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THE MOST PROFOUND MAKEUP TUTORIAL YOU’LL EVER SEE. (IF YOU HAVE A DAUGHTER, SEND THIS HER WAY)

ELINA ST-ONGE | As a young girl, images of airbrushed models and “perfect” figures in magazines really impacted me. I began plastering my own face with thick layers of foundation as young as 15 years old because I worried I wouldn’t be liked without it. Now I am 25 years old and feel much better within my own skin… but it took me years ...

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NO YARD? NO PROBLEM: 5 DIY GARDEN PROJECTS FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T HAVE SPACE FOR A GARDEN

ALANNA KETLER | Gardening can be such a rewarding hobby for you, your family, your neighbours and some friends as well as there is much to benefit from. Aside from being rewarding for your mind and soul, it is also physically rewarding because you actually get to harvest the “fruits of your labor.” Being able to grow your own food means ...

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HUBBLE JUST DISCOVERED ANOTHER MOON HIDING AT THE BACK OF OUR SOLAR SYSTEM – HERE ARE THE DETAILS

ARJUN WALIA | NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope just found a small, dark moon orbiting Makemake, which is the second brightest icy dwarf planet in our system after Pluto in the Kulper Belt. Some of our readers might know NASA as an acronym for Never A Straight Answer, a term coined by former NATO allied supreme commander Robert Dean, but that doesn’t ...

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CHAKRAS 101: HOW TO TELL IF YOUR HEART CHAKRA NEEDS HEALING

DANIELLE FAGAN | Have you ever felt as though you’re carrying around a heaviness throughout your day? Or had a difficulty letting go of the past? Or find it hard to connect with others because you’re burdened with emotional pain? If so, the issue could be coming from your heart chakra. According to Eastern metaphysical theories of Ayurvedic Indian Medicine, there ...

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IS SCIENCE BULLSH*T? JOHN OLIVER EXPLAINS THE CORRUPTION BEHIND SCIENTIFIC STUDIES

ALANNA KETLER | Every day we are flooded with the newest that science has to offer. From morning talk shows and late night news to our social media feeds, it seems like there is a study to prove just about anything. I don’t know how many times I’ve come across a study that proves one thing and then another that proves the ...

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THE ANCIENT SCIENCE OF ASTROLOGY

CARMEN DI LUCCIO | Astrology is an ancient practice which is a combination of art and science, as it is both intuitive and technical. Based on the observation of the cosmos around us, it measures the energy influencing Earth and it’s inhabitants. It has been used for thousands of years by many different cultures and indigenous tribes across the globe, all of whom ...

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BLUEBERRY CHIA SEED JAM RECIPE

AMANDA MONTEIRO | I have to admit, I am not a fan of jam. I usually find it too sweet, and for obvious reasons: most jams are laden with processed sugar. In order for jam to get that jelly consistency, the fruit has to be boiled with sugar so that pectin can be released. You can buy your own pectin to reduce the amount of ...

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8 SCIENCE-BACKED REASONS THAT WILL MAKE YOU THINK TWICE ABOUT LYING

ALEXA ERICKSON | Lying: It’s generally considered taboo, yet people still do it every single day. Whether it’s a “white lie” or a “big fat lie,” people do it for all sorts of reasons, including as a means for avoiding conflict, getting ahead at something, and increasing their likability to others. It’s a part of human nature, but people don’t like ...

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WHY PICKING YOUR SKIN IS MORE THAN JUST A BAD HABIT

ANGELA HARTLIN | In May of 2013, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) was revised to update its current literature on mental health conditions to include ones that were previously unrecognized and categorize them according to their similar characteristics. The addition of Excoriation Disorder, aka “Dermatillomania,” brought validation to thousands of sufferers by giving acknowledgment from the medical field that this ...

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SUGAR IDENTIFIED AS TOP CAUSE FOR OBESITY & CANCER SURGE

ALEXA ERICKSON | It seems incredibly hard to avoid sugar these days, with so many processed foods containing some form of it. But as research continues to unravel how our modern world’s food supply harms our well-being, there seems to be a dire emphasis on sugar as one of the main culprits for diseases. The Credit Suisse Research Institute’s 2013 study concluded ...

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