…

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  • Child Poverty and Education

    I know most of us kids think that school is a hassle or that we don’t get enough allowance. However, most of us don’t realize the reality of other kids in other countries who would love to be in our position. Poverty is a global issue. Almost half the world lives in poverty! How many…

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  • Chinese History on a Budget

    I had always been fascinated by Chinese culture as a child. My mother’s grandfather being Chinese may have had something to do with it, but my mother’s family grew up in Ecuador though. My mother grew up involved in Chinese/Ecuadorian specific clubs and culture in her hometown. There was, and still is, a Chinese population…

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  • Summer Reading Challenge

    By the time this article goes to print, your child will probably uttered the following statement a dozen times by now…”I’m bored. There’s nothing to do.” Our children look forward to summer vacation as early as June 1st. But, by July 1st, they miss everything about school. Well almost everything. They certainly don’t miss the…

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  • Nature Walk

    One of the challenges that most of us face is staying motivated to exercise. To stay motivated try exercising outdoors, people who exercise outside tend to stick with their exercise programs more consistently than those who train indoors. If you’re having trouble being consistent, consider going outdoors.The wonderful thing about getting outside and into nature…

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  • Glimpse of Asia

    In a lot of fantasy movies, many people see amazing landscapes and complex cultures that they crave to experience. Sadly, the movie ends and they are left thinking that those fantastical views and cultures are false. Well fear not, because the real world itself is a wondrous place. One of the places that has an…

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  • Dads in today’s world

    There is no doubt that most men have proven themselves more than able to care for our little ones. They may not have the natural instincts that mothers have but they have stuck it out and shown that they too can equally contribute to raising our children. In recent times many men have become stay…

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  • Magic Never Dies

    Magical Arts Specialist, Jack was born in Riga, Latvia, a country in Europe. As a young boy, he was an average kid with a life full of trials and tribulations. Always aiming for the stars, Jack longed for a taste of success and began to experiment with life itself in order to escape his difficult…

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  • Suicide: The Painful Truth

    Suicide has become increasingly disturbing in recent years, especially among teens around the world. In children, it is quite tricky and can make a diagnosis incredibly difficult. Some depressed children can appear to be happy when in fact they are immersed in suicidal thoughts. Many adults are terrible at hiding their depressive state of mind.…

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  • Many Reasons to Love Cycling

    Now that spring is in the air we all want to spend more time outdoors. Taking up cycling could be one of the best health decisions you can make. Increase Exposure to Daylight - Exercising outside exposes you to more daylight as most of us have been hibernating in the winter. This helps get your…

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  • Good Peer Pressure vs. Bad Peer Pressure

    Peer pressure or social pressure, can happen anywhere, to anyone. First off, what is peer/social pressure? Peer/social pressure is when you do something or change your attitude toward something because of the influence of others. For example, skipping class because others are doing it and making you feel like it’s the ‘cool’ thing to do,…

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  • Students and Stress

    Stress is a term that we hear more and more often. Unfortunately, stress is not limited to adults. Students and children can also become victims of stress. Students spend quite a bit of their day at schools and as a result, teachers and staff may observe certain behaviours that may suggest your child is stressed.…

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  • Sex Ed in Schools

    It is the hope of this educator that the safety, health (physical and mental), and well-being of all students are being addressed in rich and dignified ways that not only honours and is sensitive to parental concerns, but ultimately prepares and equips our students for an ever changing world of tomorrow. It is as an…

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  • A Surprisingly Cool Vacation Destination

    While planning my vacation last year, I was faced with the usual Caribbean options. The thing is, I don’t like to go to the same vacation spot twice. That’s why a Groupon offer caught my attention with special pricing to Iceland. Surprisingly, I knew a handful of friends who had already gone to Iceland. The…

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  • Managing Life’s Stresses

    Our lives teeter between an unrelenting whirlwind of chaotic demands and unending and merciless torrent of unreasonable requests. Our lives consist of insatiable, forever wanting offspring to at times uncompromising spouses. Our lives dance to the whip of uncompromising taskmasters while we cower in fear from relentless hordes of collectors and never ending obligations. The…

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  • 72 Hours in Tortola

    Tortola is nature’s beautiful little secret nestled in the Caribbean. It is a vacationer’s dream paradise. Once considered a sleepy island; this mysterious place now exudes positive energy. It is often visited by cruise ships and throngs of eager visitors soaking up its breathtaking beaches and powdery sandy shores. They indulge in the delectable island…

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