Monthly Archives: May 2014

Smoking and your body – what happens when you quit?

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Smoking and your body – what happens when you quit?Are you thinking of taking that all-important first step towards stopping smoking? Quitting smoking is absolutely one of the best things you can do for yourself, and the better informed you are, the better your chances of remaining free of cigarettes for the rest of your life.

Positive health side effects

The health benefits of quitting smoking are tremendous, and you will feel noticeable differences within just 72 hours (taste, smell, breath). The positive side effects in your health and in your pocket (the costs of cigarettes is incredibly high!) are well worth the effort it takes to quit. No matter how long you’ve smoked, there are immediate benefits to quitting:

Within eight hours of quitting smoking
  • Carbon monoxide levels
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DIY Mother’s Day gift ideas

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DIY Mother's Day Gift IdeasWith Mother’s Day swiftly approaching, you may be stressing about what to get for the mother in your life. Instead of going out and buying a traditional gift such as jewelry or gift cards, why not make your own Mother’s Day gift? Try your hand at one of the ideas below, or get your own creative juices flowing!

Custom throw pillow

Plain canvas throw pillows are easy to find at craft stores and online suppliers. Available in a variety of different sizes, plain throw pillows are easy and fun to customize while still having a professionally-made look. Use fabric paint or markers to draw your own unique designs or write a special message. If you are handy with a needle …

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It’s not unlucky to be a girl

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It's not unlucky to be a girl“Girls are the most powerful force for change on the planet.”
– The Girl Effect

Saturday, March 8th was International Women’s Day and it got me thinking about being a teenage girl in Canada, and how, with so many resources and opportunities at our fingertips, we have the power to change the world. International Women’s day was founded in 1988 and was created to celebrate achievements in women’s equality and freedom. My mom has always been a strong advocate for women’s leadership and addressing the challenges that women face in male dominated environments. I think that’s why I’ve always been someone who dreams big and who never sets limits on things I want to accomplish because I’ve had a …

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