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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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  • Football in Europe

    Football is a game of fierce competition, sportsmanship and massive international followings. Since it holds a title of debatably being one of the most popular sports in the world, many don’t know where its origins come from or the reasons why it’s played as it is. The origin of football can be traced back to…

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  • Swiss Wine Uncovered

    Makers of perhaps the finest chocolates in the world, superior quality watches and knives, producer of over 450 kinds of cheeses, Switzerland is also home to over forty wine grape varieties with over 1.1 million hectolitres of wine produced yearly from its six large wine regions. With a wine making history of over 800 years,…

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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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  • Fashion Forward Spring 2016

    As we usher in spring-summer 2016 hottest trends such as negligees, magpie, and Bohemia, let’s not forget shimmer, lace, prints and embellishments. Designers such as Balenciaga, Roberto Cavalli, Alberta Ferretti, Prada, and Valentino unveiled this year’s spring-summer fashion. With gender duality in mind, Pantone unveiled the colours of the year, Serenity and Rose Quartz. All-white,…

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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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  • The Squad Initiation

    I walked out the door for another day of what seems to be a long hard year of high school. It’s not the classes that I think are hard, but my social ‘position’/‘rank’ at school.  There is this one group of girls who are very popular, swag, and let’s say well known in school. Pretty…

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  • A Simple Penny on Playing Card Experiment

    Born on January 4, 1643, in the United Kingdom, Sir Isaac Newton, philosopher, astronomer, mathematician and physicist remains one of the greatest science minds that ever existed. In 1687, Newton published what has been called the greatest influential book on physics, Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica. Newton died on March 31, 1727 in London. During his…

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  • Poached Pear

    Poaching, a cooking technique that is approximately ten thousand years old, is used to create many savory and sweet dishes. Three important factors to remember when using this technique are temperature, volume of the liquid, and timing. Foods cooked using this method can either be entirely or partially immersed in the liquid. Poached pear, a perfect fall or…

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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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  • Timeless Gold

    Gold jewelry, ladies, does it ever go out of style? Of course not! Gold is classic and timeless and it’s in fashion this spring on the runways of London, Milan and Paris. Gold, a warm metal, is gaining a lot of attention this spring. It can be worn bold and chunky, simple and delicate, as well as layering…

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  • Remember Me?

    If I ever have to have a past, I'd prefer it to be multiple choice. Will you remember me like a God? Will you forget me like a fly on the wall? The people in white tell me, "There's nothing wrong with you." But you and I both know that there's plenty wrong with me.…

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  • Sapphire Eyes

    Why do I feel loved inside the hurricane? I am the kite you see in the sky, trying to escape from all real reasons. For all I need is to fall into your eyes… into the fire… into the wild and somehow all is right with the world. For the flame that once burned is…

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  • The Making of a King

    Samraj Jaimungal (Rikki Jai) was once a simple boy with a big dream, a knack for memorizing lyrics and a melodious voice. Twenty five years ago, he knew that singing was the only option he wanted. He then began to toy around with what would eventually become a career, and the making of the king…

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