Imagine buying a couch and instead of your bank account going down, it went up $36,000. One woman in Southern California had that opportunity, but she gave the money back. What One Woman Found in a Free Couch She Bought on Craigslist Photo by DESIGNECOLOGIST on Unsplash While browsing Craigslist in search of a couch
“As traumatized children, we always dreamed that someone would come and save us. We never dreamed that it would, in fact, be ourselves as adults.” ~Alice Little Like most people, I used to run away from my pain. I did it in lots of different and creative ways. I would starve myself and only focus
I wholeheartedly agree with the LinkedIn article’s author, Bruce Anderson, who began by noting, “Many of the jobs that today’s students will be doing in 2030 haven’t been invented yet.” All we need do is reflect five-to-15 years back and realize that many jobs we have today—specialist roles in social media, search engine optimization (SEO),
Doctors across the U.S. are reporting a surge in requests for vasectomies following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade legal precedent that once guaranteed the federal right to an abortion, according to The Washington Post. Doug Stein, a urologist from Florida, a state that recently banned abortion past 15 weeks’ gestation,
Research has found that everybody is unique in how they learn best. We all have different strengths, talents, challenges, and ways of doing things. And learning is no different. Some people thrive in structured environments, others do best when they can go with the flow. There are students who learn best from books, from listening,
“Stop thinking in terms of limitations and start thinking in terms of possibilities.” ~Terry Josephson I was affected by the deadly poliovirus when I was six months old. Most people infected with it die. Even today, there is no cure for it. I miraculously survived, but lost my ability to walk. During the first twenty
Flying in economy class can be bad enough as airlines find new ways to shrink seats and increase prices for budget fliers, but ultra-long-haul flights in economy probably take the cake as the most uncomfortable way to fly. Air New Zealand, based on its home country’s geographic location, often has flight durations that reach double-digit
It’s no secret that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has had a lot of success in life and now he loves being able to give back — especially to his family members. In the past, he’s bought his mother, Ata Johnson, several houses, including one earlier this month that he filled with ancestral Samoan artifacts and
As a mom who works from home while caring for two young kids, I know all too well how easy is to get overwhelmed and stressed out. I also know the deep sense of regret and sometimes shame that bubble up when I lash out from a place of agitation (usually at my boyfriend, who’s
When Josh and Katie Pascoe mapped out their multi-province summer concert tour earlier this year they didn’t anticipate just how expensive it would be to fill their van’s gas tank. Most of their energy was focused on securing shows for their alt-folk band Fresh Breath after more than two years of pandemic shutdowns left them without earnings.
Takeaway: The reMarkable 2 is a beautiful digital tablet that feels like an analog one. If you have digital “paperwork” as part of yourday—you deal with a lot of PDFs or often make handwritten notes—or want the best tablet writing experience on the market, this is the tablet for you. You’ll need to swallow the device’s
What’s the difference between feeling hungry and having an appetite? We often use these phrases interchangeably to indicate that we want something to eat. However, there’s actually a difference between hunger and appetite that many don’t realize. Simply put, hunger refers to the physical need to eat, while appetite indicates a psychological desire to consume
“The truth you believe and cling to makes you unavailable to hear anything new.” ~Pema Chodron I was recently having dinner with a group of friends, and I casually mentioned that I’ve been making more effort in my life to help prevent climate change. Across the table, someone looked straight at me and said, “You
Health Canada is alerting Canadians to a patio umbrella recall, saying the umbrellas are a fire and burn hazard. The umbrellas, sold at Costco Canada, have been known to catch fire after the battery unit that powers the LED lights in the product overheats. Read more: ‘Full House’ star Jodie Sweetin violently shoved by LAPD
*Featured image contains photos by Fernand De Canne and David Cain on Unsplash It is very rare that a person does something for truly selfless reasons. Often, people do kind gestures with the aim of getting something in return. Whether it be praise and applause from strangers or a quid-pro-quo, people often have ulterior motives.
A North Vancouver house cat named Tigger is making TikTok headlines for winning a face-off with a black bear much larger than him. Gavin and Cameron Sturrock are rarely fazed by their two-year-old Bengal cat’s behaviour. Tigger is known for deterring dogs in their Canyon Heights neighbourhood, sparring with his feline brother Taz — even stealing
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Regrets, I’ve had a few. I’m sure you have, too. Every day we’re faced with decisions, some big, some small, all significant to varying degrees. Opting for one path means saying ‘no’ to infinite alternative outcomes. Because nothing is certain in life, it’s difficult to tell which choices will lead to the best outcomes. Regret
In life, balance really may be the key. This could be especially true for older adults. According to a new study, it may be possible to predict how long they’ll live based on how well they can balance on one foot. The inability to stand on one leg for 10 seconds is linked to nearly
Chris Pratt may be the envy of up-and-coming actors across the entertainment scene, but would you want his personal struggles, too? Over the last decade, the actor, who made his mark as Andy on the workplace sitcom Parks and Recreation, has risen steadily and unceasingly in prominence, knocking out one blockbuster after another. Whether you’re
“Let the beauty we love be what we do. There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.” ~Rumi “Isn’t this a miracle?” I asked myself in the milk aisle at Whole Foods. It was a Wednesday night after work, and I was buying a few staples to get us through the week.
Your Amazon Alexa may soon be able to replicate real, human voices — even those of your deceased loved ones. The company announced the new feature at it annual Re:Mars conference, which is focuses on innovation in artificial intelligence (AI). The update to Alexa’s system would allow the virtual assistant to mimic the voice of
Making sound decisions isn’t just something that happens by chance. Strong decision-making skills are honed over time with practice and experience. These skills often work in tandem with the use of specific tools that make selecting the right path more of a logical process, taking the guesswork out of making the best possible choice. One
When I tell people we’ve had a 4 Day Week since 2011, I think it’s fair to say most people are surprised, impressed and feel a glimmer of hope. There’s hope that the future of work is headed in a more human, happier and healthier direction. REST AND RECOVERY It’s easy to see how the
“Refuse to inherit dysfunction. Learn new ways of living instead of repeating what you lived through.” ~Thema Davis For anybody that experienced a chaotic childhood, stability in adulthood is unfamiliar territory. When you grow up in an environment where shouting is the norm, unstable relationships are all you observe, and moods are determined by others
Toronto and Vancouver might hog the spotlight when it comes to well-known Canadian cities, but it turns out Calgary is the best place to live – at least this year. The annual ranking of the world’s most liveable cities has been released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and 2022’s Global Liveability Index, and Canada
In mid-2022, singer-songwriter-rapper and body positivity icon Lizzo did something altogether rare for a celebrity — hell, it was rare for human beings in general. After her new single “GRRRLS” sparked heated discussions about ableist language, the “Truth Hurts” singer apologized for using the word “spaz.” But this is where she swerved from the usual response:
Burger King is serving a limited-edition “Proud Whopper” this month. The iconic burger is wrapped in rainbow paper that reads: “we’re all the same on the inside.” Target rolled out an extensive Pride product line of more than 250 items including clothing for adults, kids, and pets; books; party supplies; accessories; snacks; and home décor. Bath
“I can’t believe what I’m managing to get through.” ~Frank Bruni My worst fear was inflicted upon me three months ago: a cancer diagnosis—non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Out of nowhere! Truth be told though, lots of awful things that happen to us come suddenly out of nowhere—a car accident, suicide, heart attack, and yes, a diagnostic finding.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a plan to require tobacco companies to drastically reduce the amount of nicotine in cigarettes in an effort to make them less addictive and reduce the number of smoking-related illnesses and deaths each year. According to a document released by the White House Budget Office on