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  • 72 Hours in Hawaii

    Photo credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson Islands: Maui, Kauai, Oahu Hawaii is one of the places we imagine when we think of a vacation in paradise. The long stretches of sandy beaches and coral reefs alive with vibrant colours calls us to its bosom. Hawaii is a hub for bold arts and…

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  • A Walk In The 16th Century

    New York Renaissance Faire recently celebrated their 38th Anniversary. The faire, located in Tuxedo, New York, is a rollicking romp through the Elizabethan England era, set within the Sterling Forest. Fans and guests traveled back in time and joined Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I, on a grand visit to the faire based in the…

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  • Ponchos & Capes

    Fall is one of the seasons for ponchos and capes. We could see some favourites reinvented with bolder, chicer looks and what’s better than a good blend of fashion and comfort. The versatile poncho, currently trending, has the feel of a cape and is quickly becoming a hit on the streets. Capes and ponchos continue…

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  • Stay Fit This Winter

    While it may be easy to hide those extra pounds under thick coats and sweaters, it may be wiser to stay in shape throughout the year, and while we may not be able to control the weather we can have some control of our mood. Exercising is said to be one of the best ways…

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  • Music in School: How Soon is too Soon?

    “I don’t want my child to start a class in music when music is something she may never use in her adult life. I’ve heard that music is good for the logical side of the brain and I am not debating this, but I also know adults who have never learnt to play a musical…

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  • Ice Wine

    Niagara-on-the Lake in Ontario, is said to be home of some of the finest Icewines in the world. This is mainly because Canada fulfills a major Icewine making prerequisite, its famous cold temperatures. I recently had the opportunity to visit a few wineries in Niagara on- the-Lake. While it was quite the sampling experience, time…

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  • Being a Friend

    I felt myself falling...floating. Then my eyes opened and I was on the floor. It was 7:30 as I had planned on waking up. Since school started at 8:30, it meant that I had enough time. I quickly showered, brushed my teeth…the typical morning routine. I grabbed my backpack and again, glanced at my clock…

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  • A Body of Goodness

    Going back to ancient China, teas were commonly enjoyed hot or iced. Tea is a hot drink made by infusing the dried, crushed leaves of the tea plant in boiling water and is one of the most enjoyed drinks worldwide. Black, Green, Oolong, White, and Pu’erh, listed by their strength, come from the Camellia sinensis,…

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  • Tres Leches Recipe

    Tres Leches, which is Spanish for Three Milks, is not only popular in Central America but also in South America, North America  and many parts of the Caribbean. It is possibly the most popular cake in Mexico. What may appear to be an ordinary vanilla frosted pound cake is in  fact a robustly rich, sweet, moist,…

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  • Caribbean Carnival in Toronto

    Thousands queued in at the Lakeshore-Boulevard waterfront join the Bank of Nova Scotia for its 48th Toronto Caribbean Carnival over the summer. The carnival, which is said to be one of North America’s largest Caribbean parade, is an international cultural phenomenon where the city explodes with the pulsating rhythms and melodies of calypso, soca, reggae,…

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  • Thai Pumpkin Soup

    Perfect for leftover Halloween pumpkin Thai Pumpkin Soup is a quick, easy and healthy meal packed with flavour. This recipe consists of five main ingredients; pumpkin puree, chicken/vegetable broth, coconut milk, sugar and lime juice, creating the perfect blend of sweet, spicy and savory. To make your own pumpkin puree, simply add diced pumpkin to…

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  • 10 Travel Destinations in Canada

    Photo Credits/ Image Courtesy: (Niagara Falls) dexchao at FreeDigitalPhotos.net; (Cavendish Beach) artur84 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net; (L’Anse aux Meadows) Gualberto107 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net; (Hotel de Glace) Xavier Dachez; (Thermëa) Photolux/Thermëa; (Anthabasca Glacier) Vichaya Kiatying- Angsulee at FreeDigitalPhotos.net; (Great Bear Rainforest) moggara12 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net; (Mount Logan) caminoel at FreeDigitalPhotos.net; (Dogsledding) Poulsen Photo at FreeDigitalPhotos.net; (Bay of Dundy) 9comeback at…

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  • Two Dominating Traits of Humans

    It is said that the human race is a complex species. We have behaviors that may never be fully understood. Perhaps the worst and best qualities humans possess are insecurity and generosity. Insecurity is defined as someone lacking in confidence or experiencing degrees of uncertainty or anxiety about themselves. It is like an infection of…

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  • The World on your Fingers

    Access to the Internet is perhaps one of the best things that has happened in our time. We use it for almost everything. It is our library of books, movies, music, and friends. It keeps us busy and entertained at the same time. The Internet affects our generation the most, but as children now born…

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  • Do I Live to Please

    Do we wake up and ask ourselves, “Do I love myself for who I am?” or “Do I love myself for others?” Too often we care more about what others think of us. Sometimes it is in an effort to be popular, the fear of disappointing or a desperate attempt for attention. Change is sometimes…

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  • Being Proactive in your Child’s Academic Life

    Another school year is well underway and while our children may have already adjusted to their new teachers and schedules, it does not mean that our jobs as parents have gotten easier. If anything, this is a crucial time to be proactive in our children’s academic life since this is the beginning of school. With…

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  • Broaches & Pearls

    One can expect the return of classic pearls and broaches, and some modern chunky jewellery, like statement necklaces and layering. Pearls are also added to the list of classy, yet chic, jewellery this fall. They are loved for their versatility because a string of pearls can be worn with a pair of jeans or the…

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