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Stop Judging Books by Their Covers

Stop Judging Books by Their Covers

You've heard people gossip about someone else. Perhaps you joined in! Maybe you heard the sordid details and thought to yourself "How could someone do something like that?" People tend to thrive on gossip - even shows and movie plots are centered around it.   ...

Putting a Stop to the Exploitation of Women in Media

Putting a Stop to the Exploitation of Women in Media

Every day, women and young girls are objectified and exploited across various mediums of media. Social media posts, movies, magazine ads, album cover art - women are used as an item to make a product more attractive to a consumer. The media plays into stereotypical...

Cooking for the Season

Cooking for the Season

Autumn is nearly over, and colder weather has begun to set in. With the holidays quickly approaching, I love this time of year for so many reasons. For one, I like to take this time to try some new, warm, vegan recipes, as well as perfect my favourites. All I need to...

How Music Benefits the Body and Soul

How Music Benefits the Body and Soul

As an outpouring of the spirit of man, music is a universal language capable of touching people's inner being in ways that words often cannot. A line from The Mourning Bride, a play by William Congreve is "Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast, to soften...

Coping with Stress During Emotional Hardships

Coping with Stress During Emotional Hardships

Life will throw you into situations that are out of your control. Some of these situations may be stressful or difficult to cope with, and in turn, may affect the state of your mental health. While we do not always have full control over what happens in our life, we...

The Benefits of a Broken Heart

The Benefits of a Broken Heart

Heartbreak is inevitable. It is one of those aspects of this imperfect life that we must face at some time. Yes, there are couples who have been together for what seems like forever, but even the perfect high school sweethearts can’t avoid it. Heartbreak doesn’t have...

Tips for Top-Notch Gut Health

Tips for Top-Notch Gut Health

The gut is one of the more sensitive organs in our bodies, heavily influenced by our diet and external factors. Almost 40% of people have reported experiencing digestive symptoms like heartburn, acid reflux, or upset stomach - many on more than one occasion....

Tips for Top-Notch Gut Health

Tips for Top-Notch Gut Health

The gut is one of the more sensitive organs in our bodies, heavily influenced by our diet and external factors. Almost 40% of people have reported experiencing digestive symptoms like heartburn, acid reflux, or upset stomach - many on more than one occasion....