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Archive For: LIFESTYLE

Are You Sure About That Double-Double?

coffeeWhy Drink Coffee?

There was a time when drinking coffee was considered bad for your health. Even today many coffee drinkers labour under this impression and often still seem reluctant to divulge how many cups of coffee they drink each …

 

Debt and Mental Health

The statistics below from a Royal College of Psychiatrists report show that debt is not only a financial problem it is also a major health issue:

What is the relationship between debt and mental health problems?

  • One in four
 

Companionship For Seniors

Wikipedia describes companionship – “ An interpersonal relationship is an association between two or more people that may range from fleeting to enduring.”

Are you a primary caregiver for an elderly parent or loved one, or are you a senior …

 

Three steps for addressing overwhelm

Challenge: The 21st century brings with it a new level in the state of "overwhelm." Every day we fit in errands to cover basic necessities, social time with friends and family, daily emails, phone calls and texts, caring for children, …

 

The Bounce

The other day I took time to sit in a nearby park and enjoy the sun. A group of teenage boys arrived and began to shoot hoops. They were playing a follow the leader type of game, where one would …

 

DON’T QUIT

A short while ago someone I’ve known for years told me they were giving up; quitting on something they had said was important to them. I was completely surprised by their announcement. After all, they had the resources and just …

 

The Cost of Clutter

Clutter takes up space, that’s obvious. But have you ever considered the cost of clutter? 55% of Americans park at least one car outside because their ‘stuff’ is filling up their garage. In Vancouver, with the price of real estate …

 

‘Hyperlocal’ Sites Deliver News without Newspapers

Hyperlocal News Blogger Vancouver

What is hyperlocal anyway? 

Generally, hyper-local refers to the movement away from mass media towards niche, local markets.

Hyperlocal publishing, location based services, news, daily deals, and local advertising.   ‘The Secret’ we think it’s something that happens in your …

 

Air Pollution Linked to Higher Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

Article from TIME magazine – Healthland.

http://healthland.time.com/2012/02/15/air-pollution-linked-to-higher-risk-of-heart-attack-and-stroke/

It’s not just an environmental hazard. Dirty air can impact health immediately after exposure.

By Alice Park | @aliceparkny | February 15, 2012 | 1

Click here to find out more!

 

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John Millar / Getty Images

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Warning! Don’t drink the water!

Let me explain why it is not a good idea to drink just any water, especially tap water and bottled water.

We live in an acidic world – and I’m not taking about your Aunt Mimi talking behind your back …

 

SAD, eh? Let’s light you up!!

Many of you have heard of Seasonal Affective Disorder and may even know someone who experiences it, especially in the dark days of a Vancouver winter. This condition is caused by a lack of exposure to sunlight. Symptoms include fatigue, …

 

On the Verge of Sleep Bankruptcy

According to recent sleep research, North Americans are accumulating sleep debt like penny-ante gamblers racking up IOUs.  During the week, instead of the recommended 8 hours, they get one hour and 6 minutes less.  Even on the weekend, it is …

 

What’s all the buzz about magnets?

Ever since Dr. Oz promoted the use of magnets on his popular TV show recently, more and more people are asking about the use of magnetic devices for health. Using magnets to promote good health is nothing new! In fact, …

 

The Rest of the Story…Getting Control!

You will recall what happened after being “Pink-Slipped” at 55+.  You could not get a job; nobody wanted you; you started your own business; you made no money; your EI ran out; you took early retirement; you started your own …

 

…The Rest of the Story… The Learning Curve

Your EI has run out, and you have taken out early retirement.  So, now you at least are earning $300 a month…woopee!  (They take 30% off for early retirement.)

However, that is not going to pay the bills, Right?  You …

 

Your Mission Statement

Have you noticed how businesses have a mission statement and make sure their employees know it? The business wants all the employees to contribute to their mission. They know if the business operates in alignment with its’ mission it has …

 

BC’s Best Kept Secret?

BC Public Library System A Leader In Collaborative Technology.

Were you aware that the Provincial Government, in partnership with libraries in BC, is one of the leading proponents of collaborative library technology in North America? The BC Libraries Cooperative, a …

 

What can we not live without?

Interesting question, isn’t it?  Some people would say, “my computer”, “my iPhone”, “my sweetheart”.  Let’s go one step deeper on the question:  What can we REALLY not live without?  What keeps us alive?  What, if we didn’t have it, would …